eGarage http://egarage.com Stories in Motion™ Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:10:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Lancia Stratos Monaco http://egarage.com/car-profiles/lancia-stratos-monaco/ http://egarage.com/car-profiles/lancia-stratos-monaco/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:45:38 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=14559 I was always an amateur with cars, but for me the Lancia Stratos is the most beautiful of all. In spite of its age, 40 years old, yet it still keeps a shape and has an incredible charm. What I love is the absence of assistance that you find on modern cars. There are no electronics, the only thing which guides it is the driver. I think that whoever is lucky enough to drive it one day must only fall in love with it.

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A few months ago, after I published some photos of a Lancia Stratos, I received a private message congratulating me for the “beautiful pictures of my Stratos”.  I was pleasantly surprised because it’s rare that simple photos of car-spotting cause this kind of response. Most of the time the pictures are published and it is very rare that they find the eyes of the owners.

I thank him for the response and immediately I propose a photography session with the car…and he accepts! We agreed on the place and date and here you find the fruits of that special day.  When I arrived on the main dike of the Monaco Port Hercule, the car was already there and ready to be be photographed from all angles. The owner waits closeby.

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The Lancia Stratos, or Lancia Stratos HF, is a rally car built by the Italian brand Lancia. It won three consecutive titles (manufacturer’s ranking) of the World Rally Championship, in 1974, 1975 and 1976, as well as three other consecutive titles in European Rally Championship, in 1976, 1977 and 1978. It was nicknamed “the beast to win”.

The original drawing of this car, was due to the sharp pencil of the great masters Nuccio Bertone and Marcello Gandini. The definitive version was very different from the presentation model, with the appearance of a vast glazed cockpit overtaking the body. The motor, with the central-back transverse engine producing 190HP, taken from the Ferrari Dino V6.

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The Stratos was the first car designed with the aim of the international rallies. This allowed her to win in front of other models, which, at the time, were simple adaptations of versions initially planned for the road use. Only 492 cars were built, besides 3 development prototypes.

I wondered why the owner fell in love with the Lancia Stratos HF because he seemed very young to me. Not that it is a “old man’s” car but it’s not common to see young people with this type of car. We see more often young people of his age in Ferrari 458 Italia or in Mercedes SLS, especially in Monaco! But it’s all to his credit and it titillated my curiosity on why he chose this car and what story hides behind this car and this man.

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And unsurprisingly, I discovered a real enthusiast. “I was always an amateur with cars, but for me the Lancia Stratos is the most beautiful of all. In spite of its age, 40 years old, yet it still keeps a shape and has an incredible charm. When you drive it, you can hear the V6 roaring and growling incredibly, the sound of the carburetors when you change down a gear are fantastic. What I love is the absence of assistance that you find on modern cars. There are no electronics, the only thing which guides it is the driver. I think that whoever is lucky enough to drive it one day must only fall in love with it.”

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He immediately adds, “I’m preparing a book on the Stratos. I have more than 400,000 pictures of this Stratos – of its construction until now, whether it be historic picture of Bertone, in races, etc. I do the maintenance myself, both mechanical level and at the aesthetic level. I spent a lot of time finding parts, this is the most complicated. I am also restoring another one, this will be at least one year of work. ”

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While we speak about the car we rarely pry our eyes from the camera and we forget to lift the headlights! Fortunately we made up for it by making a last series of pictures with the front lights opened .

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About 1 hour later and after some great words shared with the owner, the only thing remaining is for me to thank him for the pictures and the story, and wishing him good luck in restoring the another one, hoping to meet him again in one year when the other one will be finished.

