Street cars – Support Transit http://supporttransit.org/ Wed, 18 May 2022 20:17:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://supporttransit.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-8-120x120.png Street cars – Support Transit http://supporttransit.org/ 32 32 The United Way program provides cars to people in need https://supporttransit.org/the-united-way-program-provides-cars-to-people-in-need/ Wed, 18 May 2022 19:59:26 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/the-united-way-program-provides-cars-to-people-in-need/ Breadcrumb Links Local News Publication date : May 18, 2022 • 21 minutes ago • 2 minute read • Join the conversation Melissa Luce and her son Eric, 8, pose with students from EJ Lajeunesse High School on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The students presented a vehicle they repaired to Luce as part of the […]]]>

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Three local families gained independence this week as recipients of a refurbished vehicle through the Rebuilding Wheels Rebuilding Lives program.

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Lajeunesse students refurbished two vehicles for a few Windsor families while Leamington District students worked on another car and handed over the keys to a Leamington family on Thursday.

“We are new to Canada,” said Leamington resident Paulina Martinez Morales. “This vehicle will help me graduate from St. Clair College, as well as provide transportation to English classes for my husband and after-school activities for my three children.”

Since 2014, the program offered by United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County saw 440 students working on 15 donated vehicles.

“This vehicle alleviates the time burden and stress of using public transit to get to work, school and doctor’s appointments,” said Melissa Luce of Windsor. “It’s especially important to me because my family members live with different disabilities, including epilepsy and diabetes.”

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Melissa Luce is shown at EJ Lajeunesse High School on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Students presented a vehicle they repaired to Luce as part of the Rebuilding Wheels Rebuilding Lives program.
Melissa Luce is shown at EJ Lajeunesse High School on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Students presented a vehicle they repaired to Luce as part of the Rebuilding Wheels Rebuilding Lives program. Photo by Dan Janisse /Windsor Star

Access to transportation can be a barrier for some families, and having a reliable vehicle can be a game-changer. Reliable transportation can help people find stable employment, access post-secondary education, and help parents support themselves and their families.

“I am a single mother of three children, as well as a grandmother of two children,” said Alicia Collier of Windsor, from East Windsor. “After experiencing layoffs during the pandemic, I graduated from St. Clair College. This vehicle will support me as I begin a new career.

According to the website activetransitwindsoressex.cachallenges with the frequency and reliability of public transit are factors that affect people’s ability to participate in the economy through work or shopping.

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“The program offers a simple solution that ensures families have fair access to economic opportunities in our region,” said Lorraine Goddard, CEO of United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County.

Student mechanics benefit from the opportunity to work on a “real” project that also supports the community.

This was the first time students from the Leamington District had participated in the program. Six students and teacher Mark Dewhurst took the van and brought it up to safety standards while doing some minor body work.

Recipients are selected by United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County through an application process that balances financial and family needs with the ability to afford the ongoing cost of car ownership.

If members of the public are interested in donating your vehicle to the Rebuilding Wheels Rebuilding Lives program, please contact United Way at 519-259-6169. A charitable tax receipt can be provided.

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Police cars attacked during sideshows in Antioch, two suspects chased in Elk Grove arrested https://supporttransit.org/police-cars-attacked-during-sideshows-in-antioch-two-suspects-chased-in-elk-grove-arrested/ Tue, 17 May 2022 02:35:20 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/police-cars-attacked-during-sideshows-in-antioch-two-suspects-chased-in-elk-grove-arrested/ An Antioch police car was attacked during a sideshow at 18 and A streets on Saturday evening May 14, 2022. Video screenshot “I ask parents to be responsible for their children” – Antioch Policand Ssilver green “Is this what our community has come to? The surrounding police. – Mayor Pro Tem Barbanica By Allen D. […]]]>

An Antioch police car was attacked during a sideshow at 18 and A streets on Saturday evening May 14, 2022. Video screenshot

“I ask parents to be responsible for their children” – Antioch Policand Ssilver green

“Is this what our community has come to? The surrounding police. – Mayor Pro Tem Barbanica

By Allen D. Payton

On Saturday evening May 14, 2022, attendees and spectators of two side shows in Antioch attacked police cruisers, resulting in the arrest of two suspects following a CHP chase in Elk Grove. The first show was at the intersection of Lone Tree Way and Blue Rock Drive/Golf Course Road. The second occurred at 18th and A streets

During the first sideshow, two suspects in a car threw bottles at an Antioch police car, resulting in a chase of the suspects’ vehicle. A CHP officer took over the chase which ended with the suspects having their car run over in Elk Grove. Antioch officers arrived and arrested the two men.

