Monday, April 30, 2012

German Autoblogger Spotlight: Renault




Hey Guys
Up from now the german Autoblogger (Blogger Auto Award) will announce one automotive manufacturer on a monthly basis to honor them. This time, for the first Time: Renault!

But for what are we honoring them? It's pretty easy, because they are one of the first manufacturers with a full range of Electric Vehicles (E.V.'s) but still not ignore their conventionally powered models. Can you remember the Test Drive I had with the Renault Twizy?

As you can see on the old Renault Estafette above (spotted together with Jens), Renault is producing nice Cars not just since yesterday ;-)

THE Answers about the RENAULT TWIZY




Hey Guys
Sorry that it took so long, but all the "Twizy Experts" at Renault are very very rare in these Days, so now, finally, all the answers to your questions you had about the new Renault Twizy.

AUDI in Beijing 2012




Hey Guys
Every Motor Show around the World is same to all the others... not!
In China everything is trimmed on "L"arge Cars with a longer wheelbase than the in Europe available models. What was AUDI presenting at the China Autoshow in Beijing this year?
The Motor Show is open to the public till May 2nd!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Spot of the Day: Autobianchi A112 Abarth


Hey Guys
I'm spending some Days in the beautiful Italy right now and this little Italian caught my attention yesterday evening - the Autobianchi A112 Abarth with 70 HP and will replace the "Car of the Week" today.

The first Abarth Version sof this A112 were introduced in 1971 with a 982 cc engine with 58 PS (43 kW; 57 bhp).

Saturday, April 28, 2012

at ABT Sportsline in Kempten


Hey Guys
Now a few "Behind the Scenes" shots taken yesterday while a pretty awesome Day - some other german Automotive Blogger (veight.de, passiondriving.de, mein-auto-blog.de) and I were able to test the AUDI's and VW's that ABT Sportsline in Kempten, Germany, customize with their own Body Parts and Software.

In the following pictures you see their Showroom in the Daimlerstrasse 2, behind the scenes shots and already a few of the Cars we drove. We had to choose between the Beetle "ABT Speedle", the ABT Volkswagen Tiguan, ABT Audi QS3, ABT Audi AS6, ABT Audi AS7 and the ABT Audi R8 GTS.

A more detailed Report, also with Videos, will follow!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Place to Visit: Boxenstop in Tuebingen





Hey Guys
A very nice MUST-"Place to Visit" is definitely the "Boxenstop Auto- und Spielzeugmuseum Tuebingen" near Stuttgart in Germany. The last and only time I've visited it was in 2007 and I really really have to go back soon!

The Boxenstop is a museum not only for Cars and Motorbikes, you can also find nearly eeeverything antique there. (Toy) Planes next to Dolls next to Cars next to small Cars next to Wine, next to old Jukeboxes and I could continue writing till tomorrow ... so If you have an heart for nice and classic things, go and breath the very unique atmosphere by your own!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

FOX NEWS Interiewed Lizzy Musi after her drag race accident




Hey Guys
One of the most horrific moments in Live is when you worked on something almost your whole life and then, from one second to another, the bubble of your dream bursts. But the most Important thing is to stand up and continue doing what you want!

Thats what happened to the 21 year old Lizzy Musi the past weekend while a Drag Race at the Bristol Dragway in the U.S.. Video and Interview below!

Monday, April 23, 2012

WHAT IS: What does 'horses' mean?




Hey Guys
To expand my "How to | What is" section you will find up from now every second Monday a new "HOW TO" or "WHAT IS". Every of your Questions will find here an answer, so YOU can be also an Car Addict! ;-)

On this Place (What do you want to know ... about CARS?) I'm collecting all your Questions, so please comment your Q's there and not here. OR on my Facebook Wall, of course!

So, let's start with the first one and explain "What does 'horses' mean?"

Saturday, April 21, 2012

TUNING WORLD BODENSEE 2012 - one week to go


Hey Guys
In exactly one Week (7 Days) the next 4 Days will be mainly about "deeper wider louder" Cars with shiny or matte rims and barely dressed Girls - Europes biggest Tuning Fair TUNING WORLD.
To give you an insight of what I mean and what happened in 2011 now some preview Pictures. I haven't done much Videos last year, this time it will be different, promissed!

