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REVIEW: The $60,000 Polestar 2 luxury EV solves the worst part about driving a Tesla

2021 Polestar 2. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The Polestar 2 is the first all-electric car from Polestar, a new brand from Volvo and Geely. It competes against the Tesla Model 3, Jaguar I-Pace, and Audi e-Tron. Prices start at $59,900. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The future-is-now characteristics are the same. The same big infotainment screen, the same minimalist interior, the same zip when the right pedal goes down. Take away my sight, and I'd be tempted to guess I...
Tags: Google, Transportation, China, Wikipedia, New York City, Trends, Tesla, New Jersey, Manhattan, Autos, Jaguar, Toyota, Epa, Google Maps, Audi, EVs


"George Harrison once sent a handwritten letter to a Beatles fan asking them to trash Paul McCartney’s car."

Far Out reports.  The fan, Susan Houghton, presumably calculating what it would take to get Harrison to choose her letter as one to write a response to, had asked him how to wash her car. Harrison wrote out a 7-point list of instructions, the 7th point being:  Now proceed to 20 Forthlin RD. with about 6 buckets full of dirty muddy greasey water, where a shiney Ford Classic will be seen. Spread contents of the buckets evenly, so as to leave a nice film of muck over the car. You can now return ...
Tags: Cleaning, Law, Wikipedia, Cars, George Harrison, Paul Mccartney, Beatles, George, PAUL, Harrison, Ann Althouse, Lightweight Religion, Susan Houghton


Alpinestars Unveil Limited Edition ‘HAGA 20’ Supertech R Boot

Boots for the Legendary ‘Samurai of Slide’ Following suit of Alpinestars knack for making race replica boots for their prized historical race-winning riders, they have decided to dedicate their new limited edition Supertech R boot to Noriyuki ‘Nitro Nori’ Haga also known as the ‘Samurai of Slide’. Noriyuki Haga, taken from his Wikipedia page Last year, we covered their Randy Mamola tribute Supertech R Race Replica boot, and this year – right on schedule – they add another replica to the lin...
Tags: Wikipedia, Motorcycles, Haga, Randy Mamola, Alpinestars, WSBK, Motorcycle News, Noriyuki, Alpinestars Supertech R, Limited Edition boot, Noriyuki Haga, Alpinestars Unveil Limited Edition HAGA, Nitro Nori


The BMW: The Epitome of a Luxury Vehicle

“There may be little practical difference between a Ford Mondeo and a BMW three series, but in terms of perceptions of who you are and what you are, then they are worlds apart.” – Martin Jacques Are you as BMW aficionado? And do you own a BMW or are you considering purchasing a BMW? The BMW is a popular car brand across the world, and it was the best-selling luxury vehicle in 2010. Therefore, it is worth knowing a bit about what makes this motor vehicle so special. What is a luxury vehicle? L...
Tags: Wikipedia, Canada, Ford, Autos, Bmw, Forbes, Ergo, Ammar, Useful News, BMW Articles, Luxury Vehicle, Martin Jacques Are, Hannah Elliot


BAVARIAN BEAST: The New BMW R18

Written by Martin Hodgson Five years is a long time to wait for anything; foreplay is important but too long and you run the risk of your partner getting so bored they pack up and go home. But BMW knows the game well, teasing the public at first with the R5 Hommage and then dropping the engine off to a few custom builders to do the rounds of the world’s biggest shows. Now the beast from Bavaria is revealed before you for the very first time, in the exact trim with which it’ll hit showrooms f...
Tags: Wikipedia, Motorcycles, Bmw, Bavaria, Mustang, Martin Hodgson, Cruiser, Bobber, Vance Hines, Roland Sands Design, Custom Works Zon, BMW R18, Sporty Ducati


"Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., sold as much as $1.7 million in stocks just before the market dropped in February amid fears about the coronavirus epidemic."

