Tag Archives: Alan Gibbs

Sculptor Neil Dawson Reflects on Public Art

Sculptor Neil Dawson Reflects on Public Art

Noted New Zealand sculptor Neil Dawson has been a force in contemporary sculpture for over 30 years, Jessica Stewart writes for American art site, My Modern Met. Most well-known for his large-scale public sculptures,…

Gibbs Amphibians to Establish Humdinga Assembly Subsidiary In Qatar

Gibbs Amphibians to Establish Humdinga Assembly Subsidiary In Qatar

“Gibbs Amphibians (Gibbs) is establishing a strategic partnership with the Madaeen Al Doha Group for the supply and assembly of the Gibbs Humdinga amphibian vehicles,” as reported in The Gulf…

Gibbs Sculpture Park #1 Guardian Favourite

Gibbs Sculpture Park #1 Guardian Favourite

“We didn’t think anything manmade could compete with the grandeur of New Zealand’s natural beauty. Then we went to Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park, near Auckland,” Guardian…

A Reclusive Millionaire’s Vast Sculpture Park

A Reclusive Millionaire’s Vast Sculpture Park

“‘It’s hard to hide this place,’ says the art collector Alan Gibbs as he bounces in an open-topped Jeep through his vast contemporary sculpture park in rural New Zealand. ‘People see things from the…

Innovative Oddities Abound at Gibbs Farm

Innovative Oddities Abound at Gibbs Farm

Truly one of New Zealand’s best-kept secret gems, according to travel site Atlas Obscura, is the gigantic sculpture garden known as Gibbs Farm. In 1991, New Zealand-born entrepreneur and art collector Alan Gibbs purchased a…

Collector Alan Gibbs Combining Passion and Purpose

Collector Alan Gibbs Combining Passion and Purpose

The art world has opened up to welcome new collectors and dealers defined by their zeal, Monocle reports in a profile story, which includes New Zealand-born Alan Gibbs, entrepreneur and founder of Gibbs Farm…

Kiwi’s Genius Solution to London Jams

Kiwi’s Genius Solution to London Jams

Fancy speeding down the Thames in London to get to your hotel? “Your speedy dream could be about to come true, thanks to Kiwi entrepreneur Alan Gibbs whose amphibious vehicles are being tested this…

World’s First High Speed ‘Amphitruck’ – Humdinga

World’s First High Speed ‘Amphitruck’ – Humdinga

Watch the Humdinga – a high-speed amphibious vehicle drive across the Thames in London. The amphitruck, which is being tested as luxury taxi-cab application for an unnamed luxury hotel…

Gibbs’ Next Generation of Fast Amphibians

Gibbs’ Next Generation of Fast Amphibians

After bringing “three fast amphibian concepts to the American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, Fla.”, Gibbs Amphibians is “hoping to find to find a partner that would build the vehicles under license”, as reported…

San Francisco Cops Flaunt Epic, Amphibious ‘Quadski’ at Giants Game

San Francisco Cops Flaunt Epic, Amphibious ‘Quadski’ at Giants Game

A Gibbs Quadski XL – a New Zealand invention has been sighted in San Francisco. An SFPD officer was spotted on his Quadski in McCovey Cove for the first time at Saturday’s clash between the…

Gibbs Adds Two-Seater To High-Speed Amphibian Range

Gibbs Adds Two-Seater To High-Speed Amphibian Range

Gibbs Sports Amphibians, founded by New Zealand entrepreneur Alan Gibbs, has added a new high-speed model to the company’s impressive range of amphibious vehicles. The Gibbs Quadski XL model will be added to the lineup…

Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson Quadskis into Lake Como

Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson Quadskis into Lake Como

Jeremy Clarkson, host of hit BBC show Top Gear, recently drove the New Zealand-designed Quadski, described as “the world’s first personal sports amphibian” vehicle, into Italy’s Lake Como in a race against co-presenter Richard…

Gibbs Amphibians Expands Across US

Gibbs Amphibians Expands Across US

New Zealand-founded Gibbs Amphibians is on track to build 1000 Quadski amphibious all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in 2013 and expects to have more than 100 major powersports dealers authorised to sell and service…

Car of the Century

Car of the Century

Gibbs Technologies founder and CTO New Zealander Alan Gibbs, 70, is profiled on Michigan Live.com where the entrepreneur discusses the never-seen-before capabilities of his three-seat sportscar Aquada, production of the Quadski and his partnership…

Waterborne Cars Are Go

Waterborne Cars Are Go

16 November 2008 – New Zealand entrepreneur Alan Gibbs, 69, has opened an amphibious vehicle engineering and research centre for his firm, Gibbs Technologies in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Gibbs previewed two of his company’s…

Interislander

Interislander

Guardian writer Giles Smith test drives the Gibbs Aquada and pronounces it “the most fun thing that has ever happened to cars.” A shining example of Kiwi ingenuity, the Aquada is the world’s first high-speed amphibian (HSA)…

Humdinga

Humdinga

Alan Gibbs launches the Gibbs Humdinga at the Motor Show in Birmingham. A V8 350 bhp five seater go-anywhere machine, the Humdinga reaching 160 km/h on land and 48 km/h on the water. Says Gibbs, “There…

Chameleon Car Coolest of ’03

Chameleon Car Coolest of ’03

Alan Gibbs’ Aquada skims into Time magazine’s list of ‘Coolest Inventions of 2003.’ The Aquada also featured in Arthur Lubow’s article ‘Inspiration: Where Does It Come From?’ for the  New York Times, alongside the Band-Aid, the…

Aquada, Bond Aquada, 0064

Aquada, Bond Aquada, 0064

International media attention was lavished on The Thames, London, for the launch of NZ-entrepreneur Alan Gibb’s revolutionary Aquada (inspired by inventor Terry Roycroft’s design innovations). The James Bond-style sports vehicle with the amphibian edge can reach up to…