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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Paolo Martin's unique proposal for Bugatti EB110

~Radical Concept~ Apparently gloomy days have also been experienced by a well-known automotive company like Bugatti. In the 1960s, the Molsheim-based company had declared bankrupt and should ceased production for a long time before revived back in the 1980s. The idea of Bugatti’s revival was initially proposed by none other than Ferruccio Lamborghini together with ex-Lamborghini engineer and designer Paolo Stanzani to Romano Artioli.
The most radical proposed design concept for the Bugatti EB110 called Bugatti 110 PM1 by Paolo Martin in 1989. (Picture from: SportscarDigest)
This happened when Ferruccio wanted to start another project after selling his raging-bull logoed company in 1981. At that time Romano Artioli was known widely as a Bugatti collector, turn out also had a personal ambition to establish a company worthy of Ettore Bugatti’s legacy, Bugatti macaron, and the horseshoe grille. And made the initial idea to estabilish a new brand changed into a wildly ambitious plan to revive one of the all-time great auto marques.
The wooden maquette of the Bugatti 110 PM1 posed along with its creator Paolo Martin at the Turin Auto Show 1991. (Picture from: Carstbatnevermadeitetc)
Disagreement with Artioli’s ambition to go huge from the very start, then prompted Ferruccio Lamborghini retreated. Following the dispute, Artioli and Stanzani soon started working on a draft to acquire the Bugatti brand. After successfully acquiring the brand, they teamed up with like-minded enthusiast, automotive historian Jean-Marc Borel founded a holding company called Bugatti International in Luxembourg in 1987.
The Bugatti 110 PM1 featured with a panoramic windshield and a floating rear wing integrated within the diagonal character line starting behind the front wheels. (Picture from: AllCarIndex)
Borel was managing the holding, while Ettore’s youngest son Michel Bugatti was among the board of directors. Romano Artioli himself led the Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. while 35% of the Bugatti International holding was held by Tecnostile, a highly regarded independent engineering company employing former Lamborghini personnel. In short to strategically place Bugatti at the center of the supercar industry, the company then established a modern production facility in Campogalliano, the outskirts of Modena.
It is interesting that in the Paolo Martin's design appears to reference the Luigi Colani’s extraordinary Lamborghini Miura Le Mans Concept of 1970. (Picture from: SportscarDigest)
In early days of this newly resurrected auto brand the man in charges leading the project was Paolo Stanzani together with Tecnostile, envisioning the underpinnings of the car. Both Artioli, Stanzani, and the principal Tecnostile team of Achille Bevini, Tiziano Benedetti, and Oliviero Pedrazzi agreed that the car had to go beyond the well-established concept boundaries of the time, namely the mid-engined V12 supercar. Still, the team spoke from experience, as they developed the chassis and the engine of the Lamborghini Miura.
The Bugatti 110 PM1's design revolved around aerodynamic efficiency, but it proved to be too far-out and definitely not elegant enough to be considered for production. (Picture from: SportscarDigest)
In the car design later known as the forerunner of the Bugatti EB110, apart from involving its own designer team, the company also invited several well-known designers at the time such as Giorgietto Giugiaro, Paolo Martin, Marcello Gandini, and Nuccio Bertone to create the looks of the upcoming car. A quartet of accomplished designers returned their vision for the future Bugatti and each was special in its own right.
The Bugatti 110 PM1 concept sat on display as a wooden maquette at the  the 65th Turin International Motor Show in 1991. (Picture from: Bestinsketch.it)
After some time ago we had discussed Giorgietto Giugiaro' designed car called the Bugatti ID90 Concept. Well, now we will discuss about the most radical proposal came from Paolo Martin (a former Pininfarina designer) who created a unique prototype called the Bugatti 110 PM1 in the 1989.
The Bugatti 110 PM1 concept shown as a model of sports car in 1: 1 scale and made entirely of wood. A structure whose shape exceeds the stylistic value. (Picture from: SportscarDigest)
The car appears in such an unusual shape with a panoramic windshield and a floating rear wing integrated within the diagonal character line starting behind the front wheels. Meanwhile, Bugatti 110 PM1 was a single seater sports car controlled by a joystick and “paddles” rather than a steering wheel. It is interesting that in the Paolo Martin's design appears to reference the Luigi Colani’s extraordinary Lamborghini Miura Le Mans Concept of 1970.
The Bugatti 110 PM1 concept has a single-seater cabin consists of a capsule in which the steering wheel is replaced by two handwheels located on the arm rests, for a more ergonomic ride. (Picture from: Carstbatnevermadeitetc)
The designer said that the philosophy of the project was essentially to create two distinct areas, that of traction and strength tied to earth and that of the living cell with aerial shape and ideally detached from the body. Inside its capsule cabin consists only one-seater in which the steering wheel is replaced by two handwheels located on the arm rests, for a more ergonomic ride. For safety, the driver has a four-point anchor belt that incorporates an abdominal airbag. 
For safety, the Bugatti 110 PM1 driver has a four-point anchor belt that incorporates an abdominal airbag. (Picture from: Carstbatnevermadeitetc)
Although they had made in a 1:4 scale model but this project reportedly did not run smoothly, due to the design proved to be too far-out and definitely not elegant enough to be considered for production and later the project was cancelled.😩
The Bugatti 110 PM1 concept in any case a reality resolved in a traditional way and presented so simply, to reawaken that intimate sense of taste and charm that always accompanies a valid work for a long time. (Picture from: SportscarDigest)
Furthermore, in 1991 this project had back on the track after Joshiro Kitami, a Japanese businessman was interested in it and wanted to revived the Ford Cobra's brand in which he had investments. Even in that time the designer had executed its polystyrene model to start engineering, but unfortunately this operation back to fail due to financial problems.😭
The Bugatti PM1 Concept known as a single-seater supercar made entirely of wood while sat on display at the National Automobile Museum (Il Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile) in early year of 2016. (Picture from: la Repubblica)
It made the designer then switched to build a 1:1 scale model out of wood. Finally, the wooden maquette of Bugatti 110 PM1 (only bodywork) finished and shown to the public for the first time at the  the 65th Turin International Motor Show in 1991.
Observed in its unique technical aspects or appreciated simply as an "unusual mobile" car, the PM1 is in any case a reality resolved in a traditional way and presented so simply, to reawaken that intimate sense of taste and charm that always accompanies a valid work for a long time. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BESTINSKETCH.IT | SPORTSCARDIGEST ]
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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Here they are 2 unique Dragon Ball motorcycles brought into real world by Bel & Bel

