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Security Camera Catches Brazen Thieves Stealing Trans Am WS6

Sometimes, when we see a criminal in action, we’re led to think that if they put the amount of effort into doing something good for themselves that they do in stealing all of the hard work of people who did go out and do something good for themselves, they be in a pretty good spot in life.
However, as surely as the world turns, there are people out there looking to snatch up things that don’t belong to them and this time, we take a look at some security camera footage that catches a thief in action doing exactly that as he slips in and steals a Pontiac Trans Am WS6 in just a minute or two.
Check out the footage below that shows you how quickly an experienced criminal can drop by your house and steal your car, especially one without modern security features. The footage would never lead to an arrest from the 2013 incident but the owner claims that his insurance company was mighty generous, paying out more than he did on the car that he’d only had the pleasure of owning for two weeks.

Skilled Machine Operator Removes his Stuck CAT D6N from Muddy Creek

Sometimes, you don’t need a lot of info to tell a story! All we know about this video is that somewhere along the Crow Creek in Marshall County Illinois, this CAT operator found himself stuck. It’s easy to see how he found himself in this situation, as there are very few places you can’t go in a D6N, so one wouldn’t expect to get stuck crossing a relatively narrow creek.
However, the bottom was apparently a little deeper than expected and looks to be extremely soft mud, a combination that spelled “s-t-u-c-k” for this driver. However, knowing he’s operating one of the most capable machines on the planet gives the operator the confidence to work out a solution. Using his blade attachment as an anchor of sorts, the driver methodically works his way backwards, stepping the blade a few feet at a time while constantly churning the tracks to keep the hefty machine moving.
After a few moments, the tracks grab firmer land and bite, pulling the CAT from its mucky mess and driving right out of the creek. This operator definitely showed a lot of poise and creative thinking with his use of the blade. He definitely deserves some credit for rescuing his machine from this sticky situation!

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Street Outlaws Returns!

 

In a couple of days, the crew that started it all returns to breathe some life back into your Monday nights! This coming Monday, May 28th, Street Outlaws returns to the airwaves with an all new season, and if this teaser preview is any indication, it’s going to be a wild ride!
David “Bird” Jones, who we’ve seen on the show several times, is lined up for a race with Barry Nicholson in a battle of badass, big-inch, flame-throwing nitrous cars that, if all goes according to plan, should be a great race. Both Jones’ Night Moves racing Firebird and Nicholson’s Godfather Camaro have massive nitrous injected powerplants that are huffing huge shots of giggle gas and roll on big tires out back to put down as much of the horsepower as possible.
After a little background on their race, the cars line up and throw down, launching hard and staying close enough that the race could go either way. As Bird begins to pull out front, things take a literal turn for the worse for The Godfather when the suddenly loses traction and makes a hard turn into Jones’ lane. Barry is unable to reel the car in and can do nothing but hang on as wicked black Camaro exits the road and starts to barrel roll across the grassy area beside the street.
You can see the car being torn apart as it tumbles, with cameras inside and outside the car capturing the carnage in horrifying detail. The car comes to a stop, hardly recognizable as a car except for the roll cage, which did its job and protected Barry, leaving him with some injuries, but able to eventually return to action.
Tune in to Discovery Channel Monday night at 8pm eastern time to catch the first episode of the new season!

Jeep Owner Trolls Double Parked Nissan, Met with an Unlikely Plot Twist

When you park in a parking lot and decide that it’ll be a good idea to take up more than one spot, prepare to be trolled on. We aren’t taking sides with either party here because this one could be argued either way. There certainly were more spots to park in but on the other hand, this park job was downright terrible and when you do something like this, there’s a good chance that somebody is going to scope you out and try to mess with you as they see your car draped across several parking spots at the same time.
This time, we check out a situation that has the driver behind the wheel of a Nissan taking up more than his fair share of space and a Jeep Wrangler driver who decides to take the opportunity to mess with him by parking super close and getting out of his ride to go and film the driver’s reaction. They were so ready to see the driver of the sports car come out and get aggravated.
All that’s left to do is watch and wait on the driver to come back out to assess the situation and see how he will react to the Jeep that’s parked literally inches from the side of the car. Luckily for this guy, though, the car just so happens to be right-hand drive which allows him to hop in and drive away, something that we’re sure the Jeep driver hadn’t consiered.
Check out the video below that approaches this sticky situation and be sure to tell us what you think about how both of these people acted. You could really argue that either of them was in the wrong with the way that they acted here but watching the byproduct is truly an entertaining time.

