John Niyo The Detroit News Published 9:51 p.m. UTC May 26, 2018 Allen Park — Golden Tate sees the numbers — both the ones he has collected and those that others have grabbed — and he knows what they mean: He’s going to get paid. But the question is when, and where, and ultimately just how much it’ll take for it to be here. And that’s also the next serious problem for Lions general manager Bob Quinn as he continues to chart a new course in Detroit, trying to build a consistent winner while balancing the books in ways his predecessor never really could. How much is Tate’s consistent production worth to a franchise with its fortunes tied to the success of Matthew Stafford’s right arm? And where do you slot Tate now that the value of his position seems to have caught up with the way the game has shifted? Those are the issues Quinn must resolve in the next few months, as a new coaching staff led by Matt Patricia imprints … [Read more...] about Niyo: Lions’ Tate could hit slot jackpot with new deal
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Backed by dark green trees and the shimmering surface of a lake, the two faces in the snapshot instantly grab your attention.Posing side by side, Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible sport carefree smiles.Their heads touch playfully. Lauria’s is cocked slightly back, meeting her taller friend’s at her temple.It’s the image from the high-profile case of the two missing girls that people are most familiar with. For almost 20 years now, it has circulated widely, staring out from flyers and billboards, and appearing in news stories and TV crime specials.But for those who knew the real people now reduced to crime victims in the headlines, it is both a happy and a haunting reminder.“I think about them every day and where are they? It just breaks my heart,” said Kathy Wood, their former teacher.Wood said the mystery of their disappearance hasn’t only haunted those who knew Bible and Freeman, but the entire area where they lived and died too young.“It hit … [Read more...] about Ashley Freeman loved to fish. Lauria Bible was a country girl who raised pigs. This is the story the family and friends of the missing Welch girls want to tell.
FILE - In this March 14, 2015, file photo, cars race on downtown Miami streets during the Formula E Miami ePrix auto race, in Miami. Formula One has announced plans for a street race in Miami starting in 2019. Miami city officials are scheduled to vote next week on a plan to stage a race the series has long coveted as it seeks to enlarge its presence in the United States. A Miami race would be the second in the U.S., joining the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Wilfredo Lee, File AP Photo FILE - In this March 14, 2015, file photo, cars race on downtown Miami streets during the Formula E Miami ePrix auto race, in Miami. Formula One has announced plans for a street race in Miami starting in 2019. Miami city officials are scheduled to vote next week on a plan to stage a race the series has long coveted as it seeks to enlarge its presence in the United States. A Miami race would be the second in the U.S., joining the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Wilfredo Lee, File AP Photo … [Read more...] about F1 seeking to hold race in Miami starting in 2019
Quick Stats: Jeff Allen, car dealer on CNBC’s “The Car Chasers”Daily Driver: 2010 Ford Mustang GT (Jeff’s rating: 9 on a scale of 1 to 10)Other cars: see belowFavorite road trip: California to TexasCar he learned to drive in: 1984 CorvetteFirst car bought: 1969 Camaro Z28 Jeff Allen lives a life any car enthusiast would envy. He gets to drive any car he has on his lot, and he buys and sells cars for Hollywood stars like Tim Allen, Charlie Sheen, and director Brett Ratner. He also provides cars for movies. And now, CNBC wants to chronicle his life to show how he flips interesting cars for a profit. The cable network’s is heading into the world of unscripted television, and Allen’s show “The Car Chasers” is one of the first two reality shows CNBC unveiled last week in its primetime block. “What’s interesting about it and what I’m so excited about is being part of the CNBC family,” Allen says from his Flat 12 Gallery … [Read more...] about Celebrity Drive: Jeff Allen of CNBC’s “The Car Chasers”
Quick Stats: Lisa Hochstein, star of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Miami”Daily driver: 2011 Ferrari California (Lisa’s rating: 8 on a scale of 1 to 10)Other cars: see belowFavorite road trip: Los Angeles to Las VegasCar she learned to drive in: 1990s Buick RegalFirst car bought: Toyota RAV4 While some people worry that it’s risky to be driving one’s Ferrari around too much, “Real Housewives of Miami” star Lisa Hochstein’s daily driver is a California. “I do everything in that car because we have the three cars. I would prefer to do my errands in the Range Rover. But that’s Lenny’s car and that’s what he takes to work,” she says, referring to her husband, a Miami plastic surgeon. She continues with a laugh, “Sometimes I feel a little silly doing my little errands in the Ferrari. It’s kind of comical. They’re like, ‘Who is this girl getting out of the car and going to the grocery … [Read more...] about Celebrity Drive: ‘Real Housewives’ Star Lisa Hochstein and Her Ferrari
Time was when a new motorsport series would announce itself in a blaze of fireworks, tyre smoke and more than likely some scantily clad ladies. This morning at Bloomberg, in the heart of the City of London, Formula E launched with a stirring, statistic-laden address from a pair of financial analysts. Eh? Don’t panic. It should still be fun. Formula E, as you probably know, is the all-new all-electric single-seater series, due for lift-off in Beijing next September, with races after that on street circuits around Hong Kong, LA, Buenos Aires, Miami, and London, amongst others. Ten teams will field four cars each, shared between two drivers. The car itself, which made its public debut in London this morning, is called the Spark-Renault SRT_01E (pictured above), and is a game attempt to create a full-blown hi-tech single-seater, that just happens to use an electric motor and batteries to power it. Top speed is limited to around 150mph, and 0-62mph takes 3.0 seconds. … [Read more...] about Formula E: is it the real deal?