For many people it may be agreed that childhood was one of the happiest phases in life that everyone should have. And the most memorable memories that carry over to adulthood are one of them obtained from animated films. One of the animated films most watched by children (especially those whose childhood was in the mid of 1980s to the 1990s) around the world is the 'Dragon Ball' cartoon series based on the Akira Toriyama's best seller comic under same titled.
The replica of the Bulma's 'Capsule 9' (left) posed along with the 'Lunch' one wheeled motorbikes (right) built by Bel & Bel. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3pvuaLu)
Maybe you still remember one episode of the 'Dragon Ball' cartoon series which tells of the existence of a sophisticated object called the Hoi Poi Capsule, a container developed by Capsule Corp and is used to store vehicles and other products developed by the company. And one of the capsules called Capsule 9, contains the future motorcycle that Bulma rode when she went to meet Goku.
The Bulma's Capsule 9 motorbike featured with specially made fairing and acrylic dome. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3dh8wbl)
The unique shape of a motorbike maybe awakens your imagination and dream to be able to own and ride it in the real world. In the near future your dream might be come true, because reportedly there is a studio and workshop based in Barcelona, Spain named Bel & Bel developed the functional prototype of the Bulma's unique-shaped motorcycle.
The Bulma's Capsule 9 motorbike an electric-powered (hub type) ones by using an electric motor placed on the rear wheel even though it still looks like has double (fake) exhausts. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3dh8wbl)
Not only that, previously the Barcelona-based studio and workshop had also made the other motorcycle prototype of the Dragon Balls cartoon series known as Lunch motorbike, which is a unique one-wheeled motorcycle with a cursory appearance like a sea horse. In the Dragon Ball cartoon series, you can see that this single-wheeled motorcycle is also driven by Bulma.
The Bulma's Lunch one wheeled motorbike (left) posed along with the Zero Scooter (right). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3dh8wbl)
Through its Instagram page, Bel & Bel has published some pictures of the exclusive motorbikes that (might be) we want to have all. There is a significant difference, if in the Dragon Ball cartoon series, the motorbike uses a conventional engine and has fierce sound when it is in action, but in the Bel & Bel creation made as an electric-powered (hub type) ones by using an electric motor placed on the rear wheel even though it still looks like has double (fake) exhausts.
The Bulma's Lunch one wheeled motorbike with a cursory appearance like a sea horse. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3dh8wbl)
Then this Bulma motorcycle chassis is specially made in size, of course, not for big people, because it is adjusted to the posture of Bulma and Goku (roughly the size of children around 7-8 years old). So tiny and cutie. This is a handmade and unique motorcycle. This can be seen also in the details such as the fairing which was made specifically for this vehicle or the acrylic dome.

