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Ballet of the the Range Rover

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All you out there who think that Land Rovers are clumsy, slow and uncouth creatures. Take a look at this video and I guarantee an immediate change of perspective.

Remember to take up the volume to hear the sound track that accompany the dance. And remember the drifting was done by an elderly gentleman by the name of Harry Metcalfe. Enjoy!

March Cup

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It has been a long day of driving for me as I ran around the island doing my errands. The smooth handling of Marchie made me fall in love with it once again.The light but accurate steering. The smooth slishing of the cabin as Marchie cruises along the motorways. The easy moderation of the throttle as one adjust its handling when approaching a corner. While Marchie doesnt have an abundance of torque, pickup is spritely and easily surpasses most normal cars on the roads.While reading an evo article on a modified Nissan Juke, also term as Nissan Juke R. I came across the weblink for Nismo (Nissan Motorsports). I started browsing the website and found that it offered performance parts for the Nissan March. A complete race ready Nissan March known as the Nissan March S Tune is also available for sale. Talk about racing pedigree, the K12 Nissan March definitely has it. Amazing.Finally, I stumbled upon the March Cup Series and began looking for the images of this one make race series. It was…

Running and Driving, same but different

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In my earlier post on running as transportation. The guys at evo forum has started comparing the difference between running and driving. The route from Geylang East to Chuan Place that I ran earlier was also one of favourite driving roads.A mere 6km length of road. How fun could that be? Let me correct, it is 6km of winding, semi-country road with hills and slopes. That's where the fun is. My only gripe? It can get a little congested at peak hours. When one is driving, he feels the bumps of the roads through the conversation from the steering wheel. You feel the inclines of the roads by hearing the increasing whine of the engine and feel the thumps of the gearbox as it downshifts. If your windows are up. You do not hear the rustling of the wind, smell the country air or feel the heat of the day.You are at one with your car, flowing across the road. Feeling the curve of the road as the steering wheel gently pull to one side as you drive along the curving road. The balance of the c…