Omar Abou-Zied
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June 5, 2009
I don't like cars that are too aerodynamic. Most appear generic or derivative and serve not as "automobiles" but, at best, merely as kinetic appliances, and, at their worst, as low capacity public transportation. I think lack of character in the contemporary automobile caused the now ubiquitous use of remote door locks. How else are you supposed to find your new car in a crowded parking lot if it can't honk for attention like a pathetic mule?
My Garage
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Coupe
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Estate
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300CE-24
Fantasy Garage
1958/9 Bentley S Type Continental 4-light saloon (as seen on chassis BC2FM), painted Midnight Blue with Hermes hides in Cognac.
1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9, painted Milan Brown with Cognac leather, the entire dashboard and doorskins made of tortoise shell, enhanced by AMG cosmetic and kinetic upgrades.
2016 and beyond: a Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe without B-pillars, without fixed sideglass, and an interior with the immediately high tactile sensation of superior leather, wood, and plastic.
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Rolls-Royce crossover officially announced
This is the part where the former British owners would say, albeit rolling in their graves now, “It is not the company’s policy to comment on the taste of Owners.”
February 19, 2015
Wrecked Ferrari Dino turns into a 250,000 USD sculpture
It's my understanding that this object is not a Dino anymore. Ferrari's Dino cars are kinetic sculptures. This object is forever stationary. We can no longer look at it the way Ferrari intended. Roadworthy Dinos are apples. This is an orange. Comparisons are futile. (Whatever the artist intended, I'...
November 6, 2013
1924 Bugatti T13 worth 250,000 GBP crashes, driver goes for a beer afterwards [video]
"There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games." - Ernest Hemingway or Barnaby Conrad
June 7, 2013
Maybach gets a day of reckoning on July 1st
June 6, 2013
Mercedes S-Class Coupe concept headed to Frankfurt - report
The W140 chassis coupes debuted in 1992 as SEC models (e.g., 500SEC, 600SEC). In accordance with the 1994 model range nomenclature revamp, these particular coupes were re-badged as S-Class Coupe models (e.g., S500 Coupe, S600 Coupe). In 1998, these W140 chassis coupes remained in production, but the...
June 6, 2013
OFFICIAL: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift revealed
I see three, not two, front end treatments! The brown saloon shows the Luxury nose/front bumper/side skirts/rear end, while the red estate shows the Sport nose/AMG front bumper/side skirts/rear end, but the silver saloon appears to combine the Sport nose with the Luxury front bumper/side skirts a...
December 13, 2012
OFFICIAL: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift revealed
December 13, 2012
Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet in the works
I found a quote from my 1990 SL brochure (page 11) that you may appreciate: "The grille is literally of a piece with the hood--the first fully integrated grille design in automotive history. Its titanium-coated aluminum vanes are precisely angled to maximize air flow to the radiator and engine compa...
October 4, 2012
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet confirmed by these spy photos
The 1998 CLK was a severe anti-climax to hopes generated by the pillar-less beauty of the 1993 Geneva Coupe concept car. It will be a shame if the Concept Ocean Drive's sculptured details (e.g., R129 SL-like integrated grille/bonnet) are hacked off the production car by an accountant's ax. Choppin...
October 4, 2012
2014 Mercedes E-Class Coupe facelift spied
Call me a purist, call me old-fashioned, but I don't like to see fixed side glass on cars marketed as Mercedes-Benz coupes. The use of fixed side glass on contemporary Mercedes-Benz two-door cars usually indicates a measure of cost-cutting. Thankfully, the cabriolet version remains unadulterated, li...
September 26, 2012
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