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Gentlemen Going Green: Ford Fiesta

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The new Ford Fiesta is offered all-around the world.

“Going Green,” what exactly does that mean? Some people think it just means changing a few light bulbs from the regular ones to the squiggly ones, while others think it means giving up all that they love and all of their conveniences just to help out an already forsaken planet… not quite either of those.

I like to look at going green as a lifestyle movement, it’s more about changing your mind, actions, and habits from selfish, wasteful, and unhealthy to more thoughtful, more peaceful, more healthy. Pretty loaded statement huh, yeah, but through our new series of “Gentlemen Going Green” features we will help you understand and adapt to this “better” lifestyle.

And no, we’re not just going to be spitting out a bunch of facts about unplugging your appliances when you’re going on vacation or not preheating the oven for more than 10 minutes to save energy, I mean those things are great, and those types of basic conservation tips will be included in our series, but not in the usual way. We’re going to somewhat focus on products that will work to improve your lifestyle while indirectly reducing your “carbon footprint”.

We found it appropriate to jumpstart this series with the Ford Fiesta, a car that was built to be stylish, extremely user friendly, and efficient (aka “green”).

Not too long ago the Ford Motor Company invited The Urban Gentleman, and two other prominent bloggers, to fully partake in their “Inspired by Color” program. Along with project runway alum Michael Knight, renowned fashion stylist Memsor Kamarake, fashion trailblazer Constance White, LeToya Luckett, Tony Shellman, and a few others we were able to get a very personal look into the makings, features, and design of the new Ford Fiesta as well as add to the Inspired By Color campaign.

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Challenge Me: 2009 Dodge Challenger

I am American, but I was taught to almost exclusively love foreign cars. “They’re more reliable, and just all around better…” are just a few of the things my dad would say to my siblings I growing up. But nevertheless, I’m American, and I am a sucker for an old-school American Car– always was, always will be.

(My loves: old Mustangs, Camaros, and Firebirds… but mainly old Mustangs)

Last Weekend (not this past one, but the one before) after attending the Georgia Tech Auto Show I went out to eat with family and friends.

Upon entering the restaurant I found myself staring at this really clean old-school American car and I couldn’t figure out what car it was… I feel that I’m a pretty knowledgeable car person, I can name the make, model, and year of almost any car (though I may have a tad bit more knowledge of foreign luxury cars), but this car just left me drawing a blank. My brother quickly told me it was the Dodge Challenger… I’m thinking “Niiiiice, what a tight car, but how did I miss it especially if its been out for a little over a year now”. I really don’t know how I missed this, but I think the car is cool. I’m really loving all the retro cars American automakers have decided to re-make : Mustang, Challenger, Camaro, and maybe the Firebird.

2009 Dodge Challenger.



1972 Dodge Challenger.




a tricked out Challenger…

photos via: carconnection.com, musclecarsociety.com

He’s Got A Woodie: The Splinter

I was taking my monthly stroll through a few auto blogs and saw something that was really cool… a wooden car.


Here’s a blurb from autoblog.com:

The world’s greenest supercar project is progressing nicely. The last time we checked in with Joe Harmon and his team of woodsmen craftsmen from North Carolina State University, the all-wooden car’s hand-laid bodywork had been mated with the chassis, which was awaiting installation of the twin-supercharged, 32-valve Cadillac-sourced V8 engine and six-speed rear-mounted transaxle from a modern Chevrolet Corvette. Those 600 ponies will be funneled to the rear wheels, which have center hubs made from pressed and laminated wood, naturally. Even the transverse leaf springs are made from orange osage wood.

Work on the project has slowed so Harmon and his colleagues can finish school, but the Splinter continues to garner attention having appeared in a flattering piece published by Automobile Magazine. While we wait for Team Splinter to graduate and finish the car once and for all, take a look at these new high-res renderings of the arts and crafts supercar.

The Splinter is one of those rare projects that’s truly inspiring, and Harmon seeks to prove that wood is anything but an outdated material with no place – outside the dashes of expensive luxury cars, of course – in modern automobiles. Point taken.

Lamborghini + Versace = a BadAss Ride -and- Bugatti + Hermes = a BadderAss Ride

Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Roadster

Who ever said fashion and cars don’t mix, was lying. The new Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Roadster VERSACE is undoubtedly car of the year.

The bright white exterior is plastered with Versace’s Greek motif, while the interior gets special full-grain, hand-embroidered, ultra-soft, white nappa leather on the seats, dashboard and center console. The Versace edition also gets a transparent engine cover that showcases the V12 for the first time.

interior

For those of you who can’t quite buy the cars, but want to stunt- Versace will have a whole host of Lamorghini Versace goods. Including: luggage, gloves, driving shoes, hats, wallets, and more.

these bags will never be mistaken as murses, lol. . .

I know that v12 engine sounds so good. . .what a sexy ass car.

This isn’t the first time Versace and Lambo teamed up, this is just the first time that the car is open to the public. . .yeah that’s right you can go buy it- well maybe not you, but a rich uncle or something perhaps??

Check out there previous collaboration:
2006

Only a select few were able to get there hands on this bad boy

Bugatti Veyron FBG by Hermes
Imagine pulling up to your house in one of these

These auto & fashion collaborations have been popular over the past few years, but one of the sickest collabs has to be Bugatti & Hermes. When you combine the fastest car in the world with one of the MOST exclusive fashion houses in the world- you just CAN’T go wrong.

I wonder if Pharrell would rock this with his purple Hermes bag. . . mmmmm, I’m thinking no. I can’t really see a purple bag and this car together- the colors clash, lol.

Cost? 1.55 milion euros

Yeah this is pretty much an instant orgasm when seen in person . . lol, sorry if I’ve offended anyone.

info via Autoblog

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