Ford has stopped playing coy and finally confirmed its rumored plans to revive one of the brand’s most popular nameplates, the Bronco. With the Jeep Wrangler proving to be a license to print money, the Blue Oval will finally have a sporty off-roader to compete with it starting in 2020.

“We’ve heard our customers loud and clear. They want a new generation of vehicles that are incredibly capable yet fun to drive,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of The Americas. “Bronco will be a no-compromise midsize 4×4 utility for thrill seekers who want to venture way beyond the city.”

The Bronco and the Ranger pickup truck will share a chassis and a factory at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Dearborn. The Ranger will hit showrooms first, starting in 2019, with production beginning in late 2018.

The factory building the new trucks must first be converted from today’s use producing Focus compact cars, whose production was moving to a Mexican plant to make way for the more profitable Ranger and Bronco. It’s now being built in the United States.

Incredibly, Ford made the official announcement of the new models but showed no concept versions, prototypes or even artists’ sketches of the vehicles, leaving us to rely on our old friends at for their impressive renders of what the future Bronco could look like. Maybe leaving the field to Bronco6G is an endorsement by Ford that the new model will resemble these images.


New generation Shelby 1000 drops, now with less horsepower

The new generation of the Shelby 1000 has arrived during SEMA week at Shelby American’s Las Vegas production facility as a 1,000-horsepower package available for any V8 Ford Mustang built from the 2015 model year on. The road-course-focused beast features track-tuned suspension, bodywork and brakes, plus a new supercharged V8.

The hotrod swaps the GT500’s stock V8 with a 5.2-liter engine mated with a 4.5-liter Whipple supercharger, a 90-degree crank and modified GT350 cylinder heads. It also gets a new high-flow fuel system, intercooler, upgraded manual transmission, electronic control unit and tuning. The body features a new front fascia, hood, front fenders, rockers, quarter-panels, rear diffuser, exhaust and widened front and rear track. Underneath is a fully adjustable coilover suspension, stronger spindles and hubs, hardened wheel studs, wider wheels and tires, and a Brembo braking system.

The previous-generation Shelby 1000, based on 2012 through 2014 model-year GT500s, was based on the 5.8-liter engine that made 1,200 horsepower, so the new version is actually less powerful. A spokesman tells Autoblog that the 5.8L is no longer available and that the output will be higher than 1,000 hp. Shelby also says the current-generation Mustang is more complicated than the previous platform, making the new Shelby 1000 an entirely different car.

“We do far more than just add horsepower and cosmetics to the Shelby 1000,” Vince Laviolette, Shelby American’s vice president of operations and head of development, said in a release. “We replace every major component to create the ultimate track machine. The result is a car that will slice through corners and blast down straights with amazing ease.”

Unlike the previous-generation Shelby 1000, which was offered in both street and off-road configurations, Shelby said it opted to make the new generation purely an emissions non-compliant track car. Prices begin around $170,000, not including the actual Ford Mustang GT. Only 50 per model year will be built, starting in the first quarter of 2018.


Hunters find bullets from American civil war in 185-year old alligator’s hide

Vicksburg| A group of Mississippi hunters who shot and killed an alligator weighting 910 pounds (413 kilograms) on Sunday, were amazed when they discovered that the animal already bore injuries caused by musket ammunitions from the Civil War era. A total of 9 spherical projectiles was found, and the various tests and analysis realized on them have confirmed that they were indeed fired at the animal in the 19th Century.

Nine of the wounds on the animal are believed to have been caused by Enfield Pattern 1853 rifle-muskets. These old injuries were concentrated around the animals tail and hind legs, suggesting that the reptile could have possibly been used as a target for shooting practise by Confederate troops.

The huge animal also bore five other bullet wounds from three different calibers of hunting rifles, as well as many dents and scars, which shows that it survived many firearm injuries in the past. It did not however, survive the six .50-caliber bullets fired at him by the group of amateur hunters from Jackson, who were finally able to take it down.

This incredible animal specimen brings a whole new perspective on this large crocodilian reptile endemic to the southeastern United States. American alligators have been known for years to live well over 50 years and were thought capable of possibly living as long as 70 of 80 years, but this unique specimen was estimated to have been 185 years old at the time of its death.

Other reptiles like turtles, have been known to have lifespans of over 150 years, but it is the first specimen of crocodilian of such an old age ever found. It is also one of the biggest alligators ever killed in the United States. The heaviest ever recorded, weighing in at a staggering 1,011.5 lbs, was pulled out of a river in Alabama in August of this year.

Turn salt water into fresh water with this simple survival hack

It’s never a bad idea to bone up on some basic survival skills.

Fresh water, shelter, and a positive attitude are the most important factors required to survive in the wild. Here’s a great way to make fresh water if you have access to salt water.

The idea is fairly simple, boil off the salt water and capture the fresh water as condensation.

