Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bond Spectre Cars

Check out the three newest Bond cars in real-life. The poor road-tester has a limit of 30mph but it's great to just see them on the road. They include a custom version of the last ever model of Land Rover Defender, the Range Rover Sport SVR and the Jaguar prototype, the C-X75.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Custom Holden HZ Ute

I believe someone got creative with a pic of a standard blue HZ ute and Photoshop so, even if this actual car doesn't exist, it should!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hackers remotely kill a Jeep.

Wow, this is terrifying. How to kill a brand overnight!

Mercedes Ute in the planning stages.

A merc ute with an engine out of an S-Class? I can't wait to see one, although I imagine the target market, and audience, would be a niche one. Read one here.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Maserati gets repainted

A man in South Australia had a tin of paint in the back of his car. When he swerved to miss a dog, the white paint went all over the car. Well, that's what he's told the insurance company anyway. Read on here.

I can't help feeling the owner of the Maserati may have been a little too footloose and fancy free. Hell has no fury like a scorned ex. For example...

Sunday, May 31, 2015

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX570 images leaked.

The new Cruiser looks pretty standard however it'll take me some time getting used to the grille on the Lexus.

Is it just me who sees The Predator's face in the Lexus?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NTN Spherical Roller Bearings

As A.A.Blatch is an official distributor of NTN bearings, I thought you might enjoy this clip.

Monday, May 11, 2015

World's Fastest Tractor

A.A.Blatch May 2015 Newsletter

G'day everyone, our May Newsletter is out. Click here to read it.

Idris Elba Breaks UK Land Speed Record

Idris Elba has used a Bentley Continental GT to break the UK's land speed record. Read the full story here.

Rolls Royce Wraith

Rolls is obviously chasing the fashion crowd with the marketing for their new wraith. I don't go much for the pics or the pearlescent white paint but I do love the car, especially in dark or two-tone colours, like in the film clip below.

Kia Salt-N-Pepa

I'm embarrassed to say I already liked this ad even before I realised it actually IS Salt-N-Pepa in the clip and it blew my mind. Anyone who grew up in the late 80s, especially with older sisters, will know this one!

The Folden

Some Kiwis have created a half Holden HQ and half Ford Mustang frankenstein machine. Read on here.

Infant Truck

Monday, February 23, 2015

Enjoying the Ultimate Driving Machine at Age 92

History of BMW by National Geographic

Check out this documentary on the early days of BMW. Anyone interested in cars, military history, WWII or the Luftwaffe will enjoy this!

Inkas Mercedes-Benz G63 Stretch-Limousine

If you're the type of dictator or drug baron who has people wanting to gun him down, why on Earth would you want to be driven around in the automotive equivalent of a rotating beacon? I don't think any person on Earth would doubt there's a seriously shady figure contained within. Or someone seriously desperate for attention! Read all about here.

This one by Inkas actually makes this Brabus version look understated!


Kostya Tszyu's Bentley Arnage for Sale

Shannon's is offering up boxing champion Kostya Tszyu's 2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label at their upcoming Sydney auction. Click here to check it out. It's interesting to note this same vehicle of this age and mileage would go for around $45,000 in the UK. Us Aussies certainly pay a premium for luxury motoring!

Miniature W-32 Engine

Auto Icon Screen Prints by Jereme Daksiewicz

Love from Land Rover

Sunday, February 1, 2015

A.A.Blatch and a Falcon XY GT Replica

A.A.Blatch and a Genuine VL Walkinshaw Commodore

Back to the Fuchia

SUPERBOWL 2015: Mercedes-Benz Fable

SUPERBOWL 2015: Lexus NX 'Make some noise'.

This is one of the worst, most irrelevant car ads I've seen with a ridiculous theme and marketing taglines that the work experience kid could come up with. A snappy editor can't make up for the lazy creative! Even Kia is making great ads- come on Lexus!

SUPERBOWL 2015: Kia Pierce Brosnan commercial

SUPERBOWL 2015: BMW i3 commercial

A.A.Blatch February Newsletter, 2015

Our new newsletter is out. Click here to read it.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Subaru Outback Commercial 2015

Have you seen Subaru's new Outback commercial? This takes me back to my school days of listening to the Austen Tayshus poem Australiana, which was written by comedy legend Billy Birmingham (of the 12th Man fame).

Now, Subaru has teamed up with Austen Tayshus (AKA Alexander Gutman) to sell their new outback. Being an Australiana fan, I didn't like it at first but by the end I really loved it.

Australian Prime Minister's Bullet-proof BMW 760Li

Check out the Aussie Prime Minister's new 7 series, part of the new high-spec security fleet. At AUD$500,000 a pop, the new beemers will hunker down against AK-47s. It has a self-sealing petrol tank, special run-flat tyres, an attack alarm and an intercom system where the PM can communicate with people outside of the vehicle. Sounds like a year 12 muck-up day prank waiting to happen.

This is a bitter-sweet situation though because while the PM will now get chauffeured around in one of Europe's finest, it does spell the end of of the magnificent Holden WM Caprice V8 fleet. With the demise of the Ford Fairlane/LTD, Holden was staying strong with Australia's only home-grown limousine but who knows for how much longer.

As an aside, $500,000 seems like a lot, but a 760Li is just shy of $400K on the road in Australia anyway, so the armouring isn't an overly costly addition.

Rambo Lambo

Long before the supercar brands stepped into 4WD territory, Lamborghini came out with the V12 powered LM002 SUV, affectionately known as the Rambo Lambo.

This one just sold for US$107,500 through RM Auctions in Arizona. Click here to read on.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Mercedes-Benz S600 Maybach

The Maybach's back! Well, sort of. With the previous incarnation of Maybachs ending in 2008, MB have decided to spec-up their S-Class flagship, the S600, and create the S600 Maybach. It certainly looks like an improvement on the last whale! Read on here.