During the second show, several bystanders attacked at least one vehicle of an APD officer. Other agents arrived a few minutes later according to a resident. A video of the incident shared by a resident was posted by Mayor Pro Tem Mike Barbanica on his YouTube channel. It was originally posted on Instagram and shows the officer’s vehicle driving slowly through the intersection as several people kick, punch and jump on the car and shout vulgarities. (Warning: Bad language)

A resident who witnessed the second sideshow shared the following with the Herald on Sunday morning: ‘There was a very dangerous sideshow at the intersection of 18th and A Street in Antioch last night. It was so bad that about 50 people swarmed into an APD vehicle and tried to break the windows and dented the police vehicle enough. I thought the officer was going to be taken out of his car and beaten. His life was truly in mortal danger. This APD officer had extreme restraint in not moving the car quickly to save his life. He still drove at about 3 mph so as not to run over any of these people who were attacking him and his vehicle. He had no backup at the time until a few minutes later when other APD vehicles arrived on the scene…I tell you to be there nearby to see him in person. It was very scary.

She provided an update on Monday: ‘I called the non-emergency number this morning and asked if the officer was okay. They told me he was, but the damage to his vehicle was severe. They smashed his rear windshield and dented his vehicle. I told them I had seen this happen and was just praying they didn’t catch him and beat him.

Of the incidents, Barbanica wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday, “Is this where our community has come to? Surrounding police. When members of a community think it’s acceptable, enforcement needs to be significantly strengthened. No more, “They only express themselves”. It’s ridiculous. A zero tolerance approach is needed. I expect the ODA to investigate and identify each person in this video who commits a crime and write cases on each. This patrol unit has high damage. I contacted the chef. Also last night APD officers were attacked with bottles at another side show and these suspects were chased around the Sacramento area and arrested.

Mayor Lamar Thorpe, Acting Police Chief Steve Ford and Sergeant Rob Green held a press conference on the incidents Monday morning at the corner of East 18th and A streets, at which he said: “These sideshows cause unnecessary disruption, unnecessary delays, and needlessly put innocent lives at risk.

“These types of activities are not welcome in our city,” he added, reading prepared remarks. “If you come to Antioch, your vehicle will be impounded for 30 days, which will cost you and your parents $3,000. You will also receive a quote for $300.

“Most of the viewers don’t come from our communities or the cities they overwhelm with their side shows,” Thorpe continued. “Images and videos of bystanders attempting to damage public property endangering the lives of police officers are not acceptable by any stretch of the imagination and will not be tolerated in the city of Antioch.”

Ford said “these incidents involved the assault of an officer and the vandalism of a police vehicle.”

“These incidents pose a great danger to responders, participants and bystanders, as well as to the environment as a whole,” he continued.

“Violent and disruptive behavior will not be tolerated,” Ford added. “Going forward, there will be a zero-tolerance approach to sideshows in the city of Antioch and all resources at my disposal will be used to mitigate these activities.”

“We are investigating with great effort to identify those who were there and their specific role and activity,” the acting chief said. “All those identified will be met to the fullest extent of the law.”

“If you think you got away with side shows from the past, please understand, we’ll do our research, come to your house and confiscate your vehicles after side activity,” Ford concluded. “Do not facilitate or participate in side shows in the city of Antioch.”

Antioch Police Sgt. Department Traffic Unit Manager Rob Green speaks to the media Monday, May 16, 2022. Video screenshot

Sergeant Green, Traffic Unit Manager, then spoke up, saying, “For those citizens I’ve been getting complaints about side shows from, just know that we’re listening and doing everything we can. in return. We may not be able to go right in the middle of a secondary show. We create proactive patrols. We monitor various outlets to predict when these side shows are coming. We work with our partners throughout the East County area.

“I also want to thank the citizens who constantly call, provide us with videos, provide us with information to help us solve this crime,” he continued. “We will continue to investigate this matter. For those who live in this city, please know that this is not how you show love for your city. We will continue to work and remove these cars from side shows. . »

“The participants in these side shows, a lot of them are underage,” Green said. “I want the parents who buy these young people these very powerful cars…any accident, any problem, it will be up to the parents. So I ask parents to be responsible for their children.

