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Pinoy Jeepney January 27, 2009

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CJ3B Jeep

capacity: 5-6 persons

This photo above is that of  an old jeep called the  CJ-3B which was built in the early 1950’s and 60’s. With flat front fenders and a higher hood profile this became a common jeep for civilians During World War 2.

The American soldiers  introduced the CJ3B to the Philippines  in the early 1960’s , and since then  it has been widely used…… in a different way.

And we now call it Jeepneys. (see photo below)

Pinoy jeepney2

capacity: 25-30 persons (wow!)

Somehow the Filipinos managed to make additions and upgrades to it.  A roof that reaches to the back end, sidewalls, and they pretty much managed to extend the body enough to accommodate a lot of people… inside, outside, and on top (see photo above).

Filipino ingenuity at it’s best.

3 Critical:

  1. No Exaggeration – let me point this out. I am not exaggerating on the number of capacity a Jeepney can accommodate.
  2. A Typical Jeepney – here’s another truth: a typical jeepney has a lot of  painted designs on the side. has stickers near the dash board saying things like “God Know Hudas Not Pay” or green jokes, on the passengers side has names of the drivers or owners family, and on the front (above the wind sheild) usually has a name of a saint or something catchy for a label.
  3. Only In The Philippines – though some countries have similar vehicles, the jeepney is still best seen and ridden only in the Philippines. 

All I Want For Christmas is A Mini Mini Cooper November 28, 2008

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thumbsize remoet control mini coopers

Want to ask me what I want for Christmas? …. A Mini Mini Cooper.

Pretty much like these Thumb-Size “remote controlled” Mini Coopers from… no idea actually. And when they say “thumbsize”, they really mean it. Look at this photo:

thumbsize remoet control mini coopers

They are all electric powered, so this makes it very fuel efficient and will come in handy during multiple fuel price increases. It’s cellphone-like remote control allows full control (forward/reverse and right/left turning) over the car, and it’s form just might fool someone into thinking you’re phone can control a mini mini cooper.

Take Note:
Both the Red and the Silver versions of the Mini Mini Cooper operates on the same frequency. And this means you can’t race them at the same time cause one controller will drive both cars (because they both use similar frequencies).

3 Critical:

  1. The Size – tiny is the word, and that’ because they’re only 2.25″ Long (like digital camera LCD’s).
  2. The Remote – just to add a little something interesting, they designed the RC (remote control) to look like a regular cellphone. It would have been cool if it was a real one.
  3. Price Please – it’s currently in the market now for $9.99. You can buy it here.

V13R – The 3 Wheel Roadster by Campagna Motors September 17, 2008

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One Question. What would you do if you have an extra $39,995.00 in your bank account? (clue: not a trick question)

If you ask me, I would buy myself one of these V13R 3-wheel roadster from Campagna Motors (photo above). But wait!!!! Is this a bike or is this a car? I guess it has to be both.

The V13R is available in 3 colors (Inferno Red, Brilliant Black, & Bright Silver). Both the Brilliant Black and the Inferno Red versions come with chromed roll bars, sub frame, front grill and headlight bezel, swingarm and A-arm assemblies. The Bright Silver version however, shows a baaaaaaaaaaaadddddd attitude with it’s jet black powder coated roll bars, sub frame, swingarm and A-arm assemblies.

The V13R features side-by-side seating (for your hot date) and an integrated cargo space, for whatever serves your purpose. All in all, it’s just one hot rod you’ll never gonna regret riding with.

I’m sure it won’t be long before we see a couple of these roadsters rip the streets in some blockbuster movie.

3 Critical:

  1. Hot Hot Hot – from it’s design, to it’s power… nothing more desribes it well than Hot Hot Hot.
  2. No Roof??? – this might just be the lone bad thing about this car… I mean bike… I mean both.
  3. Make Some More!!! – more of it, with more colors, makes the world a sexier place top live in. Trust me.

What to Do with Cars… August 24, 2008

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So you have a mini cooper. An old one that is, and you’ve probably already used it that much that it already made you moneys worth. It still looks good, but it also looks old. All of the parts are still functioning, and it’s still is that mini cooper that you bought years ago… only older and with a little parts and accessories added. So what do you do?

There’s actually a lot of things you can do. You can either send it for repair, still own it, drive it, maintain it or you even sell it. That won’t be much of a problem now cause a lot of sites are helping people to look for new and used autos for sale, and selling it might just help your little cooper to stay out of your junk yard and into the hands of a happy owner. (like this one below)

But what if you don’t have any idea what your car is worth now that it’s a bit older? Well, just as almost everything is in the net, you can also look for sites that helps you calculate the value of your car, or forums of which you can ask fellow car owners that may help you. It’s all just a matter of asking.

3 Critical:

  1. Treasure and Trash – it really helps to consider that most of the things that we consider trash, can also be someones treasure.
  2. Drivers Delight – I’m talking about those sites that help you with almost everything.
  3. Options Options Options – before considering everything a “junk”, look for the best options. Trust me, there are a lot.

Golden Porsche 911 Convertible July 24, 2008

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As if any Porsche Sportscar wasn’t impressive enough, some dude took it one (or let me say 24 carat) notch higher by giving his car the most expensive look it can have. And by expensive I mean, covered in gold.

