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the coolest flash drives around.

FLASHRODS takes small die cast 1:64 cars and turns them into portable flash/jump drives!  Much nicer than carrying one of those suit and tie black sandisks around, it’d be quite nice to be rollin with a 4GB GT3, wouldn’t it?  Very cool and very affordable at $19 a pop! Good for holiday presents!

I’m not sure how the quality is, since i’ve never seen this in person…but the pics look good.

STORE: http://flashrods.com/Flash_Rods/store.html

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Jerry Seinfeld on Porsches.

Hearing this makes me wanna drop whatever i’m doing, and go buy a Porsche.  Very cool.

thanks to superb Collas Verglas Blog for the heads up!

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sculptures from cars.

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James Corbett makes cool sculptures, and the coolest part about the sculptures are that the materials used to make them are entirely from recycled auto parts!

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check out his homepage at— http://www.jamescorbettart.com/

to see what works of his are on display at the John Davies Gallery (Derbyshire, UK)—

http://www.johndaviesgallery.com/exhibitionsView.asp?exhibitionTitle=James%20Corbett%20Exhibition%202009&exhibitionID=27

thanks to Pistonheads for the original article—

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=20958


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IEDEI picks 5 future classic cars.

Everybody loves to speculate on which cars are gonna be “classics” in the future.  Who is gonna be at the 2045 Barrett-Jackson selling today’s easy-to-find car for $200,000?

Here are IEDEI’s picks from the year 2000 onwards

1. Mitsubishi Evo 9/Subaru WRX STI —- cheap to buy. cheap to run. quick to run.  have alot of character.  unique in their own weird way.  the ‘modern’, hi-tech muscle cars. very VERY difficult to find good original cars that were not riced up.

Subaru Impreza STi

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Evo

2. Pontiac GTO —- Sureshot classic. Didn’t sell well.  Lots of performance. Iconic name. Defunct brand and name.  Even I want one.

2004 Pontiac GTO

3. Audi TT MK1 —- car that changed automotive design.  iconic styling. offered supercar looks and feel for much much less money.  still looks just as striking as it did on launch.  rare in the usa.

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4. Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky —- More underrated products from GM.  no one bought any. weren’t the greatest performers, but offered amazing looks for around $25k, which is impossible to beat.  Pontiac and Saturn will both be gone within the next year, and these are gonna be VERY desirable among the nostalgic GM fanatics.

Pontiac Solstice

5. BMW Z4 Coupe —- An underrated BMW? who would have thought, since the majority of BMWs are so overrated.  Rare. Misunderstood.  M version is even cooler.  People are gonna line up for these after they are long gone.  BMW had finally made a COOL coupe.

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Genetics may be linked to poor driving skills

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Very interesting research, and I definitely think it has a basis!

People with a particular gene variant performed more than 20 percent worse on a driving test than people without it – and a follow-up test a few days later yielded similar results. About 30 percent of Americans have the variant.

“These people make more errors from the get-go, and they forget more of what they learned after time away,” said Dr. Steven Cramer, neurology associate professor and senior author of the study published recently in the journal Cerebral Cortex.

This gene variant limits the availability of a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor during activity. BDNF keeps memory strong by supporting communication among brain cells and keeping them functioning optimally. When a person is engaged in a particular task, BDNF is secreted in the brain area connected with that activity to help the body respond

see here to read the rest of the report from the University of California-Irvine

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-10/uoc–bdm102809.php

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the world’s most extravagant garages.

 

crazy ……i wonder if those cars have their own bathtubs and massage therapists as well?

CLICK PHOTOS TO ENLARGE!

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Giacomo Balla: “The Speeding Automobile”

From the Futurist art movement of Italy, early 1900s.  Superb. Futurism is my favourite art movements, full of amazing post-cubism modernity, but with a whole lotta attitude, and emphasis on the motorcar.

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foto of the day.

good to be back.

Mr. McQueen in his Jaguar XK-SS welcomes you back!

click twice through to get hi-res

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Cash for clunkers list of “traded in” cars: the horror.

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What sort of an imbecile decides to trade some of these cars in for $4500?  It’s amazing that ALL of these were likely instantly destroyed.

Aston Martin DB7 Volante (1997)

Bentley Continental R (1997)

Mercedes-Benz 500E (yes, the limited edition one built by Porsche….*sigh*)

Buick GNX

2001 Audi S4 (2 of em!)

2002 Audi S4 Avant (2 of em!)

2001 and 2002 Audi Allroads (a bunch of em)

2001 Audi A8 and A8L

BMW M3 (E30)

BMW M5 (E28)

Mazda RX8 (2005)

BMW 540i (2001)

All sorts of interesting Mercedes Benz

BMW 330xi (2001)

FULL PDF FOR DOWNLOAD HERE:

http://www.cars.gov/files/official-information/trade-in-vehicles.pdf



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foto of the day.

Comedian Peter Sellers and his Ferrari 275 GTB. Apparently, Sellers had an obsession with cars…which makes him even more of a legend.

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Makoto Ouchi airbrush drawings.

These are airbrush drawings by Makoto Ouchi. Very cool stuff indeed…

MORE INFO: http://www.khulsey.com/masters_makoto_ouchi.html

CLICK TWICE FOR HI-RES FOTO:

1960 Maserati Birdcage Tipo 60/61

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1952 Alfa Romeo 1900 Disco Volante

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“Love The Beast”: Out March 12th (in Australia)

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This film is gonna be a ‘must watch’ film. A film about Eric Bana and his passion for his first car; a Ford Falcon Coupe and his 25 year journey with the car. Filmed like a documentary, but seemingly full of some great footage, alot of interesting conversations, and an analysis of what draws people like us to our cars. A very unique idea for a film, and i’m really excited to check this out!

Starring: Eric Bana, Jeremy Clarkson (!), Jay Leno, and Dr. Phil (???)

OFFICIAL SITE: www.lovethebeast.com

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Album covers with cars.

Oh, so here are some good records with some ace cars on the cover.  The Boom Boom Satellites covers, in particular…are just so groovy.  Alpines!

Got any others? leave a comment with a link to the picture!

Boom Boom Satellites – “Out Loud” LP and “Push Eject” EP

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Menswe@r – “Daydreamer” (single)

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Arthur & Martha – “Autovia” (single)

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Oasis – “Be Here Now” LP

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the worst rally corner….ever!

That voice in the background screaming “ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay” nearly makes me wanna scream…..but a variety of crashes in a variety of vintage rally cars…..how bizarre.

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Dream Watch.

I own a Tag Heuer Monza, which i received as a wedding present a couple of years ago. It is an AMAZING watch—-i have been wearing it non-stop for the past two years. I still love it as much as when i first got it. It still looks brand new (well, aside from the slightly worn band), and it just excudes so much class, subtlety, and vintage racing sophistication—–all the way down to the little writing in the dial that says “MONZA”. Fantastic watch. I will love it forever!

My dream watch costs about 3 times as much as this one—it’s another Tag Heuer, and it has racing stripes! Tag Heuer released a limited edition Monaco watch in 2004 i believe—-with a white dial, red and blue racing stripes, and the Monaco logo in the center. Then a couple years later, they released a black version with the gulf stripes and Gulf logo. the price? around $4000. But i want one—-OH i want one bad. One day….one day.

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N138 t-shirts

check out some pretty cool T-shirts being made over at N138!

http://www.n138.net

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