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Uraling to Santa Margarita Ranch and a small April Fool's Day Prank

Today's Sunrise wasn't too bad: After breakfast today, I gathered up the nearly full bag of trash and used Fiona, my '99 Ural Patrol to ferry it to the Waste Transfer Station for the town of Sasabe, located near the junction of AZ 286 and Arivaca Road.Chore complete, I drove back north of Mile Marker 15 and turned into the driveway for the Santa Margarita Ranch, the land on which I am camping being part of the ranch. Not much to see, there's a long and pretty straight dirt road in pretty goo...
Tags: Arizona, Fiona Rides, RV Trips, Sunrise, Yagi Rides


Quarterly Sales Reports? The Last Half of March Is Where the Action’s At

We’ll have a full tally of first-quarter U.S. auto sales for you tomorrow, but the expected declines in volume have far more to do with what happened in the past two weeks than anything afflicting individual companies in the months prior. If your gig is industry analysis, things have never been wilder. Analysts at J.D. […] The post Quarterly Sales Reports? The Last Half of March Is Where the Action’s At appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Coronavirus


Self-driving car engineer Anthony Levandowski files motion to force Uber into arbitration

Anthony Levandowski, the star self-driving car engineer who was at the center of a trade secrets lawsuit, has filed a motion to compel Uber into arbitration in the hopes that his former employee will have to shoulder the cost of at least part of the $179 million judgment against him. The motion to compel arbitration filed this week is part of Levandowski’s bankruptcy proceedings. It’s the latest chapter in a long and winding legal saga that has entangled Uber and Waymo, the former Googl...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, Uber, California, Tech, Engineer, Automotive, SEC, Self-driving Cars, Judge, District Attorney, Anthony, Alphabet, Emerging-technologies, San Francisco Bay Area


UAW Names Independent Ethics Officer, Creates Moral Advisory Committee and Hotline

Hoping to bounce back from its ongoing corruption scandal, the UAW announced the placement of its new independent ethics officer on Wednesday. The union group expressed a need for an independent ethics officer after Rory Gamble took over for defamed former UAW President Gary Jones late last year. “As the acting president, I’m committed to putting in […] The post UAW Names Independent Ethics Officer, Creates Moral Advisory Committee and Hotline appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Hotline, Gary Jones, UAW, Ethics Board, News Blog, Union News, Wilma Liebman, United Automobile Workers, Union Corruption, Rory Gamble


Subaru Extends Shutdown, Cites Unpredictable Chinese Supply Chains

Subaru is joining the long list of automakers closing shop on account of the coronavirus. Japanese production is being suspended at the automaker’s main plaint in the country’s Gunma prefecture from April 11th through the first of May. It’s also idling the Oizumi engine facility as it announces plans to extend the suspension of its U.S. facility […] The post Subaru Extends Shutdown, Cites Unpredictable Chinese Supply Chains appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, Japan, China, Supply Chain, Autos, Automotive Industry, Subaru, Industry News, Gunma, News Blog, Parts Supply, COVID-19, New Coronavirus Countermeasures Automobile Council, Supply Chain Issues, Factory Closures


Flat Out: Jillian Deschenes’ Royal Enfield flat tracker

Minnesota native Jillian Deschenes is not a pro custom motorcycle builder: from Monday to Friday, she’s a hospice nurse in the suburbs of Minneapolis. But on the weekends she’s a flat track racer—and a fierce one, too. In just her second year of racing, Jillian’s already the number one plate holder in the women’s class in her AMA District. Her success piqued the interest of Royal Enfield, who invited her to test out their Himalayan-based flat tracker—the FT411. Jillian’s affable nature lef...
Tags: Facebook, Minnesota, Minneapolis, US, Motorcycles, Cheney, Harley Davidson, Warp, Ama, Yamaha, Jim, Jillian, Enfield, Royal Enfield, Racing Motorcycles, Amanda Wilson


Report: Bentley Thinking Outside the Box for First EV

Despite the grand proclamations from various mass-market automakers about the imminent arrival of an all-electric future, not everyone’s so eager to hop on board. Many OEMs have proven hesitant to pump too many dollars into EV development. Further up the societal ladder, luxury automakers, especially those from Germany, have no choice but to pad their […] The post Report: Bentley Thinking Outside the Box for First EV appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Bentley, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models