"Senate records show that Burr and his wife sold between roughly $600,000 and $1.7 million in more than 30 separate transactions in late January and mid-February, just before the market began to fall and as government health officials began to issue stark warnings about the effects of the virus. Several of the stocks were in companies that own hotels.... Most of them came on Feb. 13, just before Burr made a speech in North Carolina in which he predicted severe consequences from the virus, includ...
Tags: Crime, Law, Senate, Wikipedia, Cars, Volkswagen, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Financial Markets, Tucker Carlson, Burr, Richard Burr, Ann Althouse, Mike Cernovich, Coronavirus


Arai Is The Helmet To Buy

The helmet in the photo above was run over by another motorcycle at high speed during a race. The wearer walked away without sustaining a head injury. Take a moment to let that soak in. I’m often asked by people who know I test riding gear which helmet to buy or which is the best. I take that as a compliment and love to help where I can by using the knowledge I’ve worked hard to gain doing this “job”. I’ve Been On The Fence For Too Long After wearing and testing many different helmets f...
Tags: Japan, Montana, China, Wikipedia, US, Articles, Idaho, Motorcycles, Ducati, Tokyo, Brian, TBI, Valentino Rossi, Kevlar, FIA, Jim


Concepts From Future Past: 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo

The Chevrolet Testudo is a concept car built by Bertone on a modified Chevrolet Corvair Monza platform. The name comes from the Latin word for “Turtle”. The car debuted at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show. More: Wikipedia The car’s design was done by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who was then at Bertone. He said that his goal was to create a shape that merged the two typical views of a car. Source
Tags: Design, Technology, Wikipedia, Cars, Retro, Chevrolet, 1960s, Bertone, Corvair, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Chevrolet Corvair Monza, Cncepts, Testudo, Bertone He


For Five Bucks More Than a Nissan Leaf, You Can Get a Hellephant Instead

Apparently, today is Hemi Day in our vast autoverse, though Twitter tells me it’s also Lesbian Visibility Day, while Wikipedia informs me that John Wilkes Booth was shot through the neck in a Virginia farmhouse on this day in 1865. But yes, Hemi Day. April 26th … 4/26. Get it? Appropriately, Fiat Chrysler waited for […] The post For Five Bucks More Than a Nissan Leaf, You Can Get a Hellephant Instead appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Wikipedia, Virginia, Fca, Autos, Engines, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler, Mopar, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, John Wilkes Booth, News Blog, Crate Engines


Omarosa doesn't know what's in her own book... or she does and she's pretending not to.

I do not want to spend much time on Omarosa's book. I'm just going to link to this NPR piece, "Omarosa Tells NPR She Heard Trump 'N-Word Tape,' Contradicting Her Own Tell-All Book" and quote this:In her interview with NPR's Rachel Martin, Manigault Newman claims to have heard the tape and heard Trump using that slur on the tape.But that's not what it says in her tell-all book, Unhinged, due out on Tuesday.When asked by Martin about the discrepancy during the interview, Manigault Newman insisted ...
Tags: Toys, Music, Comedy, Movies, Law, Wikipedia, Boston, New York City, Cars, Alabama, Dancing, United States, Language, Npr, Warner, Mark Twain


BMW’s Alexa integration gets it right

BMW will in a few days start rolling out to many of its drivers support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. The fact that BWM is doing this doesn’t come as a surprise, given that it has long talked about its plans to bring Alexa — and potentially other personal assistants like Cortana and the Google Assistant — to its cars. Ahead of its official launch in Germany, Austria, the U.S. and U.K. (with other countries following at a later date), I went to Munich to take a look at what using Alexa i...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Microsoft, Wikipedia, Cortana, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Munich, Automotive, Speech Recognition, Automotive Industry, Bmw, Alexa, Assistant, Germany Austria


Chapter 4: Leaving Palm Springs

The Future In Front of Me, The Past Behind Me is a gasoline-fueled narrative by automotive journalist Tony Borroz. It details the joys, thrills, and even the uncertainties of the car-obsessed lifestyle. In advance of the book’s release, we are previewing the first few chapters. Below is the first half of chapter 4, Leaving Palm Springs. We will announce the book’s release later this year on our Twitter page.   I fill my tank with gas at the unattended station. The cool morning desert air is sti...
Tags: Feature, Japan, Hollywood, Navy, Wikipedia, Tesla, Indianapolis, Nasa, Arizona, Autos, Chevy, Bob, Boeing, Palm Springs, Sabre, Cooper


