Dienstag, 21. Januar 2014

Visiting the Detroit Auto Show 2014

After a busy week in Michigan, I treated myself with a visit to the 2014 Detroit Autoshow!
Here are a few highlights:
Cadillac ATS Coupe

Cadillac Elmiraj study (as seen in 2013 Frankfurt IAA - but with another lady :-)

 Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Study

 Porsche Macan

Porsche 911 Targa - with the iconic stainless steel Targa bow

the Targa has a hi-tech mechanism to open and close - unfortunately not to be seen here...

fully MOPAR loaded Jeep JK

 Kia Stinger Study

 Lexus RC F

Toyota FT-1 "Supra"-Study (as seen in 2013 Frankfurt IAA)

new Corvette Z06

BMW M4 Coupe

Ford F150 Baja 

new Ford Connect - Hot Wheels style
... and of course the "all new" 2014 Mustang - which kind of disappointed me

Overall, I have to admit that the American OEM's really learned a lot after the 2008/2009 crisis and I was stunned by the looks interieur- and exterieurwise. The Cadillacs and the Corvette, as well as the Camaro ZL 1 and Z 28 really  stood out for my taste.

Samstag, 4. Januar 2014

Kever Winter Festijn Maastricht Jan. 04, 2014

Today I visited the Kever Winter Festijn in Maastricht. Met some friends and bought some stuff!
Some goods for the new engine(s), 2 door seals for the Streaker, some rubber seals and a few circlip pliers. Best bargain: a Raid Steering wheel cushion for 2 Euro.
There were some cool rides to be seen:

low Porker replica on 17 inchers:

a nice Squareback - eventhough a late model it still was cool - I really like this color! 

 excellent wheel choice!

interesting Baja, with water pumper and a nice raised tail (rotated and shortened rear wings, shortened deck lid

and a usable beetle pick-up with pancake type 3 motor and excellent body mods!

I am sure it is called winter fest as it was inside almost as cold as outside! So, bring your coats next time!