It took me one hour to get from to the airport, all major roads were closed due to the Economical Arab Summit. unfortunately there were no detour signs marking alternative routes to the airport although, Al Watan Daily published yesterday that roads will be closed from 15:00 to 21:00. I headed to the airport at 14:00 to discover the roads were already closed. After a long detour, I ended up in Juleib next to the cargo terminal. I checked in at 15:00 sharp and waited for my flight to board at 16:15. No calls mentioning my flight on the PA by 14:30, I checked the screen and discovered the flight was canceled. I quickly headed to the Jazeera counter and did not conceal my frustration regarding the situation. The explanation I got that, was that none of the passenger made it. After fussing for 15 minutes, they promised to correct he situation. The best they could come up with was a flight at 19:30 and they would give 3 seat for my comfort. I turned down the offer, the officer in charge was courteous and promised an upgrade. 10 minutes later they called me up to pick up a Jazeera Plus ticket with Pearl Lunge access, the least they could do given the wait I will have to endure. nevertheless I would like to commend Al Jazeera for their professional approach and swift resolution and believe me, it does pay to complain.
The Roadster 100 is fitted with the same 1,640cc, 45-degree v-twin as all other Wakan machines, and it makes 115bhp at 6,250rpm and 156Nm of torque at 4,250rpm.
The Wakan Roadster 100’s tubular backbone chassis is made of chrome-molybdenum and uses the engine as a stressed member. The front fork is a 46mm USD Ceriani number, the rear shock is a ZF Sachs unit, the wheels are forged aluminium Marchesinis and the meaty swingarm is made of aluminium alloy. The bike weighs 177kg dry and claimed top speed is 250km/h.
The Roadster 100 is fitted with a single 340mm brake disc at the front, with six-piston AJP callipers, and the rear disc is 220mm. The bike rides on 17-inch wheels, shod with 180/55 (rear) and 120/70 Michelin Pilot Power rubber.
Now this is getting ridiculous, it seems whatever Obama touches these days is getting auctioned on ebay. Take for instance this pool table after the ridiculous waffle for 40,000 & the car at 110,000 now comes this pool table for a starting price of 500K. What next Obama used unwashed underwear? Link
Update: I did find weirder things on eBay, such as a Barak Obama domain for 21,000,000$ and Pizza Obama Domain at 500,000$
In July 2004, Barack Obama took delivery of this 2005 Chrysler 300c from Park Plaza Dodge in Forest Park, Illinois. In 2007, Obama swapped his Chrysler sedan for a Ford Escape Hybrid at Hawk Ford in Oak Lawn, IL. Hawk Ford then transfered the 300C back to Park Plaza Dodge. Today, the Obamamobile 300 C Hemi showed up on eBay Current Bid US $116,101.99. I guess it a much better deal than famous half eaten waffle that went shortly on eBay and reached 20K, before removing it.
Take the time to read some of the Q&A hilarious. Link
Question & Answer
Is any of Obama's hair still in the car?
I wouldn't know..the Auction is for his 300c not his DNA samples
Did Obama Fart in this car? is that why it's worth $100K, cause you know the 300 ain't worth *ick.. KBB is like $0.00025 resale.
I never said it was worth 100k..that's the opening bid. obviously the value is a variable for people like you vs car collectors..
Has this car been smoked in???
You'll have to ask Barack, has not been smoked in by current owner, however.
Does the 300c still smell like Obama?
If Obama smells like every other Chrysler 300 sure why not?
The bike, which took 3,000 man-hours to build, was completed in 1995. Its 900cc, four-cylinder, DOHC engine is custom-built, and produces 105 horsepower at 8,800rpm – enough to propel the 172-kilo bike to a top speed of 265km/h.
Built by David Kay Engineering and bears frame and engine number SF-O1M. It’s the only real Ferrari motorcycle in the world and the ugliest, I would go for the new KTM any day of the week.
My all time favorite trail has just grown bigger and badder. Forget Beemers, KTM, Aprilia, Guzzis. The African King is here the real deal built to digest miles on end with superb reliability. Enter the Varadero 2009 rumored to be powered by a V4 1200 cc with 120 HP on tap and tipping the scale at 220kg, I would rather have Honda beef up the V-twin to 1200 and introduce a shaft a la BMW, while keeping the weight. Whatever Honda decide, I will go with Varadero over any bike out there.
My last trip to Dibba was to attend the HOG Middleast event, I had to commute back and forth from Dubai totaling 800km in 3 days. The trip to Dibba and fourth in a car was quite dull, car travelling is dull and sensational, someone in a Porsche or a Ferrari might disagree, however dive me a motorcycle any time, 2 wheels rule! 4 wheels suck. Luckily I have done the trip to Oman – Khorfakan – Dibba - Dubai in 2005 and for this occasion I have unearthed some pictures from this trip.
THE retail giant Woolworths has gone into administration is the clearest sign yet that no company is immune from the stranglehold of the credit crunch. With 30,000 jobs now in peril at the High Street Store, Every High Street Store in the UK has to satisfy its customers to survive the cut-throat business that is the retail industry.
Slim was born in Mexico City, Mexico. His father, Julián Slim, a Maronite Catholic, immigrated to Mexico City from Lebanon at the age of 14. His father, Julián, established a dry goods store called La Estrella del Oriente (Star of the Orient) in 1911 and purchased real estate in downtown Mexico City. He and his wife had six children, of whom Carlos was the youngest boy. His mother is also Lebanese. Slim is a Mexican businessman largely focused on the telecommunications industry. He is the second richest man in the world with a net worth of around U.S. $60 billion through his holdings.
Great to see Lebanese making it into the top 3 list.