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2019 BMW 330i First Drive Review | Good car, bad timing

Auto Blog News Feed - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 23:00

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A sports sedan swimming upstream in a sea of crossovers and EVs.

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Entrepreneur: Congress Edges Closer to Legalizing Hemp

Business Now Mag - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:34
The Farm Bill compromise allows nationwide hemp production for any use -- including CBD. The bill may pass before Christmas.
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How to Survive Being Stranded During the Holidays

Elles Fashion News Feed - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:30

Cancelled flight? Here’s how to make the most of it.

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1956 Ferrari 290 MM Sells for $22 Million on the Block

Motortrend News Feed - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:20

Another classic car auction, another multi-million dollar Ferrari sale. Ferraris have long been king when it comes to high-value post-war auction results, and this past Saturday, a 1956 Ferrari 290 MM sold to a new owner for a huge $22,000,005. The venue was RM Sotheby’s first Petersen Automotive Museum auction in Los Angeles, California and the car was a true gem from the early years of the storied Italian automaker.

The 1956 290 MM, chassis number 0628, was originally a factory race car, driven by some of the greatest names in the 1950s international racing scene. Legends such as Phil Hill, Juan Manuel Fangio, Peter Collins, Olivier Gendebien, Sir Stirling Moss, and Wolfgang von Trips all had stints behind the wheel of #0628, which even today still has its original bodywork, engine and transmission—rare for a frequently raced car from this period.

Further, #0628 was given a full restoration to the livery it wore in the 1957 12 Hours of Sebring by Ferrari Classiche, the brand’s in-house restoration service, and was fully authenticated at the same time.  During the 1956 racing season, the car was run with a four-cylinder, 3.5-liter 860 Monza-type engine and finished second at that year’s Mille Miglia road race.

In 1957, a new 3.50 liter 290 S engine replaced the original and in this guise the car finished third overall in the 1957 1000 KM of Buenos Aires. The engine was replaced again prior to the start of the 1957 12 Hours of Sebring,  this time with a 290 MM V-12 with single overhead camshafts vs the 290 S’ twin cam configuration. Unfortunately, the car recorded a DNF at Sebring and ended its campaign under the Scuderia Ferrari team, being sold on through American importer Luigi Chinetti to private ownership.

Other notable sales at the Petersen Automotive Museum auction included a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV consigned by television and radio personality Adam Carolla, which sold for $2.2 million—in line with the pre-sale estimate. Carolla also sold a 1965 Lamborghini 350 GT for $555,000. Meanwhile, a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT brought $775,000, a 2015 McLaren P1 sold for 1,435,000, and a Euro-spec 1989 Ferrari F40 did very well at $1,545,000.

Among those cars not to sell were a 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort with a high bid of $870,000, a 1989 Ferrari Testarossa at $105,000, and one of the event’s star cars, a 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra with a high bid of $840,000. In all, RM Sotheby’s managed a less-than-stellar 79% sell-through rate for the sale, likely hampered by unrealistic consigner expectations.

While most cars were bid to values well beyond the means of typical collectors, we were quite fond of a 1961 Morgan Plus 4 roadster which sold for a relatively affordable $29,120 and had the curb appeal of something twice that price.

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Albert Biermann Poised to Head Hyundai Motor Group R&D

Motortrend News Feed - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:14

A new report has revealed that Hyundai Motor Group will once again go through an executive shuffle, this time in its R&D division. Sources close to the matter told Reuters that two R&D vice chairmen have offered to resign from their positions. If those resignations are accepted, Albert Biermann, who was hired from his previous post as head of BMW M, would be named the next head of R&D for the entire Hyundai Motor Group.

This comes after a recent change-up that saw Euisun Chung, son of Hyundai Motor Group founder Mong-Koo Chung, become executive vice chairman. The move also occurs right as Hyundai’s profits are down two-thirds due to recall costs in the U.S. and weak sales in two key markets, the U.S. and China.

One person close to the issue said that the shake-up is part of a generational change being pushed by the younger Chung and could be announced as early as Wednesday. The two R&D vice chairmen who offered to leave, Woong-chul Yang and Moon-sik Kwon, declined to say why they did so because they are not authorized to speak with the media.

Alongside designers Peter Schreyer, who now serves in an advisory role, and Luc Donckerwolke, Biermann was one of a number of non-Korean executives brought in by the automaker. Since his arrival, two more former BMW M engineers, Fayez Abdul Rahman and Thomas Schemera, and have joined Hyundai Motor Group. Former Bugatti designer Alexander “Sasha” Selipanov was also brought on board at Genesis.

