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Tudor Raiciu

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The passion for photography pushed Tudor into the welcoming hands of the Autoevolution team. When he's not in the field with the test drivers or Photoshopping images (and that's not very often), Tudor also writes automotive articles. He admits that he is not a car connoisseur like some of his colleagues, albeit he does know a thing or two, but is willing to compensate for this by offering you exquisite images of the motorized contraptions.



Favorite “game” quote: “War... war never changes” (He's also an avid Fallout fan, as you might have guessed)
How Crumple Zones Work
How Crumple Zones Work

Looking at photographs with car accidents that took place in the 1950's and accidents in more recent times you'd think that engineers have gone backwards and have made vehicles less safe. Early automobile design theories saw extremely...

 
How to Replace Your Car Battery
How to Replace Your Car Battery

In the old days, removing the battery for recharging purposes or for replacing was quite a regular task. Most of today’s drivers have never tinkered with such a thing and they usually go to an auto service center for such problems. You might ...

 
Electric Current Through Fuel, a Bad Idea? On the contrary
Electric Current Through Fuel, a Bad Idea? On the contrary

“Hey Bob, is that fuel? Yuuup Jimbo. Hey Bob, what would happen if I was to put some of these pretty, pretty sparks in it? Well Jimbo, that would...”. That's how we'd imagine the experiment proposed by researchers at the Depar...

 
Ford Introes F-450 Harley Davidson and FX4 Cabela
Ford Introes F-450 Harley Davidson and FX4 Cabela

A pick-up truck and a motorcycle, what they could possibly have in common? Technically nothing, but PR and marketing departments believe otherwise. At least those at Ford and Harley-Davidson who have just announced a special version of the F-450. T...

 
JVC Adds Three HD Radio Models to Lineup
JVC Adds Three HD Radio Models to Lineup

Not everybody is interested in that extra 10 HP boost provided by the expensive chip tuning or the new design elements that reduce the air drag by an infinitesimal amount. Some people have more simple, audio needs. Well, for those people we have to...

 
Navistar Goes Hybrid with the DuraStar Tractor
Navistar Goes Hybrid with the DuraStar Tractor

Given today's fuel prices, both for diesel and petrol, people want cars with the lowest consumption possible and we can't blame them, but what about truck drivers? Regardless of the amount of fine tuning, their massive engines gulp enormo...

 
The Fungus That Fueled My Car
The Fungus That Fueled My Car

Bio diesel is not even that popular among car owners and already new alternatives to this rather exotic type of fuel are finding its way from the...jungle. Yes, that might sound strange, but the jungle does seem to offer answers to many of humanity...

 
700 hp Volvo FH16, the World's Most Powerful Truck
700 hp Volvo FH16, the World's Most Powerful Truck

Despite appalling sales figures towards the end of the year, with an apocalyptic drop of 99.7% in Europe, Volvo Trucks keep paddling for their survival and they are doing it in Swarovski-studded rafts so to speak as the Swedes have recently premier...

 
Mercedes Benz Get the Second Largest CAFE Fine
Mercedes Benz Get the Second Largest CAFE Fine

Even during these trying times, Mercedes-Benz continue to sell cars and they even have time for some CAFE. No, not the typo of the known beverage, but the Corporate Average Fuel Economy fine imposed by the US government against foreign car manufact...

 
Weekly Roundup: 05.01.2009 – 10.01.2009
Weekly Roundup: 05.01.2009 – 10.01.2009

If you have a busy schedule and don’t have time to get your much needed quota of automotive industry news, here’s your chance to catch up. This is the first episode of a long series of weekly roundups, covering the most important events...

 
Ford's Electric Plans Announced at 2009 NAIAS
Ford's Electric Plans Announced at 2009 NAIAS

This year's North American International Auto Show is all about electric vehicles, be them hybrid or fully-electric. Ford makes no exception and has recently announced its aggressive plans to make things greener, not to mention more profitable...

 
Ford's MyKey to Put a Leash on Driving Teenagers
Ford's MyKey to Put a Leash on Driving Teenagers

While rules are meant to be broken, American car giant Ford believes that enforcing restrictions on the teenage drivers is the required measure to increase safety and reduce the number of reckless accidents as the company yesterday announced the ne...

 
How to Take Care of Your Car's Windows
How to Take Care of Your Car's Windows

While the matter might seem trivial, there are a lot of misconceptions regarding the entire car window business with a disastrous effect on the owner's (that's you) budget. Here at autoevolution we feel that prevention is the mother of al...

 
How to Protect Your Tires
How to Protect Your Tires

They are subjected to impressive amounts of wear and tear, yet when was the last time you actually thought about inspecting your tires? That's right, those rubber thingies your car rolls on need some lovin' too and you can tickle them in ...

 
Nissan Announces Pricing for the 2009 370Z Coupe, New Tagline
Nissan Announces Pricing for the 2009 370Z Coupe, New Tagline

When everybody is one foot out the office door to start making preparations for the monstrous New Year's party, Nissan's PR and marketing people are doing their job to the very last minute. This crisis has really changed things, hasn'...

 
Short Commentary: ExxonMobil Touts Record Profit During Crisis
Short Commentary: ExxonMobil Touts Record Profit During Crisis

One man's meat is another man's poison, that's the proverb that best describes this rather strange, if not ridiculous, situation. While car manufacturers are mulling partnerships, cutting jobs, closing plants, discontinuing models, i...

 
Lucky Brits Find Rare Bugatti Type 57S Atalante in Garage
Lucky Brits Find Rare Bugatti Type 57S Atalante in Garage

Finding old and expensive cars in your garage is becoming quite popular nowadays, at least for some folks, some lucky folks. The latest such event happened in Tyneside, North East England, where a rare piece of machinery in the form of the Bugatti ...

 
Buy This Dad a Beer...if You Don't Value Your Life
Buy This Dad a Beer...if You Don't Value Your Life

People who drink and drive look like saints compared to what a Bristol, Tennessee, couple managed to pull today. Having way too many beers, 15 according to the proud dad himself, other liquors and some unknown illegal substances, 43-year old Randy ...

 
Globecruiser Behemoth Combines Power with Comfort
Globecruiser Behemoth Combines Power with Comfort

We know it isn't exactly a breaking news, but we feel that this impressive monster is worth bringing to your attention. At first glance, you'd be tempted to say that this “contraption” is a rugged truck aimed at the harshest ...

 
Toyota Solar Powered Electric Car in the Making
Toyota Solar Powered Electric Car in the Making

Fully-electric cars might be eco-friendly and all that, but after you run out of juice it takes quite some time to recharge all those batteries. Just think about the Tesla Roadster recently tested by TopGear. Powerful, zero emissions, yet after a q...

 

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