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  • First They Came for the Muscle Cars .....

    01/19/2021 8:51:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 135 replies ^ | By Eric - September 21, 2020
    You had to be there to remember – and to understand – so here’s a refresher. In 1964, group of young Pontiac engineers created the GTO by pairing an expensive big-car’s engine with an inexpensive medium-sized car – thereby creating the first mass-market muscle car. Which was mass-market because it wasn’t just about muscle. That had been done before, by Chrysler (letter series cars) and Oldsmobile, too. What made the GTO different – and dangerous, in the view of a certain kind of killjoy – was that it was cheap. Or at least, affordable. You didn’t have to be a...
  • 1969 Dodge Charger R/T (no audio)

    05/22/2019 7:20:24 PM PDT · by ETL · 60 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 30, 2018
    BlueLineClassics Published on Apr 30, 2018
  • 1,000 hp Dodge 'Hellephant' V8 is ready to resurrect your classic car

    10/31/2018 2:41:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 129 replies
    FOX News ^ | By Gary Gastelu
    Dodge has summoned another monster from the underworld. The latest is a new 1,000 hp engine called the “Hellephant” that’s based on the brand’s Hellcat supercharged V8 and will be offered as a crate motor for custom car builders next year. Its name is a tip of the hat to the original “Elephant” 426 Hemi V8 from the 1960s, and the new engine features an aluminum block with a bigger bore and stroke than the 376 cubic-inch Hellcat’s that brings it up to a historically appropriate 426 cubic-inches. The engine mixes parts from the engines found in the Dodge Challenger...
  • Israeli Firm Says It Can Recharge Your Phone In 30 Seconds

    11/24/2014 7:37:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/24/2014 | ORI LEWIS AND RINAT HARASH, REUTERS
    TEL AVIV (Reuters) - An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries. Using nano-technology to synthesize artificial molecules, Tel Aviv-based StoreDot says it has developed a battery that can store a much higher charge more quickly, in effect acting like a super-dense sponge to soak up power and retain it. While the prototype is currently far too bulky for a mobile phone, the company believes it will be ready by 2016 to...
  • California teen invents device that could charge a cell phone in 20 seconds

    05/21/2013 7:24:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    SFGate ^ | 05/21/2013
    Now here’s the invention that we’ve all been waiting for: A device that instantly charges our cell phones. A gadget like this might soon be on its way thanks to a bright 18-year-old from Saratoga, Calif., who was recently honored at an international science fair. Eesha Khare is the mind behind a super-powerful and tiny gizmo that packs more energy into a small space, delivers a charge more quickly, and holds that charge longer than the typical battery. Khare showed off her so-called super-capacitor last week at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz. In her demonstration,...
  • A Camp Stove And A Generator

    11/05/2012 5:04:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 5, 2012 | Sam Rolley
    Whether you’re a prepper or an outdoor enthusiast who likes to get away from the modern world for days at a time, you know that there are still a pesky few electronic devices that you would like to keep charged even when a power source is miles away. There are several options like solar panels and hand cranks for providing off-grid power; but often — for preppers and backpackers alike — space is a major concern when already packing a heft of gear. A new camp stove design by a company called BioLite, however, can help you keep your pack...
  • Volt Customer Advisory Board Member Runs Into Charger Issues

    10/24/2010 7:31:35 AM PDT · by 6SJ7 · 52 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | October 23, 2010 | Edward Niedermeyer
    When I embarked on the Volt press launch, I made a public promise to keep my impressions of the car itself separate from concerns about its overall viability. My review of the Volt is coming on Monday, but a new issue is already raising its head to confront GM’s extended-range electric car. The Volt’s home charger costs $490 on top of the Volt’s $41,000 (pre-tax credit) price, and costs another $1,500 to install. But, according to BNet’s Jim Motavelli, money isn’t the only obstacle to obtaining the home charger that’s necessary to tap the Volt’s 40 miles of electric range....
  • ALAMEDA COUNTY: Man charged in Perata carjack, and shooting of boy playing piano

