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Female BMW owners wear sexy lingerie

An interesting study, lol.

Tags: female, bmw, european, funny, odd, other

Female BMW owners wear sexy lingerie
Marketed under the name, “Petrosexual drivers”, a term used to describe a person who is obsessed with cars (the Urban Dictionary said it, not us), it was commissioned by Carmony.co.uk, an used car seller in the United Kingdom.

The study was of course based on an UK demographic, so it might not apply to the rest of the world, but nonetheless, the findings are……let’s just say….amusing.

Here are some of the highlights:

* Women are still most likely to name their cars
* Women are becoming more knowledgeable when it comes to knowing the difference between a coupe and a hatchback for example
* “Boy Racers” are still Subaru’s fans, while the “Sunday Drivers” enjoy their station wagons.
* Muddy boots are most likely to be found in the trunk of a MINI
* MINI drivers are the least likely to workout
* Females that drive a BMW are most likely to wear sexy lingerie
* “One in 20 (5 percent) of male BMW drivers wear a thong and eight percent of older men are more likely to go commando!” ( Now that really made us burst in tears of laugh)
* One in ten think their vehicle choice makes them seem more intelligent

Source: BMW Blog

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Dodge Challenger causes hour delay in traffic

Your tax dollars at work!

Tags: dodge, challenger, odd, news, other

Dodge Challenger causes hour delay in traffic
The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 has been making touring the U.S. auto shows for a few months now, but apparently the new hasn't worn completely off yet. A Challenger SRT8 piloted by Chrysler Canada CEO Reid Bigland caused an hour delay at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel as the border patrol checked out the new ride.

The Chrysler exec was traveling from his Ontario office to his Detroit office when the incident occurred. Apparently the border patrol inspected every inch of the car before letting it pass, causing an hour delay for everyone behind Bigland.

But despite the attention the car received, Bigland didn't garner much attention. "They checked out everything but my ID," Bigland told The Detroit News.

Source: LeftlaneNews

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California Police raid car meet, Issue Tickets

Guess there is no real crime to worry about if they are going after car people.

Tags: california, government, modding, other

California Police raid car meet, Issue TicketsUsing $503,000 in federal and state gas tax revenue to pay for overtime, nine police agencies in Riverside, California sent more than one hundred police officers to surround a gathering of automotive enthusiasts. Owners of imported sport compact cars had gathered at the Canyon Crossing shopping center on Friday night to swap stories, talk about their passion for cars and show off the latest enhancements to their rides. At around 11pm police surprised participants by blocking all exits with fifty police cruisers. Officers then began a warrantless search and interrogation operation of the 150 vehicles that were present.

"If you're not into street racing, why would you need that?" Riverside Police Traffic Sergeant Skip Showalter asked an enthusiast during a similar crackdown last year. "Why would you want more power going to your car?"

Police issued a total of forty-eight tickets for "engine modifications" with police accusing the owners of the parked vehicles of being street racers. Another fifty tickets were issued for paperwork violations, dark window tinting and lack of a front license plate. The most revenue, however, will be generated from the fees imposed on twenty vehicles that were confiscated. Despite labeling the parking lot raid as taking place at a "street racing venue," Riverside Police offered no evidence that any street racing actually took place.

Across the state, gas tax funds are regularly used to fund similar crackdowns that generate big revenue. In 2004, the California Highway Patrol issued a total of 101,553 "modified car" citations worth $10.5 million according to CHP data obtained by TheNewspaper.

Other law enforcement agencies participating in Friday night's raid included the California Highway Patrol, Riverside County Sheriff's Department, and police from Baldwin Park, Fontana, Irwindale, Moreno Valley, Ontario and Mount San Jacinto Community College.

Source: The Newspaper

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Boyd Coddington, Hot Rod King, Dead At Age 63

Tags: boyd coddington, wheels, other

Boyd Coddington, Hot Rod King, Dead At Age 63
World-renowned tuner and hot rod king Boyd Coddington died at 6:20 am this morning. The cause of death is still unknown. Coddington, founder of Boyds Wheels and designer of prize-winning custom cars, had recently been hospitalized twice for an undisclosed medical condition. Although he was though to be in recovery, rumors of his untimely death began circulating today throughout the forums. A spokesperson for Boyd Coddington's corporation has confirmed to Jalopnik that those rumors are true. The company will be releasing a statement later today.