Furthermore, the motorbikes maker explained that the electric-powered motorcycle has three speeds and also an integrated mapping system with a dragon ball radar like that of the one in the cartoon series. Maybe by using this system, we able to be look for those magic balls in our world!😉 
The Bel & Bel also said that they made the two replicas of the Dragon Ball cartoon series motorbikes, because they watched and like the series since childhood and wanted to remake the vehicle as Fan Art. Reportedly, they are currently trying to get an official license from Toei-Animation, the animation studio that made the Dragon Ball cartoon series.
Furthermore, they believed that the motorbikes had a big influence on the network and made them think of making it in limited numbers for the fans of the cartoon series only. So they don't know whether this will come true and how much it will cost, and it all depends on the answer to their proposal to Toei-Animation.🙏
Off course, We all know it is not easy to make these motorcycles into reality, but only by knowing that the idea has come up, and for us it is already fun to have told and seen the unique vehicles in the Akira Toriyama's works almost coming true or at least not far from reality.😏
That's it, and if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to these 2 replicas of the Dragon Ball motorbike, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BEL&BEL | MOTORPASIONMOTO | BIOBIOCHILE | IMOTORBIKE | TECH-BLOGS | RIDEAPART ]
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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

BMW R18 'Spirit of Passion' by Kingston Custom

Recently BMW Motorrad teamed up with one of the famous German motorcycle modificators, Dirk Oehlerking in one modification project over the BMW R18 known as most expensive BMW's motorcruiser into a work of art. As it is known that Dirk Oehlerking is a famous motorcycle modifier from the Kingston Custom modification house.
BMW R18 'Spirit of Passion' by Dirk Oehlerking of Kingston Custom. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3iOk9He)
The Dirk Oehlerking's style of modification is unique and most of the motorbikes he modifies look like works of art instead of motorbikes. This can also be seen in one of his works made on the BMW R18, a premium motorcycle is sold all over the world with a pretty fantastic price tag, starting from the US. $ 17,495 (or approximately Rp. 969 million).
BMW R18 'Spirit of Passion' by Dirk Oehlerking of Kingston Custom. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3a8C9s8)
Indeed, the German motorcycle manufacturer deliberately asked Dirk Oehlerking to modify the most expensive cruiser motorcycle their made. As they also have asked to several other famous modifiers such as Roland Sands and Bernhard Naumann to do the same modification project over the BMW R18 motorcycle last year.
BMW R18 'Spirit of Passion' by Dirk Oehlerking of Kingston Custom. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3a8C9s8)
"When I accepted this challenge, I didn't make many modifications because the bike was already very beautiful and perfect," said Dirk Oehlerking. Indeed, he did not made much changes over the BMW R18 motorcycle. Especially in the chassis and body of the motorcycle. However, the most controversial is the Kingston Custom typical additional large-sized fairing.
BMW R18 'Spirit of Passion' by Dirk Oehlerking of Kingston Custom. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3iOk9He)
The Kingston Custom typical fairing appearance is indeed close related with the art deco style. In order to give the BMW typical touches, Dirk Oehlerking installed the BMW typical kidney grille on the large-sized fairing in the front. An the end, the color choice of black makes a perfect blend between the shape of the motorcycle and the new fairing.
2020 RSD X BMW R18 Dragster by Rolland Sands Design. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3ojFWrp)
Another part that changed was the muffler. In this BMW R18 motorcycle modification project, Dirk Oehlerking uses his signature muffler to keep it in sync with the new big-sized fairing. In terms of design, the BMW R18, entitled 'Spirit of Passion' by Dirk Oehlerking is not too drastic compared to the modifications made by Roland Sands and Bernhard Naumann.
2020 Blenchmann BMW R18 by Bernhard Naumann. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3iOk9He)
As we all know, that the French-famous motorcycle builder and modificator, Roland Sands notably transformed the bike into a special dragster bike called  RSD X BMW R18 Dragster while the Austrian modificator Bernhard Naumann made The Blechmann R 18. Well, from the appearance alone, the style differences between the three BMW R18 motorbikes already can be seen clearly. So what could you be said about the three creation motorbikes of them?
But it could be said that Dirk Oehlerking's distinctive touch was what succeeded in making people curious about this motorcycle. "BMW Motorrad's trust in me is the best thing I have ever felt until today," said Dirk Oehlerking at one of his statements.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | KINGSTON CUSTOM | AUTOBLOG | BMWBLOG | ROLLANDSANDS ]
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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Boyolali genuine wood Bugatti Veyron amazed the World's consumers

Through the excellent product quality, the ability of Indonesian artisans in creating high artistic works can not be denied anymore. One example is the Boyolali craftsmen who became the spotlight this time.

