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Now boondocking in Area B of the Barry Goldwater AF Gunnery Range

This area, south of Gila Bend, north of Ajo, AZ with US 85 as its western edge has become one of my favorite areas to boondock in.I chose the more secluded area on the southern end of Area B, got my preferred spot and set up camp. Here's some pictures taken by Martha, of the snow storm which has dumped quite a bit of snow back home.   Sunday:  Thing Two and neighborhood friend Paul work to free Martha's Honda CRV; it had become stuck in the deep snow in the middle of the cul-de-sac M...
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Arizona, Honda, PAUL, Patrick, Barry Goldwater, Martha, Gila Bend, RV Trips, Ajo AZ, Mariko Drives


Hero Glamour 100 Million Limited Edition Launched

The Hero Glamour is yet another model to join the company?s 100 Million Limited...


Bird to spend $150 million on European expansion plan

Shared micromobility startup Bird said it is investing $150 million into a European expansion plan that will including launching in more than 50 cities this year, a move that it says will double its footprint in the region. This growth plan is already underway with Bird recently bringing its scooters to Bergen, Norway, Tarragona, Spain and Palermo, Italy. Bird emphasized that its European expansion will be more than just a geographic one. Bird said it is adding more scooters to its fleets in exi...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Middle East, Bird, Brendan O Driscoll, CIRC, Bergen Norway Tarragona Spain, Palermo Italy Bird, Renaud Fages


Teutonic Tesla: Volkswagen Now Building ‘Gigafactories’

As much as we’ve criticized American luxury brands for emulating the Germans, we’ve failed to do the same for Volkswagen Group’s pathetic attempts at copying Tesla. That changes with Monday’s announcement that VW will assemble six “gigafactories” in Europe by 2030. Shared on “Power Day” — the company’s bastardized version of Tesla’s Battery Day — the plan […] The post Teutonic Tesla: Volkswagen Now Building ‘Gigafactories’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Tesla, Green, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Industry News, Gigafactory, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Volkswagen AG, News Blog, Power Day


Progressive CMO Jeff Charney Explains Why Flo and Friends Trounce That Talking Lizard

Eleven years ago, actress Stephanie Courtney sat down for an interview with Atlanta's WSB-TV. Fresh off a stint with the Groundlings improvisational troupe in L.A., had recently been cast as Flo, the ever-smiling, retro-bobbed customer service rep for Progressive insurance. When the station asked her what she made of fans who considered Flo to be...
Tags: Advertising, CMO, Atlanta, Automotive, FLO, Branding, WSB TV, Groundlings, Jeff Charney, Stephanie Courtney


Why Progressive’s Flo and Friends Trounce That Talking Lizard

Eleven years ago, actress Stephanie Courtney sat down for an interview with Atlanta's WSB-TV. Fresh off a stint with the Groundlings improvisational troupe in L.A., had recently been cast as Flo, the ever-smiling, retro-bobbed customer service rep for Progressive insurance. When the station asked her what she made of fans who considered Flo to be...
Tags: Advertising, Atlanta, Automotive, FLO, Branding, WSB TV, Groundlings, Stephanie Courtney


Rare Rides: A Collection of Four Classic Renaults, of Fuego and 17 Gordini Varieties

Today is one of the few occasions where Rare Rides presents a curated collection of cars for your review. A serious Francophile in Minnesota has amassed a collection of trois Renault Fuegos et un 17 Gordini. Has a more exciting sentence ever been published? I think not. Although most of today’s collection is of Fuego […] The post Rare Rides: A Collection of Four Classic Renaults, of Fuego and 17 Gordini Varieties appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Minnesota, Autos, Fuego, Renault Fuegos


Auto Lobbyists Attempt to Soften USMCA, Look to White House [UPDATED]

Lobbyists are reportedly seeking to soften the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) now that there are some new faces in the White House. Signed in 2018, revised in 2019, and effective since 2020, the USMCA sought to restore North America’s manufacturing base with new content requirements and place the United States in a more favorable position […] The post Auto Lobbyists Attempt to Soften USMCA, Look to White House [UPDATED] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, White House, Joe Biden, United States, Editorials, Tariffs, Trade, Autos, North America, Biden, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Nafta, News Blog, North American Free Trade Agreement


BMW iDriving Machines Tout Connectivity

BMW has announced that the upcoming iX and i4 electric vehicles will be equipped with iDrive 8, their latest interactive buddy to keep you busy while you motor about. When you are the self-proclaimed ‘Ultimate Driving Machine’, it would seem less is more, at least that was my experience in owning a 535iS and two […] The post BMW iDriving Machines Tout Connectivity appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Electronics, Global, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bmw, Connected Vehicles, Ultimate Driving Machine, IDrive, German engineering


