Ever wonder if your car can go as fast as the speedometer says? You've looked and seen 150, 200 miles per hour? Can your car really go that fast or is the car maker just filling up the rest of the space with numbers to look impressive? It's actually because of American Culture.
While Cars would eventually come to be about hotshot racing car Lightning McQueen, Cars was originally titled “The Yellow Car” and was going to be about an electric car living in a gas-guzzling world. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which speeds off with Cars!
Homie (my husband) and I have a cruiser so when we were out enjoying the weather on the motorcycle this past weekend on Highway 23 in Fond Du Lac, we were delighted to run across an impromptu Model T parade. Our thought was that they were taking the back roads to the Carlton Daze parade, but none-the-less we were thrilled to get to view them.
From 'A Bug's Life' to 'Finding Nemo,' Pixar's many movies have wowed movie lovers since it's very first work, 'Toy Story' in 1995. While there are many aspects that make up a Pixar creation, these films have bathed in colorful sequences, and a new supercut celebrates just that.
Last night was the Christmas City of the North Parade, and as usual it was a pretty cold night. Temperatures steady dropped from about 20 degrees at the start to about 15 degrees at the end. Add on top of that the windchill, and it made it a pretty bone chilling night, especially when you're driving a vintage hot rod with no windows and no heat.
We learned today with our brainteaser question that surprisingly 60% of drivers on the road right now have a cassette player in their car. No way! I can't believe that. They haven't made cassette players in vehicles in years! So, I wanted to do our own poll and see what we come up with.
If you've got a kid under the age of 15, odds are at one point or another they have been fascinated with the Disney Film "Cars," or "Cars 2." Now Disney will unveil their spin off of cars, "Planes" on August 9th. Watch the trailer, and see if Disney will have another big hit on their hands.
Huge, doesn't properly discribe the vehicle I had to take my driver's ed test in. More like humugi-mammoth! Parallel park? It was like docking the Vista Queen in the Duluth Harbor wearing blinders like those of the horses that pull the carriages in Canal Park. Here's a video that will give you a walk-around view of a Mercury Marquis.
Everyone knows when a plane goes down, the first thing the investigators try to get is the black box recorder. The recorder can measure the actions of the pilots, record transmissions and also anything on their dash they may have seen. This week ended the public comment sessions to put a black box in every new car sold by September 1, 2014.