Vintage cars – Vintage Type http://vintagetype.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://vintagetype.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Vintage cars – Vintage Type http://vintagetype.com/ 32 32 Car show ready to roll for Women’s Refuge https://vintagetype.com/car-show-ready-to-roll-for-womens-refuge/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/car-show-ready-to-roll-for-womens-refuge/ Provided Graeme Blincoe’s 1972 Holden Torana, Doug Paulin’s 1974 XB Falcon GT, Aaron Carpenter’s 1974 XY Falcon and Craig Boote’s XY Falcon GT Phase 3 and (previously) 1973 XA Falcon GT will be part of the Sealord Charity Car Show Sunday. A sparkling array of classic cars and hotrods will bring joy to enthusiasts and […]]]>
Graeme Blincoe's 1972 Holden Torana, Doug Paulin's 1974 XB Falcon GT, Aaron Carpenter's 1974 XY Falcon and Craig Boote's XY Falcon GT Phase 3 and (previously) 1973 XA Falcon GT will be part of the Sealord Charity Car Show Sunday.

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Graeme Blincoe’s 1972 Holden Torana, Doug Paulin’s 1974 XB Falcon GT, Aaron Carpenter’s 1974 XY Falcon and Craig Boote’s XY Falcon GT Phase 3 and (previously) 1973 XA Falcon GT will be part of the Sealord Charity Car Show Sunday.

A sparkling array of classic cars and hotrods will bring joy to enthusiasts and raise funds for the Nelson Women’s Refuge.

The first Sealord Charity Car Show on Sunday 27th November will take place along Duncan Street in Port Nelson.

Locals are invited to show off their classic, vintage, modern, hotrod, muscle car or motorcycle cars, or pay a gold coin to view the event. Proceeds will go to Nelson Women’s Refuge, along with an additional donation from Sealord.

Sealord organizer and supervisor Graeme Blincoe said the show was the first of its kind for the seafood company.

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Graeme Blincoe, Doug Paulin and Aaron Carpenter outside the Craig Boote showroom.

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Graeme Blincoe, Doug Paulin and Aaron Carpenter outside the Craig Boote showroom.

He and Sealord co-organizer and director Adrian McGillan were “car enthusiasts” and knew they could put together a special collection, with McGillan drawing on his experience as the founder of the Nelson Car Show.

Blincoe said the inspiration behind the show began to pick up steam when Westfleet managing director Craig Boote agreed to release his “hidden gems” classic car collection from his showroom on Vickerman St.

Blincoe will feature his 1972 Holden Torana GTR XU-1, a Beach Buggy, a Holden Torana SLR5000 replica and a Holden Maloo ute, and McGillan will bring his classic 1948 Chevrolet Hot Rod he just finished building and the Holden GTS of his wife.

Sealord general manager Doug Paulin will bring his XB GT Flacon, a nod to his childhood in Southland where the V8 was the car of choice.

Blincoe invited families to come to the show, but advised leaving dogs at home and searching for bikes before seeing cars.

“There’s plenty of room – bring the kids, have a coffee and you can also walk away with a cash prize.”

The Sealord Charity Car Show will take place on Sunday 27th November from 10am to 2pm and will be held on Duncan St in Port Nelson. The gold coin entry will go to the Nelson Women’s Refuge. The event will be canceled in the event of heavy rain. For more information on how to enter vehicles, email graeme.blincoe@sealord.co.nz

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Take his Chennai Superkings teammates for a ride [Video] https://vintagetype.com/take-his-chennai-superkings-teammates-for-a-ride-video/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 07:08:26 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/take-his-chennai-superkings-teammates-for-a-ride-video/ Take his Chennai Superkings teammates for a ride [Video]Among all the cricketers currently in India, former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the most passionate car and motorcycle enthusiast. The cricketer ace, who has several accolades to his name, has a desirable automobile collection including modern and vintage classics both four-wheeled and two-wheeled. In a recent development, Dhoni has acquired an all-new Kia EV6, […]]]> Take his Chennai Superkings teammates for a ride [Video]

Among all the cricketers currently in India, former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the most passionate car and motorcycle enthusiast. The cricketer ace, who has several accolades to his name, has a desirable automobile collection including modern and vintage classics both four-wheeled and two-wheeled. In a recent development, Dhoni has acquired an all-new Kia EV6, making it the first fully electric vehicle to be added to its car collection.

