Day: May 23, 2022

Rye multi-sport athlete Jordan Holgerson-Rahl does it all for the Thunderbolts

Jordan Holgerson-Rahl leaps through the air during her long jump attempt at the SCL Track Championship held at Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo on April 28, 2022.

Rye High School sophomore Jordan Holgerson-Rahl is competitive at nearly everything she does. It’s a trait that has suited her well as a multi-sport athlete.

Holgerson-Rahl had already played soccer, volleyball, and basketball for the Thunderbolts this year before signing up for track and field and has not only participated in all four sports but excelled.

The long days of school and sports practices have seemingly done little to diminish her enthusiasm for competition.

“I really enjoy track,” Holgerson-Rahl said. “Not just particularly the social part but getting the experience of seeing the different varieties of athletes and seeing the throwing and the jumping and the long-distance, and the sprints and everything. It’s really fun … and a great atmosphere.”

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The Rearview Mirror: The Car That Begat Automotive Safety Laws

In 1969, the last Chevrolet Corvair is built. America’s only mass-produced car with a rear-mounted, air-cooled engine, its sales plunge after Ralph Nader alleges the car was an unsafe deathtrap in his book, “Unsafe at Any Speed.”

1960 Chevrolet Corvair Deluxe 700, the car’s upper trim level.

Whether it was or not is open to debate. But Nader’s book led to a push for auto safety, resulting in the passage of National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act and the Highway Safety Act. Passed by Congress and signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1966, they were the first federal laws dictating safety requirements in automobile and highway design, and the first of many. If anything, this is the Corvair’s true legacy.

A secret leaks

Call it an oops.

The news leaked on April 11, 1958. General Motors was planning to build a small car at its Willow Run

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Romney Marsh Classic Bike Show In June


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Romney Marsh Classic Bike Show In JuneFollowing the successful Ride-in event in May, the popular Classic Bike Show and Jumble returns to Romney Marsh, Kent on Sunday 26th June 2022.

A must for all dyed-in-the-wool classic fans, Romney boasts a ginormous bike-only jumble, with tons of new and used spares; a plethora of potential projects – from basket cases to complete bikes – and specialist parts and service providers on-hand to offer their advice and expertise.

Those needing to free-up space at home can book a Workshop Clear-Out Stall for only £15 – details of how to secure a pitch can be found on the website.

Visitors looking to sell a bike can do so for free in the dedicated BikeMart section, where complete running machines are displayed.

Anyone wishing to enter their classic (pre-1990) motorcycle in the Show can pre-book online and get a free entry

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Dealer groups notes: Vaughan Automotive acquires Mike Calvert Toyota

This roundup of dealer group news begins with another dealership changing hands.

According to a news release sent on Thursday, Vaughan Automotive has purchased Mike Calvert Toyota, one of the fastest-growing Toyota dealerships in Houston.

While the pandemic made it challenging for many businesses, Vaughan Automotive said Mike Calvert Toyota retained its entire staff and added new employees to further serve its customer base. As a result, the group said Mike Calvert Toyota sold more than 6,000 new and pre-owned vehicles and highlighted several store achievements, including:

—Total 2021 new Toyota volume 108.3% of prior year versus Gulf State Toyota (GST) Region at 101.9%.

—Total 2021 Toyota Certified Used Vehicle (TCUV) 112.3% of prior year versus GST at 105.7%

—Grown Service Technician staff from 22 to 55

—26 local associate degree scholarship graduates, current Highschool CTE apprentices

—Total sales year-over-year (2021 versus 2020) posting a more than 130% increase

—Customer

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