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Finally, some light for Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher has been showing small signs of inprovement according to his manager Sabine Kehm. Although, the Formula 1 great still has a long way to go in his recovery following head injuries suffered after a ski accident in late December. “There are short moments of consciousness and he is showing small signs of progress,” […]

A look at the Nordschleife in 1967

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Over at AUSringers we have a series of photos showing the Nürburgring as it looked in 1967. You should take the time to go and check them out.

I’m not half the Mini I used to be

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During our morning rounds we came across this cool image of an Austin Mini, well half of one, for the Heritage Motor Centre in the UK. The centre is celebrating 21 years of operations and it shows the, erm, cut through a good image can have for selling a message. Make sure you click on […]

Bringing Michael home

Preparations are being made to bring Michael Schumacher home. Sadly this appears to be a sign of acceptance, rather than new hope. It’s being reported that Michael’s wife, Corinna, is coordinating the building of a multi-million dollar dedicated medical suite to care for Michael at their Lake Geneva home in Switzerland. An unamed family friend […]

“We are, and remain confident”

The latest official update on the health of Michael Schumacher offers a small glimmer of hope. A statement issued by Sabine Kehm reads: “We are, and remain confident, Michael will pull through and will wake up. There sometimes are small, encouraging signs, but we also know this is the time to be very patient. Michael […]

The Nürburgring finds a buyer, positive signs

The Nürburgring has been sold. But not to the American investment firm HIG Capital as first thought, but rather the German-based capricorn group. With a background in motorsport it appears fans can rest easy that the Nürburgring is in capable and willing hands. “The buyer will take over and continue to run the business operations […]

Reports say “miracle” needed for Schumacher

Several media outlets are reporting that doctors treating Michael Schumacher have told his family “only a miracle” can save him. Although respected former F1 doctor Gary Hartstein rejects claims doctors would use such a term. In his blog Hartstein states: “Doctors, no matter their spiritual bent, do NOT talk to patient’s families about miracles saving […]

Kangaroo cull proposed for Mount Panorama

Bathurst Councillor Warren Aubin is calling for a kangaroo cull at Mount Panorama following an incident in the 12 hour race which ended the race of Roger Lago’s Lamborghini Gallardo. “We have to do something to rid the place of the kangaroos—no ifs or buts about it,” Cr Aubin told the Western Advocate. Cr Aubin […]

Pyrrhic victory for Bernie Ecclestone in UK court

The UK High Court has dismissed an £85 million damages claim made by German media company Constantin Medien against Bernie Ecclestone. However, Mr Justice Newey did find that Ecclestone entered a “corrupt” deal with jailed German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky and the payments made to him by Ecclestone “were a bribe”. Constantin Medien was seeking damages […]

No criminal wrongdoing in Schumacher ski fall

Prosecutors in France investigating the Michael Schumacher skiing accident have found no party is criminally responsible for the seven-time F1 world champion’s fall. “No infraction by anyone has been turned up,” French prosecutor Patrick Quincy said in a media conference yesterday. This rules out any suggested fault from the Mirebel ski resort or any equipment […]

Stuff the local industry, just give us cheaper cars!

The Australian Automobile Association hasn’t wasted any time shedding tears for the demise of Australia’s car making industry. No, they’re starting the call for making our imported cars cheaper. To be fair the AAA has anointed itself to represent “the interests of all Australian motorists nationally and internationally” and so giving too much thought to […]

Toyota Australia to stop local production in 2017

Toyota Australia will cease its local production at the end of 2017. Toyota officials addressed workers this afternoon with more than 2500 staff expected to lose their jobs. Further job losses will follow in related component and parts making industries. Toyota Australia currently makes the Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion models at its Altona factory […]

Michael Schumacher starts waking up process

One month after his skiing accident, the first real signs of progress in Michael Schumacher’s recovery have begun. Michael’s PR spokeswoman, Sabine Kehm, said in a statement: “Michael’s sedation is being reduced in order to allow the start of the waking up process which may take long time. For the protection of the family, it […]

Sebastian Vettel praying for Schumacher miracle

Speaking to reporters in Jerez Sebastian Vettel says he is praying for Michael Schumacher, following the seven-time world champion’s skiing accident in France late last year. “We still don’t know what shape he will be in when he wakes up,” Vettel said. “I pray and hope he will come back and the miracle will happen […]

Long road ahead for Michael

In the first official update on Michael Schumacher for almost two weeks his manager Sabine Kehm says the 45-year-old’s condition remains “stable”. In what may be interpreted as a positive sign, for the first time since his accident on 29 December, his status is no longer being described as critical. Kehm’s latest statement noted: “Michael’s […]