A tentative Google suggests, um, well, not always. Take a 33 litre cooler. At Bunnings it’s $54.95 , but nearly half the price at Masters at $30 *. Comparing items by brand at Bunnings can be tricky because they stock most items exclusively. While those two coolers were different brands, here’s an example of an identical item which costs far less elsewhere – 66 per cent less to be exact. (The top one is from Officeworks, the lower one is Bunnings.)
Covering every generation bar the current F10, they come from one man’s collection and range from an early and superb looking E28 M5 of 1987 vintage to a 25th Anniversary special edition of the E60, registered in 2010. Estimated to fetch over £25,000, the latter is the only car with a reserve, making the other six exceedingly tempting indeed. Those seeking the best fun-per-pound ratio should look at the E39 M5. Registered in 2000 and with service history to verify its 80,000 miles, it looks excellent in Imola Red and is arguably the finest M5 of them all, being the last one equipped with a manual gearbox, which came attached to the wonderful 394bhp V8 engine you’ll also find in the BMW Z8. With prices of those now well north of £150,000, this M5 – which should sell for circa £10k – is something of a bargain. If an early car takes your fancy, there’s a 1987 M535i. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s not technically an M5, rolling off the regular 5-Series production line and not handbuilt like its more illustrious sibling. It still looks mighty. Most interesting, however, is one of three E34-generation cars on sale. Namely the 1993-vintage Touring, one of only 891 made. Originally registered in Germany, it’s left-hand drive, but it’s been UK registered since 1998. And its undesirable layout could make it a canny buy for the committed. They’ll all go under the hammer on June 6, at Classic Car Auctions’ Warwickshire Exhibition Centre sale. Which would you take home?
2015 sees the return of the gladiator sandal; Topshop’s knee-high golden sandal is the high street’s finest, while Miu Miu’s turn at the gladiator is surprisingly understated and unsurprisingly irresistible. Saint Laurent and Russell & Bromley lead the pack with the hottest Seventies-style wooden platform sandal – fact.
Nein, das 46-PS-Modell wurde am 29.7. gebaut, trägt die Produktionsnummer 109 und sein Besitzer ist … vielleicht jetzt mit seiner Preisvorstellung so etwas wie prominent. Immerhin, sein VW Käfer ist der letzte vom Vortag – ansonsten zeichnet den Mexiko-Käfer aus, dass er unverbastelt ist, nur 120 km auf der Uhr hat und beige lackiert ist. Außerdem gibt es noch als Sonderausstattung exklusive Fotos. Übrigens, Experten schätzen, dass der ein realistischer Verkaufspreis zwischen 25.000 und 30.000 Euro liegt.
The 23 inch Hamman Anniversary Evo wheels were specifically developed by Hamann for large, sporty SUVs and they offer a wide selection of finishes for customers. Judging by the photos below, the new F86 X6 M sits closer to the ground, likely thanks to a lowering springs kit which improve the stance and should improve the ride quality as well.
What it is: This would be the latest iteration of the third generation Vios, a name that means ‘moving forward’ in Latin. Time to find out how far it has moved forward. On the outside: The new Vios is significantly different from it’s past versions. The rounded shape of the second gen car (also known as Belta and Yaris sedan from 2007-2013) looked like a docile, squashed bulldog puppy. That was a stubby little car with decent, polite city-car characteristics much like aforementioned puppy. This third generation changes all that. Now it is Toyota’s new design language that is all about sharp angles and Gundam robot influences. It is longer, sleeker and in tune with conventional customer desires, it also looks a little menacing. Those squinty eyed headlights coupled with the muscular chin forward bumper give give this car a renewed appeal. I prefer the goatee look of this car over the Mark X’s silly cross-hair nose. The wide sides are visually slimmed by the double crease that merges into one from the rear light to the front. It’s a tall car but the sharply outlined profile gives off a visual slickness. A lot of thought and visual trickery went into making a sub-compact car look sporty. What we hate are the tiny wheels. It needed rims that are at least one size bigger with fewer or narrower spokes. That one single change would make this car go from very good looking into ‘visually exciting’ category.
This sport gives a lot of freedom to the teams to create different engine builds, and I absolouteley love that. Some people say “1000 horse power is ridiculous, 600 are enough” but I think that if the driver want a 600hp car, he can have it, and if other drives better with 1000 hp car, he also can have it. Look at Bakchis, he won in Atlanta with a 620hp S14. I think that it’s bad to force the teams to limitate the power of the engines, because that stops the development and that kills a bit the sport. What’s the best age of rallying or Formula one? The 80’s. Why? Because the engeneers had freedom to develop wild cars, the Group B cars for example. Yes, I know, all of this cost a lot of money, but this is Formula D, and this is drifting at it’s top level. There are a lot of amateur events and championships that are more affordable if you want to drift and you don’t have a big budget. To that people who say ” I don’t want V8’s, I want a SR20 with 450hp in Formula Drift”, well, you can have it, but it wont be very competitive. The development on this machines is growing year after year, and that is very good, so please, don’t kill it, the diversity of creations in Formula Drift, this is a sport to watch skilled drivers and amazing cars, if we only want to see skilled drivers, we must see Formula 1 or Nascar, all cars are the same, and that’s a bit boring. (Sorry for my bad english, I’m from Spain)
© AFP 2019 / DIETER NAGL Vienna’s Gay Traffic Lights Infuriate Right-wing Politicians As of June 15, a new patrol service will replace the Ukrainian capital Kiev’s State Automobile Inspectorate, known by its Russian acronym GAI; the new service is due to take over the functions of the traffic police, as well as a number of duties of law enforcement agencies, according to Ukrainian media outlets.
“I’m told our CSO [Community Service Officer] responded to a complaint noting the bike had been located there all winter. About a week ago, he put a sign on requesting the bike to be moved within 48 hours. Today as you well documented the bike was removed and is being held at the police station if/when its owner steps forward to claim it.”
Autoart is legendary for building insanely detailed models. Only thing they don’t do is put in a real working engine. This particular model has working suspension, steering, accurately scaled hood support stand, seat belts and so on. Those little things make for an intense display model. It further features an insanely detailed engine bay, actual struts holding up the rear hatch and working pop up headlights. We’re in love with this lovely piece of scale art. Most petrolheads love this car and want one especially since the Initial D anime was released. There the lead character drives one of these and beats the likes of R32 Skylines, FD RX7 and Evos. Bad luck if you are a Bangladeshi wanting a real AE86. There are only two life-size AE86 Truenos in Bangladesh and we can’t import any old cars. So if you want one, this scale size is your best bet. Autoart also makes the Initial D anime version with added changes like an upgraded engine, racing bucket seat for the driver and the now famous Fujiwara Tofu Shop decal emblazoned on the side.