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Local Motors – US Army CoCreate Make-a-Thon Vehicle Build Update

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

In this video, Giovani from Local Motors gave an update on the company’s enhancements to the Kawasaki Teryx 750cc for the purpose of the Army CoCreate Make-a-Thon. CoCreate is a Rapid Equipping Force-sponsored crowd sourcing effort that nominates operational challenges and works to fulfill those shortfalls with a material solution.

The goal of the Make-a-Thon was to develop a Mobile Command Post that supports dismounted soldier operations. Two Make-a-Thons were held for the MCP: the first, held December 9th-13th of last year, was for design concepts and first iteration prototyping. The second, which took place January 13th-16th, was held to further refine the community-developed design of the MCP.

Army CoCreate is an online community developed by Local Motors and the Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF).

BTW, nice shirt Giovanni.

Local Motors Shop

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Local Motors Shop

Local Motors has set up an online store where apparel, accessories, and other products can be purchased, including several of Local Motors’ own custom-built vehicles.

At the time of writing, they’ve also got a special deal running on their Paracord bracelets – get a Local Motors decal sticker with purchase.

Disruptive Tech – Army CoCreate

Friday, October 18th, 2013

You’re welcomed to the Army CoCreate website with this statement:

Do you have an idea, big or small, about a Soldier challenge that needs to be solved? Post it below. Vote for ideas that interest you, the more votes an idea receives, the more likely it is to be selected as an Army CoCreate project.

Sponsored by the Rapid Equipping Force, the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Camber, Exponent and administrated by Local Motors, Army CoCreate is a collaborative website to crowds price fresh ideas for the many operational challenges that face Soldiers.


Army CoCreate uses a four-step process to narrow the field to identify the ideas that provide the best bang for the buck and are most likely to succeed: Identify Problems, Suggest Solutions, Tackle a Project, Build Prototypes. Online tutorials guide you through the process as you suggest projects which are voted on by other participants. The most promising projects are invited to participate in Make-a-thons where the designs will be 3D modeled. This is exciting stuff and invites participation at the lowest levels.

This is a great chance to make America’s Army better.

TacJobs – Local Motors

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

MC Local Motors

Local Motors, a dynamic Arizona-based company that builds the world’s first open-source automotives is looking to fill several positions including Program Manager, Web Designer, Shop Supervisor and Instructor, Vehicle Dynamics Specialist, Mechatronics Specialist, CAD programmer and Industrial Designer. Military Veterans are especially welcome.

Disruptive Tech – How the US Army REF Works with Industry

Monday, March 4th, 2013

This video entitled, “A Partnership for Cocreation: Local Motors & The US Army Rapid Equipping Force” gives a quick look at ways that the Army works with industry to identify and field new technologies. Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers and Director of the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) COL Pete Newell talk about co-creation and the ability to drive innovation “at the pace of conversation” in order to improve soldier productivity, safety and survivability in the theater of operations.

Something MultiCam This Way Comes

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Local Motors will be displaying a Ralley Fighter dipped in MultiCam goodness at this year’s SHOT Show. See how it made its transformation and be sure to check out the finished product at the show.






Wheelers4Warriors Custom Skin Competition

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Local Motors is hosting a graphic design contest sponsored by Wheelers4Warriors, a non-profit organization that helps Wounded Warriors by restoring, modifying, and repairing any vehicle to the best of their capabilities, and beyond the original manufacturer, so an injured warrior can get back to his or her daily life. The Jeep below was their latest undertaking.

They want you to come up with a custom paint job that captures what they are all about. A Local Motors Rally Fighter will receive a custom wrap with the winning design to be viewed in the world’s largest aftermarket convention to help raise awareness of this great cause.

To help inspire you, they give this guidance –
We would like our wrap to reflect our organization. This means that it must reflect our appreciation of military service and promote W4W itself. The design should breath confidence and capability in a harsh combat-like environment. Tactical brown, black, and green colors are encouraged, but keep in mind our logo is red and yellow. We want a modern day warrior to feel like they could drive this into combat and draw looks from both sides, because it inspires, while being aggressive. We want to have a skin that shows confidence like a lion, but masterful like a rattlesnake.

Full info at

Local Motors’ Latest Creation Makes Its Debut at SHOT Show

Monday, January 16th, 2012

And check out the colors it’s sporting…

Local Motors just rolled another Rally Fighter off the production line for an employee of one the most innovative companies I have ever seen; Crye Precision. Look for it at SHOT Show.