Lamborghini’s 100th Birthday Celebration to be held at Tustin’s Marconi Auto Museum August 28 as a Fundraiser for “Motel Kids

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The world tour celebrating the 100th birthday of the late founder of Lamborghini sports cars will make its first pit stop in the U.S. at the Marconi Automotive Museum (1302 Industrial Drive, Tustin) in the form of a fundraiser to help feed and house Southern California’s “motel kids.” Tickets for the birthday gala, which will be held on Sunday, August 28, are $275 each and there are a number of sponsorship opportunities that can be purchased by visiting www.caterinasclub.org/red-carpet-gala-2016. Funds will benefit Caterina’s Club, a nonprofit that helps children whose families are forced to live in cramped, crime-ridden motels.
The evening will start at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception during which guests will view Lamborghinis specially selected for the event along with the rest of owner Dick Marconi’s multi-million dollar car collection. They also will have an opportunity to meet scion Fabio Lamborghini, nephew of the founder and executive

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Getting There: Break-in won’t slow Shacktown’s mission to use bikes to create positive change

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Consider the chili bike.

Notice the sturdy, handmade, insulated wooden box installed above the front wheel and designed to contain up to five gallons of, yes, chili at a time. That’s how much of the hearty dish Roger Hernandez prepares two days a week in the winter and then serves to the hungry.

The chili bike is just one of many bicycles in the fleet parked outside Shacktown Community Cycle – there are road bikes and mountain bikes and cruisers and pedicabs, too – but the chili bike serves as perhaps the strongest symbol of what Hernandez is up to: using self-powered mechanisms of transportation to propel self-powered change among downtown Spokane’s homeless population.

“So many people need a little love and compassion, regardless of their situation,” Hernandez said last week on the steps of Shacktown, the nonprofit bike shop he runs in the 600 block of West Second Avenue.

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Toyota-backed SkyDrive flying car test with human pilot a success

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Are flying cars having a moment? For the second time in less than a week, footage has emerged of a small-scale autonomous aircraft successfully getting off the ground — and crucially, in each case, with a real live human on board.

Toyota-backed Japanese startup SkyDrive revealed video from the latest test of its SD-03 flying car recently, showing off the aircraft’s first takeoff in a controlled environment at a Toyota testing facility where the battery-powered flier successfully and safely bore its human pilot six feet above the ground for approximately four minutes. While that may not seem like much, the private company’s vehicle — intended for deployment as an urban taxi by 2023 — joins a growing number of projects making their first forays into human testing, which has long been a distant dream for flying car makers.

Check it out:

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Mugen Gives Tiny Honda S660 Roadster A Big Dose Of Attitude

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We’ve been drooling over the Honda S660 ever since the mid-engined kei car launched in Japan in 2015.

Unfortunately, rumors of Honda taking the diminutive sports car global have been greatly exaggerated, leaving us no option but to merely report on the various variants, special editions and custom body kits the automaker has launched over the past five years.

Mind you, the latest S660 project is not an official Honda effort, but that doesn’t make it less interesting. On the other hand, you could say it’s semi-official, given the very close ties between Honda and Mugen Power.

See Also: Honda Access Gives S660 An Active Rear Spoiler, Other Cool Accessories

On August 28, the tuner will be releasing styling and suspension upgrades for the facelifted 2020 S660. On sale at Honda Cars and Mugen Parts dealers across Japan, the parts are inspired by the Mugen S660 Concept unveiled at the

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