February linkfest

“Trade characters” like Aunt Jemima and the Quaker Oats man used to be much more common in American commerce than they are today, writes logo expert James I. Bowie in Marker. They were so common, in fact, that the US Patent and Trademark Office assigned six-digit codes to trademark applications to “capture personal characteristics, including race and gender, as they were perceived in American culture many decades ago”: There are codes for Native Americans and Asian Pacific people, but not fo...
Tags: Art, Design, Instagram, Film, Washington Post, Punctuation, Government, White House, Cars, US, Domains, German, New York Times, Linguistics, Contests, Interior Department

New Hero Splendor, Super Splendor, Splendor iSmart Offers Announced

The Hero Splendor needs no introduction. It is one of the most popular names in...
Tags: Autos

The Triumph 2021 Bonneville Line-up Reveal: Modern Additions To Timeless Classics

Triumph is making a splash into 2021 with their most recent evolutions of the Bonneville lineup. Unlike previous years, Triumph has taken it upon themselves to blow some fresh air into the timeless lineup through tons of updates ranging from tech to performance; and even have a new addition to the family with the introduction of the new Street Twin Gold Line limited edition. For more information including specification, features and awesome photos, check out the full Triumph 2021 lineup where we...
Tags: Motorcycles, Triumph, Brembo, Motorcycle News, Speedmaster, Motorcycle Brands, Matt Jet Black, Street Twins, Matt Sapphire Black, Bonneville 1200cc

Buell Motorcycles is Back From the Dead

EBR Motorcycles of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2020 acquired Buell and is bringing the storied brand back to life. Models are currently in production, based on the 1190 platform renown for its horsepower and handling. Bill Melvin, EBR Motorcycles CEO said, “Buell is back! We are excited to bring Buell back with this assortment of superbikes and […] The post Buell Motorcycles is Back From the Dead appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Grand Rapids Michigan, Buell, Buell Motorcycles, Bill Melvin

Changing campsites and a camera malfunction.

I decided to displace to a better campsite within the Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area this morning, it's a bit more secluded/isolated and away from the UTV crowd that showed up last night.It was within walking distance of site 11 where I had been so not a big hassle. Not sure if it was the same road runner but one of them showed up at the new campsite, walking around the URRV like he owned the place.  I followed him around and once he was in the light, I activated the zoom on the Sony
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sony, Nikon, Martha, UTV, Mariko, RV Trips, URRV

Stellantis Laying off 150 Jeep Employees in Illinois

Jeep is laying off 150 workers that would have otherwise been employed at its Belvidere Assembly Plant, which actually produces the Jeep Cherokee instead of the long defunct, full-size Plymouth. Based on the timing, this decision appears to have something to do with the FCA-PSA Group merger that formed Stellantis. We’re only able to guess the core […] The post Stellantis Laying off 150 Jeep Employees in Illinois appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Illinois, Belvidere Assembly Plant, Plymouth Based, FCA PSA Group

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Debuts With More Efficient Powertrain & Increased Range

The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) has just rolled out. Substantially upgraded for 2021, the Outlander PHEV features a significantly revised powertrain. Updates include an enlarged battery pack for more all-electric range and a new, more efficient, 2.4-liter inline-four cylinder with a higher-output rear electric motor. Last year, we were able to get behind the wheel of the 2020 Outlander PHEV. Despite some trade-offs here and there, we were pleasantly surpri...
Tags: Autos, Mitsubishi, Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Car News, Tony Borroz, Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc

Mail’s Here: USPS Picks Oshkosh Defense NGDV

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has revealed its new mail truck after a 6-year competition, selecting the duck-billed option from Wisconsin-based defense contractor Oshkosh. Its Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) will officially replace the Grumman Long Life Vehicle (LLV) starting in 2023. Though the LLV spent the last 20 years being gradually supplanted by anything […] The post Mail’s Here: USPS Picks Oshkosh Defense NGDV appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Usps, Wisconsin, Autos, Oshkosh, United States Postal Service USPS, News Blog, Oshkosh Defense, Fleet Vehicles, Next Generation Delivery Vehicle, Grumman LLV, Grumann, NGVD, Oshkosh NGVD, Grumman Long Life Vehicle LLV

