I don’t know the full story here but it looks like an old man in a Drivers Ed car reversed over another car at the driving test facility. Awkward. [YouTube]
Local Motors, the American company behind the Rally Fighter car uploaded a new video yesterday in which he mentions briefly that they are opening an exclusive dealership in Kuwait as well as a factory where they will put these cars together. If that does happen I think it would be pretty cool since a local factory in Kuwait could then easily supply the other Gulf countries with Rally Fighters. [YouTube]
This didn’t happen in Kuwait but in Qatar. Just a random video to start the day. [YouTube]
A reader sent me these pictures of a burnt Ferrari 360 he found on the 40th. Doesn’t look like it was involved in an accident. So sad.
I wonder if its the same car as this one listed on Q8car [Link]
The new point to point cameras that are installed on Highway 40 on the road to Saudi Arabia and the chalets (pictured below) are going to be activated on February 1st. The cameras are located in a number of different locations along the long stretch of highway and work by calculating your average speed from one camera to the other. If your average speed is higher than the speed limit you will get issued a ticket and there’s no way to escape these cameras.
I just passed the scene above awhile ago on my way home on the First Ring Road. From my position it looked like a nasty accident but I just saw the video below and the accident turned out to be a lot more horrific than I first imagined. This took place during rush hour which means there was heavy traffic. How can such a terrible accident occur during rush hour? It’s insane, it doesn’t make any sense.
The Kuwait Motor Show starts from today at 360 Mall and has over 70 vehicles on display. This will probably be the largest car show this year since I don’t see any automotive event on the Kuwait International Fair events page. [Link]
The 3D animation video above is of the Jamal Abdulnasser road development project. The Jamal Abdulnasser road is the one that starts from the Sheraton roundabout and heads towards Shuwaikh and all the way to the north. The road has been under construction for sometime now already but the video starts off with the original old road and then takes you through the various stages of construction that the road is and will be going through. Helpful if you take the road often and are frustrated with the slow progress, at least after watching this video you’ll have a better idea of what exactly is going on there. [Vimeo]
It frustrates me when I hear stories of cops impounding cars because of a small stickers on the rear window but then I see scenes like the one above where a cop completely ignored a much more dangerous situation. The ATV above obviously isn’t street legal hence the lack of a license plate or any indicator lights but if that wasn’t enough the rider was texting on his phone when the cop just drove past him like nothing was wrong.
The SIRBB Circuit Classic Car Festival will take place tomorrow (Saturday 18th) at the Historical, Vintage and Classic Car Museum from 3PM to 9PM. For the full program and location map click [Here]