Archive for the ‘Car stuff’ Category

Didn’t know this about the Lambo’s…

One great feature the Diablo VT has is a switch on the dashboard which raises the car enabling you to go over speed humps without grounding out. When you reach 20mph the car automatically goes back down again. www.Auto-journals.com Lamborghini Diablo VT Whenever I drove through places that my cars had a hard to clearing [...]

New AMEX Gold benefits start Oct 1

I was checking my fatwallet feed and found discussion on benefits changes for Amex gold… Looks like they are no longer differentiating between Membership Rewards and Membership Rewards Options, which is great coz it was confusing as hell… Not exactly sure after Oct 1 what the differences would be between the Preferred Rewards and the [...]

AMEX Depature mag article: Where’s the Logo?

Simon Doonan, the debonair creative director of Barneys New York, believes most of us rather like the idea of having something few others have—and that fewer still even realize we have it. “Ultimately those embellishments become markers of prestige,” he explains. “It’s subtler than putting a logo on, but in the end it’s the same. [...]

2007 MCS, 192lbs lighter!

Oh yeah, I like it! We didn’t get the stupid moonroof to save the 90lbs, now the base model is 192lbs lighter! that’s awesome! Me likes!! I like the new door panels too, not sure what color to get now though. BMW has released official images of the 2007 Mini Cooper (Mk II aka R56). [...]

The Perrin “shorty antenna” on my Evo finally got stolen

Well my Evo’s Perrin “shorty antenna” got stolen, it was bound to happen, took almost 2 years for it to get stolen, so not bad… I am pretty sure it was taken when the car was parked at the Sunnyvale Caltrain station last night, Sherry had to go to SF to do some stuff and [...]

Electric MINI, 0-60 in 4.5 seconds!!

A British engineering firm has put together a high-performance hybrid version of BMW’s Mini Cooper. The PML Mini QED has a top speed of 150 mph, a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds. The car uses a small gasoline engine with four 160 horsepower electric motors — one on each wheel. The car has been [...]

Suspended Honda F1 Car

This is pretty damn cool… technorati tags:f1, honda, formula1, formulaone Blogged with Flock

MINI credit card

Got an email invite to apply, pretty cool, I can customize the MINI on the card… hehe… I don’t need another credit card though, but if I knew about this card when I was looking a month ago I probably would’ve got one… MINI PLATINUM VISA® CARD:

Getting the Evo ready for track season

I’m gonna bring the Evo to San Rafael Mitsubishi this Friday to get diff and tranny fluid flush, brake/clutch line flush with Motul 600, and a free oil change. I just found out my car has “free maintenance”, but it doesn’t cover fluid flush until 30k miles. I also got a K&N drop-in air filter [...]

Built a MY06 MCS

So we’re selling our MINI tomorrow, it will be a very sad day for us. But life goes on, and I’ve just built another one online, it’s pretty much the same car with the following exceptions: Limited Slip Differential (LSD), oh yeah baby, gotta have LSD!!!! price hike, damn, MCS’ are not cheap now, a [...]