All posts by Joe Baaklini

Just your average petrolhead and adrenaline junkie

The youngest Lebanese rally driver Matthias Njeim talks 2017 plan

Mar 16, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 16, 2017 – Matthias Njeim won the RC5 class title in the Lebanese Rally Championship last year in a Suzuki Swift and on his...

This Lebanese Mercedes 190E hides an AMG 5.5-liter V8 engine

Mar 15, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 15, 2017 – In stock form, a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E with the 2.6-liter inline-six engine generates 160 horsepower, which isn’t a figure that will...

Wrecked Ferrari 458 Liberty Walk is a good drift weapon

Mar 14, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 14, 2017 – There’s a famous saying that goes: “If you can’t fix it, drift it”. Okay, it might not be an actual saying,...

Sergio Marchionne: People buy Lamborghinis because they can’t get a Ferrari

Mar 13, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 13, 2017 –  There are plenty of reasons to buy a Lamborghini: massive amounts of power, face-bending acceleration, sexy looks and large beautiful-sounding engines....

Gasoline Prices: Lebanon vs Middle East vs World

Mar 13, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 13, 2017 – It’s easy to complain about gasoline prices in Lebanon, but the fact of the matter is that they are significantly lower...

This Ferrari F355 has a BMW V12 engine

Mar 10, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 10, 2017 – The Ferrari F355 is one of our all-time favorite cars from the Italian sports car manufacturer; it looks gorgeous and it...

Three Lebanese drifters will compete in Jordan’s Al Kaed Drift Championship

Mar 06, 2017Joe Baaklini

March 6, 2017 – Lebanon will be well-represented in Jordan’s Al Kaed Drift Championship that is taking place in Amman on April 14, with Mashaal...

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...