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  • Ford celebrates 10 millionth Mustang while banking on car's draw

    08/08/2018 9:12:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 97 replies
    www.france24.com ^ | 08 August 2018 | Staff
    <p>The Ford Mustang -- an iconic American brand and a symbol of cool -- will reach a major milestone Wednesday as the 10 millionth vehicle rolls off an assembly line at a Detroit-area plant.</p> <p>The car celebrated in American song and film, and recognized the world over as an iconic American cultural export, will get a big party at Ford's Michigan headquarters.</p>
  • The Last 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Converted to 427 Power by Don Yenko is Uncovered

    07/29/2018 5:22:22 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    Hot Rod ^ | 25JUL18 | Jerry Heasley
    ...snip... Weaver was a teenager in March 1968 when his dad offered to “buy me something new.” They lived in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and first visited Grabiak Chevrolet “down the road,” where the 19-year-old spotted a black 427 Corvette coupe that he “was interested in getting.” Except, “My God, the insurance was over $1,000 a year,” which was “a fortune” in those days. “So we went up to Yenko [Chevrolet] to see about getting a Camaro.” They entered a candy land of “at least 50 Z/28s, different colors, different gear ratios—4.10s, 4.56s, 4.88s.” Weaver recalled it like it was yesterday. “I...
  • Alberta man legally changes sex for cheaper car insurance

    07/26/2018 9:26:41 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 26 replies
    calgarysun.com ^ | 26 Jul 18 | Tristin Hopper
    'I am now a woman … I now pay $1100 less for auto-insurance. I won. The end,' wrote the unidentified man in a Reddit post An Alberta man has legally changed his gender purely to benefit from the lower car insurance rates offered to women. “I didn’t feel like getting screwed over any more,” the man, identified only as “David,” told CBC this week. For more than three years, Alberta has been among several provinces in which residents can legally change the sex on their birth certificates without providing evidence of genital surgery.
  • Chinese Chef Spends $630 Making His Own Knockoff Hummer

    07/20/2018 11:37:49 PM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    Chinahush ^ | 8DEC11 | editorial staff
    (From Netease) Chinese folks have always had the self-entertaining mindset to compare little things to big renowned things even just for the slightest resemblance. We had a post last year talking about a homemade knockoff Lamborghini by a 25 years old guy. Recently a chef from Zigong City, Sichuan Province became famous on the Internet for spending only about 4000 yuan in designing and handcrafting what netizens called a knockoff "Hummer". The 2 meter long, 1.5 meter high homemade auto took Qu Zhibo 3 years to build since he was busy running his own restaurant. Small as it is, it...
  • You Can Buy Your Own Shanzhai 'Lamborghini' From China For Just $65,000

    07/20/2018 11:20:33 PM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 25, 2012, 8:46 AM | editorial staff
    I believe, you only need to spend less than 300 yuan to own a smartphone that looks like an IPhone on the outside, but have you heard of spending 420,000 yuan for a "Lamborghini"? Recently, a report on the Internet with pictures and videos once again stirs up waves with the word "Shanzhai" in the Chinese auto market. A home automaker has made a Shanzhai version of the "Lamborghini Murcielago LP64" model. Different than the earlier Shanzhai cars, the car maker said this Shanzhai Lamborghini's exterior is 99% identical to the genuine mode, interior is up to 70% similar. The...
  • Father throws children out of car, drives away with 1 holding onto bumper: NOPD

    07/04/2018 8:28:04 AM PDT · by BBell · 32 replies
    https://www.nola.com/ ^ | 7/3/18 | Marie Simoneaux
    A 57-year-old man is accused of cruelty and child desertion after witnesses saw him throw his children out of a car and drive away on Rampart Street with one holding onto the bumper Friday night (June 29), according to New Orleans police. Kenneth Watson was booked into Orleans Justice Center jail the next day on three counts of child desertion and four of cruelty to a child, court records show. Witnesses told police they saw Watson get out of a car after it stopped suddenly on North Rampart near the intersection of St. Peter Street around 11:30 p.m. Friday and...
  • New York man trying to jump-start car gets a venomous surprise

    06/22/2018 6:37:40 AM PDT · by libstripper · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2018 | Fox News Staff
    A man trying to jump-start his car got a slithering surprise when he opened the hood of his car.
  • Driver Shoots Himself After High-Speed Chase

    06/14/2018 8:24:44 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 33 replies
    KNBC TV Los Angeles ^ | June 13, 2018 | Staff
    A driver who led a high-speed chase in a U-Haul pickup truck Wednesday afternoon through Southern California, weaving in and out of traffic with authorities in tow, shot himself in the Cajon Pass at the end of the pursuit.
  • Cop Who Was Fired After Ramming Suspect With Car Hired By Nearby County

    06/05/2018 6:43:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com/ ^ | 6/5/18 | Nina Golgowski
    A Georgia police officer fired a day after video captured him hitting a suspect with his patrol car during a chase has been hired by a nearby sheriff’s department. Taylor Saulters, who was a rookie in the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, was picked up by the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, its sheriff announced on Facebook. “I have known him since he was a baby and I know he will be a great asset to our county,” Sheriff David Gabriel saidSaulters, who was fired on Saturday, remains the subject of a probe by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations for...
  • Concealed Carry In Your Car

