Custom car show at Battleship Park expected to draw thousands

This weekend, the “Battle in Bama” custom car show will bring hundreds of vehicles and thousands of people to the first major event at USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park since the onset of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Organizer Craig Rowley said the epidemic has shaped the fifth annual event in a variety of ways — even aside from the fact that it forced a postponement from its original May dates.

On the one hand, he said, it’s part of the first wave of major public events taking place after months of near-total shutdown. “I’ve gotten a lot of interest from people just looking for something to do,” Rowley said.

On the other hand, the epidemic brings new aspects to planning, such as the need to encourage social distancing and to comply with a state health order on mask use. It also affects people’s willingness to come out and their ability to

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Honda City 4th Generation Spare Parts Price and Accessories in India @ ZigWheels


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Honda City 4th Generation Parts Authorised Dealer Price Extra GST 28% Total Price
Front Bumper 5500 1540 7040
Rear Bumper 2500 700 3200
Bonnet/Hood 3555 995 4550
Front Windshield Glass 5955 1667 7622
Rear Windshield Glass 3944 1104 5048
Fender (Left or Right) 1565 438 2003
Head Light (Left or Right ) 4500 1260 5760
Tail Light (Left or Right) 2017 564 2581
Front Door (Left or Right) 6578 1841 8419
Rear Door (Left or Right) 6578 1841 8419
Radiator 4410 1234 5644
Intercooler 4188 1172 5360
Dicky 4533 1269 5802
Condensor 16540 4631 21171
Front Door Handle (Outer) 598 167 765
Rear View Mirror 8367 2342 10709
Back Panel 1066 298 1364
Fog Lamp Assembly 11087 3104 14191
Front Panel 1066 298 1364
Bulb 864 241 1105
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Car sales will not recover to pre-crisis levels until the middle of decade, says credit ratings giant Moody’s



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Car sales will not recover to pre-crisis levels until the middle of this decade, according to credit ratings giant Moody’s.

In a new report it said the 27 per cent drop in worldwide car sales in the first half of this year had ‘bottomed out’ and it expected a sharp rise in 2021. 

But it said the severity of the fall would mean that the pace of recovery towards peaks seen before the pandemic – when 95million vehicles a year were sold globally – would be only moderate after that. 



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‘The rise in shipments will slow in 2023 and the recovery length, with 2018-19 sales levels unlikely to be recaptured until about 2025,’ it said. 

‘Governments’ efforts to support the industry have so far

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Citybikes will close one location amid business downturn

The creatively painted Citybikes Annex on Ankeny and 7th is closing its doors.(Photos: Citybikes)

The creatively painted Citybikes Annex on Ankeny and 7th is closing its doors.
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In another sign of a changing Portland, Citybikes is closing the doors of its flagship sales location and consolidating its business.

The shop has been run as a worker-owned cooperative since 1990. It expanded from its original repair shop location on Southeast Ankeny near 20th to a second location, the 5,000 square-foot “Annex”, on the corner of SE Ankeny and 7th in 1995. Because of dwindling sales, the Annex will close for good by the end of this year.

“The main factor,” said Citybikes owner Ryan Smith in a phone interview last week, “Is that people who used to come here, don’t live in Portland anymore.” Smith is one of nine current owners of the shop and he expects that the total number of worker-owners will be reduced to just five once the transition is

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Jeep reveals hybrid Wrangler, 1st US battery-powered vehicle

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep brand is starting to offer gas-electric hybrid and eventually full electric powertrains across its lineup.



a car parked in front of a mountain: This photo provided by Fiat Chrysler shows the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe. Fiat Chrysler on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, unveiled the first of what it says will be many Jeeps powered by batteries. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the brand's first vehicle that can travel on electricity in the U.S. The gas-electric hybrid SUV can go 25 miles on battery power before a 2-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine takes over. (Fiat Chrysler via AP)


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This photo provided by Fiat Chrysler shows the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe. Fiat Chrysler on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, unveiled the first of what it says will be many Jeeps powered by batteries. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the brand’s first vehicle that can travel on electricity in the U.S. The gas-electric hybrid SUV can go 25 miles on battery power before a 2-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine takes over. (Fiat Chrysler via AP)

The company rolled out the first of them for the U.S. on Sept. 3, a plug-in rechargeable Wrangler to go on sale in America, Europe and China early next year.

