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Daniel Patrascu

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"I truly believe men and fish can coexist peacefully" – George W. Bush

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Daniel loves writing, or so he claims. and he once loved to use his 10-words-per-minute typing skills to bring you a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry, rather than keeping you up to speed with new vehicles and their performances.

Following several years off the grid, Daniel is back at autoevolution, and seeing how the great crisis of the past decade made the auto industry boring, he grew bored with it too, so he slowly shifted his focus to custom cars, custom motorcycles, and other weird stuff. He also loves ranting about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.

During his time at autoevolution, Daniel put his name on more news articles, coverstories, auto guides, reviews, and editorials than we care count. To slow him down a bit, he was given more responsibilities not long ago, so he is now also in charge with coordinating the editorial team on autevolution.com.

Long time ago, Daniel also translated Arthur C. Clarke’s novel “The Fountains of Paradise” to Romanian for Paladin Publishing.
Harley-Davidson Black Lion Red Line Is Street Rod With a Bad Attitude
Harley-Davidson Black Lion Red Line Is Street Rod With a Bad Attitude

It’s generally agreed that custom motorcycles look their best in black. Sure, some may try and go off the rails and come with more intricately painted two-wheelers (some even white, the ultimate sacrilege to these eyes), but those are only th...

 
This 7,500 HP Beast of an Engine Will Spin the Blades of America’s Next Assault Helicopter
This 7,500 HP Beast of an Engine Will Spin the Blades of America’s Next Assault Helicopter

There are just a few helicopters in human history as successful as the mighty Black Hawk. Born in the hangars of Sikorsky back in the 1970s, the machine quickly rose to star status in the ranks of the American military, and later allied ones, and i...

 
There Are Brains Over on Mars, But Not the Kind You Think
There Are Brains Over on Mars, But Not the Kind You Think

One has to admit, despite fascinating and promising features our neighboring planet Mars is filled with, humans are not very creative in naming stuff there, as we generally stick to calling stuff as we see it. Some terrain there looks like a spi...

 
Inverted F-16 Fighting Falcon Shows Belly Full of Weapons
Inverted F-16 Fighting Falcon Shows Belly Full of Weapons

That the F-16 Fighting Falcon is a machine made to bring death from above is no secret. Officially a multirole fighter, the General Dynamics (and later on Lockheed) bird of prey can pack serious punch when it needs to prove a point. The F-16 is ...

 
Enter the $90,000 Harley-Davidson Performer, And the Road Is Its Racing Scene
Enter the $90,000 Harley-Davidson Performer, And the Road Is Its Racing Scene

The present lineup of American motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson includes many incredible two-wheeled machines. The Fat Bob is one of them. Described by the U.S. bike maker as a “street-eater” built with “muscular style and perform...

 
1938 Indian Four Is $140K Worth of Stunning Motorcycle Making
1938 Indian Four Is $140K Worth of Stunning Motorcycle Making

Together with Harley-Davidson, Indian is one of the two American motorcycle makers to have survived the harsh years of the Great Depression. And one of the models that helped it do that is the Four. This model had a relatively short stint on the...

 
The Platypus Is Not the Sea Vehicle You Expect
The Platypus Is Not the Sea Vehicle You Expect

Not sure how many of you are familiar with this kind of water vehicles, but in our world, something called semi-submarines exist. As the name says, we’re talking about things that are as boats to use above the surface, matched to a submergibl...

 
This Is the Strangest-Shaped Impact Crater You’ll Find All Day
This Is the Strangest-Shaped Impact Crater You’ll Find All Day

Try as we might, we’ll probably never be capable of making a complete count of the craters on Mars. Estimates are there are some 43,000 of them larger than 3 miles (5 km) in diameter and a virtually endless supply of smaller ones. Earth is...

 
B-1B Lancer Spreads Its Wing Over the Pacific, Can You Spot the Second One?
B-1B Lancer Spreads Its Wing Over the Pacific, Can You Spot the Second One?

Together with the B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress, the B-1B Lancer is part of America’s Bomber Trifecta. It pretty much means that, even if other planes are perfectly capable of dropping bombs from the sky, these three are the only ones in...

