Archive for September, 2007

Tough Sentence for Porsche Speedster

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

The AP reported today that Briton Tim Brady will be jailed for 10 weeks as a result of his conviction for speeding in a 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo – at 276 KM/hour (172 MPH). The record set by Brady for highest recorded speed on a British motorway beats the old record of 251 KM/hour set by car dealer Jason McAllister in 2003.

911 Turbo with Picture of British Speeder on the inset

Judge David Morton called the act “criminally self-indulgent.”


Clever Audi Commercial

Friday, September 21st, 2007

For your weekend enjoyment:

Rolls-Royce Gets Another Big Buy

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Not much analysis here, but it is always interesting to see “special” Rolls-Royce orders, including that of the world famous Peninsula. We reported before that the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong had bought the world’s largest order – and now maintains – the largest fleet of Rolls-Royce motorcars in the world.

2 Rolls-Royce Phantoms delivered to the Peninsula Tokyo.

From Rolls-Royce:

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will hand over two Phantom Extended Wheelbase cars to The Peninsula Tokyo on 31 August, just before the official opening of the hotel in Marunouchi, Tokyo on 1 September 2007.


VW’s Direction in America

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

One has to wonder what executives at VW/Audi of NA have to deal with on a regular basis. 15 months ago, executives were pondering a move from Michigan, long the automotive capitol of the USA. The idea being that they needed to be closer to their competitors in New Jersey, including BMW and Mercedes-Benz. With Germany’s big 3 in the same region, it’s thought that they could monitor each other better, and perhaps work together from time to time.

VW's Famous Van-ogan