Pod Rods: a floating Lambo, a smoking ‘Stang and a Queen’s Bentley – and that’s only for starters – Florida Times
April 8, 2016 - Picnic Time
This weekend’s Pod Rods on Jacksonville.com includes some tire smoking and a bit of nautical supercar action, as good as a wooden roadster and a Chinese hybrid supercar. And it wouldn’t be Pod Rods though some Jacksonville movement and a cold Corvette.
Check out Pod Rods, as good as Jacksonville’s longest-running automobile eventuality calendar:
The 13th Annual Jacksonville Grand Prix was run on Apr 2 notwithstanding a breezy and stormy start that forced a check in dropping a starter’s flag. But when a six-hour European-style go kart foe hosted by Endurance Karting was finished during nearby 6 p.m., 20 teams had helped lift about $8,000 for Spina Bifida of Jacksonville. The go kart continuation foe placed teams of 4 to 6 drivers any in matching single-seat karts during a 103rd Street Sports Complex. The teams had to make a smallest of 17 motorist changes, any group personal formed on a multiple of knowledge level, age or weight. Detroit Rock Cooper’s pro group was a altogether winner, with Starworks Karting in second and Kids That Passed You in third. The University of North Florida’s rookie Osprey Racing group came in 12th. Race deduction advantage Spina Bifida of Jacksonville’s programs, services, referrals, investigate and vocational development.
Watch out Uber – here comes BMW. After a successful commander program, BMW announced a launch of ReachNow, a free-floating reward automobile pity use that will start in Seattle and enhance to 3 additional cities in 2016, and 10 sum soon. ReachNow is designed to yield drivers with discerning registration and discerning capitulation routine – in dual mins or reduction – a initial for any automobile pity service. The initial swift of 370 vehicles, including a BMW i3, a BMW 3 Series and a MINI Cooper, will be on a streets of Seattle for evident use, afterwards enhance to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in a subsequent quarter. ReachNow comparison Seattle as a commander marketplace for a seductiveness in welcoming greener mobility services that make life easier for a residents. Additionally, Seattle was recently ranked a third many electric vehicle-friendly city in a U.S. by ChargePoint, a largest electric automobile charging network. All ReachNow vehicles are charged during a rate of 49 cents for any notation a automobile is used, and 30 cents per notation while parked. The one-time lifetime registration cost is $39.
A radically cold Corvette hire automobile can now be systematic from Callaway cars. Officially called a AeroWagen sharpened brake, it’s acclimatisation for a C7 Corvette. But while package is accessible for a customary Stingray coupe, Z06, or Callaway’s rarely tuned Vettes, prolongation won’t start until a fourth entertain of this year. The redesign includes a single-piece CO fiber roof and retains a bottom car’s strange induce hinge and fasten resource as good as a removable roof. No cost is accessible yet, though does offer a bit some-more behind load space. For information, go to http://www.callawaycars.com/homepage/cars/callaway-corvette/callaway-aerowagen-package.
There’s a stately float for sale on England’s Auto Trader – a Bentley Mulsanne used exclusively by Queen Elizabeth II during her Diamond Jubilee celebrations and to revisit 10 Downing Street. And it’s utterly a cream fume – usually 5,000 miles in dual years, a satellite navigation complement arrangement Windsor Castle as a home address. The 500-hp Bentley is on sale for only underneath $283,000 on Auto Trader, and was initial prepared and purebred by Bentley during a domicile for disdainful use by a Queen. The stately wheels have several upgrades including walnut burr veneered cruise tables, doorway panels and behind entertain self-centredness mirrors. There are festooned Bentley emblems to all seats and discretionary 21-inch classical amalgamate wheels.
Also on sale is an amphibious Lamborghini Countach – yes, we pronounced Lamborghini, arrange of. Called a Z1, it’s for sale in eBay for about $26,000 in Gloucestershire, England. Searoader is a amphibious automobile dilettante offered a 2-seater, that is a Range Rover V-8 in a tubular space support with a combination physique modeled on a 1980’s Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV. Yes, it has twin propellers and rudders for H2O use, and a front hydrofoil.
Interested in a new supercar from Beijing? Techrules, a new automotive investigate and growth association formed in China, is looking for intensity locations to settle a European prolongation base, a preference to be done by a finish of a year. Techrules showed off a supercar during a 86th Geneva International Motor Show final month, with a turbine-recharging hybrid electric powertrain. TREV is a range-extender complement that uses a micro-turbine to beget electricity that charges a battery pack. The battery powers a motors that expostulate a wheels. A growth antecedent started contrast in Feb during England’s Silverstone foe track, pronounced to furnish 1,030 hp during rise use.
Wood we if we could – build a judgment automobile out of wood? Toyota showed off only such a judgment during final month’s Milan Design Week, job it a Setsuna. The preference to use timber reflects Toyota’s efforts to give form to a building relations between people and their cars, a association said. The car’s name – Setsuna – means “moment” in Japanese. It was selected to simulate that people knowledge passing moments together with their cars. To consolidate this concept, Toyota picked a accumulation of particular timber for opposite tools of a car, including a extraneous panels, frame, floor, and seats. It was built regulating a normal Japanese joinery technique called okuriari, that does not use any nails or screws, for a physique that had a bend suggestive of a boat.
Iconic foe automobile motorist and foe group personality Roger Penske will be respected during a 2016 International Motor Racing Research Center Award Dinner on Thursday, Jun 30, in allege of a IMSA Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen during Watkins Glen International in New York. Penske will accept a Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports during a dinner, a Master of Ceremonies renouned foe commentator Jerry Punch. The cooking is $250 per person. For some-more information, go to www.racingarchives.org.
