The most successful automakers have several models of cars all out at once. It is their intention to offer a diverse lineup of vehicles so people can choose the one they want according to their needs. These companies can end up producing dozens, even hundreds of models by the time they are done. However, not all of them are this successful. The term a one-hit wonder?is often used to describe singers with just one hit single, but it can just as easily be applied to the automotive industry.
This company is the epitome of a one-hit wonder?since it not only created just one car, but a very famous and instantly recognizable one, at that. The car in question, the DMC DeLorean 12, was prominently featured in the Back to the Future film franchise, one of the most popular comedy series of all time. The car had become an icon, but this did not help DeLorean from avoiding bankruptcy.
Gumper, also known by its full name of Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH, is a German automaker. Founded by a former Audi director, Gumpert produced the Gumpert Apollo S in 2008. The car, despite not being the best looking supercar in the world, was tremendously fast. In fact, it set a new lap record when it was featured on Top Gear. Even with the success, the company lost financial backing and was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2013.
Putting Hennessey here is kind of cheating since it is a tuning house, not an automaker. However, it did built its own car, the Hennessey Venom GT which was, for a brief period, the fastest production car in the world. Until the company develops a new model, the label a one-hit wonder?still applies.
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Sometimes you just need to get away with the girls. Whether it be a chick flick movie night, or a road trip with a trip to a spa, spending some time with your girlfriends is some of the most enjoyable memories that you can ever have. Here are some of the best tips that you can use to have an epic girl’s trip that doesn’t drain your wallet.
Use sites like Groupon or Living Social to find deals that are in driving distance for hotels, restaurants, even and spas exciting getaways like hot air balloons or skydiving. Keep an eye on these sites to find great locations for travel that you may not have even thought about before. You can even decide on a destination in advance and look for deals in that city so you can enjoy all sorts of activities for a small percentage of what you would normally pay. Using daily deal sites can open up a whole world of road trip opportunities for you.
Make sure that you and the girls take your trip in style while saving the environment with the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid available at Glendora Nissan. This hybrid SUV sits up to 7 people in luxury with additional features such as leather interior or a Bose sound system, all while getting the gas mileage of a compact. Check out more about the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid at metronissanmontclair.com.
If you have decided on a specific location for your road trip, so some planning ahead, without doing too much planning. Do some research on whether your destination has any events scheduled while you are there such as music or food festivals. See what the locals like to do. Don’t do things that you can just do at home like going to chain restaurants or stores that you can find anywhere. Don’t forget to find things along the way such as natural wonders or outlet malls. With a little planning, and a little flexibility you can have a great time with the girls on your road trip.”
When you’re in a band, getting to the gig is the most important thing. Get to the gig on time and be ready to rock. It can be more difficult than you might think to actually make it to the gig and do a good job. There are a ton of factors to consider when getting to your gig when it’s just you and you don’t yet have a crew of roadies packing your gear for you, though some folks think it’s easy as pie. It’s been there and done that, and I have some tips for the band that has not yet made it to get to the gig and make a good impression.
1. Make that Great First Impression
Often overlooked is the first impression your band makes on the venue and their staff and those who are around. When a band arrives in separate cars and at different times, you look like a scattered act, and that is not good. It’s affordable and attainable to get a 15 passenger van rental for your gig so you can all arrive together with all your gear – almost like you’re on tour! See how cheap you can rent one by visiting www.avonrents.com. When the four or five of you pour out of the van and start unloading, the venue is going to notice and be impressed. That’s good for re-booking down the road.
2. Look the Part
The worst thing you can do is wear your street clothes, or work clothes, to the gig. I would never advocate a uniform as a necessity but I hate when a band looks like they just stepped in off the street. You want to look like a band, and act like a band, as a single unit. It adds to the majesty and separates you from the commoner. Not in some sort of mighty and high way, but a subtle way that shows you are a big deal without you smacking everyone in the face telling them you’re a big deal. Look, you booked a show, you’re in a rock band, now enjoy it and have fun BEING a rock star!
Your Band: the Movie. Yes, Yogurt from Spaceballs was spot on. If you aren’t moving units every night, just having your name on a sticker, a button, what have you, shows that you are a big deal, you have to have merchandise, even. If you don’t have any of that stuff, you’re telling the world to ignore you because you’re not taking yourself seriously. If there’s nothing to buy, and people can’t spend money buying your merchandise. A few extra bucks goes a long way for a small time band, so put yourself in the position to succeed.
4. Don’t Play Too Often in Your Home Town
One mistake every band makes is saying yes to every gig offered. It drives me up the wall when a band is playing and they announce that they’re playing again tomorrow night, so they hope to see you there. That’s a big mistake. Make every show an event. How often do you have a show and some declines your invite and says well I’ll just see you at your next show? Don’t let them think that that’s a viable option. Every show should be a must see, something special that will make everyone feel obligated, intrinsically, to make it out. If you’re playing too often in your town, people will get bored and won’t come out ever.”
Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays of the year. It also is the beginning of the long holiday season and gives you the opportunity to do the holidays right, though not only is it focused on family togetherness through food and football. Whether Thanksgiving in your family is for shopping or the TV, here are the essentials for having a great holiday.
If in your family Thanksgiving means football, think about investing in a new television to watch all the games on the big screen. Many stores offer price matching so you can find a model that you like at a store you like but get the great price that is being offered by another store. Make sure that you get a TV that matches the room that you are putting it in. If you do not have a big TV area, a huge television won’t fit the space, even though it may be desirable to get the biggest television that they offer. Make sure that you get a 1080p and avoid the gimmicks such as 3D or Ultra-HD which will be sure to be cheaper in a couple of years.
Check out many of the online services that offer specialty gourmet birds that you would not be able to make at home if you don’t feel like cooking a huge bird this holiday. Some supermarkets and chains even offer complete Thanksgiving dinners including turkey with all the fixings. Order in advance and get some nice looking disposable dishes and silverware from a party store and you will be on easy street this Thanksgiving, enjoying your family rather than cooking or doing dishes.
If you are one of the millions of families that travels for the holidays, make sure that you have a car that will be great for a Thanksgiving road trip. A great vehicle for any roadtrip would be the Nissan Pathfinder, available at Victorville Nissan. With its seven seats, you will be able to fit your entire family and all your suitcases and other gear. With a V6 engine and 4WD you will be able to travel even in bad weather. Finally, you have the option of dual DVD monitors so that your kids can each watch their own movie while you are on the road. Schedule a test drive of the Pathfinder today at Metro Nissan Redlands .
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