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The Southwestern Sojurn - Day 17: Fiery Sunrise and the Quartzsite Museum

Sunsetwx had forecasted good Sunrise conditions for this morning.  I woke even before my alarmat 6:15AM and leisurely made coffee while awaiting the pre-dawn color show.I'm glad to report sunsetwx got this one right.After work, with the weather remaining overcast and cool, I went to check out the Quartzsite Museum in town.  It's a little place, filled with your typical pioneer day and later paraphenalia of life in the southwest.The building is the old stagecoach stop, now surrounded by a brick o...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunrise, BLM, US Army, Jolly, Scarlett Rides, Sunsetwx, RV Stuff, La Posa South LTVA, LTVA, Quartzsite Museum, Philip Tedro, Hi Jolly, Texas Camel Bells, Jolly Town Cemetery


Nissan to hike vehicle prices in January 2019

It?s that time of the year when dealerships are clearing inventory with steep...
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Letter From The UK: Goodwill To All Men?

Exercising safety and patience is important this holiday season. DriveWrite Automotive Magazine founder Geoff Maxted with a perspective. The original purpose of this, my last ‘Letter From The UK’ of the year, was to update Automoblog readers on the latest Brexit (Britain leaving the European Union) information as it relates to the global motor industry. The ramifications of this could ripple around the world, including the USA, if the free-trade flow of cars is disturbed by trade tariffs and t...
Tags: Europe, Usa, UK, Eu, European Union, Magazine, Ford, Autos, Santa Claus, Brexit, Mediterranean, Jesus Christ, Great Britain, Saarlouis, Brexit Britain, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism


Ford’s Car Cull Decision Spills Over to Michigan Workers [Updated]

The decision to ditch all passenger cars save for the Mustang didn’t lead to immediate pain among Ford’s American workforce, but it soon will. As the automaker’s restructuring plan has only just begun, Ford found itself spared from the kind of vitriol flung at rival General Motors, which recently outlined a workforce reduction of up […] The post Ford’s Car Cull Decision Spills Over to Michigan Workers [Updated] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Ford’s Car Cull Decision Spills Over to Michigan Workers

The decision to ditch all passenger cars save for the Mustang didn’t lead to immediate pain among Ford’s American workforce, but it soon will. As the automaker’s restructuring plan has only just begun, Ford found itself spared from the kind of vitriol flung at rival General Motors, which recently outlined a workforce reduction of up […] The post Ford’s Car Cull Decision Spills Over to Michigan Workers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Autos, Michigan


Money in Your Wallet: Cost of Daily Rideshare vs Owning a Car

Taking an Uber or Lyft when going out on the town is super convenient. It saves the hassle of finding a parking space. You can split the fare with your friends and save some cash. And if you feel like having a few cocktails, your trusty rideshare driver can get you home safely without incident or accident. But what if you use a rideshare on a daily basis? Here we take a look at the cost effectiveness of daily rideshare vs owning a car. Cost of Daily Rideshare According to Ceritfy.com’s 2017...
Tags: Autos, Edmunds, Carfax, CarMax, Vroom, Ceritfy


Infiniti Teases Electric SUV Destined for Detroit Debut

Infiniti will unveil a new concept previewing its first electric car at the North American International Auto Show next month. On Friday, Nissan’s luxury division released a digitally shrouded image of the model to help build anticipation. While Infiniti spent much of the past year showcasing interesting concept vehicles, precious few have a snowball’s chance in […] The post Infiniti Teases Electric SUV Destined for Detroit Debut appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Teasers, Design, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Infiniti, Concept Cars, Nissan, EVs, North American International Auto Show, Naias, News Blog, Product Planning, NAIAS 2019, Detroit Debut


The Many Porsches Of RADwood LA 2018

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Tags: Porsche, Autos, Petersen Automotive Museum, Porsche Car Shows, Luftgekühlt, Radwood, Aircooled, Watercooled


Tesla Workers Are Attempting to Unionize Again

Employees at Tesla’s solar-panel factory in Buffalo, New York, are launching a drive to unionize with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the United Steelworkers. The campaign aims to unify about 300 production and maintenance employees at the the facility.  If it succeeds, it will be the first time the automaker has failed to stop its […] The post Tesla Workers Are Attempting to Unionize Again appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Workers, Industry, Autos, Tesla Motors, Buffalo New York, UAW, United Steelworkers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, News Blog, Union News, Auto Workers, Electrical Workers, Tesla Workers


Sub-Ranger Ford Pickup Spotted?

