Every year thousands of tourists from around the world converge at the Ladakh region of India. Some of these tourists take flights but most of them use the roads to reach the beautiful and secluded region in the Himalaya. The roads in the region are one of the most dangerous in the world and here are ten things that every tourist to the region should keep in mind. Landslides The whole region stays under a blanket of snow for the better part of the year. The authorities remove the snow from the road after the summer sets in and make the roads accessible again. However, the constant melting of snow can cause a landslide and it is quite common in the region. Always be on a lookout for falling stones on the road and stay at a safe distance from the spot when it happens. It is always a good idea to keep a few spare days in reserve. Acute Mountain Sickness Acute Mountain Sickness or AMS is one of the biggest challenges for the road travellers. As the altitude rises, the level of oxygen … [Read more...] about 10 BIGGEST dangers that Leh-Ladakh road trippers face
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Following the recent success of other period-themed automotive exhibitions, notably the 1980s and ’90s car show Radwood, I’ve decided to launch Litwood, a car show celebrating the car culture of the 2000s and 2010s. I am calling dibs on this now. Please prepare accordingly. We’ll be hosting this on Sunday, June 26 2038. It’ll be held just outside of Even Newer York City at the old abandoned Space Force scrapyard. The location code is Q438Z144. Obviously the location would be on Terra, since transporting all those cars to Musk City on Mars would be nearly impossible. Speaking of which, you best come correct with the appropriate sheetmetal. We’re big proponents of hero cars—Bumblebee Camaros, Subaru WRX STIs, the taxi from the creatively-named thriller Taxi and of course the Tumbler from the Nolan-era Batman are all welcome. But that isn’t what really moved the people in the first two decades of the millennium. Pre-recession GM cars like the … [Read more...] about I’ll See You In 2038 To Celebrate The Cars Of The 2000s And 2010s At Litwood
Anneliese Abarth, the wife of Carlo Abarth, will be attending this year's Fiat FreakOut. The Fiat FreakOut is the Fiat Club America's national convention and the largest Fiat event of the year. This is the 35th year the Fiat FreakOut has been held and to celebrate the occasion; it is being held in Disney Land, Florida. Every year the FreakOut gets bigger and better, and this year is no exception. We have a mini itinerary of some of what's happening this year, but one of the big treats is Anneliese Abarth will be the keynote speaker. Read more about the Fiat FreakOut A lifelong car and racing enthusiast, Mrs. Abarth was by her husband's side and deeply involved in every momentous occasion, event, and race throughout the peak of the brand's most historic time. Anneliese Abarth is Brand Ambassador and actively represents Abarth & C. S.p.A. at many car events and international club meetings to communicate the brand's values and passion. It is fitting she is the brand's … [Read more...] about Anneliese Abarth Attending the Fiat FreakOut!
Foo Fighters are heading to London this month with their Concrete and Gold Tour. The band will play two nights at London Stadium on June 22-23. It is in support of their album of the same name, which sees them play just three UK shows which includes Manchester. Tickets are officially sold out for all three dates on sites including Ticketmaster, Gigs and Tours and See Tickets, but fans can still catch the group in London this weekend. Find out how to still get tickets below, and everything else you need to know. Here's how to still get tickets Twickets The most trusted secondary resale site is Twickets. Customers can buy and sell tickets securely at face value or less - so you won't be ripped off. There are currently a good amount of seated and standing tickets available for both nights (June 22-23) at London Stadium. They are priced between £40-£77. Once you've purchased your tickets you can arrange delivery by post or meeting up in person to get your tickets. Go to … [Read more...] about Here’s how to get Foo Fighters tickets for their London Stadium shows
The 1946 Austin 10’s four-cylinder engine screams for all its worth as it crawls agonisingly up one of Funchal’s near-vertical streets. Reaching the crest of the hill, a moment’s respite is swiftly replaced by more screaming as we edge slowly down a steep descent. Fighting with the elongated gear lever, Joao Perneta – who with brother Paulo runs Two Ten Classic Tours, providing trips around the Madeiran capital in a fleet of classic cars, including two Austin Tens and a 1966 Singer Vogue – forces the non-synchronised gearbox into first. “The gears are challenging, you have to be an expert at double clutching,” he explains. Unwittingly, I start applying pressure to an imaginary brake pedal as we creep down the long hill. Noticing, Paulo thrusts himself forward from the back seat. “The brakes take longer to react than in modern cars so you have to be careful – they operate on cables, like a bicycle,” he explains. In … [Read more...] about Island paradise: Madeira’s love affair with classic cars
When a Boeing-made satellite launched from French Guiana in early June, it carried a kitchen table-sized battery designed to keep it powered during times when the Sun's rays were blocked by Earth's shadow. "We'd get a lot of angry phone calls if it stopped working," said Mike Mitchell, a Boeing project manager, about the communications satellite capable of providing homes across the nation with such services as XM Radio and DirecTV. "Once you launch it, you never see it again. It has to work once you put it up there."While many Americans may not think about how their television or radio programs make it to their home or car, this is the daily burden of engineers and technicians at Saft America, a battery manufacturing and research facility in Cockeysville.Workers there develop some of the nation's most high-tech batteries for use in satellites, weather balloons, rocket ships, military Humvees, fighter jets and even Formula One race cars. A Saft battery powered NASA's Mars Pathfinder … [Read more...] about Little known Cockeysville plant produces powerful batteries for satellites, military and race cars
Under Armour founder Kevin Plank, who is planning a $5.5 billion waterfront development in South Baltimore, is moving to buy the company that operates the city's Inner Harbor water taxis.Plank's firm Sagamore Ventures is expected to buy Harbor Boating Inc. as the city agrees to award the firm another long-term contract to operate passenger service around the Inner Harbor, with stops in Fells Point, Canton and other waterfront spots.It would be another line in a growing business empire that has expanded from athletic apparel into real estate, horse racing, whiskey and more.Sagamore hopes to expand the water taxi, adding new boats, longer hours, more stops, and an on-demand offering in partnership with Uber. Under Armour already partially funds the city's free Harbor Connector commuter boat service, and water taxis play a large role in the plans for Plank's massive mixed-use development in Port Covington."What we really want to do is make this a truly commuter-friendly service," said … [Read more...] about Under Armour founder Kevin Plank to take over Baltimore’s water taxis