GM Temporarily Halts Some Car Production and the First Ford GT Is Delivered: The Evening Rush
Plus, great last-minute gifts for the holiday season.
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The first 2017 Ford GT has rolled off the assembly line—and into the hands of Ford chairman Bill Ford Jr. Ford plans to make 250 GTs a year and they have already assigned the first 500 GTs have been accounted for. At $400,000 a pop, each GT is carefully made in Markham, Ontario by Multimatic. Who knows, if you are lucky you may see one of these 600-plus horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 monsters terrorizing a street near you.
GM is planning to temporarily stop car production at several factories due to excess inventory. With the recent crossover craze, GM has found itself a little too flush with cars and will be reducing sedan and coupe production to compensate. The Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Fairfax Assembly plant will stop production for three weeks, the Lansing Grand River facility will stop production for two weeks, and the Lordstown and Bowling Green plants will stop production for one week as well.
Remember how Uber bans people from carry firearms while using the popular ride-sharing app? Well, in an ironic turn of events, an armed Uber driver shot and killed an armed robber when he attempted to rob the driver at gunpoint. The Uber driver was taking a fair to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when a Dodge Caravan cut him off and attempted to rob him.
Working out can become a very expensive habit if you're not careful, as I can confidently attest to (I belong to three gyms). Learn from me and spend $3 on an app that gives you great body-weight exercises that require nothing more than a level floor. The Streaks Workout app breaks down body-weight workouts into various time frames, so you can quickly tailor your workout to the amount of time you have available.
If you are an avid camper, you know that weight is everything, especially if you are hiking more than 10 miles a day. Fortunately the compact and innovative Muncher Titanium Multi Utensil is a 10-in-1 multitool that allows you to meet all your culinary needs. From the famed spork to a bottle opener, the Muncher has just about everything for a little more than $35.
Be the hero that every fitness fanatic deserves and buy someone a Rogue Bottleblender Classic (or three). Equipped with a whisk ball, these durable bottles quickly become your best friend after you have experienced the discomfort of drinking a powder ball. Starting at only $8.49, they make the perfect stocking stuffer.
The holidays can get messy. Protect yourself and you sweet new outfit with the Best Made Co Heavy Duck Canvas Apron. With a tried and true simplistic design, its canvas apron can be used for anything from staining the kitchen table to cooking a mean roast.