Archive for December, 2007

DeLorean: an Irish Carmaker

Monday, December 17th, 2007

In need of some Irish entertainment? River Dance be damned. Check out this documentary about the DeLorean Motor Company.

Weekend Fun: Dirty Car? Draw Picasso!

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Dust Art

Thanks to our friends from Winding Road for this link. Check it out, a must see!

A Call for an End to Police Pursuits

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Lambo Police Car

It happened right in our backyard. An unfortunate event transpired last week, when a 24-year-old Phoenix man was killed in a head-on collision. But what makes this story so unique was that he was killed by a man suspected of robbing a local Bank of America. The suspect himself was being actively pursued by local police. Speeds reached up to 100 miles per hour (160 KM/hour) before the suspect crashed into a civilian. The chase ran through several Phoenix metro neighborhoods and due to its high speeds and busy streets put dozens of civilians lives at risk.


Ferrari Announces Standard Ceramic Disc Brakes – is your Mini next?

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Picture of a Yellow Ferrari F430

Ferrari recently announced that all of their models will come with Ceramic disc brakes as standard equipment from 2008. This is great news for Ferrari buyers as a once $10,000 optional extra is now standard. These disc brakes have, for a few years now, been a very expensive add-on, but a very good one as they nearly eliminate brake fade, and very lightweight, and work to reduce stopping distances – critical in preventing auto accidents.

Naked Gas Station Patrons – in our backyard!

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

Well, just down the street from BTKM HQ, comes the story of 2 men – probably coerced – into entering a gas station – NAKED – to buy some sodas and Skittles. Weird story, and nothing to comment on really, but something for the books…

See the article here:
And the video here:

Catholic? Guess Where Your $$$ is going…

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Apparently the Vatican and Mercedes have teamed up to create an “all-new” car for the Pope. 2 years of development time was spent on developing a “holier-than-thou” paint job called “Vatican Mystic White”. This is reportedly a couple of shades brighter than “Ghostly Anti-Devil White” available on most non-Popemobile Mercedes.

A base G-class starts at 72,000 euros for the cabriolet. But given that 2 years of development and god knows how many gallons of wasted paint and bullet-proof steel went into this SUV, the cost most likely soared past an un-Godly $250,000. Looks like Catholics will need to add a few more dollars to that offering plate this season.

The Pope in his new G-Classe Open-top