Feb 20, 2014

Gumball 3000 Spectacle

Supercars and superstars get together soon again, as the flag waves for the start of the 2014 Gumball 3000 rally on 5th of June. The route for this years 3,000-mile (4,800 km) motor rally with 100+ supercars/hypercars/exotics/muscle cars, is from Miami to Ibiza in seven days.

Batmobile Tumbler from Team Galag

That in mind I thought I'd show you guys some snaps and vids I shot at last years Gumball 3000 finale in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
That was the F1 Grand Prix weekend in Monaco, so the the place was pretty packed and hectic already, but when the Gumballers started to arrive to the Hotel Fairmont, things went haywire.

Check out the video at the end of this post, and you'll see what an epic spectacle it is when the Gumball supercars arrive in their very own style.
But before that, here's a few photos from the 2013 Gumball 3000 finale...

Gumball founder Maximillion Cooper & rapper Eve drove the rally in this Morgan Aero SuperSports

Hypercar royalty: Koenigsegg CCXR

One-off: Lamborghini Aventador LP760-4 Nasser Edition by Oakley Design and Refined Marques
Click here for huge revs from this one-off Lambo!

Two different kinda V8-monsters: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren & BMW X6M

Team German Coast Guard's Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series side by side with an matte Ferrari 599 GTO

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Jon Olsson’s choice of transportation for the 3000-mile rally: Ultima GTR Rebellion R2k

What a machine!!

GUMBALL 3000 2013 FINALE: Monaco - Supercar arrivals and the day after

Feb 17, 2014

BMW xDrive treats

Last week I had the pleasure to try out some awesome new BMW xDrive four-wheel drive models, mainly the all new 4-Series, 435i M Sport xDrive Coupe F32 in the very lovely Estoril Blue color to be precise.

What moves this sport coupe is a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder, 24-valve engine mounted to an 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with paddle shifters, producing 306 HP and 400Nm / 295 lb-ft of torque, same as in the sedan 335i F30 version.

You'll be able to hear some cool exhaust burble this car makes (and more) in a video at the end of this post.

Got my hands also on a X5 M50d F15, product of BMW's own M Division. This beast is a huge premium class SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle), but with a tri-turbo (!!) 3.0-litre straight-six diesel producing 381 horsepower and 740 Nm / 545 lb-ft of torque this thing really moves. 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration time is only 5.4 seconds, top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).

Lastly, I wasn't able to drive this beauty, but checked out all the details of this Melbourne Red 2014 BMW 328i F30 Sedan customized with every possible part from BMWs own M Performance catalogue.
BMW M Performance Parts are available in four categories: aerodynamics, drivetrain, cockpit and chassis.

Check out more details of all these awesome BMWs from the videos below...

BMW 435i M Sport xDrive Coupe F32 in Estoril Blue - sound, revs, ride, overview

2014 BMW X5 M50d - sound, revs, onboard ride, overview

BMW F30 3-Series with the full M PERFORMANCE package

Feb 11, 2014

Nissan Skyline GT-R combo!

Spotted this awesome Nissan Skyline GT-R combo a while back in Helsinki, Finland.
The blue R34 Skyline is tuned and modified by the well-known Japanese tuning company called Bee R, which builds and modifies cars for drifting tournaments. This car packs at least 600 HP, probably even more, and that custom Body kit looks awesome!

The other, white R33 Skyline, is the V Spec (Victory Specification) model, which means more upgraded, track focused model in the GTR range.

CORRECTION!!! That blue "R34" Skyline is actually a R32 Skyline with an R34 front end, and not sure if it really is tuned by BEE-R, sorry about that...

Thought I'd show you car peeps a small video clip, and also some photos that I took of these stunning modified track monsters, hope you enjoy.

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Feb 10, 2014

Helsinki - A Car Mecca?

I wanted to talk a little about Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and its car scene.