As reported by Carscoops on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, that a workshop which is located in one of the cities in Central Java - Indonesia is able to make a replica of the Bugatti Veyron 'land jet' that made ​​from genuine wood. It also explained that the replica of the French luxury car was made at a scale of 1:1 and can be redeemed with a spend of Rp. 40 million (or approx US $3,362 or €2,600).
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sports replica made entirely out of teak. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1ziSuo2)
The entire body and detail of the Bugatti Veyron can be seen carefully on this high-quality wooden replica. The owner of the workshop, Mr. Eko Lukistyanto, said that the life-size Veryon was made from teak wooden scraps and it has a fully detailed interior with a workable steering wheel and shifter, pedals and seats.
The replica of Mercedes Benz 300SL made entirely out of teak. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1wscYqG)
Meanwhile, the typical Indonesian wooden Bugatti Veyron is made to fulfill orders from the European buyer. Further, the wooden car is going to be sent to the owner who was in Germany.
The replicas of premium motorcycles made entirely out of teak. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1rPXqrH)
Not only working on the Bugatti Veyron, but the same workshop also working on many replica of the other luxury cars. In addition to the French hypercar, they also has made the German sportscar replicas, such as Mercedes Benz 300SL and many variants of motorcycles. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS]
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Monday, November 4, 2019

A unique pulse-jet powered scooter from the cold-war era

If we see a scooter with a conventional petrol engine, or an electric motorcycle today maybe that is common. But what if the two-wheeled vehicle uses a jet engine? This just deserves to be called unique and eccentric.
The Grand Thrust Star 100, a pulse-jet powered scooter by Randy Regier. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/327eRwN)
Yes, during the cold war around the 1950-1960s, the United States had developed a unique scooter that used a jet engine that was named the Grand Thrust Star 100 and used extensively across the country.
Synthetic photo documentation (above) that suggests that these vehicles were made in large numbers and were common to every major American city during those years. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/327eRwN)
It was said that this scooter was deliberately made as an early warning vehicle that was one of hundreds seemingly maintained by the US Civil Defense Department and 'Revere Wardens,' at that time.
The Grand Thrust Star 100 was developed during the Cold War and used extensively across the United States. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/327eRwN)
With a unique and vintage design through a rounded and aerodynamic look typical of a scooter that was inspired by the shape of a jet at that time, so the Grand Thrust Star 100 has become a pop icon in its time. But unfortunately in the late 1970s these scooters were decommissioned/scrapped.
The Grand Thrust Star 100 was deliberately made as an early warning vehicle that was one of hundreds seemingly maintained by the US Civil Defense Department and 'Revere Wardens,' (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pq9v2p)
This is what drives Randy Regier, an American artist who is trying to revive the unique figure of the jet-engined scooter. Not as a daily vehicle, but limited to installation art to be exhibited to the American public.

As quoted of Silodrome, the project includes the creation of a functioning pulse-jet powered scooter, accompanied by synthetic historic images, multiple handmade period-correct toys and kits, hand-painted posters, magazine ads, and an insignia chart

The only thing Reiger has not yet done is to ride the scooter himself. He built it to be fully operational, pulse jet and all, but has not yet put it to the ultimate test. Are you wanna see another American classic scooters?

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SILODROME | DRIVETRIBE | RIDEAPART | SOLOMOTO]
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Friday, October 11, 2019

Do you want to have a classic scooter-shaped ring?

Indeed as we've been knew, the scooters made by Italian manufacturer Piaggio named Vespa have many fans in all over the world. This makes everything related to those legendary Italian scooters always attracts a lot of attention and is liked by many of its enthusiasts.
The Vespa Scooter Ring by Paul Michael Design is a must-have for motorcycle enthusiasts (especially for those Italian scooter fans). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IuLvl2)
Recently, Paul Michael Design, a jewelry designer known for their expertise in making unique-shaped rings, again made the latest innovation. Unlike the most rings that have a standard model such as a circle and others.
There's an artificial diamond is designed as the headlight of the Paul Michael Design Vespa scooter ring. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IuLvl2)
This time, they made a classic Vespa-shaped ring. Perhaps for some people, this classic Vespa-shaped rings are not as special to the Vespa fans. Yes, for the Italian scooter lovers, this unique ring is an interesting piece of jewelry that they must be collected and lets them wear it on their finger.
This Paul Michael Design Vespa scooter ring made of 22K gold and inspired by the famous Vespa's classic scooter models. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IuLvl2)
As presented on the custommade.com page, the Vespa-shaped ring also looked unique and amazing with the distinctive details of those classic scooter. Starting from the shape of the front of the scooter, its round lights, handlebars complete with brake handle and clutch, up to the footrest and scooter seats are made in a tiny ring. And while the wheel parts are discarded. Then its footrest made in curvature becomes the inside of the ring.
There're artificial rubies form the taillight of Paul Michael Design Vespa scooter ring. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2MzFPYf)
This unique shaped rings are offered with several choices of materials, there some are made from precious metals such as silver, 22 carat gold, 14 carat gold, 14 carat white gold up to platinum. And for the price, you have to pay as much as US $495 or around Rp.7 million for silver. While the platinum ring, the price reaches US $2,195 or Rp.31.1 million. 

