Not just during Fashion Week, also during Motor Shows there are nearly a thousand Drivers/Chauffeurs nearly constantly driving around, driving important or less important people from one spot to another and back. But is the Job of a Driver really that nice? Are there disadvantages, what are the advantages?
The Sartorialist, very well known in the Fashion Scene, made this Video during Milan Fashion Week (I guess) and uploaded it in July on YouTube. Don't miss this Piece of Art and Interview with some Professional Drivers. And no doubt, what happens in the Car stays in the Car! ;-)
After posting just Pictures, for the second time, of the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever, the Rolls-Royce Wraith, I think it's time to tell you a little bit more about the Car and share with you my Daydreaming-Experience from the Frankfurt Motor Show.
I had my first closer look at the Rolls-Royce Wraith, after its debut at Geneva Motor Show in March, during Concorso d'Eleganza at Lake Como back in May. Right after the entrance there were some Rolls-Royce standing in the middle of green grass next to the Lake - If I'd be rich I would do the same: position a nice Car in my huge Garden, like a Sculpture, and look at it for hours to understand its Design language and soak up its positive energy. Of course I could place it also in my living room, but that's definitely too mainstream for a Car like the Rolls-Royce Wraith.
Bugatti, for most of us just a dream we'll ever admire. Not just todays Veyron models are more than Luxury, also the most expensive Vintage Car in the World is a Bugatti, the maybe prettiest Automobile ever: the Bugatti 57SC Atlantic. The father of this stunning Design was Jean Bugatti, third of four kids by Ettore Bugatti.
If you know Audi a little you know: Motor Sport is a huge thing for Audi. As well as Quattro plays a big role for the Ingolstadt based manufacturer since decades. To transfer the Audi Genes into the 21st Century they just unveiled the Audi Sport quattro concept at Frankfurt Motor Show.
For sure there are not just all the BIG car manufacturers at the Frankfurt Motor Show, there are also some more or less unknown - for us europeans - such as Changan. According to Wikipedia they produce around 300.000 Cars per Year. Have you ever heard about them?
Here some first LIVE Pictures of the brand new Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe, presented just some minutes ago at the huge Mercedes-Benz Press Conference at Frankfurt Motor Show.
Available to buy up from 2014 the Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe will be more than just another model of the in 2013 launched S-Class Saloon. The S-Class Coupe is Mercedes' Vision of modern luxury paired with modern safety and, of course, an outstanding design.
It seems like the BMW i3 invaded the Frankfurt Motor Show this Year. Outside and Between the Halls there are Shuttles for the Media today and tomorrow, among them are some nice BMW i3 in different colors - grey, brown, ... and inside I just attended the BMW Press Conference where they officially announced the BMW i3, 4-Series and unveiled the production-ready BMW i8.
The new BMW i3 electric-car is definitely an attention whore as it gets (almost) all the attention. Everyone sneaks around, opens a door, opens the hood, photographes everything etc.
So here some first Pictures for you taken of the BMW i3. In one month I'll be able to Test Drive the i3, so stay tuned for some better Pictures, Videos and a Test Drive Review on October 17. Till then, enjoy these first BMW i3 Pictures live from the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The work of Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Car Group, has been one of the best-kept secrets in the automotive industry for over a year. Until now.
“Volvo Cars was already transforming rapidly when I joined the company in 2012. My team and I have focused on creating a new interpretation of the design language. It will help taking this great brand in the desired direction,” said Ingenlath.
This is how Ingenlath expresses the new design direction for Volvo Cars.
The maybe most Important Thing during a Roadtrip is, besides a nice Co-Driver, THE RIGHT MUSIC!!
Here some of my favorite Songs right now I'd take on every Roadtrip :)
Lorde-Tennis CourtAvicii - Wake me upEverlast - White Trash BeautifulNirvana - Come as You AreC2C - Down the RoadDaft Punk ft. Pharell - Get LuckyFergie - A little Party never Killed NobodyJessie J - WildPlacebo - Too many FriendsMatchbox Twenty - PushPuddle of Mudd - ControlOf Monsters and Men - Mountain SoundNirvana - DumbKings of Leon - Moving to New YorkImagine Dragons - RadioactiveSnoop Lion feat. MileyCyrus - Ashtrays and HeartbreaksOne Republic - Counting StarsDavid Guetta - Play HardAmbition² - La BeautéMichael Jackson - Speed demon (nero mix)
The Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition is the result of a collaboration between the italian fashion brand Ermenegildo Zegna and the italian automaker Maserati with its model Quattroporte (fourdoor). The Limited Edition concept car will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show up from next week, the public Days are from September 12 to 22.
The special thing about the Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition is that it features a special effect paint finish that simulates the fluidity and purity of metal by using ultra-fine aluminium pigments, a gloss black primer amplifies the brilliance of the aluminium pigments and creates a sensation of depth. the platinium metal color effect finish is warmly nuanced to express the car's classic and sophisticated yet technically advanced character.
Here it is, finally, the final "CLA Project" Video by YouTube Filmmaker Casey Neistat. In three Videos Casey explained the Process from this first meeting with the Car, a Mercedes-Benz CLA, in New York, a Visit to Stuttgart and a Trip to Europe, some Making-Of and now finally the end result.
All the three Videos made me really thrilled to see the end result for the past months. But .. I'm rather disappointed than crazy in Love with the result. And as we can read in the comments of the Video on YouTube not everyone liked the Video either. I'd love to have more Casey inside, and everything a bit slower so my eyes and brain could realize the Video better as every scene passes by so quick.
Kia will unveil their Kia Niro Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show up from next week until September 22. It's black, has large wheels, some fluo-Details and is another one of these "City-SUV" called Crossover.
Mercedes-Benz will unveil the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series Cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show next Week on September 10. With the CLA 45 AMG Mercedes-Benz wants to extend their commitment for customer Motorsport. The Racing Series CLA are intended for international racing series with an strong audience such as the German VLN (Long Distance Championship Nurburgring) or for national brand cups. Depending on each regulations the technical specifications will be different.
Besides the Frankfurt Motor Show starting next week there is also another big event - this week - for Ford. Alan Mulally, Ford Global CEO, will visit the IFA in Berlin (I already wrote about it) to announce a lot and also to unveil a new concept Car. (will it be the S-Max Concept Car or something else?!?!)
Can you remember the Ford Evos Concept they were showing at the previous Frankfurt Motor Show back in 2011?
For sure Ford talks also on Social Media about what's taking place .. make sure to follow #EntdeckeFord or just use the news down here - during IFA and especially during Frankfurt Motor Show from September 10 to 22.
Camping, that's something for older people and Dutch Inhabitants? But just for them? No! Thanks to "Caravisio", a Design and Technology Caravan Study by Knaus Tabbert Camping might be "in" pretty soon.
At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1.5 Weeks Jaguar will unveil their C-X17 Concept Study. The C-X17 has been created as a design study to introduce Jaguar’s new, highly-advanced, modular aluminium architecture.
Voilá, here is my current Test Car, a Mazda2. 5 Doors, 1.6 liter Diesel, 95 PS and the Sport-Line edition. Have you seen the a-w-e-s-o-m-e color? Not just I fell immediately in Love with this "Tiamatblau metallic" / "Stormy Blue"!
Is there anything you are especially interested in? What should I test for you?