Lost Aston Martin 007 found, Honda enters time machine segment

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Plus multiple driving incidents at COVID-19 testing centers

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Disappeared for 25 years, the 1963 James Bond Aston Martin finds its way to the Middle East

The sequel to the Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger
Aston Martin DB5 “Goldfinger Suite” Picture by handout /Aston Martin

Investigators hunting down a valuable piece of automotive and movie history have solved a case that had stood cold for 25 years. the 1963 Aston Martin DB5 used as a close-up vehicle for filming the 007 movies The golden finger and thunder ball was found, safe and sound, in a private collection in the Middle East. The iconic movie car disappeared from a Florida airport hangar in 1997 and was only recently confirmed by experts to be in the possession of a private collector, who was unaware he was buying may -to be the most famous stolen vehicle of all time. Estimated to be worth US$25 million, the car remains in the collector’s custody, but Art Recovery International hopes that person can voluntarily return the stolen property to its former rightful owner.

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B.C. woman ticketed for distracted driving while waiting in 2-hour COVID test line

transportation concept - man using phone while driving car
transportation concept – man using phone while driving car Photo by Getty

Burnaby, B.C. driver receives free legal representation from Vancouver lawyer after police issued him a distracted driving ticket for talking on the phone while waiting in his car in a queue for a COVID-19 test . “It shocks me that an officer willfully decided to interact with someone who may have COVID-19 and get close enough to them to get their driver’s license, identify them, and serve them a ticket. It’s just not common sense,” said Kaytlin Quinn’s attorney, Kyla Lee. daily hive. Burnaby RCMP say safe driving has been an issue at the Lower Mainland testing center, with drivers blocking intersections, not wearing seatbelts and, as Quinn demonstrated, ignoring distracted driving laws .

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Honda Time Machine: GPS bug sets the clock back 20 years

The digital clock in a 2011 Honda Odyssey
The digital clock in a 2011 Honda Odyssey Photo of Honda

Watch out, Delorean; Honda could enter the time machine segment. No flux capacitor required. Owners of certain Honda and Acura models from 2004 to 2012 are reporting an interesting issue with on-board clocks showing the wrong time , while the on-screen date of others has moved back 20 years. Forum experts suggest the problem lies with GPS‘s timekeeping system which uses “epochs”, tracking time passing from a set starting point – if there’s a bug, they can go backwards in the time rather than forward.

Low-mileage 2005 Porsche Carrera GT breaks record for most expensive sale on BaT

A 2005 Porsche Carrera GT sold on Bring a Trailer in January 2022 for US$1.9 million
A 2005 Porsche Carrera GT sold on Bring a Trailer in January 2022 for US$1.9 million Photo by bring a trailer

Someone shelled out over US$1,902,000 (C$2.412 million) for a Guards Red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT with 1,255 km on the clock and in the process set a new record for the most expensive vehicle sold through online auction house Bring a Trailer (Bat). I don’t know if there’s any bragging rights that comes with that title, but there were original paperwork and accessories for the car, like a fitted luggage set. The car is a shining, low-mileage example of a vehicle that cost US$450,000 new and is currently top-rated by Hagerty at US$1.5M.

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Mother accused of isolating her teenage son in the trunk of a COVID testing site

2020 Audi A6 Allroad 55 TFSI
2020 Audi A6 Allroad 55 TFSI cargo box Photo by Jonathan Yarkony

Texas police have charged a mother for putting his teenage son in the trunk of his car as he drove to a COVID-19 testing site . The 41-year-old reportedly told health officials on the site that she had her son isolated in the trunk as she suspected he had contracted COVID. Officials then called the police and told the woman her boy would have to get out of the trunk before he got his test. She was charged with child endangerment and placed on administrative leave from her teaching job at a Texas high school. I hope she didn’t teach Driver’s Ed.

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