Category Archives: Stuff

[VIDEO] How to put a Mustang on the top of Empire State Building (again)

Simple… you take the Mustang, you disassemble it, put it in the elevator and then re-assemble it on the top of the building. Don’t believe me? Watch this link below.

But this is not new – the company did the same thing 50 years ago (well, 49 years ago, more precisely – in October 1965 – with the initial launch of the product – see below.

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Homages for Senna, played by Guns N’Roses

I was pretty surprised to see that one of my favourite bands of all time played an homage for Ayrton Senna’s past birthday – celebrated on March 21 – during their last concert in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

The solo wasn’t long, but touching: everybody was amazed and surprised to hear an excerpt from “Tema da vitoria” – the famous hymn that was firstly composed for the Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1984, and was quickly associated with Ayrton Senna’s name and victories. 

 

[EN] Amphicar – the sportscar that swims

Let’s say Welcome to the Amphicar 770 – car and boat in the same time. No, it’s not a phantasmagorical story, it’s just a German car, the invention of a former engineer from french Bugatti plant  – Hans Trippel – who thought it’s possible and transformed his prototype into a real-working car – both on land and water.

The initial idea was to put in a Mercedes 190 SL’s engine, but was too heavy at the end, so Hans dropped this plans, switching for a modified Triumph Herald engine, that generated around 43 HP, everything connected to a Porsche 356 modified transmission. The little swimmer could achieve 11 km/h in water and 113 km/h on real roads, quite slow but hey, it’s not like we are talking about a fast sport car here, more about a hybrid.

Anyway, it’s not about the numbers with this car, nor the looks or something else – it’s just the idea of something different that makes her so special.

 

Source: petrolicious.com

[EN][VIDEO] Samir, you’re breaking the car….!

By far, one of my all-time favourite video that you can find on YouTube – a few minutes spend on board with Samir and his co-pilot, whom he manages to terrorise – but at the end of the race no one gets hurt – so it’s a safe combination, I say…

Co-pilot:

You have to turn the wheel!

Sharp left! Sharp left! SHARP LEFT!!!

Medium right, c’mon Sammy. Please.

Medium left long. Medium left long! LONG!!! Long! Long! LONG!! TURN IN!

Medium left MEDIUM LEFT!!! Listen to my calls!

Sammy. You have to listen Sammy. Otherwise it is not working.

Samir, you are breaking the car!

Samir:

Shut up. Don’t tell me how to drive.

[EN][VIDEO] May the Air Forces be with you: U.S. Air Force Lambo Murcielago

Is that a plane? Or a rocket? Oh no, it’s just a Lamborghini Murcielago, equipped with a Reventon-style body kit and a giant jet thruster-like exhaust in his ass. I’m sorry, on his back… 

That may seem fast at first sight? Sorry to disappoint you, but underneath the hood there is nothing special than a basic Murcielago, wearing a cute Halloween costume on – even if you expected to see a giant turbo-powered Lambo, judging by the size of exhaust, well…

[RO][VIDEO] Solutii inovatoare pentru cei ce nu stiu sa parcheze

Nu stai bine cu parcarile? Ba mai mult, iti e frica sa nu cumva sa lovesti masina vecinului, asa ca iti lasi masina cat mai departe, pe unde gasesti un loc liber si cu mult spatiu in jur? Sau poate nu ai loc sa iti parchezi masina… Nu conteaza care ar fi motivul tau, cert e ca s-a inventat si solutia pentru tine – produsa de chinezi, desigur.

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Acum, mai in gluma mai in serios, o echipa de tineri studenti s-au gandit sa ofere publicului larg un sistem ce faciliteaza parcarea autovehicolului in spatii stramte si nu numai, prin rotirea rotilor la 180 grade – adica masina se invarteste sau parcheaza lateral fara pic de efort.

Aflat inca in stadiul de prototip, se zvoneste ca sistemul ar fi primit aprobarile necesare pentru a fi lansat pe piata in aproximativ doi ani, la un pret destul de piperat – circa 8,000$.

[EN] Fiat 500 & SMEG make it fun

We all know Fiat 500 as an icon of style – since the ’60 we’ve known him for the shapes and unique spirit – he was and is one of a kind!

With a huge number of fans all over the world, the new 500 managed to acquire a large market, which contains not only cars, but all the accessories made to enrich the life of a real fan!

