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2014-05-30 08:21:06

Portsmouth Ford's selection of Explorer, Expedition models give consumers array of options PORTSMOUTH, N.H., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Passenger space and power are an ideal combination of attributes for families looking to enjoy the great outdoors this summer. With several options available from top brands, the decision-making process can be a challenge if not equipped with the right information. As a champion of utility with top-selling models like the Explorer and...

2014-05-30 08:20:51

Excellent gas-electric hybrid now available at Honda of Toms River TOMS RIVER, N.J., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For several years, two common issues faced proponents of gas-electric hybrid vehicles. First, the exterior styling of the vehicles often were less appealing than the technology held within. And second, many hybrid vehicles, despite achieving lower emissions, often achieved a gas mileage increase that was negligible during most conditions. However, one vehicle has...

2014-05-29 20:20:26

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to published reports, the number of deaths linked to GM's ignition switch recall is likely to rise once the company counts every individual killed in a crash with one of the recalled vehicles(1). Currently, GM has only admitted responsibility for deaths to front seat passengers. While the company has publicly linked the recalled vehicles to only 13 deaths(2), reports indicate that once the company takes into account...

2014-05-29 16:21:22

Palmen Motors of Kenosha, Wis. encourages buyers to consider pre-owned Ram trucks KENOSHA, Wis., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The cost of a brand new pickup truck can be daunting, but the cost of not having a capable work vehicle is also too great for many individuals and business owners to bear. For this reason, many Wisconsin shoppers are turning to the secondary market to find a truck that's got the capabilities that are necessary for many jobs without the costs associated...

2014-05-29 16:21:14

Portland, Oregon based Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC support Motorcycle Safety Awareness month efforts to educate drivers on best ways to share the road with motorcycles. PORTLAND, Ore., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has deemed May "Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month" and is reminding all motor vehicle operators to look out for, and share the road with, motorcycle riders. The NHTSA believes getting the word out about safe...

2014-05-29 16:20:30

Series of Custom Vehicle Displays and Unique Test-Drive Experiences Will Allow Consumers to Experience a Side of Luxury Never Seen Before IRVINE, Calif., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Kia's first-ever rear-drive luxury sedan continuing to arrive in showrooms across the U.S., the marketing campaign for the all-new 2015 K900 continues this summer with custom displays and unique test-drive opportunities at a series of lifestyle and cultural events nationwide as well as a partnership with...

2014-05-29 12:21:10

Metro Honda welcomes latest edition of gas-electric hybrid vehicle JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For auto enthusiasts who have followed the evolution of the gas-electric hybrid movement, many of the initial models to hit the market proved to be somewhat underwhelming. From polarizing design choices to uninspiring driving dynamics, it appeared as if the available technology was lagging behind the segment's practical reality. One new vehicle, however, is...

2014-05-29 08:33:50

AUSTIN, Texas, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologic Technology Systems, Inc. recently announced the rollout of its new online registration capability. The system went live with one Texas district in March and there are four other districts with implementations currently underway. The recently added functionality is available to all TEAMS(TM) clients as part of both the cloud and on-site solutions. TEAMS' online registration will allow parents of new and existing students to sign up...

2014-05-29 08:22:03

Receive an Extra Bonus on Eurail Select Passes that Include France WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rail Europe, Inc., the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, is giving travelers $50 off a Eurail Global Pass or a Eurail Select Pass this summer. Between now and July 9, simply enter the code SELECTGLOBAL during checkout to receive $50 off*. When you choose to book a Eurail Select Pass including France and a seat reservation in France, simply...

2014-05-29 08:21:19

Mac Haik Ford DeSoto showcases new Ford Edge and Ford Explorer DESOTO, Texas, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Searching for a new SUV in Texas can be difficult for drivers that are not as informed as they would like to be. Today's SUVs offer more than just power and versatility; they now give drivers excellent fuel economy. The ability of a new Ford SUV to offer improved off-road performance and money-saving gas mileage has helped SUVs like the new 2014 Ford Explorer and the...


Latest Land Transport Reference Libraries

Bricklin SV-1
2014-06-18 08:10:07

The Bricklin SV-1 was created by Malcolm Bricklin, designed by Herb Grasse and assembled in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. It was manufactured from 1974 to 1976, with only 2,854 total vehicles built. Herb Grasse, who was the designer of the original Batmobile, built three Bricklin-styled models for banks and other investors. The factory was not able to produce vehicles fast enough to turn a profit and the company owed the New Brunswick government $23 million. It cost an estimated...

1919 GMC Truck Ad
2014-04-13 09:02:48

GMC is a division of American automaker General Motors (GM) that focuses on trucks and utility vehicles. William C. Durant, the founder of GM purchased the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company in 1909. The same year, Durant purchased the Reliance Motor Car Company. Rapid and Reliance merged in 1911 and GMC was formed in 1912. The first GMC truck went on exhibit in 1912 at the New York International Auto Show. Although 22,000 trucks were produced in 1912, only 372 were contributed by GMC. GM then...

Hummer-H3
2014-04-13 08:37:22

Hummer was a brand of trucks and SUVs produced by AM General, first sold as a civilian version of the M998 Humvee in 1992. In 1998, Hummer was purchased by General Motors (GM) and they marketed three versions, the original Hummer H1, based on the Humvee, the H2 and H3 models were smaller and were produced for the civilian market. By 2008, Hummer was placed under review by GM management. Rather than being liquidated as part of the GM bankruptcy in 2009, it was retained by GM. An...

Dodge-1927 Sedan
2014-04-11 13:58:22

Dodge is an automobile manufacturer founded in 1900 by Horace Elgin Dodge and brother John Francis. Originally named the Dodge Brothers Company, a supplier of parts and assemblies to Detroit automakers. They began producing complete automobiles in 1915. After the death of the Dodge brothers in 1920, sales dropped and Dodge’s rank fell from third to seventh by 1927. The company was sold by the Dodge brother’s widows in 1925 to Dillon, Read & Co. for at least $146 million. In 1928,...

Maglev
2014-04-11 09:17:26

Maglev is a vehicle propulsion system that uses magnetic levitation to move a vehicle with magnets instead of wheels. The vehicle hovers a short distance above the guide way by magnets and also uses the magnets for motion. The operation of this system is quite and maintains less friction for improved acceleration and deceleration. Weather does not affect the performance of the vehicle. Currently, some trains make use of the Maglev system, but vacuum tube trains could allow a Maglev system...

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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