Thanks; this is a really good informative post. »
European Car Of The Year, 1968. That's not just some magazine award, it's a very prestigious award, and twenty different manufacturers fight tooth and nail for it. But in 1968, it was won by the NSU Ro-80: »
That part of Morocco really does have some awesome desert trails. It's well worth doing. You don't have to be on a rally, either, if you'd like to pick your own route. It's a pretty good compromise as the towns en route are all used to catering to foreign tourists, but inbetween the towns you have hundreds of miles of… »
The Kenyan "seat-filler" is actually a lot more widespread.
In much of the developing world, it's less common to use a service that exactly fits what we in rich countries would call "taxi" or "bus". Instead, there's a grey area inbetween, which is much more popular. So, there's a shared vehicle (often something like a Toyota… »
If the other party to the accident is comatose in a hospital in a different country, that could cause some delays.
Standard process for the insurer would be to contact Schumacher and ask "Did you really cause this accident?". The driver's response obviously governs how the insurer proceeds from that point. Without any… »
It'll be interesting to see how they manage the brand. Lately Mercedes have been consolidating the S-class, both technically (closer platform sharing) and in marketing (the CL becomes the S coupe again, &c). The previous Maybach incarnation tried very hard to be a separate brand whilst still being made mostly out of… »
It's pretty cool. I went there a few years ago (the only way to see Venice is by boat). It's a bit of a stretch, though, to say that St Mark's Square is a stone's throw away; since (a) it's a few km away, (b) most of that distance is water so you'd need a boat, and (c) you can't moor your own boat near St Mark's, but… »
The places which most need help with literacy tend to be the same places that have weak or nonexistent infrastructure, so a normal van-full-of-books just won't work. These are the coolest bookmobiles of all: »
The SM was already pretty weird, but Citroën SM + breadvan + shortened wheelbase + rally = AWESOME »
Based on an Iveco platform. Hence the strange top-heavy look; the platform was originally a heavy van, and giving it big axles & big clearance means making it taller, and Eurovans tend to be narrow to start with... »
If I ever run an offroad event, entrants will earn extra points through wearing tweed or a tie. People were rather surprised when I wore a linen suit for the Budapest-Bamako rally... »
For instance, once a P-8, orbiting over a hundred miles off an enemy's coast, has identified a hostile patrol boat guarding its homeport, it can send that "target track" to a Super Hornet, flying about fifty miles closer to the enemy's shore, and request an attack. The P-8 has done this via using its Advanced Airborne …