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Witness something interesting on the road? MyCarForum will pay you $10 per published post!

TL;DR – If you spot an accident or see something interesting happening while you drive, MyCarForum has just set up a WhatsApp account to accept user-submitted content! We are offering $10 for each piece of content published on MyCarForum's social media, website, or related pages.     MyCarForum - are we giving away money? Why yes, yes, we are! But there are no free lunches in the world. We want something from you! We've been covering stories from third-party news sources for a while now. While that's all fine and dandy, we realise we don't have actual juicy content that comes from us. That's all about to change You can now submit videos/images/stories to MyCarForum via WhatsApp. If your submission finds its way to our Facebook page, blog or other affiliated sites, we'll PayNow you $10 per submission within three to five working days! Some general FAQs for further clarification While I'm sure you may have tons of questions, here are some questions we figured you might have. Will we disclose your personal information to the public? Of course not! We will not reveal any personal details without your consent. What we require from you when you submit your content will be as follows: What if someone else submits the same video to us? By submitting your content to us, you agree to our Terms & Conditions set in place for this new initiative. We will, in good faith, assume you're the original owner of the content and pay you the incentive accordingly (if we publish it). If another person claims that the video belongs to them, we will only pay the $10 to the person who first submitted the content via WhatsApp. When will the content go live? Our team will have to review and vet the content before publishing it. It usually takes around 30 minutes to 2 hours. We seek your kind understanding and patience. You can follow us on Facebook or stalk our blog to check if we've used your submission! I've submitted the video/image, but I haven't received payment By submitting your content to MyCarForum for review, you understand and agree that you will not receive compensation unless MyCarForum publishes your content. You will receive $10 per post via PayNow within 3 working days after MyCarForum publishes your submission. Please ensure that the number you used for your submission is the same number linked to your PayNow account. Do I need to be a mcf member to submit content and be eligible for the $10 pay-out? Nope! You are not required to be a registered MCF member to qualify for the $10 pay-out. But it doesn't hurt to be one to keep up to date with Singapore's largest motoring community! Become a member today! Terms and conditions You can view our full Terms & Conditions below: https://bit.ly/3GJVI9E An important takeaway (if you're too lazy to read) to note - MyCarForum will only PayNow you if we publish your submission. If it doesn't appear on our social media, blog or affiliated sites, you will not qualify for payment.    
      If you have any further queries, feel free to shoot us an email @ mcfblog@sgcarmart.com     ----------------------- Witnessed an accident? See something interesting on the roads? Submit your image/video/news via MyCarForum's WhatsApp. We'll pay you $10 per post!  

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

🤦‍♂️ Haiyah. How can this driver reverse in such situation?

Hello nieces and nephews, Uncle Koba here! 🤡 With the great success of my brother Uncle Roger talking about egg fried rice, which you can check out if you have never watched before. I will be regularly sharing funny and stupid clips regarding our local motorists who cannot drive or don't deserve to drive. I look exactly like my brother, uncle Roger, so these are my memes. Okay. let's begin todays video. Today we have a Mercedes-Benz GLA 180 in silver reversing just because he was on the wrong lane. Wrong lah, wrong lane lah. Singapore how big? If you miss this junction, there is an 86.43% chance that the next junction can do U-turn and go back where you want to go. Singapore government spend so much money on our road, so many scholars, you stupid never mind, can just follow what the scholar has told you.   They have so many road signs for you to follow. Why you never follow? *Sorry, not the best illustration. (But this is funny 😂) I am very surprised that this Mercedes driver managed to pull this stunt without any disturbance or obstruction given that he made the manoeuvre in a four lane road. (I think is at Chinatown).  Okay. for this, I give it to him. This video was found on My Grandfather's Road, I must give them 110 points for post-editing effect. I like the voiceover part. If you guys want to watch can watch here. 😂   Okay, end of my blog. For more entertaining accident/incident you all can share, comment or contribute at Singapore reckless drivers thread .

kobayashiGT

kobayashiGT

 

