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Thousands of beautiful cars and trucks here for Hot August Nights in Reno, but this one is for +Ken Beghtel​! Not sure of the year etc but it's a cool VW!
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So psyched about this! I'm hoping to feel some of this excitement here at the Tesla Gigafactory!

Things are ramping up here as we make part of the batteries for the cars, so this is cool news. It's finally happening!

H/T to +Derek Ross​ for the post!
The first 30 Model 3's are going to be delivered tomorrow and we can watch via Livestream!

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It was cool seeing a Tesla Model X right at the entrance to Northern Nevada Pride this weekend. It was fully decked out and we got to sit in it. The staff was excellent and I was thrilled to see Tesla being there for the LGBTQ community, especially since I work out at the Tesla Gigafactory. The car was amazing, and totally luxurious (and those gull wing doors!)

#tesla #pride #lgbtq #nevada #northernnevada #modelx #electriccar
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Mural art on the side of a coffeehouse I just discovered in Midtown Reno -- See See Motor Coffee Company, 131 Pine St. It has badass motorcycles inside and a spectacularly cool vibe. I need to check it out!

#coffee #coffeehouse #motorcycle #cycles #reno #nevada #midtown

https://www.seeseemotorcycles.com/blogs/coffee-shop/see-see-reno

http://www.renoisartown.com/
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Hot Wheels MONGOOSE & SNAKE Drag Race Set

For all of us who grew up with Hot Wheels. this is pretty damn bad ass. I'm not sure, but it feels like my lifelong infatuation with cars probably started with my love of my Hot Wheels cars, and with my Tonka trucks. I'd love to find a MIB set of this!

#toys #hotwheels #cars #dragracing #kids #children #nostalgia

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As Seen In Reno

This beauty was parked outside of West Elm in Reno (the Old Post Office), right alongside the river. Such a stunner and what a low-rider!

#classiccars #cars #automobile #lowrider #westelm #reno
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Speed. The chase. Racing. Vintage travel and auto racing posters will capture my attention every time..

#cars #automobile #racing #sansebastian
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1949 Grand Prix International: Monza

I'm addicted to vintage posters like this one: the styling, the action, the thrill of racing, all come alive to me when I see them. I can feel the speed. I can envision being there, back in 1949, right in the middle of the action.

Cars and motorcycles will always be in my blood, and this poster instantly puts me there. It oozes coolness!

#grandprix #racing #cars #automobile #monza #posterart #posters

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1949_Italian_Grand_Prix

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1970 Plymouth Superbird

The short-lived Plymouth Superbird was a highly modified version of the Plymouth Road Runner with well-known graphics and horn. It was the factory's follow up stock car racing design for the 1970 season to the Dodge Charger Daytona of 1969, and incorporated many engineering changes and modifications (both minor and major) garnered from the Daytona's season in competition on the track.

The car's primary rival was the Ford Torino Talladega, a direct response to the Mopar aero car. It has also been speculated one motivating factor in the production of the car was to lure Richard Petty back to Plymouth. Both of the Mopar aero cars famously featured a protruding, aerodynamic nosecone, a high-mounted rear wing and, in the case of the Superbird, a horn which mimicked the Road Runner cartoon character.

Superbirds equipped with the top-of-the-line 426 cu in (7.0 L) Hemi engine with a pair of four barrel Carter AFB carburettors (2x4bbl) producing 425 hp (317 kW) could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 5.5 seconds.

History

Developed specifically for NASCAR racing, the Superbird, a modified Road Runner, was Plymouth's follow-on design to the Charger Daytona fielded by sister company Dodge in the previous season. The Charger 500 version that began the 1969 season was the first American car to be designed aerodynamically using a wind tunnel and computer analysis, and later was modified into the Daytona version with nose and tail.

The Superbird's smoothed-out body and nosecone were further refined from that of the Daytona, and the street version's retractable headlights (made of fiberglass[10]) added nineteen inches to the Road Runner's original length. The rear wing was mounted on tall vertical struts that put it into less disturbed air thus increasing the efficiency of the downdraft that it placed upon the car's rear axle. For nearly 30 years the mathematic formula used to determine the exact height of the enormous wing was thought to be a highly guarded Chrysler secret. In the 1990s a retired Chrysler project engineer claimed publicly that the height was determined in much simpler fashion: it was designed to provide clearance for the trunklid to open freely. It should be noted that by a co-incidence the height of the wing was at the optimum level for maximum downforce. The rear-facing fender scoops were to hide cut outs. These cutouts were to allow wheel clearance due to the larger, wider wheels and lowered height of the vehicle for NASCAR. On Daytonas, the scoops were actually for ventilating trapped air from the wheel wells in order to reduce under fender air pressure and lift. For standard road going Superbirds the covers or "air extractors" were a cosmetic enhancement, for looks only. Ground clearance was 7.2 inches (18 centimetres).

NASCAR's homologation requirement demanded that vehicles to be raced must be available to the general public and sold through dealerships in specific minimum numbers. For 1970, NASCAR raised the production requirement from 500 examples to one for every two manufacturer's dealers in the United States; in the case of Plymouth, that meant having to build 1,920 Superbirds. Due to increasing emissions regulations, combined with insurance hikes for high performance cars and NASCAR's effective ban on the aero cars, 1970 was its only production year.

"Superbird" decals were placed on the outside edges of the spoiler vertical struts featuring a picture of the Road Runner cartoon character holding a racing helmet. A smaller version of the decal appears on the driver side headlight door. Superbirds had three engine options: the 426 Hemi V8 engine producing 425 hp (317 kW), the 440 Super Commando Six Barrel with three two-barrel carburetors producing 390 hp (290 kW) or the 375 hp (280 kW) 440 Super Commando with a single 4-barrel carburetor. Only 135 models were fitted with the 426 Hemi. As the 440 was less expensive to produce, the "Street" version of the 426 Hemi engine used in competition was homologated by producing the minimum number required.

On the street, the nose cone and wing were very distinctive, but the aerodynamic improvements hardly made a difference there or on the drag strip. In fact, the 1970 Road Runner was actually quicker in the quarter mile and standard acceleration tests due to the increased weight of the Superbird's nose and wing. Only at speeds in excess of 60 mph (97 km/h) did the modifications begin to show any benefit.

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Chrysler memos of September 1969 show that the Sales Programming staff was preparing to handle 1,920 winged Plymouths for 1970, but published figures say as many as 2,783 were built. The current figure generally accepted is 1,935 SuperBirds built and shipped to United States dealers, with anywhere from 34 to 47 allegedly heading towards Canada. The engine option question is again a sticky one, although the most frequently seen numbers report 135 426ci. Hemi SuperBirds and 716 440ci. Six-Pack editions, with the remainder powered by 440ci. 4bbl. motors. It is believed that over 1,000 Plymouth SuperBirds exist today.

#chrysler #plymouth #superbird #cars #automobile #roadrunner #nascar #racing #richardpetty

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Spider Bug

It just goes to show that things do not necessarily have to end up as they started. Supposedly, Spider Bug is located in the Carson City, Nevada area. Creepily cool!

#spiderbug #vw #bug #nevada #carsoncity #art #foundart #upcycling

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