FIA Retires #43 for 2023 Season
At the beginning of the week we received the stunning news that Ken Block had passed away in a snowmobile accident. The news was followed by an outcry from so many on his passing that it filled up social media sources and shut down responses due to flooding comment sections. This included friends, family, major brands, and literally anyone that had an association with him. All posting their condolences and respect for the legendary rally driver. The love for Ken Block was on full display with how much he meant to so many that honored his efforts and example.
The FIA along with World Rally Championship that made him a legend heard the outcry and on January 9th announced they would also be honoring Ken and the infamous #43 by retiring the number for the 2023 season.
It is clear that Ken's passion for not only motorsports, but automotive art and design, as well as his social media presence made an impact on all those associated with it. He went above and beyond and touched something in everyone that worked with him as he shared his passion. The passion of living life to the fullest and being humble in success. An impact that I feel we didn't fully understood until it was gone.
Forged Carbon Phone Case
Today we picked up and installed a new iPhone case for the iPhone 13 Pro Max that will be used for filming live events. We wanted something that really popped and this was it. Imagine it! You would be hard pressed to even look at the lense with that perfect Forged Carbon look.
Want to pick up one yourself?
You can Click Here or on the image to purchase one.
Bentley Offers Factory PPF
You've just sat down to order your favorite Bentley, but you already know the process won't end there. The roads are a veritable warzone of rocks, potholes, and acid rain ready to sand paper your paint right off your vehicle. The fear alone is enough to make you want to hide it in the garage forever. That's not good, so you decide to look at options. Normally you would find your favorite aftermarket shop and order some sort of paint protection, but Bentley has another idea.
Bentley thinks they have the formula for protecting your vehicle by offering PPF protection as part of your order. They explain this clear, high performance, and elastometric polyurethane film is designed to prevent chips and light scratches. They simply apply heat and a self-healing process occurs that removes fine scratches and swirl marks. It has been incorporated as part of the build process in Crewe with experts specifically trained in its application.
We know how much PPF protection is a favorite among supercar owners in all our circles and we look forward to hearing first hand experience with the process.
Source : Bentley News Room
Ken Block Dead at 55
Ken Block, the legendary rally and gymkhana driver and DC Shoe Co-founder, passed away today at 55 years old. Ken had an incredible rally career, but he came to prominance through viral social media. Known for his Hoonigan vehicles he would tear through cities in uniquely built and impressive vehicles. He continued to set the bar high for himself. He also co-found DC Shoes in 1994 with partner Damon Way and brought his unique style of fashion to the skateboarding world.
The Hoonigans social media Instgram page posted a confirmation at 9:01 PM Eastern of his passing, stating "Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and a husband. He will be incredibly missed." (source @thehoonigans)
For many Ken Block wasn't just a name, he was a hero and a leader. Constantly setting the bar higher and higher in everything he touched and bringing all those he touched with him.
We wish his family and friends strength in this difficult time.
Update: According to Wasatch County Sheriff's Office, Block was riding his snowmobile around 2 PM. While on a steep slope he vehicle upended and it landed on top of him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
As we announced, the new gaming chair is in and this was our chance to start the year right with a review. So I'll go over the process of how I received it, why, a few healthy steps of building and finally a review of the chair itself. Was it worth the Lamborghini name? Let's find out!
Do you like office chairs? I highly doubt that anyone responded with an exuberant, "absolutely!" Office chairs in general are usually boring, sad, cookie cutter applications that take into account just enough ergonomic support to keep workers glued to their monitor for forty plus hours a week with as minimum complaint as possible. Now imagine if you could change that.
Some of us have known a secret for quite some time. Taken from the ranks of the gaming community the secret resides with individuals that log more hours than your top tier salesperson that drives a Bentley to work and has a special parking spot for doing so. Some streamers have spent up to 161 hours associated with their camera and one streamer has spent 414 days streaming and that stream is still active!
So what do the true masters, who must truly be in love with their chair, use? Secret Labs has often times come to the top of many gamer's lists of their favorite chairs. It's almost religious to have people look for a logo behind the streamer that is popular. Who could argue either, with the craftsmanship and options available in the Stream Labs gaming chair it's easy to get very excited about it.
In comparison when it comes to automotive passion it's hard to fight the love of Lamborghini. It's also a brand of craftsmanship and innovation. You'd literally have to be numb to not feel something a sense of awe at the brand and its nature that easily parallels it's bull logo dedicated to bulls that have conquered their matadors.
So when the two joined forces, we got excited!
We received our chair today, but for a select few the Pinnacle Edition (pictured above) was what they received. A numbered chair limited to 50 examples made many's Christmas one to remember. Complete with Carbon Fiber and Alcantara it's a Lamborghini owner's familiar seating. It merges their Titan Evo 2022 with the Lamborghini title to make the perfect mix for any dedicated executive's office or tireless gamer. Check it out for yourself.
We'll be offering an unboxing video very soon!
You can head over to Secret Labs and check it out for yourself by Click Here.
What It Means to Be an Influencer
In our social media charged world, the word influencer is slung around quite a bit. Usually it's a vapid, self-absorbed person that offers nothing to the world other than politically charged drivel and a full on display of what the symptoms of narcissism are.
In our world influencers are something more. They're people who have much to offer and they share that knowledge with the world. How to become an investor, a home owner. How to build a business and what to do once you finally make it to owning that incredible car you've always dreamed about. Finally, an example on how to give back once you've made it. A circle of life and beauty that reverberates through time. It has lineage.
Lamborghini captured this journey perfectly in their latest video and I hope you'll share it with us on this festive holiday season. A time of giving back and remembering those that helped you get here.
I share with you today The Barber : A Christmas Story.
What's better than an SR-71 Blackbird, the most exclusive jet in the sky? How about a McLaren built the same way? Excited? You should be!
McLaren Automotive and Lockheed Martin Skunk Works announce a technical collaboration to explore futuristic design methods. Lockheed is well known for their futuristic and high speed aircraft. From the SR-71 Blackbird to the new Darkstar featured in the movie Maverick. McLaren is also no stranger to speed and revolutionary design either, having held the top speed production car record for 24 years! So the mating of these two seems like a match made in heaven.
McLaren made it clear in their statement that their respective teams will work with the Skunk Works teams to explore and test cutting-edge technology that could be employed commercially. How we read that statement is simple. How do we get your speed into our car.
This isn't a one trick pony either. Darren Goddard, Chief Technical Officer of McLaren Automotive stated, "We hope this is the start of a longer and deeper collaboration that will benefit our customers in the long-term." What could this mean for the automotive world that loves high speed and unique design? One could only ponder, but the imagination could run wild and I doubt it would be far-fetched. Could we be looking at another McLaren F1 moment? We'll just have to wait and see!
We will wait with great anticipation!
Source : McLaren Automotive
Jay Leno is Back!
As many of you may know, Jay Leno suffered burns form an incident in his garage and many were worried about his health. Apparently Leno has super healing because he's already back in the swing of things and back under the hood of his cars.
When asked if the incident would slow him down or deter him from working on vehicles, he quickly replied, not at all.