Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A New High

Normally, between them, my blogs get around 500 visits/day.  This Monday, November 24, my blogs hit a  new milestone - 1,240 visits

Sweet!  This calls for a random photo - how about one from Kosmix' 2007 holiday party.  Nagraj and Sailesh are flanking me.

kosmix party

Friday, November 21, 2008

Bugatti Veyron Top Speed - James May

Top Gear has showcased the Bugatti Veyron, the  world's fastest car, a couple of times.   I specially loved the episode where they had "Captain Slow", James May, try to get the Bugatti to its top speed, 253 Miles per Hour.  Whooo

The segment has everything - a likeable, muddle-headed protagonist set against impossible odds, an incredible goal, a magnificent machine, top speed driving, and an emotionally charged soundtrack threatening to bring tears to your eyes.

Forget your local movie-plex, just watch this episode a few times instead.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Milestone For My Blogs - 50,000 Visits

On Tuesday this week, my blogs passed 50,000 visits.  Sweet! 

The blogs, of course, are:

And on a smaller scale, my profile on blogger has now been viewed 550 times. 

Supercar Photos Of The Week - MC1

David Hilton is the man behind the designs for the Ford Mustang, Focus RS and S-Max.  That's a nice resume.

He is now working on the MC1, a British supercar.  Britain is not too bad at building supercars and concept cars - witness the latest batmobile.   And the MC1 is very drool-worthy.


mc1 supercar

  mc1 door


mc1 top

   supercar lights

Friday, November 14, 2008

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X - Aggressive Styling

My brother-in-law, Mr. A (a former rally driver), bought his Evo X around the same time I bought my BMW 335i convertible.  We love our own cars, and have mutual admiration/ drool-factor over each other's cars too.  So this is my homage to the Evo X's amazing functional and extremely aggressive styling. 

mitsubishi lancer evo 10

Amazing, isn't it?

evo grill

Check out that hyper-aggressive grill! 

lancer evo

evolution 10

the side and rear look better than this photo shows

And now some action shots:

evo 10

evo x

The engine, the culprit that powers this monster

evo engine

Brembo brakes, of course,  for this monster of a car

brembo brakes

evo brembo brake

Recaro racing seats, to keep you from flying out of the car on turns

recaro seats  

A big old spoiler to keep the Evo on the road, exhaust pipe to funnel away the baaad gaaas

evo spoiler

 high performance exhaust

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Photos Of The Week - BMW 335i Ambient Lighting

I love the BMW 335i Convertible, I really do.  One of the really nice and warm features - the ambient lighting.

bmw ambient lighting

door sill lighting

And finally, a gratuitous view of the interior, with red leather.  You know when a red leather interior looks good?  When it looks like this!

bmw interior

Monday, November 3, 2008

Car Companies In Trouble


GM - October sales have fallen 45%


Ford - down by 30%


Toyota - down by 23%


Honda - down by 25%

Given how bad terms for financing are becoming, new car sales will probably take some time to adjust back up.  On the other hand, people selling used cars are probably getting great offers right now.

Car makers are quite good at advertising - it will be interesting to see how they respond, and try to change the market.  Look for lots of great deals around the new year!