Last night, with a sleeping baby in arms, I got to do something I hadn’t done in quite awhile — pour into the majority of my RSS feeds.
Came across this article on AutoMobileMag.com that focuses on cars to watch in the next two years. I’m especially interested in what happens with the BMW M3/M4. Would love a used one of those down the road.
I’m a huge fan of technology — in general it makes tasks easier, faster and more efficient.
All of the above holds true for the automobile as well. But while making the car safer and easier, it also deadens the experience some — taking away some of the skill and thrill of driving a vehicle on the edge of its limits. Additions like assistive braking technologies, traction control, etc. make the car safer, but make the driver dumber.
I’ve been to Universal Studios Florida a pair of times (and will have to go back a third time so Tyler and Nolan can experience the stuff too). But the Universal Studios on the other coast has the real gem — the newly museum-quality restoration of the Back to the Future hero car utilized in the film trilogy and various other BTTF-related productions.
BTTF Screenwriter Bob Gale, spearheaded the process of getting the car fully restored and assembled a team to get every detail perfect. Which it really looks like they did. The Delorean looks great, and I’d love to see the car up close and personal. I guess that could happen with a trip to Los Angeles. Not likely any time soon though.
This would be a sweet job. The 25 year old though who tests Koenigesegg’s high performance vehicles is both a test driver, but also an engineer, which really seem like they would complement each other for said job.
Interesting ad campaign in New York City — yellow Deloreans made to look like the Back to the Future trilogy time vehicles. I’d love to get a ride in one of these, though it wouldn’t be as cool as getting my son along for the ride — and herein is the real problem with a Delorean as a taxi — single riders only.
I know it’s all about grabbing attention, and for that, the gull-winged yellow taxis will do the trick. People would pay extra if the time circuits actually were functional. Imagine getting to your destination before you left?
Anyone knows me knows how much a fan of the Back to the Future trilogy, and how I’ve already passed that love onto my 3-year-old son.
Many days at work, I eat at my desk, and look through YouTube. The new(ish) layout has introduced more suggestions into your user homepage. Well yesterday, it suggested a documentary called DeLorean – Great Blunders In History. Nice little piece on the DeLorean and the demise of DeLorean. It’s crazy. Without the BTTF would have most likely faded into obscurity.
Here’s a second DeLorean documentary back from 1981 — before the fall of the DeLorean Motor Company.
Are you telling you made a time machine out of a DeLorean Bike? No, just a stainless steel branded DeLoran bike I’d love to get one, if it weren’t $5,500. If I was going to shell out $5,500 for a bike, I’d get one a Specialized Tarmac SL4 Pro Ui2 Mid-Compact or maybe a Cervelo R3.
The now retired space shuttle orbiters are heading to their exhibits. Yesterday, Washington DC received its orbiter — the Discovery. CNN did a nice piece with viewers adding media to the story.
Amanda also said one of our friends living up in D.C. got an aerial view of the oribter hitching its ride to our nation’s capital on top of the NASA modified 747. I’ll post that to Keefer Madness once I get to see it.