Tag Archive | Cars

Retro Cars

I just bought two wonderful diecast models of cars that were not only way ahead of their times, but they also show how automobiles should be instead of the rolling bluetooth-connected refigerators that we drive today. The 1956 Packard Caribbean and the 1957 Cadillac Eldorado had powered windows, powered seats with memory buttons, a/c, and […]

We Are All Little Babies Now

At least we behave like them sometimes. Let me give you an example: Autoblog article Summary: Some automakers don’t install dipsticks anymore, because car owners don’t use them. Two reasons why those car owners are stupid:

Good Ol’ Times

Engines become smaller and smaller. Only 4.9% of all cars produced in ’08 had a V-8, down from 88.9% in 1969! I know that modern engines are so much more efficient that we don’t need V-8’s to propel a car to 60mph in under 10 seconds. Still, it’s sad to see how quickly we are […]

Tokyo Auto Salon 2010

Ich war mal wieder in 海浜幕張 (Kaihin-Makuhari), diesmal war es die Tunermesse. Wie zu erwarten waren diesmal viel mehr junge Leute da, die teilweise für Japan recht unübliche Modemaßstäbe hatten (sprich: europäisch), z.B. Piercings, die ich dort zum ersten Mal in Japan sah. Draussen auf einem Parkplatz gab es eine Driftshow, wo zwei Autos eng […]

Tokyo Motor Show 2009

I went to the Tokyo Motor Show on Sunday. It was really nice, although there were no foreign car makers present this year, due to the economic hardship these days. Here are the pics, enjoy! And if you wanna see more, here are some low quality videos that I made with my cell phone.