The Grandma Everyone Wished They Had… Meet Margaret Alley And Her All-Original 1966 Shelby G.T. 350!

If there’s one thing that maybe some people don’t get about those who are infatuated with the automobile, it’s that it’s not always about just the car itself. Sometimes, or should we say, most of the time, when someone has an infatuation with a car, it’s usually accompanied by some type of story. Sure, wrenching on a car or truck can be a good time but when you throw in the mix all the memories that go along with that vehicle that has accompanied you everywhere, it really helps to enhance the explanation of why people can be so consumed by their vehicles.
Now, for many of us, being able to own an all original 1966 Shelby GT350 would be a dream but for Margaret Alley, she’s living out that dream with the all-original machine still boasting much of its luster. As we’ve previously touched on, it’s definitely not all about the car as she definitely has some stories that go right along with the machine that dreams are made of. We’re absolutely loving every moment of it as she digs into this car and tells us all about what it is that makes the insanely spotless 1966 Shelby an exciting piece of Americana that really has managed to steal her heart.

If you follow along with the video below, be ready to watch not only the timeline of such a machine and how it has gotten to the point where it is today but also some of the stories that go alongside this ride that has accompanied her and stayed by her side over the decades.

I think that, if someone were to need a dictionary to explain to them why exactly anyone would have a bond with an automobile, this video might break down the wall and make it just a little bit easier to understand.

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The Old Car Was Hidden Underground For 50 Years!

Time capsules are an amazing way to preserve moments in time for future generations. Whether it stays sealed for 10, 20, or 50 years, a time capsule is a fun way to capture the public’s attention. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the burying end or digging one up and cracking it open, the whole spectacle is a lot of fun to be a part of.

The state of Oklahoma decided to bury a time capsule on the state’s 50th birthday, and in typical Midwestern fashion, they went BIG. Instead of gathering some culturally significant items and sealing them in a vault, they decided to bury a whole car with the aforementioned items locked in the trunk. This, of course, did an excellent job of drawing the public out to the event, as you can see in the archived footage from the day the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere was buried.

Fifty years later in 2007, the vault was opened to reveal a less-than-ideal sight. The car’s home for the last half century had been built to withstand a nuclear blast, but it wasn’t built to keep out water. It’s no secret that cars and water don’t mix, especially when the water reached as high as the car’s roof, filling the interior and even the engine with water. As you can imagine, the car was in a sad state when it was plucked from its grave.

The engine was seized up and many parts of the car had simply disintegrated during its years under water. However, with some extreme care and attention to detail, the car was restored to a reasonably presentable shape. However, the restoration process was halted at that point, leaving the car in a shameful state of limbo and with no permanent home.

For years, the car’s owners tried and failed to find a proper place for the car to be displayed, but it wasn’t until last year that a museum in Illinois accepted the car. It should be on display sometime this year for the public to enjoy.

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Top-Speed Testing in Germany

A lot of people might not realize it but if you’re a performance person who loves the art of going fast, now is a great time to be alive, especially if your forte is American cars. You see, I think that pretty much everybody knows that in the 90s, America really had a struggle of a time when it came to putting together a decent automobile and this wasn’t only in the sector that would appeal to the most general consumer but also down the alley of performance. I’m not sure about you but I feel like the cars that were produced by the good old US of A in the early 90s could sometimes leave a lot to be desired.
Not to fear, though! As the late 90s and 2000s would come around, America would really start stepping up their game, cranking out cars that were of a little bit higher quality and also put into place some engine combinations that were more reliable and were able to make some serious power on stock components.
As time would go on, we would see more and more progress being made as the end of the first decade of the 2000s would bring some pretty amazing machines and they have only been getting better ever since, only to just now really come into their own where many would argue that some of the flagships that you will find from companies like Chevrolet really punch above their weight class, coming in at real world prices and really slapping European and Japanese automakers in the face, shaking up theIndustry a little bit and lighting a fire under everybody’s rear end in the name of doing better.

