Archive for November, 2009

Undercover Police Taxi


ontario undercover police taxi

For the past year, Halton Region motorists have been speculating whether or not rumors around town of a undercover Police Taxi was real or not. As you can see in the photo above, a police car in Georgetown with a taxi-style light on the roof reading POLICE 878-5511. It sure isn’t as sexy as the Lamborghini Taxi!

In order to catch speeders and aggressive drivers in Milton and Halton Hills, Police have been putting taxi-style top lights on unmarked cars. Very sneaky indeed!

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Ferrari Club of Victoria Australia Show Pictures


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On November 15, 2009, the Ferrari Club Victoria Australia held a fundraiser show to raise support for one of the communities affected by bush fires earlier in the year. It was a great turn out considering it’s 100km from Melbourne. Check out all the pictures of the FCV Show HERE. Ferrari Club Victoria have a regular concourse every year and many drive days and meetings. What a sea of RED! My favorite car would have to be the Yellow Ferrari 430 Scuderia with 458 Italia wheels. Thanks to 300 SLED for his photo submissions!

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Formula 1 Driver Salaries


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Just before the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Arabian Business magazine published the salaries of several current drivers. MSN has an article listing the salaries, along with an interesting Points Per Million Dollars Spent Ratio. So which team got the best bang for their buck in terms of dollars spent on driver versus points earned in 2009? See the table below:

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Kimi Raikkonen QUITS F1 for 2010


Kimi Raikkonen Quits Formula 1

F1 Breaking News! Kimi Raikkonen’s manager Steve Robertson announced late on Tuesday November 18, 2009 to Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat that Kimi will not be racing Formula 1 in 2010.

“The only option for F1 next season was McLaren or nothing,” Robertson said. “Kimi and McLaren were unable to reach an agreement, so he will not drive at F1 level, at least not next year.”

Raikkonen and McLaren failed to come to terms based on salary, sponsor duties and Kimi’s freedom to rally race. Turun Sanomat speculated that 2011 Raikkonen could most likely return to Formula 1 Grand Prix with Red Bull Racing.

Keep in mind that Kimi’s severance deal with Ferrari will net him more money by taking a year off in 2010, than if he would have raced the year!

Next year, he is likely to be active in rally cars and possibly the Le Mans 24 Hours, the newspaper added.

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Andy House Bugatti Lake Crash – VIDEO UPDATE


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Earlier this week we witnessed the drowning of a Bugatti Veyron Lake Crash, and Friday November 13th it was revealed that the owner and driver was Andy House. Andy House (Performance Auto Sales which sells repaired exotic cars) also owns the Eddie Griffin Crashed Ferrari Enzo (now repaired).

Checkout the video below caught (or staged) by two dudes listening to Sublime’s “Wrong Way” thinking that they were witnessing a Lamborghini crashing into the lake!

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Ken Block Gymkhana Video Explained


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Less than a year ago we witnessed the uber talented action sports / X Games / DC Shoes founder super hero Ken Block jump his WRX STi Video rally car 171 feet and a max height of 25 feet for the Discovery Channel show Stunt Junkies. Prior to this monster jump we also saw his Ken Block Gymkhana Practice Video which was done in his 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi prepared by Crawford Performance which pushes 530 whp! Checkout his newest toy: Ken Block Subaru TRAX STi which I photographed at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

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Bugatti Veyron Lake Crash Video & Pictures


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Yesterday, November 11, 2009 at 3pm a man yet to be identified drove his $2 million dollar Bugatti Veyron into a saltwater lagoon (Galveston County, Texas) when apparently a low-flying pelican distracted him as he traveled north on Interstate 45 just south of the hurricane levee near Omega Bay.

The offending pelican still cannot be reached for comments at this time.

I remember when I got into my first accident at 16, as we don’t have pelicans up north in Canada, so I had to use the excuse that a big black bear made me swerve into the ditch wrecking my parents car.. wildlife excuses are marvelous 😉

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Meccan Exciter Supercar – Preview Photos & Details


Meccan Exciter Supercar

Here are all the current Meccan Exciter Supercar renderings released so far. It’s design was just currently completed. All required CAD/CAM drawings and specs have been completed and are ready to proceed with the production of a rolling prototype. There are expected to be 3 versions of the Meccan Exciter available: Hard Top, Targa Top, and a Competition model.

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SEMA Show Girls 2009 – Part II


SEMA Show Girls 2009 Anthony Carbone

Well the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas has come and gone, so here is more of what I have to show from my 4 days of coverage this year! Enjoy this 2nd installment and make sure to checkout my 1st post: 2009 SEMA Show Girls Pictures! You can click on the pictures to see the full size pics! I also personally guarantee, that you won’t find higher quality photos (or quantity) of these girls anywhere on the net… Cheers :)

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