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Targa Trophy MEGARUN http://egarage.com/videos/targa-trophy-megarun-trailer/ http://egarage.com/videos/targa-trophy-megarun-trailer/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:00:24 +0000 http://egarage.com/?post_type=videos&p=14553 Full Feature Coming January 2015 Designed not only for the car enthusiast, but specifically, the driving enthusiast. The true driving enthusiast – where man, machine and the road less traveled come together to create an experience that changes ones perspective on life and further fuels the passion to explore ones boundaries. This is what Targa […]

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Full Feature Coming January 2015

Designed not only for the car enthusiast, but specifically, the driving enthusiast. The true driving enthusiast – where man, machine and the road less traveled come together to create an experience that changes ones perspective on life and further fuels the passion to explore ones boundaries. This is what Targa Trophy is about… welcome to MEGARUN!

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Buster - Taking the Fight to the Competition http://egarage.com/videos/buster-taking-fight-competition/ http://egarage.com/videos/buster-taking-fight-competition/#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:23:18 +0000 http://egarage.com/?post_type=videos&p=14550 Our friends in Jacksonville, Brumos Porsche, are the proud owners of this iconic 1968 Porsche factory race transporter. Nicknamed Buster, this Mercedes hauler – originally converted from a passenger bus – is one of two that Porsche used to take many of their iconic race cars to the track. 

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Our friends in Jacksonville, Brumos Porsche, are the proud owners of this iconic 1968 Porsche factory race transporter. Nicknamed Buster, this Mercedes hauler – originally converted from a passenger bus – is one of two that Porsche used to take many of their iconic race cars to the track. 

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Ayrton SENNA Toleman F1 For Sale http://egarage.com/current-interests/ayrton-senna-toleman-f1-sale/ http://egarage.com/current-interests/ayrton-senna-toleman-f1-sale/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:13:44 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=14540 Cars International are now offering collectors the opportunity to buy into a significant piece of Motor-racing History by owning the very car which launched Ayrton Senna’s F1 career.

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In this 20th anniversary year of Ayrton Senna’s death at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, the three times World Champion is still hailed as one of the greatest Formula 1 Drivers of all time. Cars International is now offering collectors the opportunity to buy into a significant piece of Motor-racing History by owning the very car which launched Ayrton Senna’s F1 career, to sit in the seat that Ayrton sat in for his first ever F1 race, and in which he collected his first World Championship points.
20131118carsin hadleigh toleman14 Ayrton SENNA Toleman F1 For SaleThe TG183B was designed by Rory Byrne and Pat Symonds for privateer F1 team Toleman. At the time (1983) the team were struggling for results against the manufacture led teams. That was until team MD Alex Hawkridge signed rising star and the then-current F3 Champion 24yr old Ayrton Senna. Senna made his F1 debut with Toleman in this very car, launching both himself and the team into the spotlight within the first two races and marking the start of his F1 career and an icon.

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“We couldn’t hire a superstar [too expensive] or even a current experienced driver on a minimum retainer – our cars wouldn’t get a fair showing in the hands of an average Formula 1 driver,’ said Hawkridge in 1990. ‘We had to go for young talent. We had to have someone good enough to progress the car, and we knew that Ayrton was capable of doing that.’*

20131118carsin hadleigh toleman19 1 Ayrton SENNA Toleman F1 For SaleChassis no.5 made its debut at The Grand Premio do Brazil in Rio De Janeiro, then subsequently Senna & Toleman went on to race the car at the first 4 rounds of the 1984 F1 season including Kyalami where Senna finished a credible 6th scoring his first world championship point. This was followed by Zolder where Senna finished 7th, Senna’s final race in TG183B 05 was at the San Marino GP Imola.

The car was then retired and retained by the team until it was sold to the USA and restored in the early 90’s by Mike Earl’s North American bases team in Los Angeles.

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Now repatriated back to the UK, the very same car which launched the F1 career of one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time is now available for sale. With an original Hart Turbo engine, complete with a spare block from Toleman team and full documentation showing unbroken history since it left Toleman establishing the cars provenance and it’s unique place in F1 history.

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Aston Martin DB10 http://egarage.com/current-interests/aston-martin-db10/ http://egarage.com/current-interests/aston-martin-db10/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:13:56 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=14536 Aston Martin together with EON Productions, the producers of the James Bond film franchise, unveiled Bond’s stunning new car, the Aston Martin DB10, on the 007 stage at Pinewood Studios.