This is where we sit now, as we check out the latest rendition of the Chevrolet Corvette with the C7 ZR1. It’s time to stop the speculation and see what this thing can do as it heads out for a top speed run.

*SPOILERS* It eclipses the 200 mph mark with EASE!

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Hero Caught Giving Finger To Speed Cameras Thrown In Jail For Laser Jammer

Speed cameras are an intrusion of a fascistic surveillance state on the motoring public, but perhaps even worse than that, they don’t make roads any safer. They’re just a money grab. But when one heroic British motorist decided he’d had enough with The Man, hooked up a laser jammer and gave those cameras the finger, he was rewarded with eight months in jail for his public service.

The sniveling ninnies over at the North Yorkshire police even seemed proud of their actions, crowing that Timothy Hill, a dignified man of 67 years, was “perverting the course of justice” and thus was some sort of criminal:

The so-called North Yorkshire “police” went on to say in a press release that:

today he was jailed for eight months at Teesside Crown Court and banned from driving for a year for perverting the course of justice.

Hill drove past North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety camera vans on the A19 near Easingwold, Thirsk and Crathorne on three occasions in December.

On all three occasions, he was photographed gesturing at the camera with his middle finger. Police also detected a laser jammer on his white Range Rover.

Here in the United States (God’s Country), giving the cops a piece of your beautiful mind isn’t considered a crime, and technically it’s not in the United Kingdom, either. The issue apparently revolves around the jammer, as it screws up the entire money-grubbing purpose of the money-grubbing cameras.

But apparently the one-fingered salute didn’t help:

Traffic Constable Andrew Forth, who led the investigation for North Yorkshire Police, said afterward: “If you want to attract our attention, repeatedly gesturing at police camera vans with your middle finger while you’re driving a distinctive car fitted with a laser jammer is an excellent way to do it.

Free Timothy Hill, a Hero, who knows that speed cameras don’t work.

And here’s the video of him in action…

 

RIP Annette Carrion! WARNING To All Motorcycle Riders!

It’s no secret that motorcycles are dangerous, and even the most experienced of riders can fall victim to the adrenaline fueled hobby of riding. When we heard a few weeks back about the passing of popular YouTube bike vlogger Annette Carrion, we knew we had lost one of the good ones. Annette was a beautiful person inside and out and did a lot of work toward helping the image of motorcycling as a hobby and a motorsport, working especially hard to motivate other women to join her in the two-wheeled world.
According to the police report, Annette’s fatal accident occurred because she took a curve at too high a speed and was unable to keep the bike in the roadway. While Carrion was obviously an experienced and proficient rider, she could have been unfamiliar with this particular section of roadway, or simply rode into the curve too hard and was unable to slow enough to make a controlled turn.
Her momentum carried her off the side of the road and down an embankment. She was thrown off of her bike during the tumble and then fell over a 50 foot drop. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident.
Annette is survived by five siblings, her boyfriend Jimmy Busak, and ten nieces and nephews. However, Carrion also leaves behind a legacy in the motorcycling community. She worked tirelessly to promote riding and her fellow riders in a positive light to help reduce the stigma that many riders face of being careless and dangerous. She was especially interested in seeing more females suiting up and riding, since the hobby is a predominantly male community.

This video from fellow YouTuber CycleCruza offers some tips on riding safely, as well as a few options to ride in areas that are safer than public roadways, such as hitting the track or off-road riding. He also makes some great points about the rest of the world around us being a scary place to live, which is very true.

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84-Month Auto Loans Are Becoming More Common Because You People Can’t Stop Buying Trucks

Naturally, the industry’s responding by helping more buyers continue to stretch their wallets.

