Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Bugatti oil change

SIXTEEN drain plugs. I would be so nervous doing this. In fact, I would not even dare touch it.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Intense Las Vegas police chase

Go Ford Explorer!

Bonneville Speed Week in less than a month

Barring rain, I will be there.

Here is a strange crash from last year:

Christopher Walken says Foo Fighters

Monday, July 16, 2018

National Auto Museum in the United Arab Emirates

I finished reading about the UAE in my Lonely Planet guide and this would definitely be on my short list of places to visit. A sheikh bought seven W126 sedans, one for each day of the week, and painted them the colors of the rainbow.

Warning, the video has NSFW language. Mostly a lot of What the fucks.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

World Leaders Car (10)

We are halfway done already! This is a lot easier than searching ten years ago.

91. Rwanda: Audi A8. (2007 car: Mercedes Gelandewagen)


92. Senegal: Toyota Land Cruiser. (2007 car: Ford Expedition)


93. Slovakia: Mercedes S-Class. (2007 car: SEAT race car)


94. Thailand: Mercedes S-Class. (2007 car: VW Eurovan)


95. Togo: Mercedes Gelandewagen. (2008 car: Mercedes S-Class)


96. Turkey: Mercedes S-Class. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


97. South Sudan: Toyota Land Cruiser. (2011 car: Toyota Land Cruiser)


98. Tunisia: Mercedes S-Class. (2008 car: Mercedes S-Class)


99. Uganda: Mercedes S-Class. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


100. Trinidad and Tobago: Toyota Land Cruiser. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


Tally
Mercedes S-Class: 26
Toyota/Lexus Land Cruiser: 19
BMW 7-Series: 11
Lexus LS: 8
Mercedes Gelandewagen: 6
Chevy Suburban: 5
Audi A8: 5
Jaguar: 2
Land Rover Discovery: 2
Aurus Senat: 1
Cadillac: 1
Chevy: 1
Citroen DS7 Crossback: 1
Hongqi: 1
Honda Accord: 1
Hyundai Equus: 1
Hyundai Santa Fe: 1
Lexus GX/Prado: 1
Lincoln Navigator: 1
Mercedes GL: 1
Proton: 1
Rolls-Royce: 1Skoda: 1
VW Touareg: 1
VW Transporter: 1

World Leaders Cars (9)

81. Lesotho: Mercedes S-Class. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


82. Madagascar: Toyota Land Cruiser. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


83. Malawi: Lexus Land Cruiser. (2007 car: Toyota Land Cruiser)


84. Maldives: Mercedes S-Class. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


85. Mauritania: Toyota Land Cruiser (in background). (2008 car: Mercedes S-Class)


86. Nepal: Jaguar (or is that a Daimler?). (2007 car: Jaguar)


87. Niger: Toyota Land Cruiser. (2008 car: Toyota Land Cruiser)


88. Nigeria: Mercedes S-Class. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


89. Turkmenistan: Mercedes Gelandewagen. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


90. Portugal: BMW 7-Series. (2007 car: Audi A8)


Tally
Mercedes S-Class: 21
Toyota/Lexus Land Cruiser: 16
BMW 7-Series: 11
Lexus LS: 8
Chevy Suburban: 5
Mercedes Gelandewagen: 5
Audi A8: 4
Jaguar: 2
Land Rover Discovery: 2
Aurus Senat: 1
Cadillac: 1
Chevy: 1
Citroen DS7 Crossback: 1
Hongqi: 1
Honda Accord: 1
Hyundai Equus: 1
Hyundai Santa Fe: 1
Lexus GX/Prado: 1
Lincoln Navigator: 1
Mercedes GL: 1
Proton: 1
Rolls-Royce: 1Skoda: 1
VW Touareg: 1
VW Transporter: 1

Turkmenistan's president is the manliest

Friday, July 13, 2018

World Leaders Car (8)

71. Dominican Republic: Toyota Land Cruiser. (2007 car: Toyota Land Cruiser)


72. Djibouti: Chevy Suburban. (2008 car: Hummer H1)


73. Eswatini (formerly Swaziland): Rolls-Royce. (2007 car: Maybach 62)


74. Haiti: Toyota Land Cruiser. (2007 car: Chevy Suburban)


75. Guinea-Bissau: Mercedes S-Class. (2008 car: Toyota Land Cruiser)


76. Guinea: Toyota Land Cruiser. (2008 car: Mercedes S-Class)


77. Ireland: BMW 7-Series. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


78. Gabon: Mercedes Gelandewagen. (2008 car: Stutz Royale)


79. Kazakhstan: Mercedes S-Class. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


80. Kuwait: Mercedes S-Class. (2008 car: Chevy Suburban)


Tally
Mercedes S-Class: 18
BMW 7-Series: 10
Toyota/Lexus Land Cruiser: 12
Lexus LS: 8
Chevy Suburban: 5
Audi A8: 4
Mercedes Gelandewagen: 4
Land Rover Discovery: 2
Aurus Senat: 1
Cadillac: 1
Chevy: 1
Citroen DS7 Crossback: 1
Hongqi: 1
Honda Accord: 1
Hyundai Equus: 1
Hyundai Santa Fe: 1
Jaguar: 1
Lexus GX/Prado: 1
Lincoln Navigator: 1
Mercedes GL: 1
Proton: 1
Rolls-Royce: 1Skoda: 1
VW Touareg: 1
VW Transporter: 1

