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Abortion, automobiles, and Alabama

Shortly after the female Republican Governor of Alabama endorsed HB 314, a law that would ban all abortions statewide, even in case of rape or incest, the calls for boycotting Alabama in all forms started. Kay I'vey signed into law the “Human Life Protection Act” a bill that is intended to be a “vehicle” to [...]

By |2019-12-25T18:48:40-08:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Politics, Toyota|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Finally! Skyactive the final frontier is near

Skyactive-X the next generation For months the chatters on the Washington Post online carchat, Real Wheels, have been asking when Mazda was going to bring out the next generation Skyactive technology. Finally! I have some information, not everything, but some. The engine is still under development, so some of the figures are subject to change [...]

By |2017-08-14T13:42:59-07:00August 9th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Fast Furious and Fun at Geneva Motor Show

A friend went to the Geneva Motor Show and came back with some photos of cars that struck them. A couple of the cars were concepts, others will only be seen in Europe, a couple will make it to the shores of the United States of America. The cars are a mix of mainstream and [...]

Magna, Nissan, Mazda, Infiniti WAPO carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Magna International opened their doors to show us some new products. Car companies sell today's products; when you visit an Auto Supplier, you get a real glimpse into the future of automobiles and the Auto Industry. Do you tow a trailer? The hardest part of towing is backing up. Magna [...]

Jeep, Mazda, Gocycle, my open road real wheels carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, My 92-year old neighbor, Barbara had a party on July 23rd to say thank you to everyone for being her friend. On July 30th she left us. I can see her sitting next to her beloved husband, Louie, in heaven, him watching Nascar, her watching the old westerns. I drove [...]

2016 North American Car and Truck of the Year finalist

2016 NACTOY The North American Car of the Year finalists for 2016 is the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Civic, and Mazda MX-5 Miata. Finalists for the 2016 North American Truck/Utility of the Year are the Honda Pilot, Nissan Titan XD and the Volvo XC 90. The winners will be announced on January 11th at the North [...]

Derek Jenkins out as head of design for Mazda

Car designer out before major launch Derek Jenkins is no longer the head of design as confirmed by Eric Booth, Senior Manager, Public Relations at Mazda North American Operations. According to Booth, Jenkins' last day was Friday, July 17, 2015, just days before the launch of the 2016 Mazda CX-3, "His last day was Friday. [...]

Dave Coleman on Mazda’s skyactiv technology on Driving the Nation

Dave Coleman, vehicle development engineer for Mazda North American Operations (MNAO), explains Mazda's skyactiv technology to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com. Since torque converters work best at low speeds Mazda added a multi-plate clutch to the torque converter. Coleman shows the old system and the new system through pictures and animation (courtesy of Mazda). It [...]

By |2019-02-27T15:12:43-08:00October 12th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Mazda, Technology, Video, youtube.com|Tags: |0 Comments

Mazda Ryuga concept unveil at NAIAS

Mazda Ryuga concept vehicle unveiling at the 100th anniversary of the Detroit auto show (NAIAS.) The Mazda Ryuga - Japanese for gracious flow concept was shown at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Gull-winged Ryuga 2.5-liter flex fuel engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission the best-looking thing at the Detroit show [...]

Hybrids; past, present and future

We keep hearing how many hybrids are being sold and how many are coming out. The first Honda Insight was sold until July of 2005. Since then 311,718 hybrids have been sold. Hybrids currently available on the market, along with how many have been sold since their inception are; Ford: (11,795) Ford Escape(11,795)(first American hybrid) [...]