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All-New Range Rover Sport | Empty Quarter Documentary

Posted: December 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: range rover | Tags: | Comments Off on All-New Range Rover Sport | Empty Quarter Documentary

All-New Range Rover Sport - Empty Quarter Documentary

In the world’s largest sand desert, treacherous terrain, violent sandstorms and unforgiving temperatures make The Empty Quarter the toughest challenge yet for the #NewRangeRoverSport. Watch the full story unfold as the team battle the elements against a stunning backdrop to set a new driving record :: Read the full article »»»»

General Motors Holden’s Gone Baby Gone

Posted: December 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Auto Maker, Auto News, General Motors, Holden | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on General Motors Holden’s Gone Baby Gone

General Motors Holden's Gone Baby GoneGeneral Motors has made it’s decision – it’s pulling out of Australia as early as 2016 – Australia’s entire car making industry and tens of thousands of jobs have been thrown into doubt by Holden’s decision to close down.

Almost 3,000 Holden workers are set to lose their jobs – over the next three to four years – as the auto-maker winds down its Australian manufacturing operations.

The decision has prompted Toyota – the only other car manufacturer left in Australia to warn – that Holden’s withdrawal – puts “unprecedented pressure” on the Japanese based manufacturers ability to build cars in the country too.

Mike Devereaux – Holden’s boss – cited a range of economic factors, however he wouldn’t be drawn on the possibility that the government’s move to rule out financial assistance had played any role, the announcement ends a 65 year history of building cars in Australia, and raises a truckload of questions about this nations future in manufacturing.

The decision has been met with regret by the premiers of South Australia and Victoria. General Motors decision means the loss of 2,900 immediate jobs – 1,600 from it’s South Australia plant 1,300 in Victoria – the question on everyone’s lips is, how many more will be affected, The Prime Minister called it a dark day :: Read the full article »»»»

Two Wheel Fans …meet sandwichbike

Posted: November 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, On Two Wheels, On Your Bike | Tags: , | Comments Off on Two Wheel Fans …meet sandwichbike

Sandwich Bike Ships December 2013As previously mentioned, Lycra Clad isn’isn’t one of my favorite thoughts. I groove to vinyl, love pvc, lust after leather, definitely dig denim and get wowed by wood.

Dutch Sandwichbike definitely sidles up to the latter, it’s Euro-look curvaceousness is achieved with mature beech plywood, bespoke components and a cheeky design that literally sandwiches everything together.

Flatpacked Ikea style, this clever selfbuild will begin shipping later next month. Designed by Bleijh Industrial Design Studio, the bike will be shipped in a 17kg flatpack.

The kit will contains 19 parts that are stupendously simple to assemble. All of Sandwichbikes’ components are connected via clever cylinders.

The Sandwichbike will cost €799/$US1,100 – plus €25/$US43 –  shipping in Europe innitially next month, then the world early next year :: UPDATE! AVAILABLE NOW :: Read the full article »»»»

Holleis’ 3D Printed Pista

Posted: November 19th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: On Two Wheels, On Your Bike | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Holleis’ 3D Printed Pista

Ralf Holleis’ 3D Printed Pista

I ride a Pista, and for a long time I’ve thought it – my chrome-moly limited edition Bianchi – the most perfect Pista ever built, aesthetically and trackside.  German übergestalter Ralf Holleis has just broken my dream, creating the above stunning super lightweight track bike, the VRZ 2 BELT, resplendent with 3D – lasercused – printed titanium lugs :: Read the full article »»»»

iPads at the Ready! US Airline Travellers Allowed to Use Mobile Devices for Entire Flight

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Fly Your Kite | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on iPads at the Ready! US Airline Travellers Allowed to Use Mobile Devices for Entire Flight

iPads at the Ready: US Airline Travellers Allowed to Use Mobile Devices for Entire FlightUS airline passengers will soon be able to use their mobile devices – almost unrestricted – aboard flights on most US based carriers by the end of this year.

The retarded rule thats barred the use of electronic devices during taxi, take-offs and landings has been in place for more than half a century. The new, more relaxed guidelines are the result of a review by the US Federal Aviation Authority.

The review – take note CASA! less than a year from review to implementation – was setup last year and included input from flight crew, passengers, aviation experts and mobile device makers. The review found – shock horror – that commercial airplanes are able to tolerate radio interference from portable electronic device.

The change doesn’t apply to phones, the FAA said it hadn’t considered changing the rules for voice calls because they fall under the jurisdiction of another authority and also differ from other devices because of signal strength :: Read the full article »»»»

Australian Stoner Honoured as Legend

Posted: October 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Fastest, Favorite New Thought, Motoring Legends | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Australian Stoner Honoured as Legend

Casey Stoner

Two-time world MotoGP champion, Casey Stoner is set to be inducted into the top motorcycling competition’s hall of fame as a “MotoGP Legend”, an official said Friday.

The Australian – who turns 28 next week – retired last year, Stoner won two world titles in 2007 and 2011 and joins fellow Australians Mick Doohan and Wayne Gardner in the sports Hall of Fame :: Read the full article »»»»

Citroën’s Wild Side

Posted: April 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Citroën | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Citroën’s Wild Side

REBLOG! Citroën's Wild SideUnveiling its latest concept at this years Shanghai Auto Show is perhaps a sign that Citroën has woken up and smelled the wild roses. The French auto-maker is one of the most internationally recognised brands, and no stranger to it’s recently targeted market, Asia. Citroën is pinning pretty big hopes that it’s DS – premium – range appeals to the emerging Asian middle-class.

Making it’s discreet debut  in France, ahead of the Shanghai showing, the DS Wild Rubis is graced with sculptural, fluid design elements on profile, with a muscular line details running from front haunches to rear. Citroën’s Wild Rubis represents “the forerunner of the future DS SUV” according to Citroen. The company says DS3, DS4, DS5 and the Numéro 9 concept car are all contributing muses to the Wild Rubis’ form.

By Citroën standards, Wild Rubis is relatively mild, indeed the wildest, least likely part of the car to make it to the factory floor is the name. Stood next to  it’s previous concepts – checkout Mark Lloyds 1999 C9 Lignage – Wild Rubis looks like it just rolled onto the showroom floor :: Read the full article »»»»