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The Coldest City On Earth.

This is YAKUTSK in Siberia.  Is it really that cold, you ask?

“No other place on the planet experiences the temperature extreme found here: in winter, the temperatures regularly fall to minus 40° (the coldest temperature recorded was -64°C) and in summer often reaches temperatures above 30°C”

Yakutsk has a population of 270,000 people (!).

Photographs by Steve Iuncker

Read the rest of the story and pics at: TIME

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

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quattrosnow.

what a GREAT photo of a B5 A4 (1.8T quattro).

quattro season is upon us! get your grip out.

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JSR Photography via Audi Sport

check this bad ass out.  an RS6 loaded up with fog lights! Wicked.

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via our friends at Motore

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Dreaming of snow.

Not too far away is the beauty of the winter. Find a friend with another Bugatti Veyron and a brisk drive through the winter boulevards and twisties!

This photograph is beautiful and ridiculous at the same time—-but still wonderful!

src: the game gtr

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video of the day. How men drive a Fulvia…

Through mud and snow!  Not much more complicated than this, of course…..but this video is 90 seconds of Lancia Fulvia daydreaming someone decided to film…videos like this remind me just how much I really dig the Fulvia…


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video of the day. Electric E30 and snow.

Well right after posting the Rimac Concept One debut below——was looking into the company to find more about their BMW E30 “testbed” and found this great video—-with the CEO Mate Rimac driving his E30 Electric in the snow to see how the Electric motor holds up in arctic climates.   I see signs for Zagreb, so I’m going to assume this is in Croatia!

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Snow! Finally!

Today, we finally got a tiny little snow storm……..not really enough to get truly excited about—-but still good fun to do circles in Brooklyn!!  A3 + quattro + snow tires = pretty much unstoppable great fun.

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foto of the day. stuck star.

an incompetent woman driving a winter-deprived SL into a snow bank and having a W123 E-Class estate hatch her escape plan!

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video of the day. missing the winter.

i don’t like the summer…in fact i think it sucks….people are annoying, nyc streets are filled with losers, and i don’t like sweating.   BRING BACK the winter and bring back the good times!  I can’t wait til i get the new car out onto the slopes.

here’s a video to let me daydream a bit……the big daddy version of my A3….the delicious RS3 (not sold in the US, or else it would have 100% been mine)



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foto of the day. TT.

I had no work today, but when i woke up i looked out the window and saw SNOW! everytime this happens, the voice of an 85 year-old rural farmer comes into my head and says “FIRE UP THE QUATTRO!”—–so i did.  driving in circles around my neighbourhood….it was lovely.  Grabbed some breakfast….and took the time to take a photo representing my morning.

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foto of the day. alfa-porsche-audi.

One of my favourite photos of recent memory…..FANTASTIC!

Foto taken by Thomas1978 (QW)

(click to enlarge)

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Winter glory!

NYC winters are generally boring, cold, and without snow.  This year is a beautiful concoction of endless snowfalls leading to a fantastic daily commute!  Here’s a crappy cell phone photo to show my struggles of daily parallel parking in heavily restricted side streets of manhattan! I would have it no other way.  Luckily when it snows here, all of the “alternate side rules” get suspended; which means open parking spots for me without some of the fights I have had with other drivers in the past….all part of my NYC experience.

(and yes, that is the IEDEI mobile)

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wicked: RS3.

BRING IT!

the new Audi RS3…doing what Audis do best…with a fantastic 5 Cylinder growl (engine from TT-RS).

 

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foto of the day. 131 Abarth.

Fiat 131 Abarth

(click to enlarge)

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SNOW!

(thanks to Elyse Sewell for sharing this glorious photo with me, not sure where it was taken…)

Well it snowed like we were at war with the sky over the weekend here in NYC.   I learned several things during this snowstorm.

A) People in NYC have no idea how to drive through snow.  Having grown up in Michigan and then lived 3 years in Chicago taught me very well how to drive during a snowstorm.  People here have extreme difficulty in judging whether their car can clear certain ‘mounds’ of snow.  On the corner of our street in Brooklyn…..There were 10s of cars stuck over a period of just a few hours.  Some cars in Brooklyn REMAIN stuck even now…..

B) I drive a very low to the ground modified with a stiff suspension, 18 inch lightweight wheels, and on all-seasons.  my TT quattro had absolutely no trouble handling the snow in any way.  There wasn’t a single time i felt unstable or unable to clear any snowbanks.  Most of you know I am a major Audihead….and this is why.  These cars are unstoppable by weather.  While other people stay parked during inclement storms, Audis come ALIVE!  It was great to see people with looks of disbelief as i passed their stuck SUVs and trucks in my low black coupe…..i even heard “what the hell is that thing!?”.

C) NYC was not prepared at all for this storm…..and their lack of proper cleanup is basically simple negligence and/or a mixture of holiday relaxation combined with unexpected ‘large’ storm status.  There are still major streets in our area which are unplowed, and have now turned into ice.  Unacceptable!

D) NYC people are tough.  Much tougher than others.  i saw plenty of people walking around, trudging through large stacks of knee high or even thigh high snow. In other cities, you’d see people sitting on their couch eating chips and watching TV.   There were people stuck 6 hours on the A train going through Queens without heat or food on Monday morning….i’m guessing these people took the subway again today to work.

E) I need boots.  No i’ve never worn boots….even in Detroit or Chicago i never did…but i also never had to walk so much as i do here…and my lack of boots means that the dude you see slipping and sliding all over the sidewalk is probably me trying to regain my balance.

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foto of the day. A110.

my #1 dream car……ALPINE-RENAULT A110.

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foto of the day.

Saab 96. rally style.

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foto of the day.

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Ice + Snow Driving in a vintage Porsche 911 (video).

DR Porsche 911 Ice Driving

Drivers Republic has posted a brilliant 2-part video, of a vintage rally Porsche 911 rally car flying through snowy paths.  It’s dreamy, and as usual—a very well done D*R* video.

Watch both parts here:

Part 1

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Part 2

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foto of the day…

click 2 times through the foto for the HI-RES version.

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