“If I’m someone who wants to do harm to [North] America, I forget about the electric grid, I forget about the elections system — I go to your car.”

“If I’m someone who wants to do harm to America, I forget about the electric grid, I forget about the elections system — I go to your car.” said the author of a recent report on hacking the always-on internet connection found in new cars .

The three top-selling car makers in the U.S. — GM, Toyota and Ford — will only sell internet-connected cars by the end of this year.

According to an insider, “Security in the software is no better in the cars than it is in the cellphones.”

You can read more at Kill Switch.

 

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Race CaRX repair date is Friday, December 15th, 1-4 pm

You may not have those new tools from Santa yet but your old ones will do nicely.  Heck, just bring yourself!  Things will get underway at the home of Danby Crowder at 1pm and be over at 4.  We need helpers of all types.  So, whether you want to work on metal prep, transmission repairs, a steering rack or just want to sit by the fire we’d love to have you.  Who knows, maybe the efforts and the fire just might inspire you.

Burn, baby, burn!

Update:

It was the ‘Day of the Dans’ as Danny Wilson, Danby and special guest Dan Corcoran pooled their efforts to poke and prod the CRX.  Oh yeah, I was there too.  Much was accomplished as we removed a number of cross-members, dismantled the transmission and steering rack along with the front steering components.  We pressed, peened and pooled our talent and all there had a good day.  Worry not, folks.  There’s more where this came from.

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‘I’m not dead yet!’ Targa Newfoundland lands on two feet

Targa Newfoundland rallies to race another day:  New ownership could help ensure seven-day event continues

Jim Kenzie

Columnist Jim Kenzie is pleased he has not raced his Nissan Juke NISMO RS Turbo in Targa Newfoundland for the last time. Targa Newfoundland, like the proverbial Phoenix, appears to have risen from the ashes.

Whale watching, racing and wailling. All in one day! And, yes, that’s an Enzo Ferrari.

I wrote in September that this year’s event had been cancelled due to insufficient entries. Well, “postponed” was the official wording, but frankly, it did not look promising.
There were still plans to run the “Bambina,” the weekendlong mini-Targa next summer, and there remained a glimmer of hope that the full deal might go in September 2020.
But a recent announcement has given all Targa fans a light at the end of the tunnel that we hope won’t be an onrushing freight train.

This car looks kinda familiar…

Scott Vidler and Wes Thompson, car freaks from southwestern Ontario (and also dedicated Wheels readers) had planned to run Targa this year in their gorgeous Volkswagen Golf R, prepared (as have been all of my Targa cars) by Frank and Dan Sprongl of Four Star Motorsports in Georgetown, Ont.

“Honey, I’m home!”

Vidler and Thompson were among the many who were grievously disappointed when the event did not run this year. Thompson, who had sold the family farming supply business five years ago and had been spending much of his time since messing about with cars, probably didn’t get sufficiently well-off to compete in Targa by letting other people hold onto his money interest-free for a year. So he contacted Giannou and said, in effect, “Let’s talk.” He went down to St. John’s and learned more about the event, the organization and the province.

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