Archive for the 'Link of the Week' Category

LOTW: Trade Porsche

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

http://tradeporsche.com/

If you’re looking for a used Porsche, Trade Porsche, can be a really useful site with which to start. It offers a ton of parameters for searching. Give it a whirl!

LOTW: How prototypes stay secret

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

GM Prototype Car


A great article about what car companies do to disguise their top-secret prototype cars to gain a competitive advantage in a highly competitive industry.

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/03/pl_motor_prototypes

LOTW: Can you really fit in a Lotus?

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

http://www.bewbews.com/2008/05/27/lotus-exige-trunks-are-not-mafia-friendly

LOTW: Blenheim Gang

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Marcos Mantis XP

This week’s Link Of The Week feature includes a really cool European-based web site. The Blenheim Gang is a nicely organized web site that features beautiful photographs of cars from a variety of eras. It also features a decent car guide, forum, and extensive road tests. The only catch is that the site seems to be entirely in French. Still, brush up on your Francais, and check out the link below. And even if you don’t speak French, you should still click on the link because the Marcos Mantis XP is one of the most beautiful cars ever made. The Denis Adam’s designed shares many features of the venerable and ultra-rare Adams Probe 16 featured in the movie A Clockwork Orange.

In particular, you should click on this link of the Marcos Mantis XP. For those of you not familiar with Marcos, they are a now defunct auto maker with a rich heritage in racing.

Enjoy!

LOTW: Driving signs of Deutschland

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Driving down the autobahn

If you haven’t been out driving in Germany, particularly on the famous Autobahns, you really need to go. Rent a fast car and map out every last road in Germany without a speed limit.

But unlike America, the Germans take the driving laws seriously. Passing on the right or staying in the left most lanes (they are strictly passing lanes) will get you a fine, as will having a car in less than excellent driving condition. Road rage is also a big “no-no”.

Germany is great too, because they do allow you to use (temporarily) your American driving license. Trouble is that the petrol is expensive and some of the road signs can be challenging. But fortunately, Beyond the KM has been trolling the internet and found the solution:

Meet: Getting Around Germany

Check it out and when you find yourself blazing down the Autobahn and 300 KM/hour in that Porsche 911, you’ll thank us.

LOTW: A critique of German dealer color choices

Monday, March 1st, 2010

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Speed:Sport:Life has a great article this week on a new Audi S5.

Why is this the link of the week? Because the author has just purchased a bright GREEN Audi S5. Unusual yes, but tasteful? You be the judge!

LOTW: Pricy car crashes of 2009

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Ferrari crash

So for this week’s link of the week, we take a Jalopnik post, which has compiled a list of the worst (and most expensive) car crashes of 2009. Lots of pricy Italian carbon fibre smashed in unflattering shapes!

http://jalopnik.com/5435625/the-30-most-expensive-car-crashes-of-2009/gallery/

LOTW: James May on the 911′s Styling

Monday, December 21st, 2009
911 Design

911 Design

Check out James May’s views on the 911′s timeless styling in the Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/columnists/jamesmay/6502445/The-Porsche-911-as-an-artists-muse.html

LOTW: TrueCar.com

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

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So this week’s link come courtesy of a new site called TrueCar.com

TrueCar provides shoppers with free price reports that show what buyers in their market area paid for new vehicles, including options. It also provides data on dealer cost, factory invoice prices and sticker prices. The site also uses some nifty graphs to help buyers decide whether or not the offer price from a dealer is a good one.

You might hold off buying a new car until Congress passes a scrappage program as in Germany, and soon in the UK.

LOTW: Vehicular demographics of the USA…

Monday, September 1st, 2008

See the following link for a map of the vehicular demographics of the USA, courtesy of Jalopnik:

http://jalopnik.com/5043427/the-official-jalopnik-map-of-united-states-vehicular-douchebaggery

Notice, too, the minutiae of European cars across the country. Com’mon Europe, sell sell sell!

LOTW: GearsGarage

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Gears Garage

If you’ve ever said to yourself, “damn, I wish there was a Facebook or MySpace for people who love cars!”

Well, wait no more! Check out this week’s link:

http://www.gearsgarage.com/

LOTW: MotorWorld

Friday, April 25th, 2008

For the weekend, a forum, torrent, and media site for those obsessed with automotives:
Sign up and have fun! Great source for information!

Motorworld
http://www.motorworld.net/

Link of the Week: Team Polizei

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

The Gumball Rally has now reached international proportions. The concept is simple, take your supercar across the continent, e.g. Europe, and try not to crash or get arrested along the way.

See:
Gumball Rallyers Cited
and
Gumball Rally Porsche Driver Kills Macedonian Man
Oh, and an insider’s look too:
@ Wired

One of the more famous teams that has participated is “Team Polizei”. See them in the video below. They drive a BWM M5, decked out in Police decals, et cetera.
Have a look at the Team Polizei web site here: Gumball144.com

Video of Team Polizei/Alex Roy here:

As for us, we can’t wait to participate some future events!