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foto of the day. BMW drop tops.

I really want to like convertibles/roadsters/drop tops….but i’m not a person who really desires to have THAT much sun…..i’d prefer to be in shady places rather than with the sun gleaming down on my forehead……I also think that the concept of a roadster just doesn’t suit my aesthetic likes or my style in general.  That being said, I have come to grips to appreciating the idea of roadsters….and can appreciate how others like them…

That being said, my wife loves the BMW Z3 and Z8—-and this photo is for her!

From left to right:

328, 507, Z1, Z3, Z8, and Z4.

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(fake) ad of the day. Perfect from the beginning.

This made me lol.

src: octane

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the failed CRX resurrection.

When i was a kid i LOVED the Honda CRX.  Maybe because it was small, maybe because it looked like a pure sports car, maybe because it came in cool bright colours, maybe because it just looked badass!  I’m not sure why the CRX was discontinued.  The car Honda released as a successor was more of a rival for the Mazda Miata—-and had sort of lost the plot of the original CRX.  The Del Sol was much different, with a weird targa roof and sort of a more california beach car look….i still liked the Del Sol when it came out, but not nearly as much as i loved the CRX.

Last year, Honda introduced the CR-Z, which is clearly a hommage to the original CRX.  I have to say i am NOT a fan—the car looks more like a Prius or an Insight rather than the original CRX.  The rear is way too high, the front is way too overstyled, and the car is just too big.  What a shame…..Honda wonders why their sales are plummeting in the US market—-it’s not hard to figure out why.  They are producing bland, Honda-by-the-numbers.   Even their attempt at an ‘interesting’ CRX-redux resulted in a weird looking hybrid that doesn’t appeal to people like us who loved the CRX growing up.

MK1 CRX:

MK2 CRX:

CR-Z:

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foto of the day. espada.

oh how i love the Lamborghini Espada!

what could be better than one being chased by a pair of Gallardos!

foto credit: www.lambocars.com

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foto of the day. 507 & Z8.

Two of my favourite  and MOST beautiful BMWs, together.  Striking, really….

BMW 507 & BMW Z8

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foto of the day. 11292009.

Lancias!

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BMW 5-series generations.

I can’t really be arsed to write about the current leakage of photos regarding the ‘NEW” BMW 5-Series…..because it’s boring.

What I do know, is that previous generations of 5-series have NOT been boring.  My absolute favourites are the first 2 (E12 and E28). Thus the most exciting part of the press release is actually the photo of ALL the 5-series generations together! Good wallpaper for you cuckoo 5-series fans.

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which porsche makes which sound?

Porsche is running a contest on their website to see if people can tell which Porsche makes which exhaust note.  Can you tell? The winner gets to participate in a Porsche Evolution driving event!  So go try it now!

http://www.porsche.com/microsite/evolution-911-competition/silverstone.aspx

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BMW 635csi vs. 645ci…generations.

I used to hate the new 6-series when it first came out, but these days i really am quite fond of it…..Bangle made me a believer!  The original 6-series was a true classic though, and it’s nice to see a pic of them together.  I wish they were the same colour though……

click twice to enlarge to full-res.

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porsche generations.

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My friend Matteo from Switzerland has a great site called Swiss Car Sightings where he takes some great pictures of cars he sees at gatherings, around Switzerland, around the rest of europe—along with photos of some of his great cars.  Among his great cars is the 964 featured in these photos along with an older 911 and the newest 997 C4S.  I could analyze and look at these pics all day marking the evolution patterns….

click on photos 2 times to get hi-res versions.

click here to see more pics and get the link to ALL the photosContinue reading

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