We’ve heard rumblings about Ford’s plan to bestow a small, unibody pickup on North American customers before, but now there’s photographic evidence. Images published by Ford Authority show what appears to be a van tooling around the automaker’s Dearborn campus, but is actually a compact pickup wearing an entire tent of camouflage. A telltale trademark […] The post Sub-Ranger Ford Pickup Spotted? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Trucks, Dearborn, Ford Courier, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Ford Authority


Graphic Launch for 2019 Arai Quantum-X, Signet-X, and VXPRO-4

Bold New Looks for December We recently received word that Arai Helmets created some new graphics for their 2019 Quantum-X, Signet-X, and VXPRO-4 helmet lines. This gives the helmet designs, which are a couple to a few years old at this point an updated look to keep buyers interested. The Quantum-X and Signet-X came out in 2016 and are two of the better full-face helmets on the market today. They’re based on the Corsair-X. They’re designed similarly but specifically for two different head types...
Tags: Motorcycles, Helmet, Arai, Signet, Arai Helmets, Motorcycle Helmet Exclusives and Previews, New Quantum, Motorcycle Helmet Articles, Helmet Graphics, Arai Quantum X Signet, VXPRO, Signet X Graphics Image, Red Black Frost, Black Frost Gray Frost and Blue Frost, Arai Quantum X Cliff Red and White Image, Arai Arai Signet X Shockwave Gray Frost Image


Suzuki Hayabusa Sales to Continue in U.S. in 2019

Americans Can Continue to Enjoy the Hayabusa When Suzuki announced it would end production of the Hayabusa due to European emissions standards there was a collective cry of “No!” from the motorcycle community. Suzuki now says it will continue to produce the GSX-1300R Hayabusa in the U.S. for the 2019 model year. In Europe, production will end. This means Americans can enjoy the blistering-fast motorcycle for a while longer. No one knows how long it will take for U.S. emissions standards to catc...
Tags: Europe, Uncategorized, Motorcycles, Don, Suzuki, Hayabusa, Motorcycle News, Suzuki GSX-1300R


Yamaha Sets Aside $100 Million for Future Startup Investments

The Yamaha Motor Exploratory Fund Begins Yamaha Motor Co. set up a new company fund that will focus on investing in new technologies and startups over the next 10 years. The Yamaha Motor Exploratory Fund is an effort by Yamaha. The company designed the fund to “further strengthen its global corporate venturing activities.” Yamaha allocated $100 million to the fund. The company issued a statement about the new fund on Tuesday. It will be a U.S.-based venture located in Silicon Valley. This locat...
Tags: Motorcycles, New Zealand, Silicon Valley, Veniam, Yamaha, Yamaha Motor Exploratory Fund, Robotics Plus


Trade War Watch: China to Temporarily Suspend U.S. Auto Tariffs

China announced Friday its intent to reduce tariffs on imports of American-made cars as it tries to negotiate a trade deal with the United States. As you’ll recall, the People’s Republic imposed additional punitive tariffs on U.S. cars and auto parts earlier this year after promising it would lower the trade barriers on a global […] The post Trade War Watch: China to Temporarily Suspend U.S. Auto Tariffs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, United States, Xi Jinping, Tariffs, Trade, Autos, Stocks, Automotive Industry, Donald Trump, Industry News, Share Prices, News Blog, Trade War, Trade War Watch, Temporarily Suspend U S Auto Tariffs


Fahrenheit 160: Renard’s Smokin’ BMW Bobber

We’ve seen so many bad BMW customs—and sketchy bobbers—that hearing both words in one sentence makes us nervous. But the Estonian outfit Renard Speed Shop never disappoints. They’ve knocked this BMW bobber out of the park, and straight into orbit. The key to Renard’s success is twofold. They have an incredibly keen eye, and they have a near fanatical dedication to details. This handsome bobber started out as a classic BMW R100, brought over from Germany—but there’s not much of the original ma...
Tags: Germany, Motorcycles, Bmw, Firestone, Brembo, Andres, Renard, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Motogadget, BMW R100, Andres Uibomäe, Renard Speed Shop, Bobber Motorcycles


2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e First Drive – Keeping Green On the White Stuff

While an inarguable success for Toyota, the Prius lost considerable clout through some odd styling decisions, a market trending toward crossovers, and smug owners who put a sour taste in everyone else’s mouth. I was never really a fan of the model, but I appreciated what it offered — outstanding economy, sufficient utility, and rather […] The post 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e First Drive – Keeping Green On the White Stuff appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Car Reviews, Hybrid, First Drives, Prius, Toyota Prius, News Blog, 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e, AWD-e


Pfaff to contest full IMSA WeatherTech season in 2019 in GTD including all endurance races

  PORSCHE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL DRIVER DENNIS OLSEN AND NURBURGRING LAP-RECORD HOLDER LARS KERN JOIN HARGROVE/ROBICHON AT DAYTONA 24 HOURS TORONTO, December 13, 2018 // Hot on the heels of announcing a move to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2019, Pfaff Motorsports today announced that driver Scott Hargrove has been named a Porsche Selected Driver, and that it will contest the full 2019 WeatherTech season in the GTD class, including all endurance races. The team’s driver lineup fe...
Tags: Toronto, Canada, Porsche, Sprint, Pwc, Autos, North America, Motorsport, Scott, Daytona, Glen, Nurburgring, Cineplex, Rolex, IMSA, Hargrove


