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Jeremy Clarkson’s Pneumonia Very Nearly Killed Him

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The Grand Tour’s Jeremy Clarkson was recently hospitalized with pneumonia and has now suggested a illness put him “on death’s door.” 

In his many new mainstay for The Sunday Times, Clarkson told a story of how he came down with a sickness. Clarkson, a prolonged time smoker, was in Mallorca, Spain when he began to feel ill. After spending 3 days bed ridden he motionless to go see a doctor, who sensitive him that he’d have to be certified to a sanatorium for during slightest a week. As we substantially know, Clarkson is a really bustling man, so he scoffed during a thought of staying in a Spanish sanatorium for 7 days. That’s when a alloy let him know how critical his box was.

SEE ALSO: Watch a First Trailer for The Grand Tour Season 2 Here

Clarkson’s corporeal levels of CRP (that stands for C-reactive protein, that are an denote of your body’s inflammation levels) were dangerously high, a alloy explained. Whereas your normal human’s CRP sits during around five, Clarkson’s was during 335. “If we don’t do as we say,” a alloy told a TV presenter, “you will die.” Clarkson might be reckless, yet those are a kind of difference that will settle even a many unhinged of tellurian beings. He motionless to stay in a hospital.

Thankfully Clarkson’s condition softened in a sanatorium and he was after expelled (though not before scarcely failing of boredom). He’s now recuperating during home and prickly to get behind to work, revelation Time he’s “never had one day off work given we started in 1978.” With Hammond recuperating from injuries associated to his Rimac crash, James May is now a usually member of The Grand Tour group means to uncover adult to work. That’s reduction than ideal, evidently.

The usually functioning member of a Grand Tour group right now. God assistance us.

A post common by Jeremy Clarkson (@jeremyclarkson1) on Aug 6, 2017 during 7:31am PDT

It’s not transparent when a second deteriorate of The Grand Tour will debut, yet it’s approaching to uncover adult on Amazon Prime in mid-to-late November.

[Source: The Sunday Times]

This Multi-Storey Go-Kart Track Looks Amazing

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Niagara Falls is about to get a outrageous new go-kart lane called “Niagara Speedway.”

The multi-storey go-kart lane is being built on a Clifton Hill party frame in Niagara Falls, Ontario in Canada and should open adult subsequent open once reserve contrast is complete.  Niagara Speedway will feature a turn that winds adult into a sky that’s roughly 40 feet high (12 meters) before forward down into a lane installed with twists and turns. In total, there’s nearly 53,000 cubic feet (1,500 cubic meters) of petrify and over 425,000 pounds (193,600 kilograms) of steel.

SEE ALSO: World’s Largest Indoor Go-Kart Track is a Dream Come True

The multi-story go-kart lane is being touted as a usually one of a kind in Canada according to Joel Noden, executive of marketing. “Going down that ramp is like going down a drum coaster,” he said. “There’s zero else around like it during all. It’s a go kart lane on steroids.” Noden combined impulse for Niagara Speedway came from a Heavy Metal High Rise go-kart lane in Branson, Missouri.

[Source: CBC]

Where to Check Out a Nissan Leaf After it Debuts Next Month

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

You won’t have to wait until some vital automobile uncover to check out a new Nissan Leaf in person.

After a next-generation Leaf creates a entrance on Sep 5, a Japanese automaker will be holding it to several stops around a U.S. as partial of National Drive Electric Week. It will make a sum of 8 opposite stops from Sep 9 to Sep 16 and Leaf owners will be means to pointer adult for “Drive and Discover Experience” exam expostulate opportunities that are entrance to name cities after this fall.

SEE ALSO: 2018 Nissan Leaf Details Leak Ahead of a Debut

On Sep 9, a new Nissan Leaf will be in Seattle, Washington (Denny Park, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM), San Diego, California (Qualcomm Stadium, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM), and Alpharetta, Georgia (Avalon, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM). On Sep 14, it will be during a Bridgewater Municipal Building Car Park from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in Bridgewater, New Jersey. A integrate days later, it will head to four different locations: Portland, Oregon (Washington Square, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM), Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles State Historic Park, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM), Cupertino, California (DeAnza College, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM), and Cambridge, Massachusetts (Danehy Park, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM).

“The timing couldn’t be better. Bringing LEAF to some of a many eager EV advocates usually days after a tellurian entrance is a ideal approach to flog things off for this technology-packed car,” pronounced Brian Maragno, director, Nissan EV Marketing and Sales Strategy. “We can’t wait to uncover off a all-new LEAF to electric car owners and enthusiasts during National Drive Electric Week.”

