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Harley-Davidson Servi-Cars motorcycle event Thursday, August 18 in Washington County, WI - washingtoncountyinsider.com

West Bend, WI – There is a unique event taking off Thursday morning, August 18, 2022 in Washington County, WI and if you’re a motorcycle enthusiast you may want to come see it.

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Jon Davidson Oeflein and Jim Feyereisen are part of the Badger Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. The pair are organizing a ride that features Harley-Davidson Servi-Cars only.

“They are unique three-wheel motorcycle my family made from 1932 all the way to 1973,” said Davidson Oeflein.  “The bikes were so well received Harley-Davidson made the same model for over 40 years.”

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Davidson Oeflein explained, “My great-grandfather, Walter Davidson started overseeing their production and then my grandfather took over the duties in 1942.  They were used by many businesses for many different functions.  They could even be ordered with a tow bar on the front so they could be towed behind a car.  Police departments used many for parking enforcement and general patrol.”

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There will be several police models on the run. The Badger Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America has lover 200 members that love old bikes.

Davidson Oeflein said there are Servi-Cars coming from as far as Texas and Florida to participate in this event.   “We hope to have around 20,” he said.

The ride will leave Regner Park at 9 a.m.  “We will be gathering behind the grandstands on Silverbrook Drive starting at 8 a.m.  We will be traveling approximately 100 miles to my mother, Jean Davidson’s cottage in Saxville,” he said.

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Jean Davidson is the granddaughter of Walter Davidson, who was one of the founders and the first president of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

Following a two-night stay the group will return to West Bend for a party Saturday evening.  “We should be back around 5 p.m.,” said Davidson Oeflein. “My mother will join us at the end party.”

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Springfield residents concerned after several weekend car break-ins - Western Massachusetts News

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Western Mass News is getting answers after a viewer reached out to our newsroom concerned about car break-ins in her neighborhood. She said over the weekend, several of her neighbors had their windows smashed and valuable items stolen and she’s not getting the response she’d hoped for from police.

Springfield Police told us Tuesday that nearly two dozen cars were broken into in the Liberty Heights area Saturday night into Sunday morning and now, people are worried for their safety.

“Multiple neighbors said they went and bought bats and left them at their front doors and it’s just a disaster, to be honest,” said Tracy Flor-Norton.

People are on edge in one Springfield neighborhood after 20 cars were broken into over the weekend.

“My husband went out to the garage, which is on Kendall Street to get ready to do some stuff for the day and noticed some of the neighbor’s windows were broken on their cars,” Flor-Norton added.

Flor-Norton lives on Cherrelyn Street and said many of her neighbors had their wallets stolen.

“So the next thing they have to do is cancel all their cards, wait a week before they can request new cards and try to get a new driver’s license…Honestly, a lot of people, I’m not sure they can afford to fix their cars right away. It’s definitely not a wealthy neighborhood,” Flor-Norton explained.

In one Ring video shared with Western Mass News, you can see someone get out of their car and approach one of the parked cars on the street then run back into their car. What appears to be the same car is seen in this video stopping next to another parked car and driving away.

“We just all feel like not safe in our own homes and it’s a lot of families, a lot of small children, and it’s kind of like if they can break into our cars and take our money, you know, whatever they can get, when are they going to start trying to break into the houses? It’s just very uncomfortable,” Flor-Norton noted.

Flor-Norton said it’s even impacting one of her neighbors’ livelihood.

“He runs his own business. He is a mover for people and his wallet got stolen, so right now, he can’t drive, so it’s kind of impacted his own business as well,” Flor-Norton said.

She also told us she’s frustrated with her communication with police.

“I just really am disappointed in the police department’s response, I guess…We had called, my husband and I, a few times and every time we were told it was just not a priority,” Flor-Norton added.

We brought her concerns to Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh, who told us this is different than the car break-ins they normally see in the city.

