Thursday, May 31, 2012

German Autoblogger Bloglight: Škoda


Skoda Citigo in Hamburg, Germany


Hey Guys

The german Autoblogger (Blogger Auto Award) now announced, for the second time, a Car manufacturer that was in our moths "Spotlight". So this time it's the Czech manufacturer Škoda.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Car Parade at Klassikwelt Bodensee 2012




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Some Impressions of the "Car Parade" while Klassikwelt Bodensee's Saturday evening show. In total there were so much more Cars, but when the Motorbikes were doing their rounds for about 20 Minutes I left ...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

LANCIA LEGENDS - Where are you?



Photo by lancia-legends.com


Hey Guys
Something that every little kid knows: Legends are immortal! But a much greater joy is when you see Legends in action. May it be an outstanding personality or a Car, in both ways you are impressed by their charisma.
Cars that definitely shouldn't be forgotten are the "Lancia Legends". I just need to read the name Delta Integrale HF and my heart beats stronger. Aren't Cars with a history music to your eyes and ears?

If you agree (you don't need to one one by yourself), why not come and join the LANCIA LEGENDS at the Europa Park in Rust this September?

Carspotting: Maserati Ghibli





Hey Guys
I've spotted this Maserati Ghibili outside the Halls of this Years Klassikwelt Bodensee in Friedrichshafen.
The Ghibli is named after a hot sahara wind and was built from 1966 to 1973. At this time the Ghibli was much more expensive than its "competitors", the Lamborghini Miura, Ferrari Daytona etc. In those 8 years were 1,124 Coupes and 125 Spyder models sold. Some of the owners were Jean-Paul Belmondo, Sammy Davis Junior or Henry Ford II.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

TEST DRIVE: Chevrolet Captiva 2012



Hey Guys
On Thursday I had the great chance to drive the Chevrolet Captiva around Munich with the other Bloggers Jan and Jens. How a "small girl" (quote of a comment by Cartman22100) can survive in a Big City with lots of traffic in the late afternoon in the spacious Captiva ... continue reading to find it out! ;-)

Friday, May 25, 2012

at the Mercedes-Benz Gallery in Munich, first floor





Hey Guys
At the first Floor of the Mercedes-Benz Gallery in Munich it was like Paradise for me. All the little and different SL modelcars. Aaawwww! Suitable to the "SL" theme there. In case you're next there, why don't you come by? ;-)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Spotted: Bronze Bentley Continental




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Yesterday I've spotted this nice/ugly/interesting/... Bentley Continental in the streets of Munich. I would define the color as bronze, but those green stripes are really not my cup of coffee, but what about you?

Testing meinfernbus.de

Meinfernbus Promotion in Friedrichshafen

Hey Guys
When its about envorinmental friendly travelling most of us know that taking a bus/coach or the train are on top of the list. But for most routes there are no Coaches available and buses aren't everyones favourite.
But whats's not pretty new and easy is meinfernbus.de, a german company which is focused on bringing people easily and fast from A to B or C.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Oldtimer Sunset while the Klassikwelt Bodensee 2012




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While the Klassikwelt Bodensee last week there was the popular "Oldtimer Sunset" at the Lake of Constance scheduled for Friday. As there wasn't the best weather forecasted, and it really wasnt that good, I only took my Digital-Camera with me instead of the DSLR.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

TEST DRIVE: Opel Ampera (Chevy Volt)





Hey Guys
On Tuesday there was the first Day of the annual "Klassikwelt Bodensee" and "the electric Avenue" in Friedrichshafen at the Lake of Constance in Germany. Both are Fairs all around mobility - Cars (!!), Motorboats, Motorbikes and Planes. Surely I will focus more on the Things on 4 wheels, so lets go on with this!

After the Business Talk of "TEA Expo" I had the Chance to Test Drive the Opel Ampera (Chevrolet Volt in the US) a few Kilometers outside the Halls. According to my GoPro Video the Test Drive took about 25 Minutes including a Photo-Stop.
So don't await too much, but I can already promise you more details about Opel's "24h Mobility Test" with 11 Amperas, which started on Friday morning soon!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Spot of the Day: RENAULT ALPINE A310


Hey Guys

At the Klassikwelt Bodensee I've also spotted not only one but in total 3 Renault Alpine. I liked the light blue colored the most, so a bit more Pictures and Details of this one.

The French automotive designer Robert Opron redisigned the Alpine A310 while he worked for Renault from 1975 to 1985. (The Renault Fuego and Renault 9 are also his works) The original Body look goes back to Trevor Fiore, who also worked for Monteverdi.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Classic Mercedes at Klassikwelt Bodensee 2012





Hey Guys
This Evening there is a "Classic Car Parade" at the Klassikwelt Bodensee where I will, of course, film and snap a lot!
Here now some first Carspotting-Finds around the Fairs Parking Lots - classic Mercedes.

Dornier DO 24 ATT entering the Lake of Constance




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While the "Oldtimer Sunset" yesterday evening straight at the Lake of Constance in Friedrichshafen, Germany, the historic flying boat Dornier Do 24 ATT entered the Lake of Constance.

