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Cosmin Voicu

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Motorcycles, cars, trucks, you name it. If it has wheels and an engine, Cosmin is addicted to it. Where does this addiction come from? Well, we don’t know, to be honest and he doesn’t either. All we know is this: when he was only three or four years old, he was racing the wheels off his tricycle around the garden, going against his next door neighbour.



When he grew just a little bit older, his father bought him a small bicycle with two small helping wheels. First ride, first wheel broken. He got older and it was time for his first and only mountain bike, which he rode mostly in the woods. After a while he decided it was time to study for his driving license. The rest, as they say, is history...



Favourite quote: “I don't know driving in another way which isn't risky. Each one has to improve himself. Each driver has his limit. My limit is a little bit further than others'.” - Ayrton Senna
Lincoln's Customers Choose Models with AWD
Lincoln's Customers Choose Models with AWD

Every car in Lincoln’s model range comes equipped with All Wheel Drive (AWD) systems and customers seem to be enjoying this feature, according to a press release from the American automaker. "One of the greatest benefits of luxury is ...

 
Study Explains the Check-Engine Dashboard Warning Light
Study Explains the Check-Engine Dashboard Warning Light

Everybody acknowledged the famous check-engine dashboard warning light at least several times, while they were driving their car and decided not to do anything about it, but now CarMD has released a study with frightening results. One of the proble...

 
Karsan Promises to Create Jobs in Brooklyn
Karsan Promises to Create Jobs in Brooklyn

Turkish automaker Karsan has promised to create hundreds of jobs in Brooklyn if it wins the three-way race for becoming New York City’s cab, according to New York Daily News. The company intends to build a factory in the South Brooklyn Mar...

 
Chery J1 Is the Cheapest Car to Buy in Australia
Chery J1 Is the Cheapest Car to Buy in Australia

With a price tag of just $10,990 (EUR8,120 or US$12,010), the Chery J1 is, at this moment, the cheapest new car you can buy on the Australian market, according to Car Advice. Dinesh Chinnappa, General Manager of Chery Automotive Australia, expla...

 
Buick Fuel Efficiency Increases with Stop-Start Technology
Buick Fuel Efficiency Increases with Stop-Start Technology

General Motors announced that it will introduce Stop-Start technology on future cars in order to reduce fuel consumption for its models, according to Detroit News. Stop-Start Technology shuts down the engine when the car makes a complete stop, t...

 
Hyundai Posts 46% Profit in Q1
Hyundai Posts 46% Profit in Q1

Sales in China, Europe and the United States increased for Hyundai and, as a result, the manufacturer’s Q1 profit reached 46%, according to Automotive News. Net income consisted of $1.75 billion (EUR1.18 billion) until March 3, as the Q1 s...

 
Honda Records 38% Drop in Profits
Honda Records 38% Drop in Profits

Japanese automaker Honda has registered a net income downfall of 38%, equivalent of 44.5 billion yen ($545 million or EUR367.17 million), for the first three months of 2011, according to Automotive News. Honda’s income downfall is an effec...

 
Mullin Automotive Museum to Bring Body for the 1939 Bugatti Type 64 Coupe
Mullin Automotive Museum to Bring Body for the 1939 Bugatti Type 64 Coupe

The Peter Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation have selected Automobile Metal Shaping Company (AMS) to construct the body for Jean Bugatti's famous 1939 Bugatti Type 64 Coupe Chassis #64002, according to a press release from the Mullin Automoti...

 
Forbes Gives You 2011 List Of Worst Cars on the Road
Forbes Gives You 2011 List Of Worst Cars on the Road

Forbes released the 2011 Worst Cars on the Road list and, surprisingly, most of the cars on the list are American automobiles. General Motors and Chrysler dominate the list, while the European manufacturers managed to remain in the shadow at thi...

 
Volvo Postpones Plans to Build the Universe Concept
Volvo Postpones Plans to Build the Universe Concept

At the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, Volvo released the Universe Concept, which was designed in order to compete against world class limousines like the 7-Series from BMW, S-Klasse from Mercedes or Audi’s A8 flagship, but now the Swedish manufactu...

 
Eco Friendly Car Sales Are In Danger
Eco Friendly Car Sales Are In Danger

The market for green cars is set to be limited for the next few years, according to the Green Automotive Study, as the Detroit Bureau reports. This is probably caused by high costs of alternative powered vehicles, as well as restricted mileage, not...

 
Volkswagen Intends to Introduce a Low Cost Brand for China
Volkswagen Intends to Introduce a Low Cost Brand for China

German automaker Volkswagen extended its products on the Chinese market with the introduction of Seat, and now it has plans to debut a new low cost brand on the market in order to cover the entry-level segment, according to Automotive News. &quo...

 
The Celeritas Prototype Achieves 2,200 MPG
The Celeritas Prototype Achieves 2,200 MPG

The Celeritas Prototype managed to achieve the astonishing performance of recording 2,200 mpg (0.1L/100 km) in the 2011 Shell EcoMarathon international competition, according to Purdue University. The Purdue Solar Racing team, from the Purdue Un...

 
Steering Wheels Are Dirtier than Toilets
Steering Wheels Are Dirtier than Toilets

A recent study focused on steering wheels shows that these things are up to nine times dirtier as compared to a public toilet seat, according to researchers from Queen Mary University in London, as reported by Car Advice. The results of the stud...

 
Rolls-Royce Hopes to Double Sales in Q2
Rolls-Royce Hopes to Double Sales in Q2

The British automaker’s predictions for the second quarter of the year are pretty bold sales-wise, as the manufacturer hopes to double its income, according to David Archibald, president of Rolls-Royce in North America. The Ghost model rep...

 
New V6 Engine from Jaguar in the Works
New V6 Engine from Jaguar in the Works

A brand new V6 unit from Jaguar is being developed and will be fitted in the 2012 XF model and probably in the XJ as well, according to Car and Driver. The British automaker intends to build a new factory in the UK, and this might represent the ...

 
Subaru Separates the Impreza from WRX, STI Versions
Subaru Separates the Impreza from WRX, STI Versions

The next generation Subaru WRX and STI will be completely different from the current Impreza model, as the Japanese automaker intends to separate the sport versions from the standard model, according to Car Advice. As soon as production resumes ...

 
Aston Martin DB9 Is UK's Most Desired Car
Aston Martin DB9 Is UK's Most Desired Car

The Aston Martin DB9 managed to push aside its rivals and became UK’s favorite supercar, according to a survey run by Manheim Auctions. The British automaker had some fierce competition from Italy and Germany, but somehow the DB9 managed t...

 
$100 Million Donation for Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation
$100 Million Donation for Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation

Margie Petersen and the Margie and Robert E. Petersen Foundation have just made a donation worth $100 million to the Petersen Foundation according to Steven E. Young, Chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation's Board of Directors. ...

 
Saab Faces Problems Concerning Property Sale
Saab Faces Problems Concerning Property Sale

Saab’s efforts to sell a part of its property to Russian banker Vladimir Antonov have reached rough waters, as the European Investment Bank (EIB) recently made some new requests, according to Left Lane News. At this point, as the EIB repor...

 

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