Denise Koeth joined Babcox Publications as managing editor for its Tire Review magazine. She will also serve as an assistant editor on Tire Review’s sister publication, Fleet Equipment magazine. A veteran reporter, Koeth started her career at the Barberton (Ohio) Herald and most recently worked for the Medina County Gazette. She graduated with honors from The University of Akron, earning a bachelor's degree in mass media communications. Koeth can be reached at 330/670-1234, ext.
DIED: Wally Parks, the man who founded the National Hot Rod Association and helped build drag racing into the sport it is today, died September 28. He was 94 years old…Dirt racing promoter Mike Swims lost his battle with cancer. He was 42.
NHRA FOUNDER WALLY PARKS DIES AT 94: Wally Parks, the driving force behind the formation of NHRA, died Friday, September 29, at the age of 94. It was Parks' vision, goals and unconditional commitment to the need for speed and side-by-side racing in a safer, more controlled environment that created what is today the world's largest motorsports governing body. "It is a sad day in the world of NHRA and the sport of drag racing," said Tom Compton, president of the NHRA.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced the closure of approximately 100,000 acres in the Indian Creek Corridor of San Juan County, Utah. While OHV use will be permitted on existing roads and trails, all “cross-country” OHV activity within the designated area is prohibited. This closure will remain in effect until the BLM completes a review of its existing management plan for OHV use in San Juan County.
U.S. Rep. John Dingell, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced a plan to control global warming emissions by raising taxes on carbon-based fuels, such as gasoline. The proposal calls for a $.50 cents per gallon tax hike for gasoline, a tax of $50 on every ton of carbon released from coal and petroleum sources, and a phase-out of the mortgage tax deduction for homes bigger than 3,000 square feet. "A carbon tax is going to carry with it a lot of pain," Dingell said.
Regulatory oversight of imported products has not kept pace with the increased volume of foreign goods coming into the United States. That was the conclusion of a government panel which is studying ways to improve safety measures both at the U.S.
Tight European emissions laws mean buyers won't be offered the WRX model in some European countries when the hatch arrives here later this year. But we can now reveal the first pictures of a storming new STI variant. While dealers will get the first five-door Imprezas late this summer, the performance STI won't debut until October's Tokyo Motor Show. As a result, customers will have to make do with the entry-level car until the flagship arrives in 2008. The STI is powered by a tuned version of the 2.5L boxer engine, turbocharged to produce more than 300 bhp and around 400 Nm of torque.
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