You don't hear too often Helsinki mentioned in conversations involving the coolest and rarest cars. But the thing is, when you think about it, carwise Helsinki has pretty much everything. You just have to be in the right place at the right time. Bare with me, and let me explain.

Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG V12

Summertime is the keyword here. You see, on a regular sunny day (in June, July, August), seeing a Ferrari or a Lamborghini parked in front of the Hotel Kämp is not a rare thing, even the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse (!!) was spotted driving down the Esplanade in Helsinki last summer.
The car dealerships in Herttoniemi have pretty sweet collection of exotics on display and so on. All in all, the supercar-scene is in pretty nice shape, but only when it's summertime.

Ferrari 360 Spider & Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster

  Lamborghini Gallardo SE

Bentley Continental GT V8

But when we start talking about those loud, American Muscle Cars with rumbling V8's, old and new, a whole new perspective is born!
Same thing applies here too though; the right place and the right time, but in a whole new level. And that place is the Helsinki Market Square, and the time is every first Friday of the month (excluding wintertime). 

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

That is the place and the time that you will see every imaginable Muscle Car classic (Bullitt Mustang, Challengers, Chargers, Cobras, etc. etc.) or the latest V8-monsters (Shelby GT500, Challenger SRT-8 etc.), Hot Rods, even a few Supercars and European classics (70's/80s Ferraris, Porsches etc.) show up every now and then... And all this is called the 'Helsinki Cruising Night' (aka 'Stadin Cruising'), an event, or actually a car meet that's been going on decades now, and has been growing bigger and bigger every year.

Chevrolet Corvette C2 Sting Ray

1970 Dodge Challenger

Even though Finland is such a small country, it's filled with all kinds of classic American cars. I mean, every single time there's dozens of cars in this event you haven't seen there before.
Here you get to hear live all these V8-engines rumbling at the same time, and literally smell the gasoline in the air, it's such a great atmosphere for a car enthusiast, and this "show" doesn't cost a dime, but you have to be there in person to know what I'm on about.
Anyways, maybe the best way to describe this fantastic event is to show you these few videos from last year, filmed in the heart of Helsinki...


...so in other words, perhaps Helsinki is not the "Supercar heaven", say like Monaco or Dubai, but when talking about those loud V8 Muscle Cars, at least here in Europe, Helsinki may just be a Car Mecca after all, but I say this once more, only when it's summertime.

Feb 7, 2014

American V8 Muscle Cars - Sights and Sounds!

Here's my new video I just uploaded featuring classic American Muscle Cars with huge V8 engines and loud exhausts making some epic sounds!
All these cars were filmed during summer 2013 in monthly car meets held in Kotka, Finland.

I thought I'd show you guys the video, but also some photo shots I took at these events, pretty cool cars if you ask me, enjoy!

1960s Ford Mustangs

Cadillac Coupe De Ville

                  If the caption is blue (above), you can click it and watch a video of that car...

70s Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Volvo P1800

1972 Plymouth Cuda 440

70s Dodge Charger x2

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2x Chevrolet Camaro

Dodge Challenger R/T & Dodge Charger

Feb 6, 2014

Supercars, Muscle Cars... The Beginning

Hey y'all!
Thought I'd finally start this blog project I've been meaning to put together a long time...

So you may know the name Jamboolio from Youtube, most likely if you're into car videos, or should I say automotive videos.
Same sort of content will be on this blog, I mean yeah videos for sure, but besides the videocamera, I always carry with me my Sony NEX-5N camera for capturing some cool photos of all the cool cars I come across. So anyways, videos, photos and all sorts of content about Supercars, Muscle Cars, car events etc. will eventually find it's way into this blog.
Hope you'll enjoy, hence the year 2014 will be Jamboolio's craziest automotive year so far, that's a promise!!!

For now, I'll leave you with a few shots from last year, which hopefully tell you the variety of cars that will be featured in this blog...

Ferrari F12Berlinetta

Dodge Challenger

BMW 328i F30 M Performance

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S

Buick Grand National 3.8 SFI Turbo

Lamborghini Reventón