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The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 8 & 9

Dec 5: Indian Bread BLMLeft the Lake Holloman, NM BLM site early and spent the day traveling to the next site. Sunrise at Lake Holloman The weather was sunny and warm as I drove the URRV towards the border with Arizona.  However, as I neared the Indian Bread BLM site near Bowie, AZ, the clouds became overcast and it felt chillier.Got set up, only two neighbors quite a ways from the site I picked, which was the same site I used last year.  A creature of habit I am, apparently, must break that p...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunrise, Sunset, Bowie, Tucson, Tucson AZ, RV Trips, Bowie AZ, Lake Holloman, Indian Bread BLM, Snyder Hill BLM


Enjoy Japanese Underdog Charm With This £1900 Mazda MX-6

With news this week that Mazda has re-trademarked the MX-6 nameplate, it’s naturally now time to see what the classifieds have to offer
Tags: Autos, Mazda


Renault to launch RBC MPV, all-new Duster and new Kwid in 2019 - Report

Renault hopes to revive dwindling sales in India by launching three new models...
Tags: India, Autos, Renault


2020 Hyundai Palisade: If The B-52 Were An SUV

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade makes its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.  With seating for eight, it will likely be a top choice for larger and/or growing families.  But it ain’t super pretty to look at. Yes, it has a lot of on-board technology. But that front end! Okay, SUVs are The Thing, I get that. Everybody has to make SUVs, I get that too. And everybody has to make a range of SUVs, up to and including big giant ones. I get that also. However, those are reasons, not an excuse. But this, th...
Tags: Apple, Lexus, Autos, Cia, Air Force, Hyundai, Palisade, Chuck Barris, Hyundai Santa Fe, Car News, Tony Borroz, Freddy Cannon, Hyundai Motor America Power, Hyundai Palisade, Los Angeles Auto Show With, Mireuk


If Bumblebee were a two-wheeler

Commissioned by Boneheart for a custom motorbike lottery, deBolex decided to reinvent the Yamaha MT-10, a bike with a future-forward, aggressive body, giving it a custom makeover with a new style that looks parts retro, parts, American Muscle, with a flavor that is reminiscent of Bumblebee from the Transformers.Stripping the original MT-10 of its aggressive body parts, the deBolex team replaced them with a more subdued, yet equally alluring body-job, comprising custom aluminum panels. The front ...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Motorcycle, Yamaha, Alcantara, Custom, DeBolex, Boneheart, MT 10


Report: Fiat Chrysler to Open ‘New’ Assembly Plant in Detroit

While General Motors is busy “unallocating” some of its plants, Fiat Chrysler is opening a new one. How’s that for optics? The company will reportedly convert an existing facility, the so-called Mack Avenue Engine II plant, one which began making small V6 engines in the year 2000 but was idled about five years ago. This […] The post Report: Fiat Chrysler to Open ‘New’ Assembly Plant in Detroit appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Autos, Manufacturing, Detroit, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Jefferson, News Blog, New Plant, Mack Avenue, Mack Engine


Battery Prices Likely Heading for the Ceiling After Congo Raises Royalty Rate

The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared cobalt a “strategic” substance, nearly tripling the royalty rate miners will have to pay on it. According to a governmental decree, miners will now pay 10 percent in royalties to extract the element. While we’ve previously warned of the likelihood of a global supply shortage elevating the price of […] The post Battery Prices Likely Heading for the Ceiling After Congo Raises Royalty Rate appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Congo, Automotive Industry, Electric Cars, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Cobalt, Lithium-ion Batteries, News Blog, Precious Metals, Ev Batteries, Cobalt Mining


All-season, winter, all-weather: Do you know your tires?

You know about all-season and winter tires, but now you might have a third choice with all-weather tires. All of them have their pros and cons -- find out more in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Autos, Tires, Winter Driving, Jil McIntosh


Tesla Could Be Building Cars In China By 2019, According to Shanghai

The city of Shanghai claims Tesla could begin production in China in the second half of 2019, which would be an incredible achievement for the automaker. China is Tesla’s biggest market after the United States and assembling product within its borders would be a good way to avoid the nation’s aggressive tariffs on U.S autos, […] The post Tesla Could Be Building Cars In China By 2019, According to Shanghai appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, China, Tesla, United States, Shanghai, Autos, Automotive Industry, Tesla Motors, News Blog, Product Planning, Facilities, Factory News


2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD High Country: Okay, Now We’re Getting Somewhere

