Honda Urban SUV concept: It seems that small and tall wagons are becoming quite fashionable (check out the Buick Enclave, for example) and Honda clearly wants in on the action. Its Urban SUV prototype is likely planned for production sometime in 2014; it will slot beneath the CR-V in Honda’s wagon hierarchy and share the same platform as the next-generation subcompact Fit. There’s no word on engine yet, but the name “Urban” suggests that a gas-electric system borrowed from the Civic Hybrid or CRZ Hybrid could be installed.
Who am I?
1. He earned a math degree with a minor in physics and was immediately hired as a Ford engineer in charge of car assembly and tooling.
2. Eventually, he got into building racing engines.
3. Despite being in a plane crash, he still loves to fly. He has even owned several World War II fighter aircraft.
4. He is one of NASCAR’s biggest team owners and around the garage is known as the “Cat in the Hat.”
Today, (Jack) Roush Industries employs hundreds of people. He has built a fortune worth more than $1 billion.
1967 Buick Riviera, sold, $12,900: Collectors seem to be in love with these beautifully styled Buick two-door hardtops built from 1966-’70 that were just as stunning as their first-generation 1963-’65 counterparts. Although most models in good shape usually sell in the $25,000 to $35,000 range, this car’s original 360-horsepower 430 cubic-inch V-8 was replaced with a 455 cubic-inch engine, which likely significantly reduced the price. Nevertheless, the new owner should get plenty of attention from this classy coupe.
Ralph Lauren Hayward driving shoe, about $395 retail, www.ralphlauren.com: A good driving shoe should be comfortable, supportive and stylish (think slippers for wearing inside your car). The Hayward driver from Ralph Lauren appears to fill all three requirements. The Italian-made loafer is made of a soft suede upper with single-needle top stitching and a leather-lined memory foam insert. The rubber sole and heel styling was inspired by racecar tread designs. Available colors include olive green, sandstone, gray and brown.