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Custom Chevy Ramp Truck is Nicer Than Most of the Cars it Hauls
Custom Chevy Ramp Truck is Nicer Than Most of the Cars it Hauls

20 Oct 2021, 17:08 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / For custom car junkies like ourselves, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based MaxMotive is the gift that keeps on giving. That said, custom classic cars are not the only ventures MaxMotive has its hands in. They need something to haul inventory around ...

 
War Thunder Adds Israel to Tank and Aircraft Lineup
War Thunder Adds Israel to Tank and Aircraft Lineup

20 Oct 2021, 14:09 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / There was joy and celebration across the War Thunder community as Gaijin Games announced they’d be adding a new nation to its lineup of aircraft and tanks this week. After a great deal of speculation, the new entry in question has been confir...

 
2022 Mustang EcoBoost Coastal Limited Package is a Last Hurrah Before a Major Refresh
2022 Mustang EcoBoost Coastal Limited Package is a Last Hurrah Before a Major Refresh

20 Oct 2021, 13:03 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / A lineup filled with exclusive limited-edition Ford Mustangs just got a little bit bigger today thanks to the new Coastal Limited Package coming soon exclusively for the EcoBoost Premium. Taking residence alongside the Ice White Edition Appearance ...

 
Mercedes-Benz Sued by Own Dealerships Over New No Haggle Pricing, In for PR Nightmare
Mercedes-Benz Sued by Own Dealerships Over New No Haggle Pricing, In for PR Nightmare

19 Oct 2021, 19:35 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / One of the most timeless pastimes of any young adult’s life is haggling a price at a car dealership to hook themselves up with a sweet new set of wheels. If Mercedes-Benz Australia has their way, that pastime is going the way of the dodo. But...

 
Aston Martin Commits to 50% EV Sales by the End of This Decade, Says Chief Executive
Aston Martin Commits to 50% EV Sales by the End of This Decade, Says Chief Executive

19 Oct 2021, 19:23 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / The thought of an Aston Martin that sports anything but a thumping great V8 or V12 would have gotten you laughed out of the room at any point in the last several decades. As it happens, the world is changing faster than most people are comfortable ...

 
P-51 Mustang WWII Fighter in a Million Pieces is Worlds Hardest Game of Building Blocks
P-51 Mustang WWII Fighter in a Million Pieces is Worlds Hardest Game of Building Blocks

19 Oct 2021, 16:03 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Vintage World War II fighter planes are some of the most magnificent machines ever to jump from the drawing board into the moral realm. Even so, we doubt most people would want to bother taking a P-51 Mustang that’s in a million and one-piece...

 
This Classic Mercury Capri Has More Mustang DNA Than the Mach-E
This Classic Mercury Capri Has More Mustang DNA Than the Mach-E

19 Oct 2021, 15:23 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / These days, Ford is very fickle about what vehicles they brand with their iconic Mustang name, or at least they were until they decided to stick it on an electric crossover SUV that has nothing at all to do with the iconic car. Unlike the Mustang M...

 
Toyota Chooses Huntsville, Alabama, as Potential Site of New EV Battery Factory
Toyota Chooses Huntsville, Alabama, as Potential Site of New EV Battery Factory

19 Oct 2021, 15:08 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Toyota and the state of Alabama have had a productive and successful relationship for the past two decades. If the latest reports by the area’s local ABC News affiliation are true, that relationship could be about to get even more robust. ...

 
Irish Government Revokes €2,500 Electrified Car Tax Grant, Sparks Public Outcry
Irish Government Revokes €2,500 Electrified Car Tax Grant, Sparks Public Outcry

19 Oct 2021, 13:24 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / An unexpected blow was dealt to progress in the electrified vehicle market as the Government of Ireland announced it would be reversing a decision giving substantial monetary grants to pre-orderers of plug-in hybrid cars and trucks. RTE, Ireland&rs...

 
Invasive Stink Bugs Hid Inside Imported Aussie Cars, Cause Long Delays
Invasive Stink Bugs Hid Inside Imported Aussie Cars, Cause Long Delays

19 Oct 2021, 12:40 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / It’s not often the worlds of biology and the auto industry are mentioned in the same article. Most of the time, when they are mentioned, it usually spells bad news on the automaker side. The latest shipment of imported vehicles to Australia a...

