How I fell for a British ‘Youngtimer’, the 1991 luxurious V12 cylindered muscle car that was designed to take the US upper end car market by storm. Did not quite succeed though, given the frugality which ensued upon the consumers after the first oil crisis of the 70’s.
It is nice when we travel, especially when venturing in far away places which we do not get a chance to do quite so often; nevertheless, traveling with a set … Continue Reading Visiting the USA – June 2011
My eyes kept looking at this picture and after a while the idea just clicked: wouldn’t be nice if I managed to get my hands on a Model A? Not only it would be the first pre-war car in the collection but I would sense and feel how my dad went about his daily business in the streets of Athens during the mid thirties!
My new classic: I always lusted after a Mercedes cabriolet period sports car. Nevertheless, I also wanted to enjoy the use of the car, especially “al fresco”. This low mileage, 1987 560 SL model which drives like a modern car is meant to do just that! Climb in, lower the soft-top and just drive away…into motoring happiness.
On the first day of Autumn, on the 1st September 2010 I took delivery of the car after her ground-up restoration and respray back to the original dark blue (DB332) … Continue Reading The Mercedes 250 SE Coupé is a roller!
It took some thinking and few discussions with motor-head friends before finally deciding that this quality car, taking into consideration of her interesting “blue-blooded” first ownership history, rightly deserves to … Continue Reading The Mercedes-Benz 250SE Coupé will regain its original dark blue color!
Mercedes-Benz 250 SE Coupé (W111/III A) 1967 Chassis W111.021-12-088627, Engine M129.980-12-020994 Hand-Built Luxury Made In Germany! First shown at Frankfurt Motor Show in 1965, the new S-Class Mercedes-Benz range was … Continue Reading The day I met “Princess Michaela” a.k.a. 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Coupé
An important discovery came to light by a group of Greek amateur divers, that of a Junkers airplane, during an exploration mission from May 27th to June 2nd 2009 off … Continue Reading Junkers 52 discovered in the sea bottom of Kea island, Greece
Σκέπτομαι σχετικά με την ιδέα των «Σημείων Ελπίδας» ή πιο παγκοσμιοποιημένα προτιμώ τον διεθνή και ευρύτερα κατανοητό όρο “Hope Spots“. “Hope Spots“: γιατί πρέπει να εμπνεύσουμε τους ανθρώπους (και τους … Continue Reading “Hope Spots”
Earthlings narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (GLADIATOR) and with music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby, is a powerful documentary. A full feature length film about humanity’s … Continue Reading Earthlings documentary
On the eve of the Christmas season, few weeks before the end of 2008, a year to be remembered as one of the worst for humankind in the 21st century, … Continue Reading Why is Greece in turmoil
Το συγκεκριμένο RIB ‘X-Trim Racer 28’ είναι ένα μοναδικό, καλοσχεδιασμένο σκάφος σε χρώμα μπεζ με ταπετσαρίες του deck σε ivory, μοκέτες και τέντες Sunbrella σε μπλε σκούρο, με εξαιρετικά πλούσιο … Continue Reading RIB: X-TRIM Racer 28’’ EXECUTIVE, Open, με 2 x DF250 Suzuki του 2007
On the 4th of September 2008 I met AEOLUS. She is a Motor Sailer of the Greek traditional “Liberty” (rounded stern) hull design, built in 1994 from Samos island pine … Continue Reading The Day I met AEOLUS
On Saturday August 2nd we celebrated my childhood friend’s Thanasi’s 60th Birth Day! Where? In the island of Kea. A sixtieth birthday is certainly a milestone event. For an individual … Continue Reading A Birthday Party & A Beauty Contest
Introduction Since the spring of 2007, my niece Corinna Riginos announced that she would be getting married to a talented Ph.D. environmentalist from India, Siva Sunderasan. Henceforth, alot of planning … Continue Reading Indian Wedding & Tour