The DO 24 ATT has three Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45 turboprop engines .

Friday, May 18, 2012

Carspotting at the Klassikwelt Bodensee 2012




Hey Guys
As you can see on this first Pictures of this years Klassikwelt Bodensee I really like old BMW's, the Renault Alpina and, oh, wait, I really love all Classic Cars. So here now a first bunch. I'm now off to snap more. :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Electric Avenue 2012

Hey Guys

Here yo find an overview of my 2012's THE ELECTRIC AVENUE reportage.

The Electric Avenue (TEA) is an Expo for future Mobility that takes place for the 4th time while the Klassikwelt Bodensee in Friedrichshafen at the Lake of Constance in Friedrichshafen. Besides Informations about the current available E-Cars and Electric Vehicles Visitors are also able to TEST DRIVE almost every exhibited model on real streets. So come by until May 20th 2012!

Let's go: Klassikwelt Bodensee & Tea Expo 2012



Hey Guys
When you're reading this now I'm already on my way to this Years Klassikwelt Bodensee, or are already there and falling into a photo and video trance.

What's awaiting you and me there this year?
Classic and historical Cars of every decade, historical Planes and Boats but also the "future" welcomes us at "the electric avenue", an Expo for alternative mobility.

To come in mood for 4 Days full of Cars, Cars and Cars (and Planes and Motorboats) now a few Impressions of the past Klassikwelt Bodensee and electric avenue which took part in May 2011.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

TEST DRIVE: Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell





Hey Guys

What's better to do on a free afternoon than (test) driving a new Car?! That's what I did on Tuesday afternoon in Munich, thanks to the local Mercedes-Benz dealer.

In the meantime I have some serious problems to count all the "E-Cars" I've recently drove, but I guess this is now the 5th Alternative Powered Car I'm driving by myself. I do not forget about the numbers because they are unimportant in my eyes, but most of them are "normal Cars" with some serious daily usage abilities. So nothing really different from "outside"!

Now a bit more about my test drive I had with the "Elch-Class" which is completely Electric Powered - the Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

45 Years AMG at the Mercedes-Benz Gallery in Munich





Hey Guys
Today there's a new exhibition starting at the Mercedes-Benz Gallery at the Odeonsplatz in Munich - "45 Years of AMG" are there celebrated for almost 1,5 months up from now!

Either come soon by, or later, in about three weeks there will be a replacement for the S63 AMG there. Also something red, a bit older and very very famous ... do you already know what it might be? ;-)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Carspotting in Munich - Spyder Performante, Zeppelin, ...




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Besides of the 3 kilogram lighter special version Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante there was also the most expensive production sedan in the world, that is limited to only 100 units, today in Munich, the Maybach Zeppelin . . . and some more Cars, like the Hamann Tycoon Evo M.

I can't wait for all the Arabs to arrive at the Maximilianstrasse in Munich, with all their nice (and sometimes tuned/cutsomized) Cars. But of course all the other Supercar and Sportscar Owners are more than warmly welcomed! :)

Video: McLaren MP4-12C - Walk around and Details


Hey Guys

Here now finally the Walk-around Video of the white McLaren MP4-12C I've spotted at the Tuning World Bodensee a few weeks back.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Google Image Search: Crazy Cars - what I found




Hey Guys

I again searched on Google for some "Crazy Cars", thats what I found!
(Click on eachs Picture for the Original Source!)

Aren't they more than craaaazy??

at the AUDI FORUM in INGOLSTADT



Hey Guys
On Tuesday, when I went to Ingolstadt, Germany, to visit the "museum mobile" (=Audi Museum) there was the 123rd Annual General Meeting of the AUDI AG and so every model was exhibited outside the Audi Forum. What a fortune!
Now some Pictures I shot on the Ground and some from top of the museum.

You can see: Audi A1, Audi A3, Audi A4, Audi RS4, Audi A5, Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8, Audi Q3, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, Audi TTS, Audi R8 GT, Audi R8 GT Spyder - huuuh, have I missed one?

More Pictures, like the ones of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale and the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 are already online.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Drive the new AUDI A3 with me!



Hey Guys
Photo by bimmertoday.de
Can you remember when I took YOU with me to the Geneva Motor Show this past March? (I created a Shirt with your Names on, so I wasn't alone and you were able to be in Geneva!)


Now I want to take YOU again with me!

In the beginning of June I'll be Test Driving the new AUDI A3, and you can be there with me!

You have time to Participate until May 26th.



So, what are you waiting for? Comment 'YES' here below and you'll be in! (Only the Comments here will count because it's easier for me to have you on one place instead of dozens all over the internet. And I won't forget someone!) :-)

Friday, May 11, 2012

TUNING WORLD BODENSEE outside Part 3/3




Hey Guys
Let's start this penultimate Post of this years Tuning World Bodensee with some words from the official Press Release...
"At the exhibition’s tenth anniversary, 95,300 visitors (compared to 87,000 in 2011) from all over Europe came to Lake Constance to see 235 exhibitors and a record number of 28 world premieres."

But how liked the exhibitors this years Fair?

