Tag Archives: Odds and ends

Teen builds own emergency truck, responds to distress calls

Many kids dream of joining the police force or becoming a firefighter, though most normally wait until adulthood before fulfilling it. That isn't the case for a 16-year-old from Melbourne, Australia. The youngster, whose identity cannot be revealed because of his age, converted a white Isuzu truck into his very own emergency vehicle, complete with...

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Are you ready for an Aston Martin…submarine?

If James Bond can have his submarine cars, why can't Aston Martin get in on the action? The British purveyor of gorgeous luxury sports cars has teamed up with the right company to make that happen. Aston Martin has consulted on the design of a new submersible with Triton Submarines and it's called Project Neptune. Based in Vero Beach, Florida, Triton builds...

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Female drivers to open larger car market for Saudi Arabia

Turns out if you prevent half your population from driving you also restrict your car market. Yesterday we reported that as of next June, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will lift its ban on female drivers. Today, a report from Reuters indicates the move could bolster a lagging car market in the oil-rich country. Saudi Arabia has not allowed women to drive...

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on female drivers, finally

It's hard to believe that in this day and age women are forbidden from driving in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Well, that's finally set to change as the oil-rich country's leader, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on Wednesday issued a decree to lift the asinine ban which was introduced when the Kingdom was established in 1932. Saudi women...

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First car ever caught speeding to be displayed in the UK

This 1896 Arnold Benz Motor Carriage is largely held to be the very first car to receive a speeding ticket, and it's headed for the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Palace Court in the United Kingdom. The UK in the 19th century was a tough place to have an automobile. The law at the time required...

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This is what golf ball-sized hail does to your car

Hail is frozen precipitation that can fall during a thunderstorm. Typically you'll find hailstones that arrive to the ground showing up no larger than a quarter of an inch in diameter. Sometimes, however, they can be a bit larger. So large, in fact, that your poor car is going to take a serious...

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Wife surprises her husband with McLaren 650S

My wife once surprised me with tickets to see my favorite band playing a concert in my favorite ballpark. It was an amazing gift, an amazing show, and I am very happy that my wife bought that for a past birthday. I'd be even happier if she'd purchased a car for me, although that's asking a lot...

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Look out for the Audi Lunar Quattro in “Alien: Covenant”

There's a race on to land a new rover on the moon. The race is the latest initiative in Google's X Prize program designed to spur technological development for the benefit of mankind. Audi in 2015 teamed up with Germany's Part-Time Scientists in the competition and aided the team...

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