2016 Geneva International Motor Show – Part 3: Premium fill up

The most visually appealing cars of a motor show are obvisously the premium brands. The automotive industry is going through major shifts these days and will continue to do so for the coming five to ten years. So how are the premium brands holding up? After all, they are the ones that show as the … More 2016 Geneva International Motor Show – Part 3: Premium fill up

2016 Geneva International Motor Show – Part 2: The come backs

I’ve been going to the Geneva Motor Show for almost as long as I know that I have a passion for cars. This year, though, was special. As mentioned in the first part, the last couple of shows did feel as exciting to me as they used to. This year however, I felt as though … More 2016 Geneva International Motor Show – Part 2: The come backs

2016 Geneva International Motor Show – Part 1: Industry trends

Introduction – On neutral ground So, the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show at the Palexpo exhibition center closes it’s doors at the end of this weekend. Although I consider myself as a regular visitor of the show, I got a bit bored in recent years: Lots of people, lots of noise, it’s always hot and … More 2016 Geneva International Motor Show – Part 1: Industry trends

1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am “K.I.T.T.” & “K.A.R.R.” – ERTL model cars – Part 2

This second part of the “K.I.T.T. & K.A.R.R.” ERTL model cars review – a focus on the 1/25 and 1/64 scale models. Contrary to the 1/18 models I’ve reviewed in part 1, these cars were actually produced in 1982 when the TV show started. Exterior Let’s start with the exterior of the 1/25 car. Contrary … More 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am “K.I.T.T.” & “K.A.R.R.” – ERTL model cars – Part 2

1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am “K.I.T.T.” & “K.A.R.R.” – ERTL model cars – Part 1

In this article I’m presenting a series of four ERTL model cars of the 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am “K.I.T.T.” and his evil twin “K.A.R.R.”. The iconic automobiles of the 80’s TV series “Knight Rider”. I’ll start with the more recent 1/18 K.I.T.T. and K.A.R.R., compare them to the original Firebird Trans Am they are … More 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am “K.I.T.T.” & “K.A.R.R.” – ERTL model cars – Part 1

1976 Ford Gran Torino “Starsky & Hutch” – 1/18 ERTL model car

History of the car The “Starsky & Hutch” car was a third generation Ford Gran Torino. Although the third generation was built from 1972 to 1976, the cars used in the 70’s TV series and 2004 movie were ‘74 to ‘76 models. Due to US Government safety regulations their front and rear bumpers, as well … More 1976 Ford Gran Torino “Starsky & Hutch” – 1/18 ERTL model car

1974 Dodge Monaco Sedan “Bluesmobile” – 1/18 RC2 model car

History of the car The third generation Dodge Monaco was sold from 1974 to 1976. It was a complete redesign compared to the previous generation with an all-new unibody platform and all-new sheet metal. It came with three different engines, all of them being V8s: a 360 cu in (5.9 L), a 400 cu in … More 1974 Dodge Monaco Sedan “Bluesmobile” – 1/18 RC2 model car

1969 Dodge Charger R/T “General Lee” – 1/18 ERTL model car

With this article I’m starting a series of model car reviews, with a special focus on movie and TV show cars. What better way to start with the iconic 1969 Dodge Charger R/T “General Lee” of the Dukes of Hazzard TV show. Since I’m lucky to have two seemingly identical General Lees, they will also … More 1969 Dodge Charger R/T “General Lee” – 1/18 ERTL model car

2000 Yamaha XVS 1100 Drag Star Classic Bobber Conversion – Presentation

What’s what Today is the day I’m gonna give you a close and detailed tour of my 2000 Yamaha 1100 Drag Star Classic or V-Star, for the Americans. For those of you who know the stock model, you can see it doesn’t look anything like it anymore. Those of you who have been following my … More 2000 Yamaha XVS 1100 Drag Star Classic Bobber Conversion – Presentation