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  • Have you ever wanted to own a rally car? Have you ever wanted to own a Bentley Continental GT? If you said yes to both of those questions, you are in luck, because right now, you can visit eBay and bid on the Bentley Continental GT Rally Edition, which was featured on the National Geographic UK television series Supercar Megabuild. The result looks like something out of the world of Mad Max. The eBay auction listing describes it as a one-off Dakar-inspired Bentley off-roader which maintains all the creature comforts and luxury options a Bentley is known for. The listing also mentions that the vehicle has had £25,000 (approximately $33,000) worth of upgrades and modifications done to it.The Bentley is fitted with a 6.0-liter W-12 engine which was last serviced at 119,000 miles. The eBay listing does not provide the VIN or current mileage, so we cannot tell how far past that that the car currently is. The car is drivable on the road in the UK; that said, it's unclear how street-le..

    This Off-Road-Ready Bentley Continental GT Could Be Yours, Thanks to eBay

    Have you ever wanted to own a rally car? Have you ever wanted to own a Bentley Continental GT? If you said yes to both of those questions, you are in luck, because right now, you can visit eBay and bid on the Bentley Continental GT Rally Edition, which was featured on the National Geographic UK television series Supercar Megabuild. The result looks like something out of the world of Mad Max. The eBay auction listing describes it as a one-off Dakar-inspired Bentley off-roader which maintains all the creature comforts and luxury options a Bentley is known for. The listing also mentions that the vehicle has had £25,000 (approximately $33,000) worth of upgrades and modifications done to it.The Bentley is fitted with a 6.0-liter W-12 engine which was last serviced at 119,000 miles. The eBay listing does not provide the VIN or current mileage, so we cannot tell how far past that that the car currently is. The car is drivable on the road in the UK; that said, it's unclear how street-le..
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  • Bentley is vesting its third-generation Continental GT with a host of technology and performance upgrades to keep what has been its most critical nameplate from being overshadowed by the Bentayga utility vehicle.

    Bentley aims to keep Continental GT in spotlight

    Bentley is vesting its third-generation Continental GT with a host of technology and performance upgrades to keep what has been its most critical nameplate from being overshadowed by the Bentayga utility vehicle.
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  • The Air Force Association’s (AFA) annual Air, Space, and Cyber Conference is an opportunity for senior U.S. Air Force leaders, along with other important voices in military aviation and the private sector, to get together and share their thoughts on the future of air power. It's combined with an technology exhibition where defense contractors come to show off their latest military aircraft, aviation systems, and other relevant products.We took to the show floor to take pictures of what was on offer and talk with representatives at the various booths. We found a lot of interesting items and picked up a number of tidbits along the way.Here's a sampling of what we found.One of the hot topics at the 2017 Air, Space, and Cyber Conference was the Air Force's ongoing efforts to replace its aging E-8C JSTARS radar planes. One of the competitors is a team led by Northrop Grumman, which also includes Gulfstream and L3. At Gulfstream's booth we found a model of the proposed..

    Here Are Some Technical Highlights We Saw at the Air Force Association Expo

    The Air Force Association’s (AFA) annual Air, Space, and Cyber Conference is an opportunity for senior U.S. Air Force leaders, along with other important voices in military aviation and the private sector, to get together and share their thoughts on the future of air power. It's combined with an technology exhibition where defense contractors come to show off their latest military aircraft, aviation systems, and other relevant products.We took to the show floor to take pictures of what was on offer and talk with representatives at the various booths. We found a lot of interesting items and picked up a number of tidbits along the way.Here's a sampling of what we found.One of the hot topics at the 2017 Air, Space, and Cyber Conference was the Air Force's ongoing efforts to replace its aging E-8C JSTARS radar planes. One of the competitors is a team led by Northrop Grumman, which also includes Gulfstream and L3. At Gulfstream's booth we found a model of the proposed..
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  • DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. will temporarily shut down production lines at five assembly plants in North America before the end of the year to fix recalled commercial vans and reduce output of slow-selling cars. Both of Ford's Mexico plants are affected. Cuautitlan Assembly Plant, which makes the Fiesta sedan, will be down for three weeks. Hermosillo Assembly Plant, which makes the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans, will be down for two weeks. In the U.S., Flat Rock Assembly Plant, which builds the Ford Mustang sports car and Lincoln Continental sedan, will be down for two weeks. Kansas City Assembly Plant's Transit line will be down for two weeks. Michigan Assembly Plant, which makes the Focus sedan and C-Max hatchback, will be down for one week. "We are continuing to match production with customer demand, as we always do, and we are on track for our dealer inventories to remain at planned levels by year-end," a Ford spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. In the case o..

