North To South: South To North:
Grass Valley, 746 Taylorville Rd Stockton, 1674 E Hammer Ln
Yuba City, 1310 Franklin Rd Lodi, 1230 W Kettleman Ln
Rocklin, 6751 Stanford Ranch Rd Elk Grove, 9170 E Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, 4821 Madison Ave Sacramento, 4770 Florin Rd
Rancho Cordova, 2216 Sunrise Blvd Sacramento, 1421 Meadowview Rd
Sacramento, 3001 N St Sacramento, 3525 Bradshaw Rd
Sacramento, 3800 Northgate Blvd W Sacramento, 779 Ikea Crt-Suite 100
Sacramento, 2941 Advantage Ln Sacramento, 2941 Advantage Ln
W Sacramento, 779 Ikea Crt-Suite 100 Sacramento, 3800 Northgate Blvd
Sacramento, 3525 Bradshaw Rd Sacramento, 3001 N St
Sacramento, 1421 Meadowview Rd Rancho Cordova, 2216 Sunrise Blvd
Sacramento, 4770 Florin Rd Sacramento, 4821 Madison Ave
Elk Grove, 9170 E Stockton Blvd Rocklin, 6751 Stanford Ranch Rd
Lodi, 1230 W Kettleman Ln Yuba City, 1310 Franklin Rd
Stockton, 1674 E Hammer Ln Grass Valley, 746 Taylorville Rd
East To West: West To East:
Folsom, 2525 Iron Point Rd Fairfield, 1601 N Texas St
Folsom, 1009 E Bidwell St Vacaville, 1401 E Monte Vista Ave
Rancho Cordova 2216 Sunrise Blvd Dixon, 1435 Ary Ln
Sacramento, 3525 Bradshaw Rd Davis, 1745 Cowell Blvd
Sacramento, 4821 Madison Ave W Sacramento, 779 Ikea Crt-Suite 100
Sacramento, 3001 N St Sacramento, 2941 Advantage Ln
Sacramento, 2035 Arden Way Sacramento, 3800 Northgate Blvd
Sacramento, 3800 Northgate Blvd Sacramento, 2035 Arden Way
Sacramento, 2941 Advantage Ln Sacramento, 3001 N St
W Sacramento, 779 Ikea Crt-Suite 100 Sacramento, 4821 Madison Ave
Davis, 1745 Cowell Blvd Sacramento, 3525 Bradshaw Rd
Dixon, 1435 Ary Ln Rancho Cordova 2216 Sunrise Blvd
Vacaville, 1401 E Monte Vista Ave Folsom, 1009 E Bidwell St
Fairfield, 1601 N Texas St Folsom, 2525 Iron Point Rd
The Russian government has given the go-ahead on an ambitious new tunnel project that could connect Siberia with Alaska via an underground rail line. If completed, the $65 billion project will be the longest underwater tunnel in the world, besting the Chunnel between England and France by twice the distance. The planned course would stretch over 65 miles and would snake beneath the Big and Little Diomede Islands. According to Inhabitat, the project will be funded by a private and public partnership. So why build it?
Aside from being a civil engineering marvel, the tunnel would also provide an efficient way to move 100 million tons of freight per year. In addition, the tunnel could provide an easy transmission route for electricity developed by tidal energy stations and wind plants in Russia to Alaska and Canada. In addition, the rail system would complete a high-speed network that could stretch from London to New York City. Unfortunately, the project doesn't seem to be geared toward passenger travel. At least, not for now.
10: Suzuki Reno (compact that came out in 05) Why would anyone name a car after the Biggest Little Dump? Joe's never been to Vegas but when you go to the big swank casinos you always see Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Aston Martins, Bentley's, and exotics parked out front. The difference between Reno and Vegas is at Reno casinos - you see Suzuki's parked out front...The Suzuki Reno is designed for the degenerate gambler that once owned an 86 Corvette or 84 Cadillac Deville and lost everything he had at the Nugget so now he drives a RENO!9: Anything from Dodge/Chrysler 1988-1992; Dynasty, New Yorker, 5th Avenue, Park Avenue, LeBaron, Diplomat...All of these cars got their start from the K car in 1981. All of these cars were supposed to say I'm a tycoon, or oil baron or hip NY mogul. They had wood trim and swirly logos and fake cheap accents that were supposed show people you had paper and you had arrived but they were all some of the most gaudy heaps that ever hit the road. Not one person that had a Dynasty, was on the show Dynasty, or lived on 5th Ave ever owned one. And while we're at it...I don't know if you've ever noticed this but it's the reason why Euro cars rarely use names. They use numbers. They don't want a label or someone's perception of a name labeling their car. The Japanese are starting to figure this out but even the Japanese use names like Tercel, Corolla, Sentra, Supra, Maxima - what does that mean? Nothing, and that's cool because the names are ok and meaningless. And if you pay attention to names you'll see how they go in step with our outlook and optimism. You used to have stuff named Cheyenne, Bronco, Rambler, Apache, Prospector, Mustang, El Dorado, Maverick, Ranchero, Nomad; names that celebrated our free roaming cowboy ways. Names that made us feel like explorers and travelers on the open range. We went through a race and track car era; with Demons and Dusters and Trans Am's and Le Mans, Super Bee, Formula, The Judge, Cyclone... Animal names were always cool with Ford: Pinto, Bobcat, Cougar, Taurus... Then we went through a luxury craze. the 80's cheesy phase; Lazer, Tempo, Horizon, Sunfire... Now we need cars with names like: the Ford Frugal, the Chevy Miser, the Dodge Unemployment, Buick Scandal, the Chrysler Corrupt, and Lincoln Liar... That's how I want you to think about these names, more ironic and dumb than about the just how crappy the cars are/were. But without fail; the crappier the car - the better/worse the name.8: Buick Rendezvous: Really, you own one of these and you're going to prearrange a meeting at a secret location with people you are hiding or want unknown, you live with mystery or cheat on your wife? 7: The Suzuki Samurai: Horribly built fake jeeps that could barely hold four fat frat girls, let alone one large Asian - sword weilding warrior.6: Isuzu Amigo: Same thing, the Japanese really had a hard time marketing these compact- junk jeep-like micro suv's. They thought people that entered our country illegally would gain clout by us - knowing they endured the grueling Mexican desert and its terrain by driving an Isuzu to the border, where they then got out and climbed a fence or tunneled their way in to America illegally. Nothing says Baja Racer and freedom like feeding an Amigo's 8 kids that were born here, while he works undocumented while sending U.S. currency back to his mom in Mexico.5: Keeping the Theme Alive; Ford Fiesta/Festiva. How can you have a Fiesta in a car that couldn't hold two pinatas? And unless your name is Jeff Spicoli, how many times in your life have you used the word Fiesta? Here in America we party, have keggers, rage, shin dig, get together, and bbq. And I don't know about you or the girls you Fiesta'd with, but after a Rager, we needed a back seat. A back seat of a Galaxy, Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, Cutlass, Cordoba: All names that would seduce any sober woman... The Fiesta was built for the empty nester woman who never got invited to a Kegger and hoped by driving it she could save enough money to some day go south and get invited to a real Fiesta. My buddy owned a Fiesta, first car I ever drove - it was no party!4: I'm a Ford guy but what is up with the name(s) Focus or Aspire? I like the frugal simplicity of the names, everyone has dreams, hopes, and aspirations... But if you stay focussed will you hit your aspirations? Not always! The names are very motivational but if you aspire to be a cattle rancher you may want a King Ranch or Lariat. If you aspire to be a roadie you may need an Econoline van. If you aspire to be a park ranger you might want an Expedition, see my point? Driving a crappy doesn't help you achieve who you want to be - it reminds you of who you ARE! But don't let that let you lose your FOCUS! Maybe someday you'll get your shit "together" and be able to step up to a Fusion.3: This is a two-way tie between a Plymouth Breeze and Dodge Neon. Same car, different gay names. Nothing says buy a car for your 16 year old daughter quite like a Breeze (better name for a female applicator) or Neon. Yeah, because if you drive this car someday your name will be in Neon – on the marquee of a strip club. Both of these horribly built cars had names far more suitable for chewing gum or mascara.2: Chevy Citation. The only way you could get a Citation driving this car is if you’re driving it the way Chevy intended, loaded with kiddie porn and CRANK! What it won’t start – is that how you get a CITATION!? You sure as hell aint getting a Citation for speeding, it can’t speed, and those are called speeding TICKETS! I know the #1 car is the same car but the name is different, and even worse than a CITATION!1: The worst car name in the history of car names has to be the Chevy Celebrity. Really, you're a fucking celebrity? From which era, network, or country? Any celebrity driving a Celebrity hasn't been asked for an autograph since the day they left the set of Renegade! (decent car name - horrible tv show). Remember that show? Could you imagine Paris, Kim K, Rhianna, or even Eric Estrada driving that car? They show up to walk the red carpet and the only reason it's red is because the master cylinder and tranny are leaking.
The new Ferrari F150 is a single-seat Formula One racecarthat will be the object of affection for millions ofTifosiaround the globe. One Florida fan of the Italian automaker recently purchased a brand-new2011 458 Italia.He wasn't planning on turning his into an F150, but he did turn into an F-150... aFord F-150.The accident happened in Brandon, Florida, when theFerraridriver allegedly decided that the yellow paint on the ground didn't apply to him (investigation still pending...). When he went to pass another car, he found a Ford pickup heading straight for his front bumper. The F-150 didn't stop at the low-lying nose and ended up with its left-front tire on the hood of the 458. Fortunately, it appears that no serious injuries resulted.
It's not without reason thatBMWsare among the top choices for high-security personnel transport. BMW Securityvehicles – armor-reinforced versions of the standard roadcars we see on the road every day – are known to be both secure and responsive to quick, often life-saving maneuvers. But what good would these vehicles be if their drivers didn't know how to handle them properly?That's why BMW has a security vehicle training facility in East Germany. Built on the grounds of what was once the largest Cold War air base in Europe, the center is run by advanced driving instructor Klaus Heimerl, who shows chauffeurs and security personnel how to evade any number of potentially threatening situations, from ambushes to roadside bombs.Of course, BMW isn't the only automaker offering armor-reinforced versions of its vehicles. Nor is it the only company offering this kind of evasive – and potentially life-saving – driving instruction. And while this level of protection might not factor into the daily driving routines of most drivers in the United States, for many drivers in many countries, it could make all the difference between life and death in scenarios that arise on a near-daily basis.Continue reading...
Although much of the world's wealth is concentrated in relatively civilized countries where the rule of law is present and enforced, there's certainly enough going around in developing countries where criminal elements operate in the open and kidnapping is a regular occurrence. For the wealthy private individuals who are potential targets for such abduction and armed robbery operations, having the right equipment and people with the right skills to evade potential assailants is an absolute necessity.
Beyonce Knowles showed just how much she loves her husband Jay-Z by reportedly presenting him with a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, on his birthday. The rap mogul turned 41 on Dec. 4 and to celebrate, The Sun reports his better half bought him one of the world's fastest and most expensive production cars ever built.The Veyron Grand Sport is powered by a 16.4-liter engine that produces 1,000 horsepower with a top speed of 253 mph and a 0-60 mph time of just 2.7 seconds. And the price for all that speed and power: a cool $2 million.Beyonce can certainly afford it. According to Forbes, she made $87 million this year. Jay-Z is no slouch in the earnings department either, he has a business empire and a fortune estimated at $450 million.
The Veyron will add to Jay-Z's impressive car collection which according to The Sun includes a Maybach 62S, Ferrari F430 Spider and a Pagani Zonda Roadster.Next on the list for the couple could be a baby. Beyonce pregnancy rumors are an almost daily occurrence and last month her mom Tina Knowles shot down any baby speculation, but did say she can't wait to be a grandmother and she believes they would make "great parents."
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- A 1964 Aston Martin used in early James Bond films sold for 4.6 million dollars at a London auction Wednesday. This car was one of only two fully-equipped 1964 Aston Martin DB5s actually used in the early Bond films.
Â In this case, "fully equipped" includes features you don't see on most cars. Among the options included on this model: guns that poke out through the taillights, a license plate that rotates to show different sets of numbers and a removable roof panel to allow easy egress for a passenger in the ejector seat.
The car was used in two of the Bond movies. First for the fast-driving sequences in Goldfinger and later -- after it was equipped with James Bond's famous gadgets -- in Thunderball.
The car has not been substantially altered since then.
In addition to all the gadgetry, the car has a 282-horsepower engine and a top speed of about 145 miles per hour. Minus all the gadgets, a standard 1964 DB5 could go from zero to 60 miles per hour in about 7.1 seconds.
After production of the two Bond films was completed, the car was returned to Aston Martin. In 1969, it was purchased for $12,000 by Jerry Lee, a Philadelphia radio executive who has owned the car since.
The car has been rarely seen in public, spending most of its life in storage. RM Auctions has done restoration work on the car, which has about 30,000 miles on it. Restorers worked on the car's engine, brakes, exhaust system and clutch.
The collector car auction company RM Auctions, which handled the sale of this car, sold a similar Bond car in 2005. That car was never used in any Bond movies, it was used only for promotional purposes.
Lee, the car's owner, had said he thought the car might sell for as much as $10 million.
"$4 million is kind of the minimum I expected it to go for," said McKeel Hagerty, president of the collector car insurer Hagerty Insurance. "At any price, some car collector is feeling really cool right now."
The identity of the buyer was not immediately known.
The final price of $4.6 million includes a 12% buyer's premium charged by the auction company.
One other 1964 DB5 was used in filming, but that car was stolen in 1997 and is believed to have been destroyed.
Proceeds from the sale of the car are intended to support the Jerry Lee Foundation, an organization dedicated to researching and solving problems associated with poverty.
I have been dreaming about this bike every day since I learned the name Harley Davidson.Â It took me 34 yrs to get it man, just goes to show you that persistence pays off.Â No matter what Dog says,Â I worked very hard for a long time to get this baby.
It's Shaquille O'Neal versus Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Wait! That's not fair! Shaq is much taller. ... Oh; oh, all right. They're not competing in basketball? That's okay then.On 'Shaq Vs.' (Tue., 9PM ET on ABC), Shaquille takes on race car driver Dale Earnhardt. Shaq is over seven feet tall, and Dale is only six feet. But Shaq's normal height advantage won't help him here. During the competition, the pair of athletes are racing cars. And Shaq is in fact at a disadvantage, since his height requires a specially-made car with a lift-off top just so he can get into the thing.
Okay, so what you're looking at is not a car from The Jetsons. It doesn't fly and it doesn't fold into a briefcase when you get to your office in the sky. But it might as well. What it is, in fact, is a one-of-a-kind prototype made by Pininfarina â the same company that designs every Ferrari â in 1960 to demonstrate what was possibly in advanced aerodynamics. And now it's up for sale.Called the X Concept, it has a unique wheelbase with one wheel front, one aft, and two near the center. It has a drag coefficient of 0.23...that's lower than a Toyota Prius, one of the most aerodynamic cars on the road today, but this was done fifty years ago. Only one was ever made, and the Aero Toy Store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has it for sale with a price tag of $3 million. JamesList has it listed from the same dealership for $1.3 million, so it looks like the steep price is negotiable.
On Christmas day, 2007, Constandina Tutten was informed that her husband, Army Sergeant Joseph Tutten had been killed in the line of duty in Iraq. Sgt. Tutten was a squad leader with the 82nd Airborne, and had fallen to an IED while helping to clear Tikrit of insurgents. After hearing Tutten's story, Camaro5 member TheSpyMaster enlisted the help of a few others to help create a tribute 2010 Chevorlet Camaro in honor of anyone who has given their lives in service to this country.What started as a simple customization with aftermarket wheels and smoked taillight lenses grew into an all-out show car. New scissor doors and a wild body kit helped nab the Camaro top honors at a few local car shows, but that wasn't enough for TheSpyMaster. The guy topped the whole thing off with a complete American-themed vinyl wrap.While the look won't be for everyone, you have to respect TheSpyMaster's dedication in his efforts to get America's service men and women the respect and honor they deserve. Check out a smattering of images in our gallery below, but be sure to head on over to Camaro5 for the fully monty.
Despite getting nabbed for street racing, driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance, the grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France is reportedly off the hook and back on the race track. A Florida judge dismissed the charges against J.C. France after it became apparent that the Daytona Beach officer that arrested the heir to the racing throne was actually outside of his jurisdiction. As a result, France is off scot free.
Last year, France was caught allegedly street racing in a 2007 Lamborghini against his half-brother and roommate Russel Van Richmond. After the charges were filed, France was suspended from racing in the NASCAR-owned Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Daytona Prototype Series where he drives for the Brumos Porsche-Riley team.For his transgressions, France has missed out on a grand total of four races. We can't seem to tell whether this is a blatant example of the good ol' boy system run amok or a painful reminder of just how inadequate the NASCAR drug testing system still is. Either way, we hope France takes some time to realize just how lucky he was to not have killed anyone last October or to have wound up behind bars with a lifetime ban from racing.
If you can count the number of hours you spent blowing up pixilated cars in the very first Grand Theft Auto by the tens, the video after the jump will probably strike a chord. The genius souls over at Honest Directors have taken it upon themselves to whip up a car chase, complete with images borrowed from Google Earth. There's plenty of carnage, including an explosion or two, and a lot of other awesome special effects.Feel free to hop the jump to see the action for yourself. If you'll excuse us, we hate to be so short... but you can find us dusting off our old GTA disks out back if you need something that just can't wait.
The new Intimidator 305 roller coaster has opened at Kings Dominion theme park in Richmond, VA. The coaster, named in honor of the late NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, has ride cars that look like Earnhardt's famous black Chevy. Earnhardt's daughter Taylor visited the park last week to open the ride.
The Intimidator 305 screams along at 92 miles per hour, thanks to a 300-foot drop at the start.Kings Dominion says that makes it part of a new class of giga-coasters - "complete-circuit coasters with a height of 300 feet or taller." You can now check "add a word to my vocabulary" off today's to-do list. You're welcome.Universal requires 4-night stay for Harry Potter packages (Orlando, FL, USA)The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens June 18, and if you want to book Universal Orlando Resort's vacation package to go see the wizard, you will be staying in Orlando until at least June 22.
Turkish pop singer Metin Senturk has become the world's fastest unaccompanied blind driver.Senturk wept as he emerged from a Ferrari F430 at Urfa airport in eastern Turkey to learn from Guinness World Records officials his average speed of 180 mph broke the previous record of 176 mph, held by a British bank manager.I don't think there are any words to describe this feeling. I am really happy. It was really hard, like a dance with death," said Senturk, who has been blind since the age of three.Following Senturk in a separate vehicle was former rally driver Volkan Isik, who guided the blind man by radio.
These tires are made in South Carolina , USA .
SEE THROUGH TIRESÂ
Radical new tire design by Michelin.
The next generation of tires.Â
They had aÂ set at the Philadelphia car show.
Yes, those are 'spoke' like connections to the inner part of the tire from the outside tread 'wrap!' The next picture shows how odd it looks in motion...
Makes you wonder how the ride feels doesn't it?Â
These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market very soon.
The bad news for law enforcement is that spike strips will not work on these.
Just think of the impact on existing technology:Â
A.. no more air valves...
B. no more air compressors at gas stations...
C. no more repair kits...Â
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These are actual pictures takenÂ at the South Â Carolina plant of Michelin.
Later today, Ford will officially unveil its new Police Interceptor at a private fleet sales event in Las Vegas, but the first images of the new vehicle were posted this morning on the company's website. As has been rumored for some time, Ford will be adapting the Taurus to take over for the aged Crown Victoria, which is finally being euthanized in September 2011.
At this point, we don't have any mechanical details on the new cop car. We wouldn't be surprised if Ford offers the Interceptor in two forms: a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 version with front-wheel drive could serve for all those local applications like liaison officers, supervisors, etc. where extra performance is not needed. The true Interceptors for highway patrol applications will probably use the SHO powertrain with the 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6 and all-wheel drive.
This twin-turbo cop car would provide the first real performance challenge to the increasingly popular Dodge Charger while likely getting much better fuel economy (not to mention GM's upcoming V8-powered, RWD, Zeta-based cruiser), and we presume that the Blue Oval will field the new units with the obligatory upgrades, including a more robust suspension, cooling system, electrical system and, hopefully, brakes. We should have all the answers for you around lunch time.
Angelle Sampey - NHRA Pro Stock Bike and More Race Wins Than Cha-Cha. 3 NHRA Championships!!!
Ashley Force - NHRA Funny Car, Daughter of DUH!
Milka Dunno - Indy 500, IRL / IndyCar, NASCAR, anyone who will hire her. Should be doing porn with Ashley and Angelle all together at once.
Erin Crocker - World of Outlaws
Leilani Munter - Indy Lights / NASCAR
Melanie Troxel - Top Fuel - Melanie Troxel is the quickest and fastest female driver in NHRA history, clocking a 4.458-second pass and top speed of 330.31 MPH! Married to Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr.
Sarah Fisher - IRL / IndyCar Youngest Female Indy 500 and will never win $*#t
Shirley "Cha-Cha" Muldowney - NHRA Top Fuel Champion '77, '80, ('81, AHRA), and '82
Danica Bitch-Troll-Mud Duck-Road Goat-Skank-Scab-Eddie Munster-Feman-Body of a Boy-No Ass-Malnourished Elvira-Hideous Witch-1win out of 50-Never Gonna Win Indy-Stab my Eyes With Hot Rusty Spoons-Patrick - IRL/Indy Car
Michele Squires once owned the 1965 Volkswagen van that was found recently in a shipping container at a Southern California port -- 35 years after she had it stolen from a repair shop.
She'd now like to buy it back.
Squires told The Spokesman-Review that she was watching television news on Friday when a picture of a VW van popped up on the screen during a story about how customs agents on Oct. 19 discovered the vehicle in a shipping container headed for the Netherlands. The blue-and-white van looked to be in pristine condition, and could be worth more than $25,000.
Customs officials ran the vehicle identification number and found it had been reported stolen from an upholstery shop in Spokane on July 12, 1974. Squires said she had taken the van to the shop to have a bed made in the back for camping.
Squires, 58, is a lifelong Spokane-area resident who has worked at a Chinese restaurant for the past 30 years.
Her memory of buying the van is a little hazy. She wrecked her previous car and received $600 in settlement, and used that toward the van, though she doesn't remember the price. She remembers having a lot of fun in the van, hauling friends from home to home for progressive dinners and on ski trips.
"It was great in the snow," she said. "Lousy heater. I kind of fell in love with it."
After the van was stolen, Squires was paid off by the insurer, Allstate Insurance Co., which then became the legal owner. When it turned up at the Los Angeles seaport, officials seized it and turned it over to the insurance company.
The van had likely changed owners several times over the years. Most recently, it had been in the hands of a custom repair shop in Arizona, which refurbishes VWs and sells them overseas. Authorities say the owners of the shop are not considered suspects in the long-ago theft.
Squires has contacted Allstate to see if she could get the van back. Before she came forward, a company spokeswoman said Allstate would have the car appraised, apply for a new title and sell it at auction.
Asked Monday if Allstate would try to sell or return the car to Squires, the spokeswoman said the company was still investigating its options.
Squires said she probably cannot afford to buy back the van if it is worth $25,000 or more, as the auto theft investigator on the case has guessed. But she would at least like the first chance at purchasing it, she said.
Toyota issued a recall Tuesday of 3.8 million vehicles, the company's largest U.S. recall. It was unclear which models are targeted in the recall.An earlier report said the government has been warning owners of Toyota and Lexus vehicles about safety problems tied to removable floor mats.They say the mats could interfere with the vehicle's accelerator and cause a crash.The Transportation Department says owners should take out the floor mats on the driver's side and not replace them.Toyota did not immediately comment on the warning.The consumer alert affects... 2007-2010 model year Toyota Camry2005-2010 Toyota Avalon2004-2009 Toyota Prius2005-2010 Tacoma2007-2010 Toyota Tundra2007-2010 Lexus ES3502006-2010 Lexus IS250 and IS350