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Monday, March 28, 2011

Cars is Not only a Guy Thing, Ladies Love Cars too!

This following video is a recap of the numerous females found at the recent Chicago Autoshow. From the public relations officials to the gorgeous models, women are important in the automobile marketplace. SeraniTafari Street Team aims to bring more females into the fold as readers and design analyzers. Automobiles and females both share one thing: BEAUTY!

Yall dudes fast forward to 0:53 - 0:56 seconds....yall know what's the deal here! Just look.....ummmm up there ;)) (hahahaha)....

I loved seeing all the females at the Chicago Autoshow, it was a pleasure interacting with them, and they made the experience more exciting.

- Gebre Mesquitta

Friday, March 25, 2011

Amazing video of Design and Technology!!!

DESIGN for the next Generation

The possibilities for designs of tomorrow are endless!!! I'm excited to see what the young designers after us will produce. Only time will tell, but for now it is up to us designers across the world to innovate and lay the path for those future aspiring designers as the past designers have for us. I just want to talk a little bit about the new Lockheed Martin F35 Joint Strike Fighter, now I  know its not a car, but inspiration is everywhere. I am just amazed at how the aircraft looks so subtle yet with a couple flaps raising and fans coming out of nowhere it can transform to a "superplane". This gave me the idea to create a car that looks and drives like an everyday car, but at the push of a button, or command of a voice it can "transform" and become a road burning supercar!!

As the you press the button the machine then transforms from ordinary to SPECTACULAR!!!!

The marvels of DESIGN and ENGINEERING!!!!!

                                                                                                                                          Jamal McClean

Monday, March 21, 2011

NIssan Murano Cabriolet Walk Around Video

Nissan Murano: Nissan Altima meets the 350Z!!

Welcome to another great edition of SeraniTafari StreetTeam!!! Today we'll critique the 2010-2011 Nissan Murano, Nissan's first crossover for the US market. I'm sure some of you have seen the Murano around town. What's unique about this vehicle is that it can be drivien by anybody: young, old, soccer mom, or college student. Anyone who's looking for a sports car feel with the height and ergonomics of an SUV and to save a few bucks in your pocket, the Nissan Murano is it!!!

2002-2007 Nissan Murano

 The latest Murano now is more muscular and solid compared to the older model.

2009-2011 Murano

Due to the sales success of this CUV, for the 2011-2013 model, Nissan will be introducing the cabriolet version of the Nissan Murano. This will be interesting to see because does anyone remember the Chrysler PT Crusier convertible? The Nissan Murano Cabriolet is certainly destined to take all crossover vehicles to new heights!

This looks like the dawn of a new era: the Convertible SUV!!

Nissan Murano Cabriolet : uniquely beautiful

                                                                                            - Jamal McClean

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The 2011 Ford Explorer

My first love of SUVs began when I was, I think, eight years old. It was a 1993 Ford Explorer, advertised in a National Geographic magazine that honestly just spoke to me. I really just loved the appearance of that truck. My admiration stemmed from, simply, its design. It had a boyish, and gently boxy aesthetic. I loved the design and look of the head lamps the most, however. I don’t know why, but I know that I just had an appreciation of the pattern in which the amber lights were laid out within the broader headlamp design.. It had a polite demeanor. I also liked the wheels too, they were sporty and dynamic-looking. In addition, I also loved the trim level that this 1993 Ford Explorer was styled in. I particularly remember the model in the National Geographic magazine advertisement being of a light-ish type dark green, with tan trim. This color combination on the Ford Explorer was my favorite ever! I swear I wouldn’t drive any other model!

       The Ford Explorer was updated in 1995. Its design was made more curvier, and the headlamps were styled sympathetically to this appearance as well. It was a beautiful redesign. I absolutely loved it. In addition, the new wheels were quite hot too. Looking back through my mind at the new model, I would describe it as hip (it was was hip before “hip” became an aspiration in car design). Using words of the present to describe the past, I would say that the wheels were blingy too!

       Well, now, for 2011, Ford has reinvented the Ford Explorer again. It is another progression of a succession of hotness. I am really impressed with Ford’s new Explorer. The new Explorer is beautiful with a unique out-of-the-box design language. It also looks urban and is nearly “hip-hoppish” in appearance - predominantly in the bold look of the front fascia and other styling cues. The 2011 Ford Explorer is so hot in its basic design that once you slap on some aftermarket customization items on it, it appears immediately fit for a rap video - yeah you know that stuff that will make a car real popular! Some hip-hop musician needs to get this truck in a music video ASAP! Yeah! Because this 2011 Ford Explorer is hot!! Good work Ford! Keep it up!

One thing about the blacked-out A and B-pillars on the new Explorer, is that it lends the eye to pay less attention to the "excluded" (window area) and  more attention to the remaining body of the vehicle. And the remaining body of the Ford Explorer is comprised of new and innovative body language, such as the chiseled-like indentations into the body panels as noted in the first descriptive picture (above).

Okay now enjoy these hot pictures of the new 2011 Ford Explorer below....ummmm yummy! Pure deliciousness!

Customized Version
Customized Version
- Gebre Mesquitta