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Rekor Systems Announces Selection of Waycare Technologies by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for Pilot Program to Reduce State Traffic Congestion and Crashes California homeless camp fire damages 2 bridges, disrupts public transportation Austin finishes half of its bicycle network, expects to complete entire 400-mile system by 2025 The Top 10 Automotive Concepts that automotive enthusiasts will be itching to see on the road! Oregon Transportation Commission, wary of I-5 Rose Quarter project’s growing price tag, grants conditional approval Woman dies after being hit by car in North Windham Friday night Silk-FAW Continues To Poach Italy’s Automotive Talent, As Lamborghini’s Katia Bassi Joins As Managing Director Transportation Department cracks down on airlines withholding refunds for canceled flights Bear gets trapped in car, destroys interior Cycling apparel company adding full-service bike repair to visitor center
Sep
2021
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Yankees’ Gerrit Cole still drives his very 1st car and will take the 2006 Toyota Tacoma to today’s game

ANAHEIM, Calif. — When Yankees ace Gerrit Cole pulls up to Angel Stadium for his start Wednesday, he won’t be behind the wheel of a glittery luxury SUV. There won’t be leather seats or reverse cameras. It won’t have a push start button.

Instead, Cole will step out his very first car, the only thing he drives around here: a white 2006 Toyota Tacoma with 82,000 miles on it.

“It’s the car I drove to everything in high school,” Cole told NJ Advance Media before a 6-4 loss to the Angels on Tuesday. “It’s funny. I get in there and I think about all the youth baseball things I grew up going to in that truck.”

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Cole signed a $324 million deal with the Yankees in December 2019.

Kelley Blue Book estimates the truck would fetch him about $7,836 if he sold it today. (Would have been worth $8,616 if it had four-wheel drive.)

So … why would Cole keep it around?

Well, why wouldn’t he?

“It works, first of all,” he said. “Super reliable. This isn’t a Toyota commercial, but, man, I really haven’t had any issues with it. I’m not here a whole lot. So when we go to the beach or when we lug around Christmas presents or things like that, it comes in handy.”

There’s more to it than that.

The car was a birthday gift from Cole’s father, Mark, when Gerrit was growing up in Newport Beach. Mark Cole had bought it new about 18 months before and used it before passing it on.

Gerrit Cole then took it everywhere. He drove it throughout high school and while at UCLA. After the Pirates drafted him first overall in 2011, Cole drove it to spring training in Bradenton, Fla., and for a while through the minor leagues. He drove it to Pittsburgh.

“It’s got sand in it, I feel like, from almost every beach in Southern California,” Cole said. “At the end of the day, we’re going to roll it down the hill and take the kid to the beach and it’s probably small enough to where you can find a parking spot and you can put a bunch of stuff in the back. Umbrellas and everything.”

It’s mostly the same as when he first got it. He’s fixed up some scratches and dents here and there with original parts. It gets 21 mph per gallon in the city and 26 on the highway. While he fondly remembers burning CDs filled with songs downloaded off LimeWire and bumping them in the truck, he’s since ripped out the factory-installed stereo and replaced it with a Pioneer sound system with Apple CarPlay.

On his way to Tuesday’s game, he brought with him a piece of memorabilia he received while visiting the old Yankee Stadium in 2008. He keeps it with his Tacoma keys.

“I showed (Brett Gardner) the lanyard, actually,”

Apr
2020
17

Motor1.com’s 1st Automotive Festivus Airing of Grievances

Tomorrow marks the great holiday of Festivus, popularized by Seinfeld character George Costanza. The Festivus pole is up at our Miami offices, and we’re hard at work coming up with feats of strength, but before that can happen, it’s time for our favorite part of the holiday – the Airing of Grievances.

See, there are thousands and thousands of people behind the cars, trucks, and SUVs that we love, like, and merely tolerate. There are marketing people, engineers, designers, product planning gurus, and, God help us, accountants. By and large, when all these folks get together, great things happen. But sometimes, brands seem to take one step backwards for every two steps forward.

With that in mind, the entire Motor1.com staff got together to figure out all the automotive things that have grated us over the past year as part of our first annual Automotive Airing of Grievances. To paraphrase Frank Costanza, “This is where we get all of our auto industry friends together and tell them all the ways they’ve disappointed us over the past year.”

Joking aside, we hope all our friends in the auto industry have a relaxed, enjoyable, and revitalizing holiday break. We look forward to seeing what 2019 brings.

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