“What’s unusual about this is normally, you don’t see the windows getting smashed. It’s individuals, kids, or addicted individuals that are pulling on doors, seeing if anything opens,” Walsh explained.

He also said that detectives are taking this issue seriously and are looking at city cameras.

“It was a real brazen job by these suspects that kind of went on a one-night crime spree and our detectives are looking into it and will hopefully have some answers for these residents,” Walsh added.

Walsh said that police are now paying special attention to that area, especially on the midnight shift, and he’s reminding people not to leave anything valuable in their cars because once it’s stolen, it’s likely gone for good.

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12% Of New Cars Now Fully Electric In France! - CleanTechnica

Plugin vehicles continue to rise in France, with last month’s plugin vehicle registrations ending at 20,038 units, divided between 12,812 BEVs (or 12% share of the overall auto market) and 7,226 PHEVs (7% share of the overall auto market). The former was up 69% year over year (YoY), while the latter was down a harsh 33%, it’s steepest fall since the covid-hit month of April 2020.

With the overall market continuing to fall, down 7% YoY and down a significant 35% compared to 2019 (the market’s last “normal” year), last month was the lowest July in over 50 years! One can say with certainty that we are in the demand valley that many were predicting when forecasting EV disruption.

The year-to-date (YTD) registrations are now over 176,000 units, keeping the market share for plugin vehicles at 20% (12% BEV). This is 2 percentage points above the result in all of 2021, and is a good 9-percentage-point increase over the 2020 result (11% plugin vehicle share). Expect the market to end above 20% by the end of the year.

For some powertrains to go up, others need to come down, and that is what is happening to regular petrol and diesel sales. The former (petrol) represented 38% of sales last month, and the latter (diesel) fell even harder, getting just 17% of the market’s sales. Its sales dove a steep 38% compared to a year ago. At this pace, diesel sales will be dead in two to three years.

Last month’s best seller was the Renault Megane EV, which scored a record 1,937 registrations. The compact EV won its first best seller title and is still in ramp-up mode, so one wonders how high it will get. 3,000? 4,000? More? One thing is certain, the Megane is Renault’s main bet to recover the leadership position in its home market, now that the Zoe is far from its best days and the future Renault 5 EV is still a couple of years away.

The Megane EV was born as a dedicated EV, without ICE counterpart, so when the old generation fades out, in one or two years, the hatchback-that-thinks-is-a-crossover will have to hold the fort alone in the compact category. So, Renault’s minimum expectations for its compact EV next year should be around 30,000 units in 2023, with 40,000 expected in 2024, if it wants to compete for the category leadership spot with its Peugeot 308 rival.

Following the stylish new Renault, we have another Renault on the podium, in 3rd. The Zoe scored 953 registrations, losing out to its Peugeot e-208 arch rival, which finished in 2nd with 1,379 registrations.

Still on Renault, we should highlight the good result of the Renault Twingo EV. The cheeky little thing scored 818 units, thus putting three Renault BEVs in the top 6!

The Peugeot e-2008 crossover was 5th, with 876 registrations, while the Hyundai Kona EV was 7th, with 711 registrations, allowing it to be the best selling real foreign model on the table.

Interestingly, the best selling PHEV was only 9th on the table. The Hyundai Tucson PHEV beat the usual category winner, the Peugeot 3008 PHEV, despite registering only 564 units. Plugin hybrids are falling in the preferences of French buyers, like the BEV vs PHEV breakdown shows, with BEVs owning 64% of plugin sales in July compared to an average of 60% in 2022.

In the second half of the table, the highlight is the record performance of the stylish Opel Mokka EV small crossover. With 310 registrations, it has beaten its record score in France in one of the slowest months of the year (due to the holiday season). This allowed it to end the month in #14, thus putting 5 BEV Stellantis models in the top 20. Not bad, eh?

