All posts by Joe Baaklini

Just your average petrolhead and adrenaline junkie

Someone put a 2JZ engine in a Toyota FJ Cruiser

Mar 04, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 4, 2017 – Just when we thought a 2JZ Porsche Cayenne was crazy… here’s a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser that has been fitted with...

New Lebanese “Mecanique” prices released for 2017

Mar 03, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 3, 2017 – Bad news! The Lebanese government is implementing an increase on Vehicle inspection a.k.a “Mecanique” prices starting this year. Why? because cars...

Lamborghini Huracán Performante smashes Porsche 918’s Nürburgring record

Mar 02, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 2, 2017 – Great news if you’re a Lamborghini fan: the upcoming track-focused Huracán Performante recently broke the Nürburgring lap time record for a...

Official: Eddy Abou Karam will race a Hyundai i20 R5 in 2017

Mar 01, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 1, 2017 – Eddy Abou Karam won the Group N title of the 2016 Lebanese Rally Championship after a phenomenal season alongside Joseph Kmeid...

This Bugatti Veyron is being sold for 75,000 USD

Feb 27, 2017Joe Baaklini

February 27, 2017 – Before you go batshit, you first need to know that this Bugatti Veyron isn’t exactly a Bugatti Veyron. It’s a replica...

Mohammad Chehab and Rony Maroun claim victory in second round of UAE Rally Championship

Feb 25, 2017Joe Baaklini

February 25, 2017 – The unstoppable Mohammad Chehab added another victory to his record as he powered to first place in the T3 category at...

1400hp Nissan Skyline R32 Hill Climb race car sounds BRUTAL

Feb 23, 2017Joe Baaklini

February 23, 2017 – We’re accustomed to seeing Nissan Skylines in the world of drifting, but they’re  apparently a popular choice for Hill Climb racing...

This 400hp BMW E36 M3 rally car sounds glorious

Feb 14, 2017Joe Baaklini

February 14, 2017 – BMW has no shortage of awesome-sounding engines: the S85 V10, the S65 V8 and the S54 inline-six, to name a few....

This is a 500hp Renault Kangoo with a Mercedes-Benz engine

Feb 08, 2017Joe Baaklini

February 8, 2017 – The Renault Kangoo is a light commercial vehicle that produces 95 horsepower in its most powerful form. However, two Swedish brothers...

Drag Race: Porsche 918 Spyder vs Nissan Patrol

Feb 08, 2017Joe Baaklini

February 8, 2017 – On the season 1 finale of The Grand Tour, Richard Hammond takes to the streets of Dubai to finally get the...

McLaren and BMW join forces to build engines

Feb 03, 2017Joe Baaklini

February 3, 2017 – Good news! The two car companies that brought us the legendary McLaren F1 have joined forces again. We’re talking about McLaren...

Colin McRae. Subaru Legacy RS. Tour de Corse 1993.

Feb 01, 2017Joe Baaklini

February 1, 2017 – The Group A Subaru Legacy RS was not the most competitive rally car back in the early 1990s, but British rally...

Here’s a map of the most-Googled car brands around the world in 2016

Feb 01, 2017Joe Baaklini

February 1, 2017 – UK auto parts retailer Quickco has released a map of the most-Googled car brands around the world in 2016 after analyzing data...

Toyota is no longer the world’s number 1 automaker

Jan 31, 2017Joe Baaklini

January 31, 2017 – After being the world’s best-selling automaker for the past 4 years, Toyota lost the top spot in 2016 to its German...