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Cars at RM Auctions at Villa Erba 2013 Part 2

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Here the second Part of the Photos taken of the 'to be Auctioned' Cars at Villa Erba during the Concorso d'Eleganza 2013.

Which ones would you have bought?

BMW Zagato Roadster Concept at Villa d'Este 2013

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Besides the Debut of the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe and the Concorso for Concept Cars I also found the BMW Zagato Roadster Concept in some corner. This Concept Car was once designed by Zagato and BMW for last years Concorso d'Eleganza and was present this time as well.

SMEG Fiat 500 Design Fridge

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Fiat Design collaborated with SMEG to create a super-stylish "Fiat 500"-Fridge .. err, want!!

For me as a 'not so normal'-Girly-Girl I never had an attraction for kitchen-related things or even fridges. Sure, the SMEG fridges are always the coolest ones when walking through the electronics shop to the camera or computer areas, but THIS one is really the first one that screams "TAKE ME HOME TO YOU. NOW!" at me. Well, I would, if I could!

This SMEG Fiat 500 was presented on May 30th at the Colette Store in Paris and can be ordered up from June. If you want one - available in white, green and red - you find the E-Mail adress below. But note that the current production time is at around 2 months.

My Bugatti 57SC Atlantic Pictures featured by Bugatti

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You might have already seen it on Facebook, some of my Pictures of the stunning Bugatti 57SC Atlantic have just been featured by Bugatti, wohoo!
You can see my Pictures in their Facebook Gallery and their flickr Gallery as well.

Indeed I'm now finally at the point where my Camera (EOS 650D, bought back in Dec '12) finally does what I want her to do (yes! :D) and some of my latest Pictures really impress me so I can't belive that they've been taken by myself...


Do you like these Pictures of the Bugatti 57SC and his owner Ralph Lauren as well?

Concorso d'Eleganza 2013: Pininfarina Sergio Concept

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At the Concorso d'Eleganza 2013 at Villa d'Este weren't just Vintage Cars, there was also a Category for Concept Cars. Among the Gran Lusso Coupé and the Aston Martin CC100 I also really liked this one, the Pininfarina Serio Concept which once debuted at the Geneva Motor Show this past March.

More Pictures of the P1 and other Concept Cars soon!

New BMW X5 debuts at Frankfurt Motor Show 2013

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A few hours ago BMW just released Info on their new BMW X5, the now third generation of the "Sports Activity Vehicles"-Founder. The BMW X5 will celebrate its public debut during the Frankfurt Motor Show beginning from Week 37 in September 2013 and hit your local BMW Dealers in November 2013.

What's new?

Engine Variants new 2013 BMW X5

BMW just released Info about the new 2013 (or is it already 2014?!) BMW X5. Here the Engine variants:

Concorso d'Eleganza 2013: 60 Years Corvette at Villa Erba

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Corvette is celebrating their 60's Birthday this Year and so they celebrated it at the Concorso d'Eleganza's Villa Erba during the past weekend as well.

On Saturday morning there have been, unfortunately, not that many Cars, so just these few Pictures :-(

Gallery: Concorso d'Eleganza 2013 Part 3

Hey Guys Here Part 3 of an overall Concorso d'Eleganza 2013 Gallery, taken at Villa d'Este on Saturday (May 25th).
Check out as well:  Gallery: Concorso d'Eleganza 2013 Part 2 and Gallery: Concorso d'Eleganza 2013 Part 1

Gallery: Concorso d'Eleganza 2013 Part 2

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Here the 2nd Gallery of Pictures taken at Concorso d'Eleganza 2013 last Saturday. Some Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari, ...

Enjoy them!

BMW Motorrad: Concept Ninety at Villa Erba during Concorso d'Eleganza 2013

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In honor of '90 Years BMW Motorrad' and '40 Years BMW R 90S' the Bavarians created the "Concept Ninety" in cooperation with the custom bike company Roland Sands Design. This orange and shining star was exhibited at Villa Erba during the Concorso d'Eleganza 2013 among other remarkable BMW Motorbikes. Another 2 Posts with Pictures of them follow the next Days!


