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Suzuki celebrates its centenary

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”. It is one of those philosophical questions for the idle disappear up their own arse asking, so don’t think too much about it. Marketing execs at the Suzuki Motor Corporation, on the other hand, might […]

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When Hartge created a BMW-engined Mercedes

Did you know that famed BMW tuner Hartge is no more? Don’t worry if you didn’t, not many are aware. In fact, the only mention of its demise is a short uncited entry in its Wikipedia page, a Facebook announcement from a Chinese importer, and this, a one-off Mercedes-Benz W124 fitted with a bored-out engine […]

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Goodbye BMW i8 – the forgotten trailblazer

It doesn’t bode well for a top drawer performance car like the BMW i8 to have a lengthy press release written about its imminent demise. In a world swamped by online tribute articles to any little morsel of historical significance, it must be galling for BMW’s communications department to remind the public of the i8’s […]

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Coronavirus could kill the motor show

Keep calm and don’t despair, it isn’t the end of the world just yet. That should have been the message people got from the data on the COVID-9 coronavirus infections. But, like leaving your toddler in the caring jaws of a Dingo, having to live amidst a “pandemic” is bound to trigger many in this […]

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Koenigsegg Gemera is the most revolutionary car since the F1

If there is one thing you should know about this site is that it rarely covers new car launches. Not out of inattentiveness but out of sheer apathy. Ever since perfecting the wonders of platform sharing and streamlining product lines, the automotive industry has been a cavalcade of cookie-cutter creations with barely enough authenticity to […]

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Palladium might be the catalyst of the next revolution

There is no clearer indication that society is in a decline better than seemingly mundane items being traded like the treasured rectally smuggled cigarettes in a SuperMax. So when reports started emerging of London hoodlums pilfering catalytic converters of Toyota Priuses, you start to wonder if we are soon to join the ranks of Lord […]

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Remembering the 991-generation 911

Considering that we have walked on the moon, overcame the consumption, and synthesize materials that will outlast our own collective existence, it is rather galling that we as a species are often given to the side of pessimism. A remnant of our Cro-magnon survival mechanism it may be, pessimism has not only ensured that our […]

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Will the automotive world experience another “1989”?

It is hard to imagine what life would be without Japanese cars. We would probably be living in a glorious age of rehashed 20-year old cars heavy in the rich tradition of being literally banged together by hammers with an engine that would sputter to life when a union says so and customer service is […]

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The car that taught the world not to be afraid of the future

With the 2010s drawing to a close, it would be very remiss of this site not to join the year-end tradition of dedicating a commemorative epilogue to be tossed into the trough of the internet. But where does one begin? Even in the context of the automotive industry, the 2010s reads like a Greek epic […]

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Who killed Holden?

We may be a few days away from a brand new decade and despite remarkable advancements in technology, the automotive world is still reluctant to let go of its titles. No sooner would brands see a familiar name fade into obscurity than it would stick it to the back of an unrelated SUV model or […]