Unless you took the past couple of days off to ruminate about our collective existence in a Scandinavian steam hut, you probably noticed there’s a new heavy duty General Motors pickup on the way. We’ve thus far seen only the Silverado LT with the butch Z71 package. “Polarizing” best describes the vehicle’s looks, but Z71s […] The post 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD High Country: Okay, Now We’re Getting Somewhere appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, News Blog, Product Planning, Silverado LT, Heavy-duty Trucks, 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD


Rare Rides: The 1985 Trans Am Kammback Concept, for Double Barrel Shooting Brake Needs

Today’s Rare Ride is what happens when you take the generally British idea of a shooting brake and combine it with some designers in Michigan who had big ideas. It’s the 1985 Trans Am Kammback Concept. It’s real, and it is spectacular. The Trans Am name first appeared as a performance trim package for Pontiac’s […] The post Rare Rides: The 1985 Trans Am Kammback Concept, for Double Barrel Shooting Brake Needs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Michigan, Pontiac, Trans Am


Damage Control: GM Attempts to Smooth Things Over in Washington

General Motors’ restructuring plan has placed it under heavy fire. As it turns out, domestic job cuts and factory closings aren’t all that popular on Capitol Hill or in middle America, especially when a company appears financially healthy. Go figure. Hoping to mitigate the social damage that’s only guaranteed to escalate next year, GM CEO […] The post Damage Control: GM Attempts to Smooth Things Over in Washington appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Layoffs, Congress, Washington, Government, America, General Motors, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, Capitol Hill, Industry News, Rob Portman, Elissa Slotkin, Sherrod Brown, News Blog


2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison First Drive – Boulder-Bashing at a Price

How much would you pay for a midsize truck that was just as capable off-road as Ford’s full-size Raptor? I am not asking about a Ranger Raptor, since that seems unlikely to be sold here for the moment. So if you want to boulder-bash in size medium, it’s either the Toyota store or the Chevy […] The post 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison First Drive – Boulder-Bashing at a Price appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Colorado, Ford, Autos, Chevrolet, Car Reviews, Chevrolet Colorado, Colorado ZR2 Bison, 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Bison ZR2 Bison, Bison Burgers, Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison First Drive, Boulder Bashing


On the ground at Mooneyes: BMW unveils a 1800 cc custom

We’re in constant awe of the Japanese custom motorcycle scene. Our compadres in the Land of the Rising Sun have an approach to customization that’s as unique as their culture—hallmarked by unrivalled levels of creativity and craftsmanship. But thanks to geographic and linguistic limitations, it’s a world we mostly admire from afar. The Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show is the best of Japan’s custom moto (and hot rod) scene, distilled down to a potent one-day hit. And last Sunday, I was there to ta...
Tags: Japan, California, Taiwan, Motorcycles, Tokyo, Dell, Bmw, Shibuya, BMW Motorrad, Harajuku, Winston Yeh, Chris Nelson, Heiwa, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Kengo Kimura


Here’s A 5-Car Fleet That's Cheaper Than A Bugatti Veyron Interior

A Bugatti Veyron interior is for sale in Miami for just under $150,000, so we decided to pick out an imaginary five-car garage for less...
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Volkswagen may be planning a tougher challenge for its all-electric I.D. R

The Volkswagen I.D. R electric race car may head to the Nürburgring in 2019 for a lap-record attempt, according to a new report. Volkswagen will reportedly aim to set the quickest lap time ever by an electric car. The post Volkswagen may be planning a tougher challenge for its all-electric I.D. R appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volkswagen, Electric Cars, Motorsports, Nurburgring, I.D. R Pikes Peak


Ford Trademarks ‘Mach E’ – You Know It’ll Be a Crossover

Earlier this year, the Blue Oval raised the ire of die-hard fans when it was rumoured the company would use the Mach 1 name on an upcoming electrified vehicle. Ford might be making some odd decisions lately, like refusing to bring the Ranger Raptor to America, but they’re not completely tone deaf. Which helps explain […] The post Ford Trademarks ‘Mach E’ – You Know It’ll Be a Crossover appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Ford, Autos, Electric, Mustang, Mach, Crossover, Phev, Blue Oval, Bev, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Electrified, Ford Mach E, Mach E


The Government’s Coming for Your Classic Car, but They Can’t Take It All: Aston Martin CEO

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer isn’t very trusting of his government’s plan to ban all internal combustion vehicles by 2040. The 55-year-old Brit had a few things to say about the UK’s intentions last year, none of them very kind to policy makers. Since then, it seems he’s grown even more concerned about the legions […] The post The Government’s Coming for Your Classic Car, but They Can’t Take It All: Aston Martin CEO appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: UK, Government, Green, Heritage, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Aston Martin, Andy Palmer, News Blog, Engine Swaps, EV conversion


