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Episode #29 – Big Sedans, Servicing Autonomous Vehicles, Racing Old Cars

Wheel Bearings 29

This week Sam drives a couple of big American sedans, the Buick LaCrosse and Lincoln Continental and Dan samples the Mazda CX-9. This devolves into a chat about Chris Lattner and working with/for Elon Musk and using rental car companies to service fleets of autonomous vehicles. Then Sam goes all analog with a visit to the Great Race stop in Ypsilanti, Mich.

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The Great Race

The Great Race comes to Ypsilanti

Chris Lattner bails on Tesla’s AutoPilot program after less than 6 months of working for Elon Musk

Avis to Service Waymo’s Autonomous Vehicle Fleet

 

Episode #29 – Big Sedans, Servicing Autonomous Vehicles, Racing Old Cars
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The Great Race 2017 Visits Ypsilanti

Toyota 2000GT

The Great Race is an amazing annual road rally for vintage cars sponsored by Hemmings Motor News and Hagerty Insurance. This year, the newest cars that were allowed are from 1972 with that year being represented by a first-generation Nissan Skyline GT-R and the oldest being a century old 1917 Peerless driven by Hagerty VP Jonathan Klinger. This event epitomizes the best of car culture. Despite their age, these machines aren’t museum pieces, they were built to be driven and that’s how they are being used today. Herewith is a sampling of the field as they made a stop in Ypsilanti, Michigan while travelling more than 2,000 miles from Jacksonville, Florida to Traverse City, Michigan.

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