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  • Road trip

    09/22/2017 6:40:35 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 98 replies
    All y'all | 22 Sept. 2017 | Army Air Corps
    Calling all FR motorheads! It is time once again for some car talk. Tonight, I ask the following question: What was/is your favourite vehicle for road trips?
  • Weirdest Car

    09/15/2017 9:14:09 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 198 replies
    Y'all | 15 Spetember 2017 | Me, myself, and I
    Calling all motorheads: what is the weirdest, most oddball car, truck, or van that you have ever driven? The "weirdness" can be anything from exterior design, to mechanical features, to the interior. Have at it, FRiends.
  • Of all the cars

    09/08/2017 7:58:09 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 146 replies
    Various | 8 September 2017 | Army Air Corps
    And now, for something a bit amusing for a Friday. This is a call to all automotive enthusiasts, motorheads, car nuts, etc. I ask the following question: Of all the vehicles that you have driven, what car (or truck) have you owned that you loved in spite of its faults, quirks, and foibles? As a follow-up question, what made that flawed vehicle so endearing to you?
  • Man Gets Drunk, Sells Car, Forgets, Reports it Stolen ($579 - To Buy More Booze)

    09/06/2017 1:14:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    A man who sold his car while drunk forgot he had made the deal and called the cops to report his vehicle stolen. The Telegraph reports on the story involving a man in New Zealand who sold his car for $800NZD (€495) so he could get more money to keep his boozy night out going. However, the next day he had no memory of selling the car and reported it stolen to the police in Rotorua. The man who purchased the motor from a car-selling site was also suspicious the car might be stolen so he checked the registration and...
  • Autonomous car legislation heads to US House for vote next Wednesday

    09/01/2017 7:51:48 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Reuters via Engadget ^ | 08/31/17 | Brendan McDermid
    <p>Self-driving car makers have been testing experimental models on a laborious state-by-state basis while everyone waits for Congress to enact national legislation. But last month, a House of Representatives panel unanimously approved a measure that would exempt tens of thousands of autonomous vehicles from current restrictions and sent it to the floor for a vote -- which just got scheduled for next week.</p>
  • Porsche announces Rennsport Reunion VI to be held September 2018

    08/19/2017 8:06:44 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 16 replies
    Press.Porsche ^ | July 28, 2017 | Porsche
    The world's largest gathering of Porsche race cars and drivers to return to the Monterey Peninsula Atlanta, Georgia. Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca today announced the next Porsche Rennsport Reunion will take place at the famed California racetrack in 2018. The upcoming Family Reunion has been expanded to four days and will be held September 27-30, 2018. In what has become a tradition, Rennsport Reunion VI will bring together an extraordinary gathering of significant Porsche racecars, as well as those who have designed, engineered, and driven them to victory in the world's most famous...
  • Two cars rammed into crowd? (vanity)

    08/13/2017 4:50:40 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 62 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/13/17 | GrandJediMasterYoda
    What is going on here? There is this video...... But there is also this video taken from a drone, completely different car ramming into people, possibly even running people over........... So why are we hearing of one driver arrested and not two? Who was driving the other car? Is the fake news media once again trying to sell us some BS?
  • How Did The Awan Family Become Respected And Trusted Washington Insiders?

    08/01/2017 3:08:26 PM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Imran Awan was born in Pakistan in 1980. He sought his education in Information Technology. He first came to Capitol Hill in 2004 working for Florida Democrat Robert Wexler. He has worked as a shared employee for Democrats as an information technologist for 13 years. He is a Pakistani immigrant, who made his home in the US in Lorton, Virginia. He has actually provided technical support for 25 other House Democrats working as a shared employee. He, also, managed to get his wife, HIna Alvi, on the House payroll. Then his brother, Abid Awan, then Abid’s wife, Natalia Sova became...
  • Tsunami to Hit Germany: Five Auto Companies Admit to Illegal Cartel

    07/25/2017 8:26:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 99 replies ^ | July 24, 2017 | Mike Shedlock
    Unmasking an Illegal Cartel The  German auto scandal just got much bigger according to a new report by the Spiegel.Audi, BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, and Porsche colluded in all aspects of diesel technology.Effectively, the five corporations acted as one via a series of secret working groups that met several times a year.The Spiegel broke the story with its report on the Auto Syndicate Scandal.The story is in German, and it’s also behind a pay wall. Eurointelligence has a nice Email report. Spiegel magazine has an absolutely shocking account of a cartel between the five motor companies – VW, Daimler, BMM, Porsche,...
  • Report: GM may kill Chevy Volt, Sonic and four other cars

    07/23/2017 1:56:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 86 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July 22,2017
    General Motors has put six of its cars under review, including its once breakthrough Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, and is evaluating whether to cancel them in the coming years, according to a report from Reuters. The news comes as sales of cars continue to plummet in the U.S. and as consumers increasingly turn to SUVs and pickups. Besides the Chevrolet Volt hybrid, other vehicles believed to be under consideration for elimination iinclude the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Sonic, according to Reuters. GM spokesman Jim Cain declined to comment on the report. UAW President Dennis...
  • 11-Year-Old Boy's Invention Could Prevent Hot Car Deaths