In a video uploaded to Twitter, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is seen sitting in his new Kia EV6 with fellow cricketers Ruturaj Gaekwad and Kedar Jadhav. The gray colored Kia EV6, which happens to be the world’s signature all-electric crossover hue, looks brand new as it is driven with temporary registration numbers.

The Kia EV6 remains sold out

Launched in 2022, the Kia EV6 is the Korean manufacturer’s most expensive and first all-electric vehicle in India. Introduced through the CBU route, the Kia EV6 was released in limited numbers. However, the all-electric crossover got off to a good start, as it picked up some good numbers for Kia. Recently, Kia revealed that it has sold over 200 units of the EV6 in India since its launch, which is quite significant for a vehicle of its cost and size. Kia is now looking forward to increased allocation of additional EV6 units in India, however, it has not been confirmed how many additional EV6 units will be allocated to India in the coming months. .

The Kia EV6 has arrived in India in two different variants with a starting price of Rs 59.95 lakh. The base variant of the EV6 comes with a two-wheel-drive setup with a single front-mounted motor, which claims 229 hp of peak power and 350 Nm of peak torque. The more upscale all-wheel-drive version is powered by a combination of two electric motors, with one each on the front and rear axles, with combined power and torque rated at 325bhp and 605Nm respectively.

Kia claims an astonishing range of 708km on the ARAI cycle for the EV6 thanks to its 77.4kWh battery, which can be charged from DC fast chargers up to 350kW. The EV6 is Kia’s first born electric vehicle, based on Hyundai-Kia’s e-GMP platform. The Kia EV6 currently competes with the Volvo XC40 Recharge, and will soon compete with its distant cousin, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which will arrive in India in the first quarter of 2023.

Dhoni has many vintage cars

MS Dhoni buys a Kia EV6: takes his Chennai Superkings teammates for a spin [Video]

Dhoni continues to add new cars to his collection from time to time. Dhoni recently added a 1969 Ford Mustang to the garage, which is very rare in India. It’s a muscle car and it’s been in many movies in the past.

MS Dhoni buys a Kia EV6: takes his Chennai Superkings teammates for a spin [Video]

The 1969 Mustang shares space with the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, which Dhoni got some time ago. He was even spotted driving the car on the streets of Ranchi when he originally bought the car. It doesn’t come out of the garage much anymore.

In the same glass enclosure is a Pontiac Trans-Am, which he bought some time ago. It’s also a muscle car. MS Dhoni’s latest acquisition is a Pontiac Firebird TransAm classic car. The American muscle car looks recently restored. His real age could be around 40 years old. The car is powered by a 455 big-block V8 engine that powers the rear wheels. The maximum power is around 325 hp and the gearbox is a 4-speed unit.

Dhoni also has a set of modern cars and SUVs. He rides in a Hummer H2 painted in a striking green color. Dhoni also owns the Nissan 1 Ton truck, which he bought and restored in India.

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The History of Dubai Vintage Car Center – Emirates Woman https://vintagetype.com/the-history-of-dubai-vintage-car-center-emirates-woman/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 06:23:09 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/the-history-of-dubai-vintage-car-center-emirates-woman/ Way of life by Sarah-Joseph 2 hours ago Mazin Al Kahatib, Founder and CEO of Nostalgia Classic Cars, talks about how he turned his passion for collecting and restoring classic cars into a thriving business. What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like, your morning routine? I start my day reading newspaper […]]]>

Way of life

Mazin Al Kahatib, Founder and CEO of Nostalgia Classic Cars, talks about how he turned his passion for collecting and restoring classic cars into a thriving business.

What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like, your morning routine?

I start my day reading newspaper headlines to understand what is happening in the world. Then I read the previous day’s sales report and shop reports to make a list of what needs to be done for the same day. I then have a quick meeting with the admin, sales and workshop manager for 10 minutes.

What inspired you to launch Nostalgia Classic Cars?

It’s been a dream of mine since I became a banker. I knew that after accomplishing what I wanted to accomplish in my banking career, I could turn my passion into a business.

Nostalgic cars

Every car should tell a story. Does this have an impact on your decision when buying a car?

When it was a hobby of mine, it was. Now, when I look at it from a business perspective, I buy based on market demand and need. Of course, when it comes to collecting classic cars, history plays a big role in buying.

The concept is located in one of Dubai’s main artistic hubs. Was this the plan from the start?

