Friday, January 20, 2017

AUTOS: Magnum PI's Ferrari goes under the Hammer



This just in from AZ Bureau Chief Snowbird MJ, although I-T might have already had the gavel hammered down upon I-T? Since have NO idea when it's being auctioned - this week in Scottsdale; going once, going twice! But hey, who wouldn't want an honest to goodness 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalve driven by that Hunk Tom Selleck in Hawaii...



Thursday, January 19, 2017

AUTOS: Latest BMW Art Car to contest this year's Rolex 24



BMW's latest Art Car, will race in the 24 Hours of Daytona appropriately as the No. 19. (Image source: blog.caranddriver.com)
So this January, we'll be privy to watchin' another of BMW's legendous' Art Cars poundin' round Daytona's High Banks...

In case Y'all haven't heard? That 'lil Bavarian Motor Works company who just celebrated their Centenary last year, is at I-T again, as one of its latest two legendous' Art Cars will contest this year's Rolex 24.


Naturally, I ran across this info when perusing Thy NFB Newsline for The Blind telephone service late one night in Nofendersville - having just put to bed my BMW's occupies ACM tome. When the Car and Driver magazine's headline caught my Attenzione.


Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLLR) has been BMW's "Works" Sports Car team for several years now, and will contest this year's Weathertech SportsCar Championship with a brace 'O BMW M6 GT LM's.

As the RLLR website claims that longtime BMW Ace Bill Auberlen, who'll be partnered by Alexander Sims for the entire Weathertech Sportscar Championship season will be joined by DTM chauffeurs Bruno Spengler and Augusto Farfus.

As this quartet will be piloting the latest BMW Art Car at Daytona, which naturally will run the No. 19 in deference to it being the nineteenth Art Car, even if it's debuting prior to the eighteenth Art Car; Oh Brother!

As my fascination for these provocative rolling Art Sculptures was rekindled when visiting our wonderful America's Car Museum in Tacoma, WA last October...

Yet even funnier for Mwah, is A-L-L of this fascination with BMW's Art Cars, especially since I really cannot SEE 'em anymore, since I'm Blind, right Mary Ellen!

And thus your visually impaired Vurd Botcherer' is left solely to use his imagination over what the various Art Cars look like, since I couldn't see any of the details when Ogling the two current Art Cars on display at the LeMay ACM museo. Instead just looking like two predominantly bright arctic white blobs shimmering underneath the lights...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

F1: The Name is Bottas, Valtteri Bottas...



Which makes Uncle Bernaughty Goldfinger, right? While Donald Mackenzie surely is the evil Hugo Drax 'O Drax Industries! With Helmut Marco cast in the role of Jaws...

Whilst John Malone's nickname is Darth Vader


In the words 'O Queensryche, an Oft, forgotten Seattle 1990's Grundge band: From the lips of their cerebral ex-lead singer Geoff Tate;

"It Hit Me like a Two-ton Heavy Thing!"

As not sure why, but upon hearing the public confirmation of the worst kept secret 'O what Santa Claus had given Valtteri Bottas. A flash 'O lightning Hit Mwah, as I conjured up that Oh, so Clever title above; SHUH-ZAMM!

Not to mention that the Finn's car number is 77, and it's easy to see how I've come up with the nickname 'O Valtteri Double-7' Bottas, as cue Duh Theme Music...

VIDEO: 007 Intro

Not to mention the irony of Bottas having made 77-starts currently in Formula 1.

While look over Thar', NO! Not here but over there - as keep watchin' Duh Birdie whilst Liberty Meadia's Shareholders A-L-L Gaga over this news vote thru the sale 'O F1...

And I found I-T extremely funny that Team Willys' Deputy Director Claire Williams  was waxing on 'bout needing to dot the T's and crossing her Eyes - the day before at the Autosport Show...


While the other two-thirds of this poorly guarded secret also were announced, i.e.; Massa's un-retirement for a further year's F1 duty to teach rookie Lance Stroll the ways of F1. As hopefully some of Felipe's civility will land upon the Kuhnaidiun' teenager.

While Pascal Wehrlein, Mercedes other future Star driver will continue his Formula One apprenticeship at Sauber, as I'll still expect him to takeover Massa's seat in 2018...

And is I-T just Mwah? But Me Thinks the latest LaudaSpeak's simply a concerted way that Mercedes is trying to tell Lewis Hamilton just who's really boss of the F1 Team.


And while 'Ol "Niki-the Rat's" warbled on 'bout how Bottas can win the world championship this year, I flashed back to some previous Hyperbole doled out by past Williams F1 Technical Director Pat Symonds; as NO pressure Valtteri...


Let the Games begin!