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Elon Musk says 'right on' to letter asking for new Tesla Model S features

Posted Aug 29th 2014 6:00PM

Elon Musk Responds To Ad, Says Tesla Changes Coming Soon
If you want to get Tesla CEO Elon Musk's attention, taking out a full-page ad in his local newspaper will apparently do the trick (see video above). That's what two self-proclaimed "very highly satisfied" Model S owners did, asking for a few small changes in the popular EV. In response, Musk Tweeted a picture of the ad and wrote, "Ad taken out in Palo Alto Daily [News] by two Model S owners is right. Many of the suggestions will be implemented soon." The ad also appeared in the Palo Alto Weekly.

You can watch the video outlining the requests by clicking above, but we'll mention some of them here. Improved voice-activated phone dialing, better sensors (like blind-spot monitors), redesigned sun visor, automatically closing charging port door and then the big one: Tesla ads.

Tesla isn't talking about when the new features will be available, but if any of those items are unlikely in the near future, it's Tesla advertisements. After all, why pay for media attention when a simple Tweet about other people paying for your ad can get tremendous amounts of attention?


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Ferrari foolishly fighting with Deadmau5 over his custom wrapped 'Purrari' supercar

Posted Aug 28th 2014 2:00PM



You either love it or hate it when it comes to Deadmau5's Purrari (Ferrari 458 Italia) and its car wrap Nyan Cat graphics as seen above. Evidently, Ferrari North America falls under the category of hating it, as they were apparently none too pleased with the custom "Purrari" badges and associated floor mats and emblems seen on Deadmau5's exotic sports car. This bugged Ferrari North America so much so that the Italian supercar maker sent the self-admitted instigator a super lame cease and desist to have the custom emblems / wrap removed.



Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) wrapped his 458 in honour of the legendary Nyan Cat, as he raced the car from Miami to Ibiza as part of the 2014 Gumball Rally and more recently took controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford out for a spin during one of his viral Deadmau5 coffee run videos.

Sadly, the Purrari wrap has since been removed and returned to its original look, and the custom made "Purrari" badges – which are dead ringers for the standard Ferrari text – went with them. Deadmau5 doesn't say if the unwrapping was due to the C&D from Ferrari or if it's because he put his Ferrari 458 up for sale? #RIPpurrari, you had a great run.

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Bugatti Veyron Supercar: Cockpit Views at 384 km/h

Posted Aug 27th 2014 6:00PM

Bugatti Veyron Supercar: Cockpit Views at 238.5mph

Watch the video above to experience the world's fastest car, the Bugatti Veyron from inside the cockpit of this top speed rocket. The high-definition video captures a first person view as the Bugatti Veyron travels and reaches insane top
speeds hitting up to 384 km/h (238.5mph) during the 2014 Sun Valley Road Rally in Idaho. All highways were shut down for this top speed run event and credit to 'Ambenso' for the clip.

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Best Animated Cartoon Cars Of All Time

Posted Aug 26th 2014 11:00AM



We love cars here at Autoblog, and we've been inflicted with this particular disease for our entire lives – even back when we were but young little tykes. Like most of you, we have fond memories of plopping ourselves in front of the television to watch Saturday morning cartoons – especially the shows that prominently featured automobiles in one form or another. In fact, that appreciation for all things automotive lives with us to this day, and we still get a kick out of animated features that focus in on our favourite subject in the world.

With all of this in mind, follow along with us today as we recount our favourite Top 10 Animated Cartoon Cars Of All Time. To make it on our list, a vehicle had to be prominently featured on an animated show on either the small or big screen. Hopefully, there's something for everybody on today's list, as it stretches from before many of us were born right on through to today.

Click here to countdown the best animated cartoon cars.

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What to watch out for when buying a classic car

Posted Aug 25th 2014 2:00PM



After posting a recent article on the most affordable muscle cars experts say you must buy right now, we decided it was a good time to revisit the topic of classic car ownership. Most of us have a specific car we've always wanted to own, as the connection we can feel towards certain automobiles tends to come down to personal preference. It might be a classic car that we dreamed about one day having while in high school, or one that captured your attention when it was first released. Perhaps it was a nostalgic vehicle featured in your favourite movie or television show?

