In 2012, Dodge enjoyed a strong final season as an official NASCAR manufacturer when Brad Keselowski piloted his #2 Dodge Charger to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (now Monster Energy Cup Series) championship. In the six years since, Dodge’s remaining cars have endured a rather unusual journey that ends on Saturday with the Xfinity Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The manufacturer, which entered NASCAR in 2001, pulled out after the 2012 season as Team Penske switched to Ford and no other competitive team was willing to field them. With the Cup Series switching to the Generation-6 car in 2013, any team wishing to use a Dodge could not do so; although a Gen-6 Charger was unveiled, it never saw action. Instead, NASCAR’s second-tier series became their new home as various smaller teams elected to put the series’ Dodge Challenger to use, buying equipment from Penske; while outdated, they came at a very affordable price. … [Read more...] about NASCAR bids farewell to Dodge after 2018
FILE PHOTO - The logo of Bombardier is seen during the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition fair (LABACE) at Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Quebec’s securities watchdog said on Thursday it asked Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) to halt stock trades under a plan set up to facilitate share sales by certain senior executives at the company. The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) said in a statement released after markets closed that it is “reviewing” transactions and “various announcements” related to Bombardier’s creation of an Automatic Securities Disposition Plan on Aug. 15. Automatic Securities Disposition Plans allow executives with insider knowledge to sell their stock based on pre-arranged instructions provided when they are not in possession of any material undisclosed information. Bombardier's plan allowed for certain … [Read more...] about Canadian regulator asks Bombardier to halt executive share sales plan
Published 7:16 pm CST, Thursday, November 15, 2018 Houston police officers are on the scene of a drowning at 13100 Lakeside Terrace where a young child was found at 4:20 p.m. The child was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. He had been reported missing from his home about 5 minutes prior to the discovery, police tweeted. No other details were immediately available. … [Read more...] about Houston police probe child’s drowning
By Jay R. Jordan Updated 7:20 pm CST, Thursday, November 15, 2018 Three children were struck by a vehicle Thursday night at 10178 Westpark, near Briarpark, authorities said. The incident occurred around 6:45 p.m.. At least one of the children, a three-year-old boy, was having CPR administered as he was rushed to a nearby hospital, Houston police said. Houston police are investigating. No other details on the accident were immediately available. … [Read more...] about Three children injured in crash
The Himalayan is one of Royal Enfield’s most versatile offerings. The bike is meant to do it all – city commutes, highway runs and off-roading. We’ve seen many custom bike builders come up with interesting new designs and purposes for the Himalayan. While some have built trackers and scramblers, others have even built trikes. Taking things to an all-new level is Bali, Indonesia, based Smoked Garage. They put together a Himalayan with inspiration from a stealth fighter jet no less. Yes, the motorcycle has been designed to evoke a distinctly military appeal, be it its paint job or the lithe yet muscular tank extensions. And it’s called the SG-411, again in true military fashion. The motorcycle’s engine has been left untouched but the real changes are in the suspension department. The Himalayan’s high travel telescopic front forks have been swapped for 43 mm upside down front forks from Showa. The stock monoshock makes way for a high-end Ohlins unit … [Read more...] about Royal Enfield Himalayan from the Future: It’s real!