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Centro Habana

[Havana, Cuba]
Hard to believe that this picture was taken in 21st century.

Salut Gilles

[Montreal, Quebec, Canada]
Tribute to Gilles Villeneuve at Montreal’s circuit start line (Circuit Gilles Villeneuve).
Gilles Villeneuve was F1 driver in years 1977-82. He died in crash during 1982 Belgium GP qualifying session – see more at wikipedia.

Orange cab

[Tokyo, Japan]
I have no idea that is the message of the sticker placed next to the rear doors of Tokyo’s taxi, but those eyes suggest something rather serious and unpleasant.
I have skipped this taxi and taken the next one…

1941 Packard 110 Special

[Holbrook, Arizona, USA]
1941 Packard 110 Special pictured in Wigwam Village#6 (more info on Wigwam motels: wikipedia).

The Wall of Champions

[Montreal, Quebec, Canada]
Turn #12 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve: first of two narrow turns in the final chicane just before the Wall of Champions (in background).
Wall of Champions became famous after 1999 Canada F1 GP, when Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve ended their races on that wall.
The curbs of the depicted chicane were modified in 2005, by making them higher and less visible, what has further increased difficulty in those turns. Looking at the picture, those curbs look definitely more challenging that you might get impression after watching F1 GP in TV.

Autopista Nacional

[Cuba]
During short break on Havana – Trinidad route: Eco-romantic version of highway.

Japan style car-art

[Tokyo, Japan]
Have you ever falled in love with a car? Pure Japan-style. Pure power. Pure hi-tech. Now finally available in Europe – for those who can afford it.
Nissan GTR: “The legend is real”.

Road Runner

[Hakone, Japan]
When you see fun-bike like this, you want to have it even if you do not have driving license.
Surprisingly, proud owner was from Europe.

Fuel clock

[Los Angeles, California, USA]
Petersen Automotive Museum – LA must see for all moto maniacs.
They have very nice petrol pumps collection – sounds boring but actually it isn’t. One of the most interesting pumps looks like a wall clock. After a while you realize, that it is scaled not up to 12, but from 1 to 0 and the arrows indicate gallons and tenths.
Time is money – fuel is money.

For more, check out museum’s webpage: Petersen Automotive Museum

fuel pump clock collection

Fuel pump collection in Petersen museum

Caprice

[San Francisco, California, USA]
Lowrider’s spot under Bay Bridge.

lowrider’s caprice chevrolet

Chevrolet Caprice at lowrider’s spot under Bay Bridge, San Francisco