Monthly Archives: April 2018

5 places to visit in Italy in a sports car


When you’re traveling around Europe, visiting Italy is practically obligatory. And what better way to see everything than by going around in a magnificent sports car? When you want to have some fun and create memories to last for a lifetime, here are 5 places to visit in Italy in a sports car.


  • Rome


Rome was the capital of the ancient Roman Empire, and today it is the capital of Italy. Because of that, there is an amazing amount of things to do and see there, and it’s no wonder it is number 1 on our list.

When you’re visiting Rome in a sports car, the first thing to see is definitely the Colosseum. It is an ancient stadium where, in the old times, staged gladiator fights took place. It is one of the most famous historic monuments in Italy. The second most famous site is St. Peter’s Basilique in Vatican.


  • Florence


If you want some art and culture when visiting Italy in a sports car, Florence is definitely the place to be. It is a city that flourished during the Renaissance, and today you can see the results. Just visit Piazza del Duomo, Giotto’s Bell tower, Piazza della Signoria of Palazzo Vecchio to get a glimpse into the splendour of this magnificent city.


  • Venice


Venice is known around the world as the city of love. So if you’re travelling Italy in a sports car with a significant other, this place is a must-visit. There you can park your car and stroll around (by foot) the narrow streets and over cute little bridges, or rent a gondola to take you through some if its canals. You can also visit beautiful museums, churches, and much, much more.


  • Cinque Terre


Cinque Terre is perhaps one of the most picturesque places in all of Italy. It consists of 5 small villages linked together, and it’s a great destination for relaxing, strolling around and trying some Italian cuisine. A sport car can help you to feel only the best of this place, one of the most stunning of the entire Italian country.


  • Amalfi coast


If you want to get away and take a break in nature, the Amalfi coast is a great destination for you and your sport car. There is plenty of sunshine and the nature is amazing. While there, you can also visit the Cathedral of Amalfi.

Rent sport car in Italy is easy and straightforward thanks to, one of the most experienced agencies in Italy for this type of rental. Different cars to choose from, such as Lamborghini and Ferrari, plenty of choices to satisfy your needs of freedom, travel and sport.


Las Vegas’ Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Don Forman Redefines Doing Business

For a person who has numerous business accolades under his belt, Las Vegas’ Don Forman is showing the world what it is really like to do meaningful business. The Tustin Nissan dealer has taken it upon himself to give back to the community by being partners with FOX5 Surprise Squad. This philanthropic work of the car boss has touched and changed lives.

In one occasion, he and the rest of the Surprise Squad gave an unexpected yet pleasant gift to a very young family who is struggling with the medical bills of their son. While the family is deep into facing the problem, they experienced a break into their car where they lost some personal things including the power tools that dad David Amaya is using to earn a living as a maintenance man.

The Amaya family has a second son named Ezekiel whose heart, liver, and some other organs are partially outside of his body. Amid their struggles with their son’s medical condition, they became unfortunate victims of theft leaving the dad scrambling to borrow tools for work.

Don Forman’s United Nissan stepped in to provide them with a $5,000 family fund to help them out with their expenses. The money aims to ensure that the family gets what they need at the time when they need it.

Speaking about his whole experience with the FOX5 Surprise Squad, David Amaya said,“We never got so much help before. It’s pretty emotional for us.”

“It’s surprising to know that there is people out there that … actually, care for us,” added his wife, Desteny.

In yet another emotional and unforgettable episode of the show, FOX5 Surprise Squad surprised a man helping communities and families heal from the brutal loss of a loved one.

Greg Zanis of Crosses for Losses has been making crosses for areas where tragedy struck in order to mourn and, more importantly, to celebrate the lives lost. The carpenter from Illinois has made crosses for victims of a number of tragedies including the Las Vegas shooting, dubbed as the deadliest mass shooting in the US, where 58 individuals were killed.

While delivering the crosses to Las Vegas, Mr. Zanis was using his almost 20-year-old truck to transport the items. His efforts did not go unnoticed. He then got the surprise of his life from Don Forman and FOX5 Surprise Squad when United Nissan gave him a brand new Nissan Titan XD.

“Words are not enough to describe how appreciative we are for the love you’ve shown for our community,” said Don Forman.

The Las Vegas-based philanthropist added, “And although our hopes are for you to never travel to another city in the wake of a tragedy, from our family at United Nissan and FOX5 Surprise Squad, we want to present you with this new truck.”

Las Vegas’ Don Forman has indeed fully comprehended and appreciated what a true meaningful business is all about. It is about engaging in partnerships like what he has with FOX5 Surprise Squad to give back and share to those who need and deserve them the most.

Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Second Hand Mercedes

If you’ve decided that you want to purchase a new Mercedes, you probably already have a particular model in mind. It’s important to be aware of the differences between buying a brand new and used car before you part with any money. The age of the vehicle you’re thinking of buying will have some impact on how you approach your purchase, but most points apply just as well to both modern and classic cars.

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Where to Buy:

You can buy used Mercedes cars from a number of private sellers, Mercedes main dealers, roadside used car dealers or car auctions. You can use the internet to find your perfect used car, but make sure that you book a test drive and check it out thoroughly before committing to buy. Don’t be afraid to ask for as much information as is needed about the car, including the full-service history. If you choose to purchase from a car dealer, ensure that you check the small print in the warranty to be clear on what is and isn’t covered, and for how long.