Concorso d'Eleganza 2013: Ferrari Dino 166P / 206P (1965)

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Here Pictures and a Video of a Ferrari Dino 166P / 206P taken at the Villa d'Este at Concorso d'Eleganza 2013.

This Ferrari Dino 166P/206P is owned by Andreas Mohringer and started in Class I "Racing imprives the breed" as number 98.

Exterior-Details: BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé at Villa d'Este 2013

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Here my final shots of the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé Concept from last Saturday at Villa d'Este with a focus on some Exterior-Details.

Hope you were now able to see the Car out of some different angles, like If you stood right in front of it by yourself :)

Aston Martin CC100 Concept at Villa d'Este 2013

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At the Concorso d'Eleganza Aston Martin presented their new Aston Martin CC100 Concept at the grounds of Villa d'Este. The CC100 was created to celebrate and honor the 100th Birthday of the Brand.

Ralph Lauren and his Bugatti 57SC Atlantic at Concorso d'Eleganza 2013

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I've already published Pictures of the stunning Bugatti 57SC Atlantic on Saturday, but at this moment I haven't realized who the owner of this ~ 40-Million-Dollar-Car is .. passionated Car-Collector Ralph Lauren, and he was even present at the Concorso!

So here Part 2 with Pictures of the Car and a little Video with some Driving-Scenes and 73-year old Mister Lauren, enjoy it!

BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé DRIVING-Video

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Here it is, the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé DRIVING at the Concorso d'Eleganza 2013 at Villa d'Este right at Lake Como in Italy.

How do you like it's V12-engine Sound? :P

If you want to know more about the Gran Lusso Coupe by BMW and Pininfarina, check out these Posts: "BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé" Premiere at Concorso d'Eleganza and LIVE: Pininfarina BMW Gran Lusso Coupé at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2013

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Cars at RM Auctions at Villa Erba 1/2

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Here Part 1 of 2 of the Cars being auctioned at the "RM Auction" at Villa Erba. I haven't been live at the Auction as I would have cried all the time as all the Cars were going to other garages and not to mine ..

Which ones of these should wander into your garage?

Rolls-Royce Wraith at Villa d'Este 2013

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At the Villa d'Este there was also a "Rolls-Royce Exhibition" showing potential Buyers what they get for their Money. I had a closer look at the new Rolls Royce Wraith .. how do you like it?

BMW M1 at Concorso dEleganza 2013

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Here some Pictures of a very beautiful grey BMW M1 from 1980. It participated in the Concorso in Class G "Speed and Style" and had the number 78.

Gallery: Concorso d'Eleganza 2013 Part 1

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Here the first of a few Parts taken at the famous Concorso d'Eleganza at Lake Como. These I've taken at the grounds of Villa d'Este.

And yes, it's raining (part-time) and the 12 degrees celsius feel more like -10, but I won't die because the Cars keep my heart warm :)

Bugatti 57SC Atlantic (1938) at Concorso d'Eleganza 2013

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What a stunning Car, the Bugatti 57SC Atlantic from 1938, at the Concorso d'Eleganza 2013 at Villa d'Este. It's from 1938, has 8 cylinders with 3257 cc. The owner of it is nothing less than Mister Ralph Lauren, from the US, himself. It's starting in Class B with the number 24. The coachwork was once done by Jean Bugatti. Check out this Link for some more Impressions of this own Car Museum: Ralph Laurens Car collection.

In the pictures you can see Bernd Wieland, Chief-Editor of german Auto Bild ;-)

LIVE: Pininfarina BMW Gran Lusso Coupé at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2013

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To fit perfectly to the luxorious environment BMW unveiled the whole outcome of their first collaboration with Pininfarina at the grounds of Villa d'Este during the Concorso d'Eleganza at Lake Como in Italy on Friday evening, the Pininfarina BMW Gran Lusso Coupe.