I consider my collection as works of art and when I was thinking and deciding on a place, of course Alserkal Avenue came to mind, because it is one of the first “art centers from Dubai. Therefore, the decision was made to be located in Alserkal Avenue.

What is the first car you restored?

The first car I restored was the 1948 Packard.

Nostalgic cars

You are the first of its kind in the UAE. How did you see a gap in the market?

I learned my lesson the hard way as they say. When I was a hobbyist, I struggled to find the best body repairer or the best mechanic or the best painter and my car was moving from one place to another. It always made me think about having a one stop shop that covers everything when it comes to catering. Nostalgia Classic Cars Workshop does just that. No matter what project we do, the car never leaves the site until the job is done. If we need additional support, we outsource it to other stores. Everything from A to Z is done under one roof, this is what differentiates Nostalgia Classic Cars from all the other players on the market.

What advice would you recommend to those who wish to invest in the collection of vintage cars?

When it comes to investing in and collecting vintage cars, choosing the right make and model is important. Try to have a detailed history of the car as much as possible. It is imperative to prove the originality of the car and its parts, including interior, mechanics and bodywork.

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Defeated Rep. Maloney’s vintage wheels were destroyed in an Election Day fire https://vintagetype.com/defeated-rep-maloneys-vintage-wheels-were-destroyed-in-an-election-day-fire/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 16:35:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/defeated-rep-maloneys-vintage-wheels-were-destroyed-in-an-election-day-fire/ Tuesday was Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney’s terrible, horrible, bad, very bad day. Not only did the powerful New York Democrat suffer an Election Day loss to GOP challenger Mike Lawler, but he also lost two “freshly restored vintage cars” in a massive fire. “Here I thought waking up yesterday to the sad news that two […]]]>

Tuesday was Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney’s terrible, horrible, bad, very bad day.

Not only did the powerful New York Democrat suffer an Election Day loss to GOP challenger Mike Lawler, but he also lost two “freshly restored vintage cars” in a massive fire.

“Here I thought waking up yesterday to the sad news that two of my freshly restored vintage cars had burned down in a warehouse fire in Ohio was the worst news of the day!” Maloney’s husband, Randy Florke, posted on Instagram on Wednesday – hours after the congressman conceded.

The post included a chilling photo of the raging fire, as well as a pair of snaps showing the charred remains of two vehicles – both burned almost beyond recognition, windshields shattered and hoods covered in ashes.

Florke, a real estate executive and former model, has frequently flaunted her classic wheels on social media.

Rep. Maloney’s husband, Randy Florke, posted a photo of the fire on Instagram.


A photo of Representative Maloney and Florke's house.

A photo of Representative Maloney and Florke’s house.


A photo of Randy Florke.

Florke, a real estate manager and former model recently posted his classic cars on social media.


The post included a chilling photo of the raging fire, as well as a pair of snaps showing the charred remains of two vehicles.

The post included a chilling photo of the raging fire, as well as a pair of snaps showing the charred remains of two vehicles.


The crumbling rides closely resembled a flashy brown Oldsmobile 88 convertible he showed off in May 2020 and a 1970s Olds Custom Cruiser station wagon he drove while “socially distancing” in April 2020.

Maloney’s campaign was sunk when he advised struggling New Yorkers to start “eating Chef Boyardee” in the face of spiraling inflation.

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Goodguys’ Autumn Get-Together arrives at the fairgrounds | New https://vintagetype.com/goodguys-autumn-get-together-arrives-at-the-fairgrounds-new/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 05:09:25 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/goodguys-autumn-get-together-arrives-at-the-fairgrounds-new/ The procession recognizing local veterans is a staple of Goodguys’ Autumn Get-Together at the fairgrounds. (Photo courtesy Goodguys) There will be classic cars galore in Pleasanton this weekend as the Goodguys’ 32nd Fall Reunion takes place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The Saturday and Sunday car show will include a range of entertainment for auto […]]]>

The procession recognizing local veterans is a staple of Goodguys’ Autumn Get-Together at the fairgrounds. (Photo courtesy Goodguys)

There will be classic cars galore in Pleasanton this weekend as the Goodguys’ 32nd Fall Reunion takes place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

The Saturday and Sunday car show will include a range of entertainment for auto enthusiasts – and the rest of the family – on both days, as well as special recognition for veterans in recognition of the Day of Veterans.