“Throughout the night, several vehicles were hit by bottles,” he said in response to questions from the media.

“The vehicle was damaged to the point of inoperability,” Green said of the police vehicle in the video.

“As soon as we are aware of a secondary activity, we notify surrounding agencies and we usually respond and help each other,” he said in response to another question. “A lot of times it’s not the police, law enforcement that end the show, it happens when there are major fights or shootouts between the actual participants.”

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Seemingly abandoned garage with vintage cars on display ‘should be demolished’ https://supporttransit.org/seemingly-abandoned-garage-with-vintage-cars-on-display-should-be-demolished/ Sun, 15 May 2022 07:38:19 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/seemingly-abandoned-garage-with-vintage-cars-on-display-should-be-demolished/ Calls have been made to demolish a seemingly abandoned garage which has been left “frozen in time”. There are fears the structure – which houses a range of vintage vehicles – could collapse. The former Jetberg Garage at Castle Gresley, just across the border from Leicestershire in Derbyshire, closed in 2002 but remains a well-known […]]]>

Calls have been made to demolish a seemingly abandoned garage which has been left “frozen in time”. There are fears the structure – which houses a range of vintage vehicles – could collapse.

The former Jetberg Garage at Castle Gresley, just across the border from Leicestershire in Derbyshire, closed in 2002 but remains a well-known site. A number of vintage used cars have been left in the garage and have gathered dust over the years, but can be seen from the road.

Only two remain today – a Maestro and a Vauxhall Cavalier – but it was once home to seven others. They included a 1991 Samara J plate, a Rover 820 on sale for £499 sold as seen; a Skoda Jreg; a 1986 Astra and a 1986 Metro.

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A resident believes the Castle Road garage is a ‘complete death trap’ and has called on local authorities to do something about it, reports StaffordshireLive. Ron Pacitas says Derbyshire Police, South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler and Derbyshire County Council share his concern.

He said: “It’s a complete death trap. The building looks like it’s about to collapse.

“The building in the back looks like it’s about to collapse. It’s completely eroded and leaning, and the roof structure looks very weak and dangerous.



One of the cars that was left

“The garage has no fence around it to keep the kids out. It’s completely exposed. I’m just trying to let people know before anything bad happens.”

South Derbyshire District Council said its planning enforcement officers had already carried out enforcement action at the site. Details of this action have now been passed to the Building Control Partnership – which ensures building projects meet national standards – and will review the case.




A council spokesperson said: “The council took enforcement action at this site in November last year when the owner cleared the overgrown vegetation. We have reported the site to the Central Building Control Partnership who will investigate. if the structure is unsafe and will take appropriate action.”

Many residential layout plans have been filed with local authorities since the garage closed. But StaffordshireLive reports that each time a -three-year deadline given for each application has passed.

The site’s future remains uncertain, but if accommodation is to be built, Derbyshire County Council has requested that £34,197.03 be donated for three primary school places, along with £5,400 for income costs library services.

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10 coolest forgotten cars designed by Pininfarina https://supporttransit.org/10-coolest-forgotten-cars-designed-by-pininfarina/ Fri, 13 May 2022 03:12:00 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/10-coolest-forgotten-cars-designed-by-pininfarina/ Italian studio Pininfarina has been responsible for designing some of the world’s most desirable cars in a history that stretches back over 90 years. Its longstanding partnerships with brands like Ferrari and Alfa Romeo are perhaps what the studio is best known for, but it has worked with all manner of manufacturers, from Chinese EV […]]]>

Italian studio Pininfarina has been responsible for designing some of the world’s most desirable cars in a history that stretches back over 90 years. Its longstanding partnerships with brands like Ferrari and Alfa Romeo are perhaps what the studio is best known for, but it has worked with all manner of manufacturers, from Chinese EV startups to American bigs like Cadillac. With such a large and diverse back catalogue, it’s inevitable that some of its best designs will end up being overlooked.

