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OMG!

Posted in Automobiles with tags , , , , on February 15, 2014 by RickNews

For a Formula One fanatic over a “certain age,” this news will elicit a girlish, OMG!

The legendary Martini color scheme back for the 2014 F1 season…this time with Williams-Mercedes F1.

If it doesn’t make you just ‘squee,’ then you don’t have a soul.

Whoops…Part Deux!

Posted in Automobiles, General Interest with tags , , on February 13, 2014 by RickNews

When one purchase’s GM’s finest car, brand-new, one then receives a slew of solicitations from the National Corvette Museum, located where they build ‘em, in Bowling Green, KY.

 

Somewhere down there is a 202-mph ZR1. The ‘Vette doesn’t look too swift from this view.

I never gave a cent to those Kentucky Krazies; somehow the “Real Estate Professional” inside me told me that things just wouldn’t bode well for the institution.

You see, I don’t want my name on a Commemorative Brick, a la EPCOT or some Autism Center–I prefer to have my moniker etched on an iron truss.

This is why.

Pure, Unadulterated, Car Porn

Posted in Automobiles on January 25, 2014 by RickNews

This, dear readers, is the 2014 racing car that McLaren-Mercedes plans to campaign for the upcoming Formula One season.

With a six-cylinder, turbocharged engine that’s tinier than your Mom’s suitcase, the “liquid metal” paintjob makes the machine look like it’s doing 220mph standing still.

This baby has an engine smaller than a college chick’s Neon…and more power than her Daddy’s Daytona–or five of ‘em, to be exact.

…And The “Death Watch” Begins

Posted in Automobiles on October 9, 2013 by RickNews

The legendary British luxury marque, Aston Martin, just posted a loss of about $40,000,000.00 for the year 2012!

Read the full article here and maybe we can all get “Q” to issue everyone a DBS…

“It’s not really mine–I just lease the thing…”

They Just Ceased Production of the Most Reliable Aston Martin

Posted in Automobiles on October 2, 2013 by RickNews

Incredibly, England’s own Aston Martin, had the cojones to slap their stickers on a Scion iQ and call it a scion of the once-legendary marque. Complete with a leather interior and the worst interpretation of the AM grille in history, the Cygnet says “goodbye” to this world after only two years in production.

The only Aston Martin to always start-up; never to leak; and made in Japan.

The worst part? It’s probably the most reliable Aston in history, considering it’s a Toyota. Read more here.

America’s Scariest Road…

Posted in Automobiles, General Interest on September 26, 2013 by RickNews

…Is in NEW JERSEY?!

Beware the ghost boy who throws coins…and those dangerous curves.

Read the article here.

Lamborghini Cut in Half

Posted in Automobiles on September 23, 2013 by RickNews

Lamborghinis are cars for valets. That is, they’re more for impressing others than driving. If they don’t catch on fire, that is. Or, if they don’t break down.

Here’s a new, $400,000 Aventador, that’s just been turned into two $200,000 Lambos. By an old Mazda sedan (not a fire truck, a sanitation truck, or a herd of bulls)..!

Read the story here.

Put the Bound Babe in the Truck’s Bed

Posted in Automobiles, General Interest on September 12, 2013 by RickNews

An advertising company in Texas decided to plaster a photograph of a bound woman on the back of their pickup trucks recently. Some folks are upset, yet if they slapped a pic of a bound dude on the back of a Raptor, would anyone complain? A bound Mexican? Either way, it’s funny and creative, so lighten up, Francis…

“Officer, I’d like to issue  a ‘Citizen’s Amber Alert!’”

 

Read the full story here.

0 to 60 mph in 15.3 Seconds!

Posted in Automobiles on September 9, 2013 by RickNews

Uncle’s playin’ with the boot.

In 1970, AMC boasted that its new Gremlin sped to 60 mph in a fleet 15.3 seconds. For comparison, a Toyota Sienna minivan does it in half that time, carries more people, hauls more cargo, and gets better fuel economy. Also, the Sienna looks like a Ferrari compared to the Gremlin.

Here’s a $500,000 Nissan Hatchback

Posted in Automobiles on October 18, 2012 by RickNews

Nissan’s Juke is one of the most unique and entertaining vehicles on the road. It can be had with a sprightly, 188-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder and this zesty powerplant jibes perfectly with the Juke’s sassy styling. Its four doors and hatchback also make for around-town practicality.

All this for a tad over a half-million bucks.

Then there are people for whom the above just isn’t enough. These people also have bottomless bank accounts. Nissan has just delivered the first example of their new Juke R. We all know Nissan make the best supercar on earth–the sub-three-seconds to 60 mph GT-R–and they’ve taken the twin-turbo, V6 engine from that beast and stuffed it into the little Juke. Nissan’s crazy engineers also transplanted upgraded brakes and they’ve massaged the body for more efficient aerodynamics.

As a result, 60 mph comes up in under three seconds (a la the GT-R) with a top speed of 170 mph. Making 545 horsepower, the Juke R’s most impressive number is the price: about $521,000.

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