Harald Schmidtke, CEO of the Association for Automotive Tuners (VDAT): "It was a positive experience, like every year. You can tell that the industry enjoys being here. The attendance figures for 2012 confirm that the exhibition’s concept has been a success among tuning enthusiasts and consumers.”

Christof Schulte, Sales Division Manager, Heinrich Eibach GmbH: "In short, the exhibition couldn’t have gone any better. We’re satisfied with everything and are delighted with the very positive response to our products, as well as with our excellent stand location here in Hall B5. Visitors aren’t just interested in looking, but also in meeting exhibitors.”

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lamborghini Supertrofeo Stradale + Aventador in Ingolstadt




Hey Guys
It is definitely not common that you see a red Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale in the public and not caged somewhere inside a House, a Motor Show or something else. But then, next to a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. Niiiiice!!

Today there was the 123rd Annual General Meeting of the AUDI AG and sure they had to present what they do ... so the whole area around the AUDI Forum in Ingolstadt was an open exhibition of ALL AUDIs, two nice Lamborghinis and also a few Ducati were there! But these Photos will follow the next Days, just like the ones from inside.

Spot of the Day: Citroën Rosali




Hey Guys
Today another "Classic" Spot of the Day, the Citroen Rosali. Spotted someday I cant remember in 2011.

Between 1932 and 1938 the Rosalie was a light-weight racing Car (!) and there were three models available. The 8CV, 10 CV and 15CV.

The Rosalie 8CV hat a four cylinder 1452 cc engine with 32 PS. You're right, were talking here about racing Cars. The 10 CV was 30 centimeter longer than the 8 CV and had 36 PS. The 15 CV had an 2650 cc engine with 56 PS. The "Légère-Version" of it made it up to a Top Speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

TUNING WORLD BODENSEE outside Part 2/3


Hey Guys
Now Part 2/3 of the Cars I've spotted while the end of the last Day at the Tuning World Bodensee.
A Lamborghini, Ferraris, Volkswagen, Renault, Škoda, Porsche and BMWs. And a few more ones are waiting for you here this time.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Autobild.de NEU ab Mitte Mai 2012



Sorry, but this Post is only necessary for the German speaking people!

Hey Guys

Bald ist es soweit, dann wird das doch schon minimal veraltete Design von autobild.de in die Tonne gekloppt und etwas komplett neues wird uns erwarten! Breiter, Schneller, Überraschender, mit diesen Schlagwörtern wird die neue Seite beschrieben. Was genau dahinter steckt?

Monday, May 7, 2012

TUNIND WORLD BODENSEE outside Part 1/3




Hey Guys
As I wasn't really at this years TWB ... I do miss nothing ... I don't have much pictures to show from inside the Halls. But as every year I was waiting outside for the Cars to drive by. Here now Part 1/3 of these Pictures.
I've also spotted a McLaren MP4-12C there. Have you already seen this one?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cars of the Week: smart




Hey Guys
Todays Cars of the Week are more than one Car this time - it's smart!
A small Car that's vision was to be perfect for urban areas and has a lot in common with the swiss swatch watches. Want to know why it once was called "Swatchmobile" and get to know more things? Continue reading ;-)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Spot of the Day: McLaren MP4-12C


Hey Guys
While the last evening of this years Tuning World Bodensee I've spotted this beautiful McLaren MP4-12C outside the Halls. It was the first time that I've seen the McLaren in real and outside a Motor Show. And then one in white <3.
I was waiting for about 20 Minutes next to it till the Driver or someone else with a key would come, but no one came, unfortunately. So no Video with Sound. One, where I captured the Car and some Details, will follow soon!






















Lisa

E-Cars at the Bodensee Elektrik 2012




Hey Guys
As Part of the "1. Bodensee Klassik" the first "Bodensee elektrik" took also part up from Thursday until today. 23 alternative powered Cars were sent on a 80 km Route around the beautiful lanscapes the Lake of Constance offers. With sunshine the Cars arrived much later than expected at the passing point in Tettnang and so most of the spectators, which were applauding the first 140 classic Cars.
Would be nice for the next time if the "electric" Cars could start before the normal Classics, so everyone would be still there!

You now see Cars like the Tesla Roadster, Opel Ampera and Chevrolet Volt, the Fisker Karma, the Peugeot iOn and Mitsubishi iMiev, Renault Fluence Z.E., Jaguar Windreich E, the Karabag Fiat 500E, Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-motion, BMW Active E 1-series Coupe, smart ED, Audi A1 e-tron and A3 e-tron and a lot Mercedes-Benz like the A-Class E-Cell, B-Class F-Cell and a Vito E-Cell. The Rinspeed Dock+Go also participated but I haven't seen him :(

Thursday, May 3, 2012

AUTO BILD KLASSIK 2012 - People




Hey Guys
Today I attended the "AUTO BILD KLASSIK" Oldtimer Rallye and the "AUTO BILD electric", a Rallye for alternative powered Cars. It was a blast, definitely!
But before I start censoring the Cars number plates before publishing them now Pictures of the Drivers and Co-Drivers of todays first Dayas well as some Detailshots. I bet you recognize one or two or more people! ;-)

More Pictures the next Days!