IEDEI bids farewell.

It is with a heavy heart that i’ve decided to discontinue updating IEDEI.  I have thoroughly enjoyed posting over the last nearly 4 years and have enjoyed talking and meeting many of you.  I am only one person, and simply do not have the capacity to go on posting.  It is unfortunate at a time when the blog has been rapidly gaining popularity—-however I simply do not have the time, emotion, or capacity to research and update as I would like.  Many posts I make are not simply uploading a photo or linking to outside places.  To find that content takes time… takes passion….and it takes effort.

With all of this being said…it’s possible that in the future I may re-start this site, however at this time I am not thinking about it.  I’ve loved cars since the age of 2…however I’ve also realised that over time—things change.

As a fitting final post….i would like to leave you with a simply wonderful video of 2 cars I love—-and one of which is the center of which everything on this blog was inspired by: the Alpine A110.

Please feel free to email me at if you’d ever like to collaborate on any projects, or if you’d like me to write an article….or if you just want to talk.   The IEDEI site will remain online for the time being, as an archive for people to find and enjoy.

Much love to the gear shifting brothas.  This video is for you.

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43 thoughts on “IEDEI bids farewell.

  1. Marcel says:

    I am very sorry to hear that! Ofcourse I do understand the time issue, but I hope you will start missing the blog soon. It is my favourite car blog, you did a great job.

  2. Don’t be so perfectionist. You don’t stop looking for interesting car stuff, do you? Great work though, so far! Thank you very much.

  3. Raphael Orlove says:

    You don’t have to totally shut down, Syed! If you’re keeping the URL, you can just post whenever you feel like, even if it’s once every month or two. I’ll still check in regularly.

    • Syed says:

      Thanks for using some articles Raphael…..just remember us little guys when you become king of car blogging.

  4. Automobiliac says:

    I really hoped this day would never come…I hope you keep posting once in a while, man.

    • Syed says:

      One of the best things about running the blog was meeting you and your expanding Autodromo world. Thanks, Bradley.

  5. Tamerlane says:

    I’m so sorry that I just found out about your site recently. It is beautiful. Here’s hoping you’ll change your mind.

  6. you are a one-of-a-kind, syed! here’s hoping you come back after some R&R.

  7. Ole says:

    I’m one of those new visitors. I have loved your blog deeply the last few months and are inspired by your enthusiasm. But blogs are like this. You can’t go forever. Readers are like this too. You pay attention a while, then turn your head elsewhere. Sadly, your backing of when I was on the go. Don’t dare to close the site. Your archive is a treasure box. Thank you.

    • Syed says:

      Thank you Ole. The site will stay up for the time being……your very nice words are so very appreciated.

  8. Ryan says:

    I’ll miss your posts and hope you return someday.

  9. timothymcn says:

    I’ll certainly stay subscribed via RSS, and hope to be pleasantly surprised to see IEDEI posts in feed sometime in the future.

    No matter how infrequent, I sincerely hope you can post something every once in a while. Even if it’s just fifty words about a car you happened to walk by on the street.

    • Syed says:

      Timothy, at this time I am stepping away from the site. I really appreciate your kind words and encouragement……maybe there will be a time where i randomly post something. cheers to you.

  10. Mick says:

    Kinda sad to hear that but you have your reason but please post aeven once a month !

    And thanks for sharing your love for cars since 2008.

  11. Andy says:

    I am really sorry to hear that! Iedei was one of the blogs I was visiting every day. Greetings from LA

    • Syed says:

      Andy…make sure you check out some of my favourite other blogs in the links section….and thanks so much for the nice words.

  12. vee-ate injun says:

    Aw, I just found this blog a few weeks ago! Say it aint so!
    Well, I know you gotta do what you gotta do so thanks for the all the good stuff and good luck in all your endeavors. Hope you see more of IEDEI!

    (also greetings from L.A.)

    • Syed says:

      thank you, man. much appreciation for the nice words. The site will remain online and there are a lot of older posts that hopefully you can look at. Best regards…

      • vee-ate injun says:

        hi Syed,

        i forgot to ask this… besides yours (of course), what other automotive blogs do you like/frequent?
        inquiring minds want to know!


        • vee-ate injun says:

          re: what other car blogs you like… i just saw the comment above mine and found your links section! good stuff.


  13. Real shame this is the end ! We really love your website and work. Fresh and cool. We hope you change your mind on this and come back as soon as possible.

    • Syed says:

      Thank you, man…..i’ve loved your content as well and really hope we stay in touch. Thanks for all the kind words…..4rings4ever

  14. Richard says:

    I just found this blog a few month ago and have enjoyed it since. Great job and cheers to you in your future endeavors!

  15. Razvan says:

    Iedei is a blog that I check daily for the past one and maybe a half years, so I am sad to read this.It`s a pity,really, because it was all about passion not sponsored articles or stuff like that.

    I wish you all the best Syed,and maybe like others said,you will write sometimes!

    Best Regards,


  16. Anonymous says:

    will be waiting on the triumphant return of iedei. congrats on the successes of this blog over the years.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Checking your blog daily! Don´t tell me you are shutting it down….! One less blog with original content in a sea full of copycat blogs… what a tragedy! Hope you will realize after a certain amount of time, that you are missing updating iedei and will return asap.

  18. Type-01 says:

    …just discovered your blog few monthes ago, I really love it, too bad (too late!). I wish to see some new post soon!

    Type-01 from France

  19. boonie says:

    Syed, many thanks for the enjoyment you have given.

    Boonie xxx

  20. Sam says:

    Thank you for the great Blog. I will miss this.

  21. Gilberto says:

    I’m sorry to hear this as well. You were one of my first followers and an inspiration as a fellow auto blogger. Your research, photos and stories will be missed. I hope to see you back one day, when circumstances change. Til then, all the best to you and your future endeavors.


  22. Gutted. One of the few sites I visit religiously. You’ll be missed and would always be welcome as a guest of honour on PetrolBlog!

    Take it easy.

  23. John says:

    With iedei out of the internet, Jalopnik comes a stronger blog washer of internet car culture. Sad to see you go. Will miss you post. Take care

  24. Your insightful and creative blog posts will be missed! Best of luck with life outside the blogsphere!

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