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Monday, 27 March 2017

What's With Serbs And Their Obsession With Necrophilia, Fucking Babies & Making New Born Porn? (aka Fuck Like A Serbo)







They keep telling me how how great a scene it is and how to fuck like a true Serb and how it's a big Serb cultural thing, but I'm just really not into newborn porn. Is there some subliminal message behind the above scene that is pertaining to something relative to anatomy, Serb culture and anatomy again? Hmmm? I guess you'll need to watch the film to find out.






REAL LIFE TRUE SERBIAN CULTURE SHOWS ITS FACE & REASON FOR EXISTING IN AVANTE-GARD SERB ART FILM.






Well, you're probably thinking this is a weird post to do here, especially on Sunday. (Because regular readers of this blog will know that lately I've been doing "Photo Of The Day" posts over the past few "Televangelist Sundays" See my previous Top 10-Reasons Croatia Doesnt Have Televangelists post for more about that)

Anyway, from a viewpoint from someone living in Canada. I've never seen this film and don't plan too.  Perhaps you're thinking I made it up to be shocking or put someone or something in a negative light, I assure though Im not making anything up. The main thing is that I really don't care about Serbian films or the Serbian film industry or even the Serbian Testicle Festival, (which is also a real thing), not interested in watching it even a little bit. I don't know or care about where they got their movie making customs from but it's just really not preferred form of entertainment. Actually, I'm not even going to talk or comment about the film at all. The only reason I'm putting this here is because for a number of years now, especially since starting this blog, lots of Serbs keep telling me how great "A Serbian Film" is, how it the greatest art film, it's this and that, amazing, spectacular, remarkable, astounding etc and so on.





THE WORLDWIDE FILM PRODUCERS RUMOURS OVER THE YEARS ARE APPARENTLY TRUE...THAT SERBS HAVE SMALL BABY SIZED PENISES.





Even during my time in Calgary a few years ago, the Serbs kept telling me how great "A Serbian Film" is, on the bus, in the malls, the coffee shops, pubs, library, emails, even coming around where I lived and calling me on the phone to specifically remind me again and again how great and amazing "A Serbian Film" is and that I should post about it. (Then I looked into it a little bit and found out it's not my kind of thing at all like I said, some of the plot highlights reminded me of some of the actual real life shit going in some in some countries even today, you probably know which ones, and in parts of the Middle East also) After a while I just started to wish they were the new born baby that was fucked just like in the movie, fucked by an elephant or hippopotamus or whatever, and then stepped on afterwards, then even eaten afterwards by some wild animals for the ultimate new born porn film climax ever made, maybe then even sex with the animals poop afterwards for the most excellent superb best ultimate Serb new born porn ever made in the history of movies. (Hey, that sounds like a good plot for a film down the road actually.."A Serbian Milkshake Film", it has a certain je ne sais quoi about it) Basically, if it's such a great Serbian film and the apex of art films, then why aren't you at home jerking off to it or with the neighbours kids like most people and film directors do? How come nobody I know went out and bought the soundtrack? Why not just simply wear "A SERBIAN FILM" tee which would make the most sense? (Actually come to think of it, I just may have seen David and Victoria Beckham and their kids wear A SERBIAN FILM when they visited Euro Disney)








That's a pretty good idea actually when you think about it, because years ago when I was a teen I had a Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" movie poster tee that I would wear once in a blue moon, usually when mowing the lawn, jogging or going to the local park to play tennis, soccer or bike along the trial. Oh sure that film had graphic violence in it too, but it was very creative, artsy and philosophical even, they even used parts of the plot in some Simpson's episodes believe it or not. And then years later I even had one of those classic Bela Lugosi movie poster tee's also that I would wear once in a while, usually just around the house, ooooh, it was a scary tee too. (Well not really, but it sure was a cool classic horror movie film tee) After all, he had those wacked out crazy spellbinding eyes and those things he used to do with his fingers while gazing his spine tingling and chilling unearthly stare at the camera, that stare of his hypnotized maidens to fall under his power and become his slaves, supposedly it was a pure frikin diabolical evil stare that's for sure, example, (They didn't call him Hollywood's Dark Prince for nothing after all) He may have really been from the undead actually when you really think about it. (I read somewhere that he could give people heart attacks and cause fainting right through the screen with those eerie otherworldly eyes and penetrating stare, now that's a diabolical stare)





Like I said, even after all their pleading I still haven't watched it or have any plans to. (but I think that's some kind of rudimentary Serbian dildo or something from the looks of it, probably the scene where...who the hell knows)





Now, every once in a while when I Google for photos and images related to something I'm doing, and not necessarily always related to this blog by far. (I do other things besides this blog), then I will sometimes come across very visual and graphic images of blood, violence and various so-called gruesome images related to a whole range of topics. Quite often the images are linked to bestgore.com and liveleak.com just to name a few. (Except in those cases the images are documented and real, many times related to things going on in the news right now, and also not in the news too, stuff like accidents and murders, vendettas and revenge massacres that your local television news program won't touch, usually because it clashes with the celeb news, sports scores, partly cloudy and chance of rain news, and lots of commercials too. The truth simply does not sell lots of snacks and soft drink commercials time)





The scene where that guy does that thing and acts all Serbian from the highly acclaimed and award winning "A Serbian Film".





Once in a while I'll even hit the link to find out more, find out exactly what the image is about and the story behind it. You know, like how the hell did he get his head and face to look like that? Did it get eaten by a shark? Did he eat a grenade instead of an avocado by accident? Did he fall asleep under an elevator? How did his eyeballs, face and legs end up all the way over there but his penis, toes and arms on top of the mailbox? I gotta find out what happened to his guy. (You have to be over 18 though, the warnings say that they are graphic images or video footage and that you must be at least 18 to enter. I've seen some footage that would probably make you not want to eat ravioli, rare roast beef or even a hot dog with ketchup ever again, not even look at ground beef at the grocer store)





Apparently the best time for a Serb to fuck a baby is when freshly popped out of a Serbian cunt, because it's fresher. (I recommend for the Serb to fuck their mother so later they can butt-fuck their own son or daughter, it just makes more sense)





For this reason I don't get all squeamish about seeing blood or graphic real life images, not even squished bugs or dead squirrels on the road, (I also helped gut some pigs and kill some chickens on the farm in Croatia when I was younger)...so watching "A Serbian Film" would not be a problem, I'm just not interested and don't particularly care to watch it. I have my own particular preferences when it comes to art films and movies basically, just like my menu choices, hairstyle choices, jeans brand choices and other choices. You however, are most welcome to Google the reviews and read or just watch it, by all means. (I read however that the only place where the film received rave reviews was in Brazil, but then again down they're known for producing tons of those shit eating videos also, so that's not all that surprising. And they coincidentally are the same ones who've been trying to sell me various Brazil gay horse fuck videos which I'm not into either)...Haiti, Nigeria, a few of the American southern states and of course the current ISIS, ISIL or whatever they're called now states.





