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Welcome to "About exotic cars". A news- and photoblog about exotic cars, common cars and car experiences.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Photos: Amsterdam Motor Show AutoRAI 2008

This years Amsterdam Motor Show, also known as the AutoRAI, had been an event I didn't enjoy as much as previous years. Instead of having areas where car manufacturers had the opportunity to show their cars in the own area, the organization decided to create 'worlds' like a 'world' for sports cars and convertibles, family cars, SUV's et cetera. So all cars were divided by genre. If, for example, you're mainly interested in Ford cars, you have a lot of walking to do because Ford cars were spread all over the exhibition halls. Not really my cup of tea. It had been chaotic and busy. Just like the last Amsterdam Motor Show two years ago, Ferrari and Maserati didn't show up. Luckily, a Ferrari collector from Holland brought a couple of his cars.

I've selected twelve of my best shots.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Photos: British International Motor Show 2008

It's been a while since last year July but I've found some black and whites (and three color ones) in my archives I wanted to get online. Car shows are always very difficult when it comes to lightning and reflections. Luckily for me it was pretty quiet during press day. The London Motor Show, also known as the British International Motor Show isn't one of the bigger shows but it sure it one of the more interesting ones. Tons of manufacturers show up and there are always a number of super car clubs which bring some lovely cars.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Photos: Tamsen Bremen

Last week I paid a visit to the Tamsen dealership in Stuhr, Bremen. They sell Bentley, Aston Martin, Maserati, Ferrari and Lamborghini. Bremen isn't the only dealership they have, there is another one in Hamburg, just an hour away from Bremen. I arrived well before opening hours, some employees were just getting the cars outside for display purposes.

Tamsen has a wide variety of cars, both new and second hand. The second hand division even has a special building. Unfortunately it was closed. Quite a bummer because I noticed a very rare yellow Ford GT and a Lamborghini Gallardo SE, one of 250 only. The dealership itself wasn't open yet, they would open around 9.30 but as I said, I got there early. Although there were salesmen present, it didn't seem they fancied photographers. The front door seemed to be closed and you had to ring for someone to open the door.

Luckily there were a couple of open doors so you could have a look inside, from the outside though. When taking a photo of the all new Ferrari California, once again, a sales person didn't seem too happy. Quite weird, why open the doors if you don't fancy photographers. Anyway, they had a generous collection of cars stacked up there. I noticed a white Ferrari F430 Spider fitted with some Scuderia-striping and golden-colored Scuderia-wheels. Outside there happened to be a lovely Aston Martin DBS, my favorite Aston Martin at the moment although I quite prefer the Aston Martin V8 Vantage I'd driven a while ago.

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