Instead of a Harley-Davidson XR-750, the bike will be an Indian Scout FTR750. Instead of a white suit, it’ll be black. And instead of Evel Knievel, one of the stunt world’s most iconic figureheads, the man who will attempt three of Evel’s most ambitious…and absolutely dangerous…stunts live on the History Channel will be Travis Pastrana, who will attempt all three jumps within a three-hour timetable, while showing interviews with members of both Knievel’s and Pastrana’s family members, plus the footage of Evel that cemented his place in legend…including the bits where there were crunching sounds heard upon impact, we’re sure. Pastrana’s three jumps are as follows: fifty-two crushed cars, sixteen Greyhound buses, and just because something isn’t quite right in that head of his, to top off the list, his finale will be the fountain at Caesar’s Palace. That is the site of Evel’s most harrowing crash, the infamous … [Read more...] about BangShift Question Of The Day: Will You Be Watching The “Evel Live” Event?
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LINCOLN — Nebraska's attorney general has sued members of the State Legislature in an attempt to block their questioning of the prisons director about the death penalty protocol.Attorney General Doug Peterson alleges in the lawsuit filed Tuesday that lawmakers voted unlawfully to issue a subpoena to the director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services to appear at a May 8 hearing at the State Capitol. Members of the Legislature's Judiciary Committee planned to question Frakes about the lethal injection protocol his department updated in 2017 to carry out executions.The lawsuit names 16 state senators and the clerk of the Legislature as defendants. The senators are members of either the Executive Board of the Legislature or the Judiciary Committee. State Sen. Laura Ebke, chairwoman of the Judiciary Committee, said last week that lawmakers will take the unusual step of issuing a subpoena because Frakes refused to answer questions voluntarily. In a recent letter, … [Read more...] about Nebraska AG sues lawmakers to stop death penalty questioning of prisons director
We don’t just list used cars for sale on CarGurus, but vans too. But how do you know what van is best for your business, how much is fair to pay and what features to look for? In this guide we’ve answered exactly those questions, and a few more besides. What van you need will depend on what it’s going to be used for. That bargain basement offer might not seem so cheap, for example, when you realise it doesn’t accommodate everything you need to carry. Don’t just consider size either, but weight too. By law all vans have a maximum gross vehicle weight (also known as laden weight), which is what it is allowed to weigh when fully loaded, including driver, passengers, fuel and payload. Drive a van that is overloaded and the safety – and thus legal – implications are serious. In our latest piece of research CarGurus has found the most affordable and expensive cities in the UK to purchase a used van, with Glasgow coming out as the prime place to bag a … [Read more...] about Daily coverage of the world of cars. The CarGurus Guide to Buying a Used VanPost navigationFollow UsRecent PostsRecent CommentsCategories
Nothing like looking through old pictures to remember bad decisions in past car sales, is there? That photo dates back to 2005…the silver Ram is a 2001 5.9-powered Quad Cab that took the place of the worst vehicle in my history, a 1999 Blazer that broke down more often than a teenage girl that got dumped before prom. It was a good truck, performed well enough, but didn’t have the excitement that I wanted. The other truck is a 1984 Dodge Ram D150, a 318/four-speed shortbed I found in a front yard in Illinois with a “FOR SALE” sign in the windshield. $1,700 took it home, and after a set of tires, new shocks all the way around and a basic sound system was installed, it was a sweetheart of a truck. I had intended to give the D150 to my dad, but he wasn’t having any of that, soI drove it across the country that summer after my first deployment to Iraq before heading back to Texas, where my Diplomat was going to come out of paint. I wound up selling it to a … [Read more...] about BangShift Question Of The Day: Which Would You Rather Take, Brand New Truck Or Proven Workhorse Pickup?
Does it really make sense to own the vehicle that you drive only because you have to, not because you want to? It’s debatable to some. My grandfather tried his best to convince me that leasing a vehicle would be the way to go in life, but the second my brain heard “mileage limits” I was completely against the idea, nevermind the idea of paying on something I’d never own. If I’m throwing good money at a car, I should expect to own it, like a house…right? Am I wrong in that thinking? I must be, because a couple hours’ drive south of me in Nashville, BMW is kicking off a pilot program of offering a “subscription” to BMW models for a single monthly charge. The program itself has two levels: “Legend”, which opens up a wide array of the standard BMW fare plus such models such as the (deep breath) X5 xDrive40e iPerformance, M2, and 530e iPerformance hybrid. Or you pay a higher rate, and you open up the “M” level, … [Read more...] about BangShift Question Of The Day: What Would It Take For You To Rent Your Daily Per Month?
