Clauson, die faam maakte in de Amerikaanse USAC en 112 keer won op voornamelijk onverharde ovalen, kwam als drievoudig winnaar aan de start van de Belleville Midget Nationals. Hij reed aan de leiding toen hij na contact met de vangrail begon te tollen. Clauson kwam terug op de rijlijn terecht en werd hard aangereden door een andere deelnemer. De 27-jarige Amerikaan werd overgebracht naar het ziekenhuis in Lincoln, Nebraska, waar hij zondagavond overleed."Dit is een van de donkerste dagen in de 60-jarige geschiedenis van de United States Auto Club", reageerde USAC President en CEO Kevin Miller op een persconferentie op de Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Belleville High Banks is onverhard ovaal van een halve mijl met meer dan een eeuw aan racegeschiedenis. Sterren als Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell en Rico Abreu wisten er al te winnen.Diverse C.V. Clauson had een diverse achtergrond in allerlei vormen van autosport. … [Read more...] about Bryan Clauson overleden na crash Belleville
“What was he thinking” doesn’t even begin to cover it. Folks, we’re not experts when it comes to the finer points of boosting cars. That said, we'll go out on a limb and say you probably want to be real discreet about it, especially if you nab something as conspicuous as a yellow 1966 Ford GT40 replica. And you certainly don’t want to parade it around the same town you stole it from, especially when it’s a relatively small place like Marshalltown, Iowa with a population of 27,000 people who would instantly recognize it. So what’s a car-loving thief to do? If you intend to keep the car, it would probably be a good idea to load it up on a trailer – preferably something enclosed – and get the hell out of town. At the very least it would be smart to lay low for good long while. Unfortunately, one of the common traits among thieves is a supreme level of stupidity, which explains why our daring wheel man promptly … [Read more...] about Dumb Ford GT40 Thief Spray Bombs Car, Gets Busted Cruising Town
There’s brown everywhere. SEMA is a whiz-bang automotive assault on the sense with a litany of aftermarket tuners, modifiers, equipment makers, and more hoping to make a splash at the show. Automakers themselves have gotten in on the action, too, bringing their own tarted-up concepts that often preview or showcase OEM aftermarket parts and accessories. SEMA is also where teams of builders present their latest and greatest rides, and while there will be plenty to see at this year’s show, there’s one we can’t wait to get our eyes on – Brown Sugar. It’s a modified Chevy pickup with a camper that looks right out of the 1970s. Here's What Else SEMA Will Have: VW Arrives In Las Vegas With Quartet Of SEMA-Bound Concepts Beefy Ford Ranger Lariat FX4 Will Try To Be A Raptor At SEMA 2019 ⠀ Dodge Teases Challenger Drag Car Ahead Of SEMA 2019 Reveal Ram Rides Into SEMA With Two 1500 Pickup Truck Concepts Details are … [Read more...] about Brown Sugar Is The Custom RV We’re Dying To See Most At SEMA
More expansions will happen through the end of 2019. At the beginning of May, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requested that Takata recall 35 million to 40 million airbag inflators that lacked a desiccant – a substance to absorb moisture. Now, eight automakers in the United States have announced 12.05 million vehicles in need of new inflators as part of this safety campaign. The automakers outlining their expanded recalls include: Subaru, Mazda, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Nissan, Honda, Ferrari, Toyota, and Mitsubishi. NHTSA splits the U.S. into specific zones to coordinate this massive campaign, and companies are prioritizing their repairs based on the potential danger to drivers. For example, Zone A includes hot and humid areas that are most at risk for an inflator rupture. The likelihood of the components bursting decreases through Zones B and C. To see if your vehicle and region is currently part of this … [Read more...] about Automakers announce 12M more vehicles for Takata recall in U.S.
Despite what the photo suggests, the patent application describes an advanced AI to handle "routine" police work. Ford aspires to build a robotic cop car. By that, we of course mean autonomous, but still, it’s a police car without any police. Actually, browsing through the pages of Ford’s patent application for such a machine, the company does mention "in lieu of or in addition to human police officers,” so in theory there could be an officer on-board. Then again, Ford’s crafty depiction of this proposed police car appears to be a rear-engined hatchback with five-spoke wheels, possibly drawn by someone really bored during science class. So you’ll understand if we take this all with a grain of salt. Never the less, automakers see an autonomous future. The crux of this patent application isn’t just a car that drives itself, but one that also uses a type of artificial intelligence not yet developed to aim and operate on-board speed … [Read more...] about Ford Seeks Patent For Autonomous Cop Car That Hides Behind Trees