Plus, a Ford recreates an iconic classic Christmas picture, a basic Rolls-Royce advert and a pug causes a automobile accident.
When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice workforce spends loads of time discovering and consuming motoring content material from everywhere in the world.
Here’s a handful of the photographs, articles, movies or social media posts that almost all caught our eye final week. Some of them are model new, others have been on-line for some time.
Enjoy them – simply not an excessive amount of, okay?
1. This man having not one, however two Kia Sportages stolen in a single month
There’s unhealthy lack after which there’s David Reiss. The Denver native made headlines this week when it was revealed he had been focused by automobile thieves twice in a single month.
His 2018 Kia Sportage was stolen from his residence constructing, so he purchased one other 2018 Sportage to switch it.
Unfortunately, 5 days into proudly owning his new buy, the Sportage was stolen once more, this time from his office.
Apparently, automobile theft in Denver is on the rise because of the monetary difficulties imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
“I’m pondering I do not need to purchase one other automobile. I’m nervous what is going on to occur to the third one,” Reiss advised CarBuzz.
We really feel you, buddy.
2. This basic Rolls-Royce advert
Occasionally, one thing pops up in your Instagram feed that simply makes you smile. This 1985 Rolls-Royce Corniche advert is a kind of issues.
We miss the simplicity and ingenuity of ’80s and ’90s automotive promoting, massive time.
Especially that tagline: “Rolls-Royce. Simply one of the best motor automobile on this planet.”
We additionally love the Mercedes proprietor gazing wistfully on the Rolls.
3. Pug crashes van, prompts headline of the 12 months
We have handy it to our pals over at Carscoops for crafting presumably one of the best headline of 2020: ‘Grand Theft Doggo: Pug Accidentally Crashes Van Into Ditch’.
It has thriller, it has intrigue, it has wordplay and, better of all, it includes a canine.
The report particulars the incident as such: “Right off the highest, we’re happy to report that the canine was fully unhurt. A human, in the meantime, suffered minor accidents chasing their van right into a ditch that had been “inadvertently” put in reverse by the pet in query.”
It all went down close to Canada’s capital metropolis of Ottawa, the place a “pug-like canine” was capable of circumvent a number of security measures to place its proprietor’s van in reverse.
“Of course, the canine wasn’t charged,” a police officer on the scene added.
We significantly loved this scorching tackle the incident on Twitter:
#GrenvilleOPP had a novel offender in a single automobile collision. On Dec ninth officers have been referred to as to Johnston Rd in @North_Grenville A automobile had been inadvertently set in movement by a canine inside. The proprietor sustained minor accidents making an attempt to cease the automobile. #BadDog ^bd pic.twitter.com/V8A03oqt5r
— OPP East Region (@OPP_ER) December 15, 2020
4. Ford recreates a classic picture of Santa and the Bronco
The Christmas spirit is alive and nicely at Ford, the place some intelligent advertising gurus have recreated a heartwarming 1968 picture of Santa getting ready to get behind the wheel of the first-generation Bronco to do his annual current run.
Apparently, Ford’s Heritage and Archives supervisor Ted Ryan uncovered the unique picture within the archives and determined to tug it out and, with the latest arrival of the brand new Bronco, give it a 2020 replace.
Which model do you favor?
5. Cardi B giving her husband a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ for his birthday
It was just a few weeks in the past that media shops have been reporting American rapper Cardi B had filed for divorce from her husband, fellow rapper Offset.
Flash ahead, nevertheless, and the headline-grabbing musician has clearly determined to reconcile along with her partner and as an alternative was filmed giving him a model new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster for his twenty ninth birthday.
In case you have been questioning, solely 63 have been ever made and Cardi reportedly paid over USD$600,000 to get her arms on one after all of them bought out shortly following the mannequin reveal.
Cardi’s extravagant reward to Offset comes after he gave her a customized Rolls-Royce Cullinan for her twenty eighth birthday earlier this 12 months.
You can watch the second he acquired his new Lambo beneath, however beware – there are many expletives.
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