Monthly Archives: March 2010

March 30, 2010
Ford to save $1.2M/year just by turning off its computers at night

When a corporation as large as Ford decides to do something as simple as shutting down its computers at night, the savings can be astronomical. In the case of Ford, powering down computers can save the company $1.2 million each year. The new program, called PC Power Management, utilizes energy saving settings provided by Microsoft […]

March 30, 2010
Ward’s Auto selects 40 finalists for Interior of the Year award

Most everyone is familiar with the Ward’s Auto 10 Best Engines award where BMW, Audi and Ford took several honors for 2010, but a less prominent, though perhaps more eye-catching, award given by the magazine is the Ward’s Interior of the Year awards. The award recipients are chosen through a process that examines all new […]

March 30, 2010
Video: Take a walk down Nissan Z-car memory lane, look into the future

A while back we showed you the 40th Anniversary Nissan 370Z. The special package for the 370Z adds a healthy dose of show and a wee dash of go to the already heady mix of Z-car sportiness. It’s hard to believe we’ve had 40 years of Z-cars – the car that became the best-selling sportscar […]

March 29, 2010
Alfa Romeo launches its Official Fine Art Prints Collection

On the occasion of its centennial anniversary, Alfa Romeo, the legendary Italian car maker, launches its official fine art prints collection in collaboration with Cultwork. The fusion of art, interior decoration and Alfa Romeo. To mark a century of passion and engagement, Alfa Romeo celebrates 100 years of automotive design and culture by launching its […]

March 15, 2010
Zero wheels, all awesome – Homebuilt Kiwi ‘hovercraft’

Rudy Heeman, an inventor in New Zealand, has created a flying hovercraft. We’ll admit right now that it has little nothing to do with cars, but it is ridiculously cool. Heeman wants to make and sell them for only $13,000. Maybe it’s time for us to just sell the car and move someplace with waterways […]

March 7, 2010
BMW S 1000 RR pulls off the old tablecloth trick

Ah yes, the good ol’ pull-the-tablecloth-off-the-table-without-sending-dishes-flying routine. The oldest trick in the book? Possibly, but BMW has taken it upon themselves to update the classic demonstration in a major way. How ’bout upping the ante with 24 complete place settings around a giant rectangular table? Yeah, that’d do it.