Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Car Number


There is a lot of good number in HK say
3, 7, 8, 9…10, the number 8 was sold in HK for 13M back in 14 years ago if I am not wrong. That is an extraordinary number in HK. “8”, pronounces as “Fat” means “rich” who Chinese Does not like?
Other number is known to be good like
HK5 – Thomas Lau, back in 1992 it was a Lexus LS400, may be changed to other car now…
XX8… these are awesome number…
Recently we have seen a lot of Funny number PK1664, WOW, Sandy, Kitty … ( there are hundred of people named with Sandy in HK…
I think this good…. Asshold, Pighead, Seefood…. If you dare…
I am dreaming of HKSNOB, may be someone has taken it.. never mind…
This is the crown plate of the Congressman in Manila…I saw today… “8”
This is a great Number …Wish him all kind of success
HK Snob

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Daniel Carder.Industrial Hero

Daniel Carder, 45, is the engineer who blew the whistle on Volkswagen's environmental fraud.

He is a hero of working class people.

HK Snob

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ferrari 360 for sale

This is a 360 1999 3.6L 400 HP with 30,000 Km running on road in Hong Kong.

Lisence fee expires in Oct 2014, asking HKD$650,000
HK Snob

Sunday, June 8, 2014

BMW i8,

How Can you resist the temptation with such a great car in market!

ShXX, how can i buy with my trivial income for so mnay good things on Earth!

Those who has money to burn, please do not wait, book it now

HK Snob

I was told there is still one Taxi powered by Diesel in HK, who can tell me true or not!?

Since 1949, Standard, DeSoto Deluxe, Morris Oxford, Hillman Minx, Austin Cambridge, Mercedes W120 Ponton, Volvo, Ford Anglia and Vauxhall Velox were used up to the 1960s. Mercedes and Volvo were largely ran by Sunbeam taxi company in 60s. Since the 1970s, Japanese cars replaced the various European models used earlier. 1981 Sun Ling taxi is started all with Japanese taxi, among them, the Nissan Cedric Y31 had always and Toyota Crown Comfort YXS10 and been the most popular.

All taxis bear a semi-circular green plate on the front grille, and at the back of the vehicle indicating the number of seats available. Throughout history, most Hong Kong taxis have been 4-door saloons with bench seats in the front, thus allowing it to carry up to five passengers (driver excluded). In the early 1980s, 4-passenger taxis were introduced. Smaller saloons such as the Nissan Bluebird 910, Nissan Sunny B12, Toyota Corona (CT141) and the Mitsubishi Lancer were used. However, these were all phased out by mid-1990s. Since then and until 2008, all Hong Kong taxis have been 5-passengers vehicles. But from 2008, the new Toyota Comfort is equipped with floor shift automatic instead of column shift automatic, making the new Comfort a 4-passengers taxi again.

Australian Ford Falcon estate cars tried to enter the market in year 2000 but it was never popular.

Today, almost all taxis in Hong Kong are Toyota Comfort (YXS10) (over 99%), the minority being Nissan Cedric (Y31) saloons since Nissan Cedric (Y31) was discontinued from the end of 2005.

On 29 May 2007, there were reports that plans are afoot to introduce the LTI-licensed, Chinese Geely-manufactured, LPG-powered TX4 London Black Cabs into the Hong Kong taxi service market. A feasibility study is under way between the Hong Kong Productivity Council and Geely.

2013, BYD had shipped 35 sets of e-taxi as trial in HK with for passenger.

Since 1 August 2001, no more diesel taxis were allowed to be imported into Hong Kong, and from 1 January 2006, driving a diesel taxi on the streets of Hong Kong became illegal. Therefore all taxis in Hong Kong are currently running on LPG. Although LPG-powered vehicles are supposed to be relatively non-polluting, and do indeed reduce roadside pollution, a 2007 study by Polytechnic University indicated that older LPG taxis emitted at least double the amount of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons compared to diesel. But the government still claimed that properly maintained LPG engines reduce pollution by 50% to 200%.

But as far as I know there is still ONE taxi is powered by Diesel it used to parked at Ho Man Tin Road. His Plate no. is …2649 ( TBA). The Bumper is still Chrome plated one whereas all other Crown taxi is rubber bumper in HK. Why there is such an exception, I think I need to find out Why!?

Most importers just import red color base cars. For green and blue taxis, the owners have to convert the cars into the correct color, and they usually only paint the exterior, and people can still see the original red color from the door gap or engine compartment.

Red for Kowloon and HK, green for NT and Blue for Lantao Island.

HK Snob

C1 of Lit Motors, E-motor with Air con and Audio, Reverse!

HK Snob

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Mustage at StarBucks Alabang

A Well maintained Mustage seen on 3 April parked outside Starbucks, at Alabang. I still remember my F1 English teacher Mr. Lee was using the same car to school, the No. plate was "101"!

HK Snob


Taken by Note III 5 April 2014

回來中見到我至愛的NSX, 九六年層曾經玩過,公司比我的車。現全港大約還有五十台,價格由三十三萬到一百萬。二十多年後,吾覺得有老態,日本國寶,吾係浪得虚名喎!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bangkok Car Show 2014

Bangkok Car show!
HK Car Fever

Monday, February 17, 2014

Toyata Wigo 1,0 L

This is likely the lowest cost and highest mileage per litre for a car used in City.
Price is about Peso 530,000 that is about USD$11,000.
I saw it was marked Daihatsu, may be this is made by Dahatsu as OEM for Toyota.

HK Snob