The Wrangler 4xe can go 25 miles (40 kilometers) on electricity before a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine takes over.

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Ford cutting 1,400 U.S. salaried jobs with retirement offers

Ford Motor Co. will offer early retirement incentives with hopes of cutting its U.S. white-collar workforce by 1,400 more positions.

Kumar Galhotra, the company’s president of the Americas, told employees about the offers Wednesday morning. The company says they’re part of an $11 billion restructuring plan that started more than a year ago.

Most of the reductions would take place around its Dearborn area campus, where Ford has its headquarters and large product development and engineering operations.

A spokesman said Ford expects to meet its goals with the offers. If it doesn’t, then it may consider involuntary separations.

The offers will go to U.S. salaried workers who are eligible to retire as of Dec. 31. Those approved to retire would leave the company by the end of the year.

The offers won’t go out in every part of the business. For instance, information technology workers and those responsible for rolling

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Why Do Luxury Brands Keep Producing Crappy Mountain Bikes?

With Across the Pond Beaver in full swing, we’ve been covering all manner of new mountain bikes that have been released in a frenzy of activity this past week. There’s one bike we resisted covering though, until now. That is the AMD Custom mountain bike pictured above. AMD is best known for producing computer processors, but this week decided to step into the world of bikes with a mountain bike and a cruiser.

A cursory glance will tell you that this bike will serve you about as well as one of their microchips out in the mountains, but its press release merrily boasts of the bike’s “twist grip Shimano index shifting, linear pull MTB brakes, dual suspension frame, and a comfortable Mountain bike saddle” regardless (no, we’re not sure why Mountain is capitalized either). The kicker is that this thing retails for $299, which isn’t that expensive as mountain bikes

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Nationwide bike shortage affecting Utah County shops

Local bike shops are dealing with the effects of a nationwide bike shortage caused by an increased demand of bike products since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Josh Carter)

Local bike shops are feeling the effects of a nationwide, coronavirus-fueled bike shortage.

Demand for bike products skyrocketed at the beginning of the pandemic, as people began to look for new ways to exercise in a socially-distant manner. However, COVID-19-related factory shutdowns have caused bike manufacturers to struggle to keep up with the demand, creating a perfect storm for bike shops across the country.

“We had a massive increase in interest in the cycling community as soon as people realized the activities they normally do in the summer would be limited,” said Clayton Batty, general manager of Hangar 15 Bicycles’ Provo and Orem locations. “It’s hard to say exactly how much of an increase we had because our demand came

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Cool Ferraris on a Very Hot Day

Contrary to what you may be reading on the interwebs, the entire state of California is not on fire, although most of it feels that way. And I admit that, for my part, I have spent the last week on the floor near the air conditioning duct slurping cool air and begging for winter. But those hardy souls in the Ferrari Club of America Southwest Region fearlessly took on the heat last Sunday for their regular monthly drive.

“No Ferraris melted,” said club president and event organizer Jim Bindman. “And no Ferrari owners melted.”

Now, I am no meteorologist, but I do have an Indoor/Outdoor thermometer from Smith Hardware and on the day of the Club’s drive that thermometer read 120 degrees. That was in the shade on the north side of the house. Heat records were being broken all up and down the state. And yes, most of the

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Connected Car Market to Grow $225.16 Bn, Globally, by 2027 at 17.1% CAGR: Allied Market Research

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Allied Market Research published a report, titled, “Connected Car Market by Technology (3G, 4G/LTE, and 5G), Connectivity Solution (Integrated, Embedded, and Tethered), Service (Driver Assistance, Safety, Entertainment, Well-being, Vehicle Management, and Mobility Management), and End Use (Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs) and Aftermarket): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020–2027.” According to the report published, the global connected car market generated $63.03 billion in 2019, and is estimated to reach $225.16 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 17.1% from 2020 to 2027.

Drivers, restrains, and opportunities-

Rise in trend of connectivity solutions, ease of vehicle diagnosis, and increase in need of safety & security measures drive the growth of the global connected car market. However, threat of data hacking, high installation cost, and lack of uninterrupted and seamless internet connectivity hinder the market growth. On the other hand, intelligent transportation system

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