Yep, there's definitely no doubt about it that's for sure, this is most definitely A SERBIAN FILM. that's for sure and you can't deny it. I don't know what sex move that is, but the main thing is that it's A SERBIAN FILM and the Serb woman is seen enjoying herself. (It's very important to remember that because it says so right in the title so you don't forget and always remember that it's most definitely.....A SERBIAN FILM)





I should add though, there was just the one time years ago when perhaps I just may have in the very back of my mind just quite possibly thought about renting and watching the movie, (the local parking lot crowd and Tim Hortons coffee shop crowd kept talking about it all the time, talking about how after watching it they went home and fucked they're baby, and how they would usually fuck their baby on weekends after coming home with timbits and their  coffees, sometimes give some tidbits to their baby before fucking it real good and hard) It was when I used to live near downtown and right after I had walked through an alleyway shortcut on the way home from the local crappy adult alcoholic beverage emporium called...I forget what it was named actually, it had a stupid name and smelled like puke and piss in the washroom all the time anyway, usually blood and syringes at the outside smoking area also, one of the popular drinking emporiums in the area. (I took a cab from that local supposedly "bar/adult beverage emporium" because I had 2 or 3 too many martinis with my beer, it was ladies night too but there were no ladies there, ladies-ish perhaps but I think they were men, in some way anyway but it's not the same thing, and the martinis made things better while watching the ultra boring and pointless spectacles going on around me)...and there were these two older guys wearing lumberjackets, local football team teeshirts and crappy dirty no-name sneakers, (not the most well kept hair styles either, just sort of everywhere, grungy baseball hat on the one guy and a camo type hat on the other one, I''m pretty sure he was never in the military, but it didn't really help their cause whatever their cause or point was or could have been, they actually looked a lot like a couple slimy and grubby Serb chetniks but with just different caps, it was all a pretty unfortuitous creepy scene) and the one chap, fellow, guy, bub, whatever, was grinding the other chap up the ass beside a large garbage bin, I was about 25 feet away but it still smelled funky. I ignored them and kept walking, passing the local corner pimp and drug dealer who only came out at night to high five his odd acquaintance, although I saw all of them a week later at the downtown mall library, they were wearing the same clothes but talking sports scores and about looking forward to going home to fuck their babies or the neighbours babies because it was real tight and felt so good and it was cheap on the wallet on Friday nights after coming back from the drinking emporium) but then when I got home I instead did some channel surfing, ordered a pizza and eventually put on another movie trying to forget the alleyway spectacle and that nights sight seeing adventure and the local adult beverage and entertainment emporium. I think it was a Roman Polanski film on television if memory serves me correctly, and so that was that.





Were these Serb cannibal gangsters also baby fuckers? this could very we'll be the case. Also why eat them? Why not just grind them up like hamburger meat and feed them to the dogs, maybe then use the dog poop with some added spices to make burger patties, then pass them around to people, not eat them. This is the kind of tradition that comes from those shitty desert countries where they're constantly blowing themselves up and are always hacking off one thing or another. See also whats-up-with-serrb-cannibal-gangsters?





I know that in Serbia for centuries during the Ottoman empire that lots of strange people moved in, all kinds and lots of foreigners crawled in and settled bringing in lots of weird customs, traditions and odd ways etc, even right into Dar Al Jihad. Plenty of Serb women were sleeping around with the foreign enemies and armies occupying their lands, it's a known fact that even as their very own neighbours were being pillaged, raped and taken into slavery, the Serb women sold themselves willingly and gladly for a few shiny coins and trinkets or even just for nothing, then later buying those very same neighbours goats or property with their newly found/earned "Judas coins." Just really pathetic, this is probably why the men had to resort to fucking babies in the first place. (We have words for them types in civilized European countries) But you have to remember an important fact, that's not Croatian history, or Slovenian, Macedonian, Czech, Polish, Slovak, Russian or even Bulgarian history, traditions, customs or civilization and civilizational heritage. That's your world, not our world.





Like usual Serbs singing about killing, raping and probably baby fucking also after the cameras stopped rolling.






Well, that's about it. I quickly Googled around and found a few sights where you can find out more. You can read the information yourself if you want. Watch it, don't watch it. I don't really care. The Serbs telling me over years how great a film it is must mean something, so maybe you should watch it so you don't miss out on it. Have a pizza night while watching, extra sauce and sausage. Heck, you can even try out some of the film scenes if you want, it really doesn't matter to me. Let me know how it turned out though, leave some comments or send some photos if you want, maybe I'll post them. I don't care. It's all for the benefit of the reader after all, and I don't want you to miss out on quite possibly the greatest art film ever made, and that's the main thing.





 I lucked out and found some recent footage of Serbs travelling around on trains probably looking for babies to fuck. Self-explanatory I think.  (Also, you will see similar Serbs hanging around various coffee shops and burger joints on this side of the pond and they will probably try to fuck your baby when you're not looking. That's just FYI)

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(The Serbs around here really hate this blog, because it's not about them I suppose. I'll probably post it again down the road, so as to help the Serbian film industry, maybe even pass out free DVDs of the film outside a local Serb church, really spread the arts and Serb culture. Now you can't say I'm not doing my part for Serbian thespanism and the Serb film industry can you?)




Related: www.imdb.com/serbianfilmsynopsis

wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Serbian_Film




 Rape, necrophilia, sex after chopping heads and newborn sexual abuse...it will make you want to be a Serb and give you an appetite, pass the popcorn. (Note - I went to a culinary college in the past also, so always make sure your knife or hatchet is very sharp and able to split hairs which makes everything easier and shuts the baby up pretty quick. That's culinary college rule number one and it makes things a lot easier. Also don't overdo it with the butter and salt on the popcorn either because it'll give you high cholesterol, that's important too)







Friday, 17 March 2017

Free Skiing At Sljeme Begins &...Zagreb Bears Hockey Back In EBEL (& More)







A night skiing scene at Sljeme Ski Resort Medvednica mountain near Zagreb. Image: www.vecernji.hr/Jurica Galoić/Pixsell.





I don't really do sports stories anymore for some time, but then I thought what the heck. It's about more than just about a sports score, sports trade or a sports statistic, plus I have a skiing and hockey past also. The first part isn't really news because it happens every year around this time and will only mainly affect skiers/snowboarders in the city of Zagreb area, but the related news story is pretty cool and good to know about the future of skiing around the city of Zagreb, and of the annual FIS Alpine World Cup slalom races that take place there.

In a way this reminds me of something I once read in a skiing magazine, or maybe it was Esquire or National Geographic magazine, it might have even been Playboy magazine because they have lots of interesting articles about lots of topics, it was a some kind of magazine I read somewhere anyway. It was something to the effect that in this day and age a nation can very simply be judged to be progressively civilized or not by 8 basic things, those being the quality of their...cafes and pastries, beers/wines/liquors-liquers, fashion industry (including high heel and lingerie/bikini styles), shampoos and hair conditioners, art galleries, ballerinas, their restaurant wait times and the state of it's ski slopes. Those magazine people always know what they're talking about so this is actually more important than I originally thought. (Come to think of it, I've even come across plenty of pics over the years of professional women skiers when they're not skiing, and they really were wearing high heels, hanging around cafes and restaurants and even in bikinis in the summer having drinks, heck I've even seen plenty of pics of women skiing even while wearing a bikini at the same time, so I guess it's really true. (example, which should be a possible future consideration I think, perhaps even an annual event for after the Zagreb alpine slalom races are over, they can even make it a charity event and have the donations go to the "Red Nosed Clown Doctors" or better yet the "Kale Freedom Foundation", "Affordable Plastic Surgery & Selfie Sticks For Celebs", the "Animal Voting Rights Defense League", "Crack For Critters", "Hamburgers Anonymous", "Bibles For Japan", "Friends of Sandwiches Society" or these days the very popular "Adopt-A-Celeb Fund" or whatever. (there's lots of charities out there to choose from that will gladly take the donations, I highly recommend Crack for Critters or Friends of Sandwiches because there really are lots of people without sandwiches and critters paying too high prices for crack that don't get enough exposure in the media). I think so anyway, because they already do similar things in the summer so it's just add the skis and maybe a hat and that's it)

Here's an interesting Croatian skiing trivia fact of the day since already on the topic: (courtesy of www.skijanje.hr)...the first official ski club in Croatia was actually formed in Rijeka and founded in 1885, which is actually 10 years before even one was formed in more snowier Zagreb in 1895. (perhaps sounding like a mind-boggling lie but it's true). And the first official skiing competition race was held at a ski slope on Učka just outside the town of Opatija in 1897, (yep that's not a typo, that Opatija), also the first locally manufactured skis were made in 1911 as well as the first official Croatian ski camp was held at Mrkopalj in 1913.