“The event will feature thousands of vehicles made or motorized in the United States, including custom hot rods, muscle cars, restored classics and trucks from all years, as well as live entertainment, local food and vendors, a free Kid Zone, autocross races and additional activities for the whole family,” Goodguys officials said.

“In honor of those who have served our country and our community, there will be a special Veterans Day ceremony which will include a colorguard presentation and invocation, and a Vettes for Vets parade, during which more than 40 Corvettes will take local veterans on a cruise through the grounds,” organizers added.The parade and flag ceremony are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Also on day one, Hayward Fire Department Local 1909 will be hosting a charity “Smash 4 Cash” demolition derby to raise money for area fire and burn survivors and their families – at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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parade, what is open, what is closed https://vintagetype.com/parade-what-is-open-what-is-closed/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 23:07:48 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/parade-what-is-open-what-is-closed/ Elizabeth Sander, Personal editor November 6, 2022Updated: November 6, 2022 5:01 PM The Fort Sam Houston Memorial Detachment fires rifle volleys during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery last year. Jerry Lara /San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — Here’s the status of the opening and closing of various San Antonio-area […]]]>

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The Fort Sam Houston Memorial Detachment fires rifle volleys during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery last year.

Jerry Lara /San Antonio Express-News

SAN ANTONIO — Here’s the status of the opening and closing of various San Antonio-area institutions for Veterans Day, Nov. 11. There will also be a parade and other events at historic locations downtown to commemorate the holiday weekend.

On Friday, the Alamo will host a Family Military Appreciation Day at the Alamo Plaza from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The day will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a wreath laying ceremony and remarks by Lieutenant General John Evans, Commanding General of the United States Army. North, Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. Later, an American flag made up of 18,000 Legos will be on display, donated by LEGOLAND, along with vintage cars and educational materials.

On Saturday, there will be a parade downtown. The US Military Veterans Parade Association will host its parade on Saturday. The festivities will begin with a Junior ROTC drill team competition in front of the Tobin Center at 8:30 a.m., followed by a parade starting at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of East Fourth Street and E Avenue. route will follow Houston Street to San Saba Street. There will be marching bands, dance groups, motorcycle clubs, veterans of foreign wars, American legions and many more participants.

  • Financial Institutions: Closed
  • Schools: open
  • Post offices: Closed
  • Municipal offices: Closed
  • City-run COVID-19 testing centers: closed
  • COVID-19 hotline: open
  • Municipal Court: Closed
  • Court of first instance and detention center: open
  • County offices: closed
  • State offices: closed
  • Federal offices: closed
  • CPS Energy: Closed
  • San Antonio Water System: Closed
  • Libraries: Closed
  • Bulky/Hazardous Waste Centers: Open
  • Brush recycling centers: open
  • Curbside collection of garbage, recycling and brush recycling: Regular schedule
  • Parking meters: parking meter holidays
  • VIA Transit Métropolitain schedule: Regular schedule

Emergency service numbers

  • CPS Energy: 210-353-HELP (4357)
  • SAWS: 210-704-SAWS (7297)
  • Police, Fire, EMS: 911

elizabeth.sander@hearst.com

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Vintage Nissan Leaf-powered electric pickup https://vintagetype.com/vintage-nissan-leaf-powered-electric-pickup/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 23:21:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/vintage-nissan-leaf-powered-electric-pickup/ Nissan showcased a modified vintage electric truck at SEMA 2022 powered by a Nissan Leaf engine. The vintage-looking EV pickup was created by Tommy Pike Customs and delivers considerably more power than the original four-cylinder gas burner. Nissan Sunny Leaf electric vintage pickup from 1987 As one chapter closes, another opens. A vintage 1987 Nissan […]]]>

Nissan showcased a modified vintage electric truck at SEMA 2022 powered by a Nissan Leaf engine. The vintage-looking EV pickup was created by Tommy Pike Customs and delivers considerably more power than the original four-cylinder gas burner.

Nissan Sunny Leaf electric vintage pickup from 1987

As one chapter closes, another opens. A vintage 1987 Nissan Sunny pickup has entered the new age of motoring, getting a little help from the electric Nissan Leaf.

While the all-electric Nissan Leaf isn’t necessarily known for being a speed demon, its engine is on display, showcasing its capabilities. South Carolina-based Tommy Pike Customs converted Nissan’s ’87 pickup into a Leaf-powered machine.

