Rocking My iPod: Gravonaut
Name: Gravonaut Genre: Retro Platformer/Running Price: £1.19/$1.99 iTunes Link: Go get it! This game is awesome. It only took me an hour to finish with imperfect scores but I loved every last frustrating minute of it. Perhaps more than anything because of the obvious love of retro gaming the developer holds. Everything about it feels 1980s, from the graphics, to the music, to the awesome...
People You Should Know: Lewis Hamilton
Quoted from Wikipedia: Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE (born 7 January 1985) is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the McLaren team, and was the 2008 Formula 1 World Champion. Hamilton was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. In December 1995, at the age of ten, he approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at the Autosport Awards ceremony and told him,...
Hammond's Notes: October 2009
Young Henry Surtees is killed by a wheel hitting his head in a Formula Two race and then, just six days later, Felipe Massa sustains horrific head injuries when a suspension part hits his head following a crash. Felipe looks set to make a full recovery and return to F1. Henry, son of former double World Champion, John Surtees, died at the scene of his accident. I’d be lying if I...
Gallery: The Fiat 500C
Gallery: The Pagani Huayra
Pocketful Of Megabytes
Picked up a new one of these the other day. Let’s just be clear that this doesn’t make me one of “those” people, I actually needed an upgrade in order to write reviews for PoM, the old 2G won’t run newer games. Not that it isn’t lovely and shiny though, retina display isn’t too unlike staring into the vault at the Federal Reserve Bank.
Clarkson's Notes: December 2000
Amazing, isn’t it. Mr Blair charges car tax, value added tax, car tax on the value added tax, tax on the petrol you put in the tank and tax from taxed income for permission to drive on the road. Then he has the gall to say that car prices are too high and that they must come down. And the car-makers, instead of telling the silly little man to get lost, said OK. So, with prices falling and...
People You Should Know: Ken Block
Quoted from Wikipedia: Ken Block (born November 21, 1967, in Long Beach, California) is a professional rally racer with the Monster World Rally Team. Block is also one of the co-founders and recently appointed Chief Brand Officer of DC Shoes. Block has competed in many action sports events including skateboarding, snowboarding, motocross, and most notably rally racing. On September 14, 2010,...
Gallery: The Hamman Victory II
Shepard For President
I’m going to start incorporating smaller/shorter posts into this thing. It was hard enough before trying to come up with a gallery or something insightful on a daily basis, and now I’ve been employed to write articles for Pocketful of Megabytes I have even less time on my hands. Not sure yet how I’m going to tag these new posts. Oh, and Mass Effect 2 is an incredible game.
May's Notes: March 2004
This month, I was going to pen an incisive and thought-provoking piece about the curious smell of the screenwash in my mate’s new BMW 3-Series. But what the hell, it’s the new year, so I’ve decided to stick with a straightforward knockabout subject: the future of transport. But in case you’re expecting a tiresome rant about integrated strategy, or whatever it is the lefties are always going on...
Gallery: The Citroën GQ Concept
People You Should Know: Tommi Mäkinen
Quoted from Wikipedia: “Turbo” Tommi Antero Mäkinen is a now retired Finnish rally driver, born in Puuppola, Finland near Jyväskylä on 26 June 1964. As of 1999 he lived in both Monaco and Jyväskylä, married, with two children. Mäkinen is one of the most successful WRC drivers of all time, ranking second in championships (4), tied with Juha Kankkunen and behind Sébastien Loeb (7),...
Hammond's Notes: April 2009
A moment can be a big thing. It probably took a guy called al-Jazari just ‘a moment’ in 1206 to cook up a nifty idea for turning the round-and-round motion of a water wheel into the reciprocal, back-and-forth movement of a piston in a chamber. But in doing so, he invented a concept that lies at the heart of every car engine, bicycle, motorcycle and steam train in history. I had a...
Gallery: The Audi TT Coupe
Gallery: The Noble M15
Clarkson's Notes: June 2001
Assume for a moment that you are Hong Kongish. You have read in the newspapers about Cool Britannia with its ice-white restaurants and its prime minister who greets youths with a high five. You know that the old stuffy Britain, the useless Britain that gave Hong Kong to the Chinese, is a thing of the past, so you think it’d be a good idea to come the UK for a look-see. So, you board the...
...And Now for Something Completely Different
I’m feeling particularly lazy today, so rather than do any real work I figured I could idly reel off the names of a bunch of films featuring cars and you could scroll the list and check you haven’t missed any. That idea backfired and I ended up spending more time on this than I have over any post within the past month, but I enjoyed writing it. Let’s face it, it’s probably...
Gallery: The Porsche 918 RSR
Gaming News: Test Drive Unlimited 2 Preview
TDU2 is due to hit the shelves on February 11th in the UK and Europe. Quoted from Wikipedia: Test Drive Unlimited 2 (officially abbreviated as TDU2) is an upcoming racing video game developed by Eden Games and published by Atari. It will be the sequel to Test Drive Unlimited and the tenth game in the series. Atari have announced that Test Drive Unlimited 2 will feature dynamic weather...
May's Notes: October 2003
If there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s wastefulness. McDonald’s polystyrene mountain, vegetables in plastic bags, screws that come in blister packs of five when you only wanted two, and all sorts of other things I suddenly remember my dad moaning about. And as for people who leave food, they should be flogged and put to work in the scullery. There are people starving...
People You Should Know: Jenson Button
Quoted from Wikipedia: Jenson Alexander Lyons Button MBE (born 19 January 1980) is a British Formula One driver currently signed to McLaren. He was the 2009 World Drivers’ Champion. Button began karting at the age of eight and achieved early success, before progressing to car racing in the British Formula Ford Championship and the British Formula Three Championship. He first drove in...
Normal Service Will Resume Shortly
Dear Diary, This morning I awoke on a sand dune, the blinding midday sun heating the sweat on my brow to near boiling point. I seem to have no recollection at all of the past eleven days. I look around for clues but the vast, unending nothingness contributes not a single jot to my situation. The back of my tongue itches as the dehydration kicks in. If I don’t find water soon I shall...