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Ionut Ungureanu

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When he was sitting in the passenger seat of a modified Dacia and saw his older friend blindly storm the intersection, Ionut realized it was time to get his own driver’s license. He waited to turn the right age since, back then, he was still in high school. He did learn one thing from those aspiring racers he used to hang out with: hold the wheel of the car you’re in.

When it comes to his preferences, our newest team member will always want to get the oldest ride in the barn. He’ll be the first to try a steam-engined car and will probably start a random discussion about it. Modern designs are rarely going to his likes, but when we tease him with annoying questions, our “celebrities specialist” will eventually admit hypercars are what he dreams of.

Personal motto: It’s later than you think, so push the pedal.
Zetor by Pininfarina Is a Tractor Concept We Like <span>· Photo Gallery</span> , Video
Zetor by Pininfarina Is a Tractor Concept We Like · Photo Gallery , Video

Zetor who? One must admit, the name is not exactly the best marketing move, but the looks, the looks are what should draw any auto enthusiast. Sure, this contraption is still in its virtual form, but it is here to lead the way for the tractor desig...

 
1963 Customized Pontiac Bonneville Once Owned by Roy Rogers Goes to Auction
1963 Customized Pontiac Bonneville Once Owned by Roy Rogers Goes to Auction

The King of the Cowboys was a good friend of Nudie Cohn, a renown designer identified as the creator of the image of the country-western star. The designer’s Rodeo Tailors in Hollywood produced its first colorful suit for Western singer Tex W...

 
Remote-Controlled Airplane Upgrades to Live Streaming Drone and It’s Amazing <span>· Video</span> , Photos
Remote-Controlled Airplane Upgrades to Live Streaming Drone and It’s Amazing · Video , Photos

About two years ago, pilot and industrial designer Shai Goitein came up with a way to turn any paper airplane into a remote-controlled drone by simply attaching a device to it. Now, he has partnered up with world famous drone maker Parrot to create...

 
Hummingbird Is the World’s Lightest Folding Bike
Hummingbird Is the World’s Lightest Folding Bike

More than seven billion people breathe today on our planet. Less than half have access to Internet and a lot fewer buy merchandise online. When it comes to setting a first, things can become rather difficult, but this start-up claims they have crea...

 
Hyundai to Introduce Augmented Reality to Owner’s Manual
Hyundai to Introduce Augmented Reality to Owner’s Manual

You take your smartphone or tablet and point it towards the part of the car you want to understand. Take the engine bay, what is there to know? Well, with Hyundai’s new app, you don’t need to read the owner’s manual anymore to fin...

 
Russian Declared Enemy of Western Capitalism Burns His Own BMW to Prove a Point
Russian Declared Enemy of Western Capitalism Burns His Own BMW to Prove a Point

Russia may be using all its resources to show people they don’t need to buy Western products, since the ones made at home are just as good, but nothing is spreading the message like this fellow. Stanislav Beretsky is a 400-pound (181-kg) reti...

 
Guy Does a Burnout on an iPhone 6S
Guy Does a Burnout on an iPhone 6S

These geeks nowadays, they just won’t stop ruining expensive gadgets for so-called scientific purposes. Defiance does pay off, though, and that seems to be the case with this act, which is rebelling against two things: a $650 smartphone and t...

 
$4.9 Million Georgian Style Property in the UK Has 25+ Cars Underground Showroom
$4.9 Million Georgian Style Property in the UK Has 25+ Cars Underground Showroom

Is the future about Artificial Intelligence and the way it could improve living standards and eradicate world’s poverty? Perhaps, but until that happens, it’s about extreme opulence. Being eccentric and materialistic comes in nuances an...

 
Google Maps Releases Its Offline Features
Google Maps Releases Its Offline Features

It may seem that the entire planet is connected from your end, but statistics show that roughly 60 percent of the world is without Internet today. And that is a problem if you’re a driver who wants to use a map service to find his way on the ...