The Gentleman’s e-Unicycle

If you’ve started to see those one-wheeled scooter designs zipping around your neighborhood, you know they all seem to fall into the “futuristic” category… but not everyone wants to look like they’re filming scenes for Back to the Future. Designed with this notion in mind, the ESCIS unicycle harkens back to a bygone automotive era. The vintage look is achieved by a glossy monocoque shell, pinstripe tires, and chrome detailing throughout. Finishing touches like a faux fuel cap, leather/denim sadd...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Automotive, Kos, Scooter, Product Design, Unicycle, Custom Electric Unicycle, ESCIS, Konstantin Kos


QOTD: Dare to Design?

Earlier this year, we asked if the current automotive styling trend of ever larger grilles had reached a peak of excess. Had automakers carried it too far? The vehicle that sparked the question was the new-for-2019 Toyota Avalon, a vehicle that saw fit to appropriate about 90 percent of its front-end real estate for the […] The post QOTD: Dare to Design? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day, 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD


Aston Martin bets classic car owners will choose volts over carburetors

Aston Martin has converted one of its most sought-after classic models to run on electricity instead of gasoline. The roadster uses electric components sourced from the upcoming Rapide E sedan. The post Aston Martin bets classic car owners will choose volts over carburetors appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Classic Cars, Aston Martin, Electric Cars


Bosch is developing a Rosetta Stone for autonomous and connected cars

Bosch and start-up Veniam want to create a common language that autonomous and connected cars can use. The two firms have developed a connectivity unit that transcends the national boundaries of technology. The post Bosch is developing a Rosetta Stone for autonomous and connected cars appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Connected Cars, Bosch, Rosetta Stone


Morning Docket: 12.06.18

* Michael Cohen and DMX have a lot in common? Do you not believe that? Well, f**k what you heard, it's what you hearin'. * Better Ingredients. Illegal Employment Contracts. Papa Johns. [Law360] * The American Lawyer Awards name their "Law Firm Of The Year." I've never been to the American Lawyer Awards, but I assume the opening musical act about mid-year raises was hilarious. [American Lawyer] * It's been so long since anyone took the prospect of limiting telecom monopolies seriously, I kind ...
Tags: Law, Time Warner, Congress, White House, Cars, Cnn, AT&T, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Sexual Harassment, Michael Cohen, Mayer Brown, DMX, New York Law Journal, Morning Docket, Kirkland & Ellis


Piston Slap: A Hatred of Mandated Safety Systems?

TTAC commentator Volvo writes: Hi Sajeev, Why is there so much enthusiast hate on electronic driver’s assistance aids such as lane departure warning, blind spot warning, adaptive cruise, front and side cameras, etc? It reminds me of arguments against seat belts that arose in the ’70s. As a package, these are not that expensive to […] The post Piston Slap: A Hatred of Mandated Safety Systems? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Volvo, News Blog, Piston Slap, TTAC, Standard Equipment, Backup Camera, Lane-departure Warning, MagneRide, Abs Brakes, Adaptive Cruise, Blind Spot Warning, Electronic Driver's Assistance Aids


Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India registers 4,18,362 unit sales in November sales

The Indian two-wheeler industry reported healthy sales numbers in October....
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Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India register 12% growth in November sales

The Indian two-wheeler industry reported healthy sales numbers in October....
Tags: Autos, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India


Tyler Hoover Just Bought A Broken McLaren For $100,000

Tyler Hoover has made yet another high-value purchase, this time in the shape of a McLaren MP4-12C with a completely broken gearbox
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Royal Enfield witnesses 6 percent decline in November sales

The Indian auto industry witnessed conservative sales off-take during a...
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SEVENTEEN SAMURAI. Smoked Garage’s ‘Rōnin’ Honda CB500X Off Road Racer

Written by Andrew Jones As any pimply teenager with too many hours on their gaming console will tell you, a ‘Rōnin’ samurai is an ancient Japanese swordsman without a lord or master. Mythologised to a crazy extent, them and their ilk have become common naming fodder for moto manufacturers and customisers alike. But in the case of Bali’s Smoked Garage, we’d like to raise our hand and point out the fly in this Far Eastern ointment. For a rōnin samurai to be legit, they have to be ‘without a mas...
Tags: Facebook, Bali, Indonesia, Motorcycles, Honda, Scrambler, Kurosawa, Nicko, Andrew Jones, Racer, Ronin, Smoked Garage, Nicko Eigert, CB500X


3 custom 2018 Honda Amazes that look bold yet classy

The latest generation Amaze that came out early this year has well-balanced...
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