Not a full car, but the Orbital Engine Corporation, LTD, was, through to the late '90s, pushing a glorified 2-stroke engine that was never able to overcome the 2-stroke's inherent emissions problems at a time when the first priority of automakers was reducing emissions to meet government standards. They came, they… »
RAWHIDE: Just off the World Watch Wire, Buckaroo. Thought you'd wanna be notified. Remember that old Eyetalian pal of the professor's? »
"What vehicle is suitable for towing a 17,000 lb enclosed car trailer with 3 Spec Miatas and a bunch of spares and tools in it?"
The answer is absolutely NOT "Miata".
"What vehicle is suitable for winning King of the Hammers?" »
"Amazingly, nothing too harmful was spilled as a result of the crash, just some non-toxic argon that was
quickly cleaned up dissipated into the atmosphere like the noble gas it is." »
The green flag is at the station AFTER the incident, which is per protocol - they had not yet deployed the safety car (single standing yellow + SC board all around the track) and were handling the Sutil car under a local yellow, following standard protocol. The station upstream is showing waved double-yellow (per FIA… »
After you wade through variations on vehicles ranging from Machine Gun Joe's Dodge Ram through the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle to an M1A2 Abrams, number one on that AOTD will be "A Gypsy Cab Driven by a Middle-Aged Sikh". »
I can assure you that the TTI folks have thought of that. And that it's very likely been tested well past the speed and/or mass of vehicle in the released video.
They're pretty sharp that way. »
Not just Japanese, though it helps. My '99 F350 has 336k on the clock, original engine, never opened up, replaced trans with Ford reman at 228k (6 years ago). Aside from that trans, no major repairs. Just keeps running. Oh, and yeah, it's a 7.3L diesel, which helps. »
So that was you with the squalling tires around T1... ;)
(Seriously, we were sitting/laying down and trying to cram as much food as we could in our mouths before the next session while you guys were out there. LONG days on the turn stations...) »
Guess what? Red flag call comes from the race director. The F&C workers had the the appropriate flags out (double waving yellow in the case of FIA flagging rules because the cars were in an impact zone even though they were not on the racing surface itself) and several corners already had the surface flags out as the… »
Because Ford needed something to show California they were seriously *trying* to meet that state's ZEV sales requirements (that were later suspended/rescinded). Note that CA didn't require automakers to *offer* ZEVs, they were intending to require automakers to ensure a percentage of *sales* in that state were ZEVs.… »