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Local Motors Strati 3D-printed car concept

Local Motors Announces Lightweight Car Challenge: Video

What's the best way to improve nearly every aspect of a car's performance? Make it lighter. Shedding weight is guaranteed to make a car both better to drive and more fuel efficient, and that's why innovative crowd-sourcer Local Motors is hoping to spur a major development in automotive dieting with... read more

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Local Motors Strati 3D-printed car concept

Local Motors Announces Winner of 3D-Printed Car Design Contest

Crowd-sourced carmaker Local Motors recently announced the winner of its first "3D Printed Car Design Challenge". The contest—which attracted over 200... read more June 10, 2014 by 

Local Motors Rally Fighter

Local Motors Plans To 3D Print A Car

Steel stamping and production lines? That's so last-year--what you really want is a 3D printed car. MUST SEE: 1969 Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra Jet Found In Pristine Condition... read more March 17, 2014 by 

Local Motors Rally Fighter online configurator

Local Motors Launches Rally Fighter Online Configurator: Video

Local Motors has taken its open collaboration, local-building approach to making vehicles and made it even more fun to participate--by giving users an online configurator for... read more August 26, 2013 by 

Jay Leno with the Local Motors Rally Fighter

Local Motors Brings Its Rally Fighter To Jay Leno’s Garage: Video

If you asked us to describe what Local Motors’ Rally Fighter was, we’d have a hard time filling in the blanks after the phrase “a coupe.” While... read more January 25, 2013 by 

Anthony Franze's BMW Reward Me concept

BMW and Local Motors Pick Urban Automotive Technology Winners

In September, we told you that BMW was partnering with automotive crowdsourcing expert Local Motors for an urban automotive technology design contest. The idea was simple... read more November 7, 2012 by 

Anej Kostrevic's winning design entry, the Domino's Pack

Local Motors And Domino’s Select Ultimate Delivery Vehicle Design

Last August we brought you news that Domino’s Pizza was collaborating with Local Motors, creator of the Rally Fighter, to crowdsource the “Ultimate Delivery... read more October 22, 2012 by 

BMW teams with Local Motors on the 'Urban Driving Experience Challenge'

BMW Teams With Local Motors On Future Urban Automotive Technology

Over the years, BMW has been an industry leader in the development of automotive technology. In 1972, BMW was the first to use a radar-based distance warning in its BMW Turbo... read more September 19, 2012 by 

Domino's and Local Motors join forces to create the Ultimate (Pizza) Delivery Vehicle

Local Motors, Domino's Crowdsourcing 'Ultimate Delivery Vehicle': Video

The open-source minds behind the Local Motors Rally Fighter have joined forces with Domino's pizza to conceive the Ultimate Delivery Vehicle. And you (or people like you) are... read more August 13, 2012 by 

Local Motors Rally Fighter

Local Motors 'Forges' Its Community Development Interface

As many auto fans know, Local Motors used an open development platform that welcomed public input in developing its wild, off-road-ready desert racer named the Rally Fighter... read more November 4, 2011 by 

Local Motors Rally Fighter

The Next Rally Fighter? Local Motors Announces New Design Competition

Back in March of 2008, a start-up brought a new paradigm to the automotive world. That start-up was Local Motors, a Massachusetts-based venture that believed it could build... read more May 19, 2011 by 

DARPA, Local Motors team for XC2V Design Challenge

DARPA Taps Local Motors, Public For Crowd-Sourced XC2V Military Support Vehicle

The XC2V (Experimental Crowd-derived Combat-support Vehicle) Design Challenge is underway, and it's perhaps one of the weirdest--and coolest--military competitions in recent... read more February 14, 2011 by 

Local Motors' Rally Fighter showing off

Video: Local Motors Rally Fighter Kicks Sand In Your Face

Freakishly shaped, crowd-designed, and "open source," the Local Motors Rally Fighter is unique even among the world of purpose-built dirt bashers. It's also a ton of fun to... read more February 2, 2011 by 

Local Motors Rally Fighter

2010 SEMA Preview: Local Motors Open-Source Rally Fighter

"Open source" is a phrase not too many people outside the computer software world understand. But it's a concept Local Motors is trying to bring to the automotive world, with... read more October 26, 2010 by 

Local Motors Rally Fighter

Video: Local Motors Rally Fighter Gets Freaky In The Dirt

Sourcing its vehicle design from a community of contributors and using micro-factory retailers to build and distribute them, the Local Motors concept is a new take on car... read more February 12, 2010 by 

Local Motors to build Rally Fighter Concept

Local Motors to build Rally Fighter Concept

For anyone unfamiliar with Local Motors, it’s a start-up based in Massachusetts that specializes in small-scale automotive manufacturing and design with a skew towards... read more August 5, 2008 by 


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