Are You interested in buying it? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NOVELTY STREETWEB URBANIST]
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Monday, July 22, 2019

Unique classic car designs inspired by wildlife animals

It just fine and free, if everyone have a fantasy of wanting to have a super cool classic car. For some of us, these cars might be remind us of the past.

And then there's a Swiss artist named Frédéric Müller has the imagination and has advantages in realizing his dream in the form of works of art. In his latest series work titled 'Rides of the Wild' which consists of 8 images that illustrate some specifically designed classic cars.
A partially collection of eight images titled 'Rides of the Wild' by Frédéric Müller. (Compiled into one by EKA of the pictures taken from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)
Yes, he combines his four imaginary classic car figures with 4 forms of wildlife animals. The four classic cars are 1963 Aston Martin DB5, 1967 Ford F-250, 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and 1977 Fiat 600S, which was later designed in such a way as to become a vehicle inspired by those 4 wildlife animals (hippos, lions, alligators and pandas) by using photography, computer-generated imagery (CGI), and 3D-visualisation technique.

Let's take a look at the following models.

1. 1963 Aston Martin DB5 design inspired by Hippopotamus
Yes, the figure of 1963 Aston Martin DB5 which is given purplish gray color where the design is combined with a typical hippo silhouette. Müller carefully considered small details such as a pair of 'ears' that were placed ideally on the roof of the vehicle and gave it a personal number plate, 'H1PP0'.
1963 Aston Martin DB5 design inspired by Hippopotamus. (Pictures from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)
Beware not to nudge it on the streets or you'll get big trouble with the boss!!!
Big boss rides on 'H1PP0.' (Pictures from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)

2. 1967 Ford-250 design inspired by Lion
Next is 1967 Ford-250 this is the perfect partner for lions! This heavy pickup truck figure is ready to go to the wild for adventure. This car has a lion feature - a design made like a lion's nose, complete with 'ears' and brownish-yellow paint exactly the color of a lion's feather. The entire display is enhanced with a special 'L1ON' number plate.
1967 Ford-250 design inspired by Lion. (Pictures from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)
Step aside, the lion will pass this way!!
Let get work with 'L10N.' (Pictures from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)

3. 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray design inspired by Alligator 
And the next one is the figure of 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray combined nicely with a crocodile figure. Müller believes that this car should only be driven by professional crocodiles at very high speeds on a racing circuit. The elongated frontend is made similar to a crocodile muzzle and pointed teeth positioned next to a special 'G4TOR' number plate. The color is made exactly the same as crocodile skin in the wild.
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray design inspired by Alligator. (Pictures from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)
Officer, there are speeding alligator!! Catch him..!!
Here's speeding 'G4T0R.' (Pictures from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)

4. 1977 Fiat 600S design inspired by Panda
Lastly, the figure of the Fiat 600S from 1977 where the design was combined with a panda figure. Yes, this cute tiny car design inspired by the panda has black and white features including a distinctive nose and ears. Müller imagined that the car owners were out on the way, putting their things stored in bamboo crates. Then given the final touch is the private plate ‘P4ND4’.
1977 Fiat 600S design inspired by Panda. (Pictures from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)
You are too cute to sunbathe, dear!
Whitey tiny cute 'P4ND4.' (Pictures from: http://bit.ly/2SsKL3G)
The idea of Frédéric Müller combining classic cars with the distinctive shape of wildlife animals is not just an idea. Each custom car has a World Wide Fund for Nature sticker to remind us of the status of these wildlife animal habitats. All designs are available as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints, you can see and buy it here.
Hopefully after seeing and reading this article will makes us all more love the environment and strengthen our commitment to preserve it for the continuity of life for all beings in it. Peace and Out...! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | M.A.D GALLERY]
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