No point beating around the bush, today’s Question of the Day is directly due to Brad Keselowski’s reverse-entry pit stop that he performed at Talladega recently. While coming into the pits, he managed to upset the rear of his Mustang racer and slid just about perfectly into his pit stall, facing the wrong way but otherwise right where he needed to be. If there was any kind of pre-meditation to the move, it is difficult to see it, because from where we are sitting we’re betting that he was just as surprised as everyone else was. That’ll be an episode of Radioactive that we can’t wait to hear. You know some killer commentary…the kind that will never be shown during the actual race event on TV…was spoken over the radios when he slid into his pit stall like that. Maybe next race someone can re-wrap his car to look like the General Lee just one time for a laugh. So, with that, what we want to know is the moment you had the epiphany that your … [Read more...] about BangShift Question Of The Day: When Did You Feel Like A Driving God? – BangShift.com
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There’s no quicker way to make a car look racy (even if it isn’t) than to add a functional hood scoop (or scoops). They’ve been on factory cars for decades, and large trucks for just as long. In fact, the scoop that Pontiac had on their 1963 Super Duty models was sourced from Ford, who used them on heavy duty trucks. They have come in all shapes and sizes from the snorkels on the Pontiac above to the “trap door” style Air Grabber unit found on Mopars for years. Cowl induction hoods were used on Chevy models for years, Buicks had functional scoops, Pontiac had their famous Ram Air setup which was hooked to a bad ass engine series of the same name, Ford’s subtle but cool Cobra Jet scoop adorned many hoods, and there were “shaker” style scoops offered by several companies. A few years ago Chad and I saw a cool early 1970s Formula Firebird in Florida when we were there for the PRO Winter Warm up and loved it. Then we saw a gross street rod … [Read more...] about Bangshift Question of the Day
There’s a ton of good about this car -- sickening acceleration, vicious looks, cool tech -- but let’s start with the bad.The GT-R has this green light in the tach. I think it’s supposed to tell you when to shift economically because it starts flashing at about 2,500 rpm and then comes on solid at 3,000 or so, whenever the car is in manual mode. It flashes all the time, even when you’re in sixth gear, which I don’t understand, and it always made me take my eyes off the road, even after I’d been in the car for two days. I couldn’t find a way to get rid of it, but I didn’t look too deeply in the menus.It’s a bear in traffic. When driving the GT-R as it should be driven, no problem. Stomp the gas, it takes off like a rocket and you just have to get ready for second gear, which comes in about two seconds. But in traffic, holy smokes, in traffic it’s a lurchy, clunky rocket just itching to take off. I sat on the freeway in … [Read more...] about 2017 Nissan GT-R Premium review: The deal of the century, again
Be sure to read the fine print before you buy the deal. Hemera/Thinkstock Deal-of-the-day Web sites are dime a dozen these days. Groupon started the trend in 2008, and consumers gobbled it up, making it a popular business model that many other start-ups jumped on. Even online behemoths like Amazon and EBay are offering their own daily deals. The typical daily deal works like this: You subscribe to the service and they send you daily e-mails with deals from companies, usually local and mostly manufacturers, restaurants and service based businesses. Many times, the deal is at least 50 percent off of the regular price, which makes it a great way to try a product or service at a greatly reduced rate. Deals stay active for anywhere from a day to a week, depending on the company. As far as purchasing the deals, different sites have different rules. Some, such as Groupon, set a minimum number of deals that have to be purchased in order for the deal to "tip," or in other words, go … [Read more...] about How do deal-of-the-day Web sites work?
A pair of women proudly display their "finds" from the Unclaimed Baggage Center, in Scottsboro, Alabama, a huge warehouse for stuff that passengers have lost while flying. Jeff Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images Maybe you've lost a pair of sunglasses. Maybe you've found someone else's earring. Maybe those items turn up in a lost-and-found area somewhere — a hotel, an amusement park, a school. That's great and all, but it's likely that your experience pales in comparison to these cool, unique and weird artifacts that have turned up in lost-and-founds around the world. 1. An Actual Human Skull The Bureau of Found Objects in the southern end of Paris is a massive repository of the city's lost items. The centralized collection was formed in the 1800s during the time of Napoleon and now receives up to 700 items a day that have been found on the metro, in restaurants, museums, airports, streets and other locations. Although some of the items eventually are claimed, many are not, … [Read more...] about 9 of the Weirdest Lost-and-found Items in the World