    Ford schedules downtime at 5 N.A. assembly plants amid slowing sales

    DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. will temporarily shut down production lines at five assembly plants in North America before the end of the year to fix recalled commercial vans and reduce output of slow-selling cars. Both of Ford's Mexico plants are affected. Cuautitlan Assembly Plant, which makes the Fiesta sedan, will be down for three weeks. Hermosillo Assembly Plant, which makes the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans, will be down for two weeks. In the U.S., Flat Rock Assembly Plant, which builds the Ford Mustang sports car and Lincoln Continental sedan, will be down for two weeks. Kansas City Assembly Plant's Transit line will be down for two weeks. Michigan Assembly Plant, which makes the Focus sedan and C-Max hatchback, will be down for one week. "We are continuing to match production with customer demand, as we always do, and we are on track for our dealer inventories to remain at planned levels by year-end," a Ford spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. In the case o..
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  • The United States and Israel have a long history of close military cooperation, but much of it remains secretive or under-publicized in nature. Now, however, the U.S. military has an officially acknowledged permanent base of sorts, a possible signal of an expanding air and missile defense partnership as U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration continues to challenge Iran over its advanced weapons programs, including development of ballistic missiles.On Sept. 18, 2017, the U.S. Army’s top command in Europe and the Israeli Air Force held a ceremony to officially break ground on what they described as a “life support area,” which generally refers to barracks-like facilities where personnel can eat, sleep, and bathe, among other things. The “LSA” will be situated within the Israel Defense Forces Air Defense School, located at Bislach Air Base near Beersheba in southern Israel’s Negev Desert, but will be an entirely American-run affair.“I would like to note that this life support area..

    US Army Opens Permanent Base in Southern Israel as Trump Slams Iran Deal

    The United States and Israel have a long history of close military cooperation, but much of it remains secretive or under-publicized in nature. Now, however, the U.S. military has an officially acknowledged permanent base of sorts, a possible signal of an expanding air and missile defense partnership as U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration continues to challenge Iran over its advanced weapons programs, including development of ballistic missiles.On Sept. 18, 2017, the U.S. Army’s top command in Europe and the Israeli Air Force held a ceremony to officially break ground on what they described as a “life support area,” which generally refers to barracks-like facilities where personnel can eat, sleep, and bathe, among other things. The “LSA” will be situated within the Israel Defense Forces Air Defense School, located at Bislach Air Base near Beersheba in southern Israel’s Negev Desert, but will be an entirely American-run affair.“I would like to note that this life support area..
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  • It’s a quirk of fate that I happen to share a birthday with the U.S. Air Force, but it’s one that only helps drive home Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson’s comment that the service has been constantly flying combat missions for 26 years, since Operation Desert Storm in 1991. That’s more than a third of its 70 year history and nearly four fifths of my entire life. Wilson made her remarks on the first day of the Air Force Association’s (AFA) annual Air, Space, and Cyber Conference in Maryland.Wilson went on to stress the need to restore the Air Force’s readiness, stabilize its budgets, and completely rethink how the service goes about conducting science and technology research. Her comments, as well as those of other senior leaders and industry partners who spoke at a number of panels, depicted an organization heavily engaged in present matters of national security – from tensions with North Korea to the ongoing fight against ISIS – as well as looking to transform itself to stay..