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As well as designing cars, Pininfarina also has a long history of building for other manufacturers, as well as developing public transport solutions like trains and buses. It seems there isn’t much that Pininfarina hasn’t tried, but that’s the brand classic cars which remain its crowning glory, with icons like the Ferrari F40 and Group B 288 GTO beginning life as sketches in Pininfarina’s workshop. Back on ten other creations of the brand that do not deserve to be forgotten.

ten Cadillac Jacqueline

The partnership between Cadillac and Pininfarina is sadly best known for the ill-fated Cadillac Allanté, but decades before Pininfarina had tried to convince GM bosses to no avail. After being hired as a coachbuilder to manufacture the Eldorado Brougham in 1959, Pininfarina created the Jacqueline concept in an attempt to win a new design contract with GM.

The design blended American proportions with Italian accents in what is undoubtedly a handsome car today, but back then GM bosses were unimpressed. They declined the proposals of the Italian studio and the concept was stored in their factory in Turin, Italy. It was later sold to a private collector and fitted with a V8 and homologated for use in the United States, where it would reside today.


9 Pininfarina Cambiano

While most of Pininfarina’s designs are made in collaboration with other manufacturers, it also produces designs under its own name. One such model was the Cambiano, which debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and caused a storm among attendees.

It featured a 320hp electric powertrain with a range extender, allowing it to hit 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds and top out at 186mph. The car was reportedly considered for production after its positive reception at the show, but for unknown reasons this never happened.

8 Ferrari CR25

Ferrari’s designs in the early 1970s were becoming more conservative, as the takeover by Fiat in 1969 meant less freedom was given to the company’s designers to experiment. However, Ferrari commissioned Pininfarina to create a car that was both aerodynamic and visually exciting, and the result was the CR25.

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Its name comes from its drag coefficient of 0.025, a revolutionary figure for a four-seater at the time. The design proved too radical for Ferrari, who opted to stick with the existing 365 GT4, meaning only one CR25 was ever built.

7 Maserati A6 1500 Gran Turismo

Until the advent of World War II, Maserati was a racing-oriented company, with all of its cars primarily built for the track. In 1947, however, a change was needed and the company’s first road car, the A6 1500 Gran Turismo, was born.

It was designed by Pininfarina and started a long tradition of Maserati GT cars, although only 61 examples of this pioneering car were produced. At just 65 bhp, it was considerably less powerful than most of the marque’s previous racing cars, but its styling, handling and interior quality ensured its success and paved the way for today’s Maserati road cars. .

6 Honda Argento Vivo

This killer combination of Japanese engineering and Italian style appeared in 1995 and quickly caught the eye of the Sultan of Brunei, one of the most influential car buyers in the world at the time, purchasing hundreds of cars every year.

He liked the Argento Vivo so much that he is said to have bought several copies for his personal collection, although it is unclear how many. It was, however, never offered for public sale, probably thanks to its state-of-the-art features like a carbon fiber folding roof and an inline-5 engine, which would have been difficult to develop for mass production.

5 Ferrari 330 America

The 330 America was an evolution of Ferrari’s legendary 250 series, featuring a more powerful V12 engine than its predecessors, developing around 300 horsepower. It was designed by Pininfarina for the American market, hence its name.

Only 50 examples were built, and all surviving cars are now in the hands of collectors, rarely seen in public. Despite their popularity with these collectors, 330s do not tend to achieve the same recognition among the wider enthusiast community as the 250 series, despite the fact that, at least mechanically, they are superior cars.

4 Fittipaldi EF7 Vision GT By Pininfarina

Part of the Vision GT series of virtual concepts for the Gran Turismo series of racing games, the Fittipaldi was different from most other concepts, in that it was planned to have a small production run. Founded by racing driver Emerson Fittipaldi, the concept was meant to showcase a preview of an actual hypercar that would have been released a few years after the car was launched in Gran Turismo Sports.

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Unfortunately, it now seems unlikely that the car will reach production, although the reason is not entirely clear, as a manufacturing facility would have been secured and initial deposits for all 39 units would have been taken. However, Motoring Weekly reported in 2019 that Fittipaldi appeared to have abandoned the project, focusing his attention on unrelated projects.

3 Nash Rambler Palm Beach Coupe

Pininfarina’s designs for the US market are always worth a closer look, as they often display a very different take on the company’s Eurocentric designs. Named after Palm Beach, Florida, the Rambler Palm Beach Coupe was commissioned by Nash as a potential replacement for the Nash-Healey.

