Last month, we borrowed a replica of KITT—the crime-fighting 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am that co-starred with David Hasselhoff in Knight Rider—to drive from LA to an ’80s and ’90s car show in San Francisco. But KITT didn’t make it to San Francisco. Actually, not even close. The talking Pontiac left the two of us stranded on the highway and all the Hollywood magic in the world was not enough to save us. (Full Disclosure: Peer-to-peer car rental outfit Turo paid one of its hosts to let us rent KITT, which actually anybody can rent on its site. Turo also covered the tow truck you’re going to read about soon.) Andrew Collins: For readers under 25 or so, and all our friends who have no clue what the hell we’re talking about, Knight Rider was a ridiculously campy action show from the 1980s in which Hasselhoff, performing as permed crime-fighter Michael Knight, solved mysteries with the help of his talking, self-driving car sidekick, the … [Read more...] about Here’s What To Do When You Rent KITT From Knight Rider On Turo And It Breaks Down
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Driving down New Jersey’s Route 34, you immediately knew who was going to Formula Drift and who was not. A long file of lowered Subaru WRXs, stanced BRZs, enloudened Mitsubishi Evos and lowered Volkswagen Golfs, right turn blinkers flashing frenetically, awaited their turn into the stadium parking lot during one Saturday in early June for the fifth round of the 2018 Formula Drift Championship at Wall Stadium in Wall Township, New Jersey. The good news was that the sun was out. The bad news was also that the sun was out, and it was precisely that kind of humid East Coast summer day that had you wishing for rain—perhaps the single worst thing to wish for right before a drift event. I was there early, already sticky at 9:20 a.m., to pick up my media credentials. The gates wouldn’t open for official practice until 11, and the parking lot was already filling with fans: Dudes wearing Formula Drift/Monster Energy tank tops. Dudes shotgunning beers. Dudes having a cookout … [Read more...] about Go To Formula Drift And Die Happy
One hardly has to look far for symbols of Lewis Hamilton’s religious devotion. An image of Pieta, Michelangelo’s sculpture of the Virgin Mary cradling the body of the dead Christ, is inked on his shoulder. Tattoos, though, are only the half of it. These days, the four-time world champion’s faith is so integral to his life that he has become a regular churchgoer who prays before each meal. “Every time I eat, I pray,” he says. “Everyone is talking and I say, ‘sorry, one second’, and you just make the time. Sundays, I can’t wait, because I go to church. I go with a couple of my close friends and we leave feeling enlightened and empowered. It’s like a recentring. Most of the time you leave and think, ‘Wow, I know where I am going’.” As he prepares to sign a three-year, £120 million contract extension at Mercedes, making him Britain’s richest sports star by a distance, Hamilton finally appears at ease … [Read more...] about Lewis Hamilton on music, faith and how he’d like to be remembered: ‘I need distractions to keep my mind fresh’
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe 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 The Intersect by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Email the author April 23 at 9:22 AM Email the author Mark Meechan stared at the camera and described the training he had given to his girlfriend’s pug, Buddha. “My girlfriend is always ranting and raving about how cute and adorable her wee dog is,” he said in his Scottish brogue. “And so I thought I would turn him into the least cute thing I could think of, which is a Nazi.” Then Meechan asked the dog the same question, again and again: “Buddha, do you want to gas the Jews?” For two years, the video, which … [Read more...] about He trained a pug to do a Nazi salute for a YouTube video. Now, he’s been fined for a hate crime.
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe 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 Arts and Entertainment by Marwa Eltagouri by Marwa Eltagouri Email the author April 21 Email the author It was a decision that shook the electronic dance world, and one Tim Bergling, then 27, did not take lightly. Before Bergling, the Swedish DJ and producer known as Avicii, announced his retirement from touring just five years after his 2011 song “Levels” launched his meteoric rise, he had to break the news to the people closest to him. He had to explain to friends, handlers and business associates why, to attain happiness, he had to change his definition of success. Then he had to explain to his fans. … [Read more...] about Avicii, struggling with health and fame, tried to walk away from it all two years before he died
Q: My 2004 Mercury Mountaineer ran fine except when I went through a particular area in a neighborhood. The engine would die about 60 percent of the time I went by this one particular house. I would stop the car and restart the engine. It would run perfectly fine after that and I never had any running or starting issues any other time. My guess is that it was a particular house that caused issues. I was wondering if the house had an alarm system or something similar that would interrupt my car's ignition system. No other vehicles I've had or been in had any issues around this house. It's been driving me crazy. Any thoughts? J.S., Naperville, Ill. A: In the early days of computer engine controls, there were several tales of vehicles stalling when passing radio transmission towers or high-tension power lines. It didn't take the engineers long to come up with a solution. Today, modules, sensors and actuators are extremely well-shielded and should not be subject to such ghosts. Maybe you … [Read more...] about Motormouth: Could a ‘ghost house’ cause a car to stall?
A Tulsa man facing murder charges in a September attack on his ex-girlfriend, her boyfriend and her unborn child threatened to kill his prosecutor in court by concealing a spearhead in his rectal cavity so he could later use it to attempt to behead him, a jailhouse informant testified Friday.About 10 witnesses testified Friday afternoon against 26-year-old Keenon Deon Rodney White Jr. in White's preliminary hearing over the Sept. 5 shooting deaths of 40-year-old Teddy Prejean and 21-year-old Shayron Brown at the Savanna Landing apartments near 61st Street and Peoria Avenue. Brown was pregnant when she died, and her sister testified about finding Brown's 1-year-old son in a cuddling position with Brown's body inside her bedroom.Special Judge Deborrah Ludi-Leitch ordered White to stand trial on all counts against him and added three charges to the case based on testimony that includes intimidation of a witness, committing a gang-related offense and child neglect.Most notable Friday was … [Read more...] about Tulsa man charged in deaths of ex-girlfriend, her boyfriend and unborn child threatened to kill his prosecutor, informant says
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Microwave ovens eventually die and require replacement. When mine started making an odd popping sound and emitting an electrical smell during use, I unplugged it, went to the closest store known to sell microwave ovens, bought a new one, plugged it in, and then continued heating up leftovers for lunch. It took less than an hour. Cars eventually die and require replacement. People don’t buy cars like they buy microwave ovens. You never wake up, decide to buy a new car, walk into a dealership showroom, swipe a credit or debit card, and drive away in less than an hour. FOLLOW DAILY NEWS AUTOS ON FACEBOOK. MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION AND 'LIKE' US HERE. J.D. Power research confirms this. In recent years, the company’s New Autoshopper Study has found that about 80 percent of car buyers use the Internet to research new vehicle purchases, spend an average of 14 hours doing so, and take an average of four months to make a decision about which make and model to buy. As a person who … [Read more...] about 8 Important Decisions to Make Before Buying a New Car
The folks at Rebbl know a lot about converting a car with an internal combustion engine into an electric vehicle. They have made mistakes and learned from them so you don’t have to. Now they have taken all the hard earned knowledge and used it to create a list of 10 things you should ask yourself before you start your own EV conversion. Reading it may save you money and heartache down the road. If you are considering an EV conversion, chances are you have spent some time under the hood of a car and know the difference between a 6 point and a 12 point socket. Whatever information you need to know about an EV conversion is out there somewhere on the internet, just waiting to be discovered. There are EV conversion forums you can go to for help. Several companies like Rebbl, EVTV and EVWest are happy to provide all the components you will need, give advice or share stories from others who have completed a conversion like … [Read more...] about 10 Things To Consider Before You Start An EV Conversion