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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis yesterday at 22:23. 14 comments

This Dealer's Retro 1970s Ford F-150 Package Brings Back The Beautiful Trucks We've Lost

This Dealer's Retro 1970s Ford F-150 Package Brings Back The Beautiful Trucks We've Lost

The past is back in a big way, folks. Don’t worry, disco is still very much dead and high crime rates don’t seem to be making a comeback, but two-tone F-150s with chrome racks and HiLites are, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it.

This retro package, called the “BFP Retro F-150" option, is available through Beechmont Ford in Cincinnati, Ohio, finally giving you a reason to go to...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis yesterday at 19:30.

Jethro Tull--'For Michael Collins, Jeffery and Me'

Jethro Tull--'For Michael Collins, Jeffery and Me'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Welcome to Moon Week everyone! This very nerdy jam is about a personal hero of mine (no, not Ian Anderson...though now that I think about it...) Michael Collins, the astronaut who rode through the darkness alone while Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong hopped around on the...

Erin Marquis Erin Marquis yesterday at 04:55.

This Is How Kim Jong-un Circumvents Sanctions to Get the Luxury Cars He Craves

This Is How Kim Jong-un Circumvents Sanctions to Get the Luxury Cars He Craves

The world laughed earlier this year when North Korean dictator Kim Jung-un’s security detail jogged along side Jung-un’s armored Benz . How he got that Benz through the strict sanctions placed on his country, not even Mercedes could say. The New York Times revealed Tuesday the complicated graft, which includes a shady Russian smuggler, ghost ships and plenty of international intrigue.

Kim...

Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019 at 22:10. 23 comments

Someone Please Return My Rattlesnake, Radioactive Uranium, and My Open Bottle of Kentucky Deluxe

Someone Please Return My Rattlesnake, Radioactive Uranium, and My Open Bottle of Kentucky Deluxe

In what sounds like an average Wednesday morning in Logan County, Oklahoma, police pulled over two people driving a stolen car last week with expired tags. Oh, and it was also filled with guns, a rattlesnake, a canister of uranium powder and an open bottle of whiskey.

Suspects Stephen Jennings and Rachael Rivera were pulled over for expired tags July 10 at 11 a.m. in the morning, Oklahoma...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019 at 20:35. 20 comments

Porsche Only Produces Two Identical 911s Per Year: Report

Porsche Only Produces Two Identical 911s Per Year: Report

Did your two “best friends” just get matching, brand new Porsche 911 Targa 4s in Night Blue Metallic and mysteriously leave you out of the bonding ritual? Maybe you’ll go out and get the exact same car! That’ll show them. Except, you won’t, because when Porsche sees your vehicle order, it will already be so over it. Been there, done that.

Plant manager at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen factory,...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019 at 19:30. 1 comments

Man Man--'Loot My Body'

Man Man--'Loot My Body'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

But please, don’t start a blog.

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019 at 17:59.

This Disappearing Cop Car Illustrates Exactly Why You Need to Slow Down in Winter

This Disappearing Cop Car Illustrates Exactly Why You Need to Slow Down in Winter
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A tractor-trailer weighing many tons smashed into the side of a police SUV Monday morning on a slippery road in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin and  dashcam footage makes it look like the cruiser just kind of disappeared. The crash looks pretty bad, but incredibly, nobody died.

The collision happened after a snowy morning, but...

Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019 at 16:41.

The Car Auctions Are Getting Into the Era of Rad

The Car Auctions Are Getting Into the Era of Rad

Look out, Bring A Trailer: there’s a new (well, old) kid on the block ready to sell the over-moneyed masses their next pristinely kept Nissan 300ZX. RM Sotheby’s, the auction house more known for offering incredibly rare Ferraris , will be auctioning 140 cars in a series of events next year as part of their “Youngtimer” Dream Garage series. Welcome to the era of rad in car auctions.

Radwood...
Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019 at 16:21.

18-Wheeler Smacks Two Highway Overpasses Before Losing Its Cargo

18-Wheeler Smacks Two Highway Overpasses Before Losing Its Cargo
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Have you ever noticed the height warnings on the freeway and wondered, what do trucks do if they’re cruising along and don’t meet that requirement? Well, here’s your answer. And it isn’t pretty.

It goes without saying that trucking is definitely ones of those professions where paying...

Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019 at 15:13.

Grace Jones--'Pull Up to the Bumper'

Grace Jones--'Pull Up to the Bumper'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Not your usual jam, not your usual woman.

Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019 at 14:56.

Hyundai Australia Releases Images of a Santa Fe Cabriolet Without Warning Us or Anything

Hyundai Australia Releases Images of a Santa Fe Cabriolet Without Warning Us or Anything

For those of you who are deeply emotionally affected by horrible car design ideas, I’m sorry you have to see this Hyundai Santa Fe Cabriolet. I know if I could unsee it, I would.

Some of us, especially those of us who have loved cars for a long time, can have strong reactions to something like this. For me, seeing a three-row without a top suddenly on my screen caused my stomach to lurch. “Oh...

Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019 at 14:49.

The Thermals--'Born to Kill'

The Thermals--'Born to Kill'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Keep moving forward today, if only to disappoint the bastards who are against you.

Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019 at 13:59.

Missy Elliott -- 'Work It'

Missy Elliott -- 'Work It'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Good morning. Time to work it.

Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019 at 13:17.

Meet the Joyless Self-Driving Pods of the Detroit Auto Show

Meet the Joyless Self-Driving Pods of the Detroit Auto Show

If you believe tech startups, the roads of the future will be dominated by joyless, featureless boxy self-driving pods. When alone in a sea of interesting human-driven cars these things can look futuristic and space-y, but when they are all gathered together, you quickly begin to feel like you’re in the toaster section of Walmart. In the now-immortal words of Marie Kondo, these ...

Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019 at 12:58.

This Truck and This Crossover Are the Volkswagens With American Dreams

This Truck and This Crossover Are the Volkswagens With American Dreams
Truck YeahThe trucks are good!  

Engineers and designers always geek out hard seeing their dreams take flight. In this case, the Volkswagen Tanoak and Atlas Cross Sport that the automaker allowed us to fool around with weren’t exactly flying—the two show cars we limited to 20-30 mph—but the excitement was palpable nonetheless.

The Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Is The German Truck You Didn't Know...
Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019 at 12:55.

Good News, Angry American Drivers: the Middle Finger Is Protected Speech

Good News, Angry American Drivers: the Middle Finger Is Protected Speech
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It may be rude and crude. It probably isn’t the way your mama raised you to behave. But it is not illegal, or so says the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

The case that prompted this decision comes from a Michigan driver named Debra Cruise-Gulyas was pulled over for...

Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019 at 12:06.

Why Modern Diesel Cars Start Easily Even in This Historic Winter

Why Modern Diesel Cars Start Easily Even in This Historic Winter

Owning a diesel car in America is definitely an unusual experience. Besides panicked gas station attendants running towards me yelling “No, miss! That pump is diesel!” and me saying “No shit, idiot,” I am most often asked if I’m worried about starting my diesel in the cold.

Along with “change your oil every 3,000 miles” and “use premium gas to get more horsepower,” the idea that diesels don’t...

Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019 at 11:17.

Begging won’t get you anywhere Miata. No we can’t go back in for a “quick swim,” you need a nap and

Begging won’t get you anywhere Miata. No we can’t go back in for a “quick swim,” you need a nap and

Begging won’t get you anywhere Miata. No we can’t go back in for a “quick swim,” you need a nap and an oil change or you’re going to be an absolute hellion tonight.

Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019 at 10:52.

Aretha Franklin's Story Was a Detroit Story

Aretha Franklin's Story Was a Detroit Story

In the glory days of Detroit, the wild 1950s and ‘60s, we made music and we made cars. Those two things seem disconnect, but without the auto industry you wouldn’t have the melding of sounds that caused the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, to light up a grey industrial town in the midwest and, eventually, the world.

My own family left the west side of Detroit in the ‘90s. I didn’t have a great...

Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019 at 10:22.

Huge Earthquake in Alaska Snaps Highway In Half [Update]

Huge Earthquake in Alaska Snaps Highway In Half [Update]

Anchorage, Alaska suffered a magnitude 7.0 earthquake Friday morning, according to a bulletin from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, CNN reports.

Four aftershock quakes have hit since the initial quake, one reregistering at 5.8 in the city of Anchorage, and more aftershocks may still come months or even years down the road, according to CNN. Alaska’s Cook Inlet and southern...

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