January 29, 2012

Car People Are Awesome!

Not too long ago I started following Car People Are Awesome, an automotive fan page on Facebook run by a friend of mine from deviantART.  I regularly comment on the posts & engage with the followers, some of which who, surprise surprise, are astounded that a girl can speak intelligently about cars. So, my buddy graciously appointed me to be one of the admins so I can let these guys know I'm the real deal ;)

That being said, it would be totally awesome if anyone who reads this would like the page.  If you do, you're bond to see me posting and commenting, so feel free to say hello! 

Also, if you want to subscribe to the public posts on my account, that's fine with me.  However, I do not accept friend requests from people I don't know. My page is for family & friends only, so don't take it personally if you're not added.  I still appreciate your interest in connecting with me and hope you'll continue to support what I'm doing <3 

That's all I have to report for now, hope to see you around on the page! 

January 28, 2012

Girly Bullcrap? Not In My Car!

It's true, typical girls don't have the best reputation when it comes to customizing cars: pink, sparkles, hello kitty, pink, stock bodies, pink, stock under the hood, pink, lipstick kiss decals, and pink (did I say pink already?).  Just when I thought you couldn't make a car look more ridiculously girly, I found this lovely gem on Facebook.  A car transformed into a moving makeup bag. What is this? I don't even...

Any good enthusiast will recognize we all have our freedom to do what we want to our cars, but I think some things are just too much.   This is one of those things.  I probably sound like I'm getting too wound up over it, but to me it's much more harmful than it appears. It reinforces the idea that no girl on the planet knows anything about cars (the chicks commenting on the photo actually wanted their cars to be converted into something similar, not joking).  And there lies the problem.   This is why we can't have nice things.

It's hard out here for a female enthusiast.

January 24, 2012

The Best Present EVER.

While most girls like to get jewelry from their boyfriends, I'm different. Yesterday, after weeks of anticipation, I received my belated Christmas gift from mine: this gorgeous 1/18 diecast of the Aston Martine One-77.  Although it's not the official model, it's still highly detailed.  It's apparent it was designed with the utmost attention to detail, why else would there be such an insane amount of packaging around it (including the box it was mailed in not pictured)?

January 19, 2012

Video - Aston Martin Loves Women

Aston Martin is my favorite car brand, why? Because they get it.  They know their customer, so they provide a line of luxury cars that fit the desires of the people who buy them.  More specifically however, Aston Martin gets it when it comes to realizing that the luxury auto market is not only made up of men.  They understand that women also appreciate a well built machine.  To demonstrate, they've released this video with the appropriate message,  "Aston Martin Loves Women, Women Love Aston Martin." I think that's very true!

I love you too A.M. <3 

January 14, 2012

Spotted - Classic Mustang

Living in SoCal, stumbling upon beautiful cars is practically a daily occurrence.  Today, I discovered this gorgeous blue classic 'stang sitting quietly in a parking lot down the street from my apartment.  I've been past that lot multiple times, but usually at night, I had no idea this car was there! But I'm glad I found it. It's just...WOW.

January 12, 2012

Loving the Lexus LF-LC

Toyota has done it again with yet another jaw dropping concept car: the Lexus LF-LC.  They dazzled us with the LFA supercar a few years ago, and now a new out-of-this-world design has been released from their studio in Newport Beach, CA.   The concept first made its debut at the Detroit Auto Show along with the new Honda NSX.  And it's quite the looker.

January 10, 2012

Wheels With My Name On Them? Yes Please!

I don't know too much about wheels (aside from naming some brands and sizes), but I do know there's a couple of sets with my name! This is the center cap that can be found on Enkei Etorias, which come in type 137 & type 144 (the 144 is shown below).

Call it vain if you like, but when I get a car (whenever the hell that is lol) I'm going to slap a set of these on it. How many people can buy wheels with their actual name on them? I'm guessing not too many!  In the meantime, admire how awesome they look on this VW Golf.

Enkei, you guys ROCK.

January 9, 2012

Return of the NSX

Acura unveiled the 2012 NSX Concept at the North American International Auto Show this week, and while I find it pretty impressive, it's just off to me. I love seeing old models revived, but I believe they should still carry some visual aesthetics that speak to their heritage. The new NSX concept looks absolutely nothing like the original vehicle.

These days, concepts of high performance cars are taking on a rounded body style, the NSX is no exception.  And that's where the trouble is for me.  It's like they've updated the design a little too much.  The back end looks like a Lamborghini Gallardo, the sweeping roof line like an Audi R8, and the front end somewhat in same fashion as the BMW i8.  I'm certain there's a very good reason for that, but the NSX is just not the same, that can be either a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you look at it.

As with any highly anticipated vehicle, the NSX will be the talk of the auto industry, and we'll be watching its progress very closely.  Honda says to expect a production model in 2015.

So what do you think of the new NSX? Hit or miss?

January 2, 2012

Spotted - Nissan GT-R

First post of the New Year! Woohoo!

San Francisco is always a good place to find cars, it's just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.  This gray GT-R showed up just as I was about to hop on the freeway, and thankfully I was able to catch it at a red light.  Seems I'm always looking at the back end of the R35 when I see it on the road, but I don't mind :)