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Alex Vasile

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Alex’s childhood dream was to fight Bruce Lee and win. Being unable to throw a punch, he decided to go to college. After finding out a little too late that economics was not really his thing, Alex decided to write about cars for a living. It might not be as exciting as being an accountant, but it’s quite a thrilling job. When he’s not writing for autoevolution.com, Alex enjoys long walks on the beach, dynamite fishing and playing his banjo.



Favorite quote:  "Automobiles are free of egotism, passion, prejudice and stupid ideas about where to have dinner. They are, literally, selfless. A world designed for automobiles instead of people would have wider streets, larger dining rooms, fewer stairs to climb and no smelly, dangerous subway stations" - P. J. O'Rourke

Brazilian Built Mercedes A-Klasse, Take Two
Brazilian Built Mercedes A-Klasse, Take Two

Following a failed attempt to start production of the A-Klasse in Brazil in the late 1990s, it would appear the German carmaker is once again contemplating the idea, as the vice president of marketing for Mercedes Benz cars, Phillip Schiemer, hinte...

 
Ram Hybrid in the Works
Ram Hybrid in the Works

Have you ever thought you’ll see a hybrid Ram truck? Chrysler says it’s going to happen, as the automaker has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a grant of up to $48 million as part of a $2.4 billion American Recov...

 
Survey Shows People Put Off Car Servicing
Survey Shows People Put Off Car Servicing

After commissioning a survey, the aftersales team from Vauxhall found out what activities people usually put off. It has consequently emerged that DIY takes first place, with 42 percent of the votes, exercise comes in second place with 32 percent a...

 
Chevron GR8 Gets Bodywork
Chevron GR8 Gets Bodywork

The development of the new Chevron GR8 seems to be going well, as the mid-engined competition coupe has been tested for the first time with its bodywork in place. The development has been going on since February. The Chevron GR8 test was conduct...

 
Dealers Waiting to Get Reinstated Receive Mixed Signals
Dealers Waiting to Get Reinstated Receive Mixed Signals

Some of the GM dealers from the United States waiting to get reinstated are now getting mixed signals. Mark Reuss, president of GM North America, responded this month to a Facebook message from a rejected Ohio dealer who wanted to be reinstated. As...

 
Nissan Financial Services Gets Funding
Nissan Financial Services Gets Funding

The recession has put automakers in a difficult position, as banks refused to finance new-car sales. So the car manufacturers were forced to find a solution to the problem on their own if they wanted to continue selling cars. That’s how auto ...

 
Nissan GT-R Wins Super GT Opening Round
Nissan GT-R Wins Super GT Opening Round

The first race of the SUPER GT, the "SUZUKA GT 300km RACE" which took place at Suzuka Circuit on Sunday, was won by Joao Paolo de Oliveira in his Advan Kondo GT-R. After qualifying 10th, the racing driver managed to get into the first pla...

 
VW Golf Returns to the BTCC
VW Golf Returns to the BTCC

After an absence of 20 years, the Volkswagen Golf is returning to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. Shaun Hollamby from AmDMillitekRacing has announced that he will race a VW Golf. Its first run will be at Brands Hatch. The last time...

 
Michelin Presents Smart Jumper Cables
Michelin Presents Smart Jumper Cables

Trying to jump start your car has just became easier, as Michelin launched its new Smart Jumper Cable. With these new cables, the driver will be able to avoid sparking or shorting which can result in serious injury or damage to a vehicle's ele...

 
Man Loses His Lamborghini While Drunk
Man Loses His Lamborghini While Drunk

Have you ever lost your house keys or your mobile phone during a night of heavy drinking? Felt stupid after? That’s nothing compared with what Glenn Knowles, 35 years old did. The man managed to lose his Lamborghini after a drinking night out...

 
Performax Shows RHD ZR1
Performax Shows RHD ZR1

We’ve got good news for Corvette fans located in Australia, as a company from Down Under has just presented the first right hand drive Corvette ZR1. Performax International is now expecting to receive full Australian Design Rule approval for ...

 
Toyota Asks to Meet US Officials Regarding Recalls
Toyota Asks to Meet US Officials Regarding Recalls

Toyota seems to be followed by bad luck at every step. According to Reuters, the Japanese car manufacturer said it wanted to meet U.S. officials to discuss an early-stage investigation of the stalling problem concerning the Corolla and the Matrix. ...

 
Survey Predicts 25% Car Sales Increase in March
Survey Predicts 25% Car Sales Increase in March

A JD Power survey has some good news for car dealers. Apparently new-vehicle buyers are returning to dealer showrooms in March, lured by incentives, after the news about recall and bad weather kept them away in February. According to predictions, n...

 
Aston Barclay Shows Division of the UK’s Used Car Market
Aston Barclay Shows Division of the UK’s Used Car Market

Having trouble selling your convertible? The answer is simple: just wait for the summer. At least that’s what Aston Barclay auction house said after closing UK’s first convertible sale of 2010 on the 4th of March. The same cars that Ast...

 
Fernando Alonso Gets a Maserati GranCabrio
Fernando Alonso Gets a Maserati GranCabrio

Fernando Alonso got used to extremely fast machines, as the two-time Formula One World Champion, now an official driver of Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, has just shown in Fiorano his brand new Maserati GranCabrio. Though you would expect that the F...

 
Mazda 6 Gets "Best Estate Car" Award
Mazda 6 Gets "Best Estate Car" Award

Mazda 6 has just been named “Best Estate Car” at the 2010 Fleet News Awards. This does not come as a surprise, especially after used car experts CAP Monitor said a while ago that Mazda6 is worth more at the fleet benchmark replacement p...

 
Haiti Relief Gets $601,000 from Ferrari
Haiti Relief Gets $601,000 from Ferrari

A lot of companies from the auto world have struggled to raise money for Haiti. One of the automakers involved in the fund raiser is Ferrari, which has raised $601,000. The most important object auctioned at the gala held last night was the first ...

 
Vauxhall Presents New Movano
Vauxhall Presents New Movano

Vauxhall has just announced the launch of its second generation Movano. With this model, the automaker will try to increase its market share and strengthen its commercial vehicle offering. The company plans to double annual sales volume of Movano i...

 
Volkswagen Shows New Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan
Volkswagen Shows New Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan

Volkswagen Australia has just announced a new edition of the Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan. All the models have suffered important upgrades. For starters, the versions are now completely integrated in the new Volkswagen design trend. Clear, h...

 
Winnebago Reports Improved Financial Results
Winnebago Reports Improved Financial Results

As far as we know, the entire auto world has been affected by the recession, but things seem to be getting better. Today, Winnebago Industries, Inc., an important motor home manufacturer from the United States, reported improved financial results f...

 

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