Well, this was an unexpected one. With a long weekend over the country, my initial plans to sleep in seemed well and indeed thwarted after a couple of friends egged me on to call for a meet on our little public holiday. Figuring that putting the word out at such late notice might result in […]Read more "Summertime madness. Cars & Kopi Summer 2022."
It has been quite a while since I last updated on the Mark II, mostly because I haven’t really been doing anything to it. It’s been driving decently and reliably with little to write about. But with the Yen currently at a very favourable rate, I figured it was time to do some internet shopping. […]Read more "Project Mark II: Overnight(ish) from Japan"
Chances are if you’re an automotive geek, you’re probably into toy and model cars as well right? No? Keep reading anyway. For those who do enjoy collecting or looking at these little miniature delights, I’d highly recommend dropping by Obletter Spielwaren if you’re in Karlsplatz/Marienplatz, the main shopping district. Located right at the very end […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2022: Obletter Spielwaren"
What’s sleek, filled with bleeding-edge automotive tech, can’t be bought and just covered 1,202 kilometres on a single charge? If your answer’s not the Benz EQXX, you’re wrong. First unveiled earlier this year, the engineers at Mercedes-Benz reckoned their (already record-breaking) initial 1,007-kilometre test drive could have gone considerably further so just a week ago, […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2022: Studio Odeonsplatz by Mercedes-Benz and the Vision EQXX"
If you ever do find yourself with some spare time in Munich after visiting the BMW Welt, I’d highly recommend hopping onto a train towards Motorworld, it’s not that far away and for the auto-otakus in us, there’s always something to interesting to see. Even though I was here not too long ago, I thought […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2022: Visiting Motorworld München (again)"
I’ll have to admit, there’s going to be bias. Not just because I love everything MIni but also because I have some amazingly fond memories of driving a John Cooper Works Clubman from Frankfurt, Germany, through the Netherlands towards The Hague before we loaded up onto a Ferry to conclude our journey into the UK […]Read more "Gentle Monster: Driving the F54 Mini Clubman JCW LCI"
Produced since 2014, and to the chagrin of every hardcore traditionalist BMW “fan”, the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer twins were a pretty quirky and strange addition (some might say, experiment) to our (my) favourite German marque’s range of cars. A friendly and compact front-wheel-drive MPV created to introduce new customers to the […]Read more "Family guy(ing): Driving the BMW U06 218i Active Tourer M Sport"
What if I told you that tucked away in Forstern, a little town within the district of Erding, Bavaria, is where one of the most impressive automotive body shops I have ever seen or heard of resides? What if I told you that this could be one of the best automotive body shops that currently […]Read more "Heavy Metal Alchemy: Visiting Martelleria Blechformtechnik"
“The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.” Serendipity, a single word that quite aptly, describes how it came to be that someone from Singapore could have one of his most amazing automotive experiences ever, halfway across the world, with little to no prior planning whatsoever. It all began […]Read more "Freude am Fahren: Driving the Bavarian Econs BMW 2002 Prototype"
Yes, everyone! The rumours are true. In what has come as a great surprise (or even a shock) to us, BMW Group Asia has appointed a second official BMW dealer for our small sunny island, Eurokars Auto. Set to open its doors in October 2022 at 11 Leng Kee Road, this latest addition to Eurokars’ […]Read more "Two’s Company: BMW Group Asia Appoints Eurokars Auto as Second Official BMW Dealer in Singapore."