Just 305 units of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport are the subject of a recall over a potential suspension issue. Crossovers made from January 17-25 of this year might suffer from a bad weld on the front left strut's stabilizer link. If it fails, damage to the brake hose or tire could result, in turn making steering or braking control of the compact CUV more difficult. (more…)
Stephen Colbert, America's last hero, is the latest pundit to come out swinging over the ridiculous pilot names announced on air by Oakland TV station KTVU after the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 disaster. He's not happy, people!
In this clip from last night's show, Colbert points out the blatant racism of the names used in the broadcast. (more…)
Out with the old, in with the new. Earlier this week in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Florida Power & Light Co. demolished one of its power plants with 450 pounds of dynamite to make way for a cleaner and more eco-friendly plant that's slated to open in 2016. The Port Everglades plant had been in operation since the '60s. (more…)
Went to a historic race weekend at Brands Hatch last weekend. Great two days relaxing in the sun in the centre of a racetrack while race cars thunder around you.
There's a great vibe to these events, and the paddock's completely open so you're free to wander around and pester the drivers by taking pictures. Lots of interesting metal waiting to get out on the track: (more…)
The totally bitchin’ ’68 SS 350, which sources say contains a baby as well as a powerful 302 V8 engine.
MASHPEE, MA—An 18-month infant is reportedly recovering from a severe case of heatstroke today after local parking lot attendees found her trapped inside a sweet-ass Camaro, police said in a press conference today. (more…)
You know, if he needed a ride that badly, he probably should have just asked.
This Florida motorcycle rider had a very close call with a Camaro recently that he uploaded to YouTube. He says he was "cruisin' barely above the limit" when the Camaro in front of him slowed down without braking. Without brake lights to catch his attention, and lacking a good escape route, he slammed on his brakes to try and skim by the side of the car. (more…)
It started out as a $700 Chevy Brad Doane bought off of the side of the road and now it's a life-size, two-ton Tonka Truck. He isn't just living his childhood dream, he's driving it.
Brad's family has been in the tow truck business for 66 years, KARE 11 News reports, but only now is Irvington Garage Towing in Menomonie, Wisconsin adding this giant toy to their fleet. 40-year-old Brad works at the family business and his mother wasn't surprised when he said he wanted to build a Tonka Mighty Wrecker in full size.
"He had every Tonka there ever was," Lonna Doane told KARE 11 News. Only recently did she bring home a Mighty Wrecker from a charity auction. "He said, 'Mom, I want to build the Tonka."
It took Brad a year to turn a $700 1984 Chevy pickup he found on the side of the road into the finished creation he drives now. He's the one who cut and welded and lengthened and shaped the Chevy into the Tonka. It now stands 20 feet long and ten feet tall, weighing two tons.
Amazingly, Brad didn't go for a mechanical winch, keeping a hand crank instead. "I had to keep it true to the little guy you know," he told KARE 11.
The Tonka is therefore resigned to parade duty, but it still does work impressing everyone who sees it.
"When you're driving down the road and you meet people, it's not like they give a double take; it's like a triple take," Brad said to KARE.
This Sunday, Brad plans to drive the truck to the Spirit of the Lakes parade in Mound, where Tonka was founded.
Craigslist is a mixed bag. On one hand, you have people with solid deals on an Ikea table, on the other you have people trading cronuts for blowjobs. It's the same for car buying: Some folks are completely honest, others take your money, give you a fake title, and then steal the car back hours later. (more…)
I bet you wanted to go to Mars when you were seven. Who didn't? But did you do anything to get yourself there? I doubt it. Dexter is seven, and he wants to go to Mars, but he isn't messing around. This kid sent a letter to NASA. That's more than you or I did. (more…)
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