Tuesday, December 27, 2016

12 Fastest Cars Under $40,000

 Ford Focus ST
12. Ford Focus ST ($23,625)

Ford has become for the most part rave surveys for its Focus ST hot trapdoor. Only a look at the motor specs is sufficient to get energized. The turbocharged direct-infusion 2.0-liter EcoBoost motor hits a greatest 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.
This force remainder is sufficient to control the Focus ST from 0-60 in 6.6 seconds, as indicated by tests byEdmunds.
Of course, the Mustang might have the capacity to go up against it the open street, yet when there’s a tight parking space around the local area the ST has its number.

Scion FR-S
11. Scion FR-S ($25,470)

Loved by drivers who love performance that doesn’t burn up all available resources, the Scion FR-S flaunts what Toyota’s execution division bests.
The FR-S (and Subaru BRZ, its mirror picture) are outfitted with 2.0-liter motors fit for 200 hp. With the manual transmission, Edmunds took the FR-s from 0-60 in 6.5 seconds, putting it neck-and-neck with the Focus ST.

Infiniti Q50

10. Infiniti Q50 ($37,150)

Refined in appearance but pretty darn quick, the Infiniti Q50 possesses all the necessary qualities for auto significant others of various stripes.
Speed-wise, the Q50 gets its power from the 3.7-liter V6 in the engine. Equipped with 328 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, that was enough to hustle from 0-60 in 5.5 seconds – superior to the Mustang V6 in Edmunds testing, and looking terribly lovely while doing it.

2015 Dodge Charger R/T
9. Dodge Charger R/T ($30,695)

Could a muscle auto have four doors? Avoid says it’s conceivable and presents the Charger R/T for instance of how it functions. The 2015 model has a somewhat less forceful appearance than the active Charger, yet there is no duping in the force division.
Chargers in the R/T trim house the 5.7-liter Hemi motor that packs a clobber. How quick can 370 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque take this Charger? Edmunds got from 0-60 in 5.4 seconds in back wheel-drive models.

Hyundai Genesis R-Spec
8. Hyundai Genesis R-Spec ($29,350)

When David Mamet utilized Hyundais as a state of mockery in Glengarry Glen Ross (1982), he wasn’t alluding to the Genesis R-Spec. This hot roadster damages with its 3.8-liter V6 motor, equipped with 348 hp.
That powertrain sent the R-Spec from 0-60 in 5.3 seconds in Edmunds testing. With that sort of execution, it is sufficient to give the Alec Baldwin character a keep running for his cash in the BMW he headed to criticize the poor sales representatives in the film.

Nissan 370Z
7. Nissan 370Z ($29,990)

Sporting a 3.7-liter V6 like its corporate kin the Infiniti Q50, the Nissan 370Z shows signs of improvement yield. Truth be told, it crests at 332 hp, which empowers the 370Z to go from 0-60 in 5.1 seconds, as indicated by Edmunds analyzers.
Approaching the five second mark for this sprint is an accomplishment for any ride, however the Nissan 370Z is completing it at a base cost underneath $30,000.

 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
6. Subaru Impreza WRX STI ($26,295)

One of the most undercover speed demons available, the Subaru Impreza WRX STI Subaru conveys excellent velocity for a strict spending plan.
Top execution numbers stand at 305 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque. Edmunds analyzers utilized that power to sprint 0-60 in only 5.1 seconds.
Pending the result of testing on new models in 2015, that may put the WRX STI in the main five under $40K. Here’s the rub: its MSRP is underneath $27K.

Volkswagen Golf R
5. Volkswagen Golf R (est. $34,000)

It may not be available with a cost at press time, yet the feisty 2015 VW Golf R is going to make roughage under $40K. It dons a turbocharged 16-valve inline-four equipped for 290 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.
Auto and Driver took it 0ut for testing and assessed the 0-60 mph keep running somewhere around 5.0 and 5.3 seconds (quarter-mile somewhere around 13.7 and 13.9 seconds) with a top pace of 130 mph.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
4. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR ($34,995)

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evo GSR speeds dissimilar to any four-entryway car in this value range. It houses a four-barrel turbo motor fit for 291 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.
That framework was fit for flying 0-60 in 4.9 seconds amid tests keep running by Edmunds drivers. There is a reason this auto is so famous on the secondary selling. It’s a beast in sedan clothing.

