January 7, 2014 |
Consider it a crystal ball into the future of car collecting. Hagerty Insurance, the world's largest insurer of classic cars, is out with its annual list of top 10 vehicles the company expects to become future collector items. The cars' prices range from the tiny Ford Fiesta ST at $21,400 to the raucous Jaguar F-Type R roadster at a hair under $100,000. To make the list, the vehicle had to be built in 2014 and feature a starting price under $100,000. Hagerty said it gave special consideration to vehicles not appearing on previous lists.
December 28, 2013 |
Consumer confidence, job growth and low interest rates are fueling the growing and profitable U.S. auto industry, the economic pundits say. We see another reason - great cars. So we've selected our 10 favorite vehicles of 2013. Our list might seem heavy with expensive cars, but it's not because we're snobs. We judged only models that were new or redesigned this calendar year - a group that tilted toward luxury and performance vehicles. Among the few new economy cars this year was the Toyota Corolla, which made this list.
December 26, 2013 |
UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr knows all too well how one decision can affect a football life. There may still be a Matt Barkley-shaped indentation in the Rose Bowl turf to remind him. Barr slammed the USC quarterback to the ground last season, separating his shoulder. Barkley, many believed, would have been a first-round pick had he declared for the NFL draft after his junior season a year earlier. But he returned to USC and wound up being part of Barr's NFL application. It was something Barr recalled, and eventually dismissed, when faced with the same should-I-stay-or-should-I-go moment last December.
December 22, 2013 |
Center DeAndre Jordan has become the Clippers' defensive leader. And it's not all about his statistics, impressive though they may be. Jordan also makes sure he communicates to teammates, and Clippers Coach Doc Rivers says he takes it "personal" when opponents score against the Clippers. Jordan was ranked fourth in the NBA in blocked shots before Sunday night's game against Minnesota, averaging 2.21 per game. He was third in the league in rebounding, averaging 13.0 per game.
December 22, 2013 |
In the world of tech, failure is almost a badge of honor. It shows others in the industry that you've been through tough times but have learned from mistakes and are now primed for success. Perhaps that's true, but it doesn't make failure any more enjoyable, unless you're on the outside looking in. In that case, tech failure can be down right hilarious. This year was filled with some pretty big fails, and a surprising bunch of them have only happened recently - I'm looking at you, Yahoo.
December 12, 2013 |
YouTube vocal sensation Pentatonix joins such major-label acts as Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé and Mary J. Blige with seasonal albums topping Billboard's top 200 chart. The a cappella group's holiday-themed PTXmas (Delux Edition) landed at No. 7 on the album chart for the week ended Dec. 8, with more than 59,000 copies sold. The music video for its rendition of "Little Drummer Boy" has racked up more than 17-million views on YouTube in the last two weeks. Pentatonix came to prominence as the winner of the third season of NBC's "The Sing-Off Competition.