All posts tagged "Mar-2009"

  • RoadKing Mag
    Yabba Dabba Huh?

    Horsepower can be so overrated. At least that’s what the developers from HumanCar, an industrial design firm, are betting on with the Imagine_PS, or Power Station, vehicle. The vehicle uses electric motors and regenerative braking along with...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Good Vibrations

    Electric football, that classic sports simulation game from a generation ago, is making a comeback. Originally relegated to attics and basements after their “coaches” grew up, those same coaches are bringing the game back, participating in national...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Audiobooks

    In the beautifully detailed opening chapter, a young Babe Ruth happens on a pickup baseball game played by a group of black men. Just beginning to make a name for himself with the Boston Red Sox and...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    The Soda Experiment

    I spotted it in the corner of a maintenance shop. Something I hadn’t seen in a good many years — one of those soda machines that drops a paper cup, then crushed ice, then six ounces of...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    The Great Divide

    When a four-wheeler sits in the driver’s seat and turns the key, you just know there could be trouble.” So says Detroit-based driver James Tremblay, tapping into a mindset that is extremely common among truckers. If only...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Show Biz

    I love attending truck shows. I get to see all the latest in equipment and services, and meet some of the greatest people in the world — truckers. That’s not just hype, it’s fact. When I used...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Tears for a Bulldog

    They sit parked along two sides of River Street in Hillsborough, New Hampshire — dozens of vintage Macks and International Harvesters and Sterlings and Caterpillars, holding their own against the harsh winter Nor’easters that can rip a...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Building Better Highways

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) is among the top leaders on Capitol Hill working on legislation that will determine the future of highway funding, transportation projects and interstate commerce. She shared her top priorities and forecast for...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Seat Changes

    Where do you spend more time than anywhere else? If you drive your maximum 70 hours in eight days and add  an hour a day in your seat doing paperwork, you’ll spend more than 36 percent of...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Danger Zone

    No matter what the situation, trucks almost always prove necessary for getting supplies to the place they are needed. For U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the situation is war and the supply destination is accessible by...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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