A 100 percent picture perfect E36 BMW 325i Convertible, seen near the Workers Stadium in Beijing. Painted in stunning red and sexed up with M wheels and a spectacular license plate. This is 1990’s BMW at its very best!
Here we have a fine customized Geely China Dragon, seen on the parking lot of a bus station in central Beijing. It comes with flames on the sides, a black ‘carbon fiber’ bonnet and roof, a body kit, a big wing on the back, low profile tires, racy alloys and all kinda weird stickers and badges. We like.
Production of the new Hongqi H7 seems to come on steam, this pic was taken a few days ago on a giant parking lot near the factory in Changchun. The Hongqi H7 will hit the Chinese auto market in October, production started in July and it debuted on the Beijing Auto Show in April.
China’s annual October Holiday started yesterday evening and will go on for the whole week. China celebrates the founding of ‘new China’ 63 years ago and at the same time the Mid-Autumn Festival. The country will be on the move, eating and drinking with the family and then back home again. The government has been sweet and made all tollways free for the week. There won’t be much new news until next Friday so we will take it easy as well, but not too easy; we will post extra many stories on strange and beautiful cars, and super hot news that cannot wait will be here. Happy holiday!
This is the Dongfeng-Fengshen EQ6482, based on the Yunbao YB6480 which was based on the first generation Mercury Villager which was based on the Nissan Quest that also spawned the Ford Windstar. Yunbao was a Taiwanse-funded company that made Nissan-based automobiles for the Chinese car market in the 1990’s. In 1999 Dongfeng took over most of the operations and rebranded the various cars as ‘Fengshen’, a Dongfeng brand-name that still exist today. Note Ford Tempo parked behind the EQ6482!
This big beast is a Beijing-Jeep Cherokee Limited, the most luxurious version of Beijing-Jeep Cherokee that was made in China by the Beijing-Jeep joint venture from 1984 until 2009. The Limited arrived in 1994 and continued until 2004. It came with big wheels, shiny sporty alloys, a roof rack, and a sorta two-tone paint with the bumpers, wheel arches and side skirts in a different color.
China’s annual October Holiday has started today, the whole country will be on the move, eating and drinking with the family and then back home again. There won’t be much new news until next Friday so we will post extra many stories on strange and beautiful cars. Like this perfect Daimler V8 seen on a parking lot in front of a ‘business club’ near my house in Beijing! Wadde style these automachines had, looking royal in dark blue with fat tires and loads of chrome all over.
A fantastic Porsche Boxster S in glitter & gold in China, seen on a sunny Saturday near my home in the capital Beijing. No cheapie-cheap wrapping here, this gold is painted and very shiny, but it ain’t the gold that makes this car waddidiz, its the glitter:
Feel the heat. Here we have two very hot Chinese chicks in army suits doing a Foton pickup truck on a local auto show somewhere in the wastelands. Foton is part of Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) and makes trucks, vans and cheap SUV’s. Some are kinda cool and the company did a few other interesting stunts before. Much to like…
Driving a Japanese car can still be dangerous in China, no matter whether it is made locally or not. This is Mazda 6, made in China by the FAW-Mazda joint venture, with an interesting sticker hiding the Mazda logo’s up front and on the back. Text says: Diaoyu Dao shi Zhongguo de, meaning ‘(the) Diaoyu Islands are Chinese’, referring to the rocks China and Japan are fighting for so fiercely.