CarCraft.com In that same story, we asked you to send us examples of the same types of cars. The only stipulations? The car had to be mega mud cheap-anything over $1,000 was put into the “borderline pricey” category. Of course, free was the best deal of all, and many of these cars were scored for the big goose egg. They also had to have the potential to be a cool ride. Most of them didn’t need any potential-they’re already pegging the cool meter in as-is condition. Check it out and see for yourself. Full-On Screamin’ Deals: Free-$500 400 Thou and Still Goin’ Strong Mike Fanning San Jose, CA ’63 Chevy Wagon Free “I had to write about my ’63 Biscayne, six-cylinder, three-speed wagon. My parents bought the car in 1966. In 1969, they gave it to my brother who used to race six-cylinder Ford Falcons with it. He then gave it to my younger brother who finished abusing the car in 1972 when I got ahold of it. The car has 400,000 miles on … [Read more...] about Cheap Car Deals
What people think they want and what they really want aren’t always one in the same. Everyone says they want the best, but history is chock full of class-of-the-field products that sank to the bottom of the barrel. After the passage of time bestows the gift of clarity upon the misguided masses, it’s then and only then that consumers finally appreciate what they missed out on. It happened with Betamax. It happened with Paul’s Boutique. And most outrageously of all, it happened with one of the most coveted muscle cars of all time, the Plymouth Superbird. To this day, audio/video nerds praise the picture quality advantages of Betamax over its peers, lamenting the fact that a technically inferior product like VHS won the home video cassette war. Likewise, music executives considered the Beastie Boys’ second studio record, Paul’s Boutique, a commercial flop in 1989, but nearly three decades later it’s considered one of the most innovative hip-hop albums … [Read more...] about Petty’s ’70 Superbird Is The Ultimate Mope & You Can Win It!
This week, we lined the seventy-eight prisoners up in the old football stadium. More for practical reasons than anything else; there were a lot of relatives involved and we needed to make sure they saw what happened before they, in turn, were sent to the camps. I think it was the first time that it had been used since the sport was banned by my predecessor a few decades back. The drifters that live there now were a nice touch. Added a sense of desperation to the whole event.From my perch at the top of the official grandstand, I watched them as they were paraded by on the way to the Execution Platform, just like I always do. There were the usual young, skin-tinted, rebellious twenty-somethings. The typical Midwestern nutjobs who still clung to their cars and their outdated, backward belief systems. Unfortunately, this time there was a kid. No more than fourteen. Probably a result of a failed clone job, homeless, doing Pay Drives in the cities, trying to earn a fast dollar. I really hate … [Read more...] about Sunday Stories: “The Controller” By Bark M.
Start the YouTube video player. Click on the settings icon in the menu bar to select 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats After a weekend of rain for this year’s running of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, critics questioned IndyCar and the CDBIGP honcho Roger Penske’s decision to schedule the race event in late May, making it the first race in the schedule after the series’ marquee event, the Indy 500. While in most recent years the racing at Belle Isle has experienced picture postcard worthy sunny skies, holding a race on an island during late spring in the Great Lakes region will always carry some risk of rain. Penske should know that. It was bad weather experienced by another racing promoter that resulted in Penske acquiring what would become one of the more successful business enterprises of his exceptionally successful career.About 90 miles west of Belle Isle, in what travel guides usually call “the picturesque” … [Read more...] about Racing in the Rain: The Undoing of LoPatin’s Raceway Dreams