Alexander Rossi Dominates The Indy 500 And The Dodge Charger Gets A Four-Cylinder: The Evening Rush
Plus, a wireless parking sensor from Fensens and tasty brews from Wormtown Brewery
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Indy rookie Alexander Rossi walked away with a big “W” at the Indy 500 after an impressive and unlikely win. Sticking with an innovative fuel-saving strategy, Rossi was able to pass some seasoned veterans on his way to victory lane.
Just because Holden Commodore is scheduled to end production, that does not mean the Australian V8 is going out quietly. According to reports, the final Commodore will be a terrifying, 600-plus horsepower supercharged V8 with a manual gearbox. Yup, we are moving to Australia.
The Dodge Charger will be getting one last facelift in 2019 before the next generation graces our presence around 2020. According to FCA, the charger will drop approximately 500 lbs, and FCA wants to add a four-cylinder turbocharged two-liter. The new engine will first debut in the Jeep Wrangler, and is expected to pump out something in the area of 300 horsepower.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you could be chased by a bear? If the answer is yes, the first (and best!) suggestion is to leave immediately, but if you're inclined to stay, you may want to pick up a bear spray backpack attachment from UDAP.
If you're the proud owner of an older SUV or truck, you can still enjoy the luxury of a wireless parking sensor. Utilizing a discrete license plate mount, Fensens has built a parking sensor that ensures ol’ Bessy’s bumper doesn’t start looking like braille.
Today’s beer pick takes us to Wormtown Brewery in Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 2010, this modest brewery has hit the ground running with a slew of awards and some truly awesome beers to back up the hype. We were lucky enough to swing by the brewery this past weekend, and couldn’t find a bad beer in the place. However, if you must limit yourself to a single option, go for Be Hoppy.
As our very own Brett Berk has made very clear, The Drive book (no relation) is something every car enthusiast should have on their coffee table (or in their garage). Chalk full of custom cars, this book will take up the next month of your life.