2021 Maserati Lineup: New Styling & Performance Updates for Ghibli, Quattroporte & Levante

This year is essential for Italian automaker Maserati. After unveiling the luscious MC20 supercar last year (effectively marking Maserati’s return to professional racing after 37 or so years), the trident brand is now offering Trofeo versions of the Ghibli and Quattroporte, a worthy attempt in swaying potential German sport-luxury sedan buyers to go the Italian way. All 2021 models of the Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte, and Levante receive comprehensive styling and tech updates. Here’s what’s...
Tags: Ferrari, Autos, Levante, Maserati, Corsa, Maserati Ghibli, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Maserati Quattroporte, Car News, Maserati Levante, Levante Trofeo, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Quattroporte Trofeo, Maserati Ghibli Tipo, Maserati Ghibli Trofeo

NASCAR Ready For Circuit of The Americas Races in May

NASCAR’s inaugural run at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas will take place May 21-23, and Speedway Motorsports, the event organizer, announced their entitlement partners today. Sponsorships must be a term that’s passe these days, and so the entitlement partnerships made public were EchoPark Automotive, Pit Boss Grills, and FEVO. “The first-ever NASCAR at […] The post NASCAR Ready For Circuit of The Americas Races in May appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Events, Racing, Autos, Nascar, Motorsports, Branding, Austin Texas, Speedway Motorsports, Circuit of The Americas, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Sonic Automotive, NASCAR Ready For Circuit of The Americas Races, EchoPark Automotive Pit Boss Grills

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: Ford CEO Calls for U.S. Battery Production

On Wednesday, Ford CEO Jim Farley told attendees of the Wolfe Research Auto Conference that the United States needs to start building batteries for the industry’s planned deluge of electric vehicles now that semiconductor shortages have revealed the dangers of needing to source essential components from the other side of the planet. Farley is likely correct […] The post Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: Ford CEO Calls for U.S. Battery Production appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Corporate Strategy, Industry, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Autos, Supply, EVs, Semiconductor, Industry News, Ford Motor Co, Hindsight, Farley, Jim Hackett, Jim Farley

Driver yells at another driver for warning them that they have a gas pump and hose hanging from their car

This driver didn't want to listen to another driver telling them about a gas pump and hose sticking out of their fuel valve. When they finally look and see it, they stop complaining, put the pump and hose in their car, and thank the driver for the warning.
Tags: Travel, Video, News, Cars, Driving

Return to Sender: New USPS Delivery Trucks Receive Mixed Response

For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. Postal Service is upgrading its delivery trucks to run on electric power, but the new design has brought out trolls who are comparing the new look to Donald Duck and airport shuttles. Top line The USPS released images and details of the $482 million investment in...
Tags: Advertising, Automotive, Usps, Donald Duck, U S Postal Service, Briefly

The Best Motorcycles of the 1940s

The 1940s was a particularly turbulent decade in world history, dominated by the Second World War causing widespread destruction all over the globe. As the Allies and Axis powers battled in different theatres, the world’s largest industrial manufacturers were forced to support the war effort in whatever way they could, and a wave of innovation swept across the planet. There’s no doubt that war is bad, but generally, the military-industrial machine helps fuel innovation, and during the war years,...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Germany, Africa, Articles, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Bmw, Nuremberg, Honda, Harley Davidson, Nz, Vincent, Great Britain, Moto

Box Fresh: A zero mile Honda CB750 Cafe Racer

For custom motorcycle builders that skew towards older bikes, nothing satisfies quite like finding a clean, low-mileage donor. But finding a motor with literally zero miles on it? That’s the Holy Grail. This purposeful cafe racer was built from two components: a beat-up 1992 Honda CB750, and a separate CB750 engine that had never been fired up. It’s the work of Holger Breuer, who builds bikes part time as HB-Custom from his workshop in the German maritime town, Husum. The commission came ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, PS, Motorcycles, Honda, Gilles, Brembo, Mercedes AMG, Magura, Holger, Honda Motorcycles, LSL, Custom Motorcycles, Honda CB750, Wilbers, Honda cafe racer

