Mercedes’ New AMG GT C and Ford Focus RS Buyers’ Wait: The Evening Rush

Plus, the perfect dry bag for your next adventure and a two-tone windbreaker from Vineyard Vines.

byMax Goldberg| PUBLISHED Jul 28, 2016 9:59 PM
Mercedes’ New AMG GT C and Ford Focus RS Buyers’ Wait: The Evening Rush

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.


Mercedes plans to expand the AMG GT line with a convertible. Spy shots of the so-called Mercedes AMG GT C show a handsome droptop. Power will come from a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 cranking out 456hp. Expect to see the model on sale in 2017.

We all knew the Ford Focus RS would be popular. But too popular? According to Ford, the Focus RS is so in demand that customers who purchased the 2016 RS were bumped to 2017 models. Still, it's well worth the wait: this 350hp hot-hatch starts at a modest $36,605.

Ford has started dishing out Ford GT rejection letters. They're friendly, but the bottom line? "No chance, buddy."



Whether you're at the beach or wading across a river, you want to make sure your gear stays dry. Although there are plenty of dry bags on the market, few are as capable as the Subtech Pro Drybag. Able to keep its contents dry 164 feet below the surface, this rugged dry bag is the perfect safe-space for your most valuable goods.


In the market for a camping-ready knife? Try the Benchmade Grizzly Creek knife. Made of S30V stainless steel, this 3.5” locking knife is also perfect for hunting. (There's a gut hook on the back side).


Today’s beer pick takes us to Burley Oak Brewing Company in Berlin, Maryland. This young brewery’s goal is to make heady beers without harming the land that provides its awesome ingredients. Rocking 16oz cans, Burley Oak has become entrenched in the “can release." Handy.

If you are in the market for a lightweight pullover, take a look at the Vineyard Vines Ultra Light Anorak Packable ¼-zip. This water-resistant, two-tone pullover is the perfect piece of outerwear for the cooler summer nights ahead.

Burley Oak Brewing Company