Toy Cars UK – Die-Cast Toy Cars, Planes, Tractors, Trains and Other Toy Vehicles #junk #cars


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Toy Cars Vehicles

Toy cars and vehicles may be small but that is no indication of the huge amounts of fun that they can bring! Although the latest models often come with built in electronics and light or sound features, the timeless love for racing, speed, power and control remains the overriding pleasure to be gained from toy cars, trains, boats, planes and lorries as well as buses, diggers and other vehicles.

This toy category covers all means of transport from basic plastic vehicles for very young children, push along die-cast vehicles from Hot Wheels, to the latest and most sophisticated train set or digital motor racing set. As well as containing the staple childhood favourites such as Thomas & Friends trains and JCB diggers, there’s always plenty of interesting and new products being regularly released from all the major manufacturers.

Many toy vehicles are created from those seen in TV shows or films like Batman and James Bond. Boys in particular are fascinated by toy model vehicles, and many go on to build substantial and sometimes valuable collections. Whether your passion is for the latest Automoblox vehicle, or the newest Corgi die-cast toy vehicle, our list of recommended shops selling toy cars and vehicles should be able to help you.


Review: Bikes vs Cars – shows how L. A, Copenhagen and other cities stack up – LA Times #car #rental #houston


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‘Bikes vs Cars’ shows how L.A. Copenhagen and other cities stack up

‘Bikes vs Cars’

Rodrigo Marcondes

Cyclist navigates traffic in S o Paolo, Brazil, in the documentary, Bikes vs. Cars.

The Swedish documentary Bikes vs Cars surveys Los Angeles, Toronto, S o Paulo, Brazil and Copenhagen to see how these modes of transportation compare. Each city in the case study presents a different dynamic in the oft-contemptuous relationship between drivers and cyclists.

Its primer on our local transportation history is nothing short of comprehensive, encompassing the California Cycleway that opened in 1900, General Motors’ conspiracy to dismantle the local trolley system in the 1940s and 1950s, the Carmageddon of 2011, and recent efforts to implement bike lanes in Highland Park.

To give us an idea of how we measure up, we see how Torontonians lost hard-fought bike lanes along with proposed public transit extensions under the notorious mayorship of Rob Ford, how cyclists in S o Paulo tirelessly campaigned for and won about 250 miles of bike lanes, and how 80% of Copenhageners own bicycles.

Although the film qualifies as an advocacy documentary, director Fredrik Gertten has put in the time to capture how these cities’ unique scenarios unfold to mount a compelling case against the powerful automotive, oil and construction lobbies. Florencia Di Concilio’s lush orchestral score is icing on the cake.


Toy Cars UK – Die-Cast Toy Cars, Planes, Tractors, Trains and Other Toy Vehicles #auction #cars


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Toy Cars Vehicles

Toy cars and vehicles may be small but that is no indication of the huge amounts of fun that they can bring! Although the latest models often come with built in electronics and light or sound features, the timeless love for racing, speed, power and control remains the overriding pleasure to be gained from toy cars, trains, boats, planes and lorries as well as buses, diggers and other vehicles.

This toy category covers all means of transport from basic plastic vehicles for very young children, push along die-cast vehicles from Hot Wheels, to the latest and most sophisticated train set or digital motor racing set. As well as containing the staple childhood favourites such as Thomas & Friends trains and JCB diggers, there’s always plenty of interesting and new products being regularly released from all the major manufacturers.

Many toy vehicles are created from those seen in TV shows or films like Batman and James Bond. Boys in particular are fascinated by toy model vehicles, and many go on to build substantial and sometimes valuable collections. Whether your passion is for the latest Automoblox vehicle, or the newest Corgi die-cast toy vehicle, our list of recommended shops selling toy cars and vehicles should be able to help you.


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Toy Cars Vehicles

Toy cars and vehicles may be small but that is no indication of the huge amounts of fun that they can bring! Although the latest models often come with built in electronics and light or sound features, the timeless love for racing, speed, power and control remains the overriding pleasure to be gained from toy cars, trains, boats, planes and lorries as well as buses, diggers and other vehicles.

This toy category covers all means of transport from basic plastic vehicles for very young children, push along die-cast vehicles from Hot Wheels, to the latest and most sophisticated train set or digital motor racing set. As well as containing the staple childhood favourites such as Thomas & Friends trains and JCB diggers, there’s always plenty of interesting and new products being regularly released from all the major manufacturers.

Many toy vehicles are created from those seen in TV shows or films like Batman and James Bond. Boys in particular are fascinated by toy model vehicles, and many go on to build substantial and sometimes valuable collections. Whether your passion is for the latest Automoblox vehicle, or the newest Corgi die-cast toy vehicle, our list of recommended shops selling toy cars and vehicles should be able to help you.