Chevy Camaro SS
3. Chevy Camaro SS ($33,355)

The American muscle auto revival is real. Truth be told, the Detroit automakers (Italian-possessed or not) are bringing every single new model of their fanciful muscle auto set to advertise for the 2015 model year.
Chevy’s Camaro SS is a standout amongst the most touchy models in the sub-$40K value range. It packs a deafening 6.2-liter V8 equipped for 426 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.
Edmunds analyzers ran the 2014 Camaro 0-60 in 4.8 seconds. This test is liable to audit on roadways all over the area. The SS is unrealistic to lose two races consecutively.

Ford Mustang GT
2. Ford Mustang GT ($32,025)

The redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang made its presentation at function occasions the world over in December 2014, yet the active model is an expert.
Truth be told, the 2014 Mustang GT available stays one of the quickest (if not the speediest) on special beneath $40K.
Donning the 5.0-liter V8, the GT is fit for 420 hp that conveys immaculate thrill. Tests by Edmunds sent the Mustang V8 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds. Until further notice, this quickening (dollar for dollar) has no equivalent.

2015 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker Fastest Cars
1. 2015 Dodge Challenger With Scat Pack Shaker ($39,490)

Dodge’s way to deal with its muscle auto lineup for 2015 gives off an impression of being “more grounded, quicker, all the more forcing.” This objective took the unimaginably solid Challenger to a much higher yield, assessed at 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque from the 6.4-liter V8 with 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker alternatives.
That update will make the cost of the 2015 model-year brute go up, yet it will stay reasonable with its MSRP still south of $40K. Obviously, the upgrade in force seems to have the objective of knocking off the 0-60 times of some of Dodge’s top rivals in the muscle auto field.
The automaker trusts this Challenger with vintage Scat Pack Shaker will run 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. No more to muscle past the GT and SS, on the off chance that all works out as expected.

Source:  legendaryvideos.com

10 German Cars That Changed The Automotive Industry

Volkswagen Beetle
VOLKSWAGEN Beetle 1946–2003

The Beetle is a 2-door, rear-engine economy car produced from 1938 to 2003. Nazi Germany leader Adolf Hitler was the first to realize the need for a simple, affordable and functional car to be mass produced in the country.
Some Beetles were built in the 1930’s, but World War II hindered any major production until 1946. After the war, European economies were in tight spots so the Beetle immediately became a success, with the huge demand helping to breathe new life to German manufacturing.
Soon the Beetle also became a hit in America, where it was extremely popular among hippies during the 1960s and 70s. Commonly called the “Bug”, it created a subculture – people build, collect, restore and modify the iconic car to this day.
Mercedes-Benz 300SL

MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL Coupe/Gullwing 1954–1957

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was the fastest production car of its day and the first iteration of the SL-Class GT. It was unveiled in 1954 as a two-seat coupé with gullwing doors.
A roadster version became available in 1957. Built by Daimler-Benz AG, the 300 SL was the first commercially available car to come with fuel-injection. It was based on Mercedes’ carbureted overhead cam straight 6 1952 racer, the W194.
Today, the 300 SL is one of the most sought after Mercedes-Benz cars by avid collectors. It is valued between $1 million and $2.5 million.
Volkswagen Type 2
VOLKSWAGEN Type 2 (Microbus) 1950-Present

The Type 2 is a forward control panel van launched in 1950 by Volkswagen and the marque’s second car design, after the legendary Beetle. It is also known as the Microbus, Transporter or Kombi depending on the body style. The Type 2 is often used as a camper and many models have a pop-up bed that emerges from the roof.
This unique vehicle became an instant favorite among travelers, particularly the hippies in the U.S. By the 1960s they had adopted the VW Type 2 as their official vehicle and called it the “hippie bus”.

BMW 328
BMW 328 1936–1940 

The BMW 328 is a classic sports car produced between 1936 and 1940. Designed by Peter Szymanowski and Fritz Fiedler, the car was presented in 1936 at the Eifelrennen race at the Nürburgring. It was powered by a straight-6 OHV engine mated to a four-speed transmission.
The BMW 328 won hundreds of races, including winning in its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1938. Sadly, after World War II, the facility in Eisenach, where the BMW 328 was built, fell to the hands of communist Russia.
All vehicle production adhered to state-direction until the unification of Germany in 1989.

