Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments To Your Health by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Email the author April 25 at 7:04 AM Email the author As 4-year-0ld Elianna Grace sat in the back seat of the SUV, battling her second fever in three days, her mom flashed back to the coughing and vomiting fit the preschooler had the previous weekend — and to a niggling fear about the girl's sudden illness. Elianna had spent April 14 playing in her … [Read more...] about She read about a 4-year-old’s mysterious death. A year later, it saved her own daughter’s life.
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest General Motors' private car museum has been a secret for years A secret for years, the private GM showroom displays 165 vintage cars of 700 owned. Designs range from 1902 to present, concept cars and road tested. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 9 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 a.m. ET March 24, 2018 | Updated 8:33 a.m. ET March 24, 2018 CLOSE The General Motors Heritage Center at 6400 Center Drive protects one of the greatest vintage car collections in the world, curated and maintained by the Detroit-based automaker. Detroit Free Press CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN … [Read more...] about General Motors’ private car museum has been a secret for years
Perhaps it’s because of the high price of cars in Malaysia, but there are many who think of “selling their car before even buying it”. That’s making “resale value” a major consideration in a car purchase, in other words. Despite being very good cars, Korean-brand SUVs generally don’t fare too well in this aspect, and that’s something Kia Malaysia is attempting to remedy with its new “Value 5” scheme. The unique thing about the company’s Value 5 scheme is the Guaranteed Future Value (GFV) after five years. Taking the top Sportage GT Line as an example, the GFV after five years for the RM141,888 SUV is RM72,000. One can’t run away from depreciation in car value, which is almost as certain as taxes and death, but “losing” RM70k over five years (or RM14k per year of ownership) isn’t quite financial suicide. And it’s laid out in black and white on the day you sign on the line, which means no … [Read more...] about Kia Malaysia’s ‘Value 5’ scheme for Sportage and Sorento – guaranteed future value after 5 years
In 2016 the car-making industry saw its seventh consecutive year of record sales in the U.S. with 17.55 million purchases in all. So far in 2017 the numbers seem to have finally plateaued, with analysts forecasting a final total closer to 17 million—still not too shabby. Various social, political, and economic factors are driving the slight decline, but don’t blame it on a lack of interesting, exciting, and appealing new vehicles designed to grab our attention. Indeed, the following is filled with more than 100 cars, crossovers, SUVs, and trucks that are either on sale now or will be within a few years. Even so, this lineup is not exhaustive in terms of everything coming down the pipe. It is composed of the top 100-plus machines that pique our interest as the automotive world continues to change on a seemingly daily basis. Although there might come a day when, as some predict, we will see a sad end to our celebration of No Boring Cars, the good news is—as evidenced on … [Read more...] about New and Future Cars for 2018 and Beyond
I recently visited Las Vegas and although I can't tell you everything about my visit (what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas), what I can say is I was really aware of the difference in roads, styles of driving, and of course the sorts of vehicles you guys get to experience over in the US, so I thought rather than tell you about my visits to America, which is something you'd be already aware of, I would tell the rest of the world what the Ladies & Gents of the UK enjoy/endure on a daily basis. Hopefully if you guys keep reading I'll post something on a regular basis...Ok so the first thing to say, I will try to never use official statistics, there is simply no need for that sort of thing, and if you really wanted to know about a fact you could always google it. Most of my observations could be similar to you guys in other countries, others maybe widely different, hopefully all will be an enjoyable read. I'll also post most prices as £s with $ in brackets.So what is driving like … [Read more...] about Driving on the left
Based on a market research study commissioned by Ford Motor Company rumors are circulating that FoMoCo will change the branding for its high performance vehicles from SVT (for Special Vehicle Team) to 999, the name of Henry Ford’s second race car, popularized by barnstorming driver Barney Oldfield. Marketers have seized on “authenticity” as a lever by which they can move consumers and I suspect that reaching back over a century for a brand name may have something to do with that. As someone who likes history I can’t complain about Ford looking into reusing a historic name, but while its true that the name 999 has been associated with Ford racing since before the establishment of the Ford Motor Company, the name SVT means something to today’s car enthusiasts and for most of them 999 is just the number before 1,000. Today’s performance consumers are more likely to recognize the name Ken Block than Barney Oldfield.There was a time, though, when … [Read more...] about Does 999 Mean “Ford Performance” More Than SVT?
TTAC Reader Richard responds to Derek’s Scion Metalhead Marketing piece from the perspective of a car lover and metal fan” ‘Entrails ripped from a virgin’s c**t,’ ” I thought to myself. Toyota wants to play patron to a musical genre that has spawned songs like ‘Entrails Ripped from a Virgin’s C**t’ and ‘Christraping Black Metal.’ What are they thinking?”My disbelief at Scion AV’s announcement echoed across heavy metal fandom. If there’s such a thing as collective cognitive dissonance, Scion AV caused it. Nobody could believe that Toyota was going to do this. What did heavy metal have to do with selling cars? And why would Toyota risk its stodgy and safe image on promoting itself via heavy metal, even if done through the ‘edgy’ and ‘youth-oriented’ Scion brand?Toyota’s decision was and is questionable in four ways. First up: return on investment, if such a thing is … [Read more...] about Ur-Turn: A Metalhead Responds To The Scion Piece
So get this: The new Corvette Z06 turned an absolutely blistering 2:41.3 at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), and the company has released a video of the lap recorded using the car’s awesome Performance Data Recorder. That time is really damn quick—and we should know, as we run our annual Lightning Lap competition at that track using the same highly technical, 4.1-mile Grand West Course layout as Chevy did for this lap. Watch the clip below, and then read on for some more perspective, as well as insight into the lap from C/D technical editor K.C. Colwell, who has laid down a number of our times at VIR, including the overall record.We’ve run Lightning Lap eight times now, amassing more than 160 times for performance cars that run the gamut from the impish Ford Fiesta ST all the way to exotics from Ferrari, Lamborghini, and more. In fact, that overall record was set this … [Read more...] about Watch the 2015 Corvette Z06 Absolutely Destroy Virginia International Raceway
Not to go all political on you, but it’s amazing how President Obama acted more like a bitter foreclosure victim — one who goes nuts and destroys as much of the house as they can, just short of being arrested for vandalism — during his last days in office, and not a graceful man given two terms as the leader of the free world.Mr. Obama did this in two ways: one action affected a short list of government folk, and the other impacted one of the most important industries in our lives — the auto industry.The short-listed government victims are those affected by Obama’s order to share dirt on people talking with “foreigners.” It’s against the law — but when did that stop the former President? What’s worse, and perhaps deadly, is Mr. Obama’s decision to renege on his promise to check and perhaps re-adjust the daunting future Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard his administration first put in … [Read more...] about That’s Off-The-Record: A CAFE With a Bad Menu
As fate would have it, I was twenty-four years old before I saw Los Angeles for the first time. Prior to that, I knew nothing about SoCal besides what I could read in BMX Action! and see in movies. One thing about LA that I remembered from growing up in the Seventies was that LA was the reason for “smog laws” and the 165-horsepower Corvette and the infamous thermal-reactor Bimmers and the many evils of the C.A.R.B. I think I half-expected to see the city blanketed in fumes like the cover of Modern Vampires Of The City. You probably know what a ridiculous half-expectation that was. The battle for clean air in California was fought, and won, long before I got my driver’s license. The number of cars operating in Los Angeles has more than doubled since my youth, but ozone in the air is just forty percent of what it was. The modern automobile is virtually an air scrubber; there’s less poison coming out of the tailpipe than there is entering the intake. The miracle … [Read more...] about No Fixed Abode: Stupid Paris stupid does.