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Drive Life : May 7th 2010
1HERSA1 0006 6 Drive Life May 7, 2010 drive.com.au FAST LANE STEPHEN OTTLEY FAST AND DAD'S FURIOUS Having dad throw you the keys to his car is the dream of most young men. When that car is an exotic sports car it's even better. But when it's the world's fastest road car, the Bugatti Veyron capable of 400km/h, bringing the car home in one piece is the No. 1 priority. Unfortunately for 20-year- old Dutchman Thurs Perridon, he didn't bring the Veyron home to dad at all. It was impounded by the police when he was nabbed doing 160km/h in a 80km/h zone in the quad- turbo, 16-cylinder supercar. Thurs's father, Michael, is no stranger to speed, though. He is the director of Trust International, a major Dutch company that has sponsored formula one teams Red Bull and Spyker. Dutch police haven't said yet if and when they'll release the $2 million Veyron back to the (one would imagine very annoyed) father. GET CLOCKED Is your mum a big Ferrari fan? If you answered yes, then here's the perfect Mother's Day gift: a 2.5-metre tall Ferrari street clock. The one-of-a-kind timepiece is for sale on eBay with a reserve price of $US5000 ($5491). Built in 2003 as part of an advertising campaign, the large clock has a yellow face and hands that can glow in the dark. Naturally, it features Ferrari's famous prancing stallions, including two large banners on either side. Remarkably, given that the clock is taller than most men, the owner says he is selling the clock to make way for an even bigger clock in his collection. IRON-CLAD OFFER FOR A SUPERHERO Audi is on the hunt for a real- life superhero -- or at least, a superhero's alter ego. As part of the company's sponsorship of the new movie, Iron Man 2, the American arm of Audi has launched the Tony Stark Innovation Challenge. Tony Stark (Robert Downey jnr, pictured) is the lead character in the Iron Man films, who uses his wealth and intellect to try and invent new devices to make the world a better place. Audi wants to find an invention to improve our way of life via technology. The winner will receive $US15,000 ($16,400) to help fund the development of their invention, plus a trip to Los Angeles that will include a visit to the Audi Design Centre. The contest is only open to US residents. Follow them at tonystarkinnovation challenge.com. The Honda Sale Move up now HONDA NSW METRO DEALERS ARTARMON Scotts Honda 9431 2333 BLACKTOWN Trivett Honda Blacktown 8822 1173 BROOKVALE Col Crawford P/L 9941 1390 CAMPBELLTOWN/NARELLAN Macarthur Honda 4636 8000 HOMEBUSH Larke Hoskins 9746 1444 HORNSBY Hornsby Honda 9472 2100 LEICHHARDT Rick Damelian Honda 9560 1000 PARRAMATTA Trivett Classic Honda 9841 8859 PENRITH/KINGSWOOD Great Western Honda 4736 5555 ROCKDALE Collins Honda 9599 4888 ROSEBERY Larke Hoskins 9313 8833 SUTHERLAND Tynan Motors P/L 8545 8888 WARWICK FARM Peter Warren Honda 9828 8111 HONDA REGIONAL DEALERS ACT BELCONNEN Rolfe Honda 6253 3899 ACT PHILLIP Capital Honda 6221 5200 ALBION PARK Shellharbour Honda 4257 2800 ARMIDALE Hardman Honda 6772 8411 BATEMANS BAY Alan May Honda 4472 1100 BATHURST Bathurst Honda 6332 9440 BEGA Bega Valley Motors COFFS HARBOUR Fitzroy Motors DUBBO Sainsbury Automotive GATESHEAD Macquarie Honda GOSFORD Central Coast Honda GOULBURN Geissler Motors Accord Limited Edition $34,490 drive away Limited Edition Features: Bluetooth® phone system Rear park assist Fog lights Chrome grille Door protectors Front/rear chrome garnishes Deluxe tailored floor mats Recommended drive away prices available at participating Honda Dealers on current new stock, while stocks last, on vehicles purchased and delivered between 1/4/10 and 30/6/10.
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