You’ll need to have a firm budget in mind when looking for a used Mercedes. The asking price of a car should be one of the first factors in deciding whether or not it’s for you. Since Mercedes is a prestige car brand, it’s not only important to make sure that you find options within your budget, but also to be wary of any cars that you’re offered for a ridiculously cheap price. If the price seems too good to be true, you should always do your homework before buying – look into the car’s history and carry out a full professional inspection of both the mechanics and bodywork.


Due to the high resilience of the running gear, Mercedes vehicles with high mileage are frequently available. Although it’s a common misconception that cars with high mileage should be avoided at all costs, this isn’t always the case. When considering any used Mercedes, the most important factor to consider is the service history; ensure that each service has been carried out at the right time. You should also ensure that only genuine Mercedes parts have been used if applicable.


Lastly, consider the cost and effort required to maintain your car once purchased. Your used Mercedes may be a great bargain initially, but the cost of maintenance can quickly begin to add up if you choose the wrong model. The cost of labor for services and repairs is a major issue to consider. Although you may be getting guaranteed genuine parts and accessories from Mercedes garages, you can expect to pay around 30-40% more for labor when compared to independent prices. If you’re investing in an expensive used model, it may be worth paying the extra for access to Mercedes trained technicians. For part cost ideas, check out this Mercedes parts catalog.


Lastly, the condition of the bodywork is the main factor for anyone looking to purchase an older car. If you’re looking for a classic or older model, check wheel arches, foot-wells, door sills and shuts, behind light lenses, and around suspension mounts for rust.

If you found this information useful, we’d love to hear from you in the comments.

An Insider’s Guide to the AJBAN Class of Military Vehicles

Engineered for multiple defense purposes at 9,000-kilogram capacity, the AJBAN Class of 4×4 vehicles ranges from utility vehicles to fully protected patrol vehicles.

A universal 4×4 chassis is utilized for a common logistic basis to minimize maintenance, training and spare parts management. All vehicles in the AJBAN Class can be suitably fitted as per the specific user’s requirements. Specific armed models are equipped with thoroughly tested and certified cabins for higher crew survivability.

Here is an insider’s guide to four of the AJBAN class of military vehicles.


The AJBAN LRSOV was presented to the public during the 2015 IDEX conference. Featuring a fuel tank capacity of 180 liters and a maximum cruising range of 700 kilometers, this fierce military vehicle reaches a maximum road speed of 110km/h. It can also support self-sustaining missions for up to two weeks.

Incredibly, the AJBAN LRSOV is light enough that it can be transported by helicopter, enabling military personnel to covertly use it across various terrains and environments. This long-range reconnaissance vehicle can move four crew members (with an optional fifth seat) at the same time.

The AJBAN LRSOV’s armament includes a roof-mounted machine gun that can be swiveled 360° in mere seconds — a major element of success and survival. The AJBAN LRSOV is often used in missions taking place in harsh desert conditions, and which involve reconnaissance, border surveillance, patrol, logistics support, as well as command and control.


The AJBAN VIP armored military vehicle is designed with discrete blast and ballistic protection and can be seamlessly combined with other AJBAN support vehicles during convoy assignments. As the VIP version of the series, this particular model comes with a wide range of interior options that enable them to be customized to meet the highest standards and preferences of the most discerning clients.

In addition to providing the crew with high-end commercial comfort, the AJBAN VIP also integrates fire-suppression systems, an over-pressure system for chemical and biological protection, a night vision camera system, full 360-degree situational awareness, and the latest tactical communication systems.

For all these reasons, the AJBAN VIP is the primary vehicle for ensuring the secure movement of dignitaries and VIPs through hostile and adverse environments.

3. AJBAN 440A

Designed with only the harshest environments and the most onerous of missions in mind, the AJBAN 440A is equipped with the most advanced technologies in ballistic and blast protection.

The modular design of the AJBAN 440A gives it the capability to be tactically set up for a variety of assignments:

  • CBRN defense
  • Command and control
  • Combat
  • Patrol
  • Reconnaissance
  • Surveillance
  • Transportation

Strategically set up the roof of the vehicle is a remotely-operated turret on a ring mount that can be armed with a range of weapons – usually a 12.7mm heavy machine gun.

For the safety of the personnel housed inside it, the AJBAN 440A has a facility that can be fitted with eight smoke grenade launchers and an RPG protection net for rocket-propelled grenades. It also has an overpressure protection system to safeguard the crew from all sorts of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats.

With the ability to climb grades of 60 percent, traverse through 1-meter-deep waters, reach a maximum speed of 110km/h and operate in temperatures ranging from -19°C to 49°C, this sure is one advanced military vehicle!


The AJBAN Internal Security Vehicle (ISV) is an internal security, riot and crowd control personnel carrier engineered for fast deployment. It can move up to ten fully equipped troops in all weather conditions, both on and off the road.

Designed with a military grade armored cabin, this incredible vehicle can endure ballistic threats, as well as other risks that are possible in riot situations. The AJBAN ISV meets the highest level of military standards, and can be kitted out with a broad array of non-lethal crowd control systems and mission equipment.

As defense technology is continuously developing and expanding, so too are the pieces of equipment that military forces around the world are utilizing on a daily basis. The AJBAN Class of 4×4 vehicles is a testament to this exciting and ongoing evolution.


Miles Chambers

Senior International Business Development and Sales Manager, NIMR Automotive LLC

Miles Chambers joined NIMR Automotive in October 2016 as Senior International Business Development and Sales Manager. In this capacity, Miles oversees NIMR Automotive’s expansion to Global markets, particularly into Europe and Southeast Asia. In addition to his responsibilities at NIMR Automotive, Miles is the Chairman of the Azerbaijan-South Africa Chamber of Commerce.