Regardless of the reason, time has passed, you've managed to save up your pennies and are now ready to finally buy the vintage vehicle you've been searching for... But how can you ensure your classic car ownership experience goes as smoothly as possible? Don't let the desire of owning your dream car cloud your judgement, as it could make for a very frustrating and unfulfilling life together.

Older cars can often have a particular set of issues that might be quite expensive to repair later on down the line, as original parts become scarce and sometimes much more expensive to buy. Doing a little bit of work now can actually save you a lot of time and money when buying a classic car.

Click here to find out Top 10 things to watch for when buying a classic car.

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Police car gets covered in colourful Post-It Note prank

Posted Aug 20th 2014 9:00AM

Police Car Covered in Post-It Notes

When it comes to car pranks we give these guys extra points for colourful creativity. A police officer in Kansas City says the low key birthday he was hoping for isn't happening after the Post-It Note prank shown above became a viral video hit.

Credit for the bright idea and intricate attention to detail goes to his fellow officers who covered the car as part of a surprise birthday celebration. Click here to watch the video above for yourself.

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Drivers banned from eating breakfast sandwiches in Nova Scotia?

Posted Aug 16th 2014 12:00PM



While there are many driving myths already out there, this one which started in Halifax, Nova Scotia seems to have spread rather quickly. What started as a witty CBC radio show prank about a fictional new driving law designed to ban motorists from eating breakfast sandwiches actually ended up going viral and making major headlines.

As the "story" gained more and more traction online, CBC Nova Scotia's newsroom received a call from Halifax Regional Police. Police were concerned about the so-called story that quoted, what turned out to be, a fictional police officer named Bruce O'Reiley.

In the story, O'Reiley likened eating breakfast sandwiches and driving to "chewing on a gun," saying ,"Your mouth waters as you plunge the flavourful disc into your mouth and then ... BANG, you've T-boned a hearse and there's a body on the freeway."

Halifax Regional Police Chief Jean-Michel Blais told CBC Radio he's never busted anyone for eating a breakfast sandwich while driving, but he said texting and driving, or driving while distracted, is a real safety concern.

"It brings to light the importance of the issue and if it brings a little bit of humour, that's great. It's when, of course, people take it as gospel and... if it's on the internet, it's got to be true," said Blais.

Click here to watch the video on this clever spoof discussing Nova Scotia's decision to "outlaw" eating breakfast sandwiches while driving.

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Hellaflush cars get hella banned in Quebec, rest of Canada to follow?

Posted Aug 12th 2014 7:31PM



Okay boys and girls, you've been warned! The hellaflush movement is now officially forbidden by the Quebec government SAAQ (Société de l'assurance du Québec), meaning the practice of stancing out your wheels on a sweet hellaflush ride will no longer be tolerated.

While making extensive custom car modifications to your wheels, tires and suspension is nothing new, (especially in the world of aftermarket tuning), the popularity of hellaflush style among car enthusiasts is undeniably a huge trend these days. So much so, that it's even spawned its own hellaflush-specific car shows like the Fitted Lifestyle event alongside countless websites and forums dedicated specifically to finding the right stance and achieving the most outrageous hellaflush fitment.

Regardless of how good or bad you think it looks, Quebec officials say drivers with hellaflush rides
are being 'hella dangerous' on the road, citing that this type of now illegal modification affects the handling and maneuverability required of any cars on public roads... READ MORE

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Orange Julep in Montreal is one of the hottest car hangouts in Canada

Posted Aug 12th 2014 6:00PM

Legend has it that since the '60s, the Orange Julep in Montreal has been one of the hottest auto enthusiast hangouts in Canada. From classic muscle cars and hot rods to today's high end luxury and Japanese tuner cars, the local "Big Orange" landmark/eyesore on Decarie Boulevard has a strong history of car culture, hosting weekly events that draw hundreds of car every summer like this Euro vs. JDM event.

Having personally been there many times over the years, the Orange Julep continues to reign not only as the best place in town to check out custom cars, but as a top fast food joint in Montreal, serving hot dogs, burgers and of course its famously foamy, neon orange liquid known as the Orange Julep that inspired original founder (Hermas Gibeau) to set up shop in 1932.

Enough with the short history lesson, click here to take a look at the full photo gallery from the latest Orange Julep event, as Japanese imports and European performance cars gathered for a Euro vs. JDM car show in the iconic parking lot of this Montreal hotspot.

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