It draws a lot of inspiration from the “Jet Age” designs of the time, with two-tone paintwork and prominent rear fins. Only one fully functional car was produced, and ultimately the project fell through, but not before it became a featured exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum and made the cover of Motor Trend magazine in 1957.

2 Ferrari Pinin

Ferrari had been making four-seater cars since the 1960s, but until the Pinin made its debut in 1980, it had never made a four-door car before. Designed by Pininfarina and presented to Ferrari as a possible production car, Enzo Ferrari reportedly considered making a limited series of the Pinin but ultimately decided against it.

With a 4.9-litre flat-12 engine and a luxurious interior, the car was a direct competitor to the Rolls-Royces of the time, and it was this competition that would have doomed the project to failure. Ferrari was concerned that its production quality could not match that of the British, so the project was eventually scrapped.

1 BMW Lusso Gran Coupe

Sometimes it happens that a manufacturer launches a new car as a concept, and then when the production version arrives, it doesn’t quite live up to that original concept. The Lusso Gran Coupe was unveiled in 2013 as a potential preview of the next 8 Series, sporting a twin-turbo V12 and refined styling that doesn’t feature an obnoxiously large kidney grille (take note, modern BMW).

Although it generated a lot of hype at the time, it would take another five years for the production 8 Series to arrive, by which time it had lost its V12 engine and Pininfarina styling. It might not have been the biggest seller by volume, but if Bimmer had released a production version of the Lusso Gran Coupe, it would surely have been one of the most desirable cars of its time.


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California Mulls uses sound-activated cameras to catch loud cars https://supporttransit.org/california-mulls-uses-sound-activated-cameras-to-catch-loud-cars/ Wed, 11 May 2022 02:14:00 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/california-mulls-uses-sound-activated-cameras-to-catch-loud-cars/ A new bill has been approved by the California State Legislature that automates the Golden State’s enforcement of its loud vehicle law from January 2023 to December 2027. Senate Bill 1079 wants to use sound-activated cameras to catch noisy cars in six West Coast cities, Automatic week reports. As of this writing, the new bill […]]]>

A new bill has been approved by the California State Legislature that automates the Golden State’s enforcement of its loud vehicle law from January 2023 to December 2027. Senate Bill 1079 wants to use sound-activated cameras to catch noisy cars in six West Coast cities, Automatic week reports. As of this writing, the new bill has yet to be signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom.

California is known for its strict enforcement of road user laws, especially in terms of emissions and the future of electric vehicles.

According to SB 1079, the five-year-old “sound-activated enforcement system” uses cameras with sensors that activate whenever set noise levels exceed the limit. Once triggered, the cameras should be able to “get a clear photograph of a vehicle’s license plate”.

It should be noted that the current legal limit for exhaust ratings in California – 95 decibels for cars and 80 for motorcycles built after 1985 – will continue if the bill is signed by the governor. However, details on how the cameras can focus on the offending vehicle in the middle of the sea of ​​cars, as well as how they can differentiate cars from motorcycles, are not yet available.

The specific cities and roads where the automated application will be used are not specified in SB 1079. However, a spokesperson for California State Senator Anthony Portantino said the city government will be responsible for determining which arteries will have sound-activated cameras, Automatic week reports.

Meanwhile, new legislation has established rules to protect road users. Traffic signs will be mandatory before entering roads with an automated enforcement, while first-time offenders will not be fined. Municipal governments will also be required to develop payment plans, deferral options and fine waivers for low-income offenders who exhibit a temporary inability to pay.

The amount of the fine for offenders is not yet fixed to date.

California isn’t the first state to use an automated camera system to crack down on loud vehicles. New York currently has a similar system, which can result in fines of $875 and more for violators.

