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  • Check Out How This Volvo Ad Was Run in America vs Poland

    05/19/2019 2:04:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 56 replies
    InformationLiberation ^ | 8MAT19 | Chris Menahan
    The Swedish car company Volvo this week shared two similar looking ads on Facebook -- one to their main page and one to their Polish page -- which had one glaring difference. In the post on their main page, the ad showed two homosexual men holding hands in front of a little girl driving a Volvo toy truck. The ad copy reads: "Focus on your career, or your family? From now on you can do both at Volvo Cars, because we offer employees within the EMEA region six months of paid parental leave, regardless of gender. Read the full...
  • Russian Oligarch Car for sale

    04/26/2019 5:25:51 AM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies ^ | 30sep18 | tim
    A unique car is for sale on one of the Russian classifieds websites. As the story goes the car was custom made for a famous rich person who died three months before the car was delivered to him.In fact this was a Toyota Crown, but it is so heavily modified you can’t recognize it anymore.The whole body is covered by Canadian buffalo leather, and inside there is Siberian weasel leather. Also sable fur is used to trim the seats. It’s being said that the sable fur is the most expensive fur in the world.The car was named “Amulet”According to the owner...
  • Eight pedestrians injured in California after driver ‘deliberately’ hit them, police say

    04/23/2019 11:00:44 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24 | Allyson Chiu
    Eight pedestrians were injured Tuesday evening in Sunnyvale, Calif., after a driver, who was reportedly speeding, “deliberately drove into" them, police said. The driver, identified only as an adult male, is in custody. All eight people, who were walking through a crosswalk or standing nearby, were transported to local hospitals for treatment and evaluation, Capt. Jim Choi of the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety told The Washington Post. The youngest victim is 13 years old, Choi said. Police have not identified the victims or offered updates on their conditions.
  • Why is Congress Ignoring Alleged Congressional Terrorist Ilhan Omar?

    03/15/2019 11:55:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/15/19 | Judi McLeod
    Where are the FBI and the DOJ when they are most needed? Still out on the wild goose chase called Russian Collusion to bring a duly elected American president down There appears to be an active Hamas terrorist sitting among them, but don’t expect any worthwhile investigation by the Democrats and the 12 Republicans who voted against President Donald Trump’s National Emergency effort—by pretending that there is no emergency at the Southern border. Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, sworn in to Congress on the Koran rather than the Holy Bible, and seemingly sworn to the Muslim Brotherhood-inspired Hamas has failed to...
  • Aurus (A new line of automobiles out of mother Russia)

    03/13/2019 4:59:29 AM PDT · by vannrox · 40 replies
    cartype ^ | 13MAR19 | 7146
    The 2018 the Moscow International Automobile Salon saw the World Premiere of the luxury Russian vehicles Aurus Senat and Aurus Senat Limousine. Aurus emblem.Denis Manturov, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation emphasized the importance of the event for the domestic automotive industry development, "For the first time in the Russian history, a project aimed to release a commercial line-up of luxury vehicles has emerged. Aurus is a national brand, which represents modern, technically developed and innovative Russia. I am convinced that AURUS will have a success and that the Aurus vehicles will soon take over their...
  • Self-driving cars ‘could be more likely to run over black people’

    03/06/2019 9:14:57 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 110 replies
    Metro UK ^ | March 6, 2019 | Rob WaughRead more:
    Self-driving cars could be more likely to hit and kill black people due to flaws in the software used to detect objects, researchers have warned. In a pre-publication scientific paper, researchers from the University of Georgia found that computer vision systems are better at detecting people with lighter skin tones.
  • The 1960s American Car And Road Trip In Kodachrome

    02/26/2019 5:35:41 AM PST · by vannrox · 56 replies
    FlashBAK ^ | February 25, 2019 | By Paul Sorene
    These Kodachrome slides are from when go-ahead Americans believed a flying car was just around the corner Well I’m not braggin’ babe so don’t put me down But I’ve got the fastest set of wheels in town When something comes up to me he don’t even try ‘Cause if I had a set of wings man I know she could fly– Little Deuce Coupe, the Beach Boys 1965 Amphicar, Model 770 — 1965  You like our post ‘The 1950s American Car And Road Trip In Kodachrome‘ so much that we combined our wit and came with another: ‘The 1960s American Car...
  • Woman Charged In Connection With Alderman’s Stolen Car

    02/14/2019 5:19:11 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 14 replies ^ | February 4, 2019 | Dana Kozlov
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Questions surround a Northwest Side alderman after his car disappeared for months and a woman was charged in connection with the disappearance.
  • GM to start laying off 4,000 salaried workers on Monday

    02/01/2019 1:59:20 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | Friday, February 1, 2019 | Chris Isidore
    New York (CNN Business)Layoffs for about 4,000 salaried staff at General Motors are due to start Monday. The layoffs are part of a 15% reduction in white collar jobs in North America that the automaker first announced back in November. At the same time, it announced plans to close four US plants as well as a fifth in Canada. While those plants, which include about 6,000 hourly jobs, have yet to close, GM is moving ahead with the salaried staff reductions, a GM spokesman confirmed Friday. The timing of the layoffs was first reported by the Detroit News. The company...
  • "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...