As for the second recent Zagreb Bears hockey news story it's also good to know. (because soon people will stop whining about the snow and cold and will then start whining about the heat and humidity, and that means that it's going to be almost time to get ready for the start of the hockey season again)...


Firstly, the skiing season is almost over so Ski Resort Sljeme decided to make skiing free and available to everyone starting yesterday, March 16, and lasting right up until the end of the skiing season.

You can go skiing every day, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., while night skiing is also available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.


But the following related news is what was more interesting, that a big makeover for Sljeme is on the horizon which will greatly improve the facilities, ski slopes and future of the annual FIS Alpine World Cup Slalom races that take place there every January. The Zagreb stop on the FIS Alpine World Cup circuit is a very prestigious event and anything that improves it is great news to me. (see 50th-fis-world-cup-skiing-anniversary-zagreb from January for more if this is new to you)

According to recent City of Zagreb press releases there will be a newer upper station for cable cars (4 person ski lifts), 10 person gondolas direct from ground level to the mountain top, a sports hall addition at the onsite ski chalet Tomislav Dom Hotel, a heliport to pick up injured skiers, a lookout and restaurant in the TV tower, a trail for summer sledding, an adventure park….and that’s not all. A new artificial lake, an expansion of the ski slopes, and reconstruction of the ski lifts will completely transform the look of Sljeme as we currently know it, Večernji List reported on February 1st.

The “Peak zone" and "Ski complex”, which make up a total area of 115 hectares, are the first areas for urban planning as they are the highest importance so far. Their main goal, explained the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning (MoCPP), is to increase the content of Sljeme, and thus the number of visitors to the top of the mountain. What may change, according to the current urban planning, is that existing buildings will be redeveloped so that, for example, the current upper station for the ski lifts will serve as an information and educational point.

Also work on a newer Sljeme cableway has already begun according to reports from zagreb.info in February 2017. The current Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandić marked the official beginning of works on the demolition of the old cableway at Sljeme mountain near Zagreb in February.





The ski lifts today near the top of Medvenica mountain at the main Crveni spust. (Red downhill) at Sljeme. Planned reintroduction of cable cars and 10 person gondolas will mean no driving necessary and being able to travel to the mountain top directly from ground level.




The investment, which includes the removal of the old cableway and cleaning of corridors for the extended cableway route, is worth about 4.5 million kuna. The completion of this phase of the project is planned for 15 June 2017. The new cableway should then be finished by summer next year.

The main phase of the project will include the construction of facilities at the lower and upper stations of the cableway route. The final cost amount will be known in summer, when a separate competition will be announced for that part of the project by city authorities.





Aerial view of the Zagreb FIS World Cup slalom races finish line, attracting up to 25,000 spectators it is one of the largest and the most visited races on the World Cup calendar and broadcast to over 250 million households around the world. 




It was estimated that repairs would be unprofitable so the old cableway hasn't been used since 2007. The old cableway had 90 four-person cabins and could transport 450 people per hour in one direction from the near the bottom of the mountain. The speed was 3 m/s, and a one-way trip lasted 23 minutes, with the maximum height above ground while travelling at 65 metres.

The project's newer cable cars will be able to transport 1500 people per hour, consisting of 84 gondolas which can accommodate 10 people each, and travel from the low ground level station station to the mountain top station in only 16.5 minutes. This means local residents and foreign guests will be able to even take a Zagreb Tram directly from downtown with their skis and reach the ski slopes without having to do any driving. According to www.24sata.hr tenders for the gondolas has already started at a cost of about 20 million euros.





From a recent 3D presentation, the new cable cars will be able to transport 1500 people per hour, consisting of 84 gondolas which can accommodate 10 people each, and travel from the low ground level station to the mountain top Sljeme station in only 16.5 minutes. More information and the 3D presentation at www.vecernji.hr.




The new cable way however is just one element of a much more extensive project for development of the Sljeme mountain.

"This will give the possibility of office or administrative space,” said the Ministry, who added that there are also plans to reconstruct the TV tower so that it will house a new catering facility at the top of the lookout point. The lookout Vidikovac will also be madeover with an update to the existing restaurant, and the underground floor will accommodate ski clubs, storage equipment for the ski slopes and ambulance and duty service HGSS (Hrvatska gorska služba spašavanja/Croatian Mountain Rescue Service).




The nearby onsite ski chalet Tomislavov Dom Hotel is also planned to get upgrades including a new sports hall addition.




A look at some of the early preparations and behind the scenes well before the FIS Alpine World Cup slalom races take place at Sljeme in January.









In addition to winter, special attention will be paid for the summer amenities - and it looks as though the Tomislavov Hotel will accommodate an adrenaline park, and the current “Red Slope” (Crveni spust) will be used for summer sledding in the warmer months, added the Ministry.

Also the upper station of the Red downhill slope will be repaired, while the upper station of the Green slope will plan on getting new facilities. On the location Brijest there are plans to build a resort and "reconstruction to improve the functionality and technical conditions" as well as updating the "Snow Queen" apartment house, the Prekratić house, MUP transmitter, Zeljeznicar and resort Grofica will all also be repaired and other nearby buildings. The current ski lifts on the mountain top at the Sljeme Ski Resort will still be used. This news will also definitely ensure that the annual "FIS Alpine World Cup Snow Queen and King Trophy" slalom races remain as one of the most popular on the FIS World Cup Skiing circuit calendar, and becomes even a better world class event.





From a previous post HERE, a few years ago even CNN International cameras and crew arrived to film a feature for their Alpine Edge report series, a report series dedicated to the world’s most famous Audi FIS Ski World Cup venues. Zagreb-Sljeme joined the series of famous ski resort meccas and Audi FIS Ski World Cup host-venues such as Val d’Isere (FRA), Wengen, Lenzerheide (SUI) and Schladming, Kitzbühel (AUT), bringing the slalom races to their worldwide TV audience.



A recent scene from the 50th FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing Anniversary and "Legends" event that also took place at Sljeme this past January. Not only a great promotion of skiing in Croatia, but also of the sport of skiing to the world in general, so another valid reason to proceed with the Sljeme upgrades and additions. (broadcasted live by Austrian ORF, Swiss SRF, Swedish SVT, British BBC, Japanese J Sports, American NBC, and the pan-European TV network Eurosport). Full story at 50th-fis-world-cup-skiing.anniversary-zagreb.