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“What a beautiful parking lot”: a long queue of cars forces cyclists to go to the grass in Richmond Park; “Why are people so indifferent to pro-auto messages? » ; Rest day blues at the Giro + more on the live blog https://supporttransit.org/what-a-beautiful-parking-lot-a-long-queue-of-cars-forces-cyclists-to-go-to-the-grass-in-richmond-park-why-are-people-so-indifferent-to-pro-auto-messages-rest/ Mon, 09 May 2022 08:49:07 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/what-a-beautiful-parking-lot-a-long-queue-of-cars-forces-cyclists-to-go-to-the-grass-in-richmond-park-why-are-people-so-indifferent-to-pro-auto-messages-rest/ While you’ve sat back and enjoyed what could be described as a promising Hungarian Giro opening weekend for its Team GB contingent, here’s a quick recap of the stories from the weekend you may have missed… Mark Cavendish proved his dramatic return to the top of the sport in last year’s Tour de France was […]]]>

While you’ve sat back and enjoyed what could be described as a promising Hungarian Giro opening weekend for its Team GB contingent, here’s a quick recap of the stories from the weekend you may have missed…

Mark Cavendish proved his dramatic return to the top of the sport in last year’s Tour de France was no career-ending fluke, unleashing a monster 300-metre-long sprint (after yet another manual led by the one and only Michael Mørkøv) to take his first Giro stage since 2013 and the sixteenth of his storied career.

“It was really nice. We wanted to be good in this first sprint, we did it and I’m very happy,” said the reborn Manx Missile after the finish in Balatonfüred.

“We have half a team for the climbs and half a team for the sprints, but everyone is committed. Ballerini, Van Lerberghe and Mørkøv, I have an incredible final group there, and they delivered today.

“In the end, I had to go long. I went 300m to go. I had to hold one side and I’m just glad I was able to hold out for so long.


While Fernando Gaviria and Arnaud Démare took second and third behind Cav, a boxed Biniam Girmay – second behind Mathieu van der Poel on the opening stage’s uphill finish – was the only rival who seemed to have the speed to challenge the Quick Step- Alpha Vinyl Driver if given the chance. The next steps will be interesting…

Simon Yates was equally impressive in the 9.2 kilometer time trial around Budapest on Saturday, beating pink jersey Van der Poel by three seconds and 2017 Giro winner Tom Dumoulin to claim his first-ever time trial. the grand tour watch and send an ominous warning to his GC. rivals.

Can the man from Bury banish the memories of 2018 and arrive in Verona in pink in three weeks?

Perhaps Yates’ biggest challenge at the GC will come from the cat invading the course which ‘dropped’ Edoardo Affini of Jumbo-Visma on the second TT stage – prompting his teammates for some playful digging at climbing ability from Affini…

As is tradition whenever Mathieu van der Poel wins a stage, we were also curious about his insane power figures – which peaked during his sprint against Girmay at 1,116 watts. Easy.

Away from the Giro, we reported that a bike thief was sentenced to 160 hours of unpaid work after bizarrely claiming he took the bike just so he could “get home”, while a motorist in anger – distraught that cyclists were ‘back on the road’ – was fined £1,000 for reckless driving after he honked his horn and shouted abuse at riders.

In local elections, anti-LTN candidate Lutfur Rahman was elected mayor of Tower Hamlets, although he was removed from office in 2015 after being found guilty of voter fraud, vote buying and religious intimidation .

Finally, a study by injury compensation site Claims.co.uk found Chelmsford to be the safest city for cycling in the UK, while Birmingham came out on top in the ‘most dangerous category’ – although, as Dan explains in the article, the study methodology was shaky to say the least…

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8 of the craziest cars ever built https://supporttransit.org/8-of-the-craziest-cars-ever-built/ Sat, 07 May 2022 18:38:50 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/8-of-the-craziest-cars-ever-built/ There are some pretty cool new cars on the market today, but none of them are as crazy as these eight examples. Whether you’ve seen them in movies, on the streets, or simply on the web, these cars are some of the most eccentric vehicles ever built. Check them out below. 1. The McLaren 650S […]]]>

There are some pretty cool new cars on the market today, but none of them are as crazy as these eight examples. Whether you’ve seen them in movies, on the streets, or simply on the web, these cars are some of the most eccentric vehicles ever built. Check them out below.

1. The McLaren 650S Spider is one of the craziest convertibles ever

McLaren 650S Spider. |Photo by Michael Cole/Corbis via Getty Images

Do you like convertibles? If so, then you will definitely like the McLaren 650S Spider. According to Family Handyman, the 650S Spider’s roof can be raised and lowered in just 17 seconds. But that’s not quite as quick as its three-second 0-100mph time or its 204mph top speed.

