Posts filed under “Weekend”

Cash for Clunkers



Want to see if your vehicle qualifies? Then go here:


Important Things to Know

• Your vehicle must be less than 25 years old on the trade-in date
• Only purchase or lease of new vehicles qualify
• Generally, trade-in vehicles must get 18 or less MPG (some very large pick-up trucks and cargo vans have different requirements)
• Trade-in vehicles must be registered and insured continuously for the full year preceding the trade-in
• You don’t need a voucher, dealers will apply a credit at purchase
• Program runs through Nov 1, 2009 or when the funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.
• The program requires the scrapping of your eligible trade-in vehicle, and that the dealer disclose to you an estimate of the scrap value of your trade-in. The scrap value, however minimal, will be in addition to the rebate, and not in place of the rebate.


See also:
Cash for Clunkers Facts

Cash-for-Clunkers Clears Hurdle
WSJ, JUNE 13, 2009

Category: Economy, Weekend

The Beatles vs. Nine Inch nails Come Closer Together

Category: Music, Weekend

Darth Vadar Hammertime

Ever wonder what goes no at Disney’s Star Wars weekends? Wonder no more . . . Hat tip boingboing

Category: Weekend

Google Moon

It was 40 years ago today . . . > click for interactive Google Moon > Other Sources: First Moon Landing 1969 Nice overview of the anniversary at the Merc A 17th century mission to the Moon

Category: Science, Travel, Weekend

Mossberg: iPhone 3G S ‘Impressively Improved’

WSJ’s personal technology columnist Walt Mossberg says Apple’s new iPhone 3G S is significantly more powerful — it’s faster and has a longer battery life. Video courtesy of Fox Business Network.

Category: Weekend

Great Glass! Not For the Faint-Hearted

WSJ’s Tim Martin tours the new glass ledge that is drawing tourists at Chicago’s Sears Tower.

Category: Weekend

Paul McCartney at Citi Field

I am off to Citi Field, to see Paul McCartney ~~~ Here is the set list from July 17 1. Drive My Car 2. Jet 3. Only Mama Knows 4. Flaming Pie 5. Got To Get You Into My Life 6. Let Me Roll It / Foxy Lady 7. Highway 8. The Long and Winding…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend


Set your Tivo: Entourage, one of my favorite shows, returns tonight. >

Category: Technology, Weekend

Howbowda Bagel

Out of Champaign, Illinois via the UofI: > Hat tip: i3oilermaker

Category: Weekend

A Muscle Car to the Rescue for GM

Please let me know when the convertible model gets released . . .


“Believe it or not, General Motors has a hit car on its hands.

Amid the gloom of bankruptcy and a miserable market for new vehicles, G.M.’s new Chevrolet Camaro muscle car is winning over consumers looking for a little excitement in a bland landscape of look-alike sedans and watered-down sport utilities.

G.M. sold 9,300 Camaros during the month of June — more than either its entire Buick or Cadillac divisions could muster on their own.

And with G.M. expected to emerge Friday from bankruptcy as a newly constituted company, it is hardly surprising that the Camaro will play a starring role in the company’s coming-out party and news conference at G.M.’s Detroit headquarters.

G.M.’s chief executive, Fritz Henderson, and new chairman, Edward Whitacre, plan to offer the Camaro as proof that a comeback is under way.

A product renaissance, of course, cannot be led solely by a retro-styled sports car that harks back to the horsepower hysteria of the 1960s. But in its short time on the market, the Camaro has brought some much-needed buzz to G.M. showrooms.”

The Chevrolet Camaro, a working-class hero of the 1967-2002 model years, has been reintroduced for 2010. At left, the Camaro SS model.


The Camaro’s arrival completes a baby boomer trinity of so-called pony cars, following the return of the retro-styled Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger.



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Category: Weekend