The UFC Tag Teams Reebok for a Workout Plus Collaboration

By | October 18, 2018

The UFC is celebrating its 25th anniversary by teaming up with Reebok for a commemorative Workout Plus model. The classic sneaker — which rose to fame in 1993, the same year the UFC was established — arrives in a black and red colorway that mimics the leather used on UFC gloves.

The low-top silhouette features a premium black leather upper, red satin inner lining, silver metallic embroidered branding at the custom tongue patches and Reebok logo on the side, and embossed 25th Anniversary insignia at the heel counter. A clean white cupsole rounds out the silhouette while custom insoles displaying iconic UFC fight posters nod to the sport’s history.

Fans will also have a chance to win the UFC 25th anniversary Time Capsule, which includes a pair of the UFC x Reebok Workout Plus sneaker, vintage trading cards and fight posters, a replica ticket from UFC 1, and a 25th anniversary hat and T-shirt. The giveaway will take place on November 20 via Reebok’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

If you just want to pick up the UFC x Reebok Workout Plus sneaker, it releases on October 19 for $95 USD at Reebok’s web store and UFCstore.com.

For a similar colorway on a different model, check out the Nike ACG Dog Mountain in “Triple Black” with red laces.

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Subaru: How Far You’ve Come

By | October 18, 2018

Subaru’s first “real” car introduced the boxer engine and front-wheel drive. Quirky and innovative, it demonstrated Subaru wasn’t afraid to forge its own path.

The FF-1, which came to the States in 1969 just after the 360, was the first Subaru to use a version of the horizontally opposed boxer engine the marque became known for. But it was home to other nifty quirks, including inboard front brakes and a dual-radiator cooling system that eliminated the need for a fan.

1969 FF-1

Although the sheetmetal looks paper-thin, the FF-1 feels far more substantial than the 360, and with 62 hp from its 1.1-liter engine, it’s slow but not suicidally so. It’s also noisy (apparently Subaru had not yet discovered sound insulation) with a flat-four soundtrack any Volkswagen Beetle driver would find familiar. An ingenious center-pivot rack-and-pinion steering system mimics the 360’s feather-light feel. Primitive relative to today’s offerings, the FF-1 compared well with contemporary imports such as the Volkswagen Beetle, Fiat 128, and Datsun 510. Subaru sold just 325 the first year, but sales increased steadily, with 40,000 FF-1s finding homes over its five-year run. The FF-1 laid the groundwork for the 1973 GL/DL, which would adopt all-wheel drive in 1975 and set the pattern for Subaru’s future.

The Outback and Forester put Subaru on the map for a new breed of buyers, but the WRX brought the brand to the attention of serious drivers.

Although the horsepower numbers sound modest, older WRXs are still a kick to drive. This is a 2008 model, the second iteration to appear in the United States.

Impreza WRX

The WRX was born of Subaru’s participation in the FIA World Rally Championship. Introduced in Japan and Europe in 1998 and brought to the U.S. for the 2002 model year, its combination of 227 turbocharged horsepower and all-wheel drive made it a novelty, and the sub-$25,000 base price made it the best performance bargain on the market. After Automobile’s yearlong Four Seasons test of a WRX wagon, we chastised Subaru for not bringing it to the States sooner. “What on earth were they thinking,” we wrote, “to deny enthusiasts one of the performance-car icons of the end of the 20th century?”

The 1975 DL/GL wagon was the first Subaru to offer four-wheel drive, presaging the crossover craze that would hit the United States some 30 years later.

1975 DL/GL

Today, when buyers can choose from several humdrum family haulers that offer 250-hp turbo engines and all-wheel drive, the WRX’s specs seem unimpressive—yet the original is still a thrill to drive. Turbo lag, now regarded as a negative, adds a level of drama and anticipation, and the obtrusive gear whine evokes a racing machine tuned more for speed than refinement. Push the WRX into a corner, and it goes; push harder, and it goes faster, egging its driver on. Granted, a modern Honda Accord 2.0T is nearly as quick to 60 mph—but a decade and a half on, the original WRX still makes you grin like an idiot.




































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Congratulations Are in Order – Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner Are Married!

By | October 18, 2018

Karlie Kloss is officially off the market! On Thursday evening, three months after the 26-year-old model announced their engagement, Karlie and Joshua Kushner tied the knot. The pair were married in a small Jewish ceremony in upstate New York, with Karlie wearing a custom lace Dior gown. The Project Runway host shared the news of their wedding on her Twitter page with a sweet photo of the newlyweds, captioned, “10.18.2018 ❤️”.

“The wedding was intimate and moving. The couple was beaming with happiness,” a source told People.

The model has been dating the 33-year-old venture capitalist since 2012. Joshua proposed with a stunning cushion cut diamond with a diamond pavé band. Congrats to the newlyweds!

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How Many Great-Grandchildren Does the Queen Have? Get to Know Her Smallest Royal Relatives

By | October 18, 2018

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child, and along with the potential of earning a fancy title and A-list godparents, the new addition will also be joining an elite squad of adorable (and slightly mischievous) royal cousins when they become the queen’s eighth great-grandchild.

As you may know, Queen Elizabeth II has four children – Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward – who have two kids each. So, who are the youngsters that the queen is proud to call her great-grandchildren? Keep reading to learn more about Her Majesty’s seven smallest relatives before they become a pack of eight!

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