31st August 2009

The World’s Ugliest Car

It’s an age old question, but one I never grow tired of considering: Just what is the ugliest car ever built.  I’m not talking about a one-off, homebuilt special that some crackpot put together in his backyard.  I’m interested in the ones that were (supposedly) the work of an OEM or independent design team, and then approved by an (allegedly) intellegent bunch of product people and execs. 

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31st August 2009

Ford to supply own Super Duty diesel engines

Ford Motor Co. today announced plans to produce its own diesel engine for Ford Super Duty pickups.

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31st August 2009

Sell the house, cancel donations: A grimmer retirement for execs

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31st August 2009

Brian McClelland Sprint winner at Kennedale Speedway Park


Photo credit: Steve Wilson
Brian McClelland holding the first place trophy.


By Don Cook
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Kennedale Speedway Park (Kennedale)
Aug. 28 (Friday)


Brian McClelland, a former ASCS Sooner Region champion, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, won the American Sprint Car Series Lone Star Region 25-lap feature at Kennedale Speedway Park Friday night. Starting on the front row, Brian and Skip Wilson battled back and forth for the lead until Travis Rilat took over the lead about halfway through the race. Rilat was looking like a winner until he had to drop out due to mechanical problems with only a few laps to go. Brian regained the lead and never looked back. This was the first win for veteran car owner Ronnie Davis since Brian joined him a few weeks ago. The top five finishers were Skip Wilson, Kolt Walker, Eric Baldaccini and ASCS Lone Star points leader Kevin Ramey. The ASCS Lone Star Region moved across the fence to Cowtown Speedway on Saturday.



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31st August 2009

News & Rants: Momosphere: 8.28.09

How to Screw-Up Mac and Cheese; DadGoneMad.com
As the mother of two young boys and the wife of an excellent cook, I think it’s important that kids learn how to cook. I’ve known too many adults who are at a loss in the kitchen. Of course, I’m not perfect. My husband recently banned me from roasting chicken after I’d undercooked it again. We all make mistakes when cooking and I think that’s why I find this post by Danny Evans of DadGoneMad to be so funny. Danny writes about one of his first attempts as a teen to make dinner for his family. After reading this post you’ll think twice before digging into a bowl of macaroni and cheese.

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31st August 2009

Porsche disappears 2010 inventory from dealer websites

VW has dreams of moving 150,000 Porsches per year by 2012. Meanwhile, Stuttgart’s finest is struggling with a nightmare market. Porsche spokesman Tony Fouladapour told TTAC that the automaker’s franchised dealers are now holding more than a 100 days’ worth of 911s, Caymans and Boxsters. (That’s up from the 92-day supply reported by Automotive News for August 1.) Not to mention the 100 to 150 box-fresh units already heading stateside. Responding to the glut, Porsche’s pulled 2010 inventories from all their dealers’ websites; some 273 Porkers have disappeared into the ether. Or is that from the ether? Either way, Porsche’s hit delete on all but a few ’10 special editions (e.g., the GT3 and Cayenne S Transsyberia). When will the 2010s return to cyberspace (or any other marketing venue)? “When the inventory situation improves.” To that end, the brand’s launched “The Porsche Moment”: 1.9 percent financing. [Thanks to The Comedian for the heads-up.]

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