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Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, 2 Staffers Killed in Indiana Car Crash

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 5:21pm

Representative Jackie Walorski, the Congresswoman representing Indiana’s 2nd district, died today in a car crash that killed four, Politico reports. Rep. Walorski, who was 58, has served in Congress since 2012. Two of her staffers riding with her were also killed: Emma Thomson, communications director, and Zachery…

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Pimp My Ride Is Coming Back... Sort of

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 5:00pm

The year was 2005, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith was the biggest movie in theaters and Mariah Carey topped the Billboard year-end charts with “We Belong Together”. It was a simpler time.

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2022 BMW X3 M Competition: What Do You Want to Know?

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 4:30pm

BMW’S M lineup is about as fat as its ever been. Right now, the company makes three M sedans, two M coupes, two M convertibles and four M crossovers. There are, of course, different variants within those models, but we don’t need to get into that, because it’s all a bit confusing. Then, if you add in the not-real-M M …

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Alex Jones Could Lose His $300,000 Armored Truck, Poor Guy

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 4:04pm

If you’re not watching the Alex Jones defamation trial going on in Austin, Texas, this week you’re missing out on a remarkably cathartic event where a serial liar is being forced to tell the truth. The parents of a child who was tragically killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are asking for $150…

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These Are The Cars That Deserve Dedicated Off-Road Trims

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 3:45pm

Who doesn’t love the great outdoors? The scenic views, the sense of adventure, the chance to just get away from the daily grind — it’s so refreshing. But getting really out there into the world can require a bit of specialized kit, things like knobby tires and additional ground clearance. Wouldn’t it be nice if…

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Biden's $52 Billion Semiconductor Package Is a Big Deal, Especially for Automakers

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 3:11pm

Semiconductor chips are sorely needed right now, especially for the auto industry. It’s why new cars are hard to come by, and also why some manufacturers have lots full of hundreds — even thousands of vehicles sitting. They’re all missing semiconductor chips. But recently introduced legislation called the CHIPS and…

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Mindfulness Is Key to Motorsport's Sustainability Says Venturi Formula E

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 2:46pm

Some motorsport sponsors are just a name on a car — a simple exchange of money for a logo promotion — but Venturi Formula E sponsor Craft 1861 aims to go so much farther than that. The CBD brand isn’t just a partner of the team in the financial aspect; instead, it aims to deeply integrate with Venturi to prime the…

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Genesis Debuts Pricing for Its Gorgeous 2023 G90 Flagship

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 2:20pm

Alright, so here’s the thing: Genesis is pretty much the most interesting car company operating right now. It’s one of the few companies that’s going its own way with exterior and interior styling, and it’s the first company since Lexus in the early 1990s to offer a meaningful challenge to the classic European luxury…

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These Are the 10 Most Overrated Racing Games Ever

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 2:00pm

Racing games. There used to be so many more of them, of all kinds, and the gaming medium was better for it. And, as with any art form, there are a few that have been propped up as unassailable with the passage of time. Today, we’re taking aim at those games — games, I want to point out, that are still good, though…

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Texas State Troopers Took Part in Over 1,000 Car Chases in South Texas, Causing 30 Deaths: Docs

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 1:40pm

Texas State Troopers have been involved in over 1,o00 car chases along the border between Texas and Mexico since the onset of Operation Lone Star, the state’s response to crack down on illegal immigration. In a recent complaint filed by the ACLU and Texas Civil Rights Project with the Department of Justice, the…

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Make Your Jeep Grand Wagoneer a Woody With This Aftermarket Kit

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 1:20pm

The new Jeep Grand Wagoneer is already a decent full-size SUV, but to me, it’s always been missing a certain something. That something is WOOD. Clearly someone else agrees with me.

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Even Maserati Is Doing a 10-Year Drivetrain Warranty Now

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 1:00pm

We all know the age-old stereotype that keeps many of us from touching any Italian car with a 10-foot pole: they’re unreliable. It doesn’t help that the performance of many of these cars is impressive and can be had for cheap used. Mostly because buyers are wary to buy them new. Maserati, one of the exampled Italian …

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Sales of Almost Every BMW are Down, Except its EVs

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 12:30pm

It’s a tough time to be a regular car maker. While luxury firms like Lamborghini are boasting record sales, the kind of car firms you and I might shop with are struggling with production backlogs, delays and component shortages. All of these issues are hitting sales and profits for the world’s automakers. Quick, let…

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Corvette Driver Going 161 MPH Stopped by Traffic and Arrested

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 11:45am

The fact that police pursuits are dangerous shouldn’t need much explanation. According to a study in the National Library of Medicine, there were 7,430 fatalities caused by police chase crashes between 1982 and 2004. During the 22-year period, nearly thirty percent of the deaths were people uninvolved in the pursuit.…

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GM Is Doubling Super Cruise's Reach

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 11:10am

General Motors’ Super Cruise is one of the best driver-assist systems on the market, but its capability is balanced by its greatest limitation: It only works on GM-approved roads. This year, however, the company aims to broaden its horizons — by doubling the size of the Super Cruise map.

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Lamborghini Is Not All In on EVs Just Yet

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 10:37am

Lamborghini is kicking the all-electric can down the road, weak car volume caused a number of Asian automakers saw big dips in sales last month, and battery makers are worried about the state of the supply chain. All that automotive goodness and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

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NJ Councilwoman Who Mowed Down Cyclist Had at Least 9 Outstanding Traffic Tickets

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 10:08am

The Jersey City’s mayor’s office released video last week of first-term city Councilwoman-at-Large Amy DeGise mowing down a cyclist at an intersection without even tapping the brakes, let alone checking on the victim. A new report reveals DeGise has an extensive history of traffic and parking violations, include nine…

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What’s the Worst State to Drive Through on a Summer Road Trip?

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 9:35am

The sun is shining, beach fronts are opening up and hiking trails across the country are filling with avid adventurers. That’s right, it’s summer. And if, like me, you’re in the midst of planning a summer vacation, you might be contemplating hitting the road in these fine United States. But, is there an area of the…

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A 20th Person Has Reportedly Been Killed by a Takata Airbag in the U.S.

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 8:33am

On July 7, a 2006 Ford Ranger driven by a 23-year-old struck a white sedan in Pensacola, Florida. A photo from local TV station WEAR shows the Ranger at the crash scene, looking like it sustained only minor damage. But WEAR reported that the driver of the Ranger was dead, while the 21-year-old driver of the white…

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Traffic Jams: Elvis Presley - 'Burning Love'

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 8:30am

Today’s Traffic Jam is in honor of the Baz Luhrmann Elvis movie, which is not completely terrible. In fact, it was pretty good. So, we’re all gonna listen to “Burning Love, whether you like it or not.

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