The electric vintage pickup has an electric motor and a 40 kWh lithium battery, courtesy of the Nissan Leaf. The electric Sunny is rated at 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. According to Nissan, the electric Leaf upgrades offer approximately:

twice the power and more than three times the torque of the four-cylinder gasoline engine originally fitted to the Sunny.

Meanwhile, the EV pickup retained some of its history with a stock 56A manual transmission, something you don’t typically find in EVs (although a few automakers have suggested adding it).

According to Nissan, the vintage electric pickup is designed to cause:

Inspiration as to how enthusiasm for cars can thrive in an electric vehicle future.

Other custom modifications include:

  • Aluminum battery box
  • LED lighting conversion
  • Skyline “Hakosuka” widebody kit
  • 17-inch Rotiform rims
  • Toyo Extensa tires 205/45/17
  • Heavy-duty leaf springs and rear suspension
  • Custom UI display designed by Clemson ICAR University
  • Custom designed and handcrafted TPC interior with Laedana hardware by Tesca
  • Tommy Pike/Peter Brock collaboration Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) “46” custom livery
  • Nissan 240SX S13 front suspension conversion including front coilovers, disc brakes and lower control arms
Sunny Electric LEAF Pickup Source: Nissan

Electrek’s Grasp

I’m a big fan of converting older cars like the 1987 Sunny pickup into fully electric cars. And Nissan is right. Converting classic cars to electric vehicles can spark excitement for those who have yet to experience the thrill of riding in an electric vehicle.

There are several companies that are trying to get enthusiasts or enthusiasts of custom vehicles excited. For example, Ford started selling its 281-hp Eliminator electric motor precisely so people could create custom electric vehicles.

Electrek also toured ECD Automotive Design’s new facility, where it converts classic Land Rover and Jaguar models using 450hp Tesla Model S motors and 100kW battery packs. You can read more about it here.

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Logansport Art Association celebrates fall with Fall Fest | New https://vintagetype.com/logansport-art-association-celebrates-fall-with-fall-fest-new/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/logansport-art-association-celebrates-fall-with-fall-fest-new/ Christel Rascon and April Hurley explore career options. However, exploring them did not involve browsing through wanted help ads in the classifieds. “I’m rediscovering something I fell off of, but trying to get back to it,” Miller said, swirling white and blue paint on a piece of black slate. The women were enjoying the Logansport […]]]>

Christel Rascon and April Hurley explore career options. However, exploring them did not involve browsing through wanted help ads in the classifieds.

“I’m rediscovering something I fell off of, but trying to get back to it,” Miller said, swirling white and blue paint on a piece of black slate.

The women were enjoying the Logansport Art Association’s annual Fall Fest, which took place on SaturdayOctober 29.

The festival was open to community members and included crafts, vendors, and a soup and baked potato bar.

Slow cookers of various soups and potato toppings like cheese, bacon bits and sour cream adorned the kitchen at the Logansport Art Association. Jane Williams, president of the Logansport Arts Association, said the organization’s nine-member board cooks the soups themselves and brings in the potato toppings and desserts.

The greatest interest, however, came from a room next to the kitchen. Inside, the children daubed paint on round wooden ornaments. A woman worked on a colorful mug, and Rascon and Hurley sat down to paint pieces of dark slate with Joan Miller.

“I had to find something on the fly because I was like a deer in the headlights,” Rascon said. “I didn’t know what I was going to do, so I thought I had to keep it simple. A white peacock is simple, so I thought, ‘Let’s try this.’ »

While Rascon added gold tips to the tips of his peacock feathers, both Hurley and Miller painted vintage cars on their slates.

Miller said her husband was watching a football game at home, so she decided it was the perfect time to visit the arts association. She traced the outline of the red truck on her slate. Miller chose her design because it reminded her of a vehicle she and her husband owned.

Hurley chose to paint her truck green, but she added orange and yellow beams reminiscent of a sunset around the outer edges. At the bottom of the slate, she painted small touches of pink flowers.

“I really wanted pink on it,” Hurley said. “My husband hates pink. I love pink. He likes green and old vehicles and things like that. That’s why I wanted to do the picture, but it also goes in the house where I live, so we become roses.

Elsewhere in the room, Logansport Art Association Vice President Terri Abbott helped her grandson Camden Shea finish painting a white wooden block with cheerful eyes, a carrot nose and a scarf ribbon wrapped around the bottom.

“It was fun,” Shea said. He added that his snowman would be called Snowy. “It’s really cool how it turned out in the end.”