If you’re planning ahead, the supplies for this hack will cost you less than $10. If it’s an apocalyptic situation or a simple natural disaster, most of these supplies will be readily available near civilization.

If you’re trapped on an island with no supplies, you’ll need to be more inventive.

Source: americangg

One armed girl’s hilarious dating profile has men everywhere falling in love


21-year-old Lauren from San Diego lost her arm in a moped accident. “I was going pretty fast on a moped and lost control of it, and I hit the median in the road,” she told BuzzFeed. “I flew off and hit a sign and it sliced my arm off. I stayed conscious the whole time.”

Her life was saved by a police officer trained to apply a tourniquet. “I remember I asked the cop, ‘Hey, am I gonna die?’ and he said, ‘No, you’ll be fine,’”

Lauren’s life was changed forever, but she found a way to cope with her injury through humor. “For a while, I wasn’t okay with the jokes,” said Lauren. “But then I started telling the jokes, and it’s kind of helped.”

She started taking more and more pictures with her left shoulder in full view. For those who are confused, the top picture has been flipped horizontally. (We don’t know why Lauren decided to flip the image for her Tinder profile. She could have been sitting in a booth next to a mirror, or simply flipped the image in a photo editor before loading it online.)

Last week Lauren’s twisted sense of humor became an internet sensation when her Tinder profile went viral.


According to her profile, she’s a professional “arms dealer” who’s “hands down the best catch on tinder.”

“I got home pretty drunk, and I don’t remember typing it up really,” she said. “I just woke up to someone DM’ing me a Reddit post asking if it was me, and I was like damn, I guess it is.”

It doesn’t look like she’ll have much trouble finding a date anytime soon. Men everywhere have been swiping right and leaving comments on social media.

Other’s reached out to Lauren thanking her for not hiding her injury.”I have never really hid it,” she said. “People don’t see that very often, so a lot of people DM me to tell me it’s really helpful to them, people who are also missing limbs or are disabled.”

“People always respond like, ‘Oh, I feel bad for laughing,’” she said. “And I’m like, ‘No! I think it’s funny…I made it!’”

What do you think? Would you swipe right for Lauren?


Holy Grail 1970 Chevelle SS454 LS6 Barn Find

The art of the barn find is one that definitely is exciting! There’s nothing like rolling up on an unknown find and the potential for there to really be something special. Even if it’s not in the best condition, coming across a car that’s incredibly rare or in some way close to your heart can be intriguing. The unknown really makes these experiences special for the person behind them and when you finally do find out what the big surprise is, it gets even better. In this case, we check out a truly classic car that any car nut should be able to appreciate.
Behind the barn, this time, we find a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS that, as a southern car, has a body that’s in great shape! Without much rust and lots of parts that are still in-tact, this thing is a truly special find as it saw the road for just a decade before the tags died in 1980 and it has been left to sit, just waiting for someone to come across the piece that has been sitting in the arid conditions, and keeping itself in stellar condition to be brought back to life one year when someone with the mechanical inclination is able to haul it from its slumber.
Follow along in the video below as we’re able to trace the lines that make this Chevelle SS something incredibly special. All of the factory options line up to make this piece of machinery something that’s worth taking the time to look over. When you stumble upon a car like this that’s true to its heritage and spills out history thanks to all of the factory options that are still in place, you really get a sense of appreciation for the top notch find. Be sure to look it over for yourself and tell us what you think of this rolling artwork.

Source: musclecarsdays

Yet Another Teacher Charged With Having Sex With Three Students

A 25-year-old math teacher at a North Carolina public charter school has been arrested on suspicion of carrying on sexual relationships with three male students.

Erin McAuliffe was taken into custody on Thursday and charged with three counts of sexual activity with a student and one count of indecent liberties with a minor.

Police launched an investigation into McAuliffe in May after officials at Rocky Mount Preparatory called them to report allegations of misconduct against the teacher.

Detectives with the Rocky Mount Police Department conducted interviews with students and staff at the school, which has 1,300 students from kindergarten to 12th grade, before obtaining a warrant for McAuliffe’s arrest this week.

According to police, the math teacher’s alleged sexual encounters with the three students all took place off campus.

McAuliffe was ordered held in the Carteret County Jail on $20,000 bond pending her first court appearance scheduled for June 12, reported WITN.

School administrators at Rocky Mount Prep said that the 25-year-old educator was fired on May 4, a day before police were tipped off about her alleged dalliances with minors.

Police said two of the victims are 17 years old and the third is 16 years old, reported the station WNCN.

According to her LinkedIn profile, McAuliffe graduated from Methodist University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

She was hired at Rocky Mount Prep in August 2016 after a brief stint as a data analyst at a San Diego-based law firm.

McAuliffe’s social media posts suggest that she is not married and lives in Rocky Mount with a dog and a cat, but in one of the photos, McAuliffe appears to be wearing an engagement ring in the photo on the left… Man, would it suck to be that guy right now.