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Singer Quits Building the Singers That Made Singer Singer

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 3:55pm

It’s the end of the road when it comes to Singer’s original “reimaged” Porsche 911s. In a recent interview with Top Gear, Singer Vehicle Design founder Rob Dickinson confirms that his company will no longer take orders for the naturally aspirated Porsche 964-based restomods that made his company famous. The company…

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These Are the Most Boring Cars You Can Buy Right Now

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 3:30pm

Apparently, it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. But sadly, that’s not a mantra the world’s car makers heard after Marilyn Monroe said it. As such, we’ve been inundated with bland blobs on wheels for years now.

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Dutch Farmers Back on Their BS

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 3:00pm

Not to be outdone by the Canadian Freedom Convoy or America’s People Convoy, Dutch farmers formed a tractor convoy Wednesday to prove they can be just as nonsensical and destructive after they set up road blockades, dumped manure and garbage on roads and lit hay bales on fire in their wake.

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Connecticut Parks Its Entire Electric Bus Fleet After Fire

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 2:40pm

In October of 2021, CT Transit unveiled its first lithium-ion battery electric bus. The state government bus operator hoped to order up to 700 electric buses and replace its entire fleet with them. However, it seems like the transition has hit a significant speed bump after one of the new buses caught fire and was…

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A Man Just Torched Cars at a Dealer That Sold Him a Lemon 36 Years Ago

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 2:20pm

In 1986, a dealership sold a man a lemon of a Jeep. That transaction has come back to haunt the sellers in a big way nearly 40 years later, the Washington Post reports, when the buyer returned to the dealership to cause over $70,000 via arson in July of 2022.

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LA's Half-a-Billion-Dollar Bridge Shut Down After Just 2 Weeks

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 2:00pm

The 6th Street Viaduct – Los Angeles’s newest bridge, which opened just two weeks ago – is now closed until further notice, largely due to a near constant stream of illegal activity from drivers taking over the brand-new, $588 million bridge in downtown L.A.

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Formula 1's Las Vegas Grand Prix Lands Its Inaugural Race Date

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 1:40pm

Formula 1's eyes have been on Las Vegas for years, but for the first time in decades, we once again have a race date for the iconic venue, per Adam Stern of Sports Business Journal: November 16 to 18, 2023.

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Harley-Davidson Posts $215.8M Profits Despite Production Shutdown

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 1:20pm

Harley-Davidson posted increased profits in its second quarter despite a two-week shutdown of its production plants. The motorcycle company managed to weather the hiatus and reported a profit of $215.8 million. Harley has now disproven analysts estimates that projected lower earnings compared to the previous fiscal…

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Senate Democratic Deal Means EV Tax Credits Will Expand

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 1:00pm

A Senate Democrat deal between Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin includes a new $4,000 tax credit for used electric vehicles and the extension of the existing $7,500 credit for new EVs. That’s big news for automakers like General Motors, Tesla and Toyota, according to Bloomberg. It…

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I Need an Affordable Convertible With Back Seats! What Car Should I Buy?

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 12:45pm

Paul lives in New York state and has dreamed of owning a convertible for a long time. Now that he’s reached 40 years old, it’s time to make a move. The droptop needs seats for two small kids in the back, and only two pedals on the floor. With a $20,000 budget what car should he buy?

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I Can't Stop Watching This Double Speedbump Launch Cars in the Air

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 12:25pm

Sometimes it seems like the people responsible for designing our roads don’t actually use them. Whether it’s low bridges that attack passing trucks, or unnervingly narrow traffic measures, there are a lot of obstacles that can catch you out while driving. One such terror that’s affecting drivers in California is a set…

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Porsche Plans to Buy Half of Red Bull F1 Team Once Engine Rules Are Confirmed

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 12:08pm

Porsche intends to buy half of Red Bull’s Formula 1 team, according to details published in a document submitted to Morocco antitrust regulatory body Conseil de la Concurrence that emerged Wednesday.

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Four-Time F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel Announces His Retirement

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 11:35am

Aston Martin F1 driver Sebastian Vettel has announced that he will be leaving the championship at the end of the 2022 Formula 1 season. Yesterday, Sebastian Vettel unexpectedly created an account on Instagram. Throughout his 16 seasons in F1, Vettel always kept a strict boundary between his public and private lives…

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Rivian's 'World Has Dramatically Changed,' and It Has The Layoffs To Prove It

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 11:05am

Rivian is laying off 6% of its workers, Volkswagen is having a rough time, and Apple got itself a Lamborghini bigshot for its automotive team. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, July 28, 2022.

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2023 Chevy Colorado Is All New With Up to 430 Lb-Ft of Torque

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 10:30am

Chevrolet has just revealed a ground-up redesign of its midsize pickup, the Colorado. With this third-generation model, Chevrolet has had the chance to assess what works for the Colorado, which struggled to stand out in the midsize pickup segment — until the Colorado ZR2 came out. The success of the ZR2 is clearly the…

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The First Rolls-Royce EV Has a Suspension That Can See The Future

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 10:30am

Like every other car maker, Rolls-Royce is going electric. By 2030, the firm says it’ll be a fully electric car maker, and is now preparing to launch its first EV. Coming next year, the Spectre is now undergoing an impressive array of tests to put the electric car through its paces.

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What's Your Favorite Automotive Urban Legend?

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 9:57am

The world of cars is one of stories. Stories about racing, about engineering, or simply about places you’ve gone on your own four wheels. But one kind of story stands apart, always spoken in hushed tones and spreading like classroom gossip: Urban legends.

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JetBlue Says It's Buying Spirit for $3.8 Billion After Frontier Deal Falls Apart

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 9:21am

JetBlue Airways is getting a whole lot bigger. The budget airline has reached a $3.8 billion deal to buy Spirit Airlines, according to Reuters. It’s a move that will create the country’s fifth-biggest airline, if approved by regulators.

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