Source: Jalopnik

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A New Way to Modify: Aerocivic to Improve MPG

Tags: honda, civic, ecomodder, import, other

A New Way to Modify: Aerocivic to Improve MPG
Everyone has different hobbies. Some like going fast in a straight line, others rather rip it around the corners. This group of modders chose to do something completely different: reduce drag and save gas. By definition, I guess you could consider these people a bunch of tree-hugging liberal hippies. Nonetheless, you must give credit where credit is due - these guys are going to extreme measures to reduce drag and have a more efficient automobile.

As is the case with this 1992 Honda Civic CX. This ecomodder can careless about how he looks as he is really trying to prove a point about aerodynamics and how much of it plays a role in drag. With his off-the-wall modding, the owner experienced approximate mileage on a flat road at 85F: 95mpg at 30 to 65mph, 85mpg at 70mph, 65mpg at 80mph, 50mpg at 90mph. More info can be viewed at the source!

Source: EcoModder

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Mustang Cologne

Tags: ford, mustang, cologne, odd, other

Mustang Cologne
Finally starting to show up in stores, we get the pleasure of announcing Mustang cologne. Your friends will ask where you got it; girls will think you're a loser for buying cologne that matches your car.

If you're interested in this stuff, they carry it at Sears, JC Penney and Kohl's. Let us know if it Fails On Research and Development.

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Ford Gets Baked and Wants to Make Hemp Car

Tags: ford, odd, domestic

Ford Gets Baked and Wants to Make Hemp Car
Rather than beat themselves up for sluggish sales, they decided to take the "high" path and explore a past idea of making a car using hemp. This isn't the first time either, believe it or not, as this idea was thought of by Henry Ford himself back in the 1940's.

A deal struck by UK’s Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Ford UK and Hemcore, a company that grows cannabis plants, will attempt to develop a recyclable vehicle with materials made from hemp. British Ministers are totally down with the idea and are planning on investing more than $1million to support this idea.

The process will blend polypropylene and hemp, which will then be molded into body panels. Not only are they lighter, but they are actually pretty damn durable. It was even reported that the mixture can withstand ten times that of normal steel.

We'll let you know how this goes, that is, if they don't get side-tracked and get the munchies.

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New Ambulance in Calgary Made to Transfer Obese

Tags: canada, wtf, odd, other

New Ambulance in Calgary Made to Transfer Obese
Well it looks like Canada beat the American fat asses to the punch. A new ambulance in Calgary, Alberta, is specifically designed to accommodate patients weighing up to 452 kg (1,000 lbs). The "bariatric response team" is the first of its kind in Canada.

Specially trained paramedics will be used to deal with obese patients on a modified ambulance vehicle. A hydraulic lift system will assist in brining patients into the ambulance, while reducing the risk of injury to medical personnel. It also has an air mattress that will make it easier to move obese patients around.

The ambulance modifications cost $30,000. That's a lot of double cheeseburgers. Talk to you later, I'm going to hell.

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Corvette Hatred Taken to an Extreme

Tags: corvette, domestic, odd

Corvette Hatred Taken to an Extreme
Taken from a messageboard, a member shares a picture and his experience at a local car show being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"So im at the Ft. lauderdale car show here in florida checking out all the new up comming cars. Including the Ron Fellows Z06 that is absolutley georgous. And as im leaving i stop to go to the bathroom and as i walk in i can smell someone left a fresh one. As im peeing i look at the ground to see poop on the floor in the stall next to me. I finish up and walk around to see what happen and this is what was drawn on the wall in actual human poop..........."

Quite a shitty attitude, I'd say, that this bathroom lad had about Corvettes.

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Swiss Wheel-Chairs Attract Hot Chicks

They see me rollin, they hatin.. riding wheel-chair dirty.

Tags: funny, odd, other

Swiss Wheel-Chairs Attract Hot Chicks
Okay, so the attracting of hot chicks was a lie. But, we're sure there are hot chicks in Sweden and you bet that the guy shelling out 4,000 francs ($3,300) for these chairs will probably land said hot chicks.

These were spied by the crew at Winding Road at the Geneva Auto Show in the auto accessories hall. Designed by Emosign, a Swiss design firm, these “Evolution One” wheel-chairs could get a blind man's attention.

