The Evening Rush for Nov. 6, 2015

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

AK47 Design

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

Volkswagen just can’t catch a break. The conglomerate’s decorated design chief, Walter Maria de Silva, will be retiring at the end of November. No successor has been named. More here.

Honda has dropped Takata as its airbag supplier after NHTSA issued Takata a $70m fine. More here.

Dodge has partnered with Bondurant Driving School so that every new SRT owner gets a free day at BDS with their purchase. Faster Viper, kill kill! More here.

Gear

Winter is fast approaching, and that means it’s almost time to switch out those summer slicks for some solid winter rubber. This fantastic how-to guide covers everything from selecting tires to how to self-rescue from a skid. More here.

If you have a backyard, there is a strong chance that you own or want to own a fire pit. The team at AK47 Design has constructed a sleek little number that also protects your painstakingly quartered mesquite from the elements. More here.

Lifestyle

Mike Hess Brewing has introduced a new type of beer can called Open Mike. Pull the tab and the whole lid comes off. Hello, aluminum beer mug! More here.

Mike Hess Brewing

The Empire State Performance Rally will be held this weekend in Rockhill, N.Y. The ESPR is run over 100 miles of rollicking Catskills back roads. More here.

In Vegas on Nov. 6? Swing by the SEMA Ignited after party and say hi to The Drive’s street team. More here.