1967 was the year when Ford introduced its first Australian muscle car called Falcon GT XR. Though it was a new model of the year, still many would think the otherwise since it bore much resemblance to the American version. However, the Australian liked it and adored the fact that Falcon GT RX was a celebrated family sedan with straight-six engines and one V8 version supplied by the Ford Mustang.
The Australians used to buy mostly six-cylinder sedans, but Ford offered a particular “Police Interceptor” version where a 225-bhp 289-ci V8 engine, four-speed transmission, and bigger brakes were used.
When Plymouth initiated the ‘Cuda’ series back in 1964, it was a fastback coupe based on the valiant known as the Barracuda. The first-generation was famous for its distinctive wraparound rear glass. But Plymouth made a facelift, with a switch to an all-out muscle-car, the Hemi Cuda. The move was well-received, but looking back, maybe fans shouldn’t have.
WHILE THE HEMI CUDA PROBABLY HAD GOOD LOOKS WITH 425 HORSEPOWER AND DECENT RACING PEDIGREE, IT HAD STEERING ISSUES AND TONS OF BODY TOLL. LOOKING AT IT TODAY, THE LOOKS WEREN’T THAT GOOD, AFTER ALL.
Michigan is now officially a “no-kill state” for shelter animals.
To be considered a “no-kill” state, 90 percent of animals are either returned to owners, transferred to other shelters and rescue organizations, or adopted.
“This is an amazing first for our state,” said Deborah Schutt, MPFA founder and chairperson. “When the shelters in a state combine to meet the 90% target, that state is considered No-Kill for shelter animals. Only Delaware, which has three shelters, compared to 174 in Michigan, also reached the No Kill benchmark last year.”
In 2018, Michigan reached that percentage.
“While it’s exciting to see Michigan as a state achieve No-Kill status by reaching the 90% goal, we still have a few communities struggling to save lives, especially with cats,” Schutt said. “We will continue to work with shelters and rescue organizations to implement best practices, decrease overall length of stay in the shelter and improve the quality of life for homeless pets while they are in a shelter.”
The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance (MPFA) began tracking these statistics in 2009 from annual reports submitted by shelters to the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development.
According to the MPFA, approximately 120,000 dogs and cats were being euthanized in Michigan shelters every year.
The MPFA said that number is now just over 13,000.
We believe that most of the stans of the Mopar know very well where did the legendary Plymouth Road Runner muscle beauty got its name from, it’s true yes?
That also means that you know the legendary Warner Bros cartoon characters, Wile E. Coyote, super-genius, and his everlasting prey, the utterly fast RoadRunner bird, that cannot be caught by him, no matter what kind of a genius and super-fast machine he will invent.
So it’s a perfect name for Plymouth`s new ride, back in 1968, wouldn’t you agree? That’s how the Road Runner commercial was born!
We believe that we don’t have to get into many details now to stress the fact that the Plymouth RoadRunner is one definitely the most epic and memorable muscle cars from the golden era of the American muscle car production, between the late 60s and early 70s.
We had seen many videos, written numerous articles about it, I think that even if you are not a big time Mopar fan, you for sure have heard a lot about it.
But for all the true stans of the true Plymouth Road Runner aficionados, today we have prepared a video clip for you that will take you back in the days, when the 1969 Plymouth Road Runner got out, by watching an original commercial about it from that period.
Of course, it features Wile E. Coyote.
The character created by the world-famous Chuck Jones for Warner Bros was the absolute star back in the days!
The Road Runner commercial turned out to be a huge hit as sales went on like crazy.
So check the video out and have fun watching this vintage ad about one of the best American muscle cars ever built.
I can’t imagine what a parent goes through when their child goes missing. It’s every parent’s worse nightmare as all kinds of scenario must play out in their head, all the while having no answers.
When two-year-old girl Charlee Campbell disappeared from her grandmother’s home, everybody was frantically searching the Kentucky countryside. As day turned to night the situation soon became very worrying.
It was a warm June day in 2018 when Charlee’s grandmother found the toddler missing along with her best friend and family dog pit bull Penny.
Despite emergency crews and 100 volunteers searching the area, Charlee was still missing 36 hours later.
Neighbor Wayne Brown was in his home praying that little Charlee would be found safe, when he spotted something in the corner of his eye.
Could this flash of blonde be missing Charlee?
Charlee Campbell, who was known to her family as “Mo”, had been asleep when her grandfather left for work early that morning but just a few hours later her grandmother woke to find her missing.
It was then that the girl’s grandmother, Beth Campbell, saw that the front door was open
Charlee and her dog, Penny, were both missing without a trace.
Police officers, firefighters and sniffer dogs were drafted in to start the search, which included a large wooded area near to Charlee’s home.
Over 100 volunteers also joined the search, but almost two days passed and still there was no trace of Charlee or Penny.
The whole area was covered in posters and pictures of Charlee, who was last seen wearing blue “Frozen” pajamas.
Everyone in the small community was helping in the hunt for the missing girl, which had captured not only the attention of local media but national too.