Yamaha R7 Found In 2022 CARB Certification Files

The R7 May Be Next In Line We knew it was coming with the chatter that was coming from the industry back in Q4 2020 after the R6 was deleted from the 2021 Yamaha model lineup, but we now have some ‘circumstantial evidence’ pointing towards the fact that things are quickly moving forwards with the new model’s debut. Paperwork from California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) hints towards the R7 dream becoming a reality. I’ve seen lots of back-and-forth from enthusiasts since news first broke of the...
Tags: California, Motorcycles, Yamaha


BMW debuts the next generation of its iDrive operating system

For modern cars, the standalone, photo-frame-like display in the center of the dashboard has become something of a default. But with its next-generation iDrive 8 system, BMW is moving away from this design language by introducing what it calls the “BMW Curved Display,” which takes this idea to the next level by expanding that center display all the way through the cockpit. It’s actually still two screens, the 12.3-inch information display and 14.9-inch control display, but it looks like a single...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, China, Cars, Tech, Smartphone, Automotive, Bmw, Assistant, In-car Entertainment, Weber, IDrive, Azure Cognitive Services, July Frank Weber


The Station: Via makes a $100M acquisition and a chat with GM about battery tech

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I changed things up this week to make room for an interview we had with Mike Lelli, senior manager of advanced battery cell technology over at GM. That means I don’t have the t...
Tags: TC, Transportation, London, Remix, Massachusetts, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, Ses, Mit, Automotive, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Volkswagen, General Catalyst


2021 Honda CRF450R [Model Overview]

The 2021 CRF450RL: A Street Legal Motocrosser Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Honda Motorcycles gave the CRF450R a full overhaul for 2021. It comes to the party with a new chassis, suspension, bodywork, and extensive engine work. Coming from the 2021 Honda lineup, the CRF450R comes with a newly added hydraulic clutch, a central-port head, and a revalved suspension with over 12 inches of travel. All of which play a crucial role in the performance of th...
Tags: Motorcycles, HRC, Honda, Electric, Off-road, Hinson, Yoshimura, Honda Motorcycles, Nissin, 2021, Notfp, 250 - 499cc, Honda USA Honda Canada Honda, Honda YouTube Facebook Twitter Wikipedia, Single-Cylinder, Starter Electric Valve Train Unicam


Qatar Government Offers Vaccine to MotoGP Paddock

Free Vaccination for The Entire Track The Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar – located at the Losail International Circuit 30km away from the capital, is a big event on the MotoGP calendar. It’s the first race of the season, meaning that it sets the tone and pace for the rest of the races for the entire year. It’s almost that time of year again, and MotoGP just finished their two-part test sessions that will pave the way for their first race on March 28th. At the moment, many of the personnel supporting...
Tags: Qatar, Motorcycles, MotoGP, Valentino Rossi, Losail International Circuit, Motorcycle News, Moto Gp


Kia EV6 Images Released Among Flurry of Marketing Speak

Kia is planning on launching the EV6 sometime this month, and as a tease, the brand dropped some images to go along with a bunch of marketing speak about design philosophy. The company is using the phrase “Opposites United” to describe its overarching design philosophy, and for the EV6, it will use five “pillars” called […] The post Kia EV6 Images Released Among Flurry of Marketing Speak appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, EVs, Kia, Future Cars, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Kia EV6


2022 Audi RS E-Tron GT First Drive Review | The halo EV arrives

Filed under: Green,Green,Audi,First Drives,Electric,Luxury,Performance,sedan Continue reading 2022 Audi RS E-Tron GT First Drive Review | The halo EV arrives 2022 Audi RS E-Tron GT First Drive Review | The halo EV arrives originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 15 Mar 2021 12:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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How Murray Walker Made A Massive Impact On My Love Of Motorsport

Legendary for his work commentating on Formula 1, Walker has left a massive impression on millions - not least of whom myself
Tags: Autos, Walker, Murray Walker


Kia Stinger GT Convertible Emerges, Looks To Be Dealer-Sanctioned Project

A curious drop-top-converted Stinger appeared at a car show in Florida over the weekend, apparently one of several to be built at the behest of a main dealer
Tags: Florida, Autos