    Four Big Takeaways From Day One Of The Air Force Association’s Big Annual Bash

    It’s a quirk of fate that I happen to share a birthday with the U.S. Air Force, but it’s one that only helps drive home Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson’s comment that the service has been constantly flying combat missions for 26 years, since Operation Desert Storm in 1991. That’s more than a third of its 70 year history and nearly four fifths of my entire life. Wilson made her remarks on the first day of the Air Force Association’s (AFA) annual Air, Space, and Cyber Conference in Maryland.Wilson went on to stress the need to restore the Air Force’s readiness, stabilize its budgets, and completely rethink how the service goes about conducting science and technology research. Her comments, as well as those of other senior leaders and industry partners who spoke at a number of panels, depicted an organization heavily engaged in present matters of national security – from tensions with North Korea to the ongoing fight against ISIS – as well as looking to transform itself to stay..
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  • Drivers in need of wheels are being forced to pay up as a thin offering of rental cars becomes available again in Houston, the vehicle-dependent city still reeling after Hurricane Harvey. Avis Budget Group Inc.'s Budget website shows Hyundai Elantra compact cars are available starting Thursday for $55 if paid in advance or $78 if settled at Hobby Airport, more than double the $36 drivers would pay at the same counter 30 days later. Avis had a Chevy Cruze on offer for Thursday for $57 in advance -- or $123 at the counter -- versus $43 if rented in advance for October. And Hertz Global Holdings Inc.'s Thrifty advertised on its website Tuesday afternoon Chevrolet Spark subcompact cars for $60 a day plus fees at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, nearly a quarter more than the following month. The hefty retail prices in the Houston area come as drivers there scramble for replacement wheels in the wake of Harvey. Early forecasts suggested Houston lost as many as 500,000 vehic..

    Rental-car rates surge for few vehicles available in Houston

    Drivers in need of wheels are being forced to pay up as a thin offering of rental cars becomes available again in Houston, the vehicle-dependent city still reeling after Hurricane Harvey. Avis Budget Group Inc.'s Budget website shows Hyundai Elantra compact cars are available starting Thursday for $55 if paid in advance or $78 if settled at Hobby Airport, more than double the $36 drivers would pay at the same counter 30 days later. Avis had a Chevy Cruze on offer for Thursday for $57 in advance -- or $123 at the counter -- versus $43 if rented in advance for October. And Hertz Global Holdings Inc.'s Thrifty advertised on its website Tuesday afternoon Chevrolet Spark subcompact cars for $60 a day plus fees at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, nearly a quarter more than the following month. The hefty retail prices in the Houston area come as drivers there scramble for replacement wheels in the wake of Harvey. Early forecasts suggested Houston lost as many as 500,000 vehic..
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  • U.S. government bond prices rallied on Tuesday, pushing down yields after North Korea's latest nuclear test triggered the demand for Treasuries and other assets perceived as safe-haven. The 10-year benchmark Treasury yield ended down 8.5 basis points to 2.072 percent, its lowest since November 9. Meanwhile, the yield on the 30-year bond fell 7.8 basis points to 2.689 percent, also its lowest level since November 8. The two-year note yield lost 5.4 basis points to 1.292 percent. Treasury yields declined in the first U.S. trading sessions since the geopolitical tension with North Korea flared up over the weekend. North Korea tested a nuclear bomb on Sunday, prompting the U.S. to issue a strongly worded response and tell the U.N. Security Council that Pyongyang was asking for war. South Korea also cautioned that its northern counterpart could be preparing for another test of its intercontinental ballistic missile. As geopolitical concerns from the Asia-Pacific region show no ind..