Williams said attendance at the festival this year was significantly higher than last year. She said the Logansport Art Association is a hidden gem in the community, and she thinks posting about the event on Facebook has helped more people learn about it.

“Word of mouth spread,” she says. “Actually, I had more vendors than space for this year. Unfortunately, we’re not big enough to put too many on, but the ones we had, we tried a lot of homemade things.

For some vendors like Carlee Osborn, owner of OG Confections, the Logansport Art Association’s Fall Fest was their first experience as a vendor at a local event. Osborn brought fall cupcake flavors like Apple Cinnamon, Maple Bacon, and Carrot Cake.

Keith Binkerd has manned booths at previous Fall Fests, and he said he’s recently started branching out by creating different types of ceramics than what he’s brought to previous festivals. He went from ceramic animals and figurines to glazed bowls created on a potter’s wheel.

“I love experimenting with glazes,” he said.

Whether making art or selling it, everyone at Fall Fest agreed that the best part was meeting new friends and enjoying a sense of camaraderie.

“It’s been really nice,” Osborn said. “I had a lot of family friends who came out to support me, so it was really nice. It’s nice to see all the support, and it’s nice to meet new people. I feel like part of the community.

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EU plan for new electric-only vehicles by 2035 ‘unprecedented’ https://vintagetype.com/eu-plan-for-new-electric-only-vehicles-by-2035-unprecedented/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 22:18:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/eu-plan-for-new-electric-only-vehicles-by-2035-unprecedented/ Comment this story Comment After months of negotiations, the European Union reached a political agreement this week to effectively ban new non-electric cars from 2035. The agreement, reached at 9 p.m. in Brussels on Thursday and announced by the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament, is equivalent to a target of 100% […]]]>

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After months of negotiations, the European Union reached a political agreement this week to effectively ban new non-electric cars from 2035.

The agreement, reached at 9 p.m. in Brussels on Thursday and announced by the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament, is equivalent to a target of 100% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions for new cars and vans by 2035.

“This agreement will pave the way for a modern and competitive automotive industry in the EU. The world is changing and we must stay at the forefront of innovation,” said Jozef Sikela, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, who holds the rotating chairmanship of the council, in a statement.

The legislation still needs to be officially approved to become law in the EU, one of the biggest automotive markets and home to some of the biggest manufacturers. However, approval by the Council and the European Parliament is awaited, with only minor changes.

Many climate change campaigners, who hoped other governments would follow in the EU’s footsteps by effectively banning new petrol and diesel vehicles, welcomed the news.

“The days of the carbon-spitting, polluting combustion engine are finally numbered,” Julia Poliscanova, senior director of electric vehicles and mobility at the Brussels-based Transport & Environment campaign group. “It’s been 125 years since Rudolf Diesel revolutionized engine efficiency, but lawmakers have decided that the next chapter will be written by the cleaner, better electric vehicle.”

Even so, Poliscanova and other experts worried that the measures, while a step towards sustainable transport, were still too slow. Manufacturers that produce smaller fleets of less than 10,000 cars or 22,000 vans per year should have lower targets, at least initially.

This means that niche manufacturers, including premium brands such as Lamborghini and Ferrari, will have more leeway on an intermediate target for 2030, although they should eventually reach the final target by 2035.

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association cautiously welcomed the move, calling it “far-reaching” and “unprecedented”. But Oliver Zipse, chairman of the group, said he also needed to see how the EU would help the industry in the transition, especially with renewable energy sources, public charging infrastructure and access to materials. raw.

“Make no mistake, the European car industry is up to the challenge of delivering these zero-emission cars and vans,” said Zipse, who is also chief executive of German car giant BMW. “However, we now want the essential framework conditions to achieve this goal to be reflected in EU policies.”

Some conservative critics of the legislation have suggested that a move to all-electric vehicles would increase the cost of new cars in Europe. The result, said Jens Gieseke, a German negotiator for the European People’s Party, is that the streets will be filled with old cars like in the communist-ruled capital of Cuba.

“With today’s agreement, a ‘Havana effect’ becomes more realistic. After 2035, our streets could become full of old cars, as new cars are either unavailable or unaffordable,” Gieseke said. in a press release.

The European People’s Party and others have argued that while emissions must be reduced, the legislation is too blunt an instrument and would simply result in Chinese and American manufacturers with more flexibility taking business in Europe.

But supporters of the measure said companies would have plenty of time to make the transition, with an interim target of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 55% by 2030 from 2021 levels for cars, and a 50% reduction for vans.