Kia just gave us our first full look at its sleek new EV6 electric car

Kia's EV6 Kia Kia showed off its EV6's exterior and interior design. The car represents the next generation of electric vehicles for Kia. The EV6 was built on Hyundai's E-GMP design. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kia released the first full images of the interior and exterior design of its new electric car - the EV6 - on Monday.The images were shown off ahead of the electric car's online world premiere later this month.The car has a crossover-inspired des...
Tags: Transportation, News, Cars, Trends, Hyundai, Kia, Electric Car, Habib, Tech Insider, Kia Kia, Grace Kay, Karim Habib Kia, Hyundai s Electric Global


His Majesty Elon the First, Technoking of Tesla

Last week, Elon Musk made $25 billion in one day. On Monday, he crowned himself “Technoking of Tesla.” In Musk-speak, this new title still translates into the Chief Executive Officer of the electric car company.  The eccentric billionaire is nothing if not creative with his dubs (see: Offspring named X Æ A-Xii.) Zach Kirkhorn, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, has also been bestowed the title of Master of Coin. A nod to Game of Thrones ? Honestly, who knows?  The new appellations we...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Elon, Zach, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Tesla Semi, Jerome Guillen, Zach Kirkhorn, Xii Zach Kirkhorn, Tesla Heavy Trucking


Volkswagen will bring 240 gigawatt hours of battery production capacity to Europe by 2030

Volkswagen AG is gearing up to seize the top spot as the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer with plans announced Monday to have six 40 Gigawatt hour (GWh) battery cell production plants in operation in Europe by 2030. To get there, the automaker put in a 10-year, $14 billion order with Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt – and that’s only one of the six planned factories. A second plant in Germany will commence production in 2025. The company also announced serious investments in c...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Europe, China, Germany, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Vw, Batteries, Volkswagen, Audi, Charging Station, Rechargeable Batteries, Fuel Cells


After Kia, Renault Too Will Be Changing To A New Logo

Recently, a lot of carmakers have been changing their brand logos and now,...
Tags: Autos, Kia Renault


Cancellation or Postponement? What 2021 May Hold For The Collector Car Hobby

It would be easier to compile a list of the collector car events which were NOT canceled in 2020 than it would be to add up the ones which were. There’s no point lamenting what has happened to the car hobby because of the pandemic shutdown, and let’s not lose sight of the many people, both those who got sick and those who cared for them, who have suffered through this crisis. One silver lining is that many of us […] Original article: Cancellation or Postponement? What 2021 May Hold For The Colle...
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This 1111hp Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Is Made For Nurburgring Glory

Opus is busy working on the mightiest AMG GT, pledging to offer two packages with over 1000hp
Tags: Autos, Amg, Mercedes AMG


Junkyard Find: 1974 Honda Civic Hatchback

The first-generation Honda Civic sold very well in the United States, but it’s just about impossible to find early examples in junkyards these days; I’ve managed to photograph a few ’78s for this series and that’s it. Why? The cars in rust-prone areas dissolved quickly and those in low-corrosion regions got driven to death well […] The post Junkyard Find: 1974 Honda Civic Hatchback appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, United States, Autos, Honda, Denver, 1970s, Honda Civic, Civic, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Miserable Econoboxes, Malaise, Malaise Era, 1974, 1974 Honda Civic


Hyundai Alcazar (Three-Row Creta) To Globally Debut on April 6, 2021

Earlier last month, Hyundai announced that that their upcoming 7-seater premium...
Tags: Autos, Hyundai, Hyundai Alcazar Three Row Creta


2021 Hyundai Elantra Chosen Hispanic Motor Press Car of the Year

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra has been selected Car of the Year during Automobility LA by the Hispanic Motor Press. The 2021 Hispanic Motor Press Awards (HMPA) jury panel included 24 Hispanic automotive journalists, content creators, and industry influencers, who analyzed more than 100 new 2020 and 2021 vehicles. Now in its 11th year, the annual […] The post 2021 Hyundai Elantra Chosen Hispanic Motor Press Car of the Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Media, Marketing, Awards, Global, Events, Pr, Quality, Green, Korea, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Hyundai, New Cars, Award, Hyundai Elantra


How Alfa Romeo's 'DNA' Drive Selector Makes All Other Systems Look Stupid

Compared to BMW's new M3 and M4, the beautiful simplicity of Alfa's drive select system is plain to see
Tags: Autos, Bmw, ALFA, Alfa Romeo


Here Are Two More Jeep Three-Row SUVs - Wagoneer & Grand Wagoneer Unveiled

Jeep has taken the wraps off the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer three-row SUVs,...
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Hero Splendor Plus 100 Million Limited Edition Launched

Hero Splendor Plus has received a special livery which is available only with...
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