The Drive: Formula 1 Absorbs Classic Footage Archive For Streaming Service. “Formula 1 announced Friday that it has attained the Brunswick archive, the biggest collection of pre-1981 footage of the sport in existence, which it will digitize for viewing on its F1 TV streaming service. Prior to the announcement, the archive footage collection spanned 1981 through 2001 and consisted solely of the recorded broadcasts from regional stations. Starting in 2002, the global broadcast was standardized, and content rights lay clearly with the sport itself. With the acquisition of the footage, digitization of pre-1981 can begin so F1 TV subscribers may watch it online.”
Jalopnik: Now’s Your Chance To Get A Poster Featuring Literally Every Single Toyota Ever Sold Here. “Artist Darren Zayman just completed a two-year project to draw all 269 body variants of every single Toyota ever sold in the United States, and even a few that may not have been sold here. … Zayman, a 42-year-old web designer, began his frankly insane journey almost 20 years ago, when he started drawing every car featured on his website that sold parts for rear-wheel-drive Japanese cars, which started as ToyotaReference.com. … And faced with his new website… Zayman has begun an even larger quest. He aims to illustrate every single Japanese car ever sold in the U.S.”
ClassicCars Journal: Petersen Museum to use SEMA grant to digitize photo archive. “In 1947, Robert E. Petersen founded Petersen Publishing. More than 70 years later, the company’s archives will be digitized and uploaded to the internet by an automotive museum he founded. The huge project will be funded by a grant from the Specialty Equipment Market Association.”
Tire Industry Association: TIA Announces New Online Search Tool to Locate TIA Certified Trainers Nationwide. “The online search tool is featured on TIA’s official website… and includes a listing of TIA certified trainers from across the country. Users will be able to locate certified trainers in their area by typing in their preferred city, state, or zip code. Each listing will include the trainers first and last name, along with their contact information and specific tire service expertise.”
Local Transport Today: Uber launches London journey time database. “Uber has launched a free to access web-based database of road journey time data for London based on aggregated Uber journeys. Uber Movement for London does not provide information about Ubers’ movements around London. Rather it is a database of aggregate journey time data, which does not reveal how many trips have been aggregated in order to answer your query.”
Park Slope Patch: Twitter Account Lets You Check Bad NYC Drivers’ History. “Safe streets advocate Brian Howald set up a ‘How’s My Driving NY’ Twitter account last week that let’s users punch in a license plate and automatically checks through city records to pull up past violations. The idea came after a driver slammed into five pedestrians in Park Slope last month, killing Abigail Blumenstein, 4, and Joshua Lew, 1.” Spoiler alert: most of the plates that the bot looks up have no results.
PR Newswire: New Auto Recall Search Tool Launches to Enhance Outreach and Notification to Vehicle Owners (PRESS RELEASE). “Automakers today announced the launch of a new tool aimed at increasing consumer participation in auto recalls by allowing approved commercial and governmental entities, including state departments of motor vehicles, state vehicle registrars, state vehicle inspection programs, motor vehicle insurers, auto finance companies, motor vehicle dealers, vehicle fleet managers, automotive parts recyclers and vehicle auction companies, to search for open recalls for thousands of autos at once, free of charge. “