Pininfarina's task was it to add their distinctive signature to a high-end luxury Car. Typical BMW proportions like a long wheelbase, stretched bonnet and set-back greenhouse were completed by Pininfarinas eye for the special thing.

Roadtrip to Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013 - Day 1

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Here some Pictures of out Roadtrip to the Concorso d’Eleganza at Lake Como. We drove with a Ablaze Red Pearl Suzuki Swift Sport from Germany to Italy. From Cloudy to Snow to Sun and 17 Degrees Celsius.

Gallery: 2013 Ford Fiesta ST

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During the TUNING WORLD Bodensee I've had the chance to Test Drive the 2013 Ford Fiesta ST, before publishing my thoughts on this Car, here the Gallery.

"BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé" Premiere at Concorso d'Eleganza

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Today both BMW and Pininfarina will unveil the result of their latest cooperation, the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este at Lake Como.

Review: GRIP - Das Motormagazin (Print)

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Can you remember my little Interview in the german motoring magazine "GRIP - Das Motormagazin"?

Here I'm now reviewing the first GRIP-Mag of 2013 for you!

2016: New MERCEDES-BENZ GT Sports-Coupé!

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In 2016 Mercedes-Benz will release a new Sports-Coupe, the Mercedes-Benz GT! As a successor of the SLS, which production ends in 2015, the GT competes against the sporty but legendary Porsche 911.

Private Car / Club Area at TUNING WORLD Bodensee 2013 Part 2/3

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Here the 2nd of 3 Parts, taken during the Tuning World Bodensee in Friedrichshafen two Weeks ago, at the Private Car and Private Club Car Area.

My favorites are the Bumblebee Camaro and the orange SLK - what's yours?

GIVE AWAY: Grip - Das Motormagazin

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This Post is for the German speaking People only, sorry!

Na, wer hat Interesse an einem GIVE AWAY mit Fanartikeln von GRIP - Das Motormagazin?

Noch bis zum Sonntag 26. Mai könnt ihr der Gewinner dieser GRIP Tasse und des coolen GRIP Shirts werden! Einfach eine Mail mit dem Stichwort "Grip" an Info@the-car-addict.com schicken.

Mille Miglia 2013: Ferrari and Lancia

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Rushing accidentally into the Mille Miglia while actually attending the International MINI Meeting, Saturday was really a Day full of Joy!

Here the Pictures of Ferrari's and Lancia's driving racing by ;)

Photos: IMM 2013 Mugello - Part 2

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Classic Mini and New MINI all over .. just at the International MINI Meeting (IMM) in Mugello this past Weekend. They say that there were about 2200 Mini and MINI.

Here now the 2nd of about 6 Parts of Photos, enjoy them and stay tuned for some Mille Miglia Impressions later today!

Mille Miglia 2013: Bugatti, Pagani, Ferrari

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Accidentally but fortunately I bumped into the Mille Miglia on Saturday after the IMM, what a damn joy it was!

Here some first Pictures while writing you from the other side of Italy, the nice Adria. Enjoy the Bugatti Veyron (does anybody know the exact edition name of this one?), Pagani Zonda and Huayra and a Ferrari F12.

Photos: IMM 2013 Mugello - Part 1

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Here some first Pictures taken yesterday at the IMM 2013 (International MINI Meeting) in Mugello Italy.

Roadtrip to IMM 2013 - Day 2

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After a sun-rain-snow-rain first Day the second didn't start better: Rain, of course! When we arrived at Lake Garda, after 150 km driving, the rain finally stopped and after our Lunch-Break, when it was my turn again to drive, even the sun came out and Nicole and I opened our MINI Knightsbridge Roof!