2020 Cadillac XT6 Review – Saving Lives

You’ve seen them lurking in your neighborhood. The suburban ninja. Clad head to toe in skintight black – usually from Lululemon, but other brands work here, too – they jog early in the morning and late at night, oblivious to the world beyond their AirPods. They’ll never jog on the sidewalk, either. They’re always in […] The post 2020 Cadillac XT6 Review – Saving Lives appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Autos, Car Reviews, Cadillac, Lululemon, Three-row Crossover, Caddy, Cadillac XT6, XT6, 2020 Cadillac XT6


Dunlop Builds Its First Motorcycle Drag Racing Tire

Get Ready to Lay Down Some Rubber Dunlop has never really tried to create a motorcycle drag racing tire, until now. Meet the Dragmax. It comes in 190/50ZR17 size, which is the most popular size for serious drag-racing competitors on metric and V-twin motorcycles. The Dragmax is a radial tire. It uses Dunlop’s exclusive N-TEC construction. The tire is in some ways similar to the Dunlop road racing slicks, but with some tweaks setting it apart. The N-Tec construction, according to a press release...
Tags: Motorcycles, Buffalo New York, Dunlop, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Tires, Jointless Tread


Ace of Base: 2020 Nissan Versa S Five-speed

A few days ago, on the Official TTAC Slack Channel(TM), our bearded car reviewer was carping about the MSRP of a Nissan Versa he happened to be testing that week. “Too expensive!” he grumbled into his facial shrubbery, before extolling the virtues of several terrible French cars. This got your author thinking: on sale now […] The post Ace of Base: 2020 Nissan Versa S Five-speed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Nissan, News Blog, Versa, Ace of Base, Official TTAC Slack Channel TM


Hurley Haywood and Nick Tandy Talk Sebring

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Tags: Autos, Motorsport, Nick Tandy, Hurley Haywood, Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Porsche Motorsports, 12 Hours of Sebring, Nick Tandy Talk Sebring


Mahindra XUV300 vs. Hyundai Venue - India's most feature-packed sub-4 metre SUVs compared

The Mahindra XUV300 and Hyundai Venue are India's most feature-packed...
Tags: India, Autos, Hyundai, Hyundai Venue India


Harley-Davidson Files New Cafe and Flat Tracker Motorcycle Designs

The Bikes To Come After the Bronx and Pan America Harley-Davidson filed designs with the European Union Intellectual Property Office for two more unique models recently. The designs were spotted by Motorcycle.com. They both use the liquid-cooled Revolution Max engine that is in the Pan America and Bronx. The first design is a cafe racer. The second is a Flat Track motorcycle. It’s clear that Harley will get the most out of the DOHC Revolution Max V-Twin engine it has developed, but it’s unclear...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bronx, Harley Davidson, Harley, Motorcycle News, European Union Intellectual Property Office, Pan America, Pan America Harley Davidson, Harley Davidson Files New Cafe


Ford Eyes Furloughs As Coronavirus Shows No Signs of Early Exit

It would be great if pandemics arrived with clear time frames in tow. Alas, this is not the way nature works. And for companies dependent on workers, um, working, the unpredictability of a viral outbreak means every cost-saving measure is on the table. At Ford, which has already announced a hiring freeze and executive pay […] The post Ford Eyes Furloughs As Coronavirus Shows No Signs of Early Exit appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Ford, Autos, Executives, News Blog, Executive Pay, Furlough, Salaried Employees, Prooduction


Porsche Cars North America Sees Significant Sales Drop Amid Coronavirus Crisis

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Tags: News, Sales, Porsche, 2020, Autos, Porsche Cars North America, Q1, Sales Report


Pass The Lockdown Time By Building A Retro-Liveried Toyota GT86

Since we're all spending a lot more time indoors than usual, Toyota GB has kindly given us a way to while away the hours
Tags: Autos, Toyota