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Aston Martin together with EON Productions, the producers of the James Bond film franchise, unveiled Bond’s stunning new car, the Aston Martin DB10, on the 007 stage at Pinewood Studios.

The luxury British sports car brand is delighted to confirm that James Bond will once again drive an Aston Martin in Spectre. On this occasion, it will be a model developed specifically for the film and built in-house by the brand’s design and engineering teams.

Led by Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, the design team worked closely with the film’s director, Sam Mendes, to create the ultimate car for the world’s most famous spy.

Celebrating the great British brand’s half century with Bond, which started with the iconic DB5, the DB10 gives a glimpse to the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins.

Dr Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin, said: “In the same year that we celebrate our 50-year relationship with 007, it seems doubly fitting that today we unveiled this wonderful new sports car created especially for James Bond.

“To be partnering once again with EON Productions is great news for this company and for everyone around the world that loves to see Bond at the wheel of an Aston Martin.

“I’m incredibly proud of everyone in the team at Gaydon who have brought this special project from concept to reality.”

Production will be strictly limited to 10 of the bespoke sports cars, developed and built by the designers, engineers and highly skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters.

Spectre is due for general release on 6 November 2015.

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Ferrari FXX K http://egarage.com/current-interests/ferrari-fxx-k/ http://egarage.com/current-interests/ferrari-fxx-k/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:19:21 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=14525 Ferrari’s new FXX K research and development programme receives its world premiere next weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Say hello to the mindblowing Ferrari FXX K.

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Ferrari’s new FXX K research and development programme receives its world premiere next weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The laboratory-car is based on Maranello’s first hybrid model and will grace the world’s tracks from next year onwards. The K in its moniker is a reference to the “KERS” kinetic energy recovery system it adopts in maximising its track performance.

Unfettered by homologation and racing regulations, the FXX K will never be used in competition. It was, in fact, developed to be completely uncompromising, incorporating technological innovations that will guarantee an unprecedented driving experience to the exclusive group of Client-Test Drivers with whom the Prancing Horse will roll out a test programme over the coming two years.

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The car’s enormous potential is attested to by two significant figures:  a total power output of 1050 cv (860 cv delivered by its conventional V12 engine and 190 by its electric motor) and maximum torque in excess of 900 Nm.

The FXX K’s 6262 cc V12 features new camshafts and a modified valve train with mechanical rather than hydraulic tappets. The intake manifolds have been redesigned and given a special type of polishing treatment. The exhaust system has been modified as its silencers have been eliminated.

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The HY-KERS system has been evolved specifically for pure performance with the result that the driver can control the function logics from the specific 4-setting Manettino on the centre console: Qualify, for maximum performance within a limited number of laps; Long Run to optimise performance consistency; Manual Boost for instant maximum torque delivery; and Fast Charge, for a fast recharge of the car’s battery.

A focus on delivering maximum efficiency at every stage of every track lap has resulted in extensive but integrated work on the entire car body in terms of both active and passive aerodynamics.

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The front of the car is dominated by a twin-profile spoiler and a larger splitter, which is 30 mm lower, with a gap in its centre. This design is an application of the concepts developed to improve aero balance in the GT category of the WEC, which Ferrari has won for three consecutive years.  Two pairs of vertical elements, an endplate and, externally, a dive plane, together with vertical fins channel the air towards the car’s flanks, generating a longitudinal vortex that creates a localised depression. This in turn sucks the wake from the wheels to the outside of the aerodynamic underbody. Along with the side skirts that extend out from the sills, the vortex helps isolate the airflow from the underbody to boost its efficiency.