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Initial Sequel D Trailer Shows Off MF Ghost’s New Characters And Cars https://supporttransit.org/initial-sequel-d-trailer-shows-off-mf-ghosts-new-characters-and-cars/ Thu, 05 May 2022 20:42:54 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/initial-sequel-d-trailer-shows-off-mf-ghosts-new-characters-and-cars/ MF Phantom released a new trailer. The latest preview of the upcoming anime adaptation of Shuichi Shigeno’s sequel manga shows plenty of images of the officially licensed cars from the new series, including the Nissan GT-R, Ferrari 488 GTB and of course, the novel’s flagship vehicle. series, a bright red Toyota 86, the spiritual successor […]]]>

MF Phantom released a new trailer.

The latest preview of the upcoming anime adaptation of Shuichi Shigeno’s sequel manga shows plenty of images of the officially licensed cars from the new series, including the Nissan GT-R, Ferrari 488 GTB and of course, the novel’s flagship vehicle. series, a bright red Toyota 86, the spiritual successor to Initial Dthe iconic Trueno sedan. The trailer also features the first animated look at Ren Saionji, the series’ female lead, and Kanata Livington, MF Phantomthe franchise’s newest protagonist, who was trained in the art of drifting by the franchise’s original hero, Takumi Fujiwara.

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The new anime is based on the manga series of the same name, first published in 2017 and created by Shuichi Shigeno, Initial Dthe original author. MF Phantom takes place several years after the events of Initial D, and focuses on a new protagonist, Kanata Livington. Set in the near future where electric cars have become the primary mode of transportation for most people and combustion engine cars are used only by racing enthusiasts, the series begins with Kanata’s trip to Japan to to meet his estranged father. Shortly after arriving, however, Kanata became involved with MFG, an underground street racing group. Using the skills taught to him by legendary drifter Takumi Fujiwara, Kanata makes a name for himself beating technically superior supercars using his Toyota 86.


MF Phantom is directed by Tomohito Naka, who previously directed the theatrical releases Initial D Caption 2: Runner and Initial D Caption 3: Dream. The series is produced at Felix Film, a relatively new animation company that previously worked on 2021 Panic on the other side. Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway‘s Naoyuki Onda adapted the character designs for the show.

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the MF Phantom manga recently received its first official English localization, with Kodansha and ComiXology Originals releasing the first 10 volumes of the series last January. The series was a commercial success in Japan, where it sold over 3.2 million copies.


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One person in critical condition after tree fell on cars in Upper St. Clair https://supporttransit.org/one-person-in-critical-condition-after-tree-fell-on-cars-in-upper-st-clair/ Tue, 03 May 2022 23:54:00 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/one-person-in-critical-condition-after-tree-fell-on-cars-in-upper-st-clair/ A tree fell on two cars waiting at a traffic light in Upper St. Clair on Tuesday night as heavy storms rolled through the Pittsburgh area. It happened at the intersection of McMurry and Bethel Church Roads around 6 p.m. Police said two people were inside. one car and six people were inside the other […]]]>

A tree fell on two cars waiting at a traffic light in Upper St. Clair on Tuesday night as heavy storms rolled through the Pittsburgh area. It happened at the intersection of McMurry and Bethel Church Roads around 6 p.m. Police said two people were inside. one car and six people were inside the other car. Police said one person was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. The tree also destroyed power lines. Police said it could take all night to clear. This is a developing story. Stay with Action News 4 from Pittsburgh for updates. Download the WTAE mobile app to stay connected with the latest news.

A tree fell on two cars waiting at a traffic light in Upper St. Clair on Tuesday evening as heavy storms rolled through the Pittsburgh area.

It happened at the intersection of McMurry and Bethel Church Roads around 6 p.m.

Police said two people were inside one car and six people were inside the other car.

Police said one person was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

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The tree also destroyed power lines.

Police said it could take all night to clear.

This is a developing story. Stay with Action News 4 from Pittsburgh for updates. Download the WTAE mobile app to stay connected with the latest news.

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Childhood fascination with sports cars sparks passion for life https://supporttransit.org/childhood-fascination-with-sports-cars-sparks-passion-for-life/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 14:16:18 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/childhood-fascination-with-sports-cars-sparks-passion-for-life/ It was on a camping trip with his parents near Parry Sound that Lucas Scarfone saw something that would change his life: a Dodge Viper. “The original Vipers were just radical,” he said. “They have this look that captivated me at 13.” When the family returned to their home in Hamilton, he researched everything he […]]]>

It was on a camping trip with his parents near Parry Sound that Lucas Scarfone saw something that would change his life: a Dodge Viper.

