It was all inspired by the magic of Disney. At this year’s Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, Honda unveiled a custom Odyssey that would look well at home in any Disney park (or any Disney fanatic's driveway). They call it the "Minnie" Van, and it's a clever play on words to honor one of Walt’s most popular characters, Minnie Mouse, inspired by the magic of Disney. The exterior is finished in hot pink with white polka dots to match Minnie's signature style. On the roof, a massive set of Minnie ears and a matching bowtie complete the package. It’s all part of Honda’s partnership with Disney-ABC and the "Disney Unlock the Magic Sweepstakes," which will see the Honda Odyssey make a special appearance on an upcoming Disney’s Mickey and the Roadster Racers special. As part of the "Disney Unlock the Magic Sweepstakes," one lucky winner will walk away with a grand prize vacation to Disneyland Resort in California, as well as an all-new Honda Odyssey minivan… … [Read more...] about Honda Creates Adorable Odyssey ‘Minnie’ Van For Disney’s D23
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Ford packs a bounty of safety assists into the little hatchback, and occupants get a much nicer cabin, too. Ford gave the world a good luck at the next-gen Fiesta's rounder design yesterday , but the Blue Oval held back most of the technical details about the latest version of its popular hatchback until now. When the model arrives, it looks to pack a ton of cutting-edge technology in a compact package. Depending on what customers want, they can choose between the higher-riding Active model, sporty ST-Line, luxury-oriented Vignale, and stylish Titanium. (pictured from left to right below) The new Fiesta five-door measures 159.1 inches (4,040 millimeters) long, which is 2.8 inches (71 mm) more than the current model. At 68.3 inches (1,734 mm) wide, the latest model is also 0.5 inches (12 mm) broader than the present one. It rides on a 98.2-inch (2,493-mm) wheelbase – an increase of 0.2 inches (4 mm). Ford reports that the new Fiesta is a sharper handler now because … [Read more...] about New Ford Fiesta tech details and powertrain specs finally revealed
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY July 2, 2013 -- Thirty years ago, Rob Dyson raced a 1983 Firebird in his first professional race at the IMSA Coca-Cola Three Hours of Lime Rock. He had been racing in the SCCA since 1974 but moved into professional racing on that Memorial Day. Of the thirty-seven cars entered that day, only one team still racing today: Dyson Racing. The team will be officially commemorating their thirtieth anniversary at the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park next weekend, July 5 - 6. Many of the team's milestones over the past thirty years have occurred at Lime Rock Park, their home track with their shop less than an hour away. Two years after first running the 1983 Firebird, Rob Dyson moved up to an IMSA GTP Porsche 962 and debuted the car at Lime Rock in May of 1985 and won the first time out. The following year, the Lime Rock GTP race was the first professional pole for the team. The team also gave Mazda its first P2 victory at Lime Rock in 2009. And Lime … [Read more...] about Dyson Racing heads to home track with memories of their past
BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 17, 2013) – Rebellion Racing waited until dark to set the fastest lap of the opening day of practice for Saturday’s 16th Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta. Neel Jani led the session with a lap of 1:20.360 (113.788 mph) in the No. 12 Rebellion Timepieces/Lemo Connectors/Speedy Garage Lola B12/60-Toyota shared by Nico Prost and Nick Heidfeld. Running on a damp but drying track, Jani’s time was the fastest of Thursday’s three sessions, with both the morning and afternoon practice run in the rain. A fourth one-hour practice will be held Friday beginning at 10:20 a.m., with qualifying at 1:45 p.m. “I’ve never driven in the rain at night, so this was a premier for me,” Jani said. “It was not at all easy with the spray and puddles, but I got a feel for it. We were far off from risking anything. It’s only Thursday, but if it was Saturday, it’s a different story. We have seen many times where we were very quick compared to the Muscle Milk team, but … [Read more...] about Jani sets fastest lap at night in opening Petit Le Mans practice
It's a question that is impossible to answer, simply because even the man himself is adamant that he doesn't yet know. Speculation about Hamilton's career plans has been rife since his new one-year deal was finally announced on February 8, a little over a month before the start of testing in Bahrain. It's not the first time that he has gone into a season with only that year left on a contract, but usually it's been at the conclusion of a longer deal. This time around it's different, and the fact that the current arrangement was concluded so late reflects the complex bargaining process before both sides were happy. By agreeing a one-year deal, Hamilton has kept his options open – and so has team boss Toto Wolff. Throw in the availability of George Russell, and potentially Max Verstappen, and there is plenty about which to speculate. It all feeds into the ongoing debate on what Hamilton might choose to do at the end of this season. First, he has the chance to secure … [Read more...] about Hamilton: Man on a mission or a last hurrah?