I have always been a fan of the Maybach since Mercedes brought the brand back in the early 2000’s. I much preferred it’s sleek design to the over bearing brick that is the Rolls Royce Phantom. I liked the limitless options list, and the fact that the 62’s rear seats could be fully reclined (still the most comfortable car I have been in by far). I also loved that the car was offered in two tone color schemes; something there is not enough of these days. Evidently I am in the minority though, because Mercedes has just announced this week that they will be ceasing Maybach production after the 2013 model year. This news came as an initial shock to me, largely because I like the car so much, but I have given some thought as to why it has failed. Read the rest of this entry »
I have never really been the Rolls Royce type as far as my outlook on both cars and life are concerned. I don’t like snooty, I’m better than you attitudes, and I don’t like relying on other people for getting around. Traditionally, Rolls Royces were the absolute embodiment stuck up, high society who were above having to drive themselves places. Maybe that is why I never really liked the Phantom, especially after I drove it. It is built more for the person riding in the back than for the person at the wheel, and to me that is all wrong. With the Rolls Ghost though, BMW has had more influence in the design, so the result is a car that is both knocked for sharing parts with lesser machines, but is also much better to drive. Read the rest of this entry »
We went up to Scarsdale, NY for their Councours. It was held in the middle of town, which was kind of a nice change from the usual golf course setting because you could go into the stores and restaurants while at the show. There was a solid turnout with a few very rare cars present. Enjoy the pics.
More from our friend Himanshu in Dubai. A Rolls Royce with a green rug exterior (I thought it was grass at first). I’m sure opinions will be divided on this, but it is certainly unique so it gets props for that.
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This is the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, it is hard to even say it’s name without sneering a bit. It’s big, it’s expensive, and it tells you right away that it’s better than you. This car has always been peculiar to me for a variety of reasons because it is just so over the top, and lacks any tangible point in its existence. Needless to say though, when I was handed the keys to this half-million dollar land yacht I was beyond thrilled to be given the privilege to take it for a spin. Read the rest of this entry »