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Boondocking again near Truth or Consequences

 I'm back to my preferred boondocking spot about 14 miles north of the New Mexico town of Truth or Consequences.  Yep, a town which renamed itself after a TV Game Show.....google it.Here's a picture of the site I spent the night at, last night: Got here around 1PM after having refilled the propane tank and taken on water in the fresh water tank now that I'm south enough to not worry about freezing temperatures.Most of the other obvious boondocking spots nearby are occupied as well.  I guess thi...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sunrise, New Mexico, Mariko, RV Trips, Mariko Drives


The Cadillac CT4-V And CT5-V Blackwing Super Saloons Are Here With V6 And V8 Power

Cadillac has revealed its take on the small and mid-sized super saloon remit, with 659bhp available in the more powerful of the two
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Cadillac's taking on Mercedes and BMW with 2 hardcore new 'Blackwing' models starting at $60,000 - tour both

2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing. Cadillac The 2022 CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing are the highest-performance Cadillacs there currently are. Available with manual transmissions, they are aimed directly at competition from Mercedes, Audi, and BMW. Prices start at $59,990 for the CT4-V Blackwing and $84,990 for the CT5-V Blackwing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's a new year and it's time for some new Cadillacs. These, officially, are the 2022 C...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Bmw, Blackwing, Cadillac, CTS, Mercedes Audi, BMW M3, BMW Audi, Save the Manuals, Kristen Lee, BMW Cadillac, BITranspo


2022 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing: Hold That EV Order

Last week, GM announced plans to go 100 percent EV with its light-duty vehicle fleet in less than 15 years. Tonight, Cadillac took the wraps off two high-performance luxury sport sedans that probably won’t pass too many gas pumps. Talk about whiplash. To be fair, development lead times are long – almost certainly longer than […] The post 2022 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing: Hold That EV Order appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Gm, Autos, New Cars, Blackwing, Future Cars, Cadillac, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Track Cars, Sport Sedans, Cadillac CT4-V, Cadillac CT5-V, Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, Cadillac Blackwing


Lexus is Reinventing Itself This Spring

Lexus enjoyed years of uninterrupted success as the preeminent purveyor of reliable Japanese luxury. However, the current lineup has become somewhat antiquated and the brand can no longer rest assured that it will be at the summit of every reliability ranking the industry manages to produce. Though usually still within the top five, management feels it’s […] The post Lexus is Reinventing Itself This Spring appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Teasers, Lexus, Autos, Evolution, Toyota, EVs, Toyota Motor Corp, Toyota Motor Corporation, News Blog, Brand Identity


A gaming Tesla? New Model S to use same GPU as Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X

What does Tesla's sedan, Sony's PlayStation, Microsoft's Xbox, and a gaming PC share in common? They all come with AMD's powerful GPU.
Tags: Gaming, News, Microsoft, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Graphics, Computing, Sony, Amd, Gpu, Model S, rDNA 2


What to Do When Your Car is Overheating

Let’s say you’re visiting a city like Dubai and you’ve got to have a beautiful car like a BMW. You have to fit in with the city scene, right? You’re taking your BMW down the road at full pelt, when you see a startling and potentially fearful sight. You see steam coming from under the hood. What’s worse, you notice the temperature gauge is going off the charts on your dash. Something is definitely wrong. Most likely? Your engine is overheating. First, Don’t Panic: Crank Up the Heat It’s e...
Tags: Engine, Dubai, Autos, Overheating, Facebook Twitter LinkedIn, Useful News, BMW Articles, Engine Temperature


Dodge CEO Hints at Second Malaise Era, Blames Regulation

Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis has repeatedly suggested that electrification would be a keystone trait of tomorrow’s automobiles. But he never sounds truly gleeful about the prospect, injecting the level of joy one might reserve when announcing that the trip to the grocery store after noticing spartan shelves in the kitchen. Kuniskis is aware that Dodge’s […] The post Dodge CEO Hints at Second Malaise Era, Blames Regulation appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Displacement, Green, Regulation, Muscle cars, Electric Vehicles, Fca, Autos, Dodge, Mopar, Hellcat, Tim Kuniskis, News Blog, Kuniskis, Stellantis


FIM Launches MiniGP World Series to Help Kids Get to MotoGP

In order to climb the professional ladder in the racing world, it’s no secret that you must live in Europe. No matter if the racing medium is cars or motorcycles, you must live in Europe to have the best shot at going pro. Though small series take place worldwide, they aren’t necessarily helping you get to the professional level. Those who wish to become a contestant on the world stage of racing often have to take the risk and move to Europe. The FIM and Dorna are introducing the FIM MiniGP Worl...
Tags: Europe, News, Australia, Canada, United States, Motorcycles, MotoGP, Pirelli, National Federations, Dorna Sports, Dorna, Valerio, LIO, Ohvale GP-0, Ohvale, Jorge Viegas