    08/12/2008 7:51:30 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 67+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/12/8 | Henry K. Lee
    2 others also indicted in theft of senator's red Dodge Charger - An Alameda County grand jury has indicted an Oakland man on charges that he carjacked state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata and, 12 days later, fired the shots that paralyzed a 10-year-old boy practicing the piano, authorities said Monday. In addition to Jared Adams, 25, two other defendants were indicted in connection with the Perata case, court records show. The indictment, handed down late last month, allows prosecutors to take the case directly to trial. On Dec. 29, carjackers stole Perata's state-issued red 2006 Dodge Charger as...
  • Hand Cranked Cell Phone Charger

    04/06/2007 10:44:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies · 1,127+ views ^ | 04/04/2007 | Lloyd Alter
    We have shown many solar phone chargers, but the sun isn't always shining when you need to make a call. We have seen crank-up chargers as well, but we like this combination flashlight and crankup charger for cell phones for a lot of reasons: 1) it is good emergency backup (designed in Japan for earthquakes and other disasters) 2) it has built in red and white LEDs for additional emergency use, which can be set to white to act as a flashlight or flashing red as an emergency beacon; 3) with cellphone bills as high as they are, one...
  • NYPD beefs up with new cruisers

    08/16/2006 1:14:02 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 106 replies · 1,643+ views
    AM New York ^ | 08-15-2006 | Justin Rocket Silverman
    The direct descendant of the 1969 Dodge Charger that Bo and Luke used to tear up the back roads of Hazzard County is poised to do the same on the boulevards of New York. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced Monday the department would be testing 15 flashy new 2006 Dodge Chargers on regular patrols, giving the NYPD a new top speed of 150 mph. The cars go from 0 to 60 in 6.5 seconds and stop much faster than NYPD's current fleet of Chevrolet Impalas and Ford Crown Victorias, which max out at 110 mph. They also get better gas...
  • Duke, Where's My Car? (Dukes of Hazzard Update)

    02/08/2005 7:25:02 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 57 replies · 6,891+ views
    readjdm ^ | February 8, 2005 | jdm
    I have to admit the upcoming Dukes of Hazzard movie has a strong supporting cast. Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville will play the good old boys, Bo and Luke Duke. Willie Nelson will play Uncle Jesse. Burt Reynolds is the surprising, yet promising, choice for Boss Hogg. And, finally, Jessica Simpson will step off the set of her made-for-TV marriage and into some short shorts as the Pride of Hazzard County, Daisy Duke. Granted, most movies based on old shows pack as much punch as Newfound Glory singing Celine Dion,but, so far, this one's looking pretty good. Everything rests...
  • Flag-Wavering

    01/04/2005 3:00:22 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 24 replies · 1,002+ views ^ | 24-Dec-2004 | Ed Driscoll
    Talk about a tempest in a teacup (that's had a shot of Southern Comfort poured in it). I was clicking through the Internet Movie Database, when I came across this thread, which begins with an African-American moviegoer absolutely unloading on the upcoming remake of The Dukes of Hazzard. Like all recent Hollywood big screen remakes of '70s TV shows, the finished product will of course, be somewhere between mediocre and craptacular, and quickly forgotten. But as the readers of the IMDB illustrated, adapting the Dukes presents a special challenge to its filmmakers, the Wall Street Journal reports (subscription may...
  • Dukes of Hazzard car for sale

    05/16/2003 6:43:22 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 49 replies · 10,807+ views
    Aw Shucks! ^ | May 15, 2003 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Here's your chance to purchase a real drive-able piece of kitschy TV memorabilia.A real "Dukes of Hazzard" General Lee, one of hundreds used in the show and, according to the seller, one of 17 verifiably sold by Warner Brothers, the show's producer.Association with a television show, movie or historical event can add greatly to the value of even the most plebeian vehicles. (More of those later.) In the case of the General Lee, the fact that the car is a Chrysler (DCX: Research, Estimates) "muscle car" from the late 1960s or early '70s also adds to...