Tesla Unveils Cybertruck In LA: $39,900 of Absolute Madness

Taking a moment away from my cheese sandwich, I looked at the countdown. Only four more minutes. Four minutes were all that separated me from Tesla Motors’ live unveiling of Cybertruck. Another bite while I checked my phone messages; just two minutes left now. Dear Lord, was I ready? Needing to calm myself, I poured a glass of cold water, drinking most of it before splashing a bit on my face. Thirty seconds. Things were serious now. Pretty soon, Elon Musk was going to appear and change the face of motoring once again. This will be the automotive announcement by which all others will be measured for weeks. An ominous horn sounded as my screen illuminated to show me a blood-red stage. This was it. It was like they were announcing the first Terminator. Dark music subsided to a rowdy crowd, as a hologram told us we were addicted to oil. The solution? Cybertruck. Fashionable. Functional. Electric. Elon Musk walked out on stage like God Himself. Everyone started screaming. Humble, he chatted briefly with the front row. “We need something different,” said after accusing all other truck models to be largely indistinguishable. It was the weirdest non-conceptual vehicle design I’d ever w...

Mack Anthem limited edition turns signature bulldog hood ornament black

Gold plating denotes a truck made with a Mack-produced drivetrain, engine, transmission and drive-axles. Chrome means components from another manufacturer are on board. It is part of the Mack Black Anthem limited edition revealed October 28 at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. “The most badass truck on the road just got even badder,” said John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing. “This focuses on one of our corporate colors and it is a way to reward a fleet’s best drivers.” Mack promoted the truck as what it meant to be “Back in the Black,” a nod to a trucker’s goal of making money. The slogan comes close but doesn’t intrude on rock band AC/DC’s signature anthem “Back in Black.” Designers started with a 70” stand-up sleeper model painted Mack Black and added a black exterior trim package. A bold black Mack wordmark spreads across the grille. Cab steps and deck plates are powder-coated in black. Flat black trim stripes are added to the air intakes on each side of the hood.  Mack did not stop there. Black mud flap brackets, black aluminum fuel tanks, Alcoa Durablack aluminum wheels and a limited edition Anthem doorplate are also part of the package.   The ...