In 2013, the Snow Queen Trophy races were admitted to the Club5 Ski Classics, which gathers traditional organizers of the FIS Ski World Cup races. Zagreb has thus joined the company of the leading organizers of the FIS Ski World Cup races, including Val Gardena, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Kitzbühel, Wengen and Val d’Isere. Annually TV stations in over 25 countries of Europe, North America and Asia broadcast the races by Eurosport Europe, Eurosport Asia and ESPN Latin and South America, while news reports and features are transmitted in an additional 50 other countries together reaching more than 250 million households around the world.





The upgrades and additions will also make it easier for more people to attend the races as well as the various day and evening events on the mountain between the races.




For those unfamiliar with this topic, the FIS Snow Queen (Croatian: Snježna kraljica) trophy is a World Cup alpine ski race in Croatia. The men's and women's slalom races take place on the Crveni Spust (Red Slope) Medvednica mountaintop at the Sljeme-Medvenica Ski Resort just north of Zagreb, every year in early January. The women's Snow Queen alpine race debuted in 2005 and the men's event was added three years later in 2008, with the winner being crowned the Snow King. Besides the city events in Moscow and Munich, it is the only World Cup event held in the vicinity of a large metropolitan area.

Its current prize fund of €120,000 is one of the largest prize funds on the World Cup circuit and the races have been known to attract up to 25,000 spectators, making it one of the largest and the most visited races on the World Cup calendar. The trophy is a crystal crown with past winners' names imprinted on it. At the award ceremony, the winner is presented with a cloak and sits on a throne like a queen, and a king. The race was originally called "Golden Bear" (Croatian: Zlatni Medvjed), but from the 2006 event the name was changed in honour of Janica Kostelić, whose victories in the sport helped popularize skiing in Croatia and also paved the way for the World Cup race to be included as a premier competition for alpine skiing.


Another interesting Croatian fact of the day for the boys and girls, the mentioned Medvednica mountain and park that Sljeme is located on, and the below Medveščak Zagreb hockey club, (named after the Upper Town Medveščak neighbourhood district) all ultimately derive their name from the standard Croatian word Medvjed which means "Bear." As well as the nearby 800 year old medieval Medvedgrad fortress castle which means "City of Bears/Bear Town." That's because centuries ago and especially during the middle ages, the surrounding area was known for it's large bear popuation. (which most likely explains the hockey team logo also)





A scene during the annual Zagreb FIS Alpine World Cup slalom races at Sljeme.




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Zagreb Bears Hockey Club (KHL Medveščak Zagreb) Confirmed To Play In Central European EBEL Again For 2017/18 Season




A Medveščak Zagreb (Zagreb Bears) home game at Zagreb Arena.





And this recent story I also found not that surprising, I thought even last year they might play the 2016/17 season back in the EBEL. The KHL has expanded over the last year now with a lot more travelling extending to even a team in China and all the way to Khabarovsk at the Pacific. Their EBEL games will be much closer to home against the other more familiar Central European regional teams that they've already played against, plus with the political situations going on there especially since first joining it will be much less complicated, so they're better off playing in their Central European roots. (Maybe they can ask Serbia to send the KHL a team instead along with these specimens as backup defencemen). The EBEL season is currently 44 regular season games and the KHL is 60 regular season games, so there will definitely be way less travelling expenses and other related costs involved.

KHL Medveščak Zagreb (Croatian: Klub hokeja na ledu Medveščak Zagreb) or known simply as the Zagreb Bears hockey club, are made up of Croatian as well as other European and North American players, (since it's a club team, although a number of the Croatian players are also on the Croatian National Hockey team also), and during their time in EBEL previously they made some great historic moments, filled their arenas many times and developed a sizeable dedicated fan base and following, they were in the world news a few times, got invited to the Spengler Cup for the first time which was a prestigious 1st (often cited as the oldest invitational ice hockey tournament in the world), they played hockey in a 2000 year old arena (yep you read that right) and they even broke another Guinness World Record along the way for indoor arena cheering decibels at 132.1. (well, that's a fan cheering record but still, see links at bottom)

(I should note that Croatia isn't a recent jumper on the hockey bandwagon either, in case people think ice hockey is out of place or just very recently new in Croatia. (Here is your Croatian hockey history lesson of the day). It was on November 9, 1935 that the Association for Skating and Ice Hockey was founded in Zagreb, although ice hockey in Croatia had already been inherent for some 30 years, considering that Dr Franjo Bučar, the father of Croatian sport, had founded a skating section in 1894 (Bučar already founded the Croatian Sports Federation in 1909 during the times that the Croatian lands were within what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and was President of the Croatian Sports Federation from 1914 to 1919. He also introduced a multitude of mainstream sports in Croatia, such as football, alpine skiing, ice skating and ice hockey, as well as gymnastics and fencing, even making history as the first Croatian athlete to perform at a ski competition by winning second place at a skiing competition in the Czech Republic in 1894. Today the Franjo Bučar State Award for Sport, the Republic of Croatia's highest award in the development of sport, is named in his honour, see also www.hrhokej.net). Zagreb Bears hockey club aren't all just Croatian players like on the Croatian national hockey team, a number of players on the roster over the years besides Croatians has also included other European players from the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Finland, Austria, Sweden, Slovakia, Russia, Germany, Switzerland as well as from North America, and that a number of Croatian hockey players likewise play for other teams and leagues on the continent.



The premier Croatian ice hockey club Zagreb Bears (Medveščak Zagreb) will compete again next season in the EBEL championship, the club announced recently.

EBEL Presidency confirmed in the beginning of March that Medveščak has fulfilled all conditions to join EBEL League again next season as a full member, and was confirmed by Medveščak on Wednesday, Jutarnji List reported on March 16, 2017.





Fans before a home game at Zagreb's Dom Sportova.



Besides Arena Zagreb the Bears also play home games at Dom Sportova, commonly called by supporters the "Bear's Den".




“I thank all EBEL clubs and the Presidency who enabled us to compete in this championship and I look forward to see next season on Zagreb ice matches of Bears with the best clubs in the region – Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Czechia and now Italy. We will certainly strive for Medveščak to remain a formidable opponent and am certain our fans will continue to enjoy professional hockey and emotions it brings,” stated Medveščak President Damir Gojanović.

During four seasons in the KHL, Medveščak managed to once reach the playoffs. the Russian-led KHL is known as the second strongest hockey league in the world. Medveščak already previously competed in the Central European  EBEL from 2009 to 2013.





A scene from the annual outdoor Šalata Winter Classic at the Šalata Sports & Recreation Center in Zagreb.





Sources: iihf.com

www.medvescak.com



ZAGREB – Croatia’s leading hockey club, Medveščak Zagreb, is set to compete in Austria’s cross-border EBEL next season after four campaigns in the KHL.

The team, which also played in the Central European EBEL prior to stepping up to the KHL in 2013, was officially accepted as a member on 15 March.

Erste Bank Eishockey Liga president Peter Mennel welcomed the team back to the competition. “Medveščak was part of the league for four years and left lasting memories,” he said. “I’m happy that our current teams have voted in favour of the return. Fans can get ready for some more great games at Dom Sportova.”