Looking at the 2022 ranking, the Peugeot e-208 consolidated its leadership position, but with 1,227 units separating it from the runner-up Dacia Spring, the best seller trophy is far from secured.

Speaking of the Sino-Romanian, there is now a clash of (tiny) titans in the race for the 2nd spot, with the Fiat 500e now just four units behind it. So, the race for the best selling city EV is hot, and could be hotter still, if the Renault Twingo EV (it was up one spot, to #5) can get closer to the other two.

The Climber of the Month was the Renault Megane EV. It jumped six spots into #8. With the production ramp-up now in full swing, expect it to become the best selling Renault EV during the second half of the year.

Still regarding the top 10, we have the Peugeot e-2008 EV jumping to #9, confirming the popularity of Peugeot’s small crossover.

With the BMW X3 PHEV joining the table in #20, we now have 7 PHEVs on the top 20, but only the category leader Peugeot 3008 PHEV is inside the top half of the table.

Looking at the brand ranking, the top two brands remained in their positions, but Peugeot (15.3%, down from 15.4%) lost significant ground to Renault (14.6%, up from 13.8%). Renault’s trajectory has been impressive lately — in May, it had just 12.2%! The race for the year-end leadership position has just gotten interesting.

The last place on the podium remains with Tesla (6.7%, down from 7.5%). The US make should regain a couple of extra share points by the end of Q3.

Off the podium, Mercedes-Benz stayed in 4th, while a sliding Dacia (5.6%, down from 5.9%) lost another position in the table, with Fiat (5.7%) joining the top 5 in July and relegating Dacia to #6.

As for OEMs, Stellantis is the major force in this market, but it has lost share. It now has 30.5% share, compared to the 31% share of the previous month. The rising Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance is sitting comfortably in #2, with 21.5%, up from 21%, and Hyundai–Kia is in 3rd, with 9.5%.

Off the podium, we have Volkswagen Group in 4th, with 7.6% share, now followed by BMW Group (7.2%), which benefitted from Tesla’s usual first-month-of-quarter slow month. However, expect the US brand to recover by the end of Q3.

 

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Lincoln Park Results: August 16, 2022 (High Limit Sprint Cars) - Racing News

Kyle Larson’s High Limit Sprint Car Series makes its debut on the bullring dirt track paying $22,022 to win

Tonight, it’s the opening night for a new sprint car series. The High Limit Sprint Car Series is promoted by Kyle Larson and Brad Sweet. National sprint car drivers are set for the 5/16-mile dirt track of Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN.

View Lincoln Park Speedway results for the High Limit Sprint Car Series below.

The series is set for a full rollout in 2023. Tonight, it’s the High Limit Open, the one and only event scheduled for the 2022 season. NASCAR drivers Alex Bowman, Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Chase Briscoe have joined Larson on the entry list.

Brady Bacon and Zeb Wise set the front row for the main event. 35 laps of dirt track racing are up next…

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Green flag, Bacon clears him into turn one. Zise jumps the throttle through the middle and he pulls even off turn two. But, Wise has to lift as he runs out of track, Bacon leads into turn three.

Lap 5, most of the field is glued to the inside lane.

Lap 6, Larson looks to the outside of Sanders into turn one. He takes 3rd away.

Lap 10, Bacon has caught the tail of the field.

Lap 11, Wise moves to the top as he works lap traffic. That takes the lane away from Larson as Larson is all over his bumper for 2nd.

Lap 15, Wise moves to the bottom in turn one. The door is open, Larson knocks the cushion and drives right by to take 2nd away.

Lap 17, Tyler Courtney has climbed to 10th. He joined the tail of this field after transferring through via the LCQ.

Lap 18

Lap 18, Larson and Sanders run three wide with lap traffic for 2nd. Zach Hampton and Chad Kemenah tangle behind them, caution.

Green, Bacon is clear into turn one as he rolls the bottom. Sanders is knocking the cushion and bouncing through the ruts behind him.

