Guess who’s back!

3 August, 2010

The first “Driver” was one of my most fave games of all time, Driver comes again screaming down the streets for the 5th time.

As it appears it’s all about exciting driving! Hell! they even brought back the wonderful car-chase action handling of the original Driver, over 100 models to drive, plus a magnificent in-car view. Judging from the video it looks like an all car driving game and it was about time that they stopped developing GTA clones in the Driver franchise!

Comes out early in 2011, so have an extra can of petrol handy for that V8! Don’t say I haven’t warned ya cowboy!


Hummertime no more…

26 February, 2010

I’ve just read so, these are sad news but I guess times go from bad to worse and Hummer goes down that lane too, unfortunately.

GM has revealed that they will be closing their HUMMER brand after an attempt to sell the brand to the Chinese Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Co. has failed.

I’ll ask you one thing: Can you ever imagine a Chinese Hummer??! Can you imagine a “MADE IN CHINA” tag on your brand new Hummer???!!
No I guess not!!!

My opinion is that closing HUMMER is for the best, selling it to the Chinese… well it just doesn’t sound or fit right. It’s like all those Daewoo shitty cars that got the Chevrolet badge (and fame?) overnight.. but for God’s sake they still look like Korean shitty vehicles!!!

For one the HUMMER, along with the Willys, the CJ-7 and several other traditional off roads are the epitomy of the Pure American off road vehicles. You simply cannot have a Hummer made in China, or a Wrangler Jeep made in Korea!

Sad news indeed, I’m not much of an SUV or Offroad fan myself, but Hummer took the cake for being ugly, monstrous, thus unique πŸ˜€
So long HumsHums

Source article: Yahoo news


The return of the Scirocco?? NOT!

24 October, 2008

Okay just to set things right:

This is a true SCIROCCO! (the mkII model of the series)


and this is NOT a Scirocco:


Unfortunately Volkswagen has named their new hatch as Scirocco 😦 But does it have any relation to the one and only and true Scirocco? I guess not! Read the rest of this entry »


Ford Escort mkII RS2000 toon

28 May, 2008

For quite some time now I wanted to do an illustration of a Ford Escort mkII RS2000. Now I’ve always said that the mkII Escort is one of my favorite cars of all time. It is also one of my future projects; to buy restore and race one.

So falling in to the car-toon obsession that I’m happily experiencing these days, I’ve decided to have a go at making a toon illustration of my fave car. So my number two toon is the Ford Escort mkII RS2000 (pictures above, on the left).

I have planned to make two flavours on that car, the first one that you now see is a modern drift version, whereas a classic Rally version is on the works. Inspiration for the drifting version comes from Colin McRae’s (RIP) mkII and the fabulous mkII owned and raced by Nikos Politis that I have photographed on a local Rally race two years ago (seen on the right).

The whole illustration lasted around 12 hours from sketch to finish and about 18-20 preliminary sketches were drawn in order to establish the best action “posture” for the car. “Inking” and coloring was fully done in Photoshop.

Long live the mkIIs!


K.I.T.T. comes back in a Ford Mustang body!

28 May, 2008

It’s probably no news to many of you but I’ve just found out about the remake, or should I say- brand new episodes of Knight Rider. I was very glad to see that the new version of K.I.T.T. will be a mighty Shelby Mustang GT500 KR! Wooeeeyyy!

There’s a lot of debate going around as to which model is the perfect candidate for the role of KITT, I even seen somewhere the Mercedes McLaren SLR being proposed, but I reckon that choosing the ‘stang, was a good choice. First of all the car should be an American icon, as the first KITT was. But TransAm is not in production anymore, the new Dodge Challenger is not yet in the streets, the new Camaro won’t see production until 2009, Read the rest of this entry »


My little 106’s birthday

14 February, 2008

Well today is officially the birthday of my little Peugeot 106 Rallye (pictured above)! Bought brand new in February of 2003, my little pug hits the age of 4 years old! When I say birthday I mean the day I got it in my hands from the dealer, not the day of manufacturing.

You might be unfamiliar with the name “Rallye” as a model Read the rest of this entry »


Returning from it’s Vanishing Point

11 February, 2008

After 35 years and following all the modern retro styled trends, Dodge decides to awaken the legend once more and return her back from her Vanishing Point!

Don’t tell me that you haven’t watched “Vanishing Point”! Well if you haven’t seen this movie, shame on you and stop reading this post right now!! Vanishing Point is pure cult! The legendary 1971 movie is about a character named Kowalski and his bet to deliver a brand new car from Colorado to San Francisco in less than 15 hours! And that brand new car is the legendary 1970 Dodge Challenger 440 Magnum (which is not supercharged! πŸ™‚ ). A truly classic American muscle car! A true legend!

 

The return of the iconic Dodge Challenger brings what pony car fanatics crave: ground shaking performance, unmistakable design cues reminiscent of the original Challenger, world-class ride and handling characteristics and benchmark braking. On top of that it features a wide variety of modern amenities and technology designed to delight a new generation of driving enthusiasts and the old muscle nutter fans alike! Read the rest of this entry »