Audi A4
AUDI A4 1994-Present

The Audi A4 is a line of entry-level luxury cars manufactured by the German Volkswagen subsidiary. Audi had been struggling since the 1980s and it is actually the A4 that came to the rescue. The car was originally offered as a sedan or wagon, but later production included a convertible.
The A4 not only revived Audi, it also spawned unexpected competition for other German cars (Mercedes and BMW) in the executive car market. It also holds the distinction as the first model built by the VW Group to feature the new 1.8 liter 20v engine, which is based on a design intended for a super touring race car.

Volkswagen Golf
VOLKSWAGEN Golf 1974-Present

The Volkswagen Golf is a compact family car produced since 1974. It has been marketed across the globe through seven generations and in different body styles and under different nameplates – as the Volkswagen Rabbit in Canada and the U.S., and as the Volkswagen Caribe in Mexico.
In contrast to the Beetle’s rear-engine, rear-wheel drive design, the Golf features a front-engine, front-wheel drive set up that has become the all-time best-selling model of Volkswagen.
It also holds the distinction as the the second best-selling car ever, with more than 30,000,000 units sold worldwide.

Mercedes-Benz SSK

Though Mercedes-Benz has produced many gorgeous German cars, none were as important to the automotive industry as the SSK, or Super Sport Kurz.
This roadster’s remarkable performance and multiple competitive successes solidified its status as one of the most highly regarded cars of its era.
Its supercharged straight 6 produced 200-300 mhps, which was outmatched at the time. The SSK was the last Benz designed by Ferdinand Porsche before he left to establish the Porsche Company.

MERCEDES BENZ 540K Roadster 1936-1940

The 540K was a roadster designed by Friedrich Geiger and presented at the 1936 Paris Motor Show. The car is popularly purchased as a four-seater coupé or a two-seater cabriolet.
It is also offered as a fully armored stretch limo! Power is delivered by a straight-8 cylinder engine aspirated by twin pressurized updraft carburetors.
A total of 115 hp is directed to the rear wheels via 4-speed or optional 5-speed manual gearbox. The 540K became a favorite of the Nazi party and a custom version with armor plating and extended chassis was given as a gift by Adolf Hitler to Ante Pavelić, a fascist dictator who led the Independent State of Croatia

PORSCHE 911 1963–Present 

The 911 is a two-door, 2+2 sports car produced since 1963 by Porsche AG of Stuttgart. Throughout its lifetime, the car has been heavily modified for racing, rallying and other types of competition.
However, its design has only seen minor tweaks in more than 50 years of continuous production.
It is undoubtedly one of the best German cars ever made and has become a legend in its own right. No wonder it ranked fifth on the international Car of the Century poll.

Audi R8
AUDI R8 2007-2014

The Audi R8 was designed, developed and manufactured by Quattro GmbH – the high performance private subsidiary of Audi AG. It is a mid-size, two-seater sports car based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform and built on an Audi Space Frame, using an aluminium monocoque.
First presented as the Audi Le Mans Quattro Concept Car in 2003, it features Audi’s trademark permanent Quattro All-Wheel Drive system.
Racing models hit the tracks in 2005 while road cars were introduced in 2007. The R8 is also known as the first production car to feature full-LED headlamps.

Source: legendaryvideos.com

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

21 Christmas Crock Pot Recipes To Bookmark

All I want for Christmas is food.

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1. Classic Pot Roast

Classic Pot Roast
Christmas dinner? Check. Recipe and other ideas here.

2. Red Wine Hot Chocolate

This version includes stovetop instructions, but you could easily make a big batch in a slow cooker too. Just simmer milk + chocolate on low until combined, switch to warm, then add wine. Recipe here.

3. Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples
These also make your kitchen smell amazing, FWIW. Recipe here.

4. Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

No shame in going the Grands route, but if you’re looking for a from-scratch option, this dough can be made the night before. Recipe here.

5. Crock Pot Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Crock Pot Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
If the wine won’t warm you up, this will. Recipe here.