    07/01/2017 9:06:03 AM PDT · by Raymann · 44 replies
    Bishop Curry looks for ways to fix the world. For an 11-year-old boy, he's unusually curious about big-picture problems, his dad says — from natural disasters to civil rights. And he's always loved to tinker. That's why it wasn't a surprise when Bishop, after seeing an upsetting local news report about a 6-month-old who died when left in a hot car, resolved to make sure something like that never happened again.
  • The Hooters - Great Big American Car

    06/28/2017 3:37:15 PM PDT · by NFHale · 162 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 24, 2012 | The Hooters
    The Hooters - Another great Philly Band Play it LOUD.
  • Driverless Autonomous Cars Will Be on U.S. Roads in the Next 2 Months

    06/11/2017 7:06:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    Futurism ^ | June 9, 2017 | Dom Galeon
    Eliminating the Problem How difficult is it to test autonomous vehicles (AVs) on public roads? Uber can probably tell you all about it. Much of the difficulty in obtaining the permits necessary for such tests comes from fear. Because self-driving technology is new, because the systems have been involved in incidents in the past, and so on, people aren’t quite ready to trust the tech. The governor of Washington state, however, has a different perspective. Governor Jay Inslee signed an order on Wednesday that would allow for autonomous vehicle tests without a human driver behind the wheel. According to the...
  • Rolls-Royce Sweptail sails into record books

    05/29/2017 4:55:36 AM PDT · by Macoozie · 76 replies
    This is ^ | PUBLISHED: 08:14 EDT, 27 May 2017 | | By RAY MASSEY
    The highly-personalised two-seater Rolls-Royce Sweptail, which takes its styling cues from luxury yachts, is believed to be the most expensive new car ever built and harks back to the ‘golden age’ of grand touring.
  • All fossil-fuel vehicles will vanish in 8 years

    05/19/2017 6:18:20 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 117 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 16 May 2017 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will be sold anywhere in the world within eight years. The entire market for land transport will switch to electrification, leading to a collapse of oil prices and the demise of the petroleum industry as we have known it for a century. This is the futuristic forecast by Stanford University economist Tony Seba. His report, with the deceptively bland title Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030, has gone viral in green circles and is causing spasms of anxiety in the established industries. Seba’s premise is that people will stop driving altogether. They will switch...
  • This Singapore Facility Is the World's Largest 'Vending Machine' for Supercars

    05/11/2017 9:34:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Asia One ^ | 5/11 | May Ong
    Think this is some fancy display case for your child's Hot Wheels? Think again. What looks like a toy car dispenser is actually the world's largest and most expensive "vending machine" for real, life-sized luxury cars. More incredibly, the state-of-the-art building is located in Singapore, at Jalan Bukit Merah, to be exact. Boasting a display of dream cars such as Bentleys, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches and more, it is no wonder a video by luxury and lifestyle magazine Senatus has gone viral, garnering more than one million views on Facebook. on Facebook The Autobahn Motors (ABM) building was built just to...
  • 10 of the Fastest Cars You Can Buy for Under $100,000

    05/09/2017 7:10:53 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 78 replies
    Cheatsheet ^ | 9 May, 2017 | Micah Wright
    We’ve had enough of these ludicrous luxury car sticker prices. It seems like every supercar carries a six figure price tag, leaving the fastest cars on the market completely out of reach for all but the ultra-wealthy. Seriously, if you had $250K, what would you rather buy, a massive house or a car? It isn’t just because these cars are extremely expensive to engineer and manufacture, but because prestige always comes at a premium, a phrase the über elite love to recite when shopping for that fresh Ferrari. Fortunately, there are still quite a few cars out there that can...
  • The Electric-Car Boom Is So Real Even Oil Companies Say It’s Coming

    05/03/2017 12:28:01 AM PDT · by RightCenter · 54 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | April 25, 2017 | Tom Randall
    Electric cars are coming fast -- and that’s not just the opinion of carmakers anymore. Total SA, one of the world’s biggest oil producers, is now saying EVs may constitute almost a third of new-car sales by the end of the next decade. The surge in battery powered vehicles will cause demand for oil-based fuels to peak in the 2030s, Total Chief Energy Economist Joel Couse said at Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s conference in New York on Tuesday. EVs will make up 15 percent to 30 percent of new vehicles by 2030, after which fuel “demand will flatten out,” Couse...
  • Sweden's Largest Newspaper Demands "Ban Men In Cars To Stop Terror"

    04/12/2017 3:00:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | April 12, 2017
    It was just a matter of time before we were forced to write this ridiculous post. You knew it was coming, we knew it was coming...and now the day has finally arrived that some extreme leftist has called for the banning of automobiles as a means of preventing terrorist know, because the person driving the vehicles couldn't possibly be to blame. And while you may think such logic would be reserved for the kookiest of liberal activists living in an isolated commune some 100 miles from any established commercial interests, it actually came from a reputable columnist, Eva Franchell,...
  • Trump's Old Ferrari Auctioned For $270,000

    04/04/2017 3:36:41 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 34 replies
    yahoo ^ | April 3, 2017 | Shreesha Ghosh
    President Donald Trump’s 2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe was sold at an "Auctions America" event in Florida Saturday for a private sale at a record $270,000. Trump purchased the Ferrari about 10 years ago and owned it for four years, however did not drive it much. In 2011 he sold it with fewer than 2,400 miles on it.