Archive for the 'Humour' Category

To the Batmobile!

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

It’s been five years since the Batmobile crossed the block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. I happened to be on hand in 2008 and got some cool video. See below:

No doubt, this auction will give some clue as to just how strongly the economy has come back, if at all. No doubt though that this car won’t fetch the insane price it fetched in 2008. People will pay just about any price for a piece of Americana. Ah, better times…

F1, just like a Sunday drive…

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Kimi Raikkonen – Brazil Grand Prix 2012

It’s not everyone that gets paid millions of Euros to race a car around a track every fortnight. Finnish F1 driver, and ever talkative Kimi Räikkönen is one such lucky fellow. Or is he? At the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix last weekend, the former F1 World Champion found himself off the track. Deciding to go for a pit stop, he seems to have taken an alternative exit into the Porsche Super Cup paddock, except the gate kept him out. Poor Kimi was taken aback because in previous races the gate had been unlocked and he proceeded through.

Sources:

http://www.supersport.com/motorsport/formula1/news/121126/Raikkonen_knew_where_he_was_going

This is why some people shouldn’t be on the road…

Monday, February 7th, 2011

So I’m out bicycling in sunny Scottsdale and I pull up to a grocery store and see this Mercedes R-class:

Are those Betty Davis eyes? I’m guessing it is not driven by a male, but who knows. Some people have no business driving an automobile.

Turkey Day Video: Porsche 911 hunted by Turkey

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

I admit, several years ago, I was nearly in an altercation with a Bison in South Dakota in the middle of a state park. On another trip with some of my German friends we came across some burrow/donkey-like creatures wandering about the same park on the road in front of me (incidentally, if you know what kind of animal this really is, please leave a comment):

Custer State Park, 2003

Of course, you would be right to wonder why such wild animals (and there were many of them) would hang out in the middle of a road like this.

The answer is because of fat slobs like this, who stop,  get out of their car and feed them:

Ugly Americans

Do note they are not driving a European car.

So that leads us on to a recent episode posted to YouTube.com in which a guy in a Porsche 911 Cabriolet gets “hunted” by some Wild Turkeys. After digging around, several sources seemed to confirm that these turkeys can get aggressive, and they can run on foot to about 25 miles per hour (40 KM/hr), and fly up to 55 mph (89 KM/hr). Of course, even such a “vicious” animal is no match for the 911, which eventually gets away.

the.LIFE Candid: Porsche Vehicle Gets Chased By Two Angry Turkeys!
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Uff, don’t go to Santa Monica…

Monday, May 31st, 2010

This video is hilarious, not just for the parking enforcement officer’s half-wittedness, but moreover for the reporter’s reaction to the situation. She just won’t let it go! But KBB representative is right, if you can afford a Panamera, you can afford to park anywhere you damn well please.

Weekend Entertainment: Drive your Porsche with your iPhone?

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

I know what you’re thinking. Sure there are lots of driving simulators out there for the iPhone, but they are all so dull. After 5 minutes, you delete them and move on the the next app. But what if there was an application out there that was genuinely useful. What if in the style of James Bond, you could you that iPhone to actually control your car?

Well, it seems someone has called up Q Branch to “modify” their Porsche… and now there’s an app for that!

… or have they? You be the judge!

Weekend Entertainment: House Porsche

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

I know what you’re thinking much of the time… “if I get into a fight with my spouse and all I get to take with me is the car, which car should it be?”

For obvious reasons, a Lotus Elise is out since you can’t pack so much as your under garments into the boot, but what about a Porsche? Maybe the 911 or Cayenne or Panamera, but a Boxster??? At least you will be sure to awake with the sun!

Funny Video: Australia’s Yaris

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Ok, true, it’s not Euro, BUT it’s not a bad commercial!

Weekend Entertainment: dropping a safe on a Buick

Friday, May 8th, 2009

I wish this was a daily segment on the Letterman show, but sadly, I don’t think he has dropped a safe on a Buick lately…

Weekend entertainment: Tesla on Letterman and Coal power on 60 Minutes!

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Tesla’s Elon Musk on Late Night with David Letterman

60 Minutes on Coal power

Weekend entertainment: the Barbie Bug

Friday, March 13th, 2009

The sky must be falling. The gallery of photos above is real. Heidi Klum is real – really in that photo, it is NOT photoshopped. I am not even sure that Heidi Klum is such a great substitute for Barbie. She is not even blonde! Cindy McCain would have been a far more discerning choice. It is not clear what will happen with this car, perhaps a world tour? We do know that more than a few woman out there will be driving one, at least the least looks nice, if not a bit girly. But hey, women buy cars too!

From VW:

Volkswagen Helps Barbie® Celebrate Fifty Years with a Customized New Beetle convertible, Fully Equipped with Rhinestones, Sparkling Pink Paint and Motorized Vanity in Trunk

HERNDON, VA—Volkswagen of America, Inc. helped Mattel celebrate Barbie® doll’s 50th Birthday by transforming a New Beetle convertible into the ultimate Barbie® dream car. The life-size pink Malibu Barbie™ New Beetle convertible made its debut at Barbie® doll’s Malibu Dream House® exclusive birthday celebration. Customization artists ABD Racing Werks, Katzkin Leather and Interiors and FoamMolders fully transformed the iconic New Beetle convertible into the perfect Barbie® ride.

“We are extremely proud to partner with Mattel and create a customized New Beetle convertible to celebrate Barbie’s landmark birthday,” said Laura Soave, General Manager of Marketing, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “Like the New Beetle, Barbie has made a remarkable impact on pop culture history, and still remains a cultural icon today.”

