Archive for the ‘Automotive’ Category

November 12, 2008

Just wow.


Top Gear
November 4, 2008

It’s back!

October 22, 2008

Too awesome!

October 21, 2008

There’s no new like Top-Gear-is-coming-back! news!!!

June 10, 2008

Interesting concept by Chris Bangle.

Ah Blessed Top Gear
June 10, 2008

It’s really not hard to see why us fans love this show.

Smart Car
June 2, 2008

Smart Fortwos haven’t exactly become popular in the United States yet (though they are available), but they have become an icon on European roads. Though I suspect that the car’s popularity will rise due to the ever-increasing gas prices.

The first thing you’ll realize about this car is its size. The car’s ridiculous wheelbase is so short that you could actually drive the front bumper up to the curb instead of parallel parking along it. The size of the car doesn’t make it any less safe either. The car is loaded with clever safety design, that it performs remarkably well in crashes.

* Please note that the video I posted above doesn’t display any ordinary Smart Fortwo. Its engine has been swapped out and replaced with one from a Suzuki GSX-R (colloquially known as a Gixxer) motorcycle. It has also undergone various suspension, brake, and weight reducing upgrades.

Top Gear Returns On June 22nd
May 1, 2008

The best show on television returns in forty-five days! I say that’s forty-five days too long! My usually-reliable source has failed me. Sorry. The show will probably return on June 22nd.

In the meanwhile, I guess you can just enjoy this old clip.

Building a Cobra
April 26, 2008

The most I’ve done under the hood of a car is install an air intake. And yet of late, all I can think about is building a car. The idea came to me when I saw an advertisement for a replica kit of an AC Cobra. The kit would include the entire rolling chassis. I would then have to buy or salvage an engine and a transmission to power the car. When I finish, the project would have outted me somewhere around the neighborhood of thirty thousand dollars, not to mention months of labor. Not exactly something I have currently, so I’ll be putting this on my list of things I hope to do sometime.

The car pictured is the one I hope to construct. It’s an indigo blue AC Cobra that’s been given the white racing stripes treatment. I really don’t care much for the car’s big block engine. I honestly would rather mount something like Mazda Renesis or an inline-four block, granted I can find the proper parts. After all, I’m really just after the car’s look. All right, well, that’s it. What do you think?

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
April 16, 2008

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is on shelves today! Okay, that’s it for now! I’ve got to go play it!