Saturday, July 16, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Yesterday, Ford became the first automaker to endorse a bill, introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), to ban distracted driving. When a similar bill was introduced in the last session, Ford was the first to endorse it then, too.
McCarthy’s bill requires USDOT to set minimum standards for state bans on ?the use of hand-held [...]
Reader Ian Dutton sends these shots of the pop-up caf� that just went up at “local” — a coffee shop on Sullivan Street in SoHo. Ian says owners Craig and Liz Walker worked hard to make this public space enhancement happen. Among other things, they had to bring a crew of supporters with [...]
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Drunk Driver Hits Girlfriend in Midtown, Flees Scene, Then Overturns Car on Highway (News�1,�2)
Weekend Subway Ridership at Historic Highs, Creating Conflict With Repairs (NYT)
Profile of Christie’s Port Authority Chair Highlights Shift to Road Projects (Star-Ledger)
Black Women Who Bike D.C. Band Together (WaPo)
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Clint Bowyer to make 200th-Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Start This Weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Monday, July 11, 2011
The Continental: Driving the Modern-Day 2CV, Audi A5/S5 Refresh, and the Meaning of the Popemobile?s License Plate
If you're a fan of racing video games, you might have purchased a copy of DiRT 3. The game features a variety of machines and tracks, yet some might still want more. Codemasters aims to please with its latest downloadable content add-on: the Monte Carlo Track Pack.
The Monte Carlo pack will cost Xbox users 800 Microsoft points. PS3 users need to shell out $9.99. Either way, that buys you eight new rally stages filled with hairy, snow-covered mountain passes in the Alps, including the legendary Col de Turini.
Click past the jump to watch some video highlights of the new tracks.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Pitting a car against a runner along busy city streets is something you'd expect to see on an episode of Top Gear. This time, however, it's Alfa Romeo that challenged athletes to a four-mile race through downtown London.
The contest pits Ivan Thomas, a 400-meter championship sprinter, against a 285-horsepower Alfa MiTo 1.3 JTDM driven by hurdle runner Andy Turner and navigated by long jumper Chris Tomlinson.
The race has already taken place, but Alfa hasn't announced the winner yet. It'll tease the results in a series of films while asking the British public to guess the outcome.
Those who guess correctly will be entered into a contest to win an Alfa Romeo mountain bike. Follow the jump for the details in the full press release and check out the images in the gallery for a closer look.Permalink | Email this | Comments
July 8 is National Collector's Car day, and to celebrate, eBay Motors is hosting an auction that should break the site's record for the most expensive vehicle ever sold through the site. One of the nine remaining General Motors Futurliners is set to fetch millions of dollars on the site as its auction runs from June 8 to 18.
This particular example has been meticulously restored by Peter Pan Bus Lines over a total of three years. The 400-horsepower leviathan is 33 feet long and just shy of 12 feet tall. When it was built for the 1939 New York World's Fair, it cost GM around $2 million in today's dollars. (Those of you with long memories may recall that a similar example shattered Barrett-Jackson records when it hammered at $4.1M in 2006).
After the World's Fair, the 12 Futurliners toured the U.S. under the "Parade of Progress" banner, showing the nation the technology of, well, the future. Each bus opened up to display the science behind microwaves, jet propulsion and the like. This particular example was exhumed from a New York corn field in 1997 before being massaged back to life by Coach Builders of Springfield, Massachusetts.
The bidding starts tonight at 9pm Eastern, but for now, you can head over to eBay Motors to learn more about National Collector's Car Day.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Friday, July 8, 2011
The cash-strapped city still only has one bike lane. But evidence like this video, posted [...]