Zouk's anti-drink driving campaign

A night of partying may be all in good fun, until it's time to go home that it. All too often, late night revelers get behind the wheel after a one drink too many. Accidents caused by drunk driving is a major problem all around the world, and the city state of Singapore is no exception.   But one nightclub is taking an unconventional approach to prevent drunk driving. The solution - a 'Pee Analyser'.   Working with marketing agency DDB Group Singapore, popular nightspot Zouk came up with the charmingly named Pee Analyser, a urinal-based system that detects the amount of alcohol in a punter's pee before issuing a warning if they're over the legal limit.   And here's how it works. When a driver arrives at the club, they hand over their keys in exchange for an RFID parking card. Once activated, the card is capable of identifying a driver and recording information regarding the driver's alcohol level.   It does this by way of a urine testing device fitted in the urinal, a device that its maker says will instantly reset to accommodate consecutive readings, thereby avoiding any mix-ups with the pee of previous urinal visitors.   The urinal-based testing device is paired with an RFID reader that detects, tags and reads information from the cards, so if a patron's pee contains too much alcohol, a message will flash up on a screen directly in front saying - "Maybe you've had one too many to drive. Call a cab or use our drive home service." Of course, there's a chance the person peeing may be too drunk to focus on the words in front of them, or simply too wasted to compute the information, so when they hand in their card at the end of the night in exchange for their keys, an RFID reader at the exit will convey the information from the tagged card to the valet, who'll once again suggest the car-owning clubber to make alternative arrangements for getting home.   The pee analyser may be the most technologically advanced approach, but some experts have called urine testing an unreliable method for determining alcohol impairment. And although the system is only installed in male toilets, we reckon it still does some magic in curbing the numbers of drink drivers. Good work there, Zouk. Check out the below video from DDB Group Singapore to learn more about the system.  

Regan_ong

Regan_ong

 

Zotye T700 - The poor man's Porsche Macan

Established in 2005, Zotye, an automobile manufacturer based in Zhejiang, China, revealed its new T700 recently. And there is no doubt that it is modeled after Porsche's mid-sized SUV, the Macan. While the lights do differ from the real thing, the rest of the T700 is almost a direct copy and paste exercise. Even the shape of the door handles are almost identical!   According to Chinese media, Zotye plans to launch the mid-size model later this year offering a choice of 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre turbocharged engines borrowed from other vehicles in their range. The 2.0-litre will have 177bhp and there is also talk of a larger 3.0-litre V6 turbo.     Said to carry a starting price tag of 170,000 yuan (S$37,000), it is very much cheaper than the Porsche Macan which will set you back 558,000 yuan (S$121,000) in China.

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

 

ZOE in Paris

Although ZOE sounds like COE, they are entirely different. One is a piece of paper while the other is an electric vehicle in the making.   Following last year's ZOE Z.E. coupe, Renault took the opportunity at the Paris Show to show off the ZOE, which presents a more realistic look at the production version that will be available in 2012. Wearing Renault's newest face, it may also preview the next Clio as well.   Similar in size to the Clio, this little electric automobile gets some high-end passenger comfort technology that may show up in the production model (Renault claims 90% of what you see here is what you'll get). To pamper the occupants, the ZOE has a humidity-regulating climate control system with an integrated toxicity sensor and scent diffuser. It also provides "light therapy", which is being co-developed with Philips.   The concept seen here is 4.1 meters long and rides on 19-inch wheels. For production, dimensions are going to be similar, but expect those wheels to be replaced by smaller ones. Power comes from an 80-horsepower electric motor that makes 222 Nm of torque.   A charge will take from 6 to 8 hours and can be done in two different ways: either with a wall box that you connect to your home's outlet, or by the optional EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment). Renault recommends the wall box method for the sake of convenience.  

SYF77

SYF77

ZF shows off how its external airbags can soften collisions

ZF recently gave a live demonstration of the prototype for the pre-crash external side airbag system in Germany. According to the company, the system which only works for side impact crashes, can help save lives and reduce occupant injury severity by up to 40%. In Germany alone, they account for nearly 700 deaths per year, nearly a third of all occupant fatalities. Up to 30% of the force of the offending vehicle could be reduced by the external side airbag which is deployed milliseconds before a collision to provide an additional lateral crumple zone. ZF did not detail how it works but said that the external airbags can communicate with the car's radar, cameras sensor systems. They “developed algorithms that are capable of determining if a crash is imminent and decide whether or not to deploy the airbag.” Challenges faced by the ZF include the programming of the system to reliably recognize an unavoidable collision and deploy the external side airbag before the collision takes place. The other issue it faced was that the airbag has a capacity of between 280 and 400 liters, five to eight times the volume of a driver airbag making it harder to fill up fast enough.  