From top to bottom and interior to exterior, Barbie® doll’s New Beetle convertible has left no detail unfinished. From the white custom leather interior and convertible top to the hand stitched floor mats and pink quilted leather lined door pockets and arm rests, even the dipstick is painted to resemble her favorite lipstick. The New Beetle convertible is equipped with a motorized vanity in the trunk and plenty of rhinestone accents and vanity mirrors. Over five shades of paint were mixed together to create the perfect pink color for Barbie® doll’s car.

The customized pink New Beetle convertible was prominently on display as the pink carpet was rolled out for the Barbie® celebration at her real-life Malibu Dream House®. Barbie® doll’s house is a 3,500-square-foot home in Malibu, CA, decorated by famed “Happy Chic” interior designer Jonathan Adler. The Barbie® birthday festivities were complete with 1,800 pairs of Barbie® sunglasses, 3,500 pairs of tiny shoes, 3,500 mini handbags and numerous Hollywood celebrity guests.

Last year, Volkswagen celebrated the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the New Beetle convertible. With its distinct shape, the iconic New Beetle convertible is one of the most recognized models in the world.

Weekend entertainment: Hyperleggera

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Oh the life of a journalist… imagine taking a tour of a factory (in this case BMW) and finding a not so journalist-friendly staff. Specifically, this writer had to resort to crayon drawings when his camera was banned.

Ok, it’s a bit silly but an enjoyable read, it’s weekend entertainment after all!

Visit Hyperleggera: A Trip to BMW Werk Dingolfing

Paranoia und Verschwörung in Bayern

Excerpt:

Intermission

“Agnes, how do you do! I’ve heard you’ll drop in by our Münich head quar ters tomorrow.”

Even as heard through a cell phone’s tinny speaker, the voice of Man fred von Schaden­freude is impos ing. Agnes, head of BMW Hungary’s PR, is respon si ble for han dling the jour­nal ists from Hun gary. She is talk ing on her cell phone a few feet away from the jour nal ists, who—drunk on Rolls–Royce—do not pay any atten tion to her conversation.

“Look, Agnes, you’re a smart woman. Obvi ously, you will want to visit us tomor row as an employee, not as a guest.”

“Of course, Herr Ingenieur.”

“Oh please! Call me Manny.”

“All right…Manny.”

“See? Easy as pie! So go and take that lanky kid’s camera. Alex is a dullard, he does not have the sense to use our BR–2491 Excuse Gen er a tor with style, but you have no need for such prim i tive tools. I see you’re on good terms with the boy. You surely can figure out how to handle this.”

“Herr Ing…I mean, Manny, trust me I can handle him.”

“All right then. Soon there will be an open ing in upper man age ment here at com pany HQ. But I’ll tell you all about that tomor row! Do not let me down.”

The tele phone goes silent. Agnes rejoins the jour nal ists. Stand ing nearby, Alex is fid dling with the button on the BR–2491 Excuse Generator.

A Rolls-Royce: in Crayon

A Rolls-Royce: in Crayon

NEW Xbox 360 in Ferrari Red for Forza and PGR!!!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

 

UPDATED!!!

 

Microsoft has released pictures of the Exclusive Red Xbox 360 Resident Evil Limited Edition Console, which was confirmedearlier tonight and mentioned officially by Microsoft earlier this month.

The Xbox 360 Elite console is bundled with a red wireless controller, black Xbox 360 headset, 120GB hard drive, via-LIVE-downloadable-Resident-Evil-theme, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and a copy of Resident Evil 5. All this is priced at US$399.

 

 

The new Xbox 360 Limited Edition Console in Red!!!

The new Xbox 360 Limited Edition Console in Red!!!

 

The new Xbox Resident Evil Edition

The new Xbox Resident Evil Edition

Weekend entertainment: Road sign hacking…

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Sure you’re probably familiar with skateboarding or even parkour, but the latest teenage time-killer is road sign hacking.

Jalopnik brings us these:

Other sources:

http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/Road_signs_warn_of_zombies

What’s it like to sit shotgun in a Porsche GT3?

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Weekend Entertainment: French car ads, good for a laugh

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Oh those crazy French ads…always the same end, but always a different means…

Don’t poke around, it might cost you your parking space…

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Totally random link of the week: Doggie seats!

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Are you one of those people who decided having pets was a better idea than having children? If so, you probably take your pets everywhere you go. The problem with this is that your car will forever be stinky and covered in pet hair. The solution? A company called G.W. Little has produced a “Dog Seat”. It should keep your pet from dirtying your car or moving around much while you are on the go. Will it keep your dog from flying through the windshield in the event of a crash? Perhaps not, but at least you’ll be doing a lot less vacuuming!

G.W. Little

LOTW: How much is your trip to Tampa costing you?

Monday, October 6th, 2008

 

 

We’ve discovered a great new site that can help budget your costs for the next cross-country road trip.

http://costtodrive.com

To review the site, it’s a little slow at times, but if you have a 2000 or new car and have your itinerary planned out for your great drive across America, Cost2Drive can calculate, pretty accurately, the cost of driving from Phoenix to Los Angeles in a 2001 Honda Civic. The answer is of course: $35. The price for driving a $1.5mm Bugatti Veyron with more than 4 times the horsepower? $135. But guess what, you won’t get there any faster…at least not legally!

Video of the Week: Does your spouse hate your driving?

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Try being married to an ex-Formula One driver…