Gear Guide: Sportbike Jackets

Updated February, 2018 S portbike jackets are a critical piece of gear for every rider who is jumping on a rocket for even just a short ride. Wikipedia defines a sports bike as, “a motorcycle optimized for speed, acceleration, braking and cornering on paved roads, typically at the expense of comfort and fuel economy by comparison with other motorcycles.” That is a pretty accurate description of a sportbike and also speaks to why protective gear is so very important for even the most skilled ri...
Tags: Amazon, California, Wikipedia, Motorcycles, Tutu, Velcro, Dainese, PHOENIX Arizona, RevZilla, Best of the Best, Recommended Jacket List, Best Sportbike Jackets, Sportbike Jackets, Sportbike Jackets list, RevZilla Check Prices on Amazon, Joe Rocket


Uber’s Legal Woes Are Nothing Compared to Taxicabs’ Early Days

The Uber transportation network has had its share of legal woes. When there’s a Wikipedia entry specifically on protests and legal action, including hundreds of lawsuits, against Uber, you know the company is doing its part in keeping attorneys employed. Uber’s legal matters include claims of employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation, invasion of privacy, labor […] The post Uber’s Legal Woes Are Nothing Compared to Taxicabs’ Early Days appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Wikipedia, History, Editorials, Autos, Cabs, Taxis, Taxi Industry, Checker Motors, Morris Markin


"Electric cars struggling to cross the ‘valley of death’ in Colorado."

The Denver Post reports, explaining the term "valley of death." It's not a geographical place, like Death Valley. It's the predicament where "new technologies to struggle to win public acceptance, especially if different trends need to come together at the same time."I'd never seen that term, and for once, when I find myself in that situation,* there isn't already a page for it at Wikipedia. Wikipedia's "Valley of Death" page refers only to "any of the numerous landforms named Death Valley" (per...
Tags: Technology, Law, Colorado, Wikipedia, Cars, Poland, Brazil, Vietnam, Death Valley, Denver Post, Wikipedia Wikipedia, Ann Althouse, Gettysburg Battlefield


Why I'm reading the Wikipedia article, "History of poison."

1. Here's the article. Excerpt: "Grooves for storing or holding poisons such as tubocurarine have been plainly found in [ancient] hunting weapons and tools.... Once the use and danger of poison was realized, it became apparent that something had to be done. Mithridates VI, King of Pontus (an ancient Hellenistic state of northern Anatolia), from around 114–63 BC, ... was paranoid to the point that he administered daily amounts of poisons in an attempt to make himself immune to as many poisons as ...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Murder, Shopping, Law, Wikipedia, Cars, Bill Clinton, Chevy, Louisiana, Audi, Clinton, Anatolia, El Camino, Sandi Toksvig, Ann Althouse


The Dream of the ’70s Is Alive… In Minnesota

The Wikipedia page for Wells, Minnesota, tells us it’s the birthplace of Secret Service agent Larry Buendorf, best known for collaring Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme before the unhinged former Manson Family member could get the sights of her Colt 1911 on President Gerald Ford. What the page doesn’t tell you is that the ’70s are back, baby, but […] The post The Dream of the ’70s Is Alive… In Minnesota appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Minnesota, Wikipedia, History, Heritage, Autos, Secret Service, Manson Family, Trucks, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Gerald Ford, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Dealer News, Lynette Squeaky Fromme, Chevrolet C10


Israeli Company Utilizes Military Background For Autonomous Cars

( = || []).push({}); Some time ago, I started describing different vehicle features as “eyes.” It was the most fitting and understandable analogy for the customers I was serving at the dealership. Admittedly, I knew little about cars when I began selling them now almost a decade ago, so these quick analogies were as much for me as they were for my customers. Adaptive Cruise Control, reverse cameras, and backup sensors were just coming online at the time....
Tags: Feature, Wikipedia, Israel, Mit, Autos, Michigan, Detroit, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Delphi, Magna International, Magna International Inc, Delphi Automotive PLC, Agricultural Research Service, Car News, Carl Anthony, Future Of Transportation