Whoever can shell out that kind of dough for a chair has the options to choose a color along with whichever 18-19" wheel the chair should sit on.

I'm sure a crib on "MTV Cribs" will have one of these eventually.

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From the Creators of the Rubiks Cube

On a scale of One to Ugly, I rate this Gary Busey.

Tags: deutch, odd, funny, ebay

From the Creators of the Rubiks CubeAgain with the ridiculous stuff on ebay. I know 6-8 years ago it was funny/cool to sell dumb things on ebay like "For Sale: One slightly used Kleenex". That was funny at the time, but its 2007. This stuff just isn't funny anymore.

I know I could translate the ebay ad on some free translator website, but why? There might be some reasonable explanation, and he might only be selling it because he needs to pay for his dying mothers hospital bill. I don't want to know that because then I can't be a jerk about it.

And he was nice enough to leave two methods of contact. One was his email and apparently, if you want, you can call his gas station...
"Mobil 0172 9199111"

Hàcktünè bàby.

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What Every Road Trip Needs - Horntones

Instant humor with the touch of a button.

Tags: funny, odd, other

What Every Road Trip Needs - Horntones
Road rage just got a bit more humorous. Introducing Horntones, a car horn customization tool that allows you to upload audio files that can be later used when on the road to scare, bewilder, and confuse other drivers. Genius.

After purchasing the $150 unit, simply load on audio files via a USB flash drive and voila - comedy at your fingertips. Forget the lame stock horn. Obscenities are just the beginning of all the endless possibilities that can be thought up when programming your very own. We already can see, "Move bitch, get out the way" making its way onto a Horntones unit.

Their website is under construction, but there's a little additional information that can be had if you make your way there: http://www.horntones.com

Want one? They should be ready to order come April.

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Trusting Robots with Your Ride

Over-congested cities may be able to breathe easier.

Tags: parking, cool, odd

Trusting Robots with Your Ride
Big cities are already looking far ahead into the future in terms of maximizing space due to the over-population that is plaguing large cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Let's face it, we aren't growing smaller as a nation which means parking spaces are going to become less and less plentiful.

The solution, you ask? As soon as next month, the very first robotic parking is opening in Chinatown, part of New York City, in hopes to solve some parking dilemmas that city-goers face. The room they save is pretty amazing, with an apartment-building basement able to squeeze 67 vehicles rather than the conventional 24 parked by humans. Drivers can expect to pay around $400 monthly or $25 per day to use the new robotic facilities.

These aren't the first time these are making an appearance as they are used in a few other countries as means to make room. The very first garage is located in Hoboken, N.J. However, a few unfortunate events including an unoccupied Cadillac Deville dropping six floors in 2004, a Jeep four stories in 2005, and a malfunction that went unrepaired for 26 hours trapped cars inside makes parkers a bit uneasy about the technology.

As long as the technology can be trusted, cities will have to worry less about where to put up the next big ugly parking garage.

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Batmobile For Sale

Batmobile up for auction, sidekick not included.

Tags: television, cool, auction, odd, other

Batmobile For SaleYou don't see one of these up for auction too often. This is one of the four original Batmobiles that were created for the 60's TV series by famous car craftsman George Barris. Starting its life as a 1955 Lincoln Futura, the design cost was roughly $30,000 back in the 1960's to establish the look that is still unique to this day. Built for street use, it was timed by police in a controlled speed run and hit 121 mph.

According to THE SUN (British newspaper), this specific Batmobile will go on sale on by Coys Auctions on the 27th of February at the Royal Horticultural Hall in London.

The auction is expected to top over $148,000. If you were a big Batman fan, here's your chance to fetch a piece of history.

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SMART Cars Scheduled for 2008

DCX thinks SMART will be a hit to US consumers.

Tags: smart, daimlerchrysler, odd, domestic

SMART Cars Scheduled for 2008The smallest production car may be popping up in showrooms as early as 2008, reports are saying. The German microcar, which is owned by DaimlerChrysler, has been struggling to get into the US for quite some time. Thus far, the only presence has been in display-only showrooms in a few big cities. DCX plans on changing this.

A supposed 50-60 dealerships across the states have been contacted for franchising and sales of Smart cars in hopes to make a splash in the consumer-driven market. Rumors have came about that these tiny cars will be available in 2008. Until then, they will reside in Europe and parts of Canada.

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