    Prime News: Treasury Yields Skid as North Korea Triggers Investors’ Flight to Safety

    U.S. government bond prices rallied on Tuesday, pushing down yields after North Korea's latest nuclear test triggered the demand for Treasuries and other assets perceived as safe-haven. The 10-year benchmark Treasury yield ended down 8.5 basis points to 2.072 percent, its lowest since November 9. Meanwhile, the yield on the 30-year bond fell 7.8 basis points to 2.689 percent, also its lowest level since November 8. The two-year note yield lost 5.4 basis points to 1.292 percent. Treasury yields declined in the first U.S. trading sessions since the geopolitical tension with North Korea flared up over the weekend. North Korea tested a nuclear bomb on Sunday, prompting the U.S. to issue a strongly worded response and tell the U.N. Security Council that Pyongyang was asking for war. South Korea also cautioned that its northern counterpart could be preparing for another test of its intercontinental ballistic missile. As geopolitical concerns from the Asia-Pacific region show no ind..
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  • Pound Falls As UK Construction PMI Drops To One-year Low The British pound weakened against other major currencies in the European session on Monday, after data showed U.K. construction activity growth eased unexpectedly to a one year low in August. Data from IHS Markit showed that the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply/Markit construction Purchasing Managers' Index fell more-than-expected to 51.1 in August from 51.9 in July. The expected score was 52. The reading signaled the weakest construction performance since August 2016. Meanwhile, European stocks fell to snap a three-day winning streak after North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, detonating what it said was a hydrogen bomb meant for intercontinental ballistic missile. The United States warned it could launch a "massive" military response if it or its allies were threatened. In the Asian trading today, the pound held steady against its major rivals. In the European t..

    Pound Falls As UK Construction PMI Drops To One-year Low

    Pound Falls As UK Construction PMI Drops To One-year Low The British pound weakened against other major currencies in the European session on Monday, after data showed U.K. construction activity growth eased unexpectedly to a one year low in August. Data from IHS Markit showed that the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply/Markit construction Purchasing Managers' Index fell more-than-expected to 51.1 in August from 51.9 in July. The expected score was 52. The reading signaled the weakest construction performance since August 2016. Meanwhile, European stocks fell to snap a three-day winning streak after North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, detonating what it said was a hydrogen bomb meant for intercontinental ballistic missile. The United States warned it could launch a "massive" military response if it or its allies were threatened. In the Asian trading today, the pound held steady against its major rivals. In the European t..
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  • If you’re one of the many people psyched to throw a leg over Yamaha’s all-new 2018 Star Venture trans-continental touring bike, I’m afraid you’ll have to wait a little longer. Production of this big cruiser has been delayed and deliveries won’t be going out until late December at the soonest. Hopefully, Santa will be able to put one under your tree.“The excitement and reception of the 2018 Yamaha Star Venture exceeded all of our initial expectations,” said Mike Doughty, General Manager of Yamaha’s Motorcycle Group in a statement according to Motorcycle.com. “This production delay is a very unfortunate situation, but we stand by our commitment to the quality of our motorcycles, and the highest level of customer service for both our customers and our dealers.”This is especially a bummer for anyone living in a snowy climate hoping to eat up some miles on their new Star Venture before winter hits. Now their shiny new bike will have to sit in the garage and wait for Spring to stretch its ..

    Yamaha Star Venture Production Delayed to December

    If you’re one of the many people psyched to throw a leg over Yamaha’s all-new 2018 Star Venture trans-continental touring bike, I’m afraid you’ll have to wait a little longer. Production of this big cruiser has been delayed and deliveries won’t be going out until late December at the soonest. Hopefully, Santa will be able to put one under your tree.“The excitement and reception of the 2018 Yamaha Star Venture exceeded all of our initial expectations,” said Mike Doughty, General Manager of Yamaha’s Motorcycle Group in a statement according to Motorcycle.com. “This production delay is a very unfortunate situation, but we stand by our commitment to the quality of our motorcycles, and the highest level of customer service for both our customers and our dealers.”This is especially a bummer for anyone living in a snowy climate hoping to eat up some miles on their new Star Venture before winter hits. Now their shiny new bike will have to sit in the garage and wait for Spring to stretch its ..
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