When in 1969 Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the Moon and said “That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind”, Felix Baumgartner was just 3 months old. Who would have thought that 43 years later the Austrian skydiver would be making the biggest leap any man has made when he attempts a supersonic freefall from 120,000 ft (almost 36km) this afternoon.
Emma Quinlan is a rare breed of car enthusiast, in fact she’s a rare breed of girl. On the surface she appears to be a model, burlesque performer and party host, but get to know her and you’d find she’s an animal lover, outdoors type and huge fan of horse racing.
A unique Nissan GT-R, embossed with Olympic Champion Usain Bolt’s signature will be auctioned on eBay later this month to benefit the Usain Bolt Foundation. Proceeds will go towards creating opportunities for children in Bolt’s home of Jamaica.
Siberia is home to an extensive wasteland in Northern Asia, located in the central and eastern portion of the Russian Federation. Omsk in Novosibirsk holds the unenviable distinction of being the coldest city on Earth, where recorded temperatures have been seen as low as −71.2 °C during winter.
Last week American singer songwriter Lana Del Rey performed her new track, ‘Burning Desire’, to an audience of VIP’s in the gardens of the 18th century Musée Rodin in Paris. It marked the beginning of a global programme to promote Jaguar’s new F-TYPE, the company’s first two-seater sports car since the iconic E-type was launched more than 50 years ago.
With all the attention this morning focused on the ‘Big’ announcement of Lewis to AMG Mercedes and Sergio Pérez to McLaren – we realised that far more significant news may have been overlooked.. What happens to the future of Tooned!?
Despite failing to finish last weekend’s F1 Singapore grand prix, Lewis Hamilton remained firmly in the headlines as the F1 paddock debated his future with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team.
Luxury sports car maker, Aston Martin, has sat atop the CoolBrands index since 2010, outdoing the likes of Apple, Rolex, Harley Davidson and Nike, but in this 50th anniversary of the James Bond films, the brand which made Britain’s most revered MI6 agent has dropped behind Apple and YouTube, into a lowly third place.
As part of Johnnie Walker’s Step Inside The Circuit series of films, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button join a cast of locals in describing what the Singapore Grand Prix is really like.
How many Ferraris would you need to bring together to beat the world record for the largest ever parade? 50 cars? 200? How about 500? Let me give you a clue – the previous record set in 2008 at Japan’s Fuji Speedway Circuit was 490 cars. Awesome eh?
There are places and events which remain in the collective imaginary for eternity: La Tour Eiffel; the Northern Lights; il Colosseo; Cirque du Soleil; Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival; Wimbledon. Some are better known in certain circles, like motorsport and automotive shows: Goodwood Festival of Speed (UK); Villa d’Este (Italy); the Monterey weekend (California).
The Tushek Renovatio T500 was the star of the show at Salon Privé this week, as the Slovenian super car maker made its UK debut at London’s premiere Concours d’Elégance event.