 
Stage 1 2015 Deluxe Harkens Back to 1930s Harley-Davidsons, Blame the Paint
Stage 1 2015 Deluxe Harkens Back to 1930s Harley-Davidsons, Blame the Paint

Back in the 1920s and 1930s, Harley-Davidson was fighting for its survival, like pretty much everyone else. A good product strategy allowed it to be one of the few American bike makers to successfully navigate through the recession, and live on int...

 
Caged 1964 Ford Mustang Is a Rolling Display of Ringbrothers One-Off Bits and Pieces
Caged 1964 Ford Mustang Is a Rolling Display of Ringbrothers One-Off Bits and Pieces

In the world of custom builders, the name Ringbrothers needs no introduction. On many occasions, the builds they made, or at least ones made with the parts they produce, have been the stars of events like SEMA or the objects of battle at auction ac...

 
Blue Origin Sending More Tourists to Space, See Them Go Here
Blue Origin Sending More Tourists to Space, See Them Go Here

In about an hour from the time of writing, at 8:30 a.m. CDT, the launch window for Blue Origin’s NS-22 mission opens. Jeff Bezos’ space company has already started a live webcast of the event, and you can have a look at that below this ...

 
Airbus A320 Chases Embraer 195 Off the Birmingham Runway, Happens All the Time
Airbus A320 Chases Embraer 195 Off the Birmingham Runway, Happens All the Time

In the span of under a century or so, aviation has become one of the most important pillars of our society. Humans turn to airplanes for pretty much anything, from waging war to having freight and relatives shipped to other places. According to ...

 
Scale Bentley Continental Goes From Land Yacht to Apocalypse-Ready 6x6, It Should Be Made
Scale Bentley Continental Goes From Land Yacht to Apocalypse-Ready 6x6, It Should Be Made

The world of six-wheeled vehicles meant to be used by civilians is not a very diverse one, but it sure packs a punch. Just take a quick tour of the internet, and you’ll see enough amazing stuff, from aftermarket monstrosities created in shops...

 
Team Behind Robonaut Now Working on Underwater Shape-Shifting Robot Called Aquanaut
Team Behind Robonaut Now Working on Underwater Shape-Shifting Robot Called Aquanaut

Space exploration and robotics have always worked hand in hand, and over the years, the collision between the two fields gave birth to some incredible machines. On that list, the Robonaut, a humanoid piece of equipment designed to do things in spac...

 
1937 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead Gunning for High Six-Digit Price During August Sale
1937 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead Gunning for High Six-Digit Price During August Sale

It’s hard for any bike maker in this world to even come close to what Harley-Davidson means for the industry. The over a century-old company dominates the sales charts today, but also the custom and aftermarket segments, and it even leads the...

 
This Is How Today’s Rovers and Landers Become Mars’ Future Archeological Finds
This Is How Today’s Rovers and Landers Become Mars’ Future Archeological Finds

Mars is a dusty place. In fact, in the absence of vegetation, rivers and seas, or alien settlements, dust is just about the single most exciting thing happening there, as it gets blown from place to place by winds, sometimes in the form of storms t...

 
F-15E Strike Eagle In-Flight Closeup Shows All, From Incredible Paint to Pilots and Weapon
F-15E Strike Eagle In-Flight Closeup Shows All, From Incredible Paint to Pilots and Weapon

Generally speaking, every single photo of its aircraft the U.S. Air Force (USAF) releases on a weekly basis is a sight to behold. They’re usually very detailed snapshots of incredible machinery in action, and that’s how these releases e...

 
Lord Drake Harley-Davidson Breakout Was Made to Turn Heads, Nails the Job
Lord Drake Harley-Davidson Breakout Was Made to Turn Heads, Nails the Job

A little over a year ago, a Spanish crew that calls itself Lord Drake Kustoms presented yet another interpretation of Harley-Davidson’s Breakout model and one of its many Harley transformations. Made to impress, it still turns heads as it pas...

 
1932 Ford Mudstone Is a Different Breed of Pickup
1932 Ford Mudstone Is a Different Breed of Pickup

It’s been a while since we’ve featured a full-blown, properly-made hot rod here on autoevolution, but just a quick look at this here 1932 Ford is enough to make it worth the wait. We uncovered this beast sitting on the lot of cars go...

 

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