A more detailed Review of the Car will follow the next Days, but what I really liked while driving our little MINI - everyone is SO friendly and positive about the Car!
After Lake Garda we switched from small roads to the Autostrada and soo many Truck Drivers gave us signals while driving by (It wasn't because of weird driving, definitely not!) or so so many heads turned around when they overtook us as we were driving chilly with 100 - 130 km/h on the right lane. Normally I'm one of those People always driving on the left lane, if I have a suitable Car, but this time I haven't even missed driving fast, overtaking anyone, making time good etc. The almost 8 hours o…

Roadtrip to IMM (International Mini Meeting) Day 1

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Today the second Day of our Roadtrip to the IMM (International MINI Meeting) starts, just about 400 km to Mugello!

Here some Pictures taken yesterday, during our first Day, while driving from Munich to South Tyrol. From Sun (of course we had the roof down), to rain and finally to snow at the Jaufenpass. Well, what else in May, in Italy..

Off to #IMM2013 and #notnormalRT with MINI 8-)

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Right as you are reading this I might be still stuck in any delayed train or already run though Munich's Central Station to catch a Metro to the BMW Welt.

What I'm going to do there? Picking up a Car! But not just any BMW, no, a MINI, a Classic MINI! *Excitement at 100%* I still can't belive it, but among some other Blogger/Journalists we are ROADTRIPPIN' to the International Mini Meeting in Mugello, Tuscany. With classic MINI's. Even though I'm a bit "scared" as it's my first trip with a Classic Car I'm of course looking forward to it - a Mr.Bean-Style-Roadtrip! ;-)

New 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class - ALL the Terms and innovations from A to Z

New 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, for Pictures check this out: click

ACTIVE BODY CONTROL (ABC)Subfunction of the suspension system MAGIC BODY CONTROL. The Mercedes-Benz ABC suspension has four suspension struts with hydraulic cylinders to set the force individually in each suspension strut, thus all but completely eliminating the lifting, rolling and pitching motion of the vehicle body. Various acceleration sensors send information about the current driving situation to the control unit which, in turn, compares this information with the data received from the pressure sensors in the suspension struts and the level sensors on the axle links. Based on the results of this comparison, the system calculates control signals which are then converted into precisely measured oil flows by servohydraulic values at the front and rear axle.

Live Pictures from the 2014 S-Class World Premiere in Hamburg

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I'm not at at the World Premiere of the brand new2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class in Hamburg right now, but I nevertheleess have some first Live-Pictures from you.

Thanks to this addicting App called Instagram I've seen #sclass Pictures by other Bloggers and voila, here they are for you!

2013 Gumball 3000 Cars, Hypercars, Sportscars, ...

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Here they are, the first Pictures of the Ferrari's, Lamborghini's, Aston Martin's Jaguar's, ... participating at this years Gumball 3000 Rally through Europe.

Renault Twizy by Pioneer and Elia at TUNING WORLD Bodensee 2013

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Everyone who ever said "the Twizy sucks" should please shut up now ... as HERE is a TUNED Renault Twizy. Yes, you read right!

Renault Twizy + Pioneer + Elia = Tuned Renault Twizy.
It's so easy so I'm wondering why this is the first TRT (Tuned Renault Twizy)  I ever see?!

Pictures of the MISS TUNING 2013 Final

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Here a few Pictures I took during the MISS TUNING Final on Sunday. I haven't took that many as I was focussing on writing down what they say during their interview .. just to make sure to have anything for any girl as every still had the chance on becoming the new MISS TUNING.

Tuning-Carspotting at TUNING WORLD Bodensee Part 1/2

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Some of the Cars I found outside the Halls during the TUNING WORLD Bodensee this past Weekend. There haven't been that much Cars parking next to the Fairground, but nevertheless, here now Part 1 of 2.

Preview: S-Class WORLD PREMIERE in Hamburg on May 15th 2013

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On Wednesday evening Mercedes-Benz reveals their new Flagship, the brandnew 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class in Hamburg, Germany. Not just at any Location, no, at the Airbus A380 Delivery Centre!

