The annual Overland Expo West is set to occur this weekend at the Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, Ariz.. Celebrating the great outdoors and the vehicles that get enthusiasts to its less-traveled spots, Nissan decided to steal some of the limelight with two decked-out trucks. One is a Frontier-based concept, and the other is this "Ultimate Parks Titan," which will be donated to the Grand Canyon Service Conservancy in a partnership with the National Park Foundation.
As part of Nissan's "Calling all Titans" campaign, Nissan will be donating this decked-out Titan XD gas model for use by the conservancy as part of celebrating the Grand Canyon's centennial as a national park. This is one of three trucks Nissan has donated to a major nonprofit organization, showcasing the automaker's dedication to giving back to those who serve the public. The other donated trucks include the "Ultimate Service Titan" for the American Red Cross, and the "Ultimate Work Titan" for Habitat for Humanity.
Japanese heavy machinery maker IHI Corporation says it has found that thousands of improper inspections were carried out during the process of manufacturing aircraft engine parts.
The company says an in-house investigation uncovered 7,138 cases of misconduct over a two-year period at three of its domestic plants.
GLAY's TAKURO (G) will be releasing his second solo album "Journey without a map II' on February 27. At this time, the PV for its lead track "Yasuragi no Chise" has been uploaded onto YouTube.
"Yasuragi no Chise" is described as a slow ballad with a gentle tone. "Chise" in the Ainu language means "home." Shot in Los Angeles, the PV features scenes of TAKURO playing the guitar as well as scenes of Los Angeles and the people who live in the city.
After driving a prototype of Mazda's Skyactiv-X engine in a Mazda3 in January last year, we wrote, "If you want to talk numbers, they're understandably fuzzy. The Skyactiv-X tune isn't final yet, so horsepower and torque figures are a moving target." They're no longer fuzzy in Slovakia, where a brochure for the new Mazda3 sells final figures as 181 metric horsepower and 222 Newton-meters, or 178 horsepower
and 164 pound-feet.
On January 11, actress/talento Aoi Sola (35) updated her blog and revealed that she is pregnant with twins.
Aoi said, "My father is a fraternal twin, and my cousin on my mother's side has fraternal twins. It seems like the twin genes are strong in my family. I'm currently in the middle of my 6th month. I am actually expecting twins."