Saturday, October 11, 2014

Crash recorder video craze hits Japan

Crash recorder video craze hits Japan:







A Japanese dash cam captures a bird dropping a present on a windshield



It's been a fad in Europe for some time now.



Dash cams are quite common in Europe, and now that craze has swept Japan. The dash cam is an idea whose time has come, given all of the strange things that are happening on the roadways everyday.



It's hard to believe that the USA hasn't been bitten by the dash cam bug yet, but it's only a matter of time.



There are a lot of benefits to using dash cams, and someday soon they will be hitting the shores of America.





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Official: Rennsport Reunion V to be held at Laguna Seca in October 2015 | Porsche Club of America

Official: Rennsport Reunion V to be held at Laguna Seca in October 2015 | Porsche Club of America



Porsche fans should start making plans for next October now, as the 2015 Porsche Rennsport Reunion was announced to be coming back to California.



It's been a while since this famed reunion has been held in California.





  Check out the announcement from Porsche:








Saturday, October 4, 2014

Are electric cars bad for the environment? | Leo Hickman | Environment | theguardian.com

Are electric cars bad for the environment? | Leo Hickman | Environment | theguardian.com









We've often heard of the benefits of the electric car, but is a lot of this just hype? Of course the obvious benefit is the lessening of the relying on fossil fuels but in this article, are there a few items that some may have overlooked when it comes to the overall benefit of the electric car.


Or perhaps there was a sponsor of this study, perhaps an oil company?






Sunday, September 28, 2014

AAA Could Discontinue Billboards That Warn Of Speed Traps

AAA Could Discontinue Billboards That Warn Of Speed Traps







Speed traps are what they are... usually not a great thing.



If your town is anything like mine though, you might want a speed trap on your street. The speeds some drivers go especially in a quiet neighborhood are sometimes ridiculous.








Monday, September 22, 2014

Car Free Sunday in Brussels on 21 September 2014 - City of Brussels

Car Free Sunday in Brussels on 21 September 2014 - City of Brussels







This is one thing I really like about big European cities, they do some unconventional things sometimes.



How about closing off the city to traffic? That's an interesting concept. It give the citizens a chance to get out and explore the streets, probably on foot or maybe with two wheels.



This is what happened in Brussels on the 21st of September.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray [UPDATE] Quick Spin - Autoblog



2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray [UPDATE] Quick Spin - Autoblog:







The ubiquitous American sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette  is making it's debut now, a few tweeks here and there and the final product is brilliant as the Autoblog writers say.



Give this article a read to find out more about it.



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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Why cars remain so appealing even in cities with decent public transit - The Washington Post

Why cars remain so appealing even in cities with decent public transit - The Washington Post:













Articles like this are amazing, why would you want to take public transportation in the place of driving your own car?



I could think of a lot of reasons, but for now we'll just say that this article overlooks the obvious.







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Thursday, June 19, 2014

U.S. Senators seek gas tax hike, first since 1993

http://www.autonews.com/article/20140618/OEM05/140619852/u-s-senators-want-to-hike-gasoline-tax-for-first-time-since-1993#





It's hard to believe the gas tax is still 18.4 cents a gallon and has been since 1993, but if two Senators have their way, they would like to increase this amount fairly soon.

The raise would have two 6 cent increases for 2 years, then a raise tied to inflation after that.

Read on this story in AutoNews for the details.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Jay Leno tests out the new Volvo V60 Polestar






Jay Leno takes a drive around Surrey, England with the new Volvo V60, looks like a nice car - then Jay talks with the managing director of the Polestar a very fast car

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ford’s Customers Tested Its New Trucks for Two Years, and They Didn’t Even Know It | Autopia | WIRED

Ford’s Customers Tested Its New Trucks for Two Years, and They Didn’t Even Know It | Autopia | WIRED:


The new 2015 Ford 






The new aluminum Ford F150 is tough enough to make it to production. Many customers were testing the new truck and didn't even know it.



The trucks were provided to some of the toughest customers that Ford could find, and were given to them for free to see how the vehicles performed.



Thankfully for Ford, the new aluminum truck passed with flying colors. Read more here at the unwitting test consumers.

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