Club president Damir Gojanovic talked up the prospect of a bright future for Medveščak in the EBEL. In an interview on the club’s website he said: “We will have an opportunity to compete against the best teams in Central Europe again from Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary and the Czech Republic. I believe we will be able to gather a competitive team and that our fans will enjoy good games and good results. I am grateful to the EBEL clubs and league Presidency for accepting our application.

“The Central European EBEL was the starting point of the revitalization of Medveščak and without the league, the new-look Medveščak that we have today would not exist.”

Medveščak’s four seasons in the KHL saw the team – and its enthusiastic fans at Zagreb’s Dom Sportova – win friends across the competition. Gojanovic regarded the experience as a success and was thrilled to have brought some of the world’s best players to Zagreb.





Every winter Dom Sportova becomes a literal Croatian hockey mecca.




“Dom Sportova witnessed the best possible hockey we could see or imagine and there is nothing better than it outside of North America,” he said. “Medveščak welcomed some of the biggest and best in the world – clubs like SKA, CSKA, Dynamo Moscow, Spartak, all true institutions of hockey, and players like Radulov, Kovalchuk, Mozyakin or Cheechoo, to name but a few. We brought some great players to Zagreb. If someone had told me we could do something like this in Zagreb, I’d have laughed in his face. But we did it, and our fans got to see top-class hockey.”

Alexander Medvedev, then the KHL president who welcomed Medveščak into the league, also felt that the club offered plenty during its time. “Medveščak created a competitive team in a North American style and offered a good test for our teams,” he told championat.com. “Let’s not forget how Medveščak started out, hammering CSKA Moscow 7-1 in its first game.

Prior to joining the KHL, Medveščak spent four seasons in the Central European EBEL. On two occasions, it reached the playoff semi-finals and in 2012 it finished second in the regular-season table. The club’s youth team still plays in the junior section of that competition.





A scene from the popular "Ice Fever" 4 team/4 day mid-season tournament that takes place at Arena Zagreb, a Croatian hockey mecca during the hockey season.





Source: www.erstebankliga.at



KHL Medveščak Zagreb will once again participate in Erste Bank Eishockey Liga in the 2017-18 campaign. The Croats, who were participants of the EBEL from 2009 till 2013, confirmed the granted eligibility.

With the application of KHL Medveščak Zagreb of the renewal to the EBEL for membership and granted by the EBEL in early March, the decision was based on an extensive examination of the requested documents and a due diligence process, the club now confirmed the return. From the 2009-10 season, Zagreb played four years in Erste Bank Eishockey Liga, achieving two quarter finals and two semifinals in their past Central European EBEL participation. Then the Bears switched to the Russian based Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), from where the Croats now return to Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. "KHL Medveščak Zagreb has been part of Erste Bank Eishockey Liga for four years and has left lasting memories.




A Zagreb Bears hockey game fan scene can at times seem sort of like soccer meets hockey. 




Highlights from the annual mid-season 4 day/4 team tournament "Ice Fever" during the 2011 EBEL season.




Highlights of a typical Zagreb Medveščak home game at Dom Sportova.




This is a rare behind the scenes look at the annual outdoor Šalata Winter Classic.




A brief sample of fans at a Zagreb Bears game, it's usually like that during most of the game.



Even Joulupukki – (the original authentic real Santa Claus from Finland, not the usually seen fake imposter Santa Clauses lurking around here and there) – recently came to Zagreb to watch a Zagreb Bears hockey game at the Bear's Den (Dom Sportova) in 2014 for the holidays.





I'm pleased that the current teams have decided in favour of a return. Hockey fans can prepare for great games at Dom sportova again," promises Erste Bank Eishockey Liga president Dr. Peter Mennel who speaks about the number of participants in the 2017-18 campaign, too: "The participation of KHL Medveščak Zagreb stands firm. Now the league clubs decide about the mode and number of teams until the last game of this season at latest."

The organizational team of Medveščak immediately starts preparations for the next Erste Bank Eishockey Liga season. “I would like to thank all the Central European EBEL clubs and the Presidency of the league for giving us an opportunity to compete in the EBEL Championship. We will do everything to make sure that Medveščak stays competitive in the championships“, said KHL Medveščak Zagreb president Damir Gojanovic.




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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Croatian Rimac Automobili To Work On New Aston Martin Hypercar With Red Bull Racing







The Concept_One all-electric production supercar by Croatian "Rimac Automobili" has been consistently outperforming much more expensive world famous high-performance race cars over the years and become an automotive industry real-life fairy tale story. The company founded by Mate Rimac (pronounced: Ma-tey Ree-mahts) has implemented new applications and technologies resulting in the world's first and fastest production all-electric vehicle.





All the local shootings, stabbings and drug overdoses are getting sort of boring, (all the celeb news is really not that interesting either, sub-par selfies and catfights etc, although the gangs shootings and crimes can at times be entertaining because sometimes there's hijinx captured on the hidden surveillance cameras footage sort of like a Cops meets a Maury Povich episode, so it's not a total boringfest I suppose). Anyway, I wasn't going to do this topic again because I already did a few posts previously with all the impressive stats, technology features and the behind the scenes story. But this recent news is now even more interesting and cooler for a few other reasons.

Firstly for those unfamiliar, last week the British luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin announced that Rimac Automobili will be one of their key technical partners for their new AM-RB_001 hypercar they are working on with Red Bull Racing (more specifically Red Bull Advanced Technologies). And as you already know, I mentioned before about the Croatian connection to Red Bull, that being the less well known Croatian descent factor of it's Austrian founder Dietrich Mateschitz. (from the coastal city of Zadar region, the whole Mateschitz-Matešić thing and more detailed interesting information at dietrich-mateschitz-next-time-you-drink-red-bull). That then was enough interesting reasons to do this topic again.

Last week Aston Martin, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing confirmed some of the key technical partners for their new AM-RB 001 project, Aston Martin said in a statement that...


Not content with commissioning the ultimate road-legal internal combustion engine, the AM-RB 001 also boasts a lightweight hybrid battery system supplied by Rimac. Acknowledged as world-leaders in high-performance battery technology, the Croatian-based company has showcased its capabilities with the innovative Concept-One: the world’s first – and fastest – all-electric hypercar.”


...and Mate Rimac, Founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili in a press release stated...


The opportunity to collaborate with Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies on such a groundbreaking project is a great honor for everybody at Rimac Automobili. At the same time – it is extremely challenging, as the performance and weight targets are on Formula 1 level while durability and safety need to satisfy the expectations and regulations of road cars. We are very proud of being a partner in this demanding but rewarding endeavor.”


Also another interesting fact to note since I last touched upon the topic, it seems Rimac has also been partners for a while now with the Swedish manufacturer of high-performance sports cars, Koenigsegg Automotive AB (who aren't exactly a Mickey Mouse operation either). Company founder Christian von Koenigsegg gets the Regera’s hand-built F1-style batteries from the Croatians, and that alone says a lot about the quality and reputation of Rimac’s products.

Perhaps even more interesting news however is the company’s plans for the future…now that the initial 10 EV orders were all built and delivered. (they were purchased quite some time ago so don't hold your breathe thinking about buying one), is that other Rimac hypercar projects are on the horizon in the not too distant future, even better ones.

