News Roundup: All Rejected Vanity PL8S, Ontario Street Racing Sting, and More

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of the biggest breaking stories on Driving.ca from the past week. Be in the know and ready to go on the weekend because it’s hard to keep pace in a digital traffic jam.Here’s what you missed while you were away.

Guess what, CHKNBUTT? Your plate of vanity is rejected!

This Porsche makes us wonder what DADTOY1 is …


Montreal vanity plate spotting /

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Each year, the Ontario government publishes a list of vanity license plates that have been requested by drivers, but not approved. It’s probably meant to educate us, but honestly, it’s more entertaining than anything else. The list of personal plates denied this year includes a bunch of drug and alcohol references (BUZZ420, 1WHISKEY, BABYDUK), more than a few including foul language (AF, SHUCKOFF, WHOGVSAF), and a lot of political blows (GRETAWHO, ONOPOPO, CERB, TRUMP). Discover our favorites from the list of 31 pages of rejected vanity plaques.

Police lay hundreds of charges on street racing bus north of Toronto

Using helicopters fitted with night vision cameras and ground squad cars, the York Police Regional Road Safety Office ran a street race this summer, leading to the arrest of 13 persons and the laying of 390 charges. Dragnet project began in July to “address concerns about organized street racing” in a northern suburb of the GTA. Based on the numbers and the accompanying Twitter video that plays out like a mini cop episode, this was pretty effective.

You can buy this 1968 Dodge Coronet cop car with Hellcat power

Coronet Hellcat


https://www.ebay.com/itm/233662569214

The builders of the Ohio House of Mouse created an unlikely police vehicle from the body of a 1968 Dodge Coronet cop car and engine of a Hellcat taken from a wreck. The Coronet, originally bought for parts, was fitted with the massive powertrain as a kind of temporary joke, but when the team fell in love with the menacing charm of the old 5-0 they decided to leave it as it was. what. The car has since toured the United States and garnered a lot of public and press attention. I like this? You can buy it for US $ 55,000.

Surprise, not surprise! COVID-19 cases attributed to Sturgis motorcycle rally

A motorcyclist searches for parking outside the hall at full throttle during the 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 9, 2020.


Michael Ciaglo /

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In news that may not come as a surprise but is certainly frustrating, several cases of COVID-19 have been traced to a few hot spots in and around Sturgis, South Dakota – which recently hosted hundreds of thousands motorcycle enthusiasts over the 10 days. Rallye moto Sturgis. According to the state’s health department, reports of rally attendees contracting the virus have surfaced, forcing officials to issue public warnings for two locations, including a bar in the city and another popular stop along the highway near Mount Rushmore. Since the outbreak of the virus, South Dakota has recorded 10,691 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 157 deaths.

How a Tesla employee helped take down Russian hackers

A Russian ransomware scam attempting to wreak havoc on Tesla’s systems was opened by an employee who refused a million US dollar bribe. Founder Elon Musk confirmed the incident with a Tweet response to Teslarati’s coverage of the event, calling it a “serious attack.” Apparently the employee, a Russian-speaking foreign national, was contacted and courted by a 27-year-old Russian who gave him a burner phone to communicate and encouraged him via a huge bribe in cash to install malware on Tesla system. Instead, the employee went to Tesla, who spoke to the FBI, and now the Russian defendant has been charged with “one count of conspiracy to intentionally cause damage to a protected computer ”.

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