Not to miss: TUNING WORLD 2012 - What's awaiting you!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Spot of the Day: Porsche 997 GT2


Hey Guys
Today I went to the AERO, a fair for general aviation, and for sure I checked the Parking Spaces out for some automotive sightings ... my eyes stopped at this 997 GT2. If I had a Porsche one day (this Day could be tomorrow, I wouldn't mind...), it would be this one for 100%!! :-)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Miss Tuning Finalists 2012 - Photos




Hey Guys
Their Nicknames are "nikkydiamond", "JustBibi1989", "PhaedraMueller1987", "KimJudge" or "ViolaFiore" and they all want the same, become the next MISS TUNING!
Every year Europes biggest Tuning Fair hosts this MISS-Contest, open for Girls from all over Europe. Last Year Mandy Lange became Miss Tuning 2011, who will it be in 2012? Who is your favorite?
Click on the Names of each Girl for more details!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

AirStage - When Cars learn to fly


Hey Guys

A new addition to the never ending dicussions about Mobility in our Future ... flying Cars!

Taken from their Homepage: Presentation of the Opel Astra – Only flying is better[...] The show ended with an eye catcher – “Only flying is better” – that was Opel’s advertising slogan. To give that slogan new meaning, the new Astra GTC floated out of the top of the “Gasometers”. It was actually a deceivingly realistic 1:1 scale model complete with headlights. The custom car weighed about 5kg (11 pounds). An Airstage employee from Schlaitdorf flew the scale model with a remote control. The founders of Airstage, Rainer and Günther Mugrauer, have been making anything their customers wish fly for about 8 years. This ranges from an everyday zeppelin all the way to a flying RV trailer. Rainer Mugrauer’s training as an aerospace manufacturer has given his so called light-frame models excellent flying characteristics. Not even the sky’s the limit!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Z.E. Test - Are you Electric?




Hey Guys
All over the Discussion "Are E.V's suitable for daily usage?" and then most say that the range is not enough for them... aawwww!

But what about a Test? Are YOU already "electric" enough for an E.V.?
Check it out: Renault Z.E. Test (english), spanish, French, German.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Cars at "Haug US Cars" in Stockach




Hey Guys

While our Second Day of the Efficiency Champions Driving Event with Mercedes-Benz Jens (rad-ab.com) and I passed by this left Dealership in Stockach near the Lake of Constance. Some years ago at the same place was a Volkswagen Dealer (Graf Hardenberg), but I guess they left this area... for some nice US-Cars like the Buick Skylark or the GMC Vandura.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Car of the Week: GMC Vandura




Hey Guys
Is there a more famous Car of a TV series on this planet? * Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think so... the GMC Vandura, better known as the "A-Team Van", is todays Car of the Week!

* besides KITT and Herbie :-)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Volkswagen TDI Commercial - High Gas Prices




Hey Guys
Who might have believed it in 2009, when this Video was released (??, at least in was uploaded in this year), that Volkswagen could envision our future?

Nowadays Gas Prices aren't fun, but this Video is it at least a bit. But Girls, what would you prefer? Flowers or Petrol? ;-)

Friday, April 13, 2012

At the Oldtimer Museum Messkirch



Mercedes 170 D a, from 1952

Hey Guys
It doesn't always have to be huge to be nice. In this way I want to introduce you the Oldtimer-Museum Messkirch. Just a few Cars, a small Hall but the beautyness counts.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

TUNING WORLD BODENSEE 2012 - Whats awaiting you!




Hey Guys
Just something about two weeks until this years TUNINGWORLD BODENSEE. Europes biggest Tuning Car Exhibition will take place for the 11th time from April 28th to May 1st, in Friedrichshafen at the Lake of Constance.
What is awaiting you, and me there?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Driving the E300 BlueTec Hybrid




Hey Guys
Finally!! When I now hear the word "Hybrid" the un-elegant picture of a Toyota Prius is f-i-n-a-l-l-y banned from my brain. Instead there is now a Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid driving in front of my eyes. Virtually. But the view from inside and while driving are also moments I wont forget soon!
To read how the "Sailing" and the Eco mode with such a Car felt, keep on reading! ;-)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Car of the Week: Volkswagen Saveiro



Volkswagen Saveiro / Gol Pick Up


Hey Guys
Today an Car that's not European, although it has an European DNA - the Volkswagen Saveiro. Or Gol Pick-Up. You can compare it with the VW Caddy.

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Cars at the MEILENWERK Boeblingen, Stuttgart




Hey Guys
In June 2011 I visited the MEILENWERK in Boeblingen, Stuttgart and expect the Lamborghini Murcielago 40th anniversary I havent posted my Spottings yet. So now an nice overload of several luxury and sports cars.


Btw: Just click once on one picture and you can browse all easily in the Lightbox. Have fun!

























































Lisa