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737 Assembly Time Lapse

Mesmerizing. Most modern planes are built the same way, from turboprop commuters to super jumbos. But the 737 is a great example because they roll off the line about every 18 hours.

Need a $30 gift for a gearhead?

$15 off at Amazon right now. Playmobil is like the halfway house between Lego and scale models. Good quality. There’s also a Targa for the same price:

2018 Midterm Elections Hinge on “Bumper Sticker Influencers” 2018 Midterm Elections Hinge on “Bumper Sticker Influencers”

In the wake of Democratic Attorney Doug Jones’s surprising upset over maverick Republican Judge Roy Moore in Alabama this week, several pollsters have analyzed the data and come to a surprising conclusion: Bumper stickers are entirely responsible for the narrow gap of the mere 20,000 votes that separated the two men.…

NEWS FLASH: NHTSA Votes to Dismantle “Lane Neutrality” NEWS FLASH: NHTSA Votes to Dismantle “Lane Neutrality”

In news announced quietly Thursday afternoon, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) voted 7-4 to unwind the century-old statute known colloquially as Lane Neutrality.

“Back in my day...” (internet edition)

Most of these “Back in my day” stories involve talking about life before the internet and how good everyone has it now. Now that we’ve got 20 years of prolific internet life behind us, it’s time to shift this. Anyone over 25 or 30 will follow this.

Germans Urge Creation of Worldwide Automotive “Master Race” Germans Urge Creation of Worldwide Automotive “Master Race”

In an effort to boost waning attendance at motorsport events, German promoters have been pushing for a so-called “Master Race.” The series would feature the best German drivers from DTM, Le Mans, World Endurance (WEC), Formula 3, and other popular series in a single-model racing series. With every driver in an…

Decembers to Remember; Decembers to Forget Decembers to Remember; Decembers to Forget

For Sacramento’s Tina Newsome and her husband, Craig, the annual Lexus December to Remember Event has held a lot fond memories, along with some hard times. “Back in 2010, we had been married for less than a year when Craig came home late from work on December 23rd. I was ready to chew him out for being so late — when…

Matt Lauer’s Vintage Van Expected to Bring Big Dollars at Auction Matt Lauer’s Vintage Van Expected to Bring Big Dollars at Auction

In the wake of Matt Lauer’s recent dismissal from NBC News amid sexual harassment and assault allegations, automotive industry observers have increased the estimated auction value of his 1968 Chevrolet cargo van by over 900%, expecting it to fetch at least $100,000 at auction next month.

NEWS FLASH: Lincoln to Rename All Remaining Vehicles Using Exercise Theme NEWS FLASH: Lincoln to Rename All Remaining Vehicles Using Exercise Theme

Just two days after announcing the MKX will be renamed “Nautilus,” Lincoln’s Chief Marketing Officer Mike “El Cuello” Martinez announced that he will be leading the renaming of the brand’s entire lineup, drawing inspiration from fitness equipment and exercises from his personal gym experiences.

South Korea Launches Car Potentially Capable of Reaching Central US South Korea Launches Car Potentially Capable of Reaching Central US

Over the past several months, international chatter has increased over South Korea’s plans to launch the Kia Stinger, a handsome, powerful, reasonably priced fastback sedan with a wide variety of configurations. The car could have wide-ranging implications for the international car landscape, both in the US and in…

Trump Follows Pocahontas Remarks with Ill-Timed Sacajawea Comment, Sparking Chain Reaction Trump Follows Pocahontas Remarks with Ill-Timed Sacajawea Comment, Sparking Chain Reaction

Fresh on the heels of President Trump’s “Pocahontas” quip in front of Navajo veterans—a reference to Elizabeth Warren’s 2016 claim of Native American heritage—the President was overheard telling members of the National Auto Dealers’ Association (NADA) Monday afternoon that his nickname for his 1982 Jeep Wagoneer was…

List of Carmakers Accused of Inappropriate Behavior Grows List of Carmakers Accused of Inappropriate Behavior Grows

As 2017 continues, more and more carmakers are under increasing pressure to explain, defend, or apologize for inappropriate behavior dating back years — or even decades.

Random thankful pic dump Random thankful pic dump

Happy Turkey Day to us US Americans.

Sticker saves Camry Sticker saves Camry

I was just about to throw a brick through this car’s window while screaming something about Pearl Harbor, when all of a sudden a sticker changed my mind. You got lucky, Camry.

Female Car Enthusiast Rejects Gender-Specific Stickers Female Car Enthusiast Rejects Gender-Specific Stickers

Fort Wayne, Indiana’s Kelly Nikolic, 27, is a lot of things: Independent, sharp-witted, stylish. And her passion in life is cars. She tunes them, races them, modifies them, and details them, but there’s one thing she just won’t do: Girl Stickers.

One of these things is not like the other One of these things is not like the other

Seen on my business trip. I guess the first step for diversity and inclusion is putting non-quant people on a floor full of quants. I’m sure non-quants are good people. I have non-quant friends! The last time we hung out? Ummm....2016 I think?

California mass shooter loved Ford Probes California mass shooter loved Ford Probes

Submitted without comment. But let’s just say I wouldn’t be the neigbor saying “Oh, he was totally normal...” if I had seen this:

Things I have checked

Suitcases, but only on Southwest.

Random cool plane shot Random cool plane shot

Potato pic, sorry.

83% of Car Clocks Still on Daylight Saving Time After a Week 83% of Car Clocks Still on Daylight Saving Time After a Week

Analysts at the Federal Bureau of Personal Habits and Statistics, an obscure FDR-era office that measures low-priority trends in society, reported a dangerous trend Monday morning: Very few people have changed their cars’ clocks since last week’s “fall back” time change from Daylight Saving to Standard Time. Only 17%…

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