The solutions on the rear of the car are highly sophisticated, too. The tail section is now higher and the mobile spoiler extends further for a total increase in extension of 60mm when fully deployed. A vertical fin and a small wing each side of the tail act as guide vanes in the low drag configuration and boost the spoiler’s efficiency in the high downforce one. This system also creates considerable downforce at the rear of the car, allowing the use of an extreme diffusion volume for the rear diffuser which optimises air extraction from the underbody.  The section of the flat underbody just ahead of the rear wheels is also exploited to the full to generate downforce thanks to the reduced pressure in the wheel arch guaranteed by the direct connection to the rear of the car by a by-pass duct.

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The result is a 50% improvement in downforce in the low drag configuration and a 30% improvement in the more aggressive downforce configuration, resulting in a figure of 540 kg at 200 km/h.

Vehicle dynamics are further improved by the adoption of Pirelli slicks complete with sensors that monitor longitudinal, lateral and radial acceleration, as well as temperature and pressure. This ensures an accurate analysis of the interaction between the tyre and track surface, providing even more vital data to enable the traction control system to guarantee maximum performance.

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The intervention level of the E-Diff electronic differential, F1-Trac traction control, Racing SSC (Side Slip Angle Control) – now specially calibrated to suit the car’s slick tyres – and the high-performance ABS can be controlled using the five-position Manettino on the steering wheel.

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Shutter Speed - Trailer http://egarage.com/videos/shutter-speed-trailer/ http://egarage.com/videos/shutter-speed-trailer/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:01:59 +0000 http://egarage.com/?post_type=videos&p=14517 Shutter Speed Trailer. Coming January 2015. Featuring PPI Razor GTR Spyder (Audi R8 V10) For more info and upcoming release date facebook.com/eGarage instagram.com/eGarage

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Shutter Speed Trailer.
Coming January 2015.
Featuring PPI Razor GTR Spyder (Audi R8 V10)

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LA Auto Show 2014 http://egarage.com/current-interests/la-auto-show-2014/ http://egarage.com/current-interests/la-auto-show-2014/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:46:08 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=14494 LA Auto Show 2014 had a solid mix of new concepts, updated production cars, and existing production cars. Attendance numbers seem to be climbing every year, and there is no shortage of great cars for attendees to experience.

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This year is fairly typical for the LA Auto Show, there is a solid mix of new concepts, updated production cars, and existing production cars. Attendance numbers seem to be climbing every year, and there is no shortage of great cars for attendees to experience. Here are some of the main points that stood out from this year’s edition of the LA Auto Show:

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Huge Car Market

Southern California is one of the world’s largest car markets because of the amount of people, lack of speedy transportation alternatives, and the year-round summer-like weather. Many automakers announced it is definitely one of their largest for sales.

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Updates to Brand Staples

With Southern California accounting for such a large portion of national car sales, it would make sense that some of the most popular cars in these areas would debut here. Most of this year’s unveilings are updates to SoCal staples such as the Volvo xc90, the Ford F150, the x5m and x6m, and the Mercedes C63amg.

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Concepts

On the concept front, easily the most significant showing is the Audi prologue concept, a car with packaging similar to that of a Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. It features an evolutionary new design language, thus the name “prologue,” that audi plans to carry over to the other cars in the fleet.

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#MURICA

On another note, this has to be one of the strongest showings of American cars in recent memory. Finally, each American car company has a solid lineup of cars with great prices, performance, and better build quality. The Germans will definitely be on watch with new arrivals such as the Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and Sedan, the Corvette Z06, the Chevrolet Charger and Challenger hellcat, and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. All have sophisticated styling, a whole new tier of quality (compared to past American cars), and a performance-to-price ratio unmatched by just about anyone.


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2014 Dix Mille Tours http://egarage.com/events/2014-dix-mille-tours/ http://egarage.com/events/2014-dix-mille-tours/#comments Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:26:03 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=14450 If you are one that believes life begins at 10000 RPM, the Dix Mille Tours is made for you. With 6 categories of cars there's something appealing for every taste.