Rare Brough Superior Mark 1 90-Bore

Brough’s First JAP Twin-Cylinder 1,000cc Model It’s one of only two known to exist. This Brough Superior Mark 1 90-Bore had 1,000cc V-twin engine in 1922. That’s pure insanity, and it makes the bike one of the rarest two-wheeled vehicles in the world. The model you see here is in excellent, showroom condition. It’s up for sale, and you can buy it for what will undoubtedly be a lot of money by contacting a Mecum representative. Check the bike out at Mecum for more details. George Brough started ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Mecum, Brough, Brough Superior, Motorcycle News, George Brough, Brough Superior Mark I, Brough Superior Mark


KTM Announced the 2020 890 Duke R Will Cost $11,699

Coming This Spring There were rumors of an 890 Duke R, but now KTM has announced the motorcycle as a part of its lineup. It will come in the spring of this year. The motorcycle will come with an $11,699 price tag. That’s the starting price for the bike. I’m sure you’ll be able to add some accessories and other goodies to drive the price up if you want. The KTM 890 Duke R will make just under 120 hp and  73 lb-ft of torque, which is a notable bump over the 790. The engine features much of the sa...
Tags: Motorcycles, North America, Duke, KTM, Bosh, Motorcycle News, Duke R, Brembo Stylema, KTM 890 Duke R


Housekeeping: TTAC Changes Name

Things in the automotive industry are in constant flux, and as the industry goes, so must we. While the coronavirus pandemic has the industry temporarily paused, along with the rest of the world, there will, sooner or later, be a resumption of production and vehicle sales. And since we’re in tune with the pulse of […] The post Housekeeping: TTAC Changes Name appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Housekeeping, News Blog, Check The Date


BS6 Bajaj Pulsar NS160 launched, priced at INR 1.04 lakh

Bajaj Auto has launched the BS6 Pulsar NS160 in India. The younger sibling of...
Tags: India, Autos, Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Pulsar NS160


Intriguing Toyota Trademarks Hint at Boosted Honda Rivalry

There’s no question that Toyota wishes posters of its cars were found on the bedroom walls of more teenage boys, and, to its credit, it’s made headway on that goal. Supra, anyone? Then there’s the TRD Camry and Avalon, which might raise eyebrows if found in said posters. That said, the injection of sport into […] The post Intriguing Toyota Trademarks Hint at Boosted Honda Rivalry appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Corolla, Supra, Toyota Corolla, Hot Hatches, News Blog, C-HR, Toyota C-HR, Product Planning, Gazoo Racing


BS6 Bajaj Avenger Street 160 launched, priced at INR 94,893

The BS6 Bajaj Avenger Street 160 has been launched in India at INR 94,893*. It...
Tags: India, Autos


BS6 Bajaj Pulsar 220F launched, priced at INR 1.17 lakh

The BS6 Bajaj Pulsar 220F started reaching dealerships last month. Now, it has...
Tags: Autos, Bajaj Pulsar


QOTD: Questioning the Expiration Date of Automotive Product?

Try as we might, there’s just no way to know everything about the contemporary offerings of all car manufacturers, even if consideration is limited in scope to North America. Invariably, our mental encyclopedia is missing a few pages. That means sometimes, we should consider the unknowns of our automotive knowledge. Allow me to explain. Today’s […] The post QOTD: Questioning the Expiration Date of Automotive Product? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, North America


Three Generations Of Quad-Turbo Bugatti Come Together For Incredible Photocall

The 'Holy Trinity of modern Bugatti' - the EB110, Chiron and Veyron - have been brought together in Dubai for a stunning set of images
Tags: Dubai, Autos, Chiron, Veyron


The Alfa Romeo Pandion Was A V8 Concept With The Most Incredible Doors

Bertone's 8C Competizione-based concept did a great job of celebrating Alfa Romeo's centenary, but the years that followed weren't so great for the FCA subsidiary
Tags: Fca, Autos, Alfa Romeo, Bertone


7-seat Hyundai Creta with distinctive tail lamps spied

A new spy shot of the 7-seat Hyundai Creta has surfaced online, revealing its...
Tags: Autos, Hyundai CRETA


Honda teases BS6 Jazz, discontinues Civic diesel, CR-V diesel & Accord Hybrid

Honda has teased the new BS6 Jazz, indicating that the updated model might be...
Tags: Autos, Honda


Custom Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 by BAAK is a gorgeous 50’s bike [Video]

French creative workshop BAAK has created a custom Royal Enfield Interceptor...
Tags: Autos, BAAK, Custom Royal Enfield Interceptor



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