Sergeant Tracy Frost, a school resource officer, had noticed a hopped-up pickup truck with a high-school kid at the wheel last week. The driver noticed the cop, looked him dead-square in the eyes, and proceeded to light ’em up…the rear tires, boiling, in front of the school cop. That takes shiny brass ones…or overconfidence bolstered by a slight oversight. Once Frost had the kid pulled over and had proceeded to lay into him left, right and center, he learned why the kid had no trouble going full John Force right in front of the cruiser. Per the Boston Globe: The student, confident he did nothing wrong, told Frost, “You can’t do anything about it anymore,” Frost said, and then pulled out his smartphone to show the officer a news article that claimed Maine’s Supreme Court had ruled recently that burning rubber is “now protected free speech.” Oh, if only. What happened was that the student had read a satirical bit of writing that had a … [Read more...] about BangShift Question Of The Day: What Was Your Dumbest Teenage Stunt, And Did You Get Away With It?
A car that really needs no introduction to all of you BangShift readers is the 3rd Generation Chevrolet Camaro. As I’m sure you are all aware of by now, these cars were built from 1982 until 1992, and could be had in a variety of flavors from mild to wild. Growing up as a child of the 1980’s, these cars were not only everywhere; they were coveted by me personally as one of the coolest rides in an endless sea of malaise. As a kid, I had both family and friends who were “Camaro Cool”, and I spent some time getting ferried around in the back of both a black 1982 Z28 and a blue 1988 IROC 350. I also had a cousin who had a red IROC with T-Tops, and man, there was nothing cooler. As a young child, I once rode from my suburban Boston childhood home to the old defunct Rocky Point Park in Warwick, RI in the HATCH of that blue IROC 350, when some family friends who were a bit on the irresponsible side took my sister, their daughter, and I there for the day. The pounding … [Read more...] about Zero Frills: This 1983 Camaro Is One Of The Basiest Base Models We’ve Ever Seen!
Motorsport reaches over 194 countries worldwide (based on a 2017 Nielson Sports survey) and aside from the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup, there are few other sports with such global appeal. This exposure and enthusiasm for Motorsport is set to increase as the connectivity of modern technology continues to shrink the world. However, with trends, opinions and technology changing so fast, the question is how will the industry adapt to survive? Fan Engagement The revolution of social media has dramatically changed the IP of Motorsport content, as anyone can now upload videos and pictures to the wider audience, so broadcasters have less control over what people see. They also have to offer their viewers additional coverage, such as ‘behind the scenes’ technical content which today’s fans, especially the younger generation, have a huge appetite for. Of course, a balance has to be struck between producing technical coverage whilst retaining confidential information, but … [Read more...] about The Future of the Motorsport Industry
At the new 2019 Ram 1500’s second auto-show outing, we sat down with Ram brand boss Jim Morrison to talk about how he thinks his new baby stacks up against its freshly introduced competition. Now that you’ve really had a chance to check out the new Silverado, are you refocusing your marketing message at all?We have continued to reinforce some of our unique selling propositions—RamBox for example. We launched that idea, it’s accessible from the outside versus having to climb in; the fact that you can actually use the RamBox when the bed is full of stuff, etc. How can we expect your Hemi eight-speed with 48-volt mild-hybridization to stack up against GM’s seven-cylinder shutoff/10-speed automatic combo in the fuel economy race?We still have cylinder deactivation technology that takes it down to four cylinders, but we’re taking it to the next level. We’ve got active noise cancellation in the trucks to help us go deeper into the four-cylinder … [Read more...] about We Ask Ram Boss Jim Morrison 10 Questions About the 2019 Ram 1500
Welcome back my friends, to the show that has yet to end! In this episode of QOTD, I answer the questions that you, the people, have entered into search engine-queries that landed you at TTAC. Let’s get the show on the road:why cant you put general altimax rt 43 all saeson tirres on a 2007 bmw 328i 2 door coupe? Well, they might tell you that there’s no reason, but there’s a reason, my friend, oh yes there is. And that reason is called… the Illuminati.what does it mean when they flash high beams? It means they are on to you.diplomat sales munich scam? Oh yes, I remember this one. It was 1978, the German people were hungry for M-body Mopars, and they didn’t much care what they had to do in order to get them. An unscrupulous man named Qvell Kjale opened up an office in Munich, taking 50 percent deposits for “grey-market” Diplomats with the 318 V8 and velour trim. He took hundreds of deposits before vanishing into the night, leaving heartbreak and … [Read more...] about of the Day: ‘why cant you put general altimax rt 43 all saeson tirres on a 2007 bmw 328i 2 door coupe?’