Thursday, October 25, 2012

Scion Program Offers Career Building Opportunity

Scion launched its new program, Motivate, targeting young entrepreneurs in the creative arts community with chances to win a personal business mentor, $10,000 and a Scion vehicle to promote career success. Building on the recently launched Scion “What Moves You” brand campaign, applicants between the ages of 18 and 35 are invited to submit written responses and a 60-second video describing career passions and the resources needed to achieve their goals.

Applications are accepted beginning today at until Jan. 31, 2013, or until 5,000 applications have been received. 50 semi-finalists will be selected to attend a three-day workshop with industry leaders to learn essential skills they can use to improve their businesses. Top winners have their choice of any Scion vehicle as part of the prize package. Runners-up each will be given a $1,000 grant.

The Motivate program will be supported with TV, print and online ads that begin appearing today on key lifestyle- and business-targeted media platforms across the country. Watch the Motivate TV spot by visiting: Full contest rules and restrictions are available at

Friday, October 19, 2012

Deltawing Accident at Petit Le Mans

After so much controversy about this car being able to make appropriate turns and after so many test that were ran to be able to run this car on the track, we find out that there has been yet another accident.

This Wednesday driver Gunnar Jeannette was injured in the Road Atlanta crash. The Nissan Delta Wing was stuck in the rear left by a Porsche just as they passed a bridge at the circuit. The car then rolled over until it hit the inside of the wall, after the car had finished rolling the car, Gunnar throws his hands in the air, as if he’s asking  the Porsche driver “why, why?”

From the video that was posted, you can see that the Porsche slightly grazed it a tiny bit, but enough to throw the Deltawing into a huge spill.

To add a little bit of light to this story, the car finished 6th fastest at the end of the day and we are expecting its return to the track. Nissan’s Deltawing is ground-breaking in the racing world, Its half the weight, horsepower and aerodynamics and drag of a typical race car which allows it to burn less fuel and require few tire changes.

Take a closer look at the video here. 

MINI on the Charles River

MINI creates a sea worthy MINI convertible for the head of the Charles Regatta, attendees in Cambridge will be in for a sight that they weren't expecting. A nice red MINI convertible boat motoring along the Charles river, this MINI was built as a part of MINI USA Eastern Region's interpretation of Not Normal.

HOCR racing will take place on Saturday and Sunday (October 20 and 21) from 8 AM to 5 PM. This is the first year that MINI USA is an official sponsor of the HOCR.  Since its origin in 1965, the HOCR has welcomed the world’s best crew teams to the banks of the Charles River for the ultimate two-day rowing competition. The event attracts over 9,000 athletes from around the world and 300,000 spectators. For additional race information, please visit:

The MINI Convertible boat can be seen all weekend on the race course. Onsite media interview requests should be directed to Laura Towey, Department Head – MINI USA Eastern Region

Teens Stay Safe Behind the Wheel

As parents there are many many concerns when you have kids and when they get behind a wheel of an automotive vehicle. This is why Toyota and Discovery Education today announced that the Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge and Toyota Teen Driver Educators’ Challenge are now open for entries. These challenges invite teens and their teachers to share their most creative ideas to help promote teen safe driving habits.  Entries for both programs are due by Feb. 14, 2013.

Research shows that 35% of all teen deaths are a result of car crashes -- more than cancer, suicide, heart disease and homicide combined. To address this challenge, Toyota and Discovery Education teamed up in 2010 to create Toyota Teen Driver, a comprehensive program and online destination providing safe-driving tools and resources to educators, students and parents.

“At Toyota, we are deeply committed to the notion that everyone deserves to be safe,” said Patricia Salas Pineda, Toyota’s group vice president of National Philanthropy and the Toyota USA Foundation.  “We are glad to be working with Discovery Education to bring critical safety information to schools and students across the country.  This is an important commitment for Toyota and a vital part of our efforts to help ensure that drivers and passengers are safe at every phase of life.”

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Build a Motorcycle Using Naked Human Models

Take a closer look at this naked human motorcycle using human models and body paint. They use a lot of bodies and a ton of work to get these bodies to look the way they do. The images are inspired by sport bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers.

Yoga guru's and body painters were hired to create these amazing forms to be able to create a unique style of racy figures. This style of art is modern, contemporary and I think that they did a great job in showing what the passion of the industry and what its all about.

Check out the video here for more visuals!

The New Invader TR-3 Open Cockpit Roadster

This year’s SEMA Show will be the site for the unveiling of two new production models of Tanom Motors highly anticipated Invader – signature special edition Sammy Hagar “Red Rocker TC-3 Coupe and the topless TR-3 roadster.These two new models represent an exciting one-of-a-kind fusion of super bike and super car. The Invader’s unique high performance reverse trike design, features two steering front wheels and one rear drive wheel, both the Invader TC-3 and TR-3 provide comfortable side-by-side seating for two with mind-bending performance, wrapped in a body design that is unlike anything on the road.  

Both the TR-3 and TC-3 feature a frame constructed from one-and-a-half-inch tubular steel with a front crash zone, triangulated side protection bars and a complete roll-cage surrounding the cockpit. Wrapped around this framework is a sleek fiberglass body with flowing sinewy lines that hint of power and speed hidden underneath.

“Driving the Invader is a totally unique experience,” says Adam Canni, Tanom Motors Director of Design. “You are just a few inches off the ground and its exceptional power to weight ratio provides wicked fast acceleration that is exhilarating to say the least. Combine that with its exceptional handling and braking and the result is nothing short of jaw dropping performance that equals its appearance. It looks fast even when it is standing still.”

The Invader TC-3 Coupe will be offered at a base MSRP of $49,999.00. For more information please visit us at the 2012 SEMA Show in booth #36057 or visit our web site at

Toyota Tundra Makes History Towing Space Icon

This event has put the city of champions on the map. If you were there from when this massive beast was crossing the bridge you would of captured amazing images. Randy's donuts was in the background as this beast got stuck while it passed through Manchester blvd. It took the crew a few hours to get a post out of the way for the space shuttle to be able to go through. 

Toyota Tundra half-ton pickup truck without any special modifications successfully towed the 150,000 pound space shuttle Endeavour across the 450 freeway in Inglewood California. 

“We’ve partnered with the California Science Center since the early '90s as part of our ongoing commitment to inspiring youth in the fields of engineering, innovation and future technology, and we are honored to lend our support for this historic event,” said Michael Rouse, vice president of community affairs and philanthropy for Toyota.

The 2012 Tundra CrewMax 4x4 with Toyota’s 5.7-liter iForce V8, producing 381 horsepower was used to tow this massive space craft.  The truck used to tow the Endeavour was purchased from a Southern California Toyota dealer, with no modifications or special equipment added for the tow. 

Riding along was Garrett Reisman, one of the astronauts aboard the orbiter when it traveled to the International Space Station in 2008. From start to finish, it took 5 minutes to cross the bridge.