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

 

ZF reveals 9HP - 9 Speed automatic transmission

[extract] About 4 years ago in May 2007, ZF unveiled their 8 speed automatic transmission which found its place under the bonnets of the BMW 760LI saloon, Rolls-Royce Ghost and many others. In the quest for efficiency, car manufacturers have increased the number of gear selection to their products and even a base model such as the latest BMW 1 series is benefiting from an 8 speed transmission. Recognizing such a need, ZF launched the world

SYF77

SYF77

 

ZF produces a 9 speed gearbox for front wheel drive cars

ZF, the German company that is famous for manufacturing automotive transmissions has developed a nine speed automatic gearbox for front wheel drive passenger cars. Yes, NINE forward speeds and it isn't a typo. And we thought seven or eight gears was more than sufficient for most cars. ZF has also stated that this gearbox isn't a prototype as it will be making its first appearance in a US made Chrysler (which is now owned by Fiat) and the nine speeder will be manufactured at ZF's brand new factory in South Carolina, United States.   We've heard Mercedes using their 7 speed G-tronic automatic and Lexus using their eight speeder but now ZF claims that the nine speed gearbox enhances driving performance and also maximizes fuel economy. This compact looking nine speeder is similar to ZF's eight speed automatic gearbox for its rear wheel drive cars in its design and its characteristics. It will select the

Rigval

Rigval

 

Zenvo TSR-S active aero looks over-the-top

Zenvo premiered the road-going TSR-S at March’s Geneva Motor Show. Watch how the extremely cool rear wing work around a track in the video...   Called the Centripetal Wing, the wing is tilts away from the absolute horizontal when the car turns, producing downforce that stays perpendicular to the plane of the wing thereby generating a centripetal force. This centripetal force reduces the tendency of the rear end to break away. Also, the high pivot point of the wing allows it to act as an additional rear anti-roll bar. This provides additional grip to the inner wheel, reducing the chance of a loss of traction at the rear.   To be honest, it all sounds cool but we aren't sure it actually works...   Nonetheless, the TSR-S is a pretty cool car. It has 'two' gearbox - a motorsport-spec seven-speed dog-box transmission, which can 'switch between a standard road gearbox configuration and a brutal mechanical direct power-shift race set-up that delivers a genuine race car experience on the track'.   Also, it is equipped with a 5.8-litre flat-plane V8 with two superchargers and a crazy 1177bhp. All that power allows the TSR-S to reach 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds and 200 km/h in 6.8 seconds.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=217&v=nZ2l4zWqSJI

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

 

Zavod Imeni Likhachova new prototype

[extract] Russian automaker Zavod Imeni Likhachova (commonly known as Zil) was once known as the Rolls Royce of the Soviet Union and is also known for making armoured limousines and up-scale sedans for the influential in Russia and also for former Soviet officials.   Although the company does not mass produce such cars anymore, but that does not mean that they won

FaezClutchless

FaezClutchless

 

Zagato reveals custom Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake

Of all the pan-European collaborations, the decades-old partnership between Aston Martin and Zagato is among our favorites. It's a tie-in that dates back to the DB4 GT from 1960 and has materialized in numerous forms over the years since. What you see here is the latest.   Unveiled today at the Chantilly Art & Elegance show in France, the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato follows in the same style as the DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial and the DB9 Spider Zagato Centennial one-offs revealed last year as part of Aston's 100th anniversary celebrations. It adopts a similar rectangular style to the previous two examples, but reinterpreted in a classic, low-slung, three-door wagon form to celebrate Zagato's 95th birthday.   Completing the trilogy, this coachbuilt custom is based on the Virage model that itself was based on the DB9 and slotted in below the DBS until being discontinued two years ago. The atelier didn't reveal much in the way of technical details, but its underpinnings suggest it's powered by Aston's long-serving 6.0-liter V12 with 490 horsepower. Whereas the previous models were commissioned by American and Japanese collectors, the Shooting Brake was built for a European customer.   This shooting brake follows in a long line of Zagato-bodied Astons including the aforementioned DB4 GT, the 1986 V8 Vantage Zagato and V8 Volante Zagato, the 2002 DB7 Zagato, the one-off 2004 Vanquish Roadster and the 2011 V12 Zagato.

