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Personal motto:

"Stay mad, but behave like normal people. Run the risk of being different, but learn to do so without attracting attention." - Paulo Coelho

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I fell for the smell of petrol at the age of 9, when I had my first encounter with my dad’s car, which was kept in a mint condition. The years passed by and it started to grow on me.

I began searching for technical specs of the car, in order to do some adjustments, but all I managed was to “kill” the car in a matter of minutes. What happened after my masterpiece was unveiled remains a secret! When I think of that it brings to my mind something that an English writer once said “… the last time someone was as wrong as you, was when a politician stepped off an aeroplane in 1939 waving a piece of paper in the air saying there will be no war with Germany.”
Saab Considers Reorganisation to Hide from Creditors
Saab Considers Reorganisation to Hide from Creditors

It looks like there is no way out for Saab as it finds itself facing a dead end, due to its oncoming funding problems. Thus, the car manufacturer decided to primarly focus its attention on raising more funds to make it through the next several day...

 
General Motors and UAW Could Reach Agreement Earlier Than Projected
General Motors and UAW Could Reach Agreement Earlier Than Projected

It looks like the UAW and General Motors are heading in the same direction with contractual talks. Despite the general belief, a setlement could be reached before September 14th. Discussions between the two sides include finding a way to restore lo...

 
Volkswagen Plans to Export Beetles form Mexico to China
Volkswagen Plans to Export Beetles form Mexico to China

The third generation of the iconic VW Beetle will go on sale in the US in October, and the markets around the world will follow. When referring to other markets, VW plans to export the new 2012 Beetle to China. The manufacturer aims for one of the ...

 
Renault Gordini and Gibson Reveal Show Car and Guitar at Music Festival
Renault Gordini and Gibson Reveal Show Car and Guitar at Music Festival

With the upcoming Rock En Seine music festival in France, Gordini shook hands with Gibson to create a unique show car and equally unique “Gordini by Gibson” electric guitar. The leather seats of the Renault Wind-based "Gordini by G...

 
Toyota Reveals Details for Its US Comeback
Toyota Reveals Details for Its US Comeback

Toyota holds great expectations for 2012 Camry world debut. Given the fact that Toyota has lost ground in matter of sales to rivals like Hyundai, the manufacturer plans for a memorable comeback. “They (Toyota) have been given a black eye...

 
Ford Engineers Using SEM Technology to Investigate Surface Defects
Ford Engineers Using SEM Technology to Investigate Surface Defects

It looks like Ford takes their product developing to a surgical level. We say that after Ford has revealed its cutting edge Scanning Electron Microscope technology. The procedure helps engineers to investigate surface defects beyond the visual scop...

 
American Drivers Counting Fewest Miles Since 2004
American Drivers Counting Fewest Miles Since 2004

After the gas prices skyrocketed, the effects were deeply felt by Americans who drove 15.5 billion fewer miles in the first half of the year, touching the lowers marker since 2004. A report by the Federal Highway Administration revealed the fact th...

 
West Coast Customs Reveals Zippo Jeep at Watkings Glen International
West Coast Customs Reveals Zippo Jeep at Watkings Glen International

West Coast Customs is one of the most popular names when talking about customized cars. The company amazed the audience every time with its out of the ordinary customizations. The latest project from West Coast Customs revealed a one-of-a-kind cros...

 
Nissan Pickup and SUV Owners Reporting Transmission Failures
Nissan Pickup and SUV Owners Reporting Transmission Failures

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, along with other safety organizations, have received an increased number of complaints, coming from Nissan owners saying that they have spent thousands of dollars for transmission repairs. Nissan...

 
Honda Pumps $335 Million in Upgrades for Ohio Operations
Honda Pumps $335 Million in Upgrades for Ohio Operations

Racing towards productivity and fuel-efficiency, Honda Motor Co. pumps $355 million in upgrades at plants in Ohio. The car manufacturer’s plans to make cars in the US include $166 million of improvements to the East Liberty facility and a $64...

 
NYC's Mayor Goes Forward With Red Light Cameras on Every Corner
NYC's Mayor Goes Forward With Red Light Cameras on Every Corner

New York City’s mayor Michael Bloomberg believes that more red light cameras could save more lives and reduce traffic incidents. Thus he plans to add red traffic lights cameras at every street corner. Bloomberg expressed his opinion after a r...

 
Bentley Aims to Keep W12 Engine, Plug-In Hybrids Expected
Bentley Aims to Keep W12 Engine, Plug-In Hybrids Expected

When referring to Bentley, first things we have to mention are its one-of-a-kind styling and the finest materials combined to offer a true gentleman’s delight when hitting the road in one of the manufacturer’s models. Also, Bentley is w...

 
Sergio Marchionne Remains Pessimistic About European Market
Sergio Marchionne Remains Pessimistic About European Market

Fiat-Chrysler Group’s CEO Sergio Marchionne has announced that the car manufacturer’s 2011 profit targets “for now,” in an attempt to dispel concerns about a weak European market, slowing US economy and share drop that has ...

 
Danica Patrick to Race Full-Time in NASCAR Starting 2012
Danica Patrick to Race Full-Time in NASCAR Starting 2012

Being the first women to win an IndyCar race in Japan three years ago, Danica Patrick proves once again that some women can drive better than most of men. Moreover, she will race full-time in NASCAR starting next year. The deal was sealed after she...

 
GM Global Media Account Totals Around $3 Billion
GM Global Media Account Totals Around $3 Billion

General Motors amazed the audience when it announced its global media review, which by the way it is a huge one. In March 2011, the manufacturer reported global advertising costs of $4.26 billion for the year 2010. Analysts believe that the review ...

 
Kia Sorento CUV Production Process Revealed <span>· Video</span>
Kia Sorento CUV Production Process Revealed · Video

The car manufacturing process these days looks more like an episode from Star Wars, with all the mean robots being reprogrammed to manufacture cars for mankind. Thus, the History Channel beamed itself at Kia’s facility in so it could reveal h...

 
Chrysler to Stop Caliber Production November
Chrysler to Stop Caliber Production November

The Dodge Caliber is one of the unfortunate models from Chrysler which didn’t have the expected success on the market. One of the drive factors for its downhill direction was Chryslers lack of interest the quality of their products. Thus the ...

 
BMW Offers On-Demand Music Service With MOG
BMW Offers On-Demand Music Service With MOG

MOG shook hands with BMW on an on-demand streaming music service which will offer on demand music for BMW owners in the US. The service will be available to models equipped with the BMW Apps smartphone app integration option. Furthermore, the two c...

 
Ford Unequal Pay Dispute Overshadows Talks With the UAW
Ford Unequal Pay Dispute Overshadows Talks With the UAW

Ford will begin its arbitration hearing one day after the national contract with the UAW expires. Thus, as procedure requires an independent arbitrator will be managing the dispute. David Grissom, an attorney from Detroit was selected to arbitrate ...

 
U.K. Young Drivers Need Training to Avoid Crashes, According to IAM
U.K. Young Drivers Need Training to Avoid Crashes, According to IAM

According to the Institute of Advanced Motorists, young drivers are 15 percent more likely to crash than older drivers due to their lack of experience. The IAM’s report shows the under-20 drivers' errors account for 50 per cent of crashe...

 

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