Discuss this story on the Nissan Leaf Forum

BMW Cut in Half in Freak Accident

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

A 1991 BMW 3 Series sedan distant on impact in a pile-up in British Columbia, Canada final week.

Fortunately, a motorist walked divided from a collision though critical injury, though his comparison BMW sedan is another story. According to a news report, a BMW crossed a trail of a Dodge Dakota pickup on a soppy Highway 4 nearby Little Qualicum River Falls Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada, and a collision basically ripped a automobile in half. Arrowsmith Towing worker Garrett Knocke pronounced it’s something he’s never seen before.

SEE ALSO: Someone Crashed a Rental Lamborghini Huracan Spyder

A declare to a collision pronounced a BMW started fishtailing after relocating into a flitting line to go around another vehicle. It crossed in front of a pickup, that was roving eastbound. The Dodge Dakota struck usually behind a newcomer doorway and took a behind finish of a automobile off as it continued on a road. The BMW’s driveshaft distant from a delivery and a back axle, gas tank, and support became a crumpled disaster – isolated from a car.

A newcomer in a pickup lorry was hospitalized overnight with a reported damaged ankle, though there were no vital injuries in possibly automobile concerned in a accident.

[Source: Nanaimo News Bulletin]

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Ferrari Enzo Designer’s New Car Looks Like a Lamborghini

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

A print of a Ken Okuyama Cars Kode 0-Zero has leaked forward of a central debut.

Set to crawl during 2017 Monterey Car Week, a Kode 0-Zero comes from Ken Okuyama, a engineer behind a Ferrari Enzo. It’s a one-off supercar that is powered by a mid-engine V12 in a CO fiber monocoque with wedge-like styling that creates it roughly seem like a unequivocally costly doorway stop. We won’t censure we if a altogether physique lines remind we of a Lamborghini, while a narrow-edged front finish is a bit Bertone-esque. Looking during it, we’re reminded of the Alfa Romeo Carabo.

SEE ALSO: Ken Okuyama to Debut New Kode 0-Zero Supercar This Week

The Kode 0-Zero is a initial one-off automobile Ken Okuyama Cars has ever produced, and serves as a inheritor to a Kode 57 that saw a singular prolongation run of 5 units. The Kode 57 will also be benefaction during Monterey Car Week.

Look for some-more sum on a Kode 0-Zero once it debuts during The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering after this week.

Mitsubishi is Taking a Eclipse Cross to Watch a Solar Eclipse

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Mitsubishi is regulating a entrance solar obscure to marketplace a new Eclipse Cross SUV.

If we didn’t already know, North America will knowledge a solar obscure on Aug 21st that will camber a whole constant United States. Unfortunately, usually 4 percent of Americans live in a supposed “path of totality” – that being a primary observation plcae to see a eclipse. Mitsubishi will take amicable media influencers to Salem, Oregon to perspective a eclipse, that is directly in a trail of totality, and also skeleton to live tide the celestial materialisation so those of us outward of a area can perspective it.

“Everyone in a continental U.S. will, during a really least, see a prejudiced obscure on Aug 21. With that said, usually assemblage reveals a loyal astronomical philharmonic of a solar eclipse,” pronounced Raquel Nuno, a heavenly scientist. “For 96 percent of Americans, a prejudiced obscure will be visible, though they won’t notice their vicinity removing dark. It’s a ‘total’ obscure that will be something special to see, and those in Oregon are going to knowledge it first.”

SEE ALSO: 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Video, First Look

Mitsubishi has also sealed on as a disdainful unite of ABC News’ live coverage of a sum solar obscure and will atmosphere 5 promotional clips during a broadcast. The Eclipse Cross will make a radio entrance on “Good Morning America” on Aug 21st before a obscure appears after that day. If we wish to see footage of a solar eventuality from a indicate of totality, we can entrance a live tide on Good Morning America’s Facebook page. The “path of totality” will cranky from west to easterly starting on a seashore of Oregon during 10:16 a.m. PDT and finale in South Carolina during 2:48 p.m.

In further to Good Morning America’s stream, Mitsubishi will also horde a possess live tide of a obscure during this link. The tide will go live during 9 a.m. PDT, or 12 p.m. ET.

Discuss this story on the Mitsubishi forums.

What do YOU Want to See during a 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise?

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The 2017 Dream Cruise takes over ancestral Woodward Avenue in Metro Detroit THIS SATURDAY! What do we wish to see during this mythological automotive event?

Your friends during AutoGuide.com will once again be covering this epic gathering, including some of a warmup activities that take place on Friday, Aug 18.

Dream Cruise is a largest one-day automotive eventuality on world earth. Some 1.5 million spectators attend with as many as 40,000 classical cars rolling adult and down Woodward, a initial paved mile of alley in America.