    06/03/2018 11:23:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    nrafamily.org ^ | May 29, 2018 | Sheriff Jim Wilson
    So you have worked out a method of carrying your defensive handgun that conceals well for you and allows you to make a quick-draw response should trouble raise its angry head. My guess would be that, for most of you, this involves wearing the handgun somewhere near your waistline. Hip holster, inside the waistband, pocket holster—the method doesn't really matter as long as it works for you. But now I am going to throw a monkey wrench into the whole defensive equation. When you get behind the wheel of your car and buckle up your seat belt, you quickly discover...
  • Living in a Car on $800 a Month

    05/14/2018 4:02:24 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies
    woman lives in her car
  • Ford EcoBlue - 2.0L Technical Wonder

    05/08/2018 1:02:17 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 64 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 07 May 2018 | John Lehenbauer
    Major European cities such as Madrid and Paris are discriminating against diesel engines due to officials’ concerns about the types of pollution oil-burners produce...The four-cylinder EcoBlue is the most advanced diesel engine Ford has ever produced. Starting with a clean sheet, engineers focused on developing an engine that has very low internal friction.
  • Police Use Stun Gun On Man Attempting To Have Sex With Car [KS]

    05/03/2018 1:19:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 98 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | May 3, 2018 at 12:54 pm | Staff
    (CBS) — A Kansas man attempting to insert his penis into the tailpipe of a car had to be subdued with a stun gun after refusing to listen to police. “We were called to the 1200 block of East Broadway to a report of a naked male underneath a car,” said Lt. Scott Powell of the Newton (Kansas) Police Department. “.. He was attempting to stick his penis into the tailpipe of the vehicle.” The suspect did not respond to officer commands and officers used a stun gun to subdue him, the Newton Kansan reported. Powell said the man was...
  • Tesla employees say automaker is churning out a high volume of flawed parts requiring costly rework

    03/14/2018 2:41:33 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-14-2018 | Lora Kolodny
    Tesla employees say the company is manufacturing a high ratio of flawed parts and vehicles that need rework and repairs. The electrical vehicle maker has had to ship some flawed parts to remanufacturing facilities to avoid scrapping them, rather than fixing them in-line, according to sources; Tesla denies this. CEO Elon Musk is under pressure to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan, Tesla's first mass-market electric vehicle. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Luxury automaker Tesla is manufacturing a surprisingly high ratio of flawed parts and vehicles, according to several current and former employees, leading to more rework and repairs than can be...
  • Avis & Budget Car Rental Announces Will No Longer Provide NRA discount

    02/24/2018 5:18:10 AM PST · by tellw · 59 replies
    Avis Car Rental Twitter ^ | 2/23/18 | Avid Car Rental
    Posted on Twitter: Hello, effective March 26, Avis and Budget will no longer provide the NRA member discount.~Susan
  • The hypercar that hits 0-60mph in UNDER two seconds: Incredible electric Japanese car Aspark Owl

    02/19/2018 11:30:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 11:22 EST, 19 February 2018 | By Connor Boyd
    Electric Aspark Owl prototype has 430 horsepower, 563 all-wheel lb-ft torque and weighs less than 860kg The Japanese company claim the video is proof that the car can achieve 'impossible' sub-two-second mark Apark say they will only make 50 units of the vehicle and customers will need to fork out £3million for one ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A small engineering company in Japan claims it has produced the world's first street-legal car capable of hitting 0-60mph in under two seconds. The Aspark Owl was launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year and its creators said it would have 430 horsepower, 563 all-wheel...
  • How Solid Power Batteries Are Going to Make Electric Cars Great Again

    01/18/2018 11:58:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.inverse.com ^ | 01/17/2018 | By Mike Brown
    The company has big plans to make electric cars cool. t’s an exciting time for solid state batteries. BMW announced last month that it’s teamed up with Colorado-based battery developer Solid Power, which could see the automaker ditch the liquid electrolyte lithium-ion cells of yesteryear in favor of a solid alternative that’s safer, higher-energy, and simpler. “I don’t wanna sit here and claim that all the technical challenges are solved,” Doug Campbell, the CEO of Solid Power, tells Inverse. “It’s a vote of confidence in that some of the fundamental historical concerns for solid state, I think this is a...
  • US to 'carefully' review GM request on autonomous car: Chao

    01/15/2018 12:04:54 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 01/14/17
    Detroit (AFP) - Regulators will "carefully and responsibly" review General Motors' request to test an autonomous car without a steering wheel, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Sunday. "It is now coming to the stage with the rapid advancement of self-driving technology that this request is now a reality," Chao said on the sidelines of the Detroit Auto Show. "So we will view the petition carefully and responsibly."​ GM on Friday unveiled the Cruise AV, an autonomous vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals, announcing it had asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to exempt it from a number...
  • Car flies into 2nd floor of Santa Ana building

    01/14/2018 10:03:53 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | January 14, 2018 | Marilyn Kalfus
    SANTA ANA >> A speeding car struck a median and flew into the second floor of a building Saturday night, remaining lodged into a dental office, authorities said. The white sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on French Street when the accident occurred in the 300 block of E. 17th Street, Santa Ana Police said in a news release.
  • Please Pray for Lady Run Over by Her Own Car after being Attacked by a Cat & Leaving Car in Reverse

    01/07/2018 10:29:28 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 27 replies
    internet | 1/7/18 | Charles O'Connell
    Please pray for a lady left with serious injuries after a cat jumped in her car, attacked her, she left the car in reverse, she jumped out, the car ran her over, she was taken away by ambulance with serious injuries.Woman run over with her own car while trying to escape cat attack, troopers say. Car left in reverse, rolled over woman.