Deeq

Deeq

 

Zagato and Bentley come together

This special edition Bentley was introduced at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show and was a joint venture between Bentley and Italian styling house Zagato. The Continental GTZ is equipped with a 600bhp, twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 Continental GT Speed with a Zagato bodywork and special two-tone finish. It also weighs a 100kg less than the standard GT.   During the Concorso D'Eleganza event in northern Italy, the same car was present with special panels covering the rear wheels.That aside, it features Zagato's signature double-bubble roof, a round tail with a unique taillight design, and a hand-painted pin-stripe that's the same color as high quality tan leather, which comes complete with Z motifs hand-stitched into the seatbacks.   The original GTZ was priced at

PetrolHead

PetrolHead

YPs doodle on probably the most expensive canvas in the world - a Volkswagen Touran

Surely these young punks have better things to do than to draw on a car with markers?   A recent video posted by Sgfollowsall has netizens wondering if this was simply an act of vandalism or if there was more than meets the eye. The video opens with what sounds like a few teenagers talking loudly and using markers to draw vulgarities on a grey Volkswagen Touran. The location appears to be an open carpark along East Coast Park. The person filming walks around the vehicle to show the various doodles made by his friends. He then proceeds to pick up a marker to make his mark on the car with an offensive comment to LTA. The clip ends with a picture of the finished product – the SGD $197,900 vehicle completely covered in doodles. Is this vandalism? At first glance, one would assume that these punks were vandalising a stranger’s car with malicious intent. However, several comments under the post highlighted the possibility of these boys playing a prank on a friend. A commenter also added that the vehicle owner had intended to respray his car and encouraged his friends to draw on it before doing so. While we are unsure of the actual scenario, let’s discuss the possible consequences of vandalism and what constitutes vandalism in Singapore. According to the Vandalism Act, writing, drawing, painting, marking or inscribing on any public property or private property any word, slogan, caricature, drawing, mark, or symbol without the written consent of the owner counts as vandalism. Offenders found guilty will be fined up to $2,000 and an imprisonment term of up to 3 years. Additionally, they will be given up to 8 strokes of the cane. Netizens’ reactions It is important for everyone to note that acts of vandalism are not taken lightly in Singapore. Even if this incident was done as a prank or with the owner's consent, it definitely hurts my heart to see these kids doodle on such an expensive canvas.     -------- Witnessed an accident? See something interesting on the roads? Submit your image/video/news via MyCarForum's WhatsApp. We'll pay you $10 per post!

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

YP gets put in his place after driver reports his absurd behaviour to the police

When life doesn't go our way, we have to suck it up and move on. Some of us, however, tend to go the other direction. A video of a young punk (YP) harassing a driver in a multi-storey carpark late at night has circulated on Facebook. The man who recorded the incident stated that he heard the YP shouting late at night while the driver honked at him to give way. In the video, a driver is trying to park his car in one of the lots. As he reverses, the YP waddles forward and blocks his path. He then madly waves at the driver and hits the bonnet of the car. Not wanting to confront the crazed punk, the driver remains seated in his vehicle.  After some time, the YP gets tired and sits at the side of the car. At this moment, the driver attempts to escape and drive off to a safe location. However, the YP immediately stands up and blocks the car while shouting at the driver. Slowly, the car inches forward as the driver attempts to drive away from this madness.  Not wanting the driver to leave, the YP continues to taunt him by blocking and leaning on the car's bonnet. Ten minutes later, police officers arrived on the scene after responding to the driver's call. I guess you could say that this YP won the battle but lost the war. Netizens' reactions Hello IMH, I think we found your missing patient.  In Singapore, harassment is a very serious offence and offenders will face a fine of up to $5,000, a jail term of up to 6 months, or both.      ======== Receive a $10 PayNow for every submission we publish on Facebook! Simply WhatsApp us ➡️ https://bit.ly/3c6JERA
 

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

YP cyclists pick fight with cabbie on their 'grandfather's road'

If you don't like road cyclists, your blood confirm boil after this. According to SG Road Vigilante, these young cyclists caused a big hoo-hah in the middle of cross street road. From their body language, seems like they were buaysong (read: unhappy) with the Comfort Delgro Taxi. This took place on 14th January 8:21PM.  While we don't know what happened, these cyclists had the audacity to gang up and trash it out on the roads. Some people really never die before, literally. 😑 Naturally, many Facebook users were enraged with the cyclists' behaviour: 
What's worse than YPs? YPs on bicycles picking fights on roads, obviously. 

ahwecks

ahwecks

Youths use Circuit Breaker period to ride PMDs in CTE tunnel!