SEE ALSO: Woodward Dream Cruise is a Car Lover’s Paradise — VIDEO

But what should we cover? Are flesh cars your thing or do we cite vehicles from a coronet era? Whimsical art cars, rodent rods, specialty pickup trucks and much, most some-more are also on display. Should we check these out as well? Let us know what YOU wish to see by withdrawal a criticism next or stuffing out a form embedded in this post. Have a contend in a calm we create!

Discuss this on the Hot-Rod Forum

What do YOU Want to See during a 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise?

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The 2017 Dream Cruise takes over ancestral Woodward Avenue in Metro Detroit THIS SATURDAY! What do we wish to see during this mythological automotive event?

Your friends during AutoGuide.com will once again be covering this epic gathering, including some of a warmup activities that take place on Friday, Aug 18.

Dream Cruise is a largest one-day automotive eventuality on world earth. Some 1.5 million spectators attend with as many as 40,000 classical cars rolling adult and down Woodward, a initial paved mile of alley in America.

SEE ALSO: Woodward Dream Cruise is a Car Lover’s Paradise — VIDEO

But what should we cover? Are flesh cars your thing or do we cite vehicles from a coronet era? Whimsical art cars, rodent rods, specialty pickup trucks and much, most some-more are also on display. Should we check these out as well? Let us know what YOU wish to see by withdrawal a criticism next or stuffing out a form embedded in this post. Have a contend in a calm we create!

Discuss this on the Hot-Rod Forum

Top 10 Most Loved Automakers on Social Media: 2017

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

A investigate has been expelled divulgence a tip 100 most desired brands on amicable media.

The NetBase Brand Passion Report: Top 100 Global Brands Love List takes a tighten demeanour during a brands consumers demonstrate a many adore for on amicable media. The third annual news examined some-more than 367 million amicable media mentions and this year and NetBase found consumers are increasingly outspoken about their favorite brands, with an boost of some-more than 40 percent in code adore around amicable media compared to final year.

SEE ALSO: The Most Loved Cars in America

Here are a tip 10 many desired automobile brands on amicable media:

10. Porsche

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In this year’s study, Porsche ranked 57th altogether and had a sum of 791,965 mentions.


9. Ferrari

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As prestigious as Ferrari is, it didn’t even moment a tip 5 many desired automakers on amicable media. The Italian automaker ranked 53rd altogether with 875,782 mentions.


8. Audi

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Audi ranked 50th altogether among all brands in this year’s investigate with 920,184 mentions.


7. Nissan

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Not distant forward of Audi is Nissan, that came in 49th place overall. The Japanese automaker had 946,270 mentions.


6. Mercedes-Benz

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Beating out a German opposition Audi, Mercedes-Benz ranked 35th among all brands. The association had 1,275,495 mentions on amicable media.


5. Honda

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Honda might have gotten a bit of a boost interjection to a new Civic and Civic Type R. The Japanese automaker ranked 33rd altogether with 1,316,413 mentions.


4. Toyota

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Toyota manages to stay forward of opposition Honda when it comes to love on amicable media and was ranked 32nd altogether with 1,371,206 mentions.


3. BMW

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Of all a German automakers, BMW tops a list while being ranked 31st altogether with 1,386,438 mentions.


2. Tesla

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This is a initial year Tesla has done a Love List. According to NetBase, a American automaker, that ranked 28th overall, “has gifted an escape of adore for a code and cars, including a rarely expected Tesla Model 3.” Tesla had 1,536,672 mentions.


1. Ford

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The many desired automaker on this year’s Love List is Ford, that ranked 19th overall. The American automaker had 1,781,391 mentions and finished forward of obvious brands such as LEGO, Starbucks, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Google, and Pepsi.

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Pennzoil Takes a Drag Car Out for Some Drifting

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

As betrothed in Pennzoil’s final video, a association has motionless to exorcise the Dodge Demon.

In April, Pennzoil bid farewell to a Dodge Viper with an epic video that featured a brief teaser during a finish suggesting a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon would be a star of a subsequent video. Now that video has arrived, with Pennzoil holding a 840-horsepower Demon laterally by a streets of Pittsburgh. Behind a circle for a laterally movement is nothing other than Rhys Millen, who in a past professionally competed in a Formula Drift array in a U.S.

SEE ALSO: Watch Pennzoil Say Goodbye to a Dodge Viper in Spectacular Fashion

Considering a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been mostly marketed as a drag car, even yet it’s technically criminialized from NHRA marks for not carrying a hurl cage, it’s fun to see a sports automobile going laterally and ripping donuts after popping a wheelie.

So what’s subsequent for Pennzoil and a epic videos? It looks like we’ll be streamer to a Nurburgring next.

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