Lap 19, Larson has a flat right rear, caution.

Green, Bacon misses the bottom into turn one. Sanders pulls even on his outside. Justin Sanders to the lead!

Lap 20, Brent Marks slows, caution.

Green, Sanders is clear into turn one. Eliason works under Bacon to take 2nd away.

10 to go, Eliason rolls the inside lane and he’s closing on Sanders in the battle for the lead. Buddy Kofoid is closing on both of them.

8 to go, Kofoid works outside of Eliason for 2nd.

7 to go, Kofoid has a run on Sanders into turn one. He drives it deep to the bottom, slides him and Kofoid takes the lead away.

4 to go, Kofoid works heavy lap traffic.

Buddy Kofoid wins at Lincoln Park Speedway!

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Race Results
August 16, 2022
High Limit Sprint Car Series

The following includes full sprint car results:

Practice

Hot Laps (Combined) : 1. Marcus Dumesny (11.616); 2. Buddy Kofoid (11.662); 3. Chris Windom (11.705); 4. Kyle Larson (11.771); 5. Mitchel Moles (11.830); 6. Tyler Courtney; 7. Justin Peck; 8. Brent Marks; 9. Chase Stockon; 10. Travis Philo;

11. Justin Grant; 12. Chase Briscoe; 13. Skylar Gee; 14. Tanner Carrick; 15. Kevin Thomas Jr; 16. Emerson Axsom; 17. Slater Helt; 18. Hunter Schuerenberg; 19. Justin Sanders; 20. Zach Hampton;

21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 22. Trey McGranahan; 23. McKenna Haase; 24. Cale Thomas; 25. Jason McDougal; 26. CJ Leary; 27. Zeb Wise; 28. Brady Bacon; 29. Cory Eliason; 30. Chad Kemenah;

31. Brian Hayden; 32. Alex Bowman; 33. Sam Scott; 34. Riley Goodno; 35. Tim Crawley;

Qualifying

Qualifying (Combined) : 1. Alex Bowman (11.599); 2. Brady Bacon (11.646); 3. Zeb Wise (11.654); 4. Riley Goodno (11.682); 5. Cory Eliason (11.729); 6. Justin Sanders (11.745); 7. Kyle Larson (11.745); 8. Ricky Stenhouse Jr (11.746); 9. Buddy Kofoid (11.832); 10. Kevin Thomas Jr (11.858);

11. Skylar Gee; 12. Travis Philo; 13. CJ Leary; 14. Brent Marks; 15. Chad Kemenah; 16. Marcus Dumesny; 17. Chris Windom; 18. Tim Crawley; 19. Jason McDougal; 20. Justin Grant;

21. Chase Briscoe; 22. Cale Thomas; 23. Hunter SWchuerenberg; 24. Tanner Carrick; 25. Justin Peck; 26. Mitchel Moles; 27. Tyler Courtney; 28. Zach Hampton; 29. Brian Hayden; 30. McKenna Haase;

31. Trey McGranahan; 32. Emerson Axsom; 33. Chase Stockon; 34. Slater Helt; 35. Sam Scott;

Heat Races

Heat 1 (10 Laps – Top 5 Advance) : 1. Alex Bowman; 2. Cory Eliason; 3. Buddy Kofoid; 4. Chris Windom; 5. Justin Peck; 6. CJ Leary; 7. Chase Stockon; 8. Brian Hayden; 9. Chase Briscoe;

Heat 2 (10 Laps – Top 5 Advance) : 1. Justin Sanders; 2. Brady Bacon; 3. Kevin Thomas Jr; 4. Brent Marks; 5. Mitchel Moles; 6. Cale Thomas; 7. Tim Crawley; 8. McKenna Haase; 9. Slater Helt;

Heat 3 (10 Laps – Top 5 Advance) : 1. Kyle Larson; 2. Zeb Wise; 3. Chad Kemenah; 4. Jason McDougal; 5. Hunter Schuerenberg; 6. Tyler Courtney; 7. Skylar Gee; 8. Sam Scott; 9. Trey McGranahan;