With roads pretty much empty under this current semi-lockdown period, some youths have been spotted making use of the empty roads to ride their PMDs. As seen on a facebook page SG Reckless PMD Riders, three youths can be seen in the short Instagram video riding next to each other at high speed in the CTE Tunnel. Admittedly, the clip isn't of the best quality but it does seem like they were doing in excess of 40km/h, well over the speed limits of e-scooter.  Of course, it doesn't matter as no one is allowed to be using their PMDs on the public road.  In fact, they aren't even supposed to be out of their homes at all and going for joyrides! Check out some of the comments on the page. Not suprisingly, they were not very pleasant. SG-Reckless-PMD-Riders-PMD-high-speed-at-CTE-Facebook.mp4

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

 

Your toddler too, can buy a car if you're not careful!

It's only natural for today's children, even toddlers, to play with their parents' smartphones, at least so it seems. Even my 2-year old niece is used to playing her mother's iPad. Well, most of the time, nothing of a big deal would actually happen as she would only play games or watch some videos on the tablet. However, it seems that this toddler seen in the video is just one step ahead of other kids of her age in terms of being tech savvy.   While playing with his Dad's smartphone, Sorella Stoute (a 13-month old toddler living in Portland, Oregon, America) happened to successfully place a bid - which she finally won - on eBay for a 1962 Austin Healey Sprite!   When eBay sent the car to Paul Stoute, the toddler's father, he was all shocked as he had never even placed any bid on the '62 Austin. He also wrote to eBay mentioning that it was his daughter who accidentally placed that bid, which later caused the auction site to consider the previous highest bidder. However, when eBay mentioned that Paul's daughter had such an eye for a nice car, he changed his mind and borrowed some money from his family to pay for the car.   Now, what Paul has in mind is to place the car as a gift for her daughter's 16th birthday. He has also set up a website from which people can donate some money to help him fix the car before her daughter finally reaches 16.   One great thing about the car I'll have to say is that despite it being made back in 1962, it has almost no rust on it, at least that's what Paul noted on his website. For your information, though, the car would need its roof, brakes, transmission, and engine replaced if Paul really wants to give his daughter a working car on her 16th birthday.   The car costs $225 in total and Stoute mentioned that it was lucky for him that his daughter didn't happen to buy the Porsche he was also looking at on the auction site before his daughter tampered with his smartphone. Had the 13-month old bought the Porsche instead, Stoute would have had to pay a total of $38,000!   It seems that this is really going to be a good lesson to remind us never to leave our smartphones unattended. As for Stoute, he has now secured his smartphone with a new PIN and also a face recognition application.   Seriously, how many toddlers can share their pride of having actually carried out online shopping successfully?!     Photo credit: CBS News

RchLuvSlly

RchLuvSlly

Your Class 3 driving license doesn’t mean you’re a better driver than a Class 3A

There goes a saying that “Real men drive with 3 pedals./Real men drive manual cars.”, and even though that’s not the case, most male (and female) drivers have certainly had that thought at the back of their mind when it comes to taking their license. According to the 2020 Annual Traffic Statistics, out of the 3 million citizens holding a Qualified Driving License (QDL), 1.7 million (56.9%) individuals have a Class 3 license while only 200 thousand (6.58%) individuals have a Class 3A license. While it was a no-brainer for me to take Class 3A for my driving license, my dad met my decision with a disapproving sigh before simply stating that having a Class 3 license is “simply the better option”. Most of my male (and female) relatives and friends were quick to comment on the convenience of having a manual license. “It’s better because you can drive both manual and automatic cars on the road,” my dad would often say, “and it makes you a better driver.”. Having a manual license isn't all that useful. . .    Oddly enough, that sentence stuck with me throughout my teenage years – “Manual drivers are better drivers”. I wasn’t sure if I believed it wholeheartedly, to be honest. After all, my father (a manual driver) had also gotten his fair share of traffic accidents. Because of their incessant repetition of this traditional mindset, I opted to try for a manual license, only for me to realise that there isn’t a real need for me to learn how to drive with a clutch. . . . here's why: Most cars run on automatic transmission nowadays, and unless I’m intending to get a van or a sports car (that I can't afford), learning how to drive with three pedals was virtually useless. Besides the type of vehicles that one could drive with a manual license, I don’t see it as any different than having an automatic driving license. The only thing that separates these two is pride – pride in the ability to manoeuvre a transmission that is slowly going out of style. As someone who has grown up around manual drivers, I am here to tell you that having a manual license does not make you a better driver. So long as you don’t do stupid things and drive safely, you’re already 100 times better than the idiots listed below.     -------- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