Is this yours Uncle Scrooge?

Well anyway, the World “First” Gold Plated Porsche 911 Convertible is actually coated with gold LEAF, not gold plate.. there’s a difference. That’s 100 sheets of gold leaf (24 carat and 3.5″ x 3.5″) which probably costs around $70-$100 US.

As you can see here, a technician has applied about 25 sheets of gold leaf to the left front fender alone, which (if you do your math) would make you assume that if a cars fender covers about 10 percent of the surface area of the car, then were talking about a $1000 project (or more) here.

Now this looks expensive right? Well it definitely looks good for a guy named Bond….. James Bond.

3 Critical:

  1. Not Practical – maybe it’s just me, but isn’t this too shiny to give other driver a bad vision on the street?
  2. The Attention Car – for those who really2x want attention that much, this might just be the car you’re looking for. And paint “24 Carat” in the hood or door (in bold) just to make sure.
  3. 24K ??? – I’m just guessing what the owners plate number would be. what do you think?

Mini Cooper USB drive… Litlle Cool Thing. July 17, 2008

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USB (Universal Serial Bus) Drives are one of the most useful, and interesting things ever invented in the world of technology. Ever since it was introduced to the public way back in November of 2008, it has always captured the attention of the people with it’s different styles, storage capacity, extra features and sizes, thus making it both a fashion item as well as a useful device.

Now out of all the designs (thousands of them) I’ve seen so far, the Mini Cooper USB (above) stands out to be the best so far. With a 1:48 replica scale, I can say it’s collectors-item material and I guess you all would agree with me when I say, it’s in every way cute. From the color, to the size, it really is something I wish Santa would give me this Christmas.

In my own experience, not much USB drives can make you take that second look everytime you insert it in your computers port…. but this one, just might be the kind. And I heard there are a lot of designs (mini cooper taxi, mini cooper police car, etc…) on the market already.

I guess nothing really is cooler than a Mini Cooper.

3 Critical:

  1. Never Useless – unlike any thumb drives, this one makes you want to keep it even if the entirely corrupted.
  2. The Light!!!! – this thing was cool way before the headlights, but hey, look what it does everytime your computer reads it….
  3. Not Yet Sold – I honestly was searching for it somewhere on ebay but I can’t seem to find one for sale. Any ideas?

Remembering The Car – 1970 Dodge Charger May 10, 2008

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Dodge Charger

Cars have been getting much attention in movies that sometimes viewers seem to forget the stars, but definitely not the cars. This thing holds true with the big black muscle car, 1970 Dodge Charger. Old but classic, loud, mean, powerful, and nothing short of a monster on the road.

This car is seen in the movie Fast And The Furious driven by big muscle man himself Vin Diesel, or whom I’ll say is the human representation of the car.

But what makes this car a bit different than the usual? The answer would be the silver engine callouts on top of the hood. Those things add that extra muscle to it, making it meaner than mean.

I heard there’s a new car san diego made, modelled from the 1970 Dodge Charger. But I’m pretty sure the old still, and will rock the road.

And why not,… It’s a Dodge.

3 Critical:

  1. Black Is Bad – this could have been different if it came in white. Black makes it the bad one.
  2. The Rumble Inside – everytime it starts, you feel it.
  3. And The Callouts? – I’m just wondering if it was bothering the view of the driver. But nonetheless, it a plus.

Knight Rider – 2008 March 6, 2008

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the new KITT

I’ve been a fan of the old Knight Rider (1982-1986) TV series and was very excited to hear that NBC has released the “Pilot” episode of it’s remake, last February 17, 2008. Starring: Justin Bruening (Mike Traceur – son of Michael Knight), BruceDavison (Charles Graiman – KITT’s inventor), Deanna Russo (Sarah Graiman), Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Carrie Rivai – Agent)

Well thanks to the internet, now I can just download it minutes after it has aired without having those long waiting nights or disappointing days of missing it on television.

I’ve been a critic, and I very well know how important a “Pilot” is in every TV series. It basically determines whether the show flies or dives. (FYI: that’s why it’s called a “Pilot” episode). And as I see it, I can say it’s experiencing turbulence. The acting is not that convincing, the dialogues where somewhat dry, the transition of events were fast (which is good) but ineffective. Pilot episodes shouldn’t be this way. I’ll have t o say the old Knight Rider with David Hasselhoff (Michael Knight) was way better.

But without a doubt, I’ll have to say the new KITT (a Bad Ass Koenigsegg CCX) , blows the old Trans Am version if it. Not even close.

3 Critical:

  1. Better Script – Dave Andron(writer) better do his homework before making the second(if there is) episode, otherwise, the fans might only be watching to see the car in action and nothing else.
  2. Analyze Scenes – any show involving cars must be fast, but bringing the wrong scenes in speed spoils the whole thing. “To reach a point faster, you can either take the shortcut, or take control & speed it up.”
  3. Why Val? – forgive me for asking, but is he the only person out there who has that kind of voice? Or is it just another marketing thing. If it is, then it isn’t working that much, cause people seem to forget about Val. Like… “Oh! he was Batman?