Mercedes Benz

The Hooniversal Opinion: A Conventional Geneva 2015


Re-shared from Hooniverse, text by Bradley Brownell, Eric Rood, Greg Kachadurian, Tim Odell, Kamil Kaluski, Jeff Glucker, and Bryce Womeldurf.

Geneva is an interesting auto show. There is always something really important launching there, and this year is no different. For some reason, it always seems like the major European sports car manufacturers choose Geneva to display their ‘exciting’ offerings. Unfortunately, none of the elegant scribes from our hallowed halls will be in attendance of the Geneva show, so we’ll be reporting from the sidelines. I’ll set up the pins, and the rest of our faultless crew will knock them down with unstoppable bowling ball of opinionated journalism.

We have new car launches in the form of Mercedes’ AMG GT3 racer, Audi’s R8, Porsche’s Cayman GT4 and 911 GT3 RS, Lamborghini’s Aventador Superveloce, Morgan’s Aero 8, Jeep’s Renegade ‘Hard Steel’, Range Rover’s Evoque Cabriolet, McLaren’s 675LT and P1 GTR, Brabus’ Rocket 900, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus’ SCG 003, Koenigsegg’s Agera RS and Regera, and Aston Martin’s Vulcan and V12 Vantage GT3. There are also some pretty tempting concept pieces, with Infiniti dropping the small QX30 Concept, Bentley’s EXP 10 Speed 6, Volkswagen’s Sport Coupe GTE, Lexus’ LF-SA, and Magna Steyr’s MILA.

Photographs are either manufacturer supplied, or politely swiped from the hands of our friends at Autoblog and Autoweek. (more…)

Advertisements

Rare Hand-Made Porsche-Built Mercedes-Benz E500 Spotted on the Way To Work

Mercedes -Benz E500
Text and photography by Bryce Womeldurf

Normally, I’m not much of a follower of German sedans, but I know well enough to think that flared fenders on a factory body might mean something special. Exactly what, I wasn’t sure, but the flares and “E500” badge, which sounded familiar from what some friends may have mentioned before, caught my interest enough to grab a quick photo of it before the light turned green and the Smoke Silver sedan disappeared into the city.  (more…)

August 2012: Back to The Auto Collections!

I recently spent a week in Las Vegas. This was my second trip to Las Vegas and in this first article about the trip, I’ve got the photos from my second visit to The Auto Collections. (more…)

November 2011 Cars & Coffee duPont REGISTRY at Innisbrook

On the pre-Thanksgiving weekend, I got to go to not just one, but two events, this being the first. The duPont REGISTRY Cars & Coffee event for last month was held outside of the registry at Innisbrook Golf and Country Club, which provided a pleasant green backdrop for this new set of photos. The big draw for this event was the first Mercedes Benz SLS AMG convertible on U.S. shores, but I was quickly distracted by some classic Mopar racecars and the new Ferrari 458s that were in attendance.
(more…)

Power Squats and Power Bulges at Auto Collections Las Vegas

1967 California SpyderI had heard that Auto Collections was Las Vegas’ premiere place to go if you want to buy, or just look at, vintage steel. I went two weeks ago, while on vacation, and ended up stretching, squatting, and leaning myself through 300+ photo shots. Here are a few of my favorites. (more…)