Friday, September 23, 2011

2011 #IAA Frankfurt Motor Show

This motor show post is a bit late, I know. But I contracted an acute, yet popular, form of what some of my colleagues called the "Messe flu". What is that, I hear you ask. Well it's the flu or cold symptoms and discomfort one seems to experience shortly after returning from the motor show at the Frankfurt Messe (exhibition centre).

My abiding memory of the motor show this time around was that it was exceedingly hot. No, it's not just because the cars on show were funky and interesting. No, it's because that exhibition hall doesn't seem to have quite gotten the air conditioning thing quite right. It was blisteringly hot on the stands (I heard some talk that the VW stand was even worse than Hall 8). Imagine standing in sauna-like conditions with a suit and tie from 07:00 until 20:00 for three days...

Monday, September 19, 2011

History of #Ferrari Prancing Horse [Video]

I just came across this fascinating video explaining the history behind the iconic Prancing Horse logo which adorns some of the world's fastest and most prestige cars and race cars. My knowledge of Ferrari only got me to about 50% of what was explained in this video. Have a look!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Perfect storm

I'm sitting in Sardinia staring out into the distance at the vast Mediterranean. Way out in the distance, a fierce thunderstorm is blasting away. It's a fascinating experience. I don't recall ever having seen a storm from far away. In general, I'm always in the middle of one.