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  • 16 Best Luxury Convertibles Of 2018: Photos And Details

    09/15/2018 3:21:42 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 38 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 05 September 2018 | Nate Parsons
    Beautiful photos of beautiful cars in beautiful settings. For best viewing - click "Full Screen" just below the right hand corner of the first photo.
  • At Jerry Brown's climate summit, one deadline will overshadow all the others

    09/11/2018 11:28:41 AM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    LA Times ^ | Sept. 11, 2018 | Evan Halper
    The political leaders coming from around the world for Gov. Jerry Brown’s climate action summit this week will grapple with a lot of urgent deadlines to drive down emissions, but one date is especially exasperating. It is 2035 — the year advocates aim to kill off production of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.
  • 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...
  • Charleston (W.Va.) Police Officer Accused of Leaving Kids in Hot Car

    08/28/2018 11:07:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | August 29, 2018 | WOWK
    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A Charleston Police Officer has been accused of leaving his two young sons in a hot car in a parking lot. According to the criminal complaint, Daniel Goffreda, 32, of Poca, WV, has been charged with two counts of Child Neglect Creating Risk of Injury. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office says Goffreda drove to a Kroger in the Cross Lanes area on Sunday, Agust 26th, 2018 with his 2-year-old and 5-year-old sons in the car.
  • Could Tesla Thrive, Or Even Survive, Without Elon Musk?

    08/28/2018 3:54:02 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 22 replies ^ | 08-28-2018 | Jon
    While Tesla, Inc., will be staying on the stock market instead of securing private financing, a much larger question has come up: Will the electric carmaker’s future depend entirely on CEO Elon Musk? An in-depth interview this month with the New York Times, along with sudden moves by Musk like leaking the potential private equity deal August 7 on Twitter, has caused great concerns among Tesla board members. Some of the board would like to explore options such as searching for a No. 2 executive to even out some of Musk’s power — and to take some of the pressure...
  • Hennessey's 1600-HP Venom F5 Engine Is Two Massive Turbos With a V8 Attached

    08/28/2018 6:38:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | August 27, 2018 | Brian Silvestro
    Hennessey revealed the Venom F5 last year at SEMA as a replacement for its wildly powerful Venom GT. While it was said to be making 1600 horsepower, we weren't sure how. Now, we know: A fully custom V8 with a pair of absolutely gargantuan turbochargers. This thing looks ridiculous. Let's get specs out of the way first. The engine is claimed to push out 1600 horsepower at 7200 RPM, and 1300 lb-ft of torque at 4400 RPM. Unlike the Venom GT's engine, which is based on a Chevy LS V8, a Hennessey spokesperson tells us this one is totally bespoke....
  • 'Little Red' 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 found after 50 years, could be worth millions

    08/18/2018 5:08:24 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 124 replies
    Fox News ^ | 18 Aug 18 | By Gary Gastelu
    Seek and ye shall find. Eventually. A legendary Ford Mustang that many thought was destroyed 50 years ago has been discovered rotting away in a Texas field. And it could be worth millions. Affectionately called Little Red, the 1967 model was an experimental car that Ford loaned to Carrol Shelby to use as a test bed for the development of performance parts. Little Red and a later car, unofficially known as the Green Hornet, were the only two Shelby GT 500 notchback coupes of their era, each sporting a snazzy vinyl roof. Shelby’s crew tinkered with the cars, trying...
  • Turkey raises tariffs on several US products

    08/15/2018 12:23:32 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/8/18
    Turkey announced this morning its intention to raise tariffs on several products imported from the United States, including cars, alcohol and tobacco. .....
  • The Porsche 919 Evo Just Obliterated the Nurburgring Record With a 5:19.55 Lap Time

    08/14/2018 6:41:06 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 66 replies
    Road and Track ^ | 29 Jun, 2018 | Chris Perkins
    Last year, I wrote a story about Stefan Bellof's 6:11.13 Nürburgring lap time set back in 1983 in a Porsche 956. I said it was a record that would remain unchallenged unless Porsche took its 919 LMP1 car to the 'Ring. That's exactly what it's done. Running a 5:19.55 around the famous Nordschleife, the Porsche 919 Evo driven by Timo Bernhard just obliterated the all-time record. That's 51.58 seconds faster than Bellof's time, which is almost hard to believe. Onboard footage from Bernhard's lap, which you can see below, doesn't even look like real-life, but it is. Unlike Bellof's 1983...
  • Ford celebrates its 10 MILLIONTH Mustang with a parade of the iconic sports cars

    08/11/2018 7:22:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/09/18 | Nic White
    Ford marked production of the 10 millionth Mustang with celebrations at its headquarters and at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant where the iconic sports car is made. A parade of Mustangs from 1964 to the present day rolled into the parking lot at the Dearborn headquarters before making the 30-minute drive - complete with police escort - to the Flat Rock complex. There the 62 cars were parked to spell out '10,000,000' with the commas represented by the first Mustang produced and the 10 millionth - a 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed manual convertible.
  • Classic car collectors brace for a Trump auto tariffs crash.