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Les 10000 Tours du Castellet is an unmissable event organized every year in October by Peter Auto, and already a worldwide reference in revival car events. This year again the Paul Ricard HTTT racetrack welcomed many legendary cars and attracted a lot of car enthusiasts.

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If you are one that believes life begins at 10000 RPM, this event is made for you. The variety of cars has always attracted me starting back in 2010 when I discovered this wonderful event. With 6 categories of cars there’s something appealing for every taste. And each year Peter Auto (the organizer) brings us a new category. What more could anyone want?

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For the Ferrari and Italian sport & GT cars lovers you’ll have to focus on the Trofeo Nastro Rosso: The Trofeo, born in 2010 as Trofeo Nastro Rosso, is dedicated to Italian Sports and GTs from the late fifties until 1965. Favouring the quality of its cars and fair play on the track, the Trofeo offers a unique occasion to see the golden age icons of the great transalpine cars, and clearly intends to be the meetings’ highlight.

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It’s a great opportunity to see some beautiful and legendary cars like the Ferrari 250 GT SWB, Ferrari 275 GTB, Ferrari 250 LM, Maserati 300S, Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada, etc.

PICTURE 06 2014 Dix Mille ToursPICTURE 07 2014 Dix Mille ToursFor those who prefer the endurance & sport­prototype cars, the Group C category is the answer to your wish: Jaguar, Porsche, Argo, Cheetah, March, Spice, Tiga, Aston-Martin, Mazda, Ford, Nissan, Sauber­Mercedes, Lancia, Ada et Vescanda are the brands gathered by Bob Berridge, Head of the Group C/GTP Racing Department, to form an exceptional well stocked grid which delights the spectators.

PICTURE 08 2014 Dix Mille Tours With a one hour race, the Group C respects the endurance racing element and allows two drivers to share the wheel. At the same time, the race format also allows a single driver to race . Stars of this class are without doubt the Mercedes Sauber C11 and the Nissan R90CK.

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With another category comes another spirit, the Classic Endurance Racing category created in 2004 by Peter Auto. The goal is to sustain the return of endurance with classic cars: C.E.R echoes a period (from 1966 to 1979) when endurance racing was reigning over motorsport. A glorious period of the Ford GT40, Porsche 910, Ferrari 512 BB LM, etc. and their drivers : Jacky Ickx, Henri Pescarolo, Gérard Larrousse.

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Their playground was not limited to the extraordinary 24 Hours of LeMans, but spread over the greatest European circuits in the scope of the World Sports Car Championship. Classic Endurance Racing, which revives the passion of Endurance racing, is much more than a historical reminder. With full starting grids, some 50 cars among which Porsche 935, BMW M1, Lola T70, Ferrari 512 BBLM and drivers wishing to honor the fabulous history of their machines, the show is guaranteed.

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The next class is Sixties Endurance, for pre-63 Sports and pre-66 GT. It offers a wonderful occasion to admire all icons of the world championship at the time.  The challengers are AC Cobras, Jaguar E-Type, Porsche 911, etc.

PICTURE 14 2014 Dix Mille Tours Every year, Peter Auto brings a new category and I’m always waiting to read what’s new each year. 2014 was a great surprise with the launch of Heritage Touring Cup and Touring Cars ­ U2TC (Under 2000cc Tourism Cars).

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The brand new Heritage Touring Cup was born from the success met by the Spa Endurance Tourisme grid. The Heritage Touring Cup echoes the glorious times (1966-1984) of the European Touring Car Championship (ETCC). The manufacturers battled for glory: BMW and their 3.0 CSL or 635csi, Ford with the Escort and Capri as well as Jaguar with the XJ12C Broadspeed followed by the TWR XJ-S to name a few. This is certainly an era and a style promising some great track action.