6. Maple & Brown Sugar-Glazed Ham

Because during the month of December, the oven should be free for PIES. Recipe here.

7. Crock Pot Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Crock Pot Cheesy Mashed Potatoes
If there’s one thing we can all agree on around the holidays, it’s mashed potatoes. Recipe here.

8. Orange Pomegranate Cider

Big batch drinks FTW. Recipe here.

9. Cider-Braised Short Ribs with Apples & Thyme

Cider-Braised Short Ribs with Apples & Thyme
For the best flavor, you’ll want to quickly sear the short ribs on the stove before piling them into the slow cooker. Recipe here.

10. Wild Rice Pilaf with Fresh Cranberries

Vegetarian, gluten free, and great as a colorful side — or meat-free main. Recipe here.

11. Honey Orange Glazed Carrots

Honey Orange Glazed Carrots
Topped with orange zest. Recipe here.

12. Big Batch Mulled Wine

Big Batch Mulled Wine
Red wine + fruit + spices. Recipe here.

13. Hearty Hambone Soup

Hearty Hambone Soup
The perfect way to use up leftover ham. Recipe here.

14. Slow Cooker Meatballs

Slow Cooker Meatballs
The sauce — which includes cranberries, hoisin, and hot sauce — is equal parts sweet and spicy. Recipe here.

15. Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries & Feta

Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries & Feta
Going green: holiday edition. Recipe here.

16. Vegetarian Chili with Pumpkin & Red Lentils

Vegetarian Chili with Pumpkin & Red Lentils
Protein packed, with a little jalapeño to counter the sweetness of the pumpkin. Recipe here.

17. Honey Garlic Chicken & Veggies

Honey Garlic Chicken & Veggies
To crisp up the chicken skin, just toss the meat in the broiler for a few minutes at the end. Recipe here.

18. Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Chocolate Peanut Clusters
The hardest part? Waiting for the chocolate to cool before you inhale one. (Or six.) Recipe here.

19. Cranberry Apple Crisp

Cranberry Apple Crisp
Vanilla ice cream = mandatory. Recipe here.

20. Crock Pot Monkey Bread

Crock Pot Monkey Bread
Breads, ranked: 1. Monkey bread. 2. All other breads. Recipe here.

21. Chai Hot Chocolates

Chai Hot Chocolates
Cheers! Recipe here.

Source: buzzfeed.com

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Gerber Baby Just Turned 90 Years Old

When it comes to baby food, the brand that comes to nearly everyone’s mind is Gerber. Gerber was founded in 1927 in Fremont, Michigan by a gentleman named Daniel Frank Gerber. Daniel was already in the business of canned fruit and vegetables when his pediatrician wife, Dorothy, suggested that he make strained foods for their own baby. A new business idea was born! It wasn’t long after that Gerber baby became the go-to baby food brand across America.

Besides their food products, Gerber became very famous for one other thing: the Gerber Baby! That’s right, that iconic baby face logo that appears on all of the Gerber products. But have you ever wondered who that baby was?

Ever had baby food? There’s a very good chance you’ve had Gerber.

Gerber was formed in 1927 after Daniel Frank Gerber’s pediatrician wife, Dorothy, gave him the idea to make hand-strained food for their baby girl.

It didn’t take long before Gerber became a major food company with distribution around the world!

And nearly everyone recognizes their logo: the iconic Gerber Baby!
But just who is the Gerber baby? Many thought the baby was Elizabeth Taylor or Jane Seymour.

But no, they were wrong…

The iconic baby didn’t grow up to become a well known celebrity. So what’s the identity of this mystery baby?

The Gerber baby is a lovely lady named Ann Turner Cook! Here’s a photo of her from 1998.


   story was that a family friend had done the original sketch and promised Gerber that they would finish it if Ann was chosen. But Gerber loved the sketch as it was and the rest is history!

This year, Ann turned 90, and she’s just as adorable as ever! Happy Birthday, Ann!

gerber2 Source: Diply

How amazing is that? Now that you know the person and the story behind the iconic Gerber Baby logo, you’ll probably never look at it the same way again! If you enjoyed this story, please share it with your family and friends!

Source: metaspoon.com