The Croatian company intends to introduce an all "new and improved car", and produced in higher numbers – this time up to about 20 units annually, similar to the numbers of limited special edition models manufactured by Koenigsegg and some other high-performance sports car makers. Making current customers not-so-happy probably is the fact Rimac says the future EV's will take things up even a notch higher. (which will mean even faster, more powerful and more technologically advanced, we're talking real-life Batmobile here by the sounds of it). But the good news is that for those who were previously contemplating about getting a Rimac electric hypercar to really wow and show them parking lot race car drivers and hotshot highway formula-1 speedsters, now will be their chance again to exact hyper-electric revenge and then tell their tale at mall food court.

Another interesting thing about the Rimac Automobili projects is the recent rumours of him being in touch with Apple, (can you imagine the battery life on a Macbook with these kinds of batteries?), and also how the technology can be used in various beneficial non-car projects, the wheelchair batteries and systems are explained better in the video I added.

(I think in military applications it would be cool but also practical, designing something like a combination Humvee/MRAP with a CROWS on top, and missiles too of course,(because you gotta always make room for missiles), this way they wouldn't have to worry too much about refuelling and transporting so many gas trucks and gasoline, just enough gas needed for the generators which would produce the electricity. (the main issue would just be keeping the sand and dust off the moving parts). Basically, contributing to freedom, a safer progressive world and blasting terrorists and the demented fundamentals coming from the pointless shitty countries (and who really are mostly just exporting boring pointless things and ideals anyway, and at times just complicating and making a mess of things for everyone else) to oblivion more efficiently makes for a better normal world which will buy more Rimac cars/projects or anything useful actually. In effect, it wouldn't really be about just electric cars/vehicles/transportation then, (or even about the efficient electric powered and missiles armed harbringers of truth and glorious freedom), but instead it would really be more about saving civilization and the future of the good useful parts of the planet)





An early sneak peek of the new 2018 production model Rimac Concept_One EV's mentioned earlier, and currently being presented at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. More up to date images and stuff at www.gims.swiss/photos-premiers/electric/concept and twitter.com/automobilirimac.




*Update March 7th.

Even more cool news came out just days later after doing this, with the very first images and numbers of the new Concept_One 2018 models, seen above. (Full rundown at www.rimac-automobili.com/2017-press-release-geneva-motor-show) With a performance, higher-end interior technology/infotainment, powertrain and battery upgrade the newest Rimac EV's are being officially presented this week at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. From what I read most of the limited number 2018 Concept_One hypercars cars are already pre-sold to customers and dealership agreements were already concluded with Manhattan Motorcars, PACE Germany and Al Zarooni Group thus focusing on the European, USA and the Levant Middle East markets. Here's a quick look at some of the new numbers:


Concept_One 2016 specifications

0-100 kmh 2,6 sec
0-200 kmh 6,2 sec
0-300 kmh 14,2 sec
*Power 800 kW / 1088 hp
Battery capacity 82 kWh
Range 330 km
Top speed 355 km/h
Weight 1850 kg


Concept_One 2017 specifications

0-100 kmh 2,5s
0-200 kmh 6s
0-300 kmh 14s
*Power 900 kW / 1224 hp
Battery capacity 90 kWh
Range 350 km
Top speed 355 km/h
Weight 1900 kg



Well there you have it, the most up to date news, stats and happenings about what Rimac Automobili is. Overall just a really cool backyard garage tinkering to world class high-performance sports car elite story that just keeps getting better. (quite an honor and accomlishment for a fairly new Croatian sports car company to be involved with world names such as Aston Martin, Red Bull, Koenigsegg etc), and like a number of other topics I posted about, a great publicity and promotion of the important yet cool Croatian non-beach/non-sports related topics. (and as briefly explained it's about much more than just electric cars/cars/sports cars or transportation, it could very well even be about saving the future of the world). It's not generally known that for a number of years Croatia has been manufacturing and even exporting newer modern buses, trams, trains and even electric trains, various kinds of large passenger ships, containers, ferries and tankers/boats/yachts, (the 2nd largest shipbuilding industry in Europe actually), when we aren't brewing beers, at the beach, skiing or kicking balls that is, and now this newer niche market of ultra-sleek all-electric sports hypercars is nothing but a plus, making cars in the same class as top of the line Porsche, Bugatti, Mercedes, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg and others except it's all-electric and even outperforming but much less expensive.

Another good thing about this all-electric high-performance car story and the positive image of Croatia that it promotes to parts of the world, is the non-association factors involved, as in things not associated with the Rimac Concept_One car or Croatia but are a plus anyway. There are many points but here are just a few examples:


A) It's not exporting or introducing yet more new weird and/or strange fashions or fad clothing items, here today gone tomorrow fashions and clothing items that just end up being thrown into garbage bags and then dropped off in those donation bins, or just filling up garbage dumps and landfills across the globe.

B) It's not introducing yet just another weird food or fad food product or topping either. (donut burgers, cricket pizza slices, Paleo Diet, the all-Carbs & Pasta Diet, and many other weird diets and food toppings/products, there's too many to mention)

C) It's not in any way whatsoever associated with any terrorism, fundamentals, migrating extremist views, theologies, philosophies or anything like that, not even hacking or email scams. (on the contrary it comes from a country with excellent beaches, beers, castles, skiing and cuisine already, so it's just the car that's going anywhere actually) Also, driving a Concept_One won't automatically and magically turn the driver into a Croatian, if you drive a Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin or Koenigsegg do you magically turn into a German, Italian, Brit or Swede like some sort of magic beans as seen in the movies? of course not, and the same applies in this case and you'll still be you.

D) It's not exporting yet another new disease or virus either, there's no need for a vaccine, medications or a doctor's checkup after driving a Rimac Concept_One automobile, that's the truth.

E) There were absolutely no celebs at anytime whatsoever involved with the manufacturing process of the all-electric Rimac Concept_One car or the other related projects, and incredibly there was also no carpool karaoke either. That may come as a shock and seem absurd but it's true, these are all very important points to remember.

F) It's also not a new viral dance move fad either, it's just an electric car and about efficient transportation, nobody is going to promote to you to dance this way, shake that or twirl this or that. It's basically just get in the Rimac automobile and drive, there's no dance moves involved whatsoever. It's true.


All the text below are excerpts from a few recent articles I came across which explain more, click onto the source and related links at the bottom for more about this topic.


www.rimac-automobili.com

www.facebook.com/RimacAutomobili

www.redbullracing.com

www.astonmartin.com

www.youtube.com/user/RimacAutomobili

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Rimac Automobili will be a key technical partner along with Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies for the new AM-RB 001 by providing his high-performance lightweight hybrid battery system technology and his newly devised quantum photon clutch. (a dark matter ionizer which makes it easier to store dark energy into the reserve electromagnetic hyperdrive power cells for attaining Mach 15 to light speed).





Text sources: insideevs.com





When Croatian electric supercar startup Rimac presented its first prototype, it had eight employees. Today, Rimac is a team of 150, with clients like world-beating hypercar company Koenigsegg, and products like the Concept One, a 1,088 horsepower electric supercar retailing for $1 million. Yet their confidential projects are even more fascinating, even if we can’t really talk about them yet.

Mate Rimac started his company in 2009 after converting his BMW E30 into an electric car in his garage and realizing just how fast he could get with it. He won his first race against gas-powered cars in 2010 with the prototype, and just a year later, the Concept One debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with torque vectoring in both directions and huge numbers on the sheet nobody would believe.

