Michelin @ Home Service

I use Michelin for a number of my cars, and the one in Shuweikh also carries BF Goodrich, and there service honestly is excellent, they are quick and effecient. Now that they have this service, I think its fantastic if I want to change all of my tires, I will just have them come to me instead of going to them.

They also provide emergency road side services but the only item is they are only available from 8am to 5pm Saturday to Thursday, and most people usually are in need of road side services after 5pm. This is an additional service to what Michelin does usually so I think its an excellent option.

Another item to point out, they will install for your tires you purchase from them or from others, so if you have race tires that you brought from the US like we do sometimes or other sort of tires, they will install it and balance it without any issues. For 10 KD that is a very reasonable fee. The number is on the leaflet above, and ask for Saleem, he is very helpful.

Hot Wheels – Ultimate Track

Being A Kid Has Nothing To Do With Age – I love that statement, that is very true about myself, and I will always be this way. So seeing what hot wheels did with this track is just over the top and I love it. They did a casting call for the kids but they really wanted the dads, now that is a very cool marketing idea, well done hot wheels!

Review: Rush

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A re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

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A formula story told perfectly, with Chris Hemsworth & Daniel Bruhl playing the rivals perfectly. An automotive story told on the big screen that gets you on the edge of your seat. You have to respect the rivalry it made them champions and each one for their own reason. This movie is intense and the intensity carries across to you and you really get pulled into it. An amazing movie directed by Ron Howard detailing the legendary 1970s Formula 1 rivalry over to the big screen, I loved it.

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Review: Fast & Furious 6

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Hobbs has Dom and Brian reassemble their crew in order to take down a mastermind who commands an organization of mercenary drivers across 12 countries. Payment? Full pardons for them all.

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I hope they never stop making these movies at the rate they are going. And adding Dwayne Johnson to the mix was the perfect ingredient to make this franchise even better, its rare that a Franchise even lasts this long and becomes this successful but Justin Lin is doing something right with the crew that he has. This time around its a bit different then Rio and the action is even more insane, I don’t want to ruin it for anyone but it is intense and the story is fantastic and the combination of Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson working together is fantastic. And I love the combination of comedy and action that this group of actors bring to the table, and the action is nonstop, some machine is always going fast, and something is always exploding with a pretty good story line. I loved it and I’m hoping for an FF7, but watch it until the end you are in for a surprise.

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GulfRun 8 – Racing Around Bahrain

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This is probably one of the funnest racing events I have been to yet, a very large selection of very scary machines on the track with a lot of surprises. Prepping these machines for the track takes time but it will pay off when you abuse the hell out of it on the track, and some of them perform smoothly, and some just can’t take the abuse. There were a few machines didn’t finish all the events, but I loved how pumped up everyone was.

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I enjoyed the Outer Circuit & GP Circuit a lot, I was going around and the outer circuit and I can tell when my brakes give out. A few hot laps, then one cool down, and then I left the car cool down for about 20 minutes before hitting the track again. The Audi R8s were out to kill, these guys abused the hell out of their machines and GT3RS’s were extremely competitive this time around. Then there were the GTRs, these beasts are scary on the track, they hold well on the corners and take off on the straight line, the Japanese knew how to build them. The surprise is always with the Mitsubishi Evolution, you have no clue what they are going to do and this time around they more then performed, it was impressive. Black & Yellow Evo’s stood out the most.

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At the end of the day we are all exhausted and go to the Sofitel where about 90% of the drivers are staying so we practically took over the hotel. You find drivers in the lobby & restaurants, its a lot of fun getting together with everyone like that, and then there were a few guys who brought their motorcycles. Personally I wish I had my bike with my but I don’t have the time at all to ride around town, too many things to do and to take care off, and after the meal all I want to do is pass the hell out.

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Next day on the GP Circuit was a lot of fun, I loved those corners and I have to admit it does drive me nuts when another car passes me. Still I catch up with them on the straight, but this year it was different. This year it was another level of machines, a 500 bhp car is not as impressive as it used to be there are scarier machines with tuned suspension to attack the track, its not all about the engine. I for one enjoyed abusing the scooter around the track.

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Fast & Furious 6 – Trailer

Agent Hobbs enlists the aid of Dom and team to help bring a rival gang, led by Owen Shaw, to justice. In exchange for clear records, they must put an end to their schemes, no matter how personal the cost.

I can NEVER get tired of a Fast & Furious movie, and they just keep making it better. Loved the First One, then Tokyo Drift became my favorite, and then they got very serious with Fast Five and it was bad ass, and now Fast & Furious 6 looks to top Fast Five with the crazy action and driving scenes and bring the story around. I love that they keep bring it back, I love these movies, after watching any of them I think that I am a get away driver who can do anything, just watching the trailer gets me pumped up.

GulfRun Car Wash

This is when all the normal super cars turn into race cars, there is something about designing the stickers and placing them all over the cars in the right spots that just make them look faster. The best thing about GulfRun is that they get the permits required so you can drive your car on the road with these stickers, and a permission letter from the Ministry of Interior, but there are always a few idiotic cops to deal with.

Thursday night the cars piled up, it seemed like it was a challenge between the Nissan GTRs and the Porsche GT3s, and all of us are caught in between. This year there were two Challenger SRT8s, I know some people don’t think they are track cars, but they cool look and I bet the guys driving them will have a lot of fun. Now for my unexpected challenge is the appearance of a new 2013 BMW M6, I want to see how this will turn out between the two of us, the challenge has been accepted by the owner so I’m going to have something interesting to challenge on the track.

AS usual the staff at Al Falah Car Wash were quick handling over 40+ cars and getting them arranged ready for the stickers. And the sticker guys were all over the machines, quick and efficient as usual. The only major thing I did for GulfRun was to switch out my tires and check the brakes, I won’t be pushing too much but I won’t be beat that easily too. Just writing this gets me excited, can’t wait to get to the track.


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GULFRUN – Fun On The Track

Watching this video makes me want to go outside and race someone, seriously it gets my blood pumping and is a hell of a lot of fun. I can’t wait until GulfRun in Jan, nothing left, it’s around the corner. As usual the car show is in 360 Mall which is going to be a lot of fun.