December 6, 2006
source [聯合晚報] 2006.12.03
November 17, 2006
As if it weren’t enough to OWN a Porsche, you can now have YOUR name in place of the type designation. So, for example, I’d have “Evan” in the same customised text and the same font as “Porsche” on my Boxster. I wish.
We are a nation that likes to personalize everything so maybe this business model is a good idea. It’ll cost you though: $450 for the first 5 letters and $60 per letter after that. Texts can be made for all 911 models – Cayenne – Boxster and Cayman. They can manufacture your personalized text in the same colors as the type designation, in grey or black, chrome, or if you’re going for the pimp look — in gold. ( A chrome or gold name or text costs an additional $90 per letter.)
Name Your Porsche suggests: “Let your creativity run wild and give your Porsche its own identity and a unique name. You can make up anything you want: ‘made in Germany’, ‘back off’, ‘follow me’ or ‘have a nice day’… Or why not use the back of your Porsche to make a personal message like: ‘no more Ferrari’, ‘my third’, or ‘thanks daddy’.”
Via Trend Hunter.
November 8, 2006
Like most dogs, my pup Henry likes to stick his head out the car window, ears flying and a blissful look on his wind-blown face. Vets will tell you that for dogs, the combination of smells makes them “high.” (I’ve tried it but it didn’t do the same for me.) But I worry about my doxie launching himself out the window so we’ve tried tying his leash to the headrest, jerry-rigging an extension leash…you name it, we’ve tried it.
So when Bamboo Pets came up with the Quick Control™ Leash + Seat belt latch, both Henry and I were relieved, and I was cursing myself for not thinking of it first. As you can see from the photo, the velcro pouch hides the metal universal seat belt connector, with a convenient zippered pocket to hold keys, money, waste bags. Besides eliminating driver distraction — Henry prefers to drive — it gives me peace of mind knowing he’s not going to visit that poodle in the next car.
Available in 3ft. and 6ft. lengths, the Quick Control™ Leash + Seat belt latch fits any size dog.
Visit Bamboo Pets for a store directory and list of online retailers. Approx $20.
November 2, 2006
Motor Tend Magazine named the Mercedes-Benz GL450 as its sport utility vehicle of the year for 2007
October 5, 2006
If you can manage to squeeze yourself and three of your nerdiest buddies into this tiny car, y’all are going to have the one of the most gadget-laden rides ever perpetrated by man. From the pics you can tell the Renault Twingo concept is bristling with iPod docks, and a dashboard mixer puts them all to good use, but there’s plenty of other stuff going on here. The car sports USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and each seat gets an audio jack for listening to an independent source, in case the front seat DJ isn’t mixing it up well enough. There’s also a 15-inch LCD, which is backed by an in-car PC with internet access of some sort. When you open up the hatch, there’s some chilled beverages awaiting, and the speaker system points backwards to blast sound into the quickly assembling crowd of Very Cool People that suddenly will want to be your friend. Check out plenty more pics after the break.
September 13, 2006
The results can be interesting when you get two incredibly successful icons of our times together. In this case, Ms.Barbara Millicent Roberts, a.k.a Barbie, and Beetle have been brought together by Volkswagen in the all-pink Beetle Barbie limited edition car. The car is done up completely in pink, with the Barbie logo placed at strategic locations. Purists will be pleased to note that even the lug nuts on the tires have not been spared. The trend continues inside the car, with the inserts in the leather seats, steering wheel, door panels and floor mats all splashed with the Barbie color.
Though Barbie and the Beetle have had some troubles in recent times, there are still a large number of women globally who are avid collectors of anything related to Barbie. Add to that the passionate community of Beetle lovers, and Volkswagen seems to have a potential bestseller in their hands. However, for the time being, only 13 of these cars will be manufactured and will be sold through exclusive VW outlets in Mexico for around $24,368.
source [popgadget & Autoblog]
August 8, 2006
在國內90萬台RV車中，中華三菱因最早進入此市場，車款總類最多，市佔有率最高，約25.6%，總銷售量約23萬台。旗下RV總類包括新 發表的Zinger、熱賣的Savrin、進口頂級休旅車Pajero、Outlander、Space Gear等五款，加上每年均規畫RV車主系列活動，儼然成為國內的RV王國。
source [聯合晚報] 2006.07.15