Jalopnik first wrote about Mate Rimac’s crazy ideas in 2010, and two years later, we thought there was a slight chance his company can turn out to be the “about 1-in-600" that delivers the goods instead of a vaporware sandwich wrapped in scam foil.

Looking around at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the Croatians did not disappoint. With two supercars on their stand with the combined output of 2,472 horsepower and a bunch of other machines around with their technology under their panels, Rimac Automobili is now as real as it gets, even if its CEO only grew a beard to look older at business meetings.

Setting five (still standing) Guinness and FIA world records for electric cars with a retrofitted BMW is one thing, selling million dollar supercars as a relatively unknown brand is another. Yet Rimac at the time already sold six out of the eight Concept Ones they ever planned on making. On top of that, they also sold the only pair of their new track special, the 1384 horsepower Concept S.

That’s encouraging and a dream come true, no doubt, but it’s more important that these flagship products only represent about ten percent of what Croatia’s first car exporter actually does for a living.

When the big carmakers need to come up with new things and accelerate their electrification program due to certain lines of code in their diesels, they usually outsource the job to engineering firms such as Williams’ Tony Stark Division.

Porsche’s ridiculous options list and McLaren’s MSO customization program might bring a lot of money to the table, but know that consulting is where both  companies make their highest profits. Red Bull and Aston Martin also does R&D for others, because building (race) cars is expensive, and advising others on how to do theirs can certainly pay for it.

Rimac had to go down the same route and figure out everything for themselves before trying to market their technology. Part of this was due to the lack of funding at their start. That and major suppliers such as Bosch and Continental at the time wouldn’t even talk to a company of Rimac’s size.

After refusing to move the company to Abu Dhabi, Rimac barely got through their financial troubles four years ago, although they somehow still managed to deliver their first Concept One to a customer in 2013.




The Rimac Automobili electric hypercar manufacturing facilities today since moving out of the garage, absolutely no assembly lines to be seen here whatsoever. Each car is individually manufactured from scratch using thousands of on-site precision machined and manufactured parts, quality control tested and meticulously individually assembled including even complimentary free mints in the glove compartment. Rimac Automobili is recognized by Aston Martin, Koenigsegg and many others as their technical partner - delivering high-tech components and technology that help deliver their amazing performance.






The Concept One is a clever and very complex car. It takes 16,000 metal parts and 200 made of carbon fiber to build one, and the resulting EV gives you 1,088 horsepower and 1,180 foot pounds of torque through four electric motors hidden in two housings in the middle of the axles, each equipped with their own gearboxes. The ones in the front are single speeds, but at the back, you get two-speed double-clutch units on both sides.

Don’t ask how complex the algorithm behind all that is, but what’s for sure is that Rimac’s torque vectoring system monitors each wheel more than a hundred times a second, and will calculate the optimal torque distribution between at any speed. It can also make the car understeer, feel neutral, or oversteer, depending on the selected driving mode. At the same time, it acts as a traction control, stability control and electric ABS, making the 4-wheel regenerative braking produce up to 400 kW of KERS.

Are you ready for some bonkers numbers? How about 0-62 mph in 2.6 seconds, 0-124 mph in 6.2, and 186 mph in just 14.2?  I would love to take them to the test just to see how my body reacts to all the instant acceleration, or some intense braking from the Concept One’s top speed of 220 mph.

During development, Rimac also realized that their motors—which have the highest power density on the market and a 97 percent efficiency rating—can do even more. In the Concept One, the rear motors’ peak output is 903 horses, but the four-wheel system’s combined total is rated at 1,088 horsepower.

For Monster Tajima’s 2015 Pike Peak racer, they went for an overall peak of one megawatt, without even calling Koenigsegg and burning any fuel. In the end, their E-Runner Concept 1 was good enough to finish second overall behind Rhys Millen’s electric prototype.

From that prototype, it was a natural progression to the Concept S, which is basically a Concept One for the track, with more aero, more power and less weight. 1,384 hp and 1,327 foot pounds of torque in this one, combined with 34 percent more downforce and a rush to 60mph in 2.5 seconds. Oh yes.

They will only build two, and both got sold before the premier at the Geneva Auto Show.

While it’s nice to see ultra-limited electric hypercars finally making it into production, Rimac’s biggest value is their ambition to produce as much in house as possible. The factory near the Croatian capital Zagreb has everything from CNC machines to an autoclave for carbon fiber production, and a dedicated staff who can turn aluminum blocks into cutting-edge parts and come up with the right software pretty much for any application.




Rimac also produces the battery pack for the Swedish high-performance sports car Koenigsegg Regera, another plug-in hybrid supercar. (battery pack pictures via Mate Rimac)



It's not all about the batteries power capacity, speed or thrust either, the important torque vectoring technology feature ensures precise smooth manueverability and easily handling on any road at any speed. The system provides unseen flexibility and grip by controlling each wheel individually one hundred times per second, with amount of control and driving preference options available at the fingertips it's actually more like a cockpit than just a car driver's seat. (which means to crash this thing the driver would basically have to already have decided to crash the car on puropse, or they were driving blindfolded)



Basically, without promoting people to go out and drive at very high speed into sharp corners, (but if you did), the three-way adjustable torque vectoring which can be tailored to the driver's needs or skill, acts as if the car had four-wheel steering by automatically adapting each wheel individually to the handling characteristics within a millisecond, so it can corner corner like nothing else. Below Rimac's proffesional test driver Miroslav Zrnčevic displays the oversteer preference setting. (Do not try this at home)



The latest Rimac Concept_One with the silver grey paint job option.





In order to get to this point, Rimac had to gain experience (and make money) working for others.

One of their known partners today is the Swedish Koenigsegg Automotive AB, company founder Christian von Koenigsegg gets the Regera’s hand-built F1-style batteries from the Croatians, and that alone says a lot about the quality and reputation of Rimac’s products.

Their know-how also came handy with Koenigsegg’s Power Distribution Unit, and the following projects we can know of:

  • Chinese carmaker Qoros’ cloud-connected 40mph electric bike.
  • W Motors’ Lykan Hypersport supercar, for which Rimac supplied the entire electronics, spoiler system and infotainment.
  • The entire Tajima Pikes Peak car apart from the chassis. They used last year’s as a base, but only because of time limitations.
  • Quadrofoil’s full electronics, powertrain and infotainment for the world’s first electric hydrofoiling watercraft.
  • A wheelchair they are now commercializing.
  • Greyp’s high-end ebike which starts at 8,380.00 Euros. (245 km on a single charge, cost of elecricity 30 cents)



More about Rimac's Greyp G12  – an impressive new high performance electric bike side project at www.greyp.com




An interesting look at riding through 10 European countries in 45 days (including through the Alps) on one of the new Rimac Greyp electric bikes. 




I had to add this interesting one too, the Greyp electric bike being introduced and riding in the streets of Monaco and during the "Monaco Like Bike Show." (because as everyone knows Monaco is much better known for their famous annual "Monaco International Flea Market and Soupfest Festival", so that's something you don't see everyday)



Company founder Mate Rimac is also using his supercar technology for electric wheelchairs.



This is the interesting story of Rolly. After traveling North American televangelists encouraged Rolly to send in significant portions of his monthly living allowance to them as a miracle seed faith gift, Rolly was left with only enough for the medicines but unable to get new batteries needed for his wheelchair. Luckily Rimac then stepped in and designed a whole new wheelchair along with a battery that was thousands of times more advanced and much longer lasting. (I'm glad to announce that now Rolly always has enough for his medicines and even enough left over for new Batman and Iron Man comics)





They plan to build 300–600 of those electric bikes, along with at least 100 battery packs for Koenigsegg. This is Rimac’s first step towards mass production.