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If you normally drive a Luxury car, why not drive one whilst you are on holiday or traveling on business?

If you would like to experience a luxury, performance or exotic car for a special event like a birthday, engagement, wedding, honeymoon or anniversary or simply for that dream holiday you always promised yourself.

Luxurycarhire.com offers the widest range of specialist, luxury and dream cars in many locations worldwide.

These come in a variety of styles from ultra high performance models like Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, and Porsche models to the powerful luxury of Bentley, Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce, Lexus, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Corvette, Cadillac, Chrysler and others.

Then there are the nippy Mini, the economical Smart car or luxurious powerful Range Rover Sport and many others. Convertibles, sports cars, sedans, coupes, 4 wheel drives and luxury limousines, even classic cars. We also offer a huge range of Motorbikes, including Harley Davidson s, and every kind of regular car, cabriolet, station wagon, people mover and minibus though www.MotorbikeRentals.com and www.DriveTravel.com.

For details about the vehicles we offer and where to find them, consult our new Vehicle Guide .

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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The Ultimate Lift for Serious Auto Enthusiast

Most automobile enthusiast cars are among their most valuable possessions. The SR7H is made to the highest standards and is regarded as the best of the best in the automotive lift industry.

Best Seller The SR7H series is our most popular line of lifts. Every lift in this series is MADE IN THE USA. They are the safest, most reliable, free-standing, portable lifts on the market. Perfect for under-car maintenance like oil changes, tire and brake, exhaust, and detailing.

SPACE SAVER. The SR-7H lifts are also a great way to add space to your garage. Just raise one vehicle and park another underneath. Great for storing mowers, personal watercraft, golf carts, etc. We ve even seen a woodshop mounted on one of our lifts. The sky s the limit. literally. you can store just about anything on the SR-7H and still have room for your car underneath.

Innovators not Imitators. Our owner / founder designed the SR7H in 1992 to fit into a normal garage. Modifying a commercial lift would have been much easier, however to accomplish the goal of a true home/storage lift, it required starting from scratch! Items such as the locking devise had to be designed for days, months or even years of load bearing. Approach ramps needed to be removable instead of hanging in the way. This is just a few of the many innovative designs that make a lift capable of storing weight on their locks for years at a time if necessary.

Our lift may be the most copied lift ever. While we are flattered by it, upon further review, they (china) haven t done a very good job. Inferior tensile strength in their steel, razor thin bushings, poor grades of hydraulic components and hardware, and lack of quality control have caused catastrophic failures all across the US. Remember, this is a once in a lifetime purchase . is saving a few dollars really worth it?

A Lift to Meet Every Need. The SR-7H is available in three different models. The standard SR-7H (our best-selling lift) features a 71 rise. For storing SUV s and Pickups, the SR-7HXLT (extra long and tall) is 20 longer and raises 10 higher than the standard model. If space is a problem, the SR-7HN is 6 narrower. The XLT can also be ordered in the narrower version.

Designed for Your Garage. Most people are shocked to find out that they can install a lift in a normal garage. The SR-7H was originally designed in 1992 to fit into an average garage. It actually uses less space than your car. It can be operated with a 110V or 220V power unit that works with most normal house currents.

There s not a better lift. When you purchase an SR-7H, you have purchased the best . We know that you could settle for one of the cheap Chinese lifts, that s just one of the reasons we have to make it better. We cut and form every part on CNC machinery in our factory in Aurora, MO. Your lift will also be welded by skilled American Workers and engineered by some of the finest in the lift business! Your lift will go thru a minimum of 10 Quality control check points before shipping! Our own in house powder-coating system allows you to have a large choice of colors and has a show quality finish. We do not use any inferior components on this lift. Your safety and your vehicle safety relies on it.

Here to Stay. Since our inception in 1992 we ve sold lifts to many, many, celebrities, athletes, automobile manufacturers, Fortune 500 companies, and 20,000 + regular guys who we value just as much. Although we were chosen for our outstanding quality and service, we have also outlasted most of our competition. Inferior quality and poor service has taken out most American Lift manufacturers. The Mexican Lift companies invaded in the late 90 s and disappeared a few years later. It s only a matter of time until China s poor quality catches up to them also. In the meantime, SuperLifts will be here building nothing but the best for our customers.

Timeless. Most people only purchase one lift in their lifetime. That s why we offer our 5-Star warranty on the SR-7H Series. It s pretty simple: We will warranty any part of your lift for as long as you own it. You see, saying you build the best lift in the industry is easy, showing it is something else!

Features

98.5 Drive-Thru Clearance

No playing thread the needle with your car. The widest standard clearance in the industry

71 Under Ramp Clearance

Locks in at 71 with optional pin kit.

