As an old Oppo hand I feel obliged to report, even though I’ve been inactive here for a long time, that I’ve bought a new (to me anyway) car today!
PSA for everyone who also has an account at the Fred Miranda forums:
About 10 years ago I played the epic Richard Burns Rally rallysim for countless hours. (And Rally Championship 2000 before that, though that one could not be called a rallysim.)
Not to put too fine a point on it... Fuck!
Whoahh! Kvyat got bumped back to Torro Rosso and fellow countryman Verstappen Jr. got an upgrade to the Red Bull team, effective immediately!
Ok, so we know about the bit of cognitive dissonance that is the Aston Martin Cygnet. And we understand (or at least know of) the reason behind it, that being fleet-average fuel consumption, in which AM does pretty poorly.
I haven't been around a lot lately, so I might have missed something...
Just look at that golden light from the sun pouring over the horizon, as she slowly wakes up. See it peeking through thin clouds, as she picks her colors from a palette of oranges, pinks and yellows.
Ok, so I have a modern car, with a proper synchomesh gearbox. Also, I don't particulaly race my little 92 horse turbodiesel. I don't need to do any boutique stuff when doing the Three Pedal Dance. Yet, having said all that, this morning I pretty much geeked out when I performed a flawless double clutched blipped…
Maybe this has been shared before, but who cares?
Had a chance to see the Citroën C4 Cactus up close today. I like it even more now that I've seen it in real life.
Not car related, but think of it when you visit an open air car show during the summer months:
Ok, so this "new" car (second hand, owned since februari this year) has all-season tires. Not really a fan of those, since they are, after all, a compromise. But hey, that's what the car came with.
And the metering? Done with an iPhone app.
Damn, it's difficult to accurately reproduce the actual color with a phone cam. But in bright sunlight, the potato cam will manage. And having said that...
Going from a 2001 3-door coupe to a similar sized 2011 5-door hatchback. From 1.6 liter NA petrol (converted to run LPG) to 1.6 liter turbodiesel. 110 factory horsepower (with some having fled the barn due to age and running on LPG) against 92 hp now. And 140 Nm at 4000 rpm to 230 Nm at 1750 rpm now. Boy, that's a…
I mean... just on Amazon alone, there are sooooo many to choose from. And it spans quite a price range. Any suggestions?
Well, get a full frame camera. Get a 15 mm diagonal fisheye lens. As a little bonus, I enabled the in-camera HDR function (set to 'natural') and, *click*.