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July 8, 2006

Walkin’ The Hy-wire

Filed under: Automotive, Entertainment, Technology — J Green @ 12:37 pm

Here’s another video for your enjoyment. Don’t worry, other than having a car that I’d love own, there’s no similarity to the previous post!! Given the reference to the RX-8 (okay, I guess the video has TWO cars I’d love to own!), the video is obviously not new, but the GM Hy-wire is a pretty sweet (working) concept! Not only that, but if you like cars at all, Top Gear is a great show from our friends across the Atlantic. Apparently, TG is working on an American-ized version for Discovery Channel. I first DISCOVERED (Get it?! Sorry…cheap pun!!) TG from the episodes shown on Discovery Channel. Of course, there are ways of watching the current UK episodes…but I’ll save that for another post!

One last side-track before movie time! Since we’re on the subject of cars, does your patriotic spirit urge you to buy American-made? If so, and if you’re in the market for a new car, the top America-made car you can buy is the Toyota Camry! If you extend that out to trucks, the king of the automotive hill is the Ford F-Series, but I’d recommend (since it’s not MY wallet!) the Saleen S331 Sport Truck. Basically, it’s an F-150 on steroids, HGH, and any other performance-enhancing substances available…except entirely legal!!!

Alrighty then…on with the show!

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March 18, 2006

A Penny Saved Is A…Mile

Filed under: Automotive, Technology — J Green @ 7:55 pm

X Prize FoundationFrom the maker’s of the competition for a commercially viable means of transportation to space (Ansari X Prize), comes a new race involving cars. For this race, X = car capable of 250mpg + 10,000 units sold and Prize = $250,000,000!

Detroit Free Press Story

Automotive X Prize website

March 10, 2006

Not Your Grandma’s Hybrid

Filed under: Automotive, Technology — J Green @ 12:32 am

Ford's Hydraulic HybridThe picture pretty much says it all…a Ford F-150 with a new hydraulic hybrid system that’s claiming a potential 60mpg! This is no grandma – going – to – the – store – on – Sunday hybrid…this is a man’s hauling – your – Binford – tools hybrid that will help you finish your Man’s Kitchen or whatever Home Improvement you’re currently working on!

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