Prius AWD-e, Subaru Forester and car museums | Autoblog Podcast #565

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Plants/Manufacturing,Podcasts,Audi,Ford,GM,Nissan,Subaru,Toyota,Car Buying,Renault,Crossover,Sedan,SUV,Electric,Hybrid,Off-Road Plus more on Carlos Ghosn, Al Oppenheiser and classic Broncos.Continue reading Prius AWD-e, Subaru Forester and car museums | Autoblog Podcast #565 Prius AWD-e, Subaru Forester and car museums | Autoblog Podcast #565 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:55:00 EST. Please see...
Tags: Autos, Carlos Ghosn, Ford Bronco, Al Oppenheiser, Car Museum, Toyota Prius Awd-e, Nissan Subaru Toyota, Carlos Ghosn Al Oppenheiser


December linkfest

It’s the end of the year as we know it, and I feel linky. * New York-based creative director Lukas Weber turned some familiar online abbreviations – LOL, ROFL, BTW, and more – into familiar-looking logos. (Via Brand New blog)     * “An examination of today’s American skull logos shows a variety of businesses exhibiting crude expressions of menace, juvenile assertions of badassedness, and more than a little fascist iconography.” (Emblemetric) * Separated by a Common Language, th...
Tags: UK, New York, Design, California, Cars, US, Los Angeles, Atlantic, Linguistics, Humor, Perfume, Food And Drink, Starbucks, Word Of The Year, Nancy Pelosi, Colors


McLaren Senna Crashes On Busy UK Road

The A127 in Southend had a liberal spreading of McLaren Senna-sourced debris on Thursday
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GM Starts the Formal Process of Cutting, Promises Jobs for Hourly Workers

It won’t be a joyous Christmas for many General Motors workers. As it embarks on a wide-ranging cost-cutting plan, GM plans to cull six models and mothball five plants in the U.S. and Canada, eliminating up to 15,000 jobs in the process. On Friday, the automaker said the process of notifying federal agencies of its […] The post GM Starts the Formal Process of Cutting, Promises Jobs for Hourly Workers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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What’s next for in-car entertainment? Audi believes it knows

Audi is bringing two technologies to CES 2019. The first turns a car -- a luxury sedan, in this case -- into a drive-in movie theater. The second is presented as a new entertainment format that turns the journey into the destination. The post What’s next for in-car entertainment? Audi believes it knows appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Audi, CES 2019


Category Finalists Announced for AJAC 2019 Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards

  TORONTO ,  Dec. 13, 2018  /CNW/ – The Automobile Journalists Association of  Canada  (AJAC) announced today three finalists in each of 12 vehicle categories that will ultimately determine the 2019 Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year. More than 1,500 ballots were submitted over more than six months by AJAC journalist members, who collectively comprise the most esteemed group of professional automotive media in  Canada . Journalists drive the qualifying entries, which for...
Tags: News, Toronto, Canada, Ford, Autos, Chrysler, Jaguar, Volkswagen, Honda, Kia, Volvo, Subaru, Mercedes Benz, Montreal International Auto Show, AJAC, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park


The Toyota Tacoma Is Now Much More Than the Top-Selling Midsize Truck – It’s Now One of America’s Best-Selling Vehicles, Full Stop

One year ago, the Nissan Altima, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Sentra, Toyota Highlander, and Ford Fusion were all significantly more popular than the Toyota Tacoma. The Altima, for example, sold 32-percent more often than the Tacoma, which was generating record volume in 2017. Fast forward one year, however, and the Tacoma is operating at an entirely […] The post The Toyota Tacoma Is Now Much More Than the Top-Selling Midsize Truck – It’s Now One of America’s Best-Selling Vehicles, Full Stop appe...
Tags: Sales, America, Autos, Toyota, Trucks, Nissan, Tacoma, Ford Fusion, Toyota Tacoma, News Blog


It's Official: The Grand Tour Will Get A Fourth Series

It's been confirmed that TGT will be back after series three, but the tent is for the chop
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Infiniti previews its leap into one of the hottest industry segments

Infiniti has released a teaser image to preview a concept it will unveil at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. The yet-unnamed design study is an electric crossover shaped by Infiniti's newest design language. The post Infiniti previews its leap into one of the hottest industry segments appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Infiniti, Detroit Auto Show, 2019 Detroit Auto Show


QOTD: Is Your Heart Open to These Doors?

What is it about suicide doors? Some 47 years after the last pair of full-size, rear-hinged doors faded from the domestic automobile landscape, we continue lusting after them. And automakers continue teasing us with sedans that open like a barn. Remember Lincoln’s go-nowhere Continental concept of the early 2000s? That’s just one of many pieces […] The post QOTD: Is Your Heart Open to These Doors? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Lincoln, Continental, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day, Suicide Doors


Lexus NX F Sport showcased at the Autocar Performance Show 2018

The Lexus NX 300h has been showcased at the Autocar Performance Show 2018 in...
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Eighth-gen Toyota Camry spotted again in India, could launch in early 2019

The eighth-gen Toyota Camry was spotted on Indian roads yet again recently,...
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