Sunday, April 20, 2014

Created and posted on http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/ ... accept no substitutes from adnascentia! The Las Vegas Downtown Container Park



the location is pretty cool, by the El Cortez, on Ogden st... in the old Las Vegas downtown in the Fremont street area


the execution of dozens of shipping containers used to create a small park, with stores, shops, and cafes is very cool. They seem to have sand blasted all the containers, then painted them, and then let the new shops create a business inside them. Even a kids jungle gym!





The caboose and boxcar are immaculate from the sand blast and paint process, but the prices are double the normal prices for a guys haircut




the containers are even big enough for an elevator... very cool!





Created and posted on http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/ ... accept no substitutes from adnascentia!

Hey, all friends and regular readers, and curious people... wanna see something hilarious? I can create content on scraper sites, then erase it from mine!


This is the only time I'll say, hey, look at this site that steals all my content... because, this is hilarious!

I made a post on my site, they stole it, posted it with a bot at http://justacarguy.hol.es/, and no human was looking to see what they stole, and I got to out the guy that created that site, (key feature difference, his site ends in .HOL.ES )
And called them dumb asses... right on their site!

Anyone have any suggestions of anything else I can put on their site to cause them embarrasement? 

content created and posted on http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/ and if found anywhere else, you're just getting a poor copy of the original by a lazy bastard. Trailer Tail, fuel efficiency improvement through aerodynamics



seen while driving from Las Vegas to Barstow

Certified to deliver 6.6% fuel efficiency gains at 65 mph based on SAE Type II testing validated by the U.S. EPA, sufficient for standalone compliance with 2010 CARB regulations for trailer aerodynamics, and exempt from U.S. DOT length restrictions. http://www.atdynamics.com/trailertail.htm

Created and posted on http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/ ... accept no substitutes from adnascentia!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Jeep is getting funky, and making some unusual models, the Polar Wrangler Unlimited, the Willys Wheeler, and the Wrangler Unlimited Dragon Edition












It's been years since I last saw a Prowler...












Oh, how many years has it been since Mopar took chances and made design statements like the Viper, Prowler, etc? 20 years ago?

Taxi driver in New York sneaks through toll gate 4000 times, owns the MTA 28,000 in tolls for crossing the RFK bridge

Taxi driver, 69-year-old Rodolfo Sanchez, has been charged with stealing more than $28,000 from the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) by, “crossing the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Bridge and entering the Midtown Tunnel without making a toll payment on more than four thousand separate occasions by ‘piggybacking’ on cars directly in front of his cab between 2012 and 2014.”

District Attorney Brown says that Mr. Sanchez would tailgate the a vehicle in front of his cab, “thus allowing both vehicles to pass through the toll lane before the barrier came back down.” The New York Times notes that Mr. Sanchez, a Long Island City, Queens resident, if guilty, wouldn’t be the first person to have committed this crime, but, “no single driver appeared to have ever been caught making quite so many free trips.”

Prosecutors caught Mr. Sanchez when MTA Bridges and Tunnels Director of E-ZPass Maintenance Joseph Gugliero discovered that an expired E-ZPass (an electronic toll-collection device) that had been reported lost was making regular crossings of the RFK Bridge.

Found on http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/taxi-driver-accused-of-tailgating-to-avoid-paying-a-whopping--28k-in-tolls-202911384.html

stolen car is then sold, to a 72 year old for $300, and when the original owner is contacted, lets the old guy keep it. THAT is a good samaritan

Last week, a thief stole a 1993 Chrysler New Yorker from a house in Boonville, Indiana and then sold it to a 72-year-old man for $300, in the rightful owner’s name. The 72-year-old man, however, started to have a nagging feeling that the deal was just too good to be true and so he gave the car’s rightful owner, Derk West, a call after looking him up

Mr. West met up with the 72-year-old who had unwittingly bought his stolen Chrysler and determined the senior citizen needed the vehicle more than he did. As Mr. West told WFIE, “…72-years-old and fixed income. Stuff like that. He was out $300, he was out the money and he was just, really upset. He told us, ‘Too good to be true.’ I just drove the car for several years as a work car…By the time it was over, I worked it out, I just wound up giving him the car. He needed it worse than I did.”

And the bastard that stole the car was captured by cops "was caught because he had signed the receipt using his social security number."

Found on http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/man-allows-72-year-old-who-unwittingly-bought-his-stolen-car-keep-it-171117743.html

GE attempts to cash in on "Back to the Future" instead of making an innovative fresh commercial

SAFETY NEWSFLASH: 2.6 million GM vehicles have been recalled since February, 13 people known dead, in 32 crashes, due to a 1 dollar switch

At least 13 deaths in Saturn Ions, Chevrolet Cobalts and other models have been linked to the faulty ignition switches, which are prone to being bumped or jostled into accessory mode while cars are still moving. That can shut off engines and disable power steering, power brakes and airbags.

The company is facing numerous lawsuits over the vehicles, on behalf of individuals injured or killed in crashes or customers who say their cars lost value as a result of the recall.

 Plaintiffs in those cases have accused GM of knowing about the defect for at least a decade, but failing to recall cars until this year.

The case is Silvas v. General Motors, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, No. 14-89.

found on http://news.yahoo.com/u-judge-declines-order-park-now-notices-gm-165837959--sector.html

GM has reported several things that could cause the ignition switch to fail. If the car goes over a hard bump, or if the steering column or ignition switch is suddenly jilted or jarred, or if the weight of the key ring is significant and causes the ignition switch to loosen over time, then the engine may suddenly turn off and the airbags may become disabled.

Traffic deaths caused by such conditions began being reported many years ago, yet GM did not recall the affected vehicles to fix the problem. GM has admitted that it was tracking and following such cases with interest, but still did nothing.
above two paragraphs from http://www.pulaskimiddleman.com/practice-areas/products-liability/gm-recall-lawsuits/?gclid=CJjtj-Xw7L0CFRSPfgod33YAng



GM acknowledges that the faulty ignition switch has been linked to 32 crashes and 13 deaths. 
The design GM ended up choosing to install in vehicles starting in 2003 did not meet GM’s own design specifications for torque, as shown by documents released last week.

Beginning in January, 2014, GM has recalled the following vehicles:
 Buick Enclave – 2008 to 2013 
Chevrolet Cobalt – 2005 to 2010 
Chevrolet HHM – 2006 to 2011 
Chevrolet Traverse – 2009 to 2013 
GMC Acadia – 2008 to 2013 
Opal GT – 2007 Pontiac G5 – 2007 to 2010 
Pontiac Solstice – 2006 to 2010 
Saturn Ion – 2003 to 2007 
Saturn Outlook – 2008 to 2010 

In the wake of further studies it is possible that GM may recall additional models soon. Additionally, it has been reported that the faulty ignition switches could have been repaired for less than $1 each.


“We now know, from Engineering Drawings and Documents submitted to the U.S. Congress by General Motors, the company created two competing designs for the ignition switch on the 2003 Saturn Ion and later models including the Chevrolet Cobalt and other recalled vehicles,” it says. “But GM chose to use the ignition switch that would fail as your customers were driving innocently on the highway.”

In an interview, Ditlow told NBC News that, based on his 40 years experience in the auto industry reading engineering and cost documents, he can reach no other conclusion other than that GM opted for the shorter part because of the price.

The new allegation against GM came Wednesday morning in a joint letter to GM CEO Mary Barra from Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, and Joan Claybrook, former administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and former executive director of Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization.