Auto News for Nov. 16

A Lowell, Massachusetts woman has won the right to wear a spaghetti strainer on her head when her picture was taken for a driver’s license. The woman describes herself as “pastafarian” and a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Wikipedia said the social movement promotes a light-hearted view of religion and is generally seen as a parody religion.

Worldwide, Volkswagen sold nearly 30,000 fewer cars in October compared to the same month a year earlier. That amounts of a 5.3 percent reduction following the diesel emissions scandal.


There will be a lot of new cars and trucks unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, but what about a van that its maker said is designed to compete with the stretched Cadillac Escalade. Bespoke Coach said its $149,900 van features motorized shades, motorized laptop tables, a built-in bar and Nespresso machine, a digitally controlled refrigerator freezer, and an entertainment center with a 900 watt sound system. Oh, I almost forgot the 40” Samsung TV. Bespoke redesigns the Mercedes Sprinter van. One of their earlier models is pictured.




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