Friday, October 29, 2010

DODGE, my view.....

Today I would like to talk about my current all time favorite Automotive brand, I am sure a lot of our readers have their own favorite preferences. For me, there are a few brands such as Pagani, Porsche and Lamborghini. But these are Supercar territories which I don't think in my life time I will ever own one(apart from my Boxster).

I am talking about mass Production Manufacturer (Nissan, Ford, Fiat and etc), I do have a few favorites but for all time it has to be DODGE! The memory of the the first production Dodge Viper still stunted me for more then two decades.

2011 Dodge Emblem

Old Dodge Emblem

Well firstly, it is an American car. As a car enthusiast, I do wish to drive many different cars from different countries. I always wanted to own an American muscle car but a decade ago it is impossible to purchase any American brand automobile. Thanks to GHK Motor, Bruneian are now able to purchase Chrylser, Jeep, Cadillac and Dodge in right hand drive form!!!

Dodge Nitro (my all time favorite SUV)

Secondly , check out the their 2010 models line-up. Their car is just so awesome. When I first saw their Dodge Nitro at our local showroom, I was so impressed with the front facial. The car just scream " GET OUT OF MY WAY!!! even at standing still.

Dodge Charger (all time favorite sedan muscle car)

Dodge Challenger (super all time favorite American Muscle)

Thirdly, it has to be the engine, American manufacturer are famous for their big displacement engine. Take for example Dodge Challenger SRT8 (above pic), it's 6.1litre (370cu in) HEMI V8 has 375hp raw muscle power at your disposal!

Dodge Durango (new model but sadly for American market only)

Dodge Journey Crossover
I just checked out this model two weeks ago, exterior is what you expect for a Crossover model. For BND49K, I think it is good value for money as it come with 7 seats.

I do hope that GHK Motors will import more American models to Brunei. We seriously need more variety models for our road! Yes I do know that due to the current economy we cannot ask for everything.....

Hot Laps!

Here is a clip of Porsche Boxster S vs Porsche 911 4S. This clip was taken in California and both cars were driven by Porsche Sport Driving Instructors. Both cars using Launch Control for the race.

Guess who is the Winner?

Check out the Porsche Panamera launching as well!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Project : W210 [ Day 121 : Parts Arrival - Front Baffle Plate ]

Day 5 : The Ride
Day 8 : The Big Problem
Day 14 : The Big Plan
Day 15 : Parts Arrival - Key Blade
Day 16 : The Small Problem
Day 34 : Parts Arrival - O.E Hood Emblem
Day 37 : Problem Fixed - Windscreen Panels
Day 39 : Parts Arrival - Sport Pedals
Day 46 : Parts Arrival - Window Regulator
DAY 121 : Parts Arrival - Front Baffle Plate

Hi readers! Firstly sorry for not posting as much as both my hands are fully occupied with my new born baby! Here is his picture, cute isn't he!

OK, here is some picture of new arrival parts for Project:W210. It has been almost two months since I last update Project:W210. Remember I told you this project will take a while so please always check back for new update.

Last week, I went to Jati Transport to collect W210 Front Baffle plate. The item is part of the front bumper, the old one was totalled in an accident before the commencement of Project:W210. I was surprised that the item came in a simple paper bag instead of the usual protective box or cover. Disappointing packaging if you ask me!

Nevertheless, the item is in pretty good shape. It's original parts from Mercedes-Benz.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Goodies from Porsche Showroom

Last Saturday, a buddy of mine who work for Porsche Service center called me up to pick up some new brochures and magazines that just arrived.

Here are some of the goodies I picked up!

Latest issue of Christophorus magazine. Christophorus magazine is a Porsche magazine that is published once every 2-3 months.

Here are the latest brochure for Porsche 918 and Porsche recently announced 911 Speedster! The new 911 Speedster was only announced not 1 month ago and now I had in my hand the brochure but not the real thing.... its Limited Production of just 356units and is already sold out!


This is Porsche DESIGN Driver Selection, inside this thick brochure are pages filled with tons of Porsche merchandise ranging from clothes, bags, toys and many other items with with Porsche brand name....

See the white Porsche 356, that is an electric toy car for 3-5 years old children. Planning to get one for my little boy. I really like the Porsche 356 and since I can't get the real thing, I will settle a little electric model for myself and my

Wow! I just found a picture of the real Porsche 356 below with the same license plate(K45-286) as the electric toy car above!!! what a surprise find! My guess is the one below is a actual car from Porsche Museum Collection and the electric toy car was modelled from it!

My friend also gave me this two table display cards!