Video of the Week: Check Twice Before Turning

It's the midpoint of the work week and you need a laugh. This week's video is a few years old but it's new to me, and hopefully to you.

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Video of the Day: NASCAR Crashes at the Clash

Sunday's NASCAR Clash at the Coliseum in Los Angeles was a crash-filled affair, as one might expect from a track that was just a quarter-mile to a lap.

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Video of the Week: Subwoofer Triggers Airbag

Today's video of the week, presented for your afternoon amusement, shows two young men enjoying the sound of a subwoofer. Too bad that they don't know that the vibrations will set off the vehicle's airbag.

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  • Jkross22 That's a great looking shifter. Reminds me of the old school late 70s BMW manual - BTW TTAC, that would be a cool article to run - Best looking shifters in the last 30 years. My vote:Audi gated shifter from the R8. Should've offered that on every RS model and let people special order.
  • Ajla Maybe they should not have released several special edition Broncos when they couldn't even get regular trim orders out within a year?I'm not sure who is in charge of Ford's production but they deserve to be very fired.
  • ToolGuy "Removing them saved 16 pounds, according to Dodge. Snazzy optional two-piece lightweight carbon fiber wheels are also part of an overall SlimFast program shedding 157 pounds compared to a Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody."From a different writeup: "The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 shaves weight with the addition of lightweight front brakes, hollow sway bars, passenger and rear seat delete, trunk trim, noise, vibration, harshness pad delete, and lightweight interior carpet with a minimal audio system."• Did Dodge consider any lightweighting efforts with the lead-acid starter battery? Because Group 94 LiFePO4 saves 35 pounds of mass vs. standard lead-acid.(If Dodge already did this, Old Guy apologizes for being mired in the past and slinks back to his cave.)
  • Mattwc1 I grew up as a Datsun/Nissan fanboy. I cringed when the lineup (early to mid 2000’s) was a large amorphous blob of uninspired design. However, I think Nissan is starting to turn the corner in design and engineering. Let’s face it, the Rogue is the moneymaker for Nissan and as such it is well positioned in the market. I like the refreshed Sentra, Frontier, Pathfinder. I bought my daughter a Kicks to replace her trusty but rusty Vibe for a very good price.She essentially wanted the Vibe features in a newer packNow if they could do something about the public perception of the Altima driver…..
  • ToolGuy Dear EV Manufacturer,I tend to accumulate multiple vehicles and hang onto them longer than most people. In the future it is extremely likely that I will own multiple electric vehicles which occasionally sit for some period of time without being driven much. On the EV's that I acquire, I would appreciate the following feature:• 'Battery Maintenance Mode' where I can keep the vehicle plugged into a source of power and it maintains the battery at an ideal state of charge for 'long-term' storage (40%? 50%? 60%? Probably not 80% and certainly not "100%")• Also in this mode it would automatically perform cell balancing and whatever the equivalent of desulfation is for the relevant battery chemistry. If it can advise me the human owner that it needs to be 'exercised' every 60 days or whatever, that would also be appreciated.• Once this mode is selected, we need it to *stay* in that mode regardless of power outages, resets, over-the-air updates which I didn't request, etc. If anything software-related kicks it out of Battery Maintenance Mode and it reverts to nervous-nellie-range-anxiety-i-can't-move-the-vehicle-3-meters-if-it-isn't-completely-fully-charged-to-100%-let's-destroy-this-battery-RIGHT-away Mode, that's no good. (A physical switch would do this -- and a rotary switch would look cool.)Yours in Saving the Planet (and my wallet), ToolGuy