Daily Archives: April 13, 2015

With continuing debacles like this, explain to me why we should even consider…

With continuing debacles like this, explain to me why we should even consider giving more money to the military?

Navy Builds Ship For F-35, Ship Needs Months Of Upgrades To Handle F-35
The Navy’s USS America, the first of her class, was controversially optimized to handle the F-35, leaving out the multi-purpose well deck traditionally found on ‘Gator Navy’ flattops. Now, just months after her commissioning, she already needs 40 weeks of upgrades just to handle the very aircraft she was designed for.

At first glance the 2015 Dodge Charger may seem like an old-school American sedan, but it's anything but

Yes, the 2015 +Dodge Charger R/T is big an rear-wheel-drive and V8-powered but it's also a thoroughly modern car with plenty of advanced technology and and great manners to go with its performance. Now if +Ford Motor Company would just add some space between the axles of the new Mustang platform, apply their styling prowess to a big sedan and offer a version with a 5.2-liter flat-plane-crank V8, we could have some serious competition.

2015 Dodge Charger R/T – Modern Muscle Without the Hellcat | Sam’s Thoughts

2015 Dodge Charger R/T – Modern Muscle Without the Hellcat

2015 Dodge Charger R-T - 1 of 33For those like that are enthusiastic about automobiles and driving, we are truly in a golden age right now. From hot hatches like the VW GTI and Ford Fiesta ST although up to the current crop of supercars, there is something for everyone including the classic muscle car. But unlike the original muscle cars of the 1960s that could barely traverse a frost heave without getting all sideways, today’s breed like the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T have better performance while being absolutely liveable as daily drivers.


One of the most illustrious careers in the 129-year history of the auto industry may finally be drawing to a close

After 53 years with Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen, Ferdinand Piech may have finally worn out his welcome. A grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, the chairman of the Volkswagen supervisory board has gone to war with CEO Martin Winterkorn, but it seems that the rest of the Porsche/Piech families, along with management and the unions are backing Winterkorn. This has left Piech isolated on the board and potentially at risk of finally loosing control of the world's second largest automaker.

VW board members rally to Winterkorn after Piech criticism creates leadership crisis
Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech faces resistance within the automaker’s supervisory board to his criticism of CEO Martin Winterkorn, deepening a leadership crisis at the automaker. Piech publicly withdrew his confidence in Winterkorn but major VW power players including the powerful works council, the state of Lower Saxony and Piech’s cousin, Wolfgang Porsche, rallied to Winterkorn’s side.