The History of Lamborghini

2015-lamborghini-huracan-front-three-quartersHi guys! It’s the Machine Maestro here with the history of Lamborghini.

Lamborghini started out as a tractor company, founded by Furrocio Lamborghini, and grew really fast. As soon as other people started realizing that there was a good market for tractors, the competition increased. Furrocio decided to start making super cars. His friends laughed at him and said, “Wow! Tractors to super cars – not possible!” Well, look at him now.

In late 1962 and early 1963, Ferruccio hired some of the best engineers and designers he knew and started making cars. His first model was the GTV 350. The car had a v12! It was a huge engine. When the car came to the auto show, it was a fantastic piece of machinery. The next car built was the GT 400. It sold about 273 cars.

Soon a concept car came about that they featured in another auto show – the Muria. This car was not expected to sell much but soon caught the attention of Nuccion Berone, an engineer and chassis designer. He began working for Lamborghini.

Lamborghini came out with more and more cars and became bigger and bigger, but I don’t think I have the time to talk about all of them. A few of the more well-known cars are the Islero, Jalapa, Jarma, and the Countach.

Later, they came out with the Diablo and the im002. The im002 was a truck designed for military purposes. Only kings and actors bought it. At this time, the Diablo was the car they were focusing on. They kind of left the im002 in the dust. The Diablo was their Bugatti of the year. They made three known versions and sold lots of Diablos.

Soon after, they brought out the Murcielago. This piece of Lamborghini history brought us a fast car that was quite a luxury king. But even Lamborghini was not satisfied.

Soon they had yet more cars – the GALLORDO, AVENTADOR, REVENTON and more concept cars. The most recent car was the HURICAN. This car is a mix between the Gallardo and the Aventador in my opinion. The car is extremely fast and ferocious. But the only downfall is the safety features. The car on a track with the so-called “all features off button” does not turn off the safety features. So on a track, the car either really under-steers or really over-steers. But I am happy they have come out with the HURICAN.

My opinion is that Lamborghini has been a great car company and will be one of my favorite car companies forever.

So I guess that’s it for now.  See you guys soon!

Posted by: Machine Maestro

Boa Constrictor

Boa ConstrictorThis is Officer Fauna in southeast Asia. Yesterday I went on a nature hike to see some epic reptiles and snakes. As I was hiking, I was barely able to see a boa constrictor that was hiding up in the branches of the forest canopy. Its scales disguised it as just another branch. I estimated its length at 15 feet. It looked like it was waiting for some prey–perhaps a rat or other small animal. I was surprised by its ability to bend 180 degrees and look behind itself. After a little while, it decided to seek its meal elsewhere. It easily slipped through the branches as it left. After a little more walking, I saw a different constrictor that had just caught something and was squeezing it to death. It was a gruesome sight, but each creature has its own way of eating. So I decided to stay and watch how it swallowed its meal whole. I think next week I should find some herbivores to observe…

Posted by: OFFICER FAUNA

Tasmanian Devils

100916-tasmaniandevilIt was a long flight from Canada to Australia. But I can probably see some cool animals. My plane landed in Hobart, on the island of Tasmania. I chose this spot so I could get to one of the national parks sooner, and I started my explorations in Tasman National Park. As I was walking on a trail, I saw a black ball of fur asleep under some bushes. I wondered if this could be the creature I had been researching in Canada, the famous Tasmanian Devil. From a closer distance, I could see some white fur in the middle of the black. Yes! It is the Tasmanian Devil! Only found in this part of the world, this carnivorous marsupial has a gigantic appetite. As it eats bugs, birds, small mammals, and other animals, it never leaves one shred of its food behind, including bones, fiber, fur and fluff. I had read that they only hunt at night, so I didn’t expect to see anything eaten right now. Perhaps if I come back tonight, I’ll hear their devilish screeches as they hunt for their next feast. See you next time in Southeast Asia with some reptilian research.

Posted by: OFFICER FAUNA

M240

m240_slrThe M240 machine gun has been firing for the US Armed Forces since 1970. It was mainly manned by infantry units, but is mounted on vehicles too. The M240 uses mostly disintegrating belts which means after the bullet has been shot, the belt disintegrates. It has 26,000 MRBF (Mean Rounds Before Failure), which is quite high for its weight. The M240 has a weight of about 25 lbs.! The M240 fires 7.62 mm bullets. Clearly this machine gun is very cool and very deadly!

Posted by: MILITARY MECHANIC

The Olympic Games

olympic-torch-greeceThe Olympics is one of the most well known tournaments in the world. Ever wondered where it came from? It came from Greece. People came from all around to see the competition. The Olympics started because people thought the gods liked it. The winner of each event got a laurel wreath, which was basically a crown of leaves. One time, a runner lost his loincloth and kept running. Then the Greeks decided the men that competed in events in the Olympics would run without clothing. I know – disgusting! The Greeks held the Olympics every four years, just like we do today.

