Category Archives: Automotive

Weird Car Crash At Beirut’s Entrance

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Pic from SawtLebnan

I missed this huge car crash by 10 minutes luckily today but I couldn’t help but wonder how it happened. Traffic is at its peak at this point which is next to the Forum De Beyrouth so you can’t possibly speed there. Someone also tweeted a picture of one of the cars involved in the crash and it looks like it hit something at high speed.

via Tarek

Update: Here are more pictures of the crash shared by Wael





Lebanese Drifter Jad Himo Wins Red Bull Car Park Drift Regional Finals in Dubai

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Congrats to Lebanese Drifter Jad Himo for winning the Red bull Car Park Drift Regional Finals held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Jad had won the Red Bull CPD finals in Lebanon back in July and qualified to the regional finals. Jordanian Othman Al Takriti came second and Ali Al Abloudi from Oman completed the podium.

Here are two videos, one showing Jad Himo’s winning run in Dubai and the other showing his winning run in Lebanon. Let’s hope the regional finals go back to Beirut next year.

Jad Himo Winning Run – Red Bull CPD Regional Finals – Dubai 2013

Jad Himo Winning Run – Red Bull CPD Lebanon 2013

Old Beirut Metro Map

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This is a fictional map created by David Hury on his blog “Chroniques Beyrouthines” an old map showing how the Metro could have been in Beirut. Metros and trains are much needed in Lebanon to cut down on traffic and congestion in the cities but we won’t be having any of them anytime soon, even if we manage to extract oil.

While looking for pictures of old Beirut, I found this fictional Metro map from 2009 on MappingBeirut. It was created in order to “add another virtual layer to the psychological and physical labyrinth of the city, focusing on the ever-present demarcation lines that were splitting Beirut during the long period of the civil war, and its relation to the social environment in post-war Beirut.” You can check the full post [Here].

Metro Map1

Let’s see how long we’ll keep waiting for the train, or metro to come.