Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Maze Runner - Movie Trailer






Release: 18 September 2014
Directed by: Wes Ball
Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aml Ameen
Genre:  Thriller
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling young adult thriller, THE MAZE RUNNER is set in a post-apocalyptic world, where Thomas is deposited in a community of young men after his memory is erased. After learning they’re all trapped in a maze, Thomas joins forces with fellow “runners” to not only escape the maze, but solve its riddle and reveal the chilling secret of who brought them there, and why.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ford Australia's final Falcon. Farewell to an icon.


“The challenge was delivering a powerful, yet premium look for the 2014 car,” says Nina Nourian, exterior design manager for the new Falcon.

“I’m proud of the fact that the new Falcon XR builds on an already distinctive design and yet delivers a whole new personality.”

What do you think

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

For sale: 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta. Bids?

One sale, ten Ferraris, decades of history - and the epitome of Italian style. Bonhams is delighted to announce the ten most desirable Maranello Rosso Collection Ferraris, due to make their auction debut on 15th August at Quail Lodge, California.
Robert Brooks, Bonhams Co-Chairman, said: "At Bonhams, we've had the privilege to present our clients with some very special motor cars and collections, but this is without doubt our most astounding collection, for sale at Quail Lodge this August.
"Fresh from the halls of the Maranello Rosso Museum we offer our select cross-section of ten cars from this renowned, long-established family of Ferrari's finest, spanning the marque's entire great classic period from the early 1950s to the early 1980s. The selection can be appreciated across the broad spectrum of Ferrari fans, and we're delighted to have the opportunity to offer them - It's set to be a very exciting sale for Bonhams – and for the entire Collector Car market."

  
The ten entries from the Maranello Rosso Collection are:
  1. 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta
  2. 1969 Ferrari Dino 206 GT Coupe
  3. 1968 Ferrari 365 GTC Coupe
  4. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta
  5. 1978 Ferrari 312 T3 Formula 1 Grand Prix single-seater
  6. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Pininfarina Cabriolet
  7. 1968 Ferrari Dino 166/246T Formula 2/Tasman single-seater
  8. 1981 Ferrari 512 BB/LM Endurance Racing Coupe
  9. 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona uprated to Competition Specification
  10. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Speciale Aerodinamica
The 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta is a particular sale highlight. Tailor-made to compete in frontline long-distance races, in May 1954, Road & Track magazine tested future World Champion Phil Hill's own sister Ferrari 250MM and recorded 0-60 mph acceleration in just 5.1 seconds, 0-100mph in 13.7. "Never before have I accelerated so rapidly, traveled so fast, or decelerated so suddenly," wrote the magazine's editor.

1953 Mille Miglia
An outstanding example of Ferrari's first 3-litre V12-engine Gran Turismo, it launched the line that later extended over the 1950s, giving us the 250 Tour de France, the 250 GT Short-Wheelbase, and 250 GTO models.
The cars' racing history began appropriately in California in 1953, with American enthusiast and racer, Bill Devin.
He made his public debut in the new Ferrari at the Sports Car Club of America San Francisco Region's 3rd Annual Members' Madera race meeting in September that year. He promptly finished third in the novice event before handing the car over to fast-rising Santa Monica star driver Phil Hill, who won the main event there that day. 
Bill Devin subsequently appeared with this Ferrari 250MM – finished in the American white-and-blue racing livery it wears today – at Stead Air Force Base in October, 1953, while his brother Gene Devin drove it at March AFB that November.  In June 1954 the car was sold to Ken Heavlin, who ran a luxury car garage at Grosse Point, Michigan.
After Devin's ownership, the car changed hands several times, eventually in 1986 returning to its native Italy, joining the collection of Count Vittorio Zanon di Valgiurata. 
He co-drove the car in that year's Mille Miglia Storica event and in 1987 it again attacked the daunting thousand-mile course from Brescia to Pescara, across to Rome, and then back to Brescia via Florence and Bologna.
Count Zanon sold it then to Rudi Pas/Classic Car Associates in Holland, who found a Japanese buyer in a Mr. Shimada. However, the car was quickly returned to Pas and it was in the winter of 1987-88 that this Ferrari – with its early-career Phil Hill Californian history – was acquired for the Maranello Rosso Collection.
Each of the Ferraris offered in Bonhams Quail Lodge sale has a rich and varied history, offering an intriguing showcase of the evolution of the marque from the 1950s to 1980s.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Internet UFO Video - Is it fake or real?




Sunday, July 20, 2014

Actor James Garner dead at 86

James Garner in the 1966 John Frankenheimer film, Grand Prix
Angeles: Legendary Hollywood actor James Garner, known for his roles in movies like `The Rockford Files` and `The Notebook`, is dead. He was 86.

Garner died Saturday, but the cause of his death is not known yet, suggest reports.

The law enforcement sources said an ambulance was dispatched to the actor`s home here around 8 p.m. Saturday evening and he was dead when they arrived on scene.

Garner was one of the first actors to amass success in both television and film and he starred in a lot of classics.

Known for the comedy series `Maverick`, in which he played Bret Maverick from 1957-1960, the actor even acted in the 1994 big screen version of `Maverick`, which starred Mel Gibson in the lead role.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

First all-new Harley Davidson in 14 years - and it's liquid cooled


Features new liquid-cooled Revolution X Engine and Dark Custom styling

Harley-Davidson is continuing its monumental ride, which began with the introduction of Project RUSHMORE in September, by revealing a new Dark Custom™ motorcycle designed for young urban riders around the world.

The Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle – the first all-new platform from Harley-Davidson in 14 years – is built for urban environments with all-new liquid-cooled Revolution X™ powertrains, nimble agility and the sound and look that lets everyone know they are genuine Harley-Davidson. The Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 will be rolling into Australia dealerships starting in 2015.

“This is the newest motorcycle to join our Dark Custom line-up, which helped make us the number-one selling brand to young adults in the U.S. for the past five years,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “The Street 500 was designed with thousands of hours of input from young adults in cities around the world. This input guided both the attitude and capabilities of these motorcycles. They are proof that being customer-led continues to be a core driver of our product development process.”



Urban, Authentic Harley-Davidson

The Street 500 from Harley-Davidson is built for an urban environment. The motorcycle features the new, Revolution X engine, designed to match the demands of stop-and-go traffic with nimble agility, while delivering instant throttle response to escape city gridlock.

The Revolution X engine will be housed in a new, narrow and lean chassis built for agility, with a super-low seat height, new suspension and broad handlebar sweep that provides confidence and manoeuvrability when managing tight turns and fast moves. The signature Dark Custom motorcycle features a premium, minimalist style that serves as a blank canvas for riders to customize.

“This new bike is leaner, yet still has a mean streak – it’s the real deal, made of real steel.” said Mark-Hans Richer, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “It’s designed to handle the abuses of urban environments and provide authentic opportunities to customize.”

More information is available at www.h-d.com.au/street. Video of the Harley-Davidson Street platform reveal in Milan, including an in-depth walk-through of the motorcycles, details on their design, and a Q&A with Mark-Hans Richer will be available at http://www.youtube.com/HarleyDavidson
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