The Evening Rush for Nov. 5, 2015

Your nightly cull of automotive, gear and lifestyle news, all in one place.

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The Evening Rush is your daily roundup of auto, gear, and lifestyle news, all in one place. Less time searching, more time driving. Motor on.

Automotive

The much-anticipated Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan is delayed, and the brand’s much-discussed first SUV will also be pushed back as late as 2017. No official statement has been released as to why the vehicles are held up, but we, and many alfisti, are thoroughly bummed. More here.

RENNtech is showing off a 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT with its newest performance package at SEMA this week. Although specs are thin on the ground right now, we do know RENNtech is always good for some aggressive styling and boffo performance. More here.

Volkswagen is recalling 92,000 vehicles from the 2015-16 model years to resolve camshaft issues. According to VW, part of the camshaft can break off, causing vacuum in the power brakes to fail. More here.

Gear

Motorcycles may be a blast to ride, but not necessarily to store. Fortunately for us, Seattle-based Pack Animal is launching a Kickstarter to make durable saddle bags made of waxed canvas and leather. More here.

Pack Animal

Even in an age of tablet-size mobile phones, one should never leave the house without a good writing implement. The chaps at Best Made Co. answer with the Embassy Tactical Pen. Made of stainless steel and likely more durable than a suit of armor, it’s not the kind of thing you’d want to ever leave your side. More here.

Lifestyle

Prepare to be confused. Miller High Life is launching a clothing line. The self-proclaimed Champagne of Beers will be producing a three-button shooting blazer, riding pants and more. More here.

New York oenophiles, rejoice! From Nov. 9-13 is Wine Week in NYC, and a $30 wristband entitles you to $4 wines and appetizers at over 20 participating bars. More here.