Friday, November 30, 2012

Shaquille O'Neal's Truck

Oversize wheels on Shaq's modified 2006 F-650 Extreme XUV.

An engraved step on Shaq's modified 2006 F-650 Extreme XUV.
Shaq's modified 2006 F-650 Extreme XUV.


Elvis Presley's Gold Cadillac

Elvis Presley's 'sold gold' Cadillac is on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennesee, USA.

The 1929 Bentley Speed Six Coupe "Blue Train Bentley"

Shown in the picture above is the 1929 Bentley Speed Six Coupe "Blue Train Bentley" the first car to actually race and beat a train over an extended distance, in this case from Cannes to Calais France. The engine powering this beast was a 450bhp version of Bentley's gigantic 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. With a 0-60mph acceleration of 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 168mph the Blue Train Bentley forever rewrote the record books.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

History of Bentley Cars

A twenty-two year old obsessed by speed and its potential for changing the world. An engineering genius with an intuitive grasp of the dynamics of the amazing new internal combustion engine. Put those images together with a precocious visionary who believed nothing was impossible and you have some sense of W.O. Bentley on the brink of creating a legend in his name. And just one more thing. He liked to win.
Competitive motorcycle racing at the Isle of Man and the newly-opened Brooklands circuit gave him his taste for speed but couldn’t satisfy his hunger for power. That was to come in 1912 when he and his brother, H.M. Bentley, acquired the UK agency for the French Doriot, Flandrin & Parant (DFP). On his first run in the Aston-Clinton hill-climb, W.O. broke the class record – with his wife Leonie in the passenger seat. The DFP was “quick, robust, sporting in character and of the highest quality”, the very qualities that were to become the foundations of the cars he went on to produce.
 On a trip to the DFP factory in France he noticed an aluminium piston being used as a paperweight by one of the company directors. He adapted his own DFPs with this revolutionary material and drove them to one racing triumph after another. Indeed, these lightweight pistons quickly became the “secret ingredient” of Bentley success with his conservative competitors continuing to regard aluminium as too weak to withstand the inferno of the engine block.
The beginning of the Great War brought new challenges. The frivolities of the DFP era were over. W.O. turned his attention to more serious affairs, creating the Bentley Rotary I (BR1) following an Admiralty Commission to power the Sopwith Camel, and with it, Allied dominance of the air.
The BR1 and the subsequent BR2 epitomised Bentley’s ability to transform raw design ingredients into masterpieces of power and reliability. In his later life he admitted that nothing had given him more pride than this contribution to the war effort.
In 1919, with the war over and British industry booming, W.O. turned his attention to the dream he’d been cherishing these long seven years, building the car that would satisfy his own extraordinarily high expectations as a driver, as an engineer, as a competitor and as a gentleman.
Luck and good judgement helped him to recruit the finest available talent. Sheer persistence and the will to succeed rewarded him, in October 1919 at his service shop in New Street Mews, with the deafening bellow of the very first Bentley engine, the awesome 3-litre.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Car Barter - Is it possible ?

Bartering is again becoming popular the world over.With the world facing recessionary pressure barter is again gaining acceptance.Is car barter possible ? I think it is a great Idea.How many of you agree with me.please comment on this.
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