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2014-07-02 08:21:05

In Nine States, the July 4th Travel Period Saw the Most Red-Light Running Violations WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Independence Day, thousands of cars will hit the road as Americans celebrate summer with family and friends. According to the Safer Roads Report: Trends in Red-Light Running from the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR), July 4th ranked as the second riskiest summer holiday for drivers across the country when it comes to red-light running...

2014-07-01 16:21:43

The height of minivan refinement, the 2014 Honda Sienna offers plenty of comfort and capability. DAYTON, Ohio, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As more and more carmakers get out of the minivan making business, Honda is finding that the market continues to flourish. With the lack of competition, the 2014 Honda Odyssey is being driven off lots almost faster than they can be put on them. Not only are they selling, but the high end Touring models that are fully loaded are a...

2014-07-01 16:21:39

With plenty of power and comfort, the 2014 Honda Ridgeline continues to offer a great truck DAYTON, Ohio, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In the world of trucks, many carmakers look at the market and decide to provide nothing but sheer power and towing capabilities. What often gets left behind in this thinking is the average consumer who wants to not only use strong truck, but be comfortable in it during day to day operation. In this, Honda has designed the 2014 Honda Ridgeline,...

2014-07-01 16:21:35

Upgrades to the interior and exterior bring the 2015 Honda Pilot to its very best DAYTON, Ohio, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For the new model year, the 2015 Honda Pilot in Dayton, Ohio is receiving a new trim to add to the four existing. The all new 2015 Honda Pilot Special Edition, or SE, will be slotted between the current EX and EX-L models, offering a mid-range model, more than the base LX model but not nearly as much as the luxurious Touring models. The addition will...

2014-07-01 16:21:33

For the new model year, the 2015 Toyota Rav4 gets a shiny new color of paint CHICAGO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Toyota lovers can celebrate as the 2015 Toyota Rav4 in Chicago, Ill. is slated to hit lots this year. The Rav4 has been considered one of Toyota's top vehicles, having long been the top selling crossover SUV, and one of Toyota's most popular cars. Bringing plenty of great options to the market, the Rav4 comes in three trims, the LE, XLE, and the Limited. Each has...

2014-07-01 16:21:27

Brandon Ford's Truck Finder simplifies the search for the perfect Truck TAMPA, Fla., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With Brandon Ford's newest website feature, you can find the truck of your dreams whether it is new or used. With our huge selection of new F-150's, F-250's, F-350's and their countless sizes and trims, this Brandon Ford Truck Finder will help you sort through them all to find the truck that you need. Search our vast selection of used vehicles featuring used Ford,...

2014-07-01 16:20:58

With upgrades to the exterior and interior, the new 2015 Ford Expedition is a brand new SUV TAMPA, Fla., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As Ford continues to redesign many of it's most popular models, the 2015 Ford Expedition in Tampa, FL becomes no exception. With a release soon, the Expedition is looking to be Ford's best entry into the SUV class. This may be, in fact, their strongest and most luxurious addition ever. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140701/123531...

2014-07-01 16:20:47

- Honda Civic and Accord post sales of more than 32,000 each in June for increases of 8.7 and 2.1 percent respectively TORRANCE, Calif., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported June 2014 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 129,023 units. The Honda division posted sales of 117,817 units in June while Acura sold 11,206 units in the same period. Year-to-date American Honda sales reached 739,436 units. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140701/123760 Honda...

2014-07-01 12:22:21

- Sonata soars 30 percent in June FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of its best month ever, Hyundai Motor America posted its best June ever and the best opening six month period in its 28-year history. Sales of 67,407 were up four percent versus the same period a year ago and up one percent over last year's record performance for the first six months of the year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131002/LA90771LOGO-b "As we settle into the...

2014-07-01 12:22:14

Sprinter Vans up 21.1%, smart up 4.2% year-to-date MONTVALE, N.J., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported best-ever June sales volumes of 29,380 across the Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart model lines, up 8.2% from the 27,162 vehicles sold the same month last year. Monthly retails for the Mercedes-Benz brand alone increased 8.6% to 26,506, bringing year-to-date volumes to a milestone 151,624 units. Adding year-to-date sales of 11,483 for Sprinter Vans...


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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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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