Category Archives: Automotive

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.


Haifa Wehbe Ambassador for Road and Security

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Let’s hope Haifa’s sister will stop blocking roads and causing trouble after this campaign. I also hope we won’t have more accidents from people looking at Haifa posters lol!

On a serious note, traffic accidents are still on the rise in Lebanon so any awareness campaign that might reach out to a bigger audience is more than welcome.

Haifa Wehbe was appointed on Friday as the Lebanese Communications Ambassador for Humanitarian issues, with a main priority of raising awareness among Lebanese youth against the use of mobile phones while driving.

The star will take part in an awareness campaign under the slogan “Don’t Text and Drive,” Agence France-Presse reported.

The campaign will be plugged through social networks in order to draw the attention to the seriousness of phone use while driving and reduce traffic accidents caused as a result. [AlBawaba]