Seal Cove museum’s future at stake in legal dispute in Maine

Support for the Seal Cove Auto Museum could be at stake in a suit filed by the Maine Attorney General’s office that alleges that two trustees of a charitable trust inflated the value of the trust’s assets to pay themselves higher management fees, according to an extensive report in the Portland (Maine) Press Herald.

Although museum board members have no legal standing in the case, they “are watching closely because the fate of their quirky museum could be a stake,” the newspaper reported. 

The museum is supported in part by monthly payments from a charitable trust established by Brass Era car collector and museum founder Richard Payine Jr. 

Would trustees sell museum’s most valuable car, this 1913 Peugeot Type 150 boat-tailed ‘skiff’ by Labourdett, against museum board’s desires to keep such a showcase vehicle?

The newspaper reports that while the value of the

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Eagles Soar: Fans wish Hanna football luck in sendoff

For the Golden Eagles family, Thanksgiving this year involved making a stop at Hanna to wish the football team good luck ahead of its area playoff game against Eagle Pass.

The Golden Eagles departed from Hanna Early College High School Thursday and headed to

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2019 Lexus LX 570 review, impressions, specs, and images

Body-on-frame SUVs like the 2019 Lexus LX 570 might have ruled the market a couple decades ago, but the old-school form factor has given way to smaller, more efficient car-based crossovers. That said, there’s still a big market for models like this. Just take a look at the success of the Toyota 4Runner or other luxury SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade or the Ford F-150-based Lincoln Navigator. Crossovers may be more popular, but nothing beats an old-school SUV’s chops when it comes to going off-road or towing big cargo.

The Lexus LX is available in two flavors: a five-passenger two-row model and a seven-passenger three-row model. We had a chance to drive both, the first in Michigan and the latter in Oregon. There’s a $5,000 difference between the base price on the two models. Both models had

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Used Truck Sales Stabilize as New Trucks Struggle

Heavy-duty truck sales have been on the skids.

Demand for goods transport was soft this year. And with the presidential election looming, fleet managers and owner-operators are hunkered down in wait-and-see mode.

Carriers booked orders for 14,200 trucks in the heaviest Class 8 weight segment in August, ACT Research Co. reported. That’s a 29 percent decline from the same month a year earlier.

“In essence, we have too many new trucks chasing too little freight — companies were adding trucks to their fleets and manufacturers were continuing to build while freight growth was elusive,” said Steve Tam, vice president of the commercial vehicle sector for ACT.

But for the first time in months, the market seems to be stabilizing. As dismal as August’s new truck sales numbers turned out, they were still up 37 percent from a far worse July, when dealers sold just 10,358 units, ACT Research said. That was

... read more at: https://www.trucks.com/2016/09/12/used-truck-sales-stabilize-new-struggle/

Plugless For LEAF Is Now $1540 With Free Shipping Including Canada, Price For Volt Is $1,260

JUL 24 2015 BY MARK HOVIS 97

North Carolina Research Triangle based Plugless is now offering their 3.3KW complete plugless system as follows:

EV Model            Complete system             Additional charging station            Additional adapter

Chevy Volt              $1,260                                            $567      

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December Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Improve, but 2016 Tough Year Overall

The North American heavy-duty truck market improved in December, but 2016 still saw sales and production plunge.

Industry research firm ACT Research said manufacturers sold 249,952 trucks in the heaviest Class 8 weight segment in the U.S., Canada and Mexico last year, a 19 percent decline compared with the prior year.

December sales reached 21,281 heavy-duty trucks, a six-month high. But that was still 19 percent below sales of 26,632 in the same month a year earlier.

North American manufacturers built 14,145 vehicles last month compared with 19,672 in the same period a year earlier.

They produced 228,347 heavy-duty trucks last year, a 29 percent decline compared with the prior year, ACT reported.

Carriers and shippers cutback on truck orders because of weak freight demand last year.

That’s prompted truck companies to slash both production and employment.

Volvo Trucks North America has announced plans to lay off 500 second-shift workers from its

... read more at: https://www.trucks.com/2017/01/19/december-heavy-duty-truck-sales/

David Beckham’s $150k matt black Porsche goes up for sale on eBay

Start your engines! David Beckham’s $150,000 matte black Porsche goes up for sale on eBay

David Beckham’s matte black Porsche 911 Convertible Turbo is being sold on eBay.

The supercar, for which the sportsman paid $100,000 in 2008, before spending a further $50,000 on customising, has a current bid of $134,000.

The LA Galaxy star even had his shirt number, 23, stitched into the leather seats, as well as engraved on the steering wheel and rims to personalise the vehicle.

For sale: David Beckham's convertible black Porsche is up for sale on eBay

For sale: David Beckham’s convertible black Porsche is up for sale on eBay

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