 
Magnesium Shortage Could Threaten Global Car Industry Because We Don't Deserve Nice Things
Magnesium Shortage Could Threaten Global Car Industry Because We Don't Deserve Nice Things

19 Oct 2021, 11:32 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / The global car industry is in the weakest state it’s been, possibly since the Second World War. No really, it’s that bad. At the same time, the global microchip shortage has already brought automakers to the point of halting production ...

 
Amazon’s Zoox Will Test Its Autonomous Vehicles on Seattle’s Rain-Soaked Streets
Amazon’s Zoox Will Test Its Autonomous Vehicles on Seattle’s Rain-Soaked Streets

19 Oct 2021, 11:17 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / It appears the autonomous vehicle market is about to heat up in a big way as the Amazon-led Zoox company announced they would be testing their AVs on the rainy and unforgiving roads of Seattle, Washington, starting next year. Thus, adding another n...

 
Volvo Uses Android Automotive to Make Clever Range Extender App for the XC40 Recharged
Volvo Uses Android Automotive to Make Clever Range Extender App for the XC40 Recharged

19 Oct 2021, 09:37 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Range anxiety has been an integral piece of the EV experience since the very first electric horseless carriages rolled onto the scene over a century ago. At least in 2021, Volvo XC40 Recharge has technology on its side to make things a little less ...

 
Michael Jordan Drops Hot Take on Current State of NASCAR, Praises Bubba Walllace
Michael Jordan Drops Hot Take on Current State of NASCAR, Praises Bubba Walllace

17 Oct 2021, 19:46 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / It doesn’t matter what sport Michael Jordan wants to share his thoughts on. If he has his two cents, people want to hear it. Now, the greatest basketball player who ever lived turned the first time NASCAR team over gave his candid thoughts on...

 
383 Stroker Swapped Ferrari 400 Should Be Blasphemous, But It Really Isn't
383 Stroker Swapped Ferrari 400 Should Be Blasphemous, But It Really Isn't

17 Oct 2021, 19:34 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Ferrari fans tend to be purists in the most sincere form, and they don’t like it when someone who only has half an idea of what they’re doing tries to mess around with what they see as masterfully crafted Italian sports cars. If that&rs...

 
British EV Battery Gigafactory Builder Chooses London as Home Stock Exchange
British EV Battery Gigafactory Builder Chooses London as Home Stock Exchange

17 Oct 2021, 19:30 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / The all-electric revolution is finally coming to the UK with the same swiftness it has elsewhere in the world. That’s a momentous achievement in itself, but it brings its own new set of problems to solve. Chief among those being, just who ...

 
One of a Kind 2009 Viper ACR Hurst Edition is Worth More Than Some Houses
One of a Kind 2009 Viper ACR Hurst Edition is Worth More Than Some Houses

17 Oct 2021, 19:28 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / MaxMotive is a Western Pennsylvania-based classic car dealer we’ve featured on a number of occasions. Most of the time, their bread and butter are fully restored or original condition classic American iron. Every now and then, though, they ge...

 
Mercedes-Benz Branded Bicycle Selling for Outrageous Price, We All Roll Our Eyes
Mercedes-Benz Branded Bicycle Selling for Outrageous Price, We All Roll Our Eyes

17 Oct 2021, 19:22 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / We have a love/hate relationship with tacky retail items branded with our favorite automotive monikers and sold at markups so high that they should be illegal. But even in that realm, the price Mercedes-Benz is charging for an AMG Petronas Formula ...

 
Skoda Production Craters Due to Chip Shortage, Volkswagen Forced to Step In
Skoda Production Craters Due to Chip Shortage, Volkswagen Forced to Step In

17 Oct 2021, 19:08 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / The Czech Republics’ largest automaker is the latest to fall victim to a global microchip shortage that’s turning into a blight that could see the entire industry brought to its knees. Reuters reported that Skoda, now under the leadersh...

 
LS-Swapped Checker Marathon Is Better Than Whatever Your UberXL Driver Has
LS-Swapped Checker Marathon Is Better Than Whatever Your UberXL Driver Has

17 Oct 2021, 07:49 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Getting in an Uber or Lyft service car can feel about as memorable as walking onto a dusty city bus. At least the bus won’t charge you 15 dollars for the privilege of traveling five minutes to the grocery store. In days gone by, though, you u...

 

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