Tony Borroz opens up what has been dubbed “The 2018 Indy 500 Notebook” for an unedited look at The Greatest Spectacle In Racing. This new series will span the days leading up to and after the 102nd Indianapolis 500. The 2018 Indy 500 Notebook is an unfiltered look and what makes the Indy 500 so alluring in the first place. The prologue can be found here. Part 2: “Hey Hinchcliffe, Wanna Race? Then Go Faster!” here. Part 3: “Carb Day” here. Part 4: “By This Time Tomorrow” here. It is time to speak of what goes on just before The Indy 500 actually takes place. Only the Super Bowl has more hype and run up before the event itself. As I recall, the pregame show takes about 12 hours and then the “before kickoff” junk lasts another hour on top of that. Indy, in its own way, is like that, only with the pre-race stuff taking about two hours, and the in-between – the stuff between “Start your … [Read more...] about 2018 Indy 500 Notebook: Part 5: On The Fly – Before The Green Flag
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The U.S. Army wants to spend a billion dollars on a light tank, a vehicle it doesn’t need, because it already had a vehicle that fit the exact same role. And the Army canned it. The United States military is shifting its focus from almost two decades of low intensity conflicts, conflicts it is still involved in, to a more conventional force, meaning more tanks and artillery development and less counter insurgency operations. This is a paradigm shift towards countering the U.S.’s more traditional foes, Russia and China. That shift had led several military leaders into thinking the next war might be what Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis called a “Great Powers Land War.” U.S Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said that the switch could take up to 30 years, meaning that the military is going to have to revamp its equipment, from ground vehicles and rotary wing platforms to communications and individual soldiers’ gear. The Army even recently launched … [Read more...] about The U.S. Army Wants To Spend Billions Of Dollars On A Tank It Doesn’t Need
Keith Roach To Your Health Published 9:31 p.m. UTC May 23, 2018 Dear Dr. Roach: Last April, I had back surgery to enlarge the disc openings. Some of my problems were corrected with the surgery, but one major problem still exists: After I sit upright in a chair or drive a car for a period of time, when I attempt to get up, I struggle and have to wait a bit before I can walk away. It’s like a nerve is pinched when I sit. My doctor showed me my last MRI and pointed out some scar tissue. He said irritation of my sciatic nerve was causing my left leg to go numb. He prescribed a six-day course of steroids, and immediately after starting the steroids, I was cured. I could get up and walk after sitting; I put my cane and walker away, and life was good. After the steroids ran out, I was back to square one. I asked if he could prescribe more steroids for me, and he said his office doesn’t do that. Instead, he upped my gabapentin and added diclofenac. They are not helping. I am … [Read more...] about Doc: Is there safe long-term, back pain steroids dose?
Buick makes just one traditional sedan, a full-size car called the LaCrosse. Otherwise, the company’s lineup is comprised of crossover SUVs, a 4-seat convertible, and a 5-door hatchback. The hatch is the new 2018 Buick Regal Sportback. This is not a gamble. People simply aren’t buying cars anymore. And even when they were buying cars, they weren’t choosing the previous-generation Regal, which seemingly more often than not wound up sitting in a car rental lot near an airport. Based on the Opel Insignia, that resurrected Regal looked good and, thanks to a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and Germanic dynamics, drove well. But people have long memories. And memories of Regals past did the car no favors. Nevertheless, Buick is sticking with the Regal nameplate for this complete redesign. The new 2018 Regal continues as a rebadged version of the Opel Insignia, and it is even built in Germany. But in the U.S. market, a sedan is not a part of the mix. Instead, the Regal … [Read more...] about Ratings and Review: Delightfully unexpected, the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback thinks outside of the box
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!