Biermann is responsible for the improvements Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis have made in driving dynamics, and was originally brought in to help develop performance vehicles. The Kia Stinger and K900, Genesis G70, and Hyundai i30 N and Veloster N are just some of the vehicles shaped by Biermann’s influence. Hyundai’s motorsport presence has also expanded since Biermann’s arrival with the automaker now participating in the World Rally Championship, 24 Hours of the Nurburgring, and the TCR Class of the Pirelli World Challenge.

Source: Reuters

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Pubs for Sale: Two Pubs, Restaurant, Microbrewery For Sale Or Lease

Business Now Mag - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 21:57
Available due to owners ill health/retirement plans. Freeholds for sale or 10 year leasehold - must all be sold/leased as one purchase/business as they're more profitable working together. Suit as
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Toyota Supra Super GT Racing Concept to Debut in Tokyo

Motortrend News Feed - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 20:54

The 2020 Toyota Supra is among the most anticipated debuts in recent memory, as we’ve been expecting a new Supra to drop ever since the Toyota FT-1 concept was revealed way back in 2014. That day will finally come next month at the 2019 Detroit auto show, but before then Toyota will debut yet another Supra racing concept.

The automaker teased the GR Supra Super GT concept today, which will be unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon taking place just before the Detroit show. You may be wondering why Toyota and its Gazoo Racing motorsports division are showing off another Supra race car concept when they already revealed the GR Supra Racing concept earlier this year. It seems that car will only see competition in Playstation’s Gran Turismo Sport, but based on this concept’s name we can assume it previews a car that will actually race in Japan’s real-life Super GT series.

The Toyota GR Supra Racing concept at the 2018 Geneva motor show

Once known as the JGTC (Japan Grand Touring Championship), Super GT is Japan’s premiere GT racing series and is comprised of two classes that compete on one track simultaneously: GT300 and the top-tier GT500 class. Because Toyota just launched the GT500-class Lexus LC 500 last year, the Supra will most likely compete in GT300. Given the Toyota Supra’s rich history in JGTC, we’d love to see a GT500 version of the Mk. V, but entering GT300 makes sense as those cars are typically more closely related to their production counterparts. The lower class also allows FIA GT3-spec cars, so it’s possible the Supra will be eligible to compete in other series besides Super GT. If the race car is production-based, then expect to find a BMW-sourced turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six under the hood.

Beyond that, we don’t know very much about the upcoming Supra race car. We’ll have to wait until the GR Supra Super GT concept debuts at the Tokyo Auto Salon on January 11-13 to learn more. Until then, at least we have the NASCAR version to tide us over?

Source: Toyota

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Destiny 2's 'The Dawning: All Cookie Recipes And Who To Give Them To

Forbes News Feed - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 20:33
Here are all the cookie recipes for The Dawning in 'Destiny 2', along with who to give them to.
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Suzuki ends Hayabusa production after two legendary decades

Auto Blog News Feed - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 20:30

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Suzuki has elected to end Hayabusa production, and remaining stock will be sold in the United States during 2019.

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Entrepreneur: My Startup Has Grown up -- How Expansion Changed My Role as CEO

Business Now Mag - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 20:00
As the company has grown past the startup phase, I now find myself being called on to perform the duties of an executive far more than those of an entrepreneur.
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Bocuse d'Or 2019: The Final Competition Themes

Fine Dining Lovers News Feed - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 20:00
Homage will be paid to the late chefs Paul Bocuse and Joel Robuchon at the global final due to take place in January 2019 in Lyon.
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China to 'cut US car tariff to 15%'

BBC Business News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:38
The reported proposal would make tariffs on US cars the same as those from other countries.
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China to 'cut US car tariff to 15%'

BBC Business News Feed - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:38
The reported proposal would make tariffs on US cars the same as those from other countries.
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BBC Business News Feed: China to 'cut US car tariff to 15%'

Business Now Mag - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:38
The reported proposal would make tariffs on US cars the same as those from other countries.
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Entrepreneur: All the Ways in Which Your Smartphone Can Track You and How to Put an End to It

Business Now Mag - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:30
Aren't you just a little creeped out at how those ads follow you around? These apps can help.
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myPOS BrandVoice: Why London Is Home For My FinTech Firm

Forbes News Feed - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:27
When Christo Georgiev was choosing a headquarters for his FinTech firm myPOS his shortlist had only one name on it: London. “Europe really has no answer to London, which is by some margin the most attractive city for a FinTech startup to locate in today.
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BBC Business News Feed: Pound sinks after no confidence report

Business Now Mag - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:07
The pound falls after a report that colleagues of Theresa May could trigger a no confidence vote.
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