Proving that they can in fact build an entire car from the ground up, the Spanish Applus Volar-E electric supercar developed for the European Commission is a Rimac Concept_One car through and through, and rumor has it that the company might also be working with Apple, although Mate Rimac could not comment on that when I asked him.

Creating jobs, coming up with awesome technologies, making cars faster and more efficient, Rimac very well could change transportation for the better, from a place mostly known for its cuisine, nice beaches,  basketball players, skiers and Zagreb Bears hockey club. Until now that is.




 The Rimac Concept_One and Concept_S Sports Racer version. And now a new even higher performance and more powerful and technologically advanced line of Rimac hypercars are in the works for the near future. (Just keep throwing those bits into the cookie jar so you can order yours when it's announced, you can always get the gazebo and jacuzzi later)




Here's a red and blue version Concept_One for some contrast. If I was in the situation, I would get the red one for during the week, blue one to use on weekends, white one for the beach and ice cream parlors/cafes and maybe the silver grey for special occasions such as restaurant dinners, ballet/opera, laundromat, bingo hall, rodeos, going to the movies etc.





Interiors come in different colors also of course, you can Google around for more pics.



Aside from development work for Swedish automaker Koenigsegg and now the Aston Martin & Red Bull Advanced Technologies AM-RB 001 project, Rimac’s EV technology has mostly revolved around its $1 million Concept_One electric vehicle and the Greyp e-bikes at it's newly expanded facility west of Zagreb in the town of Sveta Nedelja, Croatia. (including a facility for his upcoming new production higher-performance car and other secret projects yet to be announced)





Last month, we reported that the Croatia-based all-electric supercar maker Rimac Automobili was in the process of raising a significant round of financing to support its development work for OEMs. The company is now teasing some “secret projects” with other automakers as it expands its production facility.

Last week, they released a video of the expansion at its facility near Zagreb in Sveta Nedelja, Croatia. The company is staying tight-lipped about those projects, but it could be quite interesting considering Rimac’s pioneering work in performance EVs. Mate Rimac, now 28 years old, started the company back in 2009 based on his experience converting his BMW E30 in his garage to fully electric.

“The Concept_One achieves today what many wouldn’t consider achievable even in the future. It shows that the future of transportation is not boring or slow but fun and better in every way. It takes the fear of the future away and makes us excited and awaited. Now think about all that technology applied in many other products and applications across different industries, driving the change towards a time beyond fossil fuels.”

In the meantime, the Concept_One is sure to continue making its mark in the car industry. The company is showing a race that happened last week between the Concept_One and Bugatti Veyron where the Concept_One slayed the much higher priced gasoline eater in a sprint.

Almost all supercars, or what are now referred to as “hypercars”, are coming out with at least some form of electric powertrain these days, like the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, or the Porsche 918 Spyder.

Aston Martin with its upcoming new AM-RB 001 hypercar in partnership with Red Bull Advanced Technologies is apparently no exception and will have a hybrid powertrain. The British automaker announced this week that the battery pack of its hybrid system will be manufactured by none other than Rimac, the maker of the all-electric Concept_One supercar.

We have been reporting lately on how the company has been teasing plans to bring its expertise in performance electric cars to other car manufacturers and it claims to be working on ‘secret projects’ with other automakers.

It looks like this project with Aston Martin is one of them.

Mate Rimac, Rimac’s CEO, said that he couldn’t share more information yet, but that it was a “big deal” for the company.

Aston Martin will bring a prototype of the stunning vehicle at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto later this month:

Only a maximum of 150 road-going AM-RB 001s will be built, including all remaining prototypes, and the automaker will produce an additional 25 track-only versions – with the first deliveries starting in 2019.

Again, there’s no word on the capacity of the battery pack Rimac plans to build, but it will not be the first battery pack it will make for another OEM’s supercar.

There’s very little doubt at this point that electric propulsion will soon dominate the high-end supercar market. Now it simply needs to trickle down more in order to eventually achieve mass market adoption.




 There's plenty of those Rimac Concept_One vs videos showing the capabilities and impressive performance results against other even much more expensive world high-performance cars. (Because of the crazy amount of power and pure thrust available right from the start it wins every time in the track drag race exhibitions) Below are a couple videos showing just what goes on at Rimac Automobili  behind the scenes these days. More related videos at www.youtube.com/user/RimacAutomobili






This is a bonus video because of the Red Bull topic. The newly revealed Red Bull RB13 - Formula 1 race car that was also recently announced. (They just may have gotten the people behind WWE's Sting intro video to do this one, you'll see what I mean) Not too shabby, although it's not all-electric or street legal, but still not too shabby.



Here's a photo of the very first official American customer and owner of a genuine Rimac electric hypercar delivered to the United States. Paul Runge a doctor from Sarasota, Florida bought the very first American Rimac Concept_One last summer. (seen below before a sports car rally in the coastal town of Poreč Croatia last summer before it was shipped. I'm so glad some celeb or oil shiek didn't buy it but instead someone who probably really looked into all the pros and cons, facts and the car's capabilities before the commitment to the not cheap purchase, besides a lot of them get involved in crashes, chases, shot in their cars or in tabloid scandals anyway and that's not the publicity you would want for your car). According to a few recent articles I came across he stated that he is very happy with the car and has absolutely no regrets about the purchase. Good to know, keep your eyes open if you're reading this in Florida.



 A few more updated pics of the newer and more powerful 2018 production model Rimac Concept_One EV's from the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. Images: www.facebook.com/RimacAutomobili




And lastly for the total sports car geek types and connoisseurs, Rimac Automobili are also simultaneously presenting at the leading international fair for Embedded Systems in Nuremberg, Germany. There Rimac is showcasing one of the most advanced In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems and instrument clusters on the market – from scratch. Rimac infotainment system features fast implementation of different graphics, display sizes, integrated internet connectivity for remote diagnostics, software updates, internet media streaming, web browsing and remote control (via smartphone app and web interfaces) and advanced features such as off-line 3D navigation, real-time vehicle telemetry and rear view-camera system. It was made possible with the support and knowledge of Qt and Toradex. Image: www.facebook.com/RimacAutomobili




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Leading Croatian entrepreneur Mate Rimac will be a guest speaker in Ontario Canada in May.

Rimac, who was named recently on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for 2017, will be speaking at the 15th Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala on 12 May 2017 at the Burlington Convention Centre in Ontario, opening with cocktails at 6:00 p.m.

The awards is hosted by the Canadian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce and is designed to formally recognize leadership, innovation and excellence within the Croatian-Canadian community and significant contributions by Croatian-Canadians to Canadian society as a whole.

The keynote speech on the evening will be made by the founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili, Mate Rimac.

Rimac, who has been one of Croatia’s recent success stories, develops and produces high-performance electric vehicles, including the Concept One, the world’s first electric super car, drivetrains and battery systems.

A silent auction and raffle, proceeds of which will be used to benefit the Croatian-Canadian Scholarship Fund.

Please join us for an evening of outstanding recognition, fine food, and entertainment!

* CLICK HERE for more information, the Invitation, Registration and Sponsorship Form *






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