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  • "Montgomery Boulevard" - original jazz, by Yours Truly

    01/12/2019 1:27:06 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 11 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 1/12/19 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    If [insert_famous_jazz_musician_here] calls and wants his style back, I'm not in. For a free download of "Montgomery Boulevard" click here, click on Buy Now, and choose $0.
  • Waymo One, the first commercial robotaxi service, is now picking up passengers in Arizona

    12/05/2018 9:39:40 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/5/18 | Russ Mitchell
    Waymo on Wednesday launched a commercial robot ride-hailing service in Arizona called Waymo One. Like Uber or Lyft, customers will summon a ride with a smartphone app. But in this case, the car will be driving itself. Only “a few hundred customers” will have access to the app and participate in the early stages. Although the cars will drive themselves, a Waymo engineer will sit behind the wheel in case anything goes wrong. Waymo did not say when the cars will start arriving without a human minder or when the program will be expanded. Waymo’s cars, Chrysler Pacifica minivans bristling...
  • Vancouver man’s Subaru WRX wrongly seized by bank he’d never borrowed from

    10/09/2018 10:41:24 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    Driving ^ | Oct. 6, 2018 | Alex Reid
    The Royal Bank of Canada accidentally seized a Subaru WRX STI from a Vancouver man, despite the fact he’d never interacted with the bank before. Tage Kendall had his 2006 Subaru Impreza repossessed even though the car was fully paid off and properly titled in his name, reports the CBC. He did not purchase the car with a loan from RBC, and hasn’t dealt with the bank before. That’s why he thought it odd that, in June of 2018, he received a Facebook message from a collection company saying his car was about to be repossessed. He replied that they...
  • From Model T to Model 3: How Driving Changed Over a Century Most Important Car Year You Were Born

    09/27/2018 12:01:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | Sep 26, 2018 | By Ben Stewart
    A century of four-wheeled mobility.
  • Horror as car ploughs into 'crowd of 100 children and teachers' - police manhunt underway

    09/25/2018 3:38:08 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 66 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Sep 25, 2018 | JOEY MILLAR
    A CAR ploughed into a crowd of children and their parents on a walk near Karlshamn, in Sweden, police revealed today. Two pupils were hurt with a police manhunt now underway. *snip* The driver fled the scene, police said. Witnesses were unable to identify whether the driver was male of female.
  • Woman trying to run across I-35 in high heels dies, hit-and-run suspect charged

    09/07/2018 12:54:11 PM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | Sept., 6, 2018 | CBS Austin
    Police have identified a woman killed when she tried to run across an I-35 frontage road in high heels in an alleged hit-and-run crash in Downtown Austin. According to the arrest affidavit, 21-year-old Felipe Hernandez is charged with failure to stop and render aid, a third-degree felony...A responding officer to the collision was told by the victim's sister that they were walking back from the bar Terminal 6 when a man asked if the woman could run fast in heels. The woman said she could, and before her sister could stop her, she ran across the road and almost made...
  • Just a warning - unscrupulous car dealerships are still alive and well.

    08/22/2018 4:58:52 PM PDT · by eastexsteve · 81 replies
    After what my wife had to endure Monday in a Fort Worth Mitsubishi dealership, I thought it might be wise to reinforce the notion that pond scum still exists in the new car buying market. Thank God I was only a phone call away. To make a long story short, they started by offering her dirt for her trade, which I already prepared her for. (NADA trade-in value is one thing, but they weren't even in the ball park.) They next tried to sell her the car for over a thousand dollars ABOVE what they were offering it on their...
  • Ford celebrates 10 millionth Mustang while banking on car's draw

    08/08/2018 9:12:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 97 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 · 48 replies
    woman lives in her car
  • Ford EcoBlue - 2.0L Technical Wonder

    05/08/2018 1:02:17 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 64 replies ^ | 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...