“The original Vipers were just radical,” he said. “They have this look that captivated me at 13.”

When the family returned to their home in Hamilton, he researched everything he could about the sports car. He even emailed the president of an area Viper club, who responded by inviting Scarfone to attend one of his upcoming events and take pictures. Scarfone convinced his parents – who really aren’t car enthusiasts – to drive him there.

The teenager soon started attending more events and track days, photographing the vehicles. He became obsessed with luxury sports cars and would cycle to nearby IDA to pick up copies of the duPont Registry – a magazine featuring automobiles, yachts and homes – and smear his bedroom with cut-out photos of Vipers , Ferrari and Lamborghini.

Today, he is the one taking the pictures. As a car photographer for car manufacturers, Scarfone travels the world photographing some of the most glamorous and exotic vehicles out there. Throughout his journey from obsessed teenager to professional shooter, Scarfone said he only received support and encouragement from high-end car collectors, many of whom are now considered friends.

Scarfone is also co-publisher of Autostrada, a magazine that features some of these same cars and collectors. Yet Autostrada, releasing its 30th issue this spring, isn’t just about big players with luxury cars.

Created by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts, the magazine highlights all kinds of enthusiasts, whether they are mechanics, artists, racers or comedian Jay Leno, whose collection was presented in the issue. of December 2019. And, of course, many of the publication’s stories are brought to life through Scarfone’s lavish photography.

Lucas Scarfone turns heads as he drives a rare Ferrari LaFerrari down Bloor Street.

Earlier this year, Scarfone bought his own luxury sports car, the first he had ever owned: a Porsche GT3. We talked to him about his love of automobiles.

You’re driving your brand new sports car for the first time, where are you going?

I drove it to my grandparents’ house. They both signed the trim under the trunk. I even took my grandmother for a short drive around the block. It was a very special day.

Let’s go back to your beginnings. Do you remember your first paid gig?

When I was 15, I went to photograph a Lamborghini for a client. My parents drove me to his house and I took a bunch of pictures. He asked me if I could give him some fingerprints. I had never made prints before. He said, “You will learn.

I found a printer in Hamilton and developed three large prints. I gave the bill to my client telling him they cost me $25 each. I will never forget this: he pulled out a wad of cash and gave me $300, which was crazy money for me at the time. “Here’s a little taste,” he said. “Keep following your passion. You will earn some money one day.

You took his advice – you’ve since met and photographed some of the world’s top car collectors. How do you keep your cool with these high profile aficionados?

These guys are awesome, honestly. There is a big misconception about people owning expensive cars. Ninety-nine percent of the people I work with are the cutest people in the world.

I was so lucky that these people I grew up with, many of them became friends and they were so supportive in every way. And, by the way, these are people whose time is worth more than anything; they are worth hundreds of millions or billions of dollars. But it’s funny because when I show up at their office, I’m wearing a T-shirt and shorts. I don’t think of them as the CEO of this or that big company, for me he is “Jimmy with the Ferrari”. I treat them like human beings.

Lucas Scarfone turns heads as he drives a rare Ferrari LaFerrari down Bloor Street.

I feel very lucky to know them on a level where they are just car people. Their passion for cars is matched by their passion for sharing them with people.

You and co-publisher Sean Patrick launched Autostrada in 2015. What did you want to achieve with the magazine?

From the start, we didn’t want a high-end magazine; we wanted a car magazine. We are talking about passion, which is more interesting than price tags. We do not do car reviews. There are plenty of other posts that focus on high-end sticker shock. We didn’t want that at all.

We are committed to showcasing the people of our local automotive community. When people think of high-end automobiles, they think of Italy or Europe, but the community in Canada is so deep. Until I started doing what I do for a living, I had no idea how many cars, collectors and owners there are even in Ontario.

We want readers to identify with the magazine and not be overwhelmed by it. I prefer to tell the story of a guy who built a Camaro in his garage with his dad or a guy who walked into a dealership and bought something just because he could afford it.

I’ve been incredibly lucky when it comes to opportunities. I used to photograph European tours for BMW Canada, I photographed fall rallies for Ferrari of America, track days for Lamborghini. If you go back to when I was 13, when I went to my first Viper club meet, I could never have anticipated anything.

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