Swadeology

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The Volkswagen Beetle is German and iconic

The poll is over and the result is overwhelming – the Volkswagen Type 1, the Beetle, is the most iconic German vehicle. Here are the top 5 results from the poll, from a field of 25 candidates. —— Having a fuller field of candidates was...

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Mega-Poll: German Automotive Icons

OK. I’m re-posting this to the top so we can get the final votes needed to conclude this poll. Here is the poll. Once again, the cars are listed in alphabetical order. Remember – you’re voting for the most iconic German car ever made. It’s...

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The tragedy of Jill Meagher

I feel sick to my stomach today so I have to write something about this. Jill Meagher was a young Irish girl living and working in Australia. She had a husband who loved her, a trendy apartment and a great job. In the early hours...

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National Automotive Icons – Germany

Our national automotive icons so far include: United States – Ford Mustang France – Citroen DS Great Britain – Jaguar E-Type It’s time to move to the automotive powerhouse that is Germany. Germany is known for robust, quality designed products but for some, they might...

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Lego Great Ball Contraption

A friend posted this on Facebook and I was mesmerised. I just had to share it here. You might rattle on about someone having too much time on their hands, etc, etc, but deep down you know you wish that you could do this. ——

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CMI Domain Hill Climb 2012

Last weekend I went along to help out at the Club Motori Italia 2012 Domain Hill Climb. It was the 10th Anniversary of the event, which is apparently the only hill climb held in a capital city in Australia. The Queen’s Domain is a hilltop...

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Car Companies in Brand Attachment Survey

A brand attachment survey has just been released in the United States. It covers all brands (plus products that are considered brands in themselves, such as the iPhone) but there were a lot of car brands in the top 100. The LEAP Index aims to...

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That burning feeling – Trigeminal Neuralgia

UPDATE: I’m pleased to say that I was mis-diagnosed. It’s the first time I’ve ever sought a second opinion on something and I’m glad I did. For those suffering with TN, however, the battle goes on and you have my utmost sympathy. I got to...

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Sonabusa update

Can you imagine the funky lines of the Saab Sonett III propelled along at lightning speed by a Suzuki Hayabusa engine? Now this is my kinda hybrid!!!!! It’s called Sonabusa and the build continues at Albany Speed Shop, owned and operated by former New Salem...