Monthly Archives: June 2017

All-electric BMW 3-Series coming this particular fall?

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THE CAR is thinking about releasing a good all-electric 3-Series at the Frankfurt auto display in Sept, according to resources who talked to the The german language newspaper Handelsblatt.

Richard Branson is reserve driver for Formula E NYC ePrix

The next Formula E race weekend will be a double-header in New York City on July 15-16. DS Virgin Racing driver Jose Maria Lopez will be absent, as he’ll be driving in the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Nürburgring race. Filling in for him alongside Sam Bird will be British reserve driver Alex Lynn. That leaves a need for a new reserve driver for the New York City ePrix, a duty that will be fulfilled by none other than billionaire Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson.

That means the team’s entire lineup for the race will be made up of British talent, and Branson is excited to fill the role. “I heard about the situation at the team and offered my services!” Branson said. “As you know, I’ve always loved a challenge, and Alex, Sam, and myself are the three plucky Brits ready to take on New York.” The 66-year-old business magnate said he has arranged for some testing time in the car to prepare himself in case he’s called up to race.

Our favorite 45 photos of the best bombs of Billetproof Northwest

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Hot rod entrepreneur Alan Galbraith has always championed the underdog. It was he who started the Concours de LeMons anti-concours as an affront to Pebble Beach. It’s an event that has grown to three shows in the U.S. and one in Australia (“Not content to ruin events in the northern hemisphere, the Concours d”LeMons oil stain spreads below the equator…”). And it was he who took command of Billetproof after fellow custom enthusiasts Kirk Jones (aka KIRK!) and Jay Ward, now the car czar at Pixar, decided to sell it.