F-16 converted into a drone

Conan shops for a used car online

World Leaders Cars (7)

61. Albania: Mercedes S-Class. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


62. Algeria: Mercedes S-Class. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


63. Benin: Mercedes S-Class. (2008 car: Toyota Land Cruiser)


64. Burundi: Mercedes GL. This is a video of the leader returning to his country after a failed coup. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


65. Colombia: BMW 7-Series. (2007 car: Toyota Land Cruiser)


66. Burkina Faso: Mercedes S-Class. (2008 car: Cadillac Escalade)


67. Costa Rica: Land Rover. (2008 car: Land Rover)


68. Czechia: Skoda Superb. (2007 car: Skoda Superb)


69. Chad: Lexus Land Cruiser. (2008 car: Hummer H2)


70. Eritrea: Toyota Land Cruiser. (2007 car: BMW)


Tally
Mercedes S-Class: 15
BMW 7-Series: 9
Toyota/Lexus Land Cruiser: 9
Lexus LS: 8
Audi A8: 4
Chevy Suburban: 4
Mercedes Gelandewagen: 3
Land Rover Discovery: 2
Aurus Senat: 1
Cadillac: 1
Chevy: 1
Citroen DS7 Crossback: 1
Hongqi: 1
Honda Accord: 1
Hyundai Equus: 1
Hyundai Santa Fe: 1
Jaguar: 1
Lexus GX/Prado: 1
Lincoln Navigator: 1
Mercedes GL: 1
Proton: 1
Skoda: 1
VW Touareg: 1
VW Transporter: 1

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Going to Sleeping Bear Dunes

We'll be staying at a lake house (Lake Michigan) next to Sleeping Bear Dunes. Kids like to climb up the very steep dune and run as fast as possible down it.

West African migrants crossing through Niger


I came across this Economist article about the town of Agadez, where hundreds of thousands of migrants had to transit through. Then I found this really well-made video about the town, put out by TRT (Turkey's version of CCTV/RT/Al Jazeera). Check out all the Hiluxes that were confiscated!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

World Leaders Car (6)

51. Botswana: Mercedes S-Class. (2007 car: Bentley Arnage)


52. Belarus: Mercedes S-Class. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


53. Denmark: BMW 7-Series. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


54. Dominica: Lexus GX/Prado. (2008 car: Suzuki)


55. Fiji: Toyota Land Cruiser. (2007 car: Toyota Land Cruiser)


56. Georgia: Toyota/Lexus Land Cruiser. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


57. Hungary: VW Transporter. IIRC, ten years ago, the only leader who rode in a VW van hailed from Thailand. (2007 car: Audi A8)


58. Jamaica: Land Rover Discovery. Here is a story about how the Discovery had to be towed because the staff filled the gasoline tank with diesel. (2007 car: Volvo S80)

59. Bangladesh: Mercedes Gelandewagen. (2008 car: Mitsubishi Pajero)


60. Belize: Lincoln Navigator. (2008 car: Toyota Camry)


Tally
Mercedes S-Class: 11
BMW 7-Series: 8
Lexus LS: 8
Toyota/Lexus Land Cruiser: 7
Audi A8: 4
Chevy Suburban: 4
Mercedes Gelandewagen: 3
Aurus Senat: 1
Cadillac: 1
Chevy: 1
Citroen DS7 Crossback: 1
Hongqi: 1
Honda Accord: 1
Hyundai Equus: 1
Hyundai Santa Fe: 1
Jaguar: 1
Land Rover Discovery: 1
Lexus GX/Prado: 1
Lincoln Navigator: 1
Proton: 1
VW Touareg: 1
VW Transporter: 1

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

World Leaders Cars (5)

41. Tajikistan: Toyota Land Cruiser. (2008 car: Mercedes Gelandewagen)


42. Sweden: Audi A8. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


43. Suriname: Chevy Suburban. (2008 car: Lincoln Continental)


44. Syria: Honda Accord. (2008 car: Toyota Land Cruiser)


45. Ethiopia: Toyota Land Cruiser. (2008 car: Lincoln Town Car)


46. Pakistan: BMW 7-Series. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


47. Bolivia: Lexus LS. (2007 car: BMW 7-Series)


48. Kenya: Toyota Land Cruiser. (2007 car: Mercedes S-Class)


49. Sudan: Toyota Land Cruiser. (2008 car: Mercedes S-Class)


50. Belgium: Mercedes S-Class. (2007 car: Audi A8)


Tally
Mercedes S-Class: 9
Lexus LS: 8
BMW 7-Series: 7
Toyota/Lexus Land Cruiser: 5
Audi A8: 4
Chevy Suburban: 4
Mercedes Gelandewagen: 2
Aurus Senat: 1
Cadillac: 1
Chevy: 1
Citroen DS7 Crossback: 1
Hongqi: 1
Honda Accord: 1
Hyundai Equus: 1
Hyundai Santa Fe: 1
Jaguar: 1
Proton: 1
VW Touareg: 1