News summary: The dubiously acquired car collection is up for auction and Musk tweets on COVID

0
57


Welcome to our weekly summary of the biggest breaking stories on Driving.ca from last week. Be caught up and ready to continue on weekends, as it is difficult to keep pace with a digital traffic jam.

Here’s what you missed while you were gone.

Over 200 vehicles from ex-CEO’s epic collection to be auctioned

Being a senior executive can have its advantages – exorbitant amounts of money to spend at will, for starters – but starting to mess around with clients and get involved in the law, and that almost always ends badly. Just ask the recently defamed businessman Najeeb Khan. The former CEO and business owner, who allegedly defrauded millions of his clients, is accused of fraud and is officially bankrupt. Now, his massive car collection is up for grabs.

The photos from the huge collection of 230 cars look like a beautiful rainbow made up of some of the most impressive cars ever made. There is a Mercedes 300SL Gullwing from 1955; a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 with a Vantage engine; a 1969 Lamborghini Miura S; and even an eccentric 1966 Amphicar 770. If anything catches your eye, the auction, which will have no reserves on most of its lots, is slated for October.

Ontario health care worker quarantined SUV due to COVID-19 fears

CEL

When diagnosing a verification engine light, the shortcuts really don’t cut it.


Getty

Healthcare workers are risking their lives to take care of the rest of us during this global pandemic, and most people are doing their best to thank, even if only by cheering the night away. But an Ontario health worker feels less appreciated than after a recent experience at a Ford dealership.

According to the professional’s husband, Jason Wallis, the “control engine” light came on in their Ford Escape, so they took it to the nearest dealer. The fix should have been quick, says Walllis, but instead the car was quarantined for three days due to his wife’s occupation as a support worker in a long-term care facility. While the concession staff were surely looking for theirs, this left the couple without a vehicle for 72 hours and their wife unable to get to work.

Elon Musk is so much about self-isolation and wants to regain his freedom

Tesla CEO Elon Musk

In this archive photo taken on March 14, 2019, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at the unveiling of the new Tesla Model Y in Hawthorne, California.


Frédéric J. Brown /

AFP / Getty Images

Like many people around the world, Tesla’s Elon Musk uses Twitter as a micro-diary to share his personal feelings during self-isolation. This week, in 280 characters or less, the billionaire has made it clear that he wants things back to normal and that businesses across the United States will reopen.

“Give people back their freedom!” Was one of his many tweets this week on COVID-19, isolation and the global pandemic. He is also pleased with the lifting of the current closings by some states, tweeting “Well done Texas!” And a link to an article on the reopening of businesses in Texas on May 1. We expect this from the President of the United States, but so do you, Elon?

[UPDATE: His rant continued May 1 and got really, really weird. This has to be the first time an automotive exec tweeted their company’s stock price was too high within minutes of reciting the lyrics of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” right?]

This 86 year old motorcycle champion is stronger and fitter than you

Do you want to feel bad about the little you have done in isolation today? Take 10 minutes and watch this video of 86 year old motorcycle trial champion Sammy Miller. Not only is he still able to maneuver his classic BSA test bike effortlessly over rocky terrain at low speed, which requires a lot of strength, but his balance is just as impeccable. Miller says he spends about 10 minutes a day riding to stay healthy and fit, and it works clearly. Maybe you should go take this walk around the block after all.

A leak confirms the 1,000-horsepower Corvette “Zora” on the way, but when?

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray


Handout /

Chevrolet

There are some good things that will come out of Chevy for Corvette lovers in the future, but thanks to an ongoing pandemic (you may have noticed?), The timelines for these good things are a little blurry .

After glimpsing a leaked document showing an apparent timetable for the next five versions of ‘Vette, GM director of program management Michael Braun told Hagerty that all future development of trucks and cars was halted at COVID-19 environment. epidemic. And now? Or more precisely, when? Because we really want learn more about this top-of-the-range 1,000 horsepower Zora AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here