So long…

Posted June 7, 2013 by el wehbi
Categories: Rants

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goodbye

The title actually works in two ways.

The first meaning is straightforward. It has been so long since I have last posted on my beloved blog. But there is a reason for this. I no longer feel that it is the best platform to serve my needs of chit-chatting about cars. To me, blogs are slowly fading. They just don’t have the excitement around them anymore. People everywhere have decided to turn them into money-making advertisement platforms and have taken the very essence of what blogging should be and commercialized it. More power to them. It’s just that was never my intention and when I saw that that’s what everyone was expecting of Brake Banzeen, it became much more tiring to explain that that’s not what this site was about. It was a place for me to share my thoughts on cars with like-minded individuals. That’s it.

The second meaning comes into play now. It’s time for me to hang up my typing gloves and move towards the mediums which most people tend to use more frequently. I have a newfound love for Twitter, the appreciation for which it only takes 140 characters to say what you have to. And obviously there is Instagram; haven’t started yet but I’m sure I’ll get there soon. For any of my followers over the last 4 years, thank you for reading and being an integral role of Brake Banzeen. I’ll always appreciate it.

If you guys would like to continue following my work, please do so on Twitter @brakebanzeen.

So long people, it’s been a joy!

Elwehbi

Why the Chevrolet C7 Corvette rightfully deserves the “Stingray” name

Posted March 31, 2013 by el wehbi
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Corvette-C7-Stingray

Some say it isn’t right that the new C7 base model Corvette gets the legendary “Stingray” name. I’m beginning to think otherwise. Why?  Read the rest of this post »

Range Rover covered in coins representing the GCC… no cliche here folks

Posted March 25, 2013 by el wehbi
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Approximately 57,412 coins were used to cover the surface of a Range Rover. The SUV is also covered in GCC flags and visuals representing their current and previous rulers. An entity naimed Coins Car is responsible for this. I don’t get it. Not necessarily my cup of tea. Cliche to the max. But it is impressive. Watch the walkaround video after the jump. Read the rest of this post »

Speed comparison: Red Bull F1 car, a V8 Supercar and a Mercedes SL AMG. This time, it isn’t staged.

Posted March 23, 2013 by el wehbi
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Melbourne-F1-2013-Speed-Comparison

It’s been done before. Only difference is, this one takes place on live TV and isn’t staged as frequently done for marketing & PR purposes. Nice to see Casey Stoner and Mick Doohan involved (normally pushing the limits on their race bikes), while David Coulthard resumes duty in the Red Bull F1 car. Enjoy the video after the jump. Read the rest of this post »

2013 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix – Abu Dhabi Sport Timings

Posted March 21, 2013 by el wehbi
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2013-F1-Malaysian-Grand-Prix-Artwork

There’s nothing better than back-to-back F1 weekends! The Malaysian Grand Prix is likely to be a wet and rainy affair, based on weather forecasts, so be ready for unpredictable outcomes.

F1′s Middle Eastern coverage of the Malaysian Grand Prix will be broadcast March 22nd – 24th on Abu Dhabi Sport for free (HD is a paid service; race w/ English commentary may be viewed on Abu Dhabi Sport 6 HD). Hit the jump for the list of Abu Dhabi Sport coverage timings (GMT+3). Read the rest of this post »

A Corvette hatchback… Yay or nay?

Posted March 19, 2013 by el wehbi
Categories: Automotive, Concepts, Design

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Callaway-Corvette-Stingray-Aerowagon-2

Ferrari’s hatchback success – the FF – needs to watch out! Callaway Cars, a reputable custom-coachbuilder, has just finalized a few renderings of a Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray in shooting brake form. The objective behind the design was to create a long-roof version of the Corvette with more interior room and a “unique style.”

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The use of carbon fiber in the newly-added structure will keep weight down to a minimum, helping the car break Callaway’s top speed target of Read the rest of this post »

2013 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix – Abu Dhabi Sport Timings

Posted March 14, 2013 by el wehbi
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2013-F1-Australian-Grand-Prix-Artwork

It’s back baby! The Australian Grand Prix kicks off the 2013 season in what promises to be a super-competitive spectacle.

F1′s Middle Eastern coverage of the Australian Grand Prix will be broadcast March 15th – 17th on Abu Dhabi Sport for free (HD is a paid service; race w/ English commentary may be viewed on Abu Dhabi Sport 6 HD). Hit the jump for the list of Abu Dhabi Sport coverage timings (GMT+3). Read the rest of this post »