Blackpink’s addictively catchy Boombayah introduced the world to a revolutionary Korean-pop group whose popularity would soon rocket towards the stratosphere, a strong synth-heavy dance track filled with hard-hitting bass notes, rapid-fire lyrics and ground shaking choruses. And as I felt each and every pulsating drum beat reverberate through my body with 560 watts of power courtesy of […]Read more "Boombayah: Driving the BMW iX xDrive40"
I vividly remember the first time I last drove one of these, because the last time I went behind the wheel of Mini’s John Cooper Works hatchback, I knew in an instant I’d fallen in love. I loved how it looked, I loved how it drove and (unlike other journos) I even loved that it […]Read more "A Milder-mannered firecracker: Driving the Mini F56 John Cooper Works 3-Door LCI"
It’s been a couple of months since Project Mark II began and with the car fresh out of the body shop I’m happy to report we’re almost there with just a few more tweaks here and there to finish her up. The colour is a Nissan shade, LP2 to be exact. For the anoraks, they’d […]Read more "Project Mark II: Almost there"
Back when I was researching for things to do or places to go (other than shopping) for my short stay in Stuttgart, I came across a couple of blogs and vlogs about a little wine-making medieval town not too far from the city centre by the name of Esslingen Am Neckar. With archaeological evidence that […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Stuttgart 2021: Sunrise in Esslingen Am Neckar"
The year is 1989, the cold war ended, Hershey’s reduced the size of their chocolate bar, Spandex was all the rage and the idea that a single virus could shut down the entire World in almost an instant was nothing more than a figment of one’s wild imagination. 1989 was also the year a young […]Read more "Zappin’ it to you: BMW iX and iX3 LCI energise into Singapore"
Picking up from where I last left off is a stunning 935 with a livery I’m sure many of you grew up with, even if you weren’t a fan of racing! Yes, ladies and gents, the iconic Martini stripes. Whilst this beautiful livery was applied way back in 1977, (even before I was born), the […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Stuttgart 2021: Visiting the Porsche museum Part 2"
Under the shadow of the First World War, a chief engineer at Munich’s Rapp-Motorenwerk by the name of Max Friz had an idea. An idea born from his former vocation at Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. An idea to engineer a high compression, large displacement, silky smooth engine with six cylinders firing in a straight line with supreme balance […]Read more "Straight six evocation: Driving the BMW G20 M340i xDrive"
After a month in the workshop, Project Mark II is finally out and running that much better with fresh engine and gearbox oil, brand new front control arms, steering tie rods, rear toe arms and some brand new Teins. While I do wish the ride height could have gone even lower, I reckon it’s not […]Read more "Project Mark II: Spaced out"
Sited on an area covering 5,600 square metres and featuring over 80 rotating exhibits from their collection of over 300 rare and historical vehicles (almost all kept in full running order), the Porsche museum is not really a museum per se, with little deep insight into the history of the brand or the people behind […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Stuttgart 2021: Visiting the Porsche museum Part 1"
4 years ago on my first trip to Germany, my entourage made a brief lunch stop at the Porsche museum in Stuttgart whilst en route towards the Nürburgring and ever since then, I’ve always wanted to return. On this trip, I finally made the journey to the capital of the Baden-Württemberg state. Whilst figuring out […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2021: Towards Stuttgart and lunch at Christophorus"