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10 Ways Tesla Motors is Taking Over the World

Posted in General, Tesla by Gerri | May 6th, 2015 | 1 Response |

10 Ways Tesla Motors is Taking Over the World

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It sounds like a tall tale, but oftentimes it’s the dreamers that really do take the world by storm. Headed by a man who owns the first private company to put a liquid-fueled rocket in space, Tesla Motors built a high performance fully electric vehicle off a patent from 1882. By next year they’ll be offering a slightly smaller complement for a medium-tier car price point. With their pending “gigafactory” in the works, and their recent announcement regarding their “powerwall” set to disrupt home-based sustainable energy, how isn’t Tesla taking over the world? Check out the top ten ways in which they are.

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10 Self-Driving Cars of the Not-So-Distant Future

Posted in Cool Stuff, General, Lists, Top of the Heap by Gerri | April 2nd, 2015 | Leave a Reply |

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Over the last year, self-driving cars have moved from a distant dream to a beckoning reality. Though self-driving tech will be phased in incrementally, this year promises the first wave of automation, with a quarter of global auto sales expected to incorporate self-driving tech by the 2020’s. On the legislative side, four states and the District of Columbia allow self-driving car testing, and the undeclared legal status of self-driving cars in the remaining 46 states seems to hint at the fact that “it’s legal until it’s illegal.” Check out 10 self-driving cars in the works or already on the roads today!

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The 10 Most Profitable Car Companies of 2014

Posted in General, Lists, Top of the Heap by Gerri | March 7th, 2015 | Leave a Reply |

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As providers of big ticket items, the health of the auto industry is largely a predictor of the health of the economy as a whole. In the US, 2014 was the second year in a row in which it finally looked like we were out of the recession. Confidence seemed to be high, with U.S. auto inventory stockpiles at their highest levels since 2006, and the industry seems to have successfully adapted past the unfortunate bailouts of a decade before. Cars made today are the most durable they’ve been in over a decade, with an average age of light vehicles improving to 11.4 years in the US. Both American and Chinese auto markets expanded, leading to massive profits for many auto companies. Let’s take a look at the ten most profitable last year.

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10 Reasons Why Classic Cars are the Best Collectible Investment

Posted in Best of, Collector Cars, Featured, Ferrari, General by Gerri | January 9th, 2015 | Leave a Reply |

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Maybe having the classic car of your dreams is enough, whether it’s a good investment or not. You’ve always wanted a 1969 Mustang, Dodge Charger, or 1957 Mercedes 300SL (Gullwing). And if you have the cash to spare, you should have one. But it turns out there’s another more tangible reason to buy a classic car, they’re rapidly appreciating. According to a report by Douglas Ellison and Knight Frank, while traditional collectible investments like watches, art, and coins have appreciated some, (with appreciations of 3%, 5% and 10% in the last 12 months, respectively), collectible cars are stealing the show. Collectible cars have appreciated by 25% in the last 12 months, 111% in the last 5 years, and 469% since 2004. Here are the top ten reasons why classic cars are the best collectible investments.

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10 Far-Out ’50s Concept Cars that Look Like They’re Ready for Take-Off

Posted in General, Pop Culture by Gerri | November 29th, 2014 | Leave a Reply |

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Inspired by the space race and radical rocket designs of the time, 1950s automakers dreamt up a series of boundary-pushing “cars of the future.” Today, these prototypes often look amusingly retro-futuristic, like something out of classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon The Jetsons or original ’60s sci-fi hit Star Trek. At the time, though, they were sleek, cutting-edge and ultra-modern.

These concept cars were sometimes presented as atomic energy-powered, engineless prototypes for, despite the now-obvious dangers, this was how designers envisaged the future of motoring. In some cases their creations featured designs and technologies subsequently taken for granted – mostly, though, these fascinating prototypes represent a mid-20th century, sci-fi-inspired view of a future that never materialized.

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10 Awesomely Futuristic Trucks that Look like Real-Life Transformers

Posted in Cool Stuff, General, Lists, Pop Culture by Gerri | November 25th, 2014 | Leave a Reply |

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Traditionally, you might be forgiven for picturing semi-trailer trucks as square-shaped, fuel-guzzling road hogs with Godzilla-sized carbon footprints – expressing little or no regard for the environment. However, thanks to some truly outside-the-box thinking, the following incredible prototypes debunk that stereotype, switching outdated automotive designs for aerodynamic tractors, cutting-edge technological innovations and eco-friendly hybrid advances. Read on for ten real-life futuristic trucks that look like Transformers.
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The 10 Coolest Concept Cars of 2014

Posted in General by Gerri | November 3rd, 2014 | Leave a Reply |

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The last year has seen the release of some awesome concept cars. Including a greater focus on hybrid models, some playing on classics of the last century, and what looks like a face lift for Volvo in the coming years. For you sticklers, we’re using the word 2014 loosely here– to account for the varied dates of the biggest auto shows. Some cars on our list were technically shown in 2013, yet are 2014 concept cars, some debuted at car shows in 2014, and one was released online in 2014 in an announcement for a 2015 car show. From super performance, to super obtainable, let’s check out the future of some of our favorite makers.

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50 Years of Mustang with Lee Iacocca – Jay Leno’s Garage

Posted in Domestic Rides, Ford, General, Rides by MrAngry | December 31st, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

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If you were to ask about revolutionaries in the car world, the name Lee Iacocca would surely be at the top of the list. The one time CEO of Chrysler and Ford helped to shape the way the American auto industry conducted business over the last 60 years. On a very special episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay welcomes Iacocca into the studio for some wonderful insight into what the early days of the Ford Mustang and the industry were like.

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Idris Elba: King of Speed, Episode 1 & 2

Posted in General, Hoonage, Racing, Videos by MrAngry | December 30th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

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If you were lucky to check out the movie Pacific Rim this past summer then odds are you know who Idris Elba is. His character was the head honcho in the film and honestly, he was pretty damn good in it. What I didn’t know about Idris was that he (like most of us) has an insatiable love for speed. Recently he filmed a 2 part series aptly called “King of Speed” and like his film, this also was pretty damn good. Check it out after the jump.

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Volkswagen Baja Bugs!

Posted in General, Off-Roading, Videos, Volkswagen by MrAngry | December 30th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Baja Bugs

Out here in California we have all manner of off-road buggies and trucks. From modified Ford Raptors to full-on rock climbers, this state truly has it all. One of the more common vehicles we run across are Baja Bugs. These are modified VW Beetles that have the ability to go just about anywhere. They’re light, fun and a piece of cake to work on. The guys from Motor Trends “Dirt Every Day” recently grabbed two of these little buggers and decided to have a little fun.

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