PICTURE 16 2014 Dix Mille Tours U2TC is a series for pre-1966 under-two-litre Touring Cars that encourages authentic period cars and high driving standards. It celebrates the very beginnings of the European Touring Car Championship which would become today’s WTCC as a World Championship when the smaller cars were the regular winners. It is a great crowd pleaser, as the evenly-matched cars are driven in joyful and exuberant sideways style recalling the great Alfa, BMW and Ford duels of the early ‘60s, with always the threat of the nimble Minis. Over the last eight years, U2TC has developed into one of the most highly competitive series in historic racing.

PICTURE 17 2014 Dix Mille ToursThis event brings a great mix a people, from those who want to see the cars of their youth or those who come to a racetrack for the first time. Most of them find each other in the paddocks but some stay into the general enclosure, which was free, and the biggest joy of the spectators.

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The atmosphere in the paddocks is something you need to feel. Of course it can be less interesting for some than the actual racetrack but it’s a very important place swarming with people. The 10000 Tours staff distributes programs, some people just walk and look and photograph at the cars, and the staff prep and clean the cars.

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It’s the place where the teams take care of the cars, repairing it, cleaning it, etc. You will find drivers who are concentrating on their next race either in the pits or in their motorhomes, the tension is tangible.

Whether it be to enjoy the great and varied cars from this event or just to enjoy a good weekend under the warm sun of South of France, you need to come one day to enjoy the Dix Mille Tours.

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2014 SEMA Show http://egarage.com/events/2014-sema-show/ http://egarage.com/events/2014-sema-show/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:57:51 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=14406 Customization is the name of the game at SEMA. SEMA Show 2014 was no different, with a vast selection of highly customized domestics and imports, as well as a myriad of intensely modified trucks. It seemed like no car was immune from over
fenders, and 1 light bar was never enough.

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SEMA Show 20149 2014 SEMA ShowThe automotive industry gathers around two events every year: For new cars, manufacturers, and classics, the Monterey Car Week is the most import event of the year; but for the world of tuners, body kits, wheels, exhausts, and any company specifying in aftermarket modification, the SEMA show in Las Vegas is the ‘must go to’ event.

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SEMA Show 20142 2014 SEMA Show While manufacturers use SEMA to promote new cars and concepts, the point of the show is to celebrate the aftermarket automotive enthusiast. Customization is the name of the game at SEMA. SEMA Show 2014 was no different, with a vast selection of highly customized domestics and imports, as well as a myriad of intensely modified trucks, from pure off-roading purposes to whacky mooncrawler-esque concepts. It seemed like no car was immune from over fenders, and 1 light bar was never enough.

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Bigger was definitely better this year as everything seemed larger than life. Fitting…after all we’re in Vegas people! We’re talking trucks on top of trucks, exhaust tips bigger than children, and wheels that could double as spares on construction equipment.

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A special first for us this year was seeing our videos being played on the floor at the big show. Per usual, our friends at AccuAir had so much slammed goodness all over the show this year but we were hit right in the feels when we saw our video showcased in their booth. Thanks guys.

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Also, Magnus Walker in the Mobil 1 display was showing a recent eGarage video on loop and we’re excited for future collaborations with the “Porschephile for the People”. Can anyone spot the eGarage sticker in the picture?

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The Hoonigan Ford Mustang “Hoonicorn”, piloted by Ken Block in a continuation of his gymkhana viral videos, shocked and awed with 850 AWD HP, super cool Fifteen52 wheels, and amazing attention to apocalyptic detail.

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Another example of American muscle present at SEMA was “The Truth”, my own archetype of eGarage UNFVCKWITHABLE-ness – a 1969 Camaro combining a Nelson Racing Engines 2000hp heart with the now infamous Roadster Shop craftsmanship. Hats off to the RS boys for laying it all out this year.

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Our friends at HRE Wheels brought the heat with the only Porsche 918 at the show reminding us that the right bone stock car can be just as impressive as the most highly modified one.

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Whether you are a company producing aftermarket lighting or wheels, WIDE body kits or custom interior rebuilds, or just a simple enthusiast looking to personalize your automotive experience, SEMA is all about what happens when dedicated enthusiasts go wild.

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