 
Tesla Motors Rival Faraday Future Could Be Backed by Chinese Entertainment Company
Tesla Motors Rival Faraday Future Could Be Backed by Chinese Entertainment Company

Regarding size, entertainment is a comparable business to that of car manufacturing, but what if one could get them to work together? If that were truly possible, it would mean that a tremendous amount of money would suddenly become available for a...

 
Greenpeace Turns VW’s Logo into a CO2 Sign
Greenpeace Turns VW’s Logo into a CO2 Sign

It was only a matter of time until Greenpeace environmentalists blamed Volkswagen for trying to hide the truth about the company’s cars impact on both nature and people’s health. After all, the world famous non-governmental organization...

 
Tesla Wants to Sell More Cars During 2016 than All Previous Years Combined
Tesla Wants to Sell More Cars During 2016 than All Previous Years Combined

It’s been rumored that the Model X’s bio-weapon defense button would trigger Chinese buyers’ interest, and judging by the level of air pollution one of the country’s big cities has recently reached, it may actually prove pos...

 
Audi Unveils New Luxury Car Sharing Program in San Francisco and Miami
Audi Unveils New Luxury Car Sharing Program in San Francisco and Miami

Audi has announced it’s taking a new step towards bringing its top-notch models to luxury residences. Pretentious drivers with consistent bank accounts have been one of the company’s primary audiences for quite a while now, but in the l...

 
Indian Barber Drives a Rolls-Royce Ghost to Work, Sets an Example
Indian Barber Drives a Rolls-Royce Ghost to Work, Sets an Example

At nine, Ramesh Babu was literally on the streets. The barber shop his father ran was the only place his family could get money from to survive. They rent it out for years until Ramesh decided to drop out of school and walk in his father’s st...

 
Cities Where Driving Is Banned, That’s How Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Sees the Future
Cities Where Driving Is Banned, That’s How Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Sees the Future

He’s one of the 50 men who changed America, at least according to Newsweek’s standards. An innovative engineer and entrepreneur, who founded both Atari, Inc. and the Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza-Time Theaters chain, Nolan Bushnell know...

 
Volkswagen Is Offering $482 Million in Gift Cards and Vouchers to Customers in the US
Volkswagen Is Offering $482 Million in Gift Cards and Vouchers to Customers in the US

There’s no better way to say you’re sorry than by giving a gift to the person you’ve hurt. If you’re Europe’s biggest carmaker, and your boo-boo is affecting millions of your customers, you may be forced to buy more th...

 
Airbus Unveils New Helicopter Created with Peugeot Design Lab
Airbus Unveils New Helicopter Created with Peugeot Design Lab

What started as a small civil aviation trade show back in 1986 has today become an international show, hosting 1,046 exhibitors from 60 countries. The ongoing biannual Air Show in Dubai is also where Airbus has unveiled its new helicopter model, th...

 
Aston Martin Releases One-Hour Film About a Car It Created for a Movie
Aston Martin Releases One-Hour Film About a Car It Created for a Movie

The trailer for this one-hour movie is eye candy, and one should be advised it can cause sudden drooling. James Bond and Aston Martin enthusiasts alike can observe the DB10 in action as it burns rubber out loud and with great talent. They say trail...

 
British Art Car Brainiac Calls His Passion a Drug Addiction
British Art Car Brainiac Calls His Passion a Drug Addiction

Andy Saunders is renowned among British car tuners, even though his work is not exactly part of the aftermarket industry. He has been modifying and creating new body styles from older models since he was a kid, back when he couldn’t even driv...

 
Former Stig Star Ben Collins Names Ford Mustang the Ultimate Stunt Car <span>· Video</span>
Former Stig Star Ben Collins Names Ford Mustang the Ultimate Stunt Car · Video

During his career as Top Gear’s Stig, Ben Collins never had a name or a face, but once he decided to take off the helmet and show his true identity, something interesting happened. Instead of ruining his career, breaking his deal with BBC&rsq...

 

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