Friday, January 21, 2011

Munich Automobiles showcases the 1 Series ///M-Coupé

Munich Auto held the unveiling of the 1 ///M-Coupe on our local shores and i had the priviledge to sneak a peak. It looks really great in the flesh, very muscular, very stout and squat with great STANCE! Many have asked bout this, the price. SGD$220,000 without COE. Pre-orders for one of only 20 vehicles to be available in Singapore at an exclusive preview on 22-23-24 January 2011.

The 1 M will be at Munich Auto for this weekend, so be sure to head down to have a look. Time to go RS3 stomping! Here's the Press Release »

Even under covers, the extended wheelarches give it a menacing presence.

It's abit strange to see a plaque with the words "Powered by BMW M" in place of the traditional badges though.

1 ///M will only come with a stick shift! The 'preferred' shift some might say.

Couple of friendly people

Made new friends. :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

GTChannel visits the Tokyo Auto Salon

GTChannel met up with some cool chaps whilst at the 2011 Auto Salon. Have a look!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tokyo Auto Salon 2011 Speedhunting Day II

Here's the awesome follow up to Speedhunters coverage of the Auto Salon.
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Friday, January 14, 2011

Tokyo Auto Salon 2011 coverage by Nextmod

Stumbled upon this amazing collection of photos from Nextmod's facebook page.

Tokyo Auto Salon 2011 girls

Here we go~!

Tokyo Auto Salon 2011 Starto!!!

Can't believe its been a year since i was over in Tokyo heading out for the Auto Salon. A year since i last started this little blogsite. The 2011 edition of the Tokyo Auto Salon has started and although i'm not there to experience it 1st hand, here's some cool stuff i've found on the 'net.

You just can't beat the folks over at Speedhunters. For a look behind the scenes during the setup, click here. But for the main event, coverage has only just begun! The first paragraph of their article totally sums out how i felt the first time i stepped into the Makuhari Messe halls.
The Tokyo Auto Salon is maddness, pure maddness... The Auto Salon is in a class of its own. First there's the shear amount of quality cars, then throngs of people everywhere, and to top it off, you receive a sensory overload to all the senses at almost every exhibitor booth.

Most interesting car for me so far? This Veilside kitted Supra!
Headover to the Speedhunters site to view Day 1's full article.
Here's a video i found off Youtube too! Enjoy!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Recent developments: New tyres for the E34

Happy New Year everyone! With the E34(christened the Big Bad Wolf) in the family, these past couple of weeks have been spent sorting some small stuff out. Today, a brand new set of tyres from Hankook. If you are looking for new tyres, they are currently having a 30%-off sale which is pretty cool. Initially i was contemplating just changing out the fronts but the costs of the previous Pirelli Pzeros were really steep after checking the condition of the rears(circa yr2004 :P ), i figured it would be more worthwhile to get new rubber all round. Here's a picture of the old Pirellis:

Small hiccup upon mounting the wheels, the rims are facing the wrong direction! So another trip back to the shop to get them rectified. Staff were nice and friendly though.

The Hankook V12s have been pretty good so far, it rained on the way home and the '34 was planted, stable and tracked straight whilst driving through puddles and wet surfaces.