“With these goals, we are creating clarity for the automotive industry and stimulating innovation and investment for car manufacturers,” Jan Huitema, a Dutch politician and European Parliament chief negotiator, said in a statement.

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Saanich Peninsula man drives scary clown car to personal redemption – Goldstream News Gazette https://vintagetype.com/saanich-peninsula-man-drives-scary-clown-car-to-personal-redemption-goldstream-news-gazette/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 12:10:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/saanich-peninsula-man-drives-scary-clown-car-to-personal-redemption-goldstream-news-gazette/ The mid-October sun hangs directly over the Michell Farmers Market as hundreds of people, some in costume, scavenge the pumpkin patch for the perfect Halloween gourd. But this morning, something else catches their eye: George Burnside’s 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 Sport Coupe. Straight out of a low-budget movie that could inspire a Quentin Tarantino homage, […]]]>

The mid-October sun hangs directly over the Michell Farmers Market as hundreds of people, some in costume, scavenge the pumpkin patch for the perfect Halloween gourd. But this morning, something else catches their eye: George Burnside’s 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 Sport Coupe.

Straight out of a low-budget movie that could inspire a Quentin Tarantino homage, the vehicle wears its sensibility on its skin thanks to the decorations that stand out on it. They include skulls hanging from the grill just above the front bumper, Frankenstein’s Monster and Bride of Frankenstein minifigures in wedding attire waiting for their big moment on the hood, and a little clown doll with skin pasty and flamboyant red hair that not only clings to the side mirror, but also a glimpse of the nightmarish clown costume that Burnside will wear later in the morning while posing for photos with Black Press Media and bystanders.

But the person behind the rubber mask with a mouthful of blood-soaked incisors is a soft-spoken chef with a love for Halloween, who’s used his new found passion for vintage vehicles to turn his life around.

“I bought it for a third-grade sobriety gift for myself,” he said. “It changed my life, I mean a thousand degrees, in a good way,” he later added. “I have met so many amazing new friends who have become family.”

That family, he said, helped him realize that others also struggle with addictions. “And we help each other.”

Along the way, the Torque Masters member learns car restoration with the help of a high school friend he reconnected with and bringing joy to the public by participating in public parades, which he whether it’s the Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade or smaller morale-boosting parades. during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The calendar determines which decorations appear on his vehicle, which had just 18,000 miles on its speedometer after years of sitting in a barn when Burnside bought it.

As with every Halloween, it follows a theme. Last year, he paid homage to the Saw movie franchise. This year, it’s the evil clown motif popularized by movies like It.. Burnside estimates that around twenty pieces adorn his vehicle with countless boxes of various decorations waiting at his house.

Burnside loves Halloween because of its spookiness and decorations, but most of all for the smiles his car generates when he drives down the street. “You get thumbs up,” he said. “I make people follow me on the road, film me – it’s just the pure joy of people’s excitement.”

Burnside’s vehicle, which can be seen parked on the streets of Sidney, understandably attracts a lot of children’s attention and before COVID he took a few kids for rides.

“I was at the Sydney Christmas Parade and we’re in the Subway (queuing) with a few of us who were in the parade and there was a line of kids,” he said. -he declares. “I said, ‘Do you like the parade?’

And one of them said, ‘yes, I did.’ So what was your favorite part? “All those old cars.” And I said, ‘you mean the one behind me?’ Her face lit up. So I said, ‘Do you want to go around the block?’ Of course, I asked the father and he said “of course”.

Burnside’s vehicle underscores the deep connection between the horror film genre and motor vehicles, with vehicles often serving as visual shortcuts for characters or characters themselves like the Chevy Nova in Tarantino’s Death Proof or the Plymouth. Fury in Christine., the eponymous film of Stephen King’s novel. In fact, Burnside recently licensed a local filmmaker to use his vehicle in a role.

So, has Burnside’s vehicle also developed a personality?

“He’s known as Curious,” he said with a laugh. “Everyone always asks, ‘curious, where did you find the car, curious where did you find it, curious, how long have you had it?’

But that doesn’t mean the vehicle doesn’t have its own character.

“When I first bought it I was coming back from the Royals game and my scoreboard wouldn’t light up,” he said. “And I hit a pothole and the dashboard lit up. There was a loose wire somewhere and my dashboard has been working ever since. It was three years ago. (So) he came alive.


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