Just as the A380 is the world's largest and most advanced passenger aircraft, the new S-Class promisses ".. a previously unknown Dimension of luxury, comfort and efficiency in a limousine and highlights the Safety features of an automobile to an unprecedented level. Thus, it is more than ever synonymous with luxury and innovation in Automotive industry." as Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Daimler AG Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, says.

More than 100 craftsmen are working since Days to fix all the 35 km of power cables, 400 lights, 96 speakers and to install the 28 metres wirde LED video wall. Everything just for the new S-Class. Besides 750 international guests from Politics to Business Partners and Media there will be also a "Intern…

TUNING WORLD Bodensee: Private Cars at B6

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Some Pictures of the Cars at the TUNING WORLD Bodensee in the Private Car / Club-Area on Sunday evening, a few minutes before the 4 Days of Tuning-Crazyness ended.

Kinda sad that they went't by so fast :(

MISS TUNING 2013: Skoda Fabia for Leonie Hagmeyer-Reyinger

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Earlier I've already posted the announcement: Leonie Hagmeyer-Reyinger from near Ravensburg in Germany is the new MISS TUNING 2013. An exciting Year is awaiting her, and a new Car. A bright red Skoda Fabia in the special "Monte Carlo" Edition.

TOP 16 EUROPEAN TUNING SHOWDOWN 2013

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The EUROPEAN TUNING SHOWDOWN TOP 16 Cars. Full List with names and cars later ;-)

LEONIE IS MISS TUNING 2013

The 21-Year Old Leonie Hagmeyer-Rayinger from Schlier near Ravensburg is the new MISS TUNING 2013. Congratulations!!

Premium Car Area B5 at TUNING WORLD Bodensee 2013

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Hall B5 is the "Premium Car Area" with the Luxury Tuning Cars and Tuning-Companies. And Automotive Manufacturers like Skoda and Citroen. Aaaaaand the "at least 500 HP" section by german Magazine Auto Bild Sportscars.

TUNING WORLD Bodensee Private Car Area Part 1

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In the A-Hall-Side of the Fair the Private Tuners have space to exhibit their Babes and reasons for sleepless nights at the workshops. Some are "Daily Driven Bit**es", others are just Showcars. But in every Car there is so much heartblood!

MISS TUNING 2013 Finalists Presentation

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The 18 MISS TUNING Finalists aren't just there to smile nice and to walk around the Fair, no, they also had to learn a Choreography for their Presentations at the Performance Area in Hall A2 ;)

Here now Pictures of their Friday-Presentation.


Congratulations Leonie for winning MISS TUNING 2013!

TUNING WORLD Cars @ Accessories Halls (the Day before)

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For sure you can't see just the "end results" at the TUNING WORLD Bodensee, of course you're also able to buy all the latest Trend's.

Here now the Cars around the Accessories Halls. I've taken the Pictures 'the Day before', so some booths were still not 100% ready..

THEO Award .. the Winners at Tuning World Bodensee 2013

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The readers of both the German magazines TUNING and VW SPEED were able to choose their favorite Tuning-Products/Brands and Events. The Award Ceremony was held on Friday Evening at the TUNING WORLD Bodensee, right after it officially closed its doors.

The THEO Award is named after Theo Decker, one of the very first german Car Tuner from Essen.


And here are the Award-Winners and their Categories.

Picture Gallery "AutoBild Sportscars Rad des Jahres" and "YOKOHAMA 4x4 Awards"

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Yesterday evening, after the TUNING WORLD closed two Award Ceremonies were held next to the Fair ground - the AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS "Wheel of the Year" ("Rad des Jahres") plus the YOKOHAMA 4x4 Awards.

For sure the MISS TUNING Finalists were present as well. But of course much more People from the Tuning Industry Sector were there to celebrate the Awards.