September linkfest

“What linguists sometimes call ‘genericisation’ of brand names has a grimmer name among marketing types: “genericide”. The Economist’s Johnson on google, photoshop, xerox, and other examples of brand genericization.   A trademark-defense ad from Xerox, 2011. Yes, “zipper” used to be a trademark-protected brand name. Source.   * Related: The lawyers at Velcro® want you to know – in full-throated song – that the competitors’ product is properly called hook and loop tape. (Thanks, David!) ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Weather, Medicine, Wikipedia, Cars, United States, Magazines, Xerox, Linguistics, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Johnson, Donald Trump, Trademark, Evelyn Waugh, Economist


There's nothing substantial to read about the series finale episode of "Girls"...

... so I'll just make a list of my thoughts on the subject.1. I laughed when Hannah (the Lena Dunham character) got mad at Marnie (the Allison Williams character) for letting the song "Fast Car" play on the car radio and singing along. "Fast Car" is that 1988 Tracy Chapman recording that — in my experience — comes on the "Coffeehouse"-type channels of satellite radio far too often. The Wikipedia article on the song suggests why XM programmers think that's what will work on listeners who hang out...
Tags: Law, Babies, Wikipedia, Pregnancy, Cars, Radio, Breastfeeding, Feminism, Lena Dunham, Girls, Motherhood, Names, Law School, Don, Orlando Sentinel, Tracy Chapman


Ups and downs

Like speed policy, drug policy has had cycles driven by a few people. Starting in the Reefer Madness era, the 1930s, America got tough on drugs. Much of this effort was the result of one man, Harry Anslinger. Think of him as the first drug czar. (His Wikipedia page gives more details, but mainly tells you that Wikipedia editors don’t like him.) By the 1970s evidence showed that tough on drugs didn’t work. Laws were relaxed. It’s important to realize what the evidence did and did not show. People...
Tags: Navy, Wikipedia, Miscellaneous, America, Reagan, Iowa, Autos, Nixon, Massachusetts Turnpike, John Carr, Speed Limits, National Motorists Association, NMA Foundation, NMA, Eric Schlosser, Harry Anslinger


Let's talk about Chuck Berry lyrics — they were really good...

... and they were really good in a rock way. Someone on Facebook prompted me to think about Chuck Berry specifically in terms of the lyrics, and the first song I always think of is "Maybellene," the first song of his I knew, which came out in 1955 when I was 4. Wikipedia says:Rolling Stone magazine wrote, "Rock & roll guitar starts here." The record is an early instance of the complete rock-and-roll package: youthful subject matter; a small, guitar-driven combo; clear diction; and an atmosphere ...
Tags: Facebook, Chuck, Music, Law, Wikipedia, John Lennon, Poetry, Cars, United States, Bob Dylan, Ford, Mick Jagger, Paul Mccartney, Brian Wilson, New Orleans, Elvis Presley


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 12 March, 2017

A riotous BMW R65 scrambler from Ironwood, a Ronin 47 with pop art graphics, and a concours-level Guzzi cafe racer from Stile Italiano. It’s a treat for the eyes this week. Ronin Motor Works #4 When the re-born Buell 1125s known as the 47 Ronin first surfaced two years ago, I dare say not a single one of us didn’t feel the hair on our neck stand to attention. So fierce, menacing and flat out awesome were both the bikes and their story, that I’m sure I’m not alone in having a go at crunching...
Tags: England, Wikipedia, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Motorcycles, Amsterdam, Honda, Denver, Stella, Iwc, Beemer, Renard, Ironwood, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Buell


The Skills You Need To Build A Custom Motorcycle

We’ve all been there. You’ve seen this great bike at a show, or online, and you’ve gotta build something like it. You can see yourself hammering down the street on it. You’ve scoured the interwebs and found a bunch of photos of the type of bike you love. Maybe you’ve even narrowed down the make and model of bike for a project donor. But how do you take that factory stock bike into that custom head-turning two-wheeled icon? There are a lot of soft and hard skills you need to build a custom bike...
Tags: Google, UK, Ebay, Wikipedia, Motorcycles, Bmw, Harley Davidson, Exif, TIG, Jody, Honda CB, Bike EXIF Guides, How To Build A Motorcycle, Kepner Tregoe, Sketchup OnShape, US Army Technical Manual


