Yet Another Recall From Takata, and Buick Is Dabbling With A Regal Wagon: The Evening Rush
Plus, a Bluetooth speaker made from an ammo case, and summer brews from Anderson Valley Brewing Company.
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It seems as if the Takata recall saga will never end. This time around, Ford is getting hit with a massive, 1.9-million vehicle recall that includes Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. Thanks to a problem with the passenger side airbag inflator, cars like the Ford Mustang, Fusion, and Edge, as well as the Lincoln MKX, are subject to recall. If you own one of those cars and your vehicle was manufactured between 2005 and 2011, you may want to check your mailbox.
Although it's just a rumor, we're nonetheless excited to hear that a Buick Regal Wagon could be a possibility. The five-door Regal variant was recently mentioned in a Buick/GMC dealers meeting in Austin, Texas. Alone, this may not seem like that much, but Buick has been contemplating a Regal wagon for a while now. Time to pony up, Buick.
Spy shots of the 2018 BMW M5 have been released, and although the sporty sedan is still very heavily camouflaged, we can see some aggressive styling to match the reported 600 hp coming from a twin-turbocharged, 4.4-liter V8. Plus, reports indicate that BMW engineers are working on a rear-biased AWD for the 2018 M5.
A durable wallet is everything, especially when you're planning to jam-pack your summer with tons of awesome activities (beach, camping, and of course, spelunking). With this in mind, you may want to consider purchasing an ultra-durable wallet made of decommissioned fire hose from Recycled Firefighter.
Want a Bluetooth speaker made out of an old ammo case? Sorry, that was a dumb question; we know you do. The audio geniuses at Thodio have created just that, by converting a .05-Cal ammo box into a speaker with a 17-hour lifespan.
Today’s beer pick takes us to Anderson Valley Brewing Company, in Boonville, California. Founded in 1987, AVBC has earned the title as one of the original craft breweries. Although they've proven themselves very confident with ales and stouts, AVBC has branched out into sour beers as well, and one of their recent creations, the Briney Melon Gose, has proven itself one awesome brew.
A ship’s sail has to be durable, waterproof, and able to stand the test of time. With all these benefits, it makes sense to create a ditty bag from the same material. This is exactly why Maine-based Sea Bags created the Navy Stripe Sea Sack.