Three antique water wheels in Kyushu, western Japan, are back on the job. They had been put out of service by mudslides caused by last year's torrential rains in northern Kyushu.
The "Triple Water Wheels" in Asakura city, Fukuoka Prefecture, were built more than 200 years ago.
They have national historic monument status as the oldest active irrigation water wheels in the country.
We were heartbroken to learn that Alpine wouldn't be offering any A110s in the United States, left as we are lusting for the blue sports coupe from a afar. Now we can lust for it in multiple colors and variants. Alpine has announced that the A110 will now be available in two trim levels, in a (small) selection of colors, and with multiple wheel types.
The two trim levels include Pure, which doesn't come with any special extras and is equipped similarly to the first run of 1,955 Premiere Edition models, and Légende, which adds some comfort and convenience features. Among the equipment included on Légende models are leather-upholstered six-way adjustable seats and carbon fiber interior trim.