This custom Ducati Scrambler 1100 by CC Racing Garage is a thing of beauty

A motorcycle customized by CC Racing Garage has won a big prize.

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Marco Graziani of CC Racing Garage customized a Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special motorcycle with a design so fit it won the third edition of Custom Rumble, a contest organized by Ducati Scrambler dedicated exclusively to custom bikes.

Each motorcycle that was entered was judged by a jury of experts including actor Nicholas Hoult, the riders Chaz Davies and Andrea Dovizioso, the founder of BikeShed Dutch Van Someren, and the Italian customizer of Officine Rossopuro Filippo Barbacane.

Ducati Scrambler 1100 FT by Marco Graziani of CC Racing Garage

Ducati Scrambler 1100 FT by Marco Graziani of CC Racing Garage

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The model that won was part of the Bully category, a section of the entries that was dedicated to the Scrambler Ducati 110. There were no restrictions on the the of bike or style that designers had to create for their entry.

Graziani started with a Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special. The model is considered the sportiest Scrambler ever made. It retails starting at $15,095 and includes Öhlins forks and suspensions, a 1,079 cc air-cooled L-twin engine, traction control, three ride modes (Active, Journey, City), and machine-finished aluminum belt covers. The power plant delivers 86 horsepower and 65 pound-feet of torque.

When new, the bike rode on 10-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels. Up front were two semi-floating disc brakes matched with Brembo calipers. Out back is a disc brake and one-piston floating caliper.

Originally the model had a black seat with yellow stitching, black side panels with yellow underpanels, and a dual-element LCD instrument panel.

He customized the color, graphics, seat, and exhaust. He kept the headlight, rear, and tank similar to the original because he saw them as key elements of traditional Scrambler design.

During the qualification phase, which included nearly 5,000 users of the Ducati Scrambler community that voted at, the Scrambler 110 FT received the highest number of votes. It would take the crown after receiving the best score from the judges.

As the winner, Graziani received a Beta workbench including the complete tool kit.

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The 2022 Acura TLX has the technology enabled.

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Toyota and Lexus announced that the WarnerMedia RIDE app would be coming to their models earlier this year. Now, Honda and Acura will be offering the same.

On certain Wi-Fi enabled Honda and Acura vehicles, AT&T unlimited in-car Wi-Fi users will have access to the WarnerMedia RIDE app. The app allows users to connect multiple devices in their vehicles to browse, stream and share premium content from the WarnerMedia library while on the road.

Honda and Acura vehicle owners have been able to use their on-board modem as a hot spot for connecting up to seven devices since 2017. Models compatible for the new tech include the Acura RDX (2019-present), Acura TLX (2021), and Acura MDX (2022) across all trim levels. Honda vehicles with the tech include Accord (2018-present, Touring), Odyssey (2018-present; Touring, Elite), Insight (2019-present, Touring)., Passport (2019-present; Touring, Elite)., and Pilot (2019-present; Touring, Elite, Black Edition).

The WarnerMedia RIDE App allows passengers to access 1,000+ hours of live and on-demand entertainment. The app includes hit TV shows and movies from top brands such as Cartoon Network, CNN, HBO Max, TBS, TNT and TruTV, spanning animation, entertainment, news, sports and more.

WarnerMedia RIDE appThe WarnerMedia RIDE app allows users to choose their own avatar.Photo courtesy of Acura

Users can set up profiles and personalize their user exerpience with an avatar from the WarnerMedia library. Profiles also ensure age-appropriate content with options for adults to restrict access to their profiles with an access code.

"Wireless connectivity and connected car services continue to be key features for customers and our long-standing relationship with AT&T continues to be one way we deliver exciting new content to Honda and Acura owners," said Art St. Cyr, vice president of North American Auto Strategy for American Honda. "Honda will continue working to enhance the in-car experience, including the capabilities of the AT&T network and access to top content with WarnerMedia RIDE."

"We're always looking for new and innovative ways to elevate the connected car experience for our customers. With WarnerMedia RIDE, we are delivering a connected experience that's perfect for journeys," said Joe Mosele, vice president, Mobility & Internet of Things, AT&T. "Our collaboration is keeping Honda and Acura owners connected wherever they travel with hours of news and entertainment for the whole family."

WarnerMedia RIDE is available now in the App Store and on Google Play for all U.S. unlimited data plan subscribers. WarnerMedia RIDE is included at no additional cost for existing and new unlimited subscribers.

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The engine bay is decorated with images of the American flag.

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A new customized 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pays tribute to members of the U.S. military. Karl Kustoms, a Chevrolet Performance retailer and custom shop, recently completed the build in partnership with Bad Boy Vettes. Nearly every panel of the Corvette has been modified to honor a military branch. Even the underside of the hood and engine bay have been artistically sprayed.

"It is a privilege to take on a custom project like this and use our skills to honor our nation's military," Clint Quesinberry, Digital Marketing Specialist. "This Memorial Day, we are proud to recognize those who served."

Karl Kustons US military 2016 Chevrolet CorvetteThe model started its life as a 2016 Chevy Corvette.Photo courtesy of Karl Kustoms

Unique features include detailed lettering of the words "Honor, Duty, Country", three words given an important place in military history after they were uttered by General Douglas MacArthur in 1962 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as part of his farewell address. There's also imagery of a U.S. Army helicopter firing at a Russian helicopter, a serviceman with a German Shepard, the U.S.S. Iowa battleship, and Arlington Cemetery stones with Medal of Honor recipients from each major conflict.

Karl Kustons US military 2016 Chevrolet CorvetteMilitary imagery features throughout the body work.Photo courtesy of Karl Kustoms

The car was created as a full-time show car and is currently on display at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It will remain there through the end of 2021 before traveling throughout the country at a variety of car events throughout 2022.

The customized Corvette is also a contender for the 2021 International Show Car Association (ISCA) Car of the Year.

Karl Kustons US military 2016 Chevrolet CorvetteImagery is featured on the body and under the hood.Photo courtesy of Karl Kustoms

"We did what we could to take this thing over the top," said Ed Birmingham, Karl Kustoms Painter. "I sat there for hours doing the detail work. I spent more time than I would normally spend on a hood, but it all paid off."

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