2013 Mini Paceman: The current Countryman tall wagon forms the basis for this sleek two-door hatchback that will join the Mini fleet in early 2013. Visually, the Paceman features a dramatically lowered roofline, a significantly more attractive grille and an overall appearance reminiscent of the Land Rover Evoque two-door, only on a smaller scale. All-wheel-drive will most likely be on the menu, as will Mini's 1.6-liter engine in turbocharged and non-turbo formats.
. Actor and part-time racer James Garner drove the pace car at the Indy 500 on three occasions, 1975 (Buick Regal), 1977 (Olds Delta 88) and again in 1985 (Olds Calais).
. The current octane rating system for gasoline was derived by Sir Harry Ricardo, a British engineer who studied the anti-knock properties of various combustible fuels during the 1930s. A higher octane rating means a higher resistance to detonation.
Who am I?
To guess his secret identity, read the following clues!
1. During his lengthy career in drag racing, he had 57 national victories.
2. The cars he drove ran on nitromethane and could accelerate past 300 mph in a quarter-mile drag race.
3. His family founded one of the largest aftermarket parts companies in the country, Still stumped? His name is Joe Amato, and believe it or not, he used to race go carts as a kid before getting into drag racing.
Hook Hangers; about $10/pair; www.hookhangers.com: Most interior coat hooks don't hold very much, and often your clothing winds up in a heap on the back seat or floor. As well, a potentially dangerous blind spot is created with your "hang-ups" blocking the side window. However, Hook-Hangers fit over the top of the side window and provide better visibility since the hook is located a few inches lower than the stock ceiling hook. They can also hold up up to 35 hangers each and are available in a choice of colours.
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