Thursday, May 23, 2013

RCMP Celebrates 140th Anniversary

Canadian banknote commemorating the 100th anniversary of the RCMP.
It is 140 years since the founding of the North-West Mounted Police -  now known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. You're looking at the back of an older $50 banknote and it features a depiction of the RCMP's "Musical Ride" - an impressive display of choreographed horsemanship.

When the note was originally circulated - a joke went around with it suggesting that the image was a depiction of a "newfie firing squad" - an affectionate slur on the residents of Newfoundland (a rock island on the Northeastern tip of North America.)  In the real world, residents of Newfoundland & Labrador are actually reknowned for their sense of humour, warmth, and generousity.

If you don't believe that - then check it out for yourself at the next edition of Canada’s longest and toughest motorsport event in September of 2013. From the - Targa Newfoundland website:

"Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa motorsports events in the world. The 12th annual rally will cover more than 2,000 kilometres of the challenging, twisty roads of the central and eastern portion of Newfoundland, including up to 450 kilometres of closed-road, flat-out Targa stages."

As usual, genuine car enthusiasts (racing rally types) will need a healthy supply of banknotes just to get to the Targa. Easy to get there in style! LLTeK has body kits and accesories for your German car.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

There's Stuff Everywhere!

Finding a Reliable Source is Everything...

Wolfgang Seidel (Cooper-Climax T43) leading a Ferrari Dino 246 at the Nürburgring, 1958 German Grand Prix

Yahoo just dropped $1 billion acquiring Tumblr - an interesting intertoobz concept in the sharing department.  Don't know if it's worth that much money but I visit Damian Penny on Tumblr as often as i can (that's where i stoled this picture). Click on the link and get over to a treasure chest of stuff - LLTeK recommends it  because it's decent stuff and he seems to be a car guy in the bargain.

Friday, May 10, 2013


A Little Humour Goes a Long Way

star trek really jumps a generation
Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto react to a driverless Audi TT

Almost 3 minutes of fun as Audi puts Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto together in an ad for the Audi S7. Packed with "inside" jokes and generational stuff - the really big message is that the "old" Mr.Spock drives a Mercedes-Benz, while the "new" Mr.Spock drives an S7.  Click on the image above and go youtube - Cheers.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Spring is Sprung - the Grass is Riz
I Wonder Where the Tuners Iz...
Rieger's facelift styling for the 2013 Audi A4 / S4  - always on the mark.
After the second coldest spring in recorded continental US weather history - it appears we have turned the corner on the spring of 2013. We are greatful for small mercies. As the weather warms up, tuners north of the Mason-Dixon and coast-to-coast get itchy and come out of hibernation. Scratch this and see how Germans like their Audi B8's. These guys in Bavaria have been doing it for more than 25 years. Jah, das ist gut!