    08/08/2018 6:14:48 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 37 replies
    CBS Money Watch ^ | August 8, 2018 | Rachael Layne
    The Trump administration's proposed auto and auto part tariffs may claim an unexpected casualty: The more than 20 million Americans who spend an estimated $1.5 billion annually on classic and antique cars, trucks and motorcycles, according to specialized insurer Hagerty Group. Though many classic car sales are by wealthy collectors and cost in the tens of millions, the average classic vehicle's value is less than $35,000, according to Hagerty Group.
  • Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

    08/02/2018 6:06:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 02, 2018 7:11 PM EDT | Ellen Knickmeyer and Tom Krisher
    Citing safety, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed rolling back car-mileage standards, backing away from years of government efforts to cut Americans’ trips to the gas station and reduce unhealthy, climate-changing tailpipe emissions. If the proposed rule becomes final, it could roil the auto industry as it prepares for new model years and weaken one of the federal government’s chief weapons against climate change — regulating emissions from cars and other vehicles. The result, opponents say, will be dirtier air and more pollution-related illness and death. The proposal itself estimates it could cost tens of thousands of jobs — auto...
  • Car tariffs (vanity)

    07/06/2018 8:23:06 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 26 replies
    I looked it up. The EU puts a 10% tariff on American cars. The United States puts a 2.5% tariff on EU cars. In what universe is that fair? Trump should address the nation, and hold up a poster with that data on it. People would come over to his side hugely. Why doesn't he do that? (And no, tweets don't count. The average American voter doesn't read political tweets.)
  • Attack of the Killer Audis: There is no national- security case for auto-import tariffs.

    07/06/2018 4:39:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 48 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 5, 2018
    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is struggling to find a legal national-security rationale to slap 20% tariffs on automotive imports, but we’re told that President Trump has ordered him to find one anyway. There isn’t one. And if Mr. Trump goes ahead and claims there is he’ll be acting as lawlessly as Barack Obama did with his war on fossil fuels. Mr. Trump in May directed the Commerce Department to investigate whether foreign cars and automotive parts imperil national security under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. That law allows the President to restrict imports that he...
  • Top 10 Tips: Keep Your Parked Car Cool This Summer

    07/01/2018 12:55:34 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 54 replies
    The heat of summer can make this otherwise beautiful season downright unpleasant. For drivers who don’t enjoy intense heat, getting into a car that has been parked in hot weather can feel like being roasted alive. Stay cool and get more out of your summer by using these tips to keep your car cooler when parked. 1. Use a sunshade or window visor. This tried-and-true method of keeping your car cool should be your go-to option to counteract hot interior temps throughout the summer. Put up a sunshade or window visor every time you exit your car for more than...
  • Trump Administration Tariffs Could Boost Car Prices, Limit Choices

    06/22/2018 8:31:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | 06/22/2018 | BY DAVID MULLER
    The Trump administration’s recently announced 25 percent tariff on myriad China-made goods—including vehicles—would add a levy of approximately $8250 to the price of a Buick Envision crossover. That’s 25 percent of the 2019 model’s $32,990 starting price. Whether that increase is reflected in full on the sticker price come July 6, when the tariffs are set to take effect, is totally up to General Motors. The automaker would not provide detail on any potential financial impact of the tariff; a spokesperson said the company is assessing the situation. The Chinese tariffs could still be adjusted before July 6. But as...
  • South Korea crushes it in J.D. Power's 2018 Initial Quality Study (Top three rankings)

    06/20/2018 10:45:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNET ^ | June 20, 2018 | Kyle Hyatt
    The myth of Korean cars being cheaply made and problematic to own should, by now, be well and truly busted. But, if you've had your head in the sand for the last few years, here's some fairly definitive proof for you: J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study has Genesis, Kia and Hyundai in its top three spots. This is a big deal, too, because it represents the first time that the three Korean brands have topped the list. Kia is no stranger to the top, having been the top-ranked mass-market brand for the last four years. Genesis has only been an...
  • Trump to ban German cars?

    05/31/2018 1:56:15 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 31 replies
    Hill ^ | 5/31 | Hill
    Trump wants to impose a total ban on the imports of German luxury cars, according to a new report from CNBC and German magazine WirtschaftsWoche. Several U.S. and European diplomats told the news outlets that Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron about his plans last month during a state visit. Trump reportedly told Macron that he would maintain the ban until no Mercedes-Benz cars are seen on Fifth Avenue in New York. ADVERTISEMENT Shares of Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen were lower on Thursday, shortly after the weekly German business magazine published the report. The Hill has reached out to the...
  • Laying a trap for self-driving cars

    05/29/2018 8:18:00 AM PDT · by CodeToad · 36 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 17 March 2017 | Devin Coldeway
    We spend a lot of time and words on what autonomous cars can do, but sometimes it’s a more interesting question to ask what they can’t do. The limitations of a technology are at least as important as its capabilities. That’s what this little bit of performance art tells me, anyway. You can see the nature of “Autonomous trap 001” right away. One of the first and most important things a self-driving system will learn or be taught is how to interpret the markings on the road. This is the edge of a lane, this means it’s for carpools...
  • Driver rammed car into pedestrians on sidewalk: cops [Blame the AAA!]

    05/26/2018 10:19:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    NY POST ^ | 5/26/18
    A driver rammed into three women walking on a sidewalk Friday in downtown Portland, critically injuring one of them, before speeding away and getting arrested within hours of the crash, authorities said.