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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3 comments
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 0 comments
|Photo by lancia-legends.com|
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?
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 1 comment
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 0 comments
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 0 comments
|Meinfernbus Promotion in Friedrichshafen|
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 0 comments
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 1 comment
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 0 comments
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 0 comments
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 1 comment
Thursday, May 17, 2012 0 comments
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!
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 3 comments
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 0 comments
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 2 comments
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! :)
Sunday, May 13, 2012 1 comment
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??
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 1 comment
|Photo by bimmertoday.de|
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 0 comments
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 0 comments
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.
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 0 comments
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 0 comments
Sorry, but this Post is only necessary for the German speaking people!
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 0 comments
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 1 comment
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 0 comments
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!
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 0 comments
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!