Rare Rides: A 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, With the Worst Interior Colors Ever

Today’s Rare Ride is a big, front-engine V12 Ferrari in the company’s fine grand tourer tradition. While its exterior color is nothing to write home about, its interior is absolutely a one-off. Once you get a look at it you’ll see why. The 599 GTB Fiorano was introduced for the 2007 model year, as an […] The post Rare Rides: A 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, With the Worst Interior Colors Ever appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Data automotive startup Otonomo to go public via SPAC

Otonomo, the cloud-based software startup that help companies capture and monetize connected car data, is headed to the public market. The Israeli-based startup said Monday it has agreed to merge with special purpose acquisition company Software Acquisition Group Inc. II with a valuation of $1.4 billion. Otonomo is joining a growing pool of automotive startups that have sidestepped the traditional IPO path in favor of merging with a SPAC, or blank check company.  Arrival, Canoo, Lordstown Moto...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Connected Car, Nasdaq, SPAC, Otonomo, Ben Volkow, Dell Technologies Capital, Software Acquisition Group Inc, Lion Electric, Arrival Canoo Lordstown Motors Luminar, Senvest Management LLC, Hearst Ventures Current Otonomo


King of the Hammers Nails Kick-Off Race

King of the Hammers returned to Johnson Valley, California for a week of racing, featuring the largest desert racing purse: $270,000. That was doled out to winners in T1, T2, B1, B2, B3, and Class 11 vehicles. T1, the unlimited desert racing truck class, was won by Bryce Menzies, piloting the Mason Motorsports 4WD truck. […] The post King of the Hammers Nails Kick-Off Race appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Events, Racing, Autos, Trucks, Motorsports, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Desert Racing, Don't Try This At Home, Johnson Valley California, UTVs, Buggies, TTAC Racing, King of the Hammers, Trophy Trucks, Bryce Menzies


The best snow shovels in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.With the right snow shovel, you can clear your porch, walkways, driveways, and more easily. The DMOS Alpha Expedition Shovel is the best shovel with a serrated blade that cuts into high piles of snow and easy disassembly.If you're looking to move a ton of snow with minimal effort, read our guide to the best snow blowers.When a big snowstorm hits, the thought of going out t...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Outdoors, Snow, Trends, Features, Car, Buying Guide, Steven John, Shovel, Jada Wong, Best Guides, Guide Update, Outdoors (Reviews, Home (Reviews, Toro Power Shovel Electric Snow ThrowerBest


Glamster: Lucky Cat’s Sportster drips with Japanese style

Remember the Sultans of Sprint drag race series in Europe? The man behind this brilliant idea was Séb Lorentz, who runs the Lucky Cat Garage with his partner, the artist and restoration specialist Laurence Chatokhine. The drag racing is on hold for the moment, for obvious reasons, but Séb has a solid background as a talented custom builder. So he and Laurence have kept themselves busy spinning wrenches and spraying paint. The latest build to roll out of their workshop in Chartres, 90 km s...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Japan, Motorcycles, Sprint, Paris, Harley, Daytona, Brembo, Laurence, Bates, SEB, Buell, Chartres, Custom Motorcycles, Shoei


Someone's Built An 'Off-The-Shelf' EV Platform For Niche Sports Car Firms

The newly established Watt Electric Vehicle Company has built a modular electric vehicle platform it'll use for a 50s-inspired sports car while offering the tech to other companies
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Ford vehicles will be powered by Google’s Android operating system

Millions of Ford and Lincoln-branded vehicles will be powered by Android operating system beginning in 2023 as part of a six-year partnership announced Monday that will bring embedded Google apps and services to drivers. Ford and Google said as part of the partnership they will establish a new collaborative group called Team Upshift that will be used to develop new consumer experiences and services powered by the Android Automotive operating system. The team might create services that will chan...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Lincoln, Volvo, Toyota Motor, McClelland, SENSUS, Google Cloud, David McClelland, Android Automotive, Thomas Kurian, SmartDeviceLink Consortium


Ford bets on Google Cloud for its digital transformation

Google and Ford today announced a new partnership around bringing Android Automotive to Ford’s Ford- and Lincoln-branded cars, starting in 2023. But at the same time, the two companies also announced that Ford has chosen Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider. “With Google Cloud, Ford will digitally transform from the front office to the car to the manufacturing plant floor,” Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said in a press conference today. “And there are a number of different applications,...
Tags: Google, Android, Cloud, Technology, Microsoft, Supply Chain Management, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Ford, Computing, Toyota, Lincoln, Manufacturing