Posted by: TIME TRAVELER

Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro Black Concept.  X08SV_CH005Hi! It’s the Machine Maestro here with another amazing vehicle – “The Camaro”. This piece of automotive history began production in 1966-1967. Produced from Chevrolet under GM motors, the vehicle has undergone five stunning stages. The car first entered the market in 1966 to compete against the Mustang! It entered the second stage in 1970. The chassis was basically the same, but the body underwent cosmetic changes. In 1982 Chevy brought out a muscle car for drag racing and street cruising. Then, yet again in 1993, they gave us the  fourth generation Camaro to enjoy and love.

Sadly, in 2002 the Camaro was discontinued. In 2009, however, Camaro fans begged, and Chevrolet came out with my personal favorite – the Camero SS fifth generation. These cars usually top in at about 323 to 580 horsepower. I hope you enjoyed learning a little about this fantastic car – “The Camaro”. See you soon! 😀

Posted by: MACHINE MAESTRO

Never Give Up Hope

0440402832The Door In The Walis a story by Marguerite De Angeli published by Double Day Dell Books. This is a story of Robin’s fate. He gets sick after his parents leave home to take care of errands. The story is set during and after the Black Death in the time of the Middle Ages. When people encounter obstacles there is always a door.

John-Go-In-The-Wynd is a tall middleaged minstrel who earns his keep by playing music, Brother Luke is a monk who is open to help the public, and Robin (the main character) goes from a weak person both in education and strength to a boy who can read and can swim extremely well. Robin becomes ill and that leaves his legs crippled. He travels to hospice and is treated well by the monks who live there. The climax appears when the castle goes under siege. The resolution kicks in when his father rescues the castle and the people realize that a young courageous boy was the one who really saved the castle. Obstacles can make us stronger. 

This story teaches us a message of courage and hope. The writer’s style makes the plot and details clear. Because he became sick and learned to swim, when Robin swam across the moat the enemy let him by because they could not imagine a cripple would be a threatThe author, Marguerite De Angeli, tells the readers that there is always a door in the wall when there is difficulty.

Posted by: ADAM JONES

Beavers!

beaver-carbon-storage-537x405This is Officer Fauna in the woodlands of northern Canada. I’ve been seeing a lot of animals, including many water-dwellers that live in rivers and streams. I’ve spied a few deer, and I’m guessing there are many more deeper in the brush. Beavers are pretty common because I’ve seen at least five just this morning. I even saw a tree fall down due to a beaver gnawing so much of the trunk that it cracked and fell! And I’ve seen a beaver dam. As I looked closer, I could see that there was at least one entrance to the lodge. When I walked farther down the stream, I observed another engineering beaver building its dam. It used mud to help the sticks adhere to the dam. But when it saw me, it quickly slapped its tail in the water to warn all of the other beavers of danger, and it swam away so quickly that my observations were interrupted. As it disappeared beneath the water, I could see that it had a broad, flat tail, unlike other rodents. Seeing the cozy lodges of the beavers, I decided to rejoin my dad in our cozy little house in the woods. Maybe I’ll curl up by the fire and do some research on Tasmania. I can’t wait to learn about the fascinating marsupials that live there.

Posted by: OFFICER FAUNA

The Great Plains of Africa

cute-giraffe-wallpapersThis is Officer Fauna in the Great Plains of Africa with some intriguing facts about animals. I was out in my jeep late in the afternoon when I heard a big roar that I estimated was coming from about a mile away. So I decided to investigate and see what I might encounter. When I got close enough, I spotted some lions on the hunt for some zebra. The large-rumped zebras hadn’t noticed the lions yet, so they were still grazing on patches of sweet grass. Suddenly I saw the lions jump out from the bushes and attack. It was a long chase, but after a little while they caught one and started to enjoy their bloody feast. As the lions were eating, some hyenas came along and decided they wanted to have some, too. They attempted to join the feast, but the hungry lions didn’t want to share and turned their attention to getting the hyenas away. The lions had an advantage because their thick manes protected them from the hyenas’ jaws. The hyenas retreated, whimpering from their war wounds. After that I decided to go on and see what else I could observe. I found some trees with giraffes nearby. As I watched them eat, I noticed that they all had curious blue tongues! Their very tall necks, made of many more neck bones than humans have, helped them reach the leafy, yummy leaves at the tops of the trees. They didn’t even seem to mind some thorns on the trees. I would guess that their tongue and the skin in their mouths is much tougher than the outer skin. And I discovered that though they all had brown spots, the patterns were unique to each giraffe. Just then I received a text from my father in the woodlands of Canada, asking if I could come for a visit. That’s where you’ll hear from me next!

Posted by: OFFICER FAUNA