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Have you seen this cool alligator bike or ‘gatorbike’! A charity fundraiser decided to spread an entire alligator skin over a custom-built chopper motorbike and sell 1,000 raffle tickets at a snappy £75 each.

Jim Jablon, owner of the Wildlife Rehab centre in Hernando, Florida, devised the GatorBike to raise funds for the charity, which rescues neglected or abused exotic pets. The 120mph reptilian ride features the skin and skull of an alligator culled and donated by state officials. ‘I thought, “Why not put it to good use?”’ said the 45-year-old.

The skin is detachable but the head is fixed perm-anently into the handlebars and has the speedometer implanted into the back of the skull. And the prize draw is set to be just as quirky as the toothy two-wheeler itself – with the winning ticket to be plucked from a pool full of alligators by a 22-year-old model. ‘It’s not dangerous,’ said Mr Jablon. ‘We’re not going to tie a chicken to her or anything.’

Check out this cool life size Tron legacy bike from the forthcoming movie ‘Tron Legacy’ due out December 2010. Fans of Tron Legacy movie will be able to opt for a much smaller version in the autumn when it releases its new toy range of characters and vehicles.

 

Trailer of Tron Legacy (Due out Dec 2010)

This cool concept car called the ‘Hussar Dakar’ could be a glimpse into the future of high-speed, off-road rally racing and is a creation of designer Klaud Wasiak.

The Hussar Dakar is inspired by Polish winged cavalry uniforms of the 18th century, giving this vehicle a dramatic rear wing structure that has both aesthetic and functional qualities. Inside, the driver is seated at a central position, with a lower, tiered section with two seats for a navigator and engineer.

That engineer maintains and controls the non-driven parts of the vehicle, including those wings which provide aerodynamic boosts as well as kinetic energy generation from movement.