Anyone who has seen the Back to The Future Series has been waiting patiently for real hoverboards to finally make their way into our world. Unfortunately, we are still waiting and the Mattel branded Hover Board from Back to The Future II is nowhere in sight. But that doesn't mean you can't purchase one from the actual movie set!
PropStore.com has announced a new lot of movie set items that will be coming up for auction in October 2014. Props include things like Alien figures, Batmobiles, and other items used on popular movie sets. If their current auctions are any indication, expect to pay high dollar for these amazing iconic pieces.
Everyone wants a hover board, but be careful, they don't work on water without POWER!?
Information on the October 2014 Movie Set Prop Auction - http://www.propstore.com/liveauction/
There have been a lot of issues and delays with bringing Alfa Romeo to the United States. Thankfully, we are now only months away from seeing the first 4C Alfa Romeo cars hitting the streets of the USA. According to Alfa Romeo, the first 100 4C's will ship to the US by late June or July of 2014.
It's been close to 20 years since Alfa Romeo has been able to sell cars in the US. Even this close to finally having an official product available, details are still being kept secret. For example, where will you be able to buy the Alfa Romeo 4C? There are 2 different dealerships that are being considered, Fiat and Maserati.
The calendar is about to roll over to 2014 and the amazing options on vehicles continues to soar. What's caught my eye today is the Pony Projector, which can be found on new Ford Mustangs. This mirror mounted light projects an image of the iconic Pony onto the ground, other than looking cool, it also serves a purpose.
Have you ever got out of your car at night and stepped square in the middle of a puddle? How about stepping into a big pile of doggy business? This light is designed to show you exactly where your first step out of the Mustang will land. Of course, it also looks bad ass. Check out the Pony Projector images and video below.
Our weather has become more unpredictable nowadays with stronger and more devastating storms hitting our lands. Rain has become deadlier and more often than it used to be in the past. Some claim that this phenomenon is due to what we call Climate Change. Some may agree and some may not. And when we are hit by these natural disasters, we can all agree that these disasters can cause damage, damage to property and damage to lives. When the rain is pouring and flood water is rising, the first thing we don’t want to be submerged is our cars. When flood water reaches our cars, it damages everything and it makes the cars no longer safe to drive. Or worse, the cars are no longer functional due to the damage brought by the water which entered the engine bay. And it’s not a simple problem to deal with. It’s an expensive problem to have, so expensive that you might consider getting a new car instead.
The Wrangler (as seen at PomocoChryslerJeepDodge.com ) is one of the longest standing vehicles Jeep has ever produced. It has been awarded with several recognitions from different organizations due to its uniqueness and performance regardless of the conditions. Like the Cherokee and other similar vehicles manufactured by Jeep, the Wrangler is designed to have its engine bay lifted due to the gap between the chassis and the road which is due to the size of the wheels and the suspension of the vehicle itself. This allows the driver to drive through low-level water ways without worrying about water entering the engine bay. In fact, even when all four wheels have already been submerged under water, the engine is still functional. Amazing, isn’t it? This makes the Wrangler still driveable in flood because of its design. And no, the current of flood water can’t easily wave away the Wrangler. Again, this is due to the design of the vehicle, and its weight. Driving in flood water while the rain is pouring down is not an easy thing to do but driving a Wrangler makes things a little bit better. In addition to this, Wrangler’s engine is built to still run even when all its four wheels are already under water. Its suspension also allows it to move more smoothly even if flood water is rising.
Driving in the flood water is extremely dangerous. It’s a thing that authorities don’t invite civilians into doing. It’s not only about the damage of your car. It’s about putting your own life into a deadly situation. You can be stuck in your car when it stopped working due to the floodwater which entered the engine and when that happens, you can drown especially if the flood water is rising at a quick speed. Unless your Wrangler is not yet totally submerged in the flood, it’s still safe to drive it as long as the flood water doesn’t reach the engine bay. And when you and your Wrangler survived the flood, make sure to visit your Jeep dealer to have your Wrangler checker. Remember: Prevention is always better than cure.
Cadillac will put out a special edition of its 2014 Cadillac ELR in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City. The two companies are collaborating for the holiday season. This edition has a hefty price tag - coming in at $89,500. The base model lists for $75,000. The extra $14,500 gets the buyer some exclusive advantages including: a white diamond paint job, jet black or cashmere interior, upgraded and professionally installed 240 volt charging station, and Cadillac Concierge service. The latter includes roadside assistance, battery care and charging support, and informational contact. Cadillac assures customers that this service is given by representatives "trained in white-glove customer care."
Another manifestation of the partnership is the following: At the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store near Rockefeller Center in New York City, there will be a window display entitled "Frozen Escalade." This features a 2015 Cadillac Escalade (Cadillac's other big hybrid) that appears to be embedded in ice. The fully functional LED running lamps on the car "appear embedded and breaking through a wall of ice."
For anyone who isn’t familiar with the ELR, our local Hagerstown Hoffman Cadillac dealership kindly gave us an overview of this model. It is a two door plug in hybrid sporte coupe, and it is Caddy's latest and most serious and concerted plug-in hybrid venture. Unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, the buzz about this car seems to be all about its price. The $75,000 base price tag has many people's heads reeeling. The pairing of the vehicle was Saks Fifth Avenue ritziness almost seems to flaunt the issue - to fan the flames that are already rising in the blood of both Cadillac and green vehicle fans. Perhaps that is, in a sense, Cadillac's intention. They are leaving no doubt in the public's mind that these are not just environmentally responsible, but also luxury vehicles.
Engineering wise, the ELR shares many characteristics of its basic architecture with the Chevy Volt. It has the same 1.4-liter range-extending gasoline engine and an electric drive motor that runs off a 15.6-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that cranks out 295 foot pounds of torque. The total system output is 207 horsepower and Cadillac expects that the total hybrid range to come in over 300 miles.
Stylistically, the car has style and muscle, with 20 inch wheels, a roofline that seems to communicate smoothness and speed, and in a general a very successful blend of sportiness and classy elegance. Add to this its economic and environmental compatibility, and you have a vehicle some just may end up feeling is worthy the big sticker amount.