‘Black Moustache’ Thruxton Racer – Tamarit Motorcycles

Figaro. You probably know of the word and its operatic connections, but have little or no idea where it’s from. But since you asked and since I’ve just spent 5 minutes on Wikipedia, let me enlighten you. Figaro is the lead character in Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville’. It’s the story of an old Spanish scissorman drawn into an romantic comedy of errors.The post ‘Black Moustache’ Thruxton Racer – Tamarit Motorcycles appeared first on Pipeburn.com.
Tags: Wikipedia, Spain, Motorcycles, Scrambler, Seville, Triumph, Figaro, Rossini, Racer, Café Racer, Thruxton


MIT’s ‘Moral Machine’ wants you to decide who dies in a self-driving car accident

If there’s an unavoidable accident in a self-driving car, who dies? This is the question researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) want you to answer in ‘Moral Machine.’ The simplistic website is sort of like the famed ‘Trolley Problem’ on steroids. If you’re unfamiliar, according to Wikipedia, the Trolley Problem is as follows: There is a runaway trolley barreling down the railway tracks. Ahead, on the tracks, there are five people tied up and unable to move. The trolley is hea...
Tags: Startups, Wikipedia, Cars, Mit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT


Tipping the balance

John Basler was going double the speed limit at more than double the BAC limit when he hit another car head on. Both women in the other car died. Why isn’t he serving five years for manslaughter? Because officers from the Massachusetts State Police crash unit said he was sober and the other driver was at fault. Why did they say that? They didn’t want a fellow officer to get a felony conviction. Police can put a finger on the scales of justice. It is well known around here that politicians and po...
Tags: Wikipedia, Massachusetts, Miscellaneous, Autos, Bac, Truro, Massachusetts State Police, Haverhill, John Carr, Basler, Noyes, National Motorists Association, NMA Foundation, DUI/DWI, Professional Courtesy


Rolls-Royce Dawn Gets Cool Britto Wrap

Britto is a Brazilian neo-pop artist who, according to Wikipedia, combines “elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting” in his work. What results, and they always feature loud and brash colors, are quite nice to look at. Now this artist has come up with a wrap design for a Rolls-Royce Dawn. Designed by Britto, done by Metro Wrapz of Miami, and commissioned by Braman Motorcars, this one-of-a-kind Rolls-Royce Dawn is used as a show car at Braman’s showroom (nice name, by the way) where ...
Tags: Wikipedia, Autos, Miami, Rolls Royce, Braman, Royce Dawn, Tuning, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Metro Wrapz


Piston Slap: Best Reason to Buy a Chrysler 200?

Ronald writes: I have an hour-plus commute with light to moderate traffic that fluctuates between 50 to 70 miles per hour. Adaptive cruse control would be great, but how cheap of a used car can I find with the technology? Sajeev answers: My value to the Internet goes beyond Google searches. Wikipedia lists numerous vehicles that have […] The post Piston Slap: Best Reason to Buy a Chrysler 200? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Google, Wikipedia, Lexus, Autos, Chrysler, Toyota, Lincoln, Bmw, Infiniti, Mercedes, Jeep, Acura, Ronald, Piston Slap, Adaptive Cruise Control


It came from outer space and landed in Detroit. But what is it?

The latest Forgotten Fiberglass mystery car. Photos by author. I’ve always been a fan of the space age era from cool plastic stereos and wild “biomorphic” designs. This interest crystallized when I was 18 (1980 or so) and found/bought my first “space age” car – the (featured in this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage), and my fascination hasn’t waned in the passing years. So when I came across a space age car “find” from someone new to our group, Bob Cicerone of Detroit, Michigan, I was immediatel...
Tags: Facebook, Jay Leno, Craigslist, Wikipedia, Herb, Autos, Michigan, Bob, Chevrolet, Detroit, Oddities, Pontiac, Motor City, Bertone, Hemmings, Detroit Michigan



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