Young punks on PMDs strike again!

You can't blame the authorities when videos like this leak onto the internet, prompting the government on clamping down on PMDs (Personal Mobility Device). With more than 600 comments as of press time on SG Road Vigilante's latest video post blasting on these YP (Young Punks), this is one viral video.  From the video, we can see the motorcyclist (with his friendly gesture) , 'escorting' the bunch of them from bukit timah road, passing by Raffles Hospital before going up to the Benjamin Sheares bridge and stopping at Marina Bay area for some rest. In the clip, we can also see them overtaking traffic easily with no regard for the speed limit of PMDs.  No thanks to the friend who 'sabo-ed' the group and leaked the clearly-shot video out, we are fairly certain the authorities will be knocking on their doors soon... Check out what netizens have to say about them about below!
 

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

Young punk knocked out in one punch from older man in parking lot fight!

Have we found Singapore's 'One-punch-man'? For those who don't know that character, it is a Japanese superhero franchise who features Saitama, a superhero who can defeat any opponent with a single punch and seeks to find a worthy foe after growing bored by a lack of challenge due to his overwhelming strength. Shared among various whatapp chats and from Facebook pages from late last night is this video where by 4 men could be seen fighting in Golden Mile Complex carpark. At around the 27 second mark, this grey singlet dude threw a big one at one of the men, knocking him out clean. Not that we encourage fighting but that is pretty 'One-punch-man' moment.  It is unclear what started the fight. Check out what netizens have to say about this incident!  

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

You would imagine that someone driving a Toyota Alphard would have greater spatial awareness?

We have spotted an inconsiderate driver who spends their weekends with their family on the famous dim sum restaurant, Red Star restaurant at Chin Swee Road. Image Credit: http://www.maksinwee.com/2017/03/red-star-restaurant-dim-sum-singapore.html According to Alex Wong from SG Road Vigilante, a Toyota Alphard was spotted taking two lots in front of the restaurant. And here are some of the notable comments on Facebook.  Let's be gracious and take this opportunity to remind ourselves not to make the same mistake as this Toyota Alphard owner. I hope everyone manages to find a parking lot that day while enjoying the dim sum at red star restaurant. 🙂

kobayashiGT

kobayashiGT

 

You will need a parking space first before you can buy a car in Beijing

According to bloomberg, Beijing plans to require car buyers to show proof they have secured a parking space before buying a vehicle, as the city battles congestion and pollution.   The city aims to introduce the rule next year, Vice-Mayor Zhang Yankun said yesterday. If implemented, Beijing will be the first city in China to require proof of parking for a vehicle purchase. Tokyo has a similar requirement.   The rule, first proposed in 2010 as part of a package of measures to regulate traffic, could put an additional damper on vehicle sales in China's capital. The same year, it put a cap on the number of new licence plates issued yearly. In 2011, it began awarding new licences through a lottery system.   Parking has become a problem in Beijing, and many Chinese cities, as new office and shopping developments draw more cars to the city centre. Beijing bans cars from roads on specific days each week, depending on the last digit of the licence plate. Drivers of vehicles not registered in the capital also need a permit to enter the city.   The news was greeted with dismay in some online forums. "You already need an apartment before you can get a wife," read a posting by zmast-com on one forum. "Soon, you will need a cemetery plot before you can die."  