Captive Locks

Our exclusive technology makes your lift virtually earthquake proof

Single Point Safety Release

Easy up Easy down. Very user friendly

On-Lift Ramp Storage

The 36 approach ramps store between the rails not on your garage floor.

Enclosed Column Design

Our original design provides safety from moving parts and long lasting great looks.

Hidden Hydraulics

Covers attach to the bottom of the power ramp to provide a finished look to the bottom of the ramp

Solid Steel Bar Stock Locks

Ten jig welded, enclosed, strategically positioned lock stops

Completely Portable

Just add the optional caster kit (pg 6) to wheel your lift freely around your garage.

Free Standing

Grade 8 bolts and welded reinforcements hold guides that keep your lift upright with no

anchors needed.

3 Hydraulic Cylinder

The largest cylinder in the industry. We provide a lifetime guarantee on the seals.

3/16 Thick Runways

We use thicker ramps (others use 1/8 ) to prevent sagging and bowing

Aircraft Quality Lifting Cables

14,500 lbs lifting strength per cable. A combined rating of 58,000 lbs!

7,000 lbs Rating


Suzuki Ends U. S. Car Sales: Why It Had to Do It (And Other Brands That Could Disappear) #student #car #insurance


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Suzuki Ends U.S. Car Sales: Why It Had to Do It (And Other Brands That Could Disappear)

We re in the midst of an automotive reckoning. Suzuki s announcement this week that it will no longer be selling cars in the U.S. makes it the 10th major brand to disappear since the start of the century. Of those, one was a Ford brand, one was a division of Chrysler, and the remaining eight all were either subsidiaries of or close partners with General Motors. (Many we recapped in our Decade in Review .) Like Isuzu, another U.S. evacuee and estranged GM ally, Suzuki will continue selling cars outside the U.S. Why did Suzuki, Japan s fourth-largest car company, leave? And why does this keep happening?

A multi-dimensional look at Suzuki s U.S. sales

The Short Answer

The tl;dr explanation—that s too long; didn t read in internet-ese—is that even though Suzuki has two models that really are quite good, Suzuki isn t selling enough cars and can t compete with the big guys. The Kizashi and the SX4 may be virtuous, but the buyers aren t coming. Suzuki s U.S. sales peaked in 2007, with about 102,000 units sold, and fell to just a quarter of that last year. It becomes a death spiral: Dealerships close, fewer cars are sold, the company has less money, debt piles up, and public image evaporates. Suzuki has no product in the pipeline for the U.S. and fewer corporate partners to lean on for rebadges.

In other countries, the situation isn t so grim. Suzuki sells micro-size kei cars by the boatload in Japan, its Wagon R often the top-selling small car in the country. India, too, is a stronghold for Suzuki, where its Maruti Suzuki brand unloads cheap, cheerful transportation to an exploding middle class.

Loss of Product Partners

Suzuki s core competency is in small cars and small SUVs. Really small. So to offer a full product lineup in the U.S. Suzuki has had to snuggle up to several corporate partners. The late Forenza and Reno were developed by GM Daewoo in Korea, back when Suzuki owned 15 percent of GM Daewoo and General Motors owned 20 percent of Suzuki. The Equator pickup was a Nissan Frontier with the Superman logo slapped on the front, while the XL7 crossover was built on the General Motors Theta platform used for the Chevy Equinox .

But Suzuki couldn t properly align with new friends to supply the product it needs—and even if it could, the result threatens profit margins. Ties are mostly severed with General Motors. A deal with Volkswagen fell through. Fiat, which sells a rebadged SX4 in Europe, has talked about closer ties with Suzuki but no deals have been announced. Developing products and platforms on your own is expensive and difficult; Suzuki can swing that kind of investment for the small cars it sells so well in other countries, but without much of a market for big ones like the Kizashi outside the U.S. it makes little sense.

The market for cheap, imported econo-cars—often even designed overseas—from niche companies has all-but disappeared, with Suzuki one of the last survivors among a field that included Geo, Isuzu, Yugo, Daewoo, Eagle, and Daihatsu. Mitsubishi continues to limp along. All were felled by competition from the big boys.

Decisions by Toyota and Honda to enter the small-SUV market in the mid-1990s was a headshot to Suzuki s business, long dependent on the Samurai, the Sidekick, and the Vitara. On the car side, the company was able to hold on a little longer. It wasn t until the mid-2000s when Kia and Hyundai introduced some truly competitive models here. When they did, their cheap cars with long warranties slaughtered what remained of the cheap-import segment.

The new CAFE and greenhouse gas rules disproportionately penalize low-volume manufacturers of physically small vehicles. Porsche can weather the storm (and afford penalties), but Suzuki was at risk. Even with a special exemption called TLAAS, or Temporary Lead-Time Allowance Alternative Standard, Suzuki would have needed to post almost impossible reductions to its cars CO2 emissions—not because they re especially dirty, but because the EPA requires certain degrees of improvement. Suzuki and Porsche joined with Jaguar-Land Rover in voicing concerns to the EPA, but a final rule issued in October showed them only minimal clemency.

