SST CAR SHOW NEWS UPDATE - AUGUST 26 2010 - A&W FIGHTS M.S. / WILL TESLA SURVIVE?

SST CAR SHOW NEWS UPDATE - WITH RICK WALKER / Video

Script / Notes Below:

SELF DRIVING TAXIS

WORLD'S FIRST SELF DRIVING TAXI FLEET IS NOW PICKING UP PASSENGERS IN SINGAPORE. A COMPANY CALLED NOTONOMY IS OFFERING FREE RIDES AS PART OF ITS TESTING PHASE....IN MITSUBISHI'S AND RENAULTS. THEY BEAT UBER TO THE PUNCH...UBER IS LAUNCHING ITS SELF DRIVING TAXI SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH. YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE A LOT MORE OF THIS IN THE FUTURE...IN FACT IN SINGAPORE THEY EXPECT TO HAVE A FULLY OPERATIONAL SELF DRIVING TAXI FLEET ON THE ROAD BY 2018...BUT AT THAT POINT IT WON'T BE FREE ANYMORE.

A&W FIGHTS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

A&W IN CANADA JUST FINISHED UP ITS TEENBURGERS TO BEAT MS CAMPAIGN - IT'S 8TH ANNUAL. THEY RAISE ABOUT 1.6 MILLION DOLLARS THROUGH THE CAMPAIGN EACH YEAR AND IT'S LARGELY BECAUSE OF CLASSIC CAR ENTHUSIASTS WHO USE A&W'S IN MANY CITIES AS CRUISE NIGHT LOCATIONS. WE WERE AT THE A&W IN CHATHAM-KENT AND EVEN THOUGH IT RAINED CRUISERS WERE OUT IN FORCE AND WHEN THE SUN CAME BACK OUT THEY WERE BUYING UP TEEN BURGERS.

CANADA'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS CAR SHOW PREPARES FOR CROWDS

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR THIS YEAR'S COBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D'DELEGANCE. THE EVENT IS FAIRLY NEW...BUT ALREADY ESTABLISHED AS THE BEST CONCOURS EVENT IN CANADA. IN HAPPENS SEPTEMBER 17TH AND 18TH IN KEMBLE ONTARIO NEAR OWEN SOUND...MOST PRESTIGIOUS CAR SHOW IN THE COUNTRY. YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE AT COBBLEBEACHCONOURS.COM

CANADA'S LARGEST COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS

CCPAUCTIONS HAS ALSO ANNOUNCED ITS MAGAZINE DEADLINE. IF YOU HAVE A CAR FOR SALE...YOU NEED TO CONSIGN AND SEND IN PICTURES BY SEPTEMBER 6TH. IF YOU DO THAT YOUR VEHICLE COULD BE FEATURED IN THE NATIONAL MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTED BY CCP AUCTIONS PRIOR TO THE CLASSIC CAR AUCTION OF TORONTO IN MISSISSAUGA IN OCTOBER. YOU CAN CONSIGN AFTER THAT DATE...BUT TO GET INTO MAGAZINE THEY NEED THE PICTURES BY SEPTEMBER 6TH.

TESLA HAS WORLD'S FASTEST CAR - BUT WILL THE COMPANY SURVIVE?

TESLA MOTORS NOW CLAIMS TO HAVE THE FASTEST PRODUCTION CAR IN THE WORLD. THIS WEEK THEY SAID THEY HAVE A NEW BATTERY THAT WILL MAKE THEIR P100D FASTER THAN ANYTHING ELSE ON THE ROAD...ZERO TO SIXTY IN 2.5 SECONDS. UNFORTUNATELY THE COMPANY IS STILL STRUGGLING WITH CASH FLOW...AND IS FACING HEAVY CRITICISM. THE L.A. TIMES REVEALED THE COMPANY IS BEING PROPPED UP WITH 4.9 BILLION DOLLARS IN GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES...AND FORMER GENERAL MOTORS BOSS BOB LUTZ...NOW A COMMENTATOR ON THE AUTO INDUSTRY CAME OUT THIS WEEK AND PREDICTED THE TESLA MODEL 3 WILL BE A BUST. TESLA'S WHOLE FUTURE DEPENDS ON THE MODEL 3...IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE THEIR MODERATELY PRICED CAR FOR THE GENERAL POPULATION...BUT IT WON'T EVEN GO INTO PRODUCTION UNTIL LATE IN 2017, AND LUTZ IS PREDICTING THE COMPANY WON'T MEET PRODUCTION DEADLINES, WILL CONTINUE TO LOSE MONEY, AND PRE-ORDERS WILL EVAPORATE BEFORE THE VEHICLES CAN BE DELIVERED.

THIS HAS BEEN AN SST CAR SHOW NEWS UPDATE. IM RICK WALKER REMINDING YOU. WHEN YOU CAN'T GET TO THE CAR SHOW WE WILL BRING THE CAR SHOW TO YOU.

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