Wherever life may lead us, it is always better to have a best friend with you for the trip. And to help make this happen, MINI USA and Best Friends Animal Society have teamed up for the weekend. On December 10-12, 2021, you can now adopt your dream pet at Best Friends locations across the country at zero costs.
MINI USA Brand Communications Manager Rah Mahtani shared, “According to our MINI Rules of the Road, we believe in having a co-pilot who’s ready for adventure, whether human or furry. The MINI community is very pet-friendly, so we are proud to partner with Best Friends Animal Society, and we can’t think of a better way to help support animal welfare than by making it easier to adopt a pet in need just in time for the holidays.”
Best Friends Animal Society CEO Julie Castle stated, “Whatever life has in store, having a pet makes everything better. Pets provide constant companionship while drastically reducing stress, which many of us can really appreciate these days. The holidays are a great time to adopt and thanks to MINI, we hope to get a record number of dogs and cats into loving homes this season.”
According to Castle, MINI USA will be sponsoring all the adoption fees at Best Friends Animal Society locations for the weekend. They hope that it will help more people become new pet adopters.
“All pets from Best Friends are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped, so it’s really fantastic to be able to save the adoption fee, as well, to put towards pet supplies for your new best friend,” Castle shared.
During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of adoptions rose. Unfortunately, the last six months have been quite a challenge for animal shelters. Animal surrenders have been higher, manpower has decreased, and even adoptions have dropped. This resulted in overcrowded shelters and thousands of pets spending more time in the shelter, waiting for their forever homes. So for this holiday season, MINI USA has decided to sponsor adoption fees to help promote the joys and benefits of adopting your newest best friend.
Since 2014, MINI USA has been Best Friends Animal Society’s charity partner. MINI USA has helped and supported animal shelters and animal welfare organizations around the country to get shelter pets their forever homes. It is also nice to know that MINI owners are also animal lovers with more than 60% of MINI owners also having a pet as part of their family.
Best Friends Animal Society have locations in Houston, Atlanta, New York City, Los Angeles, Sale Lake City, Northwest Arkansas, Utah, and Kanab. They will be hosting both in-person and virtual events for the weekend, following appropriate local COVID-19 guidelines.
Polk County Animal Services (FL), Antietam Humane Society (Waynesboro, PA), and Catawba County Animal Services (NC) will also have a virtual adoption meet and greets with pets in foster homes.
To know the nearest location near you, just visit www.bestfriends.org/location.
Castle added, “Everyone at Best Friends is so grateful to MINI USA for helping us with our drive to adopt more dogs and cats into new homes. Their generous sponsorship will result in a lifetime of love for many people and pets.”
Title: MINI USA Helps Shelter Homes Get Their Fur-ever Homes
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/mini-usa-helps-shelter-homes-get-their-fur-ever-homes/
Published Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2021 23:36:12 +0000
Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.
Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.
The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.
This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.
By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000
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The Swan Song of the V12
The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.
Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.
Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.
The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands
Ferrari 812 Superfast
Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.
The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.
The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.
It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.
Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.
Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.
By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000
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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.
Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.
I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000
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