Posts Tagged ‘ 2011 ’
Ferrari Racing Days @ Laguna Seca
I need to know what Ferrari this is!
Is it a Ferrari 512 BB LM?
Makes you just say “Whoa…”
Part two — Japanese media coverage:
The Yomiuri Shimbun is the greatest daily in Japan
I would keep all of these newspapers. It contains a piece of history, and only means that much more when you’re part of it.
This post will be dedicated mostly to pictures found regarding the aftermath of the devastation left in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan.
This deviates from the usual posts regarding cars and the automotive industry, but seeing as how 99% of the world has turned their eyes toward Japan, opened their hearts and are donating whatever they can to help the people of Japan, it only helps to show what it’s like to be a regular Japanese citizen amidst the rubble and debris.
I will attempt to update this post as much as possible, or if I find multiple pictures from one post, I’ll simply make one post per person. I won’t show anything related to blood, gore, or otherwise. Seeing the destruction of the buildings alone cause many people to watch in shock. Media footage cannot be the only thing that people should rely on when attempting to assess the situation there.
With that said, here are the first batch of pictures that I have found:
I pray for those in Japan at this time. I hope they are all safe and I can only imagine what many are going through right now.
I also pray for those who are current in the surrounding countries. I hope they are ready for the incoming tsunamis.
According to statistics, this is the largest earthquake in Japanese history to hit the country.
Imagine, they are used to earthquakes and tsunamis, but they weren’t prepared for this.
On a side note, let’s pray for RWB as Chiba was hit hard by the 8.9 magnitude earthquake.
Watch the current CNN live stream of the whole thing happening:
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Once again, please keep all who are affected by this crazy earthquake in your prayers at this time.
*Update: Japan is currently experiencing aftershocks, and it seems as if it’s only getting worse..
BREAKING NEWS – Tsunami warning sirens are blaring in Honolulu. The first wave is expected to hit around 2:59am Hawaiian Time
Some photos taken recently:
The 2011 Geneva Motor Show had the honor of Lamborghini’s unveiling of the “Aventador.” Needless to say, operation “shock and awe” was strong during the unveiling.
Torque @ RPM: 509 @ 5,500
Horse Power @ RPM: 700 @ 8,250
0-60 time: 2,9 sec.
Top Speed: 217 mph
The real thing:
Let me start off by saying that I did not have the opportunity to attend Wekfest….in its entirety.
However, I will clarify and expand. I went to Wekfest, but I spent three hours in line waiting to get into an event that I ended up not getting into. Sure I got to see Wekfest. I got to see the cars sitting outside, the people taking pictures of said cars, but most importantly, the huge line and the security, rather, the lack thereof. I saw gaps in their security, as they were only letting groups of people at one time. The problem? There were two sets of lines. One line to get into the building, and the other line that contained everyone else who were waiting “patiently” to get in. Here’s how it worked:
Group A (the general population) waits their turn to get in. The security guards allow a number of people to get to the next part, where Group B is standing.
Group B (the ones waiting to pay and get a hand stamp) wait at the door. It was a whole new line that had a lapse in security. No one was watching for cutters, and I was there standing watching this all go on. Yeah I could have jumped in, but I had other people with me and didn’t want to leave them behind. Besides, it would be very noticeable if my own group just conveniently jumped in. I also saw a lot (and I mean a lot) of line jumping. There were also a number of staff members bringing their groups of friends into the Group B line. I am also sure that the Group B would have to reach a certain number before another 5-10 people from Group A joined Group B. The problem with the Wekfest staff letting their friends in the same way as everyone else is that it would simply cause delay for Group A. This, I believe was the real reason why not a lot of people could get in. There wasn’t a constant flow of traffic, people continuously jumped in and out of the lines, and special privileges were allowed. My suggestion for this is, if you’re going to allow VIP entrance, then MAKE a VIP entrance. There’s no need to screw the rest of the people who have been waiting.
If you’re one of those people who say “What are you talking about? It wasn’t that bad.” Please. Shut your mouth. I just told you what happened and you can ask the hundreds, if not thousands of other people who wanted to get in. I arrived on time, but parking was a disaster (it’s SF what do you expect). Why hold an event in the busiest part of SF. Why? Why hold it during an important holiday? Why hold it in SF at all? Weksos is based in San Jose for crying out loud. Go do it locally, or at least find a place that can accommodate, what I believe, 20,000+ people and the cars so that it’s not so cramped and people can still get in. Why did HIN and Remix work out so well? Because people were always being let in and there wasn’t a stupid bottleneck that didn’t allow people to get inside the venue in a reasonable amount of time. Driving around for an hour to find parking in the worst city in the Bay Area? Standing in line for 3 more hours, only to pay 20 bucks for a show that wouldn’t allow enough time to actually browse and meet people? All I am saying is: better planning, security, and a constant flow of traffic. If you’re worried about overcrowding, why hold it in such a small place? Did you not plan ahead? Wasn’t there some meeting that discussed the “unforeseen” number of people that attended Wekfest 2010 in that cramped Japantown garage? What was that? There was line cutting there too?
All I’m saying is, please plan better for Wekfest 2012. I have yet to attend a Wekfest and I don’t want a repeat of this.
Well, today is the big day! Wekfest 2011 is today and everyone is getting ready for the festivities to begin!
Come attend and have fun! I know I will!
I’ll be taking pictures on the event, and hopefully I am able to take pictures of every single car there. Let’s do this!
Life is just a blur. It’s already February 2? What the heck?
I still remember celebrating New Years 2011 and not believing it was 2011. Now it’s 2 months into the year? Really?
Sometimes, I just sit back and think to myself “I’m getting old…” and I’m about to turn 21 this year. I haven’t done anything with my life. Lame.
Good thing the world we live in isn’t black and white. Then again, the decisions we make in life are not as simple as “black or white.”
Self-promise: 2011 is the year to change. Hopefully it’s not all a blur when all is said and done.