CNN Just Now Learns Tesla’s Secret Profit Sauce

I got a push alert to my phone over the weekend – CNN was saying Tesla had a secret to its profits. Intrigued, I clicked, but before the article could even load it dawned on me. CNN was going to point out that Tesla made most of its money not from sales but from regulatory […] The post CNN Just Now Learns Tesla’s Secret Profit Sauce appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Journalism, Tesla, Cnn, Autos, Financials, News Blog


On GM, EVs, and Getting It Right

As we wrote last week, General Motors “aspires” to go all-EV by 2035. We noted that was a goal and that they might not make it. As John Voelcker at The Drive points out, some mainstream media outlets missed that distinction. (Full disclosure: I once freelanced for a company that employed John, and he’s edited […] The post On GM, EVs, and Getting It Right appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Journalism, Gm, Autos, John, EVs, News Blog, John Voelcker


Japan Gets Its Own Standalone Royal Enfield Store

India To Japan What do India and Japan have in common? The food isn’t very similar, but at least starting now we can state as a matter of fact that both countries have Royal Enfield stores. As of this week, the Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer has extended its complex roots system to the far reaches of Japan; land of the big-boy OEMs. Right now, Royal Enfield is the largest motorcycle manufacturer on the planet, and the parade has made its final stop in Japan, where the company has decide...
Tags: Japan, India, Motorcycles, Honda, Yamaha, Chennai, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield, Enfield Store, OEMs Right now Royal Enfield, PCI Co Ltd


Energica Secures Million Dollar Order

Taiwan Or Bust Italian Electric motorcycle manufacturer, Energica, saw more model sales in January of 2020 than their entire sales year of 2019 combined thanks to the perfect concoction of timing and economic status. It appears that Energica has sent itself even further into financial success through a lucrative deal worth $1 million. A large Taiwanese distributor has decided to spend €836,000 on a small fleet of Energica motorcycles in a blockbuster sales order for the Italian brand. With the ...
Tags: Taiwan, Motorcycles, Electric, Motorcycle News, Energica, Russ Rsai, Russ Tiger Enterprise


Junkyard Find: 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser

Every time I share photos of an old Toyota Land Cruiser I spotted in a junkyard, the anguished wails from readers commence. Nobody ever asks me where to find those doomed trucks so they can buy parts before The Crusher eats them, and only a few of the anguished wails come from Land Cruiser aficionados […] The post Junkyard Find: 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, SUV, Autos, Truck, Toyota, Trucks, 1971, 1970s, Toyota Land Cruiser, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, FJ50, FJ55, Land Cruiser, Toyota FJ


New Tata Safari (MG Hector Plus Rival) Booking Amount Revealed

The new Tata Safari was revealed last week. Although the company did announce...
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We Have An Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio For 3 Months: What Do You Want To Know?

We're running the hot version of Alfa's Stelvio followed by its Giulia cousin. What would you like to see?
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2021 Suzuki Hayabusa First Leaked Image Reveals Key Features

It was just last week when the first official teaser video of the 2021 Suzuki...
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2021 Buyer’s Guide to Ironman Tires: Reviews, Costs, & More

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Ironman Review In Our Opinion: Ironman tires are a good option for the daily commute. If you’re not looking to heavily alter your car’s drive and need a product in an affordable price range, Ironman offers a few reputable all-season and all-terrain models. However, the company is not our go-to choice for specialty or performance-focused tires. Industry Standing: Tire...
Tags: Autos, Tires, Michelin, Johnson, Chris, Nhtsa, Cooper, Floyd, Ironman, Findlay Ohio, Vehicle Ownership, Kristin McClure, UTQG, Rubber Company Ironman Tires, Goodyear Ironman


What Causes Dragsters To Split In Two, And How Engineers Try To Stop It From Happening

Scott Mansell, also known as 'Driver 61', details the science behind these terrifying Top Fuel dragster accidents
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New Studds Jade D3 Decor Full-Face Helmet Launched in India

Studds is the world?s largest two-wheeler helmet manufacturer in terms of...
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Porsche Falls Short Of Podium Dreams In Daytona Endurance Classic

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Motorsport, IMSA, GTD, 911 RSR, GTLM, GT3 R, Daytona 24


BS6 Benelli TRK 502 - Top 5 Features We Like

After launching its first BS6 motorcycle, the Imperiale 400, in India back in...
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