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Alexandru Radu Chis

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Alex loved fast and agile machines since he first saw and learned of them. He dreamt of being a Formula One driver when he was a kid and still dreams of some day racing in a FIA road circuit competition... but upon understanding the ways of the world he became more detached. He despises auto makers who sell the same essence under different names or bonnets and thinks this trend must be abolished. Likes heavy metal, anime and PC games. Also a big Fallout fan like Tudor.



Favorite quote: "It's not what your country can do for you, but what your country can steal from other countries" - someone smarter than me.


The Evolution of the Crash Test Dummy
The Evolution of the Crash Test Dummy

Until the early 1990s progress in the crash safety domain was minimal and although interest for increased passenger protection has been high since the introduction of this particular concept to the automotive industry results were unbelievably poor...

 
NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series to Use Honda Generators
NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series to Use Honda Generators

Honda Power Equipment just announced a new sponsorship agreement with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to provide durable, dependable power to the NHRA's Full Throttle Drag Racing Series events.  NHRA has 80,000 members and 140 me...

 
VW Expects South African Sales to Increase
VW Expects South African Sales to Increase

The German carmaker announced it expects 2010 sales in South Africa to grow twice as fast as the market. The company explained its revised forecasts are based on the strength of Volkswagen’s new model lineup, on the brand’s sustained ma...

 
Mercedes Positive with Return-on-Sales Target of 10 Percent
Mercedes Positive with Return-on-Sales Target of 10 Percent

Following a meeting with investors and analysts in Beijing, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, expressed his positive thoughts about the automotive company’s return to better ...

 
2011 Ford Fiesta Supports Two Music Festivals
2011 Ford Fiesta Supports Two Music Festivals

Ford readies to introduce the new Ford Fiesta in the USA by involving it in a series of social events meant to familiarize and bring US customers to the small cars segment. The American car manufacturer will be supporting two major music festivals ...

 
Michelin Launches New Luxury Tire
Michelin Launches New Luxury Tire

The French tire manufacturer released a new tire called Primacy MXM4 destined for the luxury car market. The novelty of the tire comes from new tire compound which uses sunflower oil. Yes, you heard right, the common sunflower oil found in any ...

 
Nissan North America Names New Vice President for Marketing
Nissan North America Names New Vice President for Marketing

In a bid to reshape their advertising strategy, Nissan North America Inc. (NNA) has just announced Jon Brancheau as the company’s new Vice President – Marketing - Nissan Division, effective immediately. Prior to this decision, Jon B...

 
Suzuki Kizashi Tops Owner Satisfaction Charts
Suzuki Kizashi Tops Owner Satisfaction Charts

Suzuki’s new sports sedan has managed to top the charts in AutoPacific’s 14th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards in the United States. The Japanese sports sedan placed first not only in its segment, but highest overall amongst all 2010 ...

 
Chrysler Builds New Grand Cherokee in Detroit, Announces Second Shift
Chrysler Builds New Grand Cherokee in Detroit, Announces Second Shift

In an event held yesterday, Chrysler officially launched production of the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit, Michigan USA. Along with the car maker’s production launch at the facility, C...

 
Audi Prepares for DTM’s First Round in Valencia
Audi Prepares for DTM’s First Round in Valencia

The German automaker prepares for next week’s race in Valencia where three important events will take place. Next weekend's Valencia round will see the DTM's debut race on location, while Timo Scheider will start his 100 race in the...

 
Ford Improves in Consumer Perceived Quality, Study Shows
Ford Improves in Consumer Perceived Quality, Study Shows

The American automaker has achieved the largest gain of any car company in Automotive Lease Guide’s (ALG) latest Perceived Quality Score. The recently published study shows Ford was ranked the most improved car brand this month, scoring a 7.6...

 
Lexus Introduces Consumers to ‘The Darker Side of Green’
Lexus Introduces Consumers to ‘The Darker Side of Green’

The Japanese premium car maker Lexus has prepared a really thrilling new advertising campaign to promote the new CT 200h hybrid premium compact months before its street launch. The company though of an intriguing action-packed way to familiarize it...

 
2010 Hyundai Genesis Receives IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick’
2010 Hyundai Genesis Receives IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick’

The 2010 Hyundai Genesis Sedan has recently been tested and awarded the ‘Top Safety Pick’ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This award is earned by all vehicles who manage to achieve the institute’s top rating ...

 
Honda’s VTEC System Explained
Honda’s VTEC System Explained

VTEC stands for Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control and represents a variable valve control system developed by Japanese car manufacturer Honda for its gasoline engines. The system was the first of its kind and although most car maker...

 
Audi’s Big Toys Prepare for Le Mans Race
Audi’s Big Toys Prepare for Le Mans Race

Audi Sport Team Joest managed to place second on the grid at Spa-Francorchamps thanks to Timo Bernhard, in the dress rehearsal race before the highly anticipated Le Mans challenge. Timo Bernhard qualified for the 1000 km of Spa-Francorchamps in ...

 
KBB Launches Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Values on its Website
KBB Launches Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Values on its Website

For those of you who are not familiar with the subject, Kelley Blue Book (KBB) is United States’ biggest automotive valuation company. The company has an already established reputation of being a well documented and accurate source for new a...

 
KIA Sales Rose in the UK in April
KIA Sales Rose in the UK in April

The South Korean car maker seems to be doing quite well in these times of economic troubles despite the fact it hasn’t even brought the new Optima/ Magentis model on European soil. The company managed to build on last month’s positive p...

 
Chevrolet Shifts to Six-speed Transmissions for 2011 Model Year
Chevrolet Shifts to Six-speed Transmissions for 2011 Model Year

The American car company finally decided to equip its passenger vehicles with 21st century six-speed transmissions. These transmissions offer better fuel economy and in-gear elasticity, which essentially translates into smoother acceleration and en...

 
Great Wall C30 Model at the Beijing Motor Show
Great Wall C30 Model at the Beijing Motor Show

The Chinese offensive in the auto market continues with the freshly unveiled C30 small sedan from Great Wall Motors (GWM). Better known as China’s largest SUV manufacturer, Great Wall Motors plans to expand its business outside its domestic m...

 
Marchionne Backs Fiat’s New Chairman, Comments on Post-Crisis Era
Marchionne Backs Fiat’s New Chairman, Comments on Post-Crisis Era

Following the Fiat-Chrysler recent press conference where the CEO of both companies revealed the group’s five-year plan and ambitions, besides the strategic and production-related changes, Sergio Marchionne also commented on several industry ...

 

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