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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Out of Reach...

Here is my personal list of some of the coolest new cars not available for US sale...rather than focus on supercars or exotics, of which there are many, I've stuck to cars that can be considered everyday transport. For space reasons, I will limit it to five cars, but feel free to add your faves in the comments.

First up is the Citroen C5 Wagon. As mentioned in a post below, I think this has to the best looking wagon on the planet. Definitely a stylish way to haul the kids and their gear.

Next in line is the Citroen C3 Picasso. The Europeans, and particularly the French, do tall one-box designs well. This is compact car with tons of space inside and lots of cool design features.

Although we get the four-door Si version, we no longer get the Honda Civic three-Door Type S. At this heart of this polarizing design is a high-revving Honda engine.

We've been denied the new VW Scirocco. Although this is really a squashed GTI, it is a damn-cool car. Bring it over VW!

Along with the Citroen, here's one from a brand not even sold in the US - the Seat Leon Cupra. The Leon is a cool design - given the Cupra treatment it also hauls. It sports a VW-based 2 litre turbo and hits 62mph in 6.4 seconds.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Back to the Scene of the Crime

Formula One makes its way back to Singapore this weekend - the scene of the all-consuming "Crashgate" scandal (see post below for more detail). It should be an exciting weekend...as every race clicks down the mathematical possibility for anyone other than Jenson Button to win the championship diminishes. My prediction for the weekend is a win by Mark Webber with Button, Rubens Barichello and Vettel all mixing it up for points. My wish for the weekend is that Fisi scores some points for Ferrari, but this looks unlikely.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bye, Bye Flav...

Renault has fired Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds over allegations that they conspired to deliberately cause their driver Nelsinho Piquet to crash in last year's Singapore GP, thus setting up their other driver to win the race. This is a bad, bad day for F1. Cheating on technical issues (e.g., design, software, etc.) is one thing, putting people's lives at risks is another.

After 20 years in the sport and four world championships Flav and Pat are now leaving in disgrace. I guess Flav will have to console himself on his mega-yacht with is supermodel girlfriend. Good riddance.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Funny F1 Video...

Two world champs having fun with a very serious subject...