And now we can really talk about USEFUL accessories like furniture and refrigerators, in association with another Italian producer – SMEG (for the refrigerator part, at least!).

More details, here: http://smeg.fiat500design.com/

[RO] For coffee lovers: V12 Espresso Veloce

That’s it, no more! Mi-am gasit expresorul, nu mai incape absolut nicio indoiala. Pentru pasionata de cafea ce zace in mine, obsedata de masini pe deasupra, iata ca s-a inventat si leacul meu – sau mai bine zis DROGUL meu (sau al oricarui alt bautor de cafea impatimit).

Espressorul se prezinta sub forma unui superb motor V12, ba chiar elementele de design respecta complet reteta-mama: capacul expresorului este realizat din titanium, magneziu si aluminiu, adica aproape de original.

Monstrul asta al cafelelor este limitat la doar 500 de bucati (din pacate), iar despre pret… stiti voi vorba aceea: “tot ce-i frumos, costa de te rupe?

[RO] Honda Collection Hall, again prin Google Maps

Repede si scurt pe doi – iata ca nu doar Mazda se mandreste cu muzeul virtual prin Google Maps, ba chiar si mult iubitul Honda si-a prezentat colectia pe internet, for free.

Personal, asta imi dovedeste o deschidere mare din partea constructorilor. Muzeul Honda este unul general, al brandului, nefiind dedicat doar automobilelor. Nu, din contra, la o simpla plimbare “virtuala” prin muzeu gasim lejer atat utilaje, motociclete sau alte mici acareturi. Unul din modelele destul de bine conservate este si Curtiss – al doilea prototip construit de Soichiro Honda, in anii lui de ucenicie la atelierul Art Shokai din Tokyo.  

Honda Collection Hall se regaseste in inima Motegi, Japonia, un nume rasunator pentru iubitorii marcii nipone.

Pentru vizita click aici

Hai la muzeu: Mazda Hiroshima, gratis prin Google Maps!

Fanilor Mazda le-am pregatit ceva special – o zi la muzeuul din Hiroshima, Japonia, gratuit, chiar din fata monitoarelor! Cum? Simplu si distractiv, eu mi-am pierdut deja 20 minute perindindu-ma pe holurile muzeului. De unde si pana unde?

Constructorul nipon s-a asociat cu magnatul internetului pentru acest proiect, oferind practic o vizita virtuala prin intermediul Google Maps. Miscare foarte inteligenta, intrucat Japonia nu este o destinatie prea usor de accesat, cu atat mai mult cu cat niponii sunt de fel un popor secretos, ce tine la intimitatea proprie – deci nu te-ai fi asteptat ca miscarea sa vina din partea lor prea curand. De altfel, in afara de Google himself, nu imi mai amintesc de alt constructor sau mare companie sa fi permis accesul in incinta prin intermediul Google Maps; in 2009, miscarea era “patentata” tot de Mazda, ce a oferit un tur virtual al pistei de la Laguna Seca, tot prin intermediul Google Maps.

Pentru biletul dumneavoastra gratuit, click aici – Mazda Hiroshima

Fiat 500 GQ Edition

Dupa parerea mea, modelul 500 al italienilor de la Fiat este poate cel mai versatil – exista atat de multe variante, optiuni, caroserii, ca deja le-am pierdut sirul. Iata ca la Geneva, micul 500 a urcat pe podium in straie noi: 500 GQ, adica dedicat partii masculine.

De GQ ati auzit mai majoritatea (revista americana dedicata exclusiv barbatilor – Gerntelman’s Quarterly),  insa de aici pana la varianta exclusiv masculina a micului 500 e ceva distanta. Puteau sa aleaga oricare alt model – de ce mini-ul italienesc?

Fiat 500GQ edition este oarecum inspirat (sau mai bine spus copy-paste) dupa modelul expus anul trecut – 500s edition, singura diferenta intre GQ si S fiind paleta de culori disponibila pentru acest model. In rest, in afara logo-urilor, nu regasim nici o alta particularitate. Dar nah, un nume se cere expus si exploatat.

Modelul va putea fi comandat din cel de-al doilea semestru al 2013, fiind disponibil pentru toate motorizarile micului 500 cat si pentru versiunea Cabrio.