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[STORIES] Kálmán Szabadi's Festival

[STORIES] Kálmán Szabadi's Festival

Kálmán Szabadi was born in 1921. As a child he witnessed the Zeppelin airship and was fascinated by it. His father worked at a Hungarian ship company and the family moved to Vác in 1942. Kálmán lived there ever since then. Due to family influences and childhood memories he went on to learn about mechanical things.

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[STORIES] MÁG - the story of the most successful Hungarian car company

[STORIES] MÁG - the story of the most successful Hungarian car company

MÁG - the story of the most successful Hungarian car companyBack in the 19th century, Hungary was primarily engaged in agricultural activities. During the 1870s when it became part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and the first waves of the industrial revolution swept through the country the situation hasn't improved much either. So it's no wonder Hungary didn't had a thriving automobile industry.Automobiles were still a rare sight all around Hungary during the early 1900s. A contemporary account recorded 10 automobiles at the turn of the century and a couple of hundreds within ten years.

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2011 Rinspeed BamBoo Concept - an early preview

2011 Rinspeed BamBoo Concept - an early preview

PRESS RELEASE:Car Visionary Rinderknecht‘s Focus at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 is on Back to the Roots:“BamBoo” - the Pure Roots of MobilityThe names of the concept cars from Swiss car visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht are more than marketing-driven slick onomatopoeia that polls well with focus groups. At Rinspeed names often have a deeper meaning.  That is also true for the latest creation from Rinderknecht. “BamBoo” is the name of his latest ‘baby’ that resembles a grown-up golf cart and is bound to evoke plenty of admiration at the next Geneva Motor Show which runs from March 3rd through 13th, 2011.

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SSC releases first public pictures of the "Next generation"

SSC releases first public pictures of the "Next generation"

Shelby SuperCars - an American supercar manufacturer - has finally released the first official pictures of their brand new supercar which is still nameless and which is still labeled as a "top secret".A pearl-white mock-up of the SSC's Veyron-destroyer has been shown for a limited audience this August and no official details had been known since then until the beginning of September when British Top Gear magazine featured a world-exclusive article covering the birth of this extraterrestrial-looking hypermobile.While SSC's "Next generation" supercar, as it is temporarily named for this monent, is still in the early stages of development, it is said that several orders for it have already been taken and the car will be available in 2012. With a price tag starting at $979,900, this won't be everyone's daly ride (SSC has already built only 15 examples of the first generation Ultimate Aero!).What concerns technical side of the brand-new white bullet, it will be powered by a four-cam 6.

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Ginetta releases first renderings of the forthcoming G55 supercar

Ginetta releases first renderings of the forthcoming G55 supercar

Press release:Ginetta today announces exciting new plans to shake up the BTCC-supporting series, previously known as the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup - unveiling the new Michelin sponsored Ginetta GT Supercup in which both the G50 and its highly-anticipated sister car the G55 will be eligible to compete.The radical move from Ginetta Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson, is set to emulate the class structure in other worldwide GT championships such as the Le Mans Series, ALMS and British GT and competitors will benefit from having a separate points system and podiums.The launch of the Ginetta G55, which Tomlinson first alluded to in October, will be made at Autosport International on January 13th where exhibition-goers will be able to see for the first time the new 370bhp machine. The car will also boast a 3.7 litre Ford engine, Hewland gearbox, cool air induction kit, up-rated front and rear brakes, new exhaust system and stunning new bodywork with improved aerodynamics.

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LA Auto Show 2010 - Honda Fit EV Concept

LA Auto Show 2010 - Honda Fit EV Concept

World Debut of Honda Fit EV Concept Electric Vehicle and Plug-in Hybrid Platform at Los Angeles Auto ShowHonda today unveiled the all-new Fit EV Concept electric vehicle and the platform for a midsize plug-in hybrid vehicle. Both vehicles are integral to the Honda Electric Mobility Network, the company's comprehensive approach to reducing CO2 emissions through innovative products, energy-management and energy-production technologies.The Fit EV Concept hints strongly at the direction and styling for Honda's upcoming production Fit EV all-electric vehicle, which will be introduced to the U.S. and Japan in 2012. The all-new plug-in hybrid platform showcases Honda's next-generation, two-motor hybrid technology set to debut in 2012.

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LA Auto Show 2010 - Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante

LA Auto Show 2010 - Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder PerformanteLess Weight, More Fascination Sant'Agata Bolognese, November 18, 2010. With the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, Lamborghini is setting a new benchmark in the most fascinating automobile segment of all – the open-top super sports car. As "Performante", the Gallardo Spyder is even lighter thanks to CFRP technology, even more agile and even more dynamic. The new Spyder Performante is an automotive high-performance athlete that combines sheer sporting excellence and extreme performance with that unique open-air feeling that only a soft-top spanning the ten-cylinder power unit can offer. Ultimately, every spin in the Spyder Performante is like a journey into the eye of the storm.

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LA Auto Show 2010 - Subaru Impreza Design Concept [video]

LA Auto Show 2010 - Subaru Impreza Design Concept [video]

Subaru Debuts Impreza Design Concept at Los Angeles Auto ShowDesign concept hints at future modelInterior integrates latest in infotainment and safety technologyNew-generation Subaru Boxer engine and CVTLOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today unveiled the Impreza Design Concept, which previews the carmaker's new "Confidence in Motion" design and brand strategy. The Impreza Design Concept will remain on display throughout the show, which runs November 19-28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Impreza has been Subaru's global compact car since 1992.

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LA Auto Show 2010 - Nissan Ellure Concept [video]

LA Auto Show 2010 - Nissan Ellure Concept [video]

NISSAN ELLURE CONCEPT – THE SEDAN RE-IMAGINED – MAKES WORLD DEBUT AT 2010 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOWAs a longtime industry innovator in sedan design, notably the original Datsun 510 and numerous generations of Nissan Maximas, Altimas and Sentras, Nissan has always had an affinity for both the form and its buyers. So it should come as no surprise that in an environment where traditional sedan buyers have been migrating toward coupe and crossover SUV alternatives, along comes the engagingly seductive Nissan Ellure Concept, which makes its world debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show.“While not intended as a preview of any upcoming production model, Ellure confirms Nissan’s intention to be a strong player in the sedan segment for many years to come,” explains Shiro Nakamura, senior vice president and chief creative officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (NML), who supervised the global design effort.

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LA Auto Show 2010 - Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet Cabriolet

LA Auto Show 2010 - Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet Cabriolet

2011 NISSAN MURANO CROSSCABRIOLET – “INNOVATION FOR FUN” LEADS DESIGN OF WORLD’S FIRST AWD CROSSOVER CONVERTIBLE – Bold Expression of Nissan’s Commitment to Design and Innovation Goes On Sale in Early 2011, Offered in One Luxurious All-Wheel Drive Model –As the world’s first all-wheel drive crossover convertible, the 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet breaks new ground in both the crossover SUV and convertible segments. With its never seen before design and custom boutique style, the Murano CrossCabriolet is unlike anything on the road – blending all of the things people love in a crossover with the open air enjoyment of a convertible. Making its world debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Murano CrossCabriolet is scheduled to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in early 2011.“When people think of a crossover, they think of a combination of the driving sophistication of a sedan with the utility of a sport utility. This new Murano CrossCabriolet adds an unexpected third element, the ability to make everyday activities more exciting with open air driving,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc.

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