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Renault on Brink of Quitting F1 Over Engine Stoush

Posted: March 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Grilled, Renault | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Renault on Brink of Quitting F1 Over Engine Stoush

Renault on Brink of Quitting F1 Over Engine StoushFrench auto-giant Renault has said it is reviewing all its Formula One options, including quitting the sport or buying the Toro Rosso team, after stinging criticism of its engine.

The car maker has been at loggerheads with main partners Red Bull since Mercedes decisively ran-away with the season opening Australian Grand Prix earlier this month.

Despite signs of improvement in Friday practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix, Renault Sport F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul did not pull any punches when asked at a news conference about the situation.

Renault supplies power units to former champions Red Bull and sister team Toro Rosso, its only remaining clients after Caterham folded and Lotus switched to Mercedes :: Read the full article »»»»


UPDATED! Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear Presenter Booted by BBC

Posted: March 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought | Tags: , , | Comments Off on UPDATED! Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear Presenter Booted by BBC

Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear Presenter Booted by BBC
Outspoken British presenter of the Top Gear motoring show, Jeremy Clarkson, has been suspended by the BBC after he was involved in a “fracas” with a producer.

Clarkson, who has generated both controversy and profits for Britain’s publicly funded broadcaster, was already on a final warning over accusations last year that he had used racist language while filming the show.

UPDATED! March 25, 2015 :: The BBC has announced that it will not be renewing Jeremy Clarkson’s contract, after the Top Gear presenter assaulted a producer.

BBC director-general Tony Hall said in a statement that it was with “great regret” that he made the decision

UPDATE! May 21, 2016 :: Jeremy Clarkson has said being dropped from Top Gear “was my own silly fault”.

The broadcaster was speaking to BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans in his first interview since losing his job over a “fracas” with a producer.

Clarkson said leaving the show had “left a huge hole” in his life “that needs to be filled”.

Clarkson admitted he had taken phone calls from broadcasters who wanted to poach the Top Gear team but said: “I’d be a fool to jump into something.” The former BBC broadcaster said :: Read the full article »»»»


Google Robot Drivers are Coming, South Australia Plans on Being First

Posted: February 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Favorite New Thought | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Google Robot Drivers are Coming, South Australia Plans on Being First

Google Robot Drivers are Coming, South Australia Plans on Being First
There are plans to update South Australia’s road laws to allow for a future when driverless cars may become a reality.

Former General Motors executive and adviser to Google’s driverless car project Larry Burns visited Adelaide last year to speak with government and business interests about the project’s progress.

In a speech delivered in the South Australian Parliament today to mark the formal opening of the new session, the Government outlined a plan to reform two pieces of road legislation :: Read the full article »»»»


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Posted: February 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: True Love | Tags: | Comments Off on SPONSORED :: Official 2015 FIAT 500X Super Bowl Commercial | The FIAT Blue Pill | #500X

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VW Tops China Car Sales

Posted: January 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Auto Maker, Auto News, Volkswagen | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on VW Tops China Car Sales

GRILLED.VOLKSWAGENVW are now the biggest automotive manufacturer in the world’s biggest automotive market, quite a contrast to their US operations where they skirt around the middle of the pack.

Volkswagen were once much-loved in the US for their quality, but have since seriously fallen out of favor.

Over in the Middle Kingdom VW’s pull on the Chinese public is immense, the German auto-makers offer stretches from the cheapest $US12,000 hatch to the $US175,000 Phaeton übersedan.

And it seems that anything with a VW badge riveted to the front and back panels seems to simply drive out the showroom doors.

Volkswagen sold 3.27 million vehicles in China last year, it’s closest rival, GM, sold 3.16 million cars, now the race is on for VW to become the world’s biggest automotive manufacturer, but for them to achieve that result they will need to improve the way the US market views them :: Read the full article »»»»


Adrian Van Anz’ Derringer Board-track eBike

Posted: January 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: eBike, On Two Wheels, On Your Bike | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Adrian Van Anz’ Derringer Board-track eBike

Adrian Van Anz' Derringer Board-track eBike

Board-track bikes are all the rage in the burbs, these two stroke café racers are just about as much fun as you can have on two wheels. Styling for these 1920s inspired cycles is super sleek, fine fitted metal work mounted to tubular framing, screaming speed and smacking a smile on the face of riders.

Legendary board-track builders, Derringer, have branched out to include an eBike: World Meet the Derringer V Heritage Series. The two-stroke has been replaced by a choice of 3 electric motors, the styling stays true :: Read the full article »»»»


Drug Driving Overtakes Drinking Offences

Posted: January 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Motoring News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Drug Driving Overtakes Drinking Offences

Drug Driving Rate Overtakes Drinking OffencesPolice in New South Wales have expressed alarm over the number of drivers being caught under the influence of illicit drugs. While testing for alcohol is still far more common on NSW roads, the rate of positive results is more than four times greater for drugs than alcohol.

And the numbers never lie, during an operation in mid-December officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command submitted a total of 205 drivers to random breath tests, resulting in 4 drink-driving charges. During the same operation 153 drivers undertook random drug tests, with 8 positive results.

The problem isn’t local, the Centers for Disease Control predicts that 18 percent of all motor vehicle driver deaths in the US are attributable to drug-driving. In the UK researchers say drug-driving has increased four fold in less than a decade :: Read the full article »»»»