Dealer Network

Suzuki s retail system was a proper mess. There weren t enough sales to support more dealers opening, but too few dealers to really grow sales. Low-profit-margin products and small sales didn t always attract high-quality dealer managers and sales staff, which in turn probably turned off many customers. For years, dealers and Suzuki corporate alike complained about an antiquated, inefficient system for ordering vehicles in which the dealers had little input; they often didn t have access to the cars they could actually sell. It cost Suzuki dearly.

Are We Going to Lose More Brands in the U.S.?

Very possibly. Mitsubishi is the obvious skater on thin ice, and when asked this week, its U.S. boss was firm in insisting the company will stay. (You didn t expect him to be wishy-washy, did you?) But Mitsubishi is in very serious trouble globally as well as in the States, because like Suzuki, it s experiencing how inhospitable the world car market is for smaller manufacturers.

There may come a time when Toyota pulls the plug on Scion. its own experiment with low-priced entry-level econoboxes repurposed from other markets. In Scion s favor, it s not hugely expensive to run, and Toyota has the cash to spare. Badging the new rear-drive sports car as the Scion FR-S instead of as a Toyota GT 86 in the U.S. is a something of a Hail Mary pass for the Scion brand.

It s almost unthinkable, but Volvo may have to exit the U.S. market at some point as well. Volvo sales here in 2011 were just half of their 2003 level, and the company recently pruned several models from its lineup, including the S40 sedan, the C70 convertible, and the C30 hatchback. Whether Volvo remains largely will depend on the willingness of its owner, Geely, to put up with sluggish sales—and the importance of being in the U.S. to keep appearances as a global luxury brand.

Like all of these companies, Suzuki had some very good cars on offer in American showrooms. The Kizashi and the SX4 may not have been class-leading, but they weren t at the back of the group either—and both were well priced. If you re looking to score a deal, now is a good time for either. Suzuki will continue to honor warranties and supply parts, a promise made stronger by the company s plan to continue car sales in Canada, and to remain in the U.S. selling motorcycles and ATVs.


Review: Bikes vs Cars – shows how L. A, Copenhagen and other cities stack up – LA Times #world #of #cars


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‘Bikes vs Cars’ shows how L.A. Copenhagen and other cities stack up

‘Bikes vs Cars’

Rodrigo Marcondes

Cyclist navigates traffic in S o Paolo, Brazil, in the documentary, Bikes vs. Cars.

The Swedish documentary Bikes vs Cars surveys Los Angeles, Toronto, S o Paulo, Brazil and Copenhagen to see how these modes of transportation compare. Each city in the case study presents a different dynamic in the oft-contemptuous relationship between drivers and cyclists.

Its primer on our local transportation history is nothing short of comprehensive, encompassing the California Cycleway that opened in 1900, General Motors’ conspiracy to dismantle the local trolley system in the 1940s and 1950s, the Carmageddon of 2011, and recent efforts to implement bike lanes in Highland Park.

To give us an idea of how we measure up, we see how Torontonians lost hard-fought bike lanes along with proposed public transit extensions under the notorious mayorship of Rob Ford, how cyclists in S o Paulo tirelessly campaigned for and won about 250 miles of bike lanes, and how 80% of Copenhageners own bicycles.

Although the film qualifies as an advocacy documentary, director Fredrik Gertten has put in the time to capture how these cities’ unique scenarios unfold to mount a compelling case against the powerful automotive, oil and construction lobbies. Florencia Di Concilio’s lush orchestral score is icing on the cake.


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If you normally drive a Luxury car, why not drive one whilst you are on holiday or traveling on business?

If you would like to experience a luxury, performance or exotic car for a special event like a birthday, engagement, wedding, honeymoon or anniversary or simply for that dream holiday you always promised yourself.

Luxurycarhire.com offers the widest range of specialist, luxury and dream cars in many locations worldwide.

These come in a variety of styles from ultra high performance models like Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, and Porsche models to the powerful luxury of Bentley, Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce, Lexus, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Corvette, Cadillac, Chrysler and others.

Then there are the nippy Mini, the economical Smart car or luxurious powerful Range Rover Sport and many others. Convertibles, sports cars, sedans, coupes, 4 wheel drives and luxury limousines, even classic cars. We also offer a huge range of Motorbikes, including Harley Davidson s, and every kind of regular car, cabriolet, station wagon, people mover and minibus though www.MotorbikeRentals.com and www.DriveTravel.com.

For details about the vehicles we offer and where to find them, consult our new Vehicle Guide .

We look forward to hearing from you soon.