Thursday, 30 July 2009

Mitsubishi EVO CT200MR

The one and only in the world HKS CT200MR

Wide Body all over

CT230R bumper allows better air flow to both the intercooler and the side intakes

10Jx18" Advan Racing RGIIs sport a +15 offset, 265/35/ZR18 Yokohama Neova AD07 tires

carbon Varis wing, Varis rear carbon diffuser

really2 wide CT200MR compare to CT9A

HKS Hipermax III Sport adjustable suspension

CT200MR with HKS 2.3L stroker kit

Ferrari 458 Italia ( F430 successor)

For all those Ferrari devotees that immediately closed their eyes and began making revving engine and shifting gear sounds after drooling on the keyboards in their cubicles over the new 458 Italia earlier this morning, we have good news. While not exactly a new series of photos, the crew from Maranello has let loose two new videos of its mid-engined hypercar. The first vid gives us an early glimpse of the suitably high-tech view from the driver's seat, but both new clips may offer something even better: the glorious sound of Ferrari's latest mid-mounted 4.5-liter V8 engine running up and down the ratios of its seven-speed dual clutch gearbox.

While we'll always have intense affection for the sound of a good 'ol over-cammed and under-muffled American V8 engine rumbling away at idle, there's something uniquely intoxicating about the screeching wail made by 562 Prancing Italian Horses galloping along at a full 9,000 rpm.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

MERCEDES 250S (Air Sus)

1967 Mercedes 250S

real maffia car

still shines after 42 years

exhaust piping lay on the ground

clean inside out

4 VIAIR compressors and an air tank

John Barry, the man behind WD-40, dead at age 84

Who among us doesn't have at least one blue-and-yellow can sitting on the shelf near the tools? WD-40 and its secret formula has been often imitated, but the small San Diego firm long resisted the temptation to spread itself thin with too many other products. Under the leadership of one John S. Barry, the company took a single product – one that had taken 40 tries to get right – and built it into the Kleenex of lubricant products, good for $317 million in sales last year. The man who kept his focus firmly on making the best single product of its type has passed away at the age of 84.

John Barry's demeanor as the top dog of WD-40 Co. is an admirable example for fatcat CEOs that are so addicted to costly perks. Barry himself acknowledged that his style was that of "breaking all the Harvard Business School rules." He answered his own phone. He flew coach. Meetings were sometimes held at Denny's. The proof of Barry's keen instincts can be seen by the myriad of copycat products laid to waste by WD-40's dominance.

Despite the assertions that a single-product company would never make it, WD-40 is very much still around thanks to John Barry's refusal to tinker with his product and its ever-increasing list of unique uses. The company now has other highly regarded products in its porfolio, such as Spot Shot carpet cleaner, Lava soap, and 3-in-1 Oil – perhaps the only other lubricant that's nearly as universal and also has a delightfully distinct aroma, just like its blue and yellow shelfmate.



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