Seriously, Driving Instructors Need Danger Pay

Every now and then I get a specific kind of email. Not the “happy time pill” email. The “become a driving instructor and earn up to £30k” email. Remembering my driving lessons I used to give these emails a fraction of thought (before considering all the training I’d have to pay for and that that salary is really only acheivable if you’re giving lessons throughout the day, all day, every day).

However, having seen this sort of thing I think I’d be demanding a lot more money. Granted I’d be giving driving lessons in Kent, not Poland but I’m pretty sure there’s people that are just as bad here! How many times does this poor instructor have to grab at and tap his heart! It must be close to bursting with this pupil:

OMFG: It’s Real!

I saw this kicking around online pretty recently, and thought ‘that has to be a send-up.’

omfg

But, lo and behold, it is real! OMFG – that great anachronism – does also genuinely stand for the Official Meeting Facilities Guide. I’m hoping that this was established long before people went online and starting lol’ing and rofl’ing but my hats go off to them for sticking with it and actually managing to obtain such a url too…. then again; perhaps they’re fully aware of the coincidence and went with it anyway making full use of the accidental traffic.

Crazy Dog

Found this, no explanation just plenty of laugh, sharing it:

crazy dog

I have no idea what’s going on, if it’s a sniffer dog catching a whiff of something nasty, whether he’s caught mid-sneeze mid-growl or merely having a fit. All I know is it makes me laugh harder every time I see it

Arcade Game Fun In An Alfa…

Thanks to a well-timed brochure arrival and enticing voucher giveaway with every test drive, I’ve been seriously toying with getting to grips with a new Citroen C3 recently. However, being a child of the 80’s and a product of a youth spent hunting for princesses with Italian plumbers and defending the earth from alien attack…. this advert means I’m now severely tempted to call up a Kent Alfa Romeo dealer and take a spin in a MiTo instead / aswell…

Is it wrong that I’m so easily lead? Or am I actually the target-market for Alfa Romeo and their little MiTo and their ad agency knows exactly how to attract me; with a little slab of nostalgia for arcade games?

Forget Coke, Pepsi Up The Ante

I never thought I’d be so impressed by a drinks advert (excluding the mighty Guinness ads) until I saw this:

Best ad ever? Surely it’s the best soft drinks ad?

The Concept Is SO Awesome It Hurts

This amazing looking car is from this year’s Geneva Motor Show. It’s the Alfa Romeo-inspired Betone Pandion concept. Amazing, 12-foot long, doors that drape over the front wheel arches and are hinged to the very rear corners, glass where there should be metal, an amazing interior and shards of metal in place of the traditional rear bumper.

That’s before even mentioning the Alfa engine that hides beneath that amazingly sculpted bonnet, there’s a 4.7 litre V8 under there that could sling this thing wherever it wanted to go, fast.  Concept it may be, there’s no denying the power and style that comes attached to that badge and should anything even slightly resembling this make the showroom, you can bet I’ll be heading straight down to a Kent Alfa Romeo dealer and signing my life away for a set of keys to it!

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The Best Way To Personalise Your Car?

This post might be a bit of an abrupt left turn following on from the last couple of Awesome Concept Car posts but life’s full of em so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Besides, these made me laugh when I found them which is why I’m sharing.

Every now and then I’l come across a dealer website where they talk about the many ways in which your new car can be tailored to suit you more personally. This will usually involve, say, a certain colour of interior trim or the addition of an MP3 friendly audio system.

With used cars, when the warranty isn’t so much of an issue and taste goes out the window, the results are a lot more entertaining.

Take the Honda Civic. A much loved car that’s been hugely popular for decades now. For some though, its styling isn’t quite complete without the addition of some spoilers, styled bumpers and alloy wheels…..

used honda civic

Not to mention these….

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