Bridgestone Now Has Eco-Friendly Tires

Introducing The Techsyn Line Beyond frequent oil changes and a few valve adjustments here and there, most motorcyclists will burn through a hefty amount of tires during their lifetime of riding. I’ve been riding for four years now, and I’ve managed to rip through a new rear tire every season… Of course, it depends on what kind of riding you find yourself doing, and how hard you handle your faithful steed, but at the end of the day to keep your motorcycle safe on the roadways (or track) having f...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Pirelli, BRIDGESTONE, Solvay, Techsyn tires, Bridgestone Now Has Eco Friendly Tires, Techsyn, Laurent Dartoux

Berlin Won’t See 2021 Motorrad Days Festival Due To BMW’s Cancellation

See ‘Ya In 2022! Although many motorcycle festivals in America such as Daytona’s Bike Week will continue this year despite the pandemic, Berlin won’t be quite as lucky (or unlucky, depending on your views regarding COVID-19) as BMW has withdrawn their participation in the 2021 Motorrad Days Festival. BMW had cancelled their 2020 plans due to pandemic reasons after moving the festival from Munich to Berlin, and that precedent will continue for the 2021 calendar year. BMW Motorrad enthusiasts fly...
Tags: Berlin, America, Munich, Motorcycles, Bmw, Daytona, BMW Motorrad, Motorcycle News, BMW Motorrad Days Festival

New Maruti TVC Highlights Sporty And Young Persona Of 2021 Swift

Maruti Suzuki finally introduced a mid-life facelift for the Swift in India...
Tags: Autos, Maruti Suzuki, New Maruti TVC

This Is The Next BMW M2: Expect 400bhp+ And A Big Face

BMW's next-generation M2, expected to retain a turbo inline-six and rear-wheel drive, has been papped undergoing cold weather testing
Tags: Autos, Bmw

3 Things I've Learned Living With A £350 BMW E46 Compact

I've now clocked 1000 miles in my E46 316i Compact. Here's what life is like with BMW's ugly duckling...
Tags: Autos, Bmw

BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Colours Revealed Ahead of Launch

The BS6 Kawasaki Ninja 300 will be launched in India very soon. The less...
Tags: India, Autos

2022 Kia Carnival Debuts In U.S.; Introduces New Logo

Following a bunch of teasers, Kia have finally unveiled the 2022 Carnival MPV...
Tags: Autos, Kia

The £100k Land Rover Defender V8 Is A 518bhp Supercharged Indulgence

The predictable arrival of the fantastically excessive Defender V8 has come a mere week after JLR announced its electrification plans
Tags: Autos, JLR

Honda Motorcycles and Scooters Cross 70 Lakh Sales Milestone in North India

Honda 2Wheelers entered the Indian market way back in 2001 with the Honda...
Tags: Autos, Honda, North India, Honda Motorcycles and Scooters Cross

Ferrari Is Joining The Le Mans Hypercar Class In 2023

Maranello has announced it's to contest in Le Mans' top category for the first time since 1973
Tags: Maranello, Autos

Next-Gen Toyota Land Cruiser Interior Totally Revealed In Fresh Spy Pics

Toyota's flagship product - the Toyota Land Cruiser - is quite an icon in...
Tags: Autos, Toyota

New Hero Xpulse 200 Offers Can Save You up to INR 16,000

At INR 1.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Hero Xpulse 200 is already a bang...
Tags: Autos, Delhi

Great Wall And SAIC To Finally Set Up Shop In India?

While Great Wall Motor (GWM) showed off an entire fleet of their vehicles with...
Tags: India, Autos

New TVS Star City Plus Teased, to Launch Soon

The TVS Star City Plus is one of the best-looking motorcycles in its segment....
Tags: Autos, TVS Star City Plus

Illinois Lawmaker Blames Grand Theft Auto V for Carjacking Surge, Desires Ban

US Democratic State Representative Marcus Evans has claimed Grand Theft Auto V contributes and is an inspiration for the recent surge of carjackings happening in the Chicago area, the tired old excuse of fictional media being responsible for real world crime still yet to be dead and buried. To battle the increasing rate of carjackings, […]
Tags: Games, Usa, Crime, Law, Censorship, Cars, Chicago, Anime, Grand Theft Auto, Announcements, Illinois, Bans, Marcus Evans, US Democratic State

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