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

 

You really can't drift a Renault Twingo

For petrolheads out there who love to go sideways and wish to have a little affordable car that can do so, we are sad to report that the Renault Twingo supermini, does not drift at all. Thanks to the guys at Automix.sk, they made a video which showed that it is almost impossible to get the rear-wheel driven hatch to hold slide.   Even with the ESP fuse plucked out from the fuse box and them using the handbrakes to initiate the drift, it didn't do it. As long as the car detects some sideways angles, power is automatically cut, which in turn stops the driver from holding a slide.   Refusing to give up, the guys tried again a year later with a more powerful variant. Unfortunately, the faster car understeers even more! So for you drifters out there, let's hope RenaultSport will release a racier variant that has a switchable traction control. And when they do, let's pray the car will come to our shores!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=132&v=1nD4VydzlnM

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

You know you have it made in life when you can use a BMW Z4 to house your potted plants

This is probably one of the most luxuriously decorated bus stops in Singapore. The video showcases a bus stop decorated with potted plants, statues of white elephants and, get this, a yellow BMW Z4 Roadster. Yep, you read that right – a yellow BMW Z4 Roadster just sitting there as part of the decor. I don’t even know where to begin. Whose car does this belong to? Why is it just sitting there? Does LTA know about this? How did the owner come about with this idea? Where exactly is this BMW located? Sitting at 3 Chin Bee Avenue, the yellow car decoration is thought to belong to the company P’art 1 Design. According to the company’s social media pages, it is responsible for providing display lights for different festivals and events throughout Singapore. This includes the Hari Raya light display at Geylang Serai, the Deepavali light display at Little India and Christmas displays for malls. While this Google Street view screengrab did not feature the BMW (as it is taken in July 2020), the white elephant statues indicate that this is the exact location that is featured on the viral video. Netizens’ reactions Honestly, as long as it’s legally okay for the owner to place his vehicle there, I don’t see the harm in using this car as décor. It's obvious that it's not in use anymore and it certainly brings more vibrance and life to the area by being a cool statement piece.      -------- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

 

You don't want to park illegally in this country

For those who tend to park illegally, be glad that we don't have enforcement methods like this. Shot in Istanbul at the Sabiha Gokcen Airport, the video shows an illegally parked Renault Clio being removed from where it was stopped.   Amazingly, the small hatch, with its hazard lights still on, was cleared by the tow truck with cranes in around a minute or so. Bystanders do nothing as the helpless car gets carried away.   While we aren't sure that is common practice or not in Istanbul, we should be glad we don't have trucks like that here!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3JoCZ6AC48

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

 

You can't run from the Nissan GT-R Police Pursuit

Seeing the red and blue lights in your rearview mirror can cause a bit of mild terror. Was i speeding? Did i signal when i changed lanes? What did i do wrong? Now, if you're an actual serial bad person, maybe there's a serious reason for a cop car to be on your tail. If that's the case, perhaps you start to think about starting a car chase, unless they're driving Police Pursuit #23, might as well surrender, unless you're in a 1,000-horsepower hypercar like the McLaren P1.   That's because Police Pursuit #23 is a Nissan GT-R that's been reimagined as a chase vehicle for the fictional Skyline Metro Police Department. Nissan built this car as a flight of fancy, using the Skyline name to play off the New York City skyline graphics.   Nissan has kept the powertrain stock . That seems fine as any cop car packing a 565-horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 is best left as is. Upgrades have been applied to the corners, though, as coil-overs have been swapped in and the stock wheels have been replaced by 22-inch rollers designed to mimic the look of steel wheels.   The body is also modified. Carbon fiber wide body pieces up front and carbon fiber rear fender flares give it a more imposing stance. The side mirrors and rear wing are also carbon fiber, the front bumper is a custom piece, and the front push bar says "move over or I'll do it for you."   Of course, it gets all the appropriate police lights and goodies. It has a Federal Signal Valor Light Bar up top, a Slim ILS interior light bar, and Micro Pulse lights for various body panels. The front bumper has message board, and it is outfitted with an ES100 loud speaker and an SSP 2000B siren.   This fake cruiser creates a vision of a city filled with folks who worship Japanese performance cars. Our kind of town.   So if you see this mad machine in your rear glass, and unless you've just stolen a Bugatti Chiron, you should probably just go ahead and pull over. You're not going to win this battle.  

Deeq

Deeq

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