Heat 4 (10 Laps – Top 5 Advance) : 1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 2. Zach Hampton; 3. Riley Goodno; 4. Travis Philo; 5. Justin Grant; 6. Tanner Carrick; 7. Emerson Axsom; 8. Marcus Deumesny;

LCQ

B-Main (Top 4 Advance) : 1. Tyler Courtney; 2. CJ Leary; 3. Chase Stockon; 4. Cale Thomas; 5. Skylar Gee; 6. Tanner Carrick; 7. Amerson Axsom; 8. Chase Briscoe; 9. Brian Hayden; 10. McKennas Haase; 11. Tim Crawley; 12. Slater Helt; 13. Trey McGranahan; 14. Sam Scott; 15. Marcus Dumesny;

Dash

The top 2 from each heat advanced into the dash. This sets the front four rows of the feature:

Dash (6 Laps) : 1. Brady Bacon; 2. Zeb Wise; 3. Justin Sanders; 4. Alex Bowman; 5. Kyle Larson; 6. Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 7. Cory Eliason; 8. Zach Hampton;

Main Event

$22,022 to win

1. Buddy Kofoid

2. Justin Sanders

3. Cory Eliason

4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr

5. Zeb Wise

6. Alex Bowman

7. Brady Bacon

8. Hunter Schuerenberg

9. Tyler Courtney

10. Kyle Larson

11. Justin Peck

12. Travis Philo

13. Kevin Thomas Jr

14. Zach Hampton

15. Chad Kemenah

16. Chris Windom

17. Cale Thomas

18. Brent Marks

19. Jason McDougal

20. Riley Goodno

21. Mitchel Moles

22. Justin Grant

23. Chase Stockon

24. CJ Leary

Links

High Limit Sprint Car Series | Lincoln Park Speedway

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Inflation Reduction Act signed into law, raising concerns among automotive industry about EVs - WPMT FOX 43

The Biden Administration says the bill will make it easier for Americans to purchase electric cars. Dealers say they're not so sure.

YORK COUNTY, Pa. — President Biden celebrated a win for his administration on Tuesday, signing the Inflation Reduction Act into law.

The White House says the sweeping bill will not only reduce the deficit but will also tackle climate change by creating incentives for "green" purchases like electric vehicles.

Meanwhile, the legislation is fueling uncertainty in the automotive industry.

“It’s kind of a perfect storm in terms of the chaos it’s creating in the car industry," said Wayne Staib, sales manager at Lehman Volvo Cars of York.

Dealers say there’s unprecedented demand for the vehicles and lots of supply chain issues, leading to months-long waiting lists.

“They’re real vehicles that people want, but the tax credit is obviously scaring everybody," said Jesse Lutz, sales manager at Hanover Volkswagen.

With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, many electric vehicles may no longer qualify for a $7,500 tax credit.

That’s because they, and the batteries they run on, aren’t made in North America, which is one of the stipulations in the bill.

“People have placed orders for these cars anywhere from a year ago to last month and $7,500 has been in the back of their head the whole time, whether they’re looking at financing $40,000 or $60,000 with these vehicles," explained Lutz.

The quick movement of the legislation has both customers and dealers looking for answers.

“For manufacturers, it takes time to retool factories and be able to adjust manufacturing of certain models so there will definitely be a huge impact over the next couple of years," said Staib.

And while the federal government says the tax credits will make it easier and more affordable for the average American to buy these higher-priced cars, dealers worry the opposite may happen, at least in the short term.

“It’s really going to make it hard for everybody who already has plans, who has set plans to purchase one of these vehicles," said Lutz. "A lot of these people have already paid to have charging stations installed into their house, they brought in electricians, and now for this to change so greatly, it’s pretty significant.”

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