The 2016 One Lap of America is roughly prepared for a 7-day/2,827-mile run opposite Central and Northeast U.S., and one of a competitors will be lifting supports for a Alzheimer’s Association in a name of a male who started a cross-country event. Brock Yates, comparison editor of Car and Driver Magazine, started by formulating a barbarous Cannonball Run Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash in a 1970s – a prosaic out, no-holds-barred foe from New York City to Redondo Beach, California. But after 5 of them, with a ultimate seashore to seashore record set during 32 hours 51 minutes, Yates motionless that it competence be safer to make it a timed rally, that he called a One Lap of America. Now it’s a cross-country expostulate with time trials on foe marks via a country.
This year’s eventuality starts with a Tire Rack soppy movement pad in Indiana on Apr 30, afterwards it’s off to Pittsburgh International Race Complex and 7 some-more foe marks in 11 states, including a drag strip, finale behind during Tire Rack’s domicile on May 7. Eight of a teams have members from Florida, including a 2014 Ariel Atom racing for a Brock Yates Tribute Fund with D.J. Beachem II from Johns Creek, Ga., and Charles Espenlaub from Lutz, Fl. They will lift supports for a Alzheimer’s Association, given Yates is now battling a disease. To donate, go to http://act.alz.org/site/TR?pg=fundfr_id=1060pxfid=92686.
Finally, underneath a “not protected for work unless we work in a steel-stamping facility” is this video. Which we should put on good speakers and only enjoy. Really. Ford has released a video of Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s 900 hp Ford Mustang RTR deposit car. The video’s soundtrack has him attack a car’s 9,000-rpm rev limiter a lot as he smokes it from spin to turn, withdrawal a route of tire smoke. This is Vaughn’s 2016 deposit foe car, denounced during final year’s SEMA uncover with a 7.1-liter Ford Performance/Roush Yates-tuned V-8. Watch and laugh during https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=61v=JEzhw83Eisc.
A balmy open weekend means automobile shows – here’s a list:
■ Green Cove Dragway – IHRA Summit Super Series Points Race, 5 p.m. on Saturday during a lane during 1010 Worthington Ave. in Green Cove Springs. Event includes The VW Invasion. Spectators are $12 per person, and Test and Tune competitors are $25 each. For some-more information on all lane events, go to http://greencovedragway.com.
■ Mustang Club of America Ancient City National – Apr 15 to 17 during a Florida School for a Deaf and Blind during 207 San Marco Ave. in St Augustine. One of a crowd of bar events being hold is a Mustang-only automobile uncover from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Apr 17. For some-more information, go to www.jmcmustang.org/Ancient-City-National.
■ 15th annual Fruit Cove Baptist Church Car Show and Springfest – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Apr 16, during a church during 501 Florida 13 in Fruit Cove. Free for spectators and $25 on-line registration for uncover cars – 300-car limit. Information – www.fruitcove.com.
■ Railroad Day Festival Classic Car Show – noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Apr 16, during Cochrane’s Collision Center during 617473 Brandies Ave., as partial of annual Callahan Railroad Day festival. The west Nassau Historical Society hosts a annual Railroad Day march during 11 a.m. during a Historic Callahan Train Depot opposite from Cochrane’s. Information – www.wnhsfl.org.
■ King of a South Car Show – 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Apr 16, during Coast to Coast Customs during 8229 Arlington Expressway.
■ Wings N’ Wheels – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Apr 23, during Jacksonville Executive during Craig Airport. Presented by a Jacksonville Aviation Authority, it includes a immobile aircraft arrangement and automobile show, craft rides, live entertainment, food vendors and a kid’s section supposing by Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. Free parking and witness admission, and $35 registration for uncover vehicles. Information – http://wingsnwheels2016.com.
Two events were rescheduled due to final Saturday’s stormy weather:
■ San Jose Car and Truck Show – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Apr 23, during Dupont Station, 6271 St. Augustine Road. Free to spectators and $20 per uncover vehicle. New Buick, GMC, Hyundai and Genesis models on view. Proceeds advantage a Bishop John J. Snyder Community Center for comparison citizens.
■ Avonlea Antique and Classic Car Show – 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22 during a Avonlea Antiques and Design Gallery, 8101 Philips Highway. Free for spectators and $25 per uncover vehicle.
■ Informal cruise-in — 7 to 9 a.m. each Saturday during Krispy Kreme, 11117 San Jose Blvd. in Mandarin.
■ First Coast Car Council — 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday during a Medical and Merchants Center, 11701 San Jose Blvd.
■ Callahan Cruise – 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday during O’Reilly Auto Parts, 450076 Florida 200 in Callahan.
■ Azalea City Cruisers – 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday during Brooklyn Boys Pizza, 205 NE Commercial Circle in Keystone Heights.
■ Jax Beaches Cars and Coffee – Classic Car Cruise from 5 to 8 p.m. each third Tuesday during a Sea Walk Pavilion and Latham Plaza between 1st and 2nd Street. Information – www.betterjaxbeach.com.
■ New cruise-in – Sunshine State Chevelles – 5 to 8 p.m. starting on Saturday, May 7, afterwards each initial Saturday during a Jacksonville Automotive and Motorcycle Museum during a Regency Square Mall, 9501 Arlington Expressway.
■ Update – Friday night Fruit Cove Cruise-in has been cancelled.
■ Update – Third Saturday dusk cruise-in during Lowe’s Home Improvement during 4040 Oldfield Crossing Drive in Jacksonville has been cancelled.
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