Here’s more from Bloomberg:

More than two-thirds of U.S. auto sales are now light trucks, which includes pickups and SUVs, and new-fangled tech inside them has helped drive prices to record highs of more than $35,000. While this has helped automakers mint money even as total industry sales slip, it also means the debt burden on consumers is getting heavier. Lenders are stretching out loan terms to keep monthly payments manageable and help dealers close sales.

Sounds great for the automakers. But with interest rates rising, someone needs to come up with a solution to keep sales flowing.

“I don’t think we’re going to see any reduction in terms until we see changes in pricing or what consumers are buying,” said Melinda Zabritski, a senior director at Experian. “If anything, we’re starting to see more lenders who would previously do a 72- or 75- move into the 84-month loan category.

Seven years to keep the same, quickly depreciating car. It’s quite an arrangement. But the industry’s scrambling. Recently, Bloomberg noted that subprime car buyers—which comprise 20-25 percent of auto sales, and helped the industry hit record sales in 2017, thanks to their efforts to offer loose credit—are simply disappearing from the new showrooms.

I know larger vehicles are more fuel efficient nowadays, so if gas prices were to spike or if the economy hit a recession, maybe things wouldn’t be as bad as they were a decade ago. But this certainly seems to be trending in a bad direction for the industry and, more importantly, consumers who could wind up stuck with too expensive of loans they can’t afford.

Update (1:27 p.m.): We switched the top shot from F150s to Rams, as Bloomberg’s story explicitly points out that Ram trucks have the average longest loan terms in 2017.

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It’s a Truck, It’s a Snowcat! No, It’s a GMC Sierra HD All Mountain Snow Truck!

Deep down inside of us in the part that never grew up, I think that many of us have a soft spot for those utility based trucks that look like they can do a little bit of everything, not hesitating even for a second when we try and throw some difficult terrain in their direction as they take us over snow, mud, and rock alike as they show their muscle while carrying passengers, cargo, and whatever else you can manage to fit on board. Knowing that you have the ability to conquer whatever lies in your path is definitely a good feeling and in this one, we get to check out a vehicle that looks like you can do just that.
No matter how awesome your 4×4 is, there’s a good chance that if you throw a whole ton of snow in front of it, that it’s not going to be able to make its way through. In this situation, it might be a good idea to throw some tracks on it and let it go to town, providing much more surface area for the vehicle to sit on so that it can get traction little bit easier. While tires, no matter how aggressive they are, might dig down and spin freely in the mud, tracks are sure to put a little bit more rubber In contact with the areas that are needed to gain momentum.
If you follow along down in the video below, you’ll get an inside look at the new GMC Sierra HD. When combined with a set of tracks, the truck looks to be almost unstoppable the way that they have this one hooked up will probably, more likely than not, make this truck find a way straight into your heart. Obviously, everybody has their preference in pickup trucks but if this wasn’t your first choice, after watching a video like this, you might be just taking a second look.

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Watch the Devel Sixteen launch in the desert

While most of the automotive industry business themselves with how to make the perfect electric car, for some the glamour of a traditional fuel engine hasn’t lost its shine. This is true for Devel Sixteen, a Dubai based automotive startup that has ambitious plans to build a 320-mph supercar powered by a quad-turbo, 12.3-liter V16 engine.
While most people seem to think they are overreaching in their goals, it looks like they are about to prove some of the haters wrong. The fairly secretive company has released a very very brief look at a prototype accelerating down a road in a desert landscape.
The video description says the shot is of the prototype moving at low boost and at just 20 percent throttle. But the car certainly takes off with some serious power. The video is too agonizingly short for any real analysis of the car and its potential but the car makers have got a good grounding with engineer Paolo Garella and drag racing engine builder Steve Morris Engines in their corner.
Devel Motors started in 2006 with the beginnings of their ideas. The company has steadily grown with various milestones reached along the way. Devel certainly seems to have the money and the skills to build the car of their dream, we just have to be patient and wait.
Via: Devel Sixteen