We are really almost done with the 2016 Guangzhou Auto in China, but not before we have had a good look at the pretty ladies. There were lots of them this year of all kind and sort. We start immediately with a smile at SouEast, with a very kinky pink glove.
Big car crash in Beijing! A BMW i8 crashed into a barrier on the Jiuxianqiao exit of the Airport Expressway. Reader Georg was at the scene of the accident right after it happened, thank you for the photos! It appears that the Bimmer took the corner with too much speed, got into a spin, and banged the barrier with the front.
Earlier this year I stumbled upon an impressive collection of rare Mercedes-Benz sedans in Beijing. The cars were displayed in a former Mercedes dealer near the Goldenport race track in the northeast of the capital. The dealership is selling RVs now, and the collection has been moved elsewhere. Starting now with a very clean W126 280SE S-Class.
We have seen a many endlessly long car transport trucks but today we have a new King of Country, and likely of the World. This enormous monster was Spotted in China near the great city of Xiamen in Fujian Province by Reader Jos T., thank you for the pictures! The truck seems about 30 meters long and doesn’t really fit in one frame.
The new Buick GL8 MPV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 289.900 yuan and ends at 449.900 yuan ($42.800-66.400). The new GL8 comes in two variants; the luxury Avenir, pictured above, and an ES base model. The Avenir comes with extra fancy paint, a different grille, special alloys, and a luxurious interior.
A very scary truck, Spotted in China late at night on the southern section of the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing by Reader Lao Wei, thank you for the pictures! The truck is transporting a shipping container but the container is too wide. It sticks out about 30 centimeters on the left side of the flat bed.
A plastic surgery clinic in the great city of Taiyuan in China’s Hebei Province had a great idea to sell more noses and tits: hire a bunch of musicians in wuzzy suits and put them behind a display of supercars and half naked body-painted little ladies. On a red carpet, of course.
A man in the great city of Zhengzhou in China found out the hard way that fooling with the garbage men in not a good idea. The man was on his way to a restaurant to have dinner with some friends. He couldn’t find a parking place for his Zotye Damai X5 and then parked it in front of a garbage station. Bad idea.
Back in July I went to the Hongqi Factory Museum in Changchun, a beautiful place with beautiful cars. See Part 1 with intro here and Part 2 here. The museum usually has 16-20 cars in display. Only six are permanently displayed and the other cars rotate. Today we take a look at what I didn’t see.
Hongqi, or Red Flag, is China’s oldest and most famous car brand. It is owned by First Auto Works, or FAW. Hongqi was founded in 1958. Today the brand makes two production cars: the Hongqi L5 and the Hongqi H7.