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Daniel Patrascu

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Personal motto:

"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 FXDR 114 Is a Porsche on Two Wheels, Almost Priced Like One
Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 Is a Porsche on Two Wheels, Almost Priced Like One

Historically speaking, Harley-Davidson and Porsche have been working together, on and off, ever since the 1970s. Their most high-profile and recent collaboration happened when the Germans supplied the Americans with a very important engine. This...

 
Cessna 170 Is So Polished It’s Borderline Transparent
Cessna 170 Is So Polished It’s Borderline Transparent

Ever since Monday and for the rest of the week, aviation enthusiasts with the means to do so flock to the Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for the huge dedicated show called EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. The amount of incredible d...

 
This Hard-to-Understand Region of Mars Is on the List of Potential Rover Landing Sites
This Hard-to-Understand Region of Mars Is on the List of Potential Rover Landing Sites

A quick, fugitive look at the image we have here might not leave you with much. It’s a portion of Mars like many others, as seen through the lens of the HiRISE orbital camera. A region that looks to the untrained eye like all others we’...

 
Imagine Seeing This in the Morning Over Your Quiet Desert Town
Imagine Seeing This in the Morning Over Your Quiet Desert Town

Officially, the United States is done with a significant military presence on the ground in hot places like Afghanistan or Iraq, but the wider area that contains these two countries, but also places like Egypt and Iran, needs constant supervision. ...

 
Harley-Davidson Blood Line Is Here to Give You an Elevated Heart Rate
Harley-Davidson Blood Line Is Here to Give You an Elevated Heart Rate

While just looking at it might not have that effect, getting on the back of this custom Harley-Davidson Breakout is sure to make your heart beat twice as fast. At least that’s what its makers, the Germans from Thunderbike, promise with this o...

 
Airbus Atlas Can Now Fight Fires Using New Kit, And We All Know We Need That
Airbus Atlas Can Now Fight Fires Using New Kit, And We All Know We Need That

The A400M, also known as the Atlas, is described by its maker, Airbus, as “the most advanced, proven and certified airlifter available.” That may or may not be true, but what we do know is that this winged machine is incredibly versatil...

 
Clouds of Mist Giving Birth to Emirates A380 Is the Coolest Short You’ll See All Day
Clouds of Mist Giving Birth to Emirates A380 Is the Coolest Short You’ll See All Day

Airplanes are spectacular machines, in more ways than we can count. They are also extremely useful, as they are the tools that keep our planet alive by moving cargo, our lives connected by taking millions to where they need to go, fast, and our sen...

 
Beechcraft AT-6E Wolverine Gets USAF Certification, Old School Looks Hides Modern Hardware
Beechcraft AT-6E Wolverine Gets USAF Certification, Old School Looks Hides Modern Hardware

Whenever you think of a military aircraft these days, you always imagine machines powered by jet engines in some form or another. Sure, there are still some propeller-powered beasts still around, leftovers from years ago, but very few countries sti...

 
6-Mile Martian Crater Drowns in Millions of Smaller Ones, All Born From Same Impact
6-Mile Martian Crater Drowns in Millions of Smaller Ones, All Born From Same Impact

There’s a good chance the title above is a bit confusing. Sure, we all know Mars is riddled with craters, and we also know back when they were formed, pretty much all of them gave birth to secondary craters, as the ejecta of the primary impac...

 
When the Lightning and Falcons of the 354th FW Come Out to Play, the World Should Tremble
When the Lightning and Falcons of the 354th FW Come Out to Play, the World Should Tremble

There are probably few sights more impressive than that of an army of fighter aircraft lined up on a runway somewhere, ready to take off and wreak havoc. Specialists and enthusiasts call these gatherings elephant walks, but we must say, they’...

 
$100K Custom SCC Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Looks Insane, But Not That Insane
$100K Custom SCC Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Looks Insane, But Not That Insane

We all know that a custom anything costs more money than the stock version of the same something. Even in this crazy world though, there have to be limits, and a $100,000 sticker on a Harley-Davidson surely must be one of those limits. For a whi...

 
Ram 1500 and Airstream Caravel Are the Ultimate Truck and Trailer Summer Pairing
Ram 1500 and Airstream Caravel Are the Ultimate Truck and Trailer Summer Pairing

I have to be honest about this, and I will: I do not have much faith in sweepstakes and lotteries. I don’t mean that on account of suspecting them of being rigged or anything, but because in the grand scheme of probabilities, chances of me pe...

 
Parahawking Is When Birds of Prey Teach Humans How to Fly
Parahawking Is When Birds of Prey Teach Humans How to Fly

For a very long time, humans believed flying was reserved to things lighter than air, things with wings, and Gods. Then those crazy kids called Wilbur and Orville Wright came along and forever changed our world. Nowadays, humans take to the sky ...

 
Custom Triumph Truxton Is a Zero Gravity Machine, But Not the Kind You Think
Custom Triumph Truxton Is a Zero Gravity Machine, But Not the Kind You Think

Every time the words “zero gravity” pop up into a conversation in the same sentence, the mind immediately flies to space exploration and the machines that usually go with it. For a French custom motorcycle garage called Bad Winners, how...

 
NASA Finds Wheel Tracks on Mars, That Purple Blotch Made Them
NASA Finds Wheel Tracks on Mars, That Purple Blotch Made Them

For a long time, America has been the only nation on the planet to have functioning hardware on another… planet. Its rovers have been roaming the surface of Mars for years now, advancing our knowledge of an alien place we might once just cal...

 
F-35 Lightning Flexes USAF Muscles Where Few Can See It, Watches Over Europe
F-35 Lightning Flexes USAF Muscles Where Few Can See It, Watches Over Europe

With all the nasty things currently going on over in Europe, the constant presence of American aircraft in the sky must come like a comforting and reassuring blessing for the people there. And the American military makes no secret of it being there...

 
Soulbreaker Martini Is Not Some Fancy New Cocktail, But a Fancy Harley Scrambler
Soulbreaker Martini Is Not Some Fancy New Cocktail, But a Fancy Harley Scrambler

In the world of custom Harleys, we’re used to the most exciting products coming our way courtesy of official dealers of the American bike maker. From time to time though, a mind-boggling project that was not made in such a shop makes it into ...

 
Oort Cloud Comet Heading This Way, Someone Imagined It Impacting the Moon
Oort Cloud Comet Heading This Way, Someone Imagined It Impacting the Moon

Space is a dangerous place, not only for the humans going out there to explore it, but even for huge cosmic bodies. Like say the Earth, which is never actually shielded from the cosmic impacts that seem to happen quite often, speaking on a cosmic s...

 
NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab Is Where Astronauts Go for a Swim to Learn Spacewalking
NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab Is Where Astronauts Go for a Swim to Learn Spacewalking

Gravity is one of those things without which life as we know it here on Earth could not have existed. Described by science as the force by which a planet or other body draws objects toward its center, and born out of Earth’s rotational spin, ...

 
This Large Slump Is Scarce Proof Stuff Still Happens on Mars
This Large Slump Is Scarce Proof Stuff Still Happens on Mars

By most definitions, Mars is a dead planet. As far as we know, it doesn’t have life of any kind anywhere, and doesn’t really have the means to support life of any kind, anywhere. By other definitions, though, the place is anything but d...

 

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