zaterdag 31 december 2011
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Jeremy Bullins To Lead Discount Tire Dodge Nationwide Series Team With Brad Keselowski And Parker Kligerman
Menzer: Busch brothers flood year-end mailbag
A new study by Warranty Direct in the UK claims Honda makes vehicles that are the least-susceptible to damage from potholes. According to the company, only 1.4 percent of Honda owners submit a warranty claim for repair due to pothole damage. Compare that figure with the 12.2 percent of Chrysler owners who submit claims - the American automaker found itself the least resilient to pothole damage alongside luxury makes like Land Rover, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Surprisingly enough, Smart actually landed itself in second place for the number of claims submitted as a result of pothole damage.
Economical brands like Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan and Kia all fare well against rough pavement, however. We're not surprised by the outcome. Luxury vehicles are more likely to be equipped with low-profile tires and large, expensive wheels that can easily be bent or broken under the right circumstances. Budget vehicles, meanwhile, make due with meaty sidewalls and sturdy steel wheels. Head over to What Car for the full rankings.Permalink | Email this | Comments
maandag 26 december 2011
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Board Members Vote 6-4 Not to Restore $20 Million in Service (WNYC)
Ray Kelly: Fix This! Another Cabbie Jumps Curb and Hurts People, Ticketed for Worn-Out Tires (Post)
Queens Group Envisions Decommissioned Elevated LIRR Branch as a Greenway (News)
Cuomo Makes It Official and Signs Borough Taxi Bill [...]
donderdag 22 december 2011
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Cuomo Unmoved by Closed-Door “Summit” — No Deal on Livery Cab Bill (NY1, WNYC)
Pat Foye Says Tolls Are at the Right Level, Talks Up Fast-Tracked Tappan Zee (TransNat)
Is Marty Markowitz Mounting a Dog-Whistle Campaign to Toll the BQE? (HuffPo)
Stringer-Commissioned Study Finds [...]
zaterdag 10 december 2011
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zaterdag 26 november 2011
Here they are: the first set of reader-submitted “pedestrian burdens,” courtesy of Michael Kodransky, co-author of ITDP’s recent report on European parking policy innovations.
In this photo series, Streetsblog is cataloging the parking lots and garages that erode New York’s [...]
vrijdag 25 november 2011
When an automaker like Ferrari comes out with a limited edition model, the entire run usually spoken for before we ever see a single photo or detail. Which is fine for the automaker in question, but can often irk many of its best customers, who would gladly shell out whatever the asking price for the opportunity to own the rarest of Prancing Horses.
According to Automotive News, the issue could lead Ferrari itself to form an elite owner's club. Membership would be limited to just the top customers - like those who own five or more Ferrari models, of which there are about 300 in the world - who would be given right of first refusal on special editions like the SA Aperta (pictured above), the 599-based roadster of which only 80 were made. After all, if your garage already has five Ferraris, you probably deserve for Maranello to give you special treatment.Permalink | Email this | Comments
The show's called India's Got Talent, and we're certainly prepared to say that India's got The Warriors of Goja but we're not sure if what they have is called talent, bravery or just plain crazy. The aforementioned warriors put on a lengthy display of what, in a circus, would be called 'amazing feats of strength' that includes breaking rocks on every part of their bodies with sledgehammers and eating florescent light bulbs.
Admittedly, most of this seven-minute long video doesn't have anything to do with cars, but then they bring out a Maruti Suzuki five-door and use a comrade to show tricks that, off the set, would probably be both illegal and fatal. And in the middle of the stunt, they randomly add a motorcycle to the mix. As said by the person who uploaded the video, "I have no words for this.. just AMAZING." That's about right. You'll find it all after the jump, the Maruti action starts at 2:40.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike were met with a sticky surprise Tuesday night after a tanker trunk with a leaky valve spilled between 4,000 and 5,000 gallons of a tar-like goo all over the highway. The spill, initially characterized as tar, was later revealed to be a driveway sealant.
Some 150 cars were disabled as a result of the incident, but fortunately no injuries or serious accidents were reported. Road workers got on the job shortly after the spill, covering the spilt sealant with sand and pushing it off onto the shoulder with snow plows.
The spill affected a 40-mile stretch of the eastbound portion of the turnpike, between New Castle and Oakmont, and principally the right-hand lane. However, some motorists on the scene wondered why officials hadn't closed down the highway completely as they were met with ice-like driving conditions that severely inhibited safe driving. Follow the jump for the video report from the scene.Permalink | Email this | Comments
donderdag 24 november 2011
Autocross critics are quick to tell you that the pastime is a good way to learn bad habits behind the wheel. We say that, while it may be true, caning a vehicle around a parking lot while dodging a few cones is a good way to have a lot of fun behind the wheel in a fairly low-risk environment. Most autocross courses are designed to keep the speed down and the technicality up, which keeps both drivers and their vehicles safe from any real damage. Or at least, that's how its supposed to work.
A driver behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Corvette recently found out just what can go wrong when there isn't enough runoff around a cone slalom at a Speed Ventures autocross. According to YouTube, the driver had just returned from a break, meaning that both the track and the vehicle's tires were cold as he came into the esses. The vehicle's rear breaks lose in a slow, drawn out slide that culminates with the entire passenger side of the vehicle getting cozy with a nearby curb. It's gut-wrenching at best. Hit the jump to check out the carnage for yourself.Permalink | Email this | Comments
St. Louis county has made no accommodations for cyclists on its roads "as a matter of policy" because they say hardly anyone [...]
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The Continental’s L.A. Notebook: Bentley’s New Direction, a Lambo SUV, BMW’s i8 Saves Weight with a Three-Cylinder, and Some Designer Talk
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It may not be as hilarious or silly as Rémi Gaillard's real-life Mario Kart experiment, but the idea of dressing up as everyone's favorite Italian plumbers and hitting the streets in go-karts has made its way to Japan. The folks at Japanese website Cliccar donned their best Mario and Luigi costumes, hopped in a pair of go-karts and hit the streets, drawing huge crowds in the process.
The Cliccar folks raced street-legal X-carts, which cost around ¥379,800 (about $4,900 based on current exchange rates), and are capable of speeds up to 35 miles per hour, or even 50 mph when tuned properly.
Follow the jump for over three minutes of real-life Mario Kart action, Japanese style.Permalink | Email this | Comments
zaterdag 15 oktober 2011
vrijdag 14 oktober 2011
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told the LA Times today that he’s a one-term secretary. Don’t expect him to serve during President Obama’s second term, if there is one, or to run for any other [...]
donderdag 13 oktober 2011
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Police arrest a protestor on the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday. Transit workers say it's not their job to help. Photo: Reuters
But the bus drivers [...]