Why is Chevy testing 80s Camaros with its next-generation model?

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Third-generation Chevrolet CamaroIt’s not unusual to see a new car, camo-covered and mysterious, testing alongside the current-generation model. In fact, it’s pretty common. Seeing a brand-new car testing alongside its predecessor from 30 years prior, though, is downright unusual.

For reasons we can’t even begin to comprehend, Chevrolet is doing just that, testing the next-generation Camaro alongside pristine third-gen models (really, they are damn clean examples of the breed). It’s tough to tell what’s going on with these manufacturer-plated F-Bodies, but according to our spies, one of the two examples allegedly had an intercooler and a distinctly V6 engine note. Your guess is as good as ours, here – SEMA specials in the making?

The camouflaged 2016 Camaro, meanwhile, is almost equally mysterious. Glance at the gallery and note the heavy camouflage on the roof. While a first guess might point to a prototype Camaro Convertible, our spies point to the unbroken A-pillar, which feeds into the roof. Instead, the leading theory (reinforced by some not so subtle yearning on our part) is that this car features a prototype T-top roof, or full removable panel.

We’d really like to hear what you think here. What do you think Chevy is up to with both these third-gen models and the new, heavily camo’d tester? Have your say in Comments.

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Undefeated x Nike Lunar Force 1 Low

Just after releasing their highly anticipated Air Force 1 High with Supreme, Nike presents their latest collaborative project with California-based brand Undefeated. Following their last partnership, the two have this time produced a couple premium iterations of the Nike Lunar Force 1 Low. One of the sneakers features a black suede upper, while the other sees Undefeated’s signature jacquard pattern in red/white. Unifying the two colorways are the orange sockliners and the speckled midsoles, which match their first collaboration from earlier this year. Be sure to stay tuned for release information, pricing and availability.

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Undefeated x Nike Lunar Force 1 Low

Just after releasing their highly anticipated Air Force 1 High with Supreme, Nike presents their latest collaborative project with California-based brand Undefeated. Following their last partnership, the two have this time produced a couple premium iterations of the Nike Lunar Force 1 Low. One of the sneakers features a black suede upper, while the other sees Undefeated’s signature jacquard pattern in red/white. Unifying the two colorways are the orange sockliners and the speckled midsoles, which match their first collaboration from earlier this year. Be sure to stay tuned for release information, pricing and availability.

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Autobild blows China’s fake BMW X5 sky high

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The Germans famously love their cars. With high-speed cruising on the Autobahn and a lot of fun available from the country’s back roads, they have every reason to. Apparently, the country’s auto writers also take their jobs in advising the enthusiastic populace very seriously. As this video from Autobild shows, when a downright horrible vehicle like the Shuanghuan CEO comes around, it receives some sweeping destruction.

To be fair, the CEO might be one of the worst vehicles in the world. Not only is the SUV a pretty blatant copy of a first-generation BMW X5, it’s a bad one at that. The horrible build quality shown by Autobild must be seen to be believed. Even worse, the example in this video is said to be just five years old, but practically every part is rusting or corroding. There are even dead flies in the headlights.

Autobild attempts to give the CEO a proper driving test, but it fails in spectacular fashion. This is a Chinese SUV with no apparent redeeming qualities, and the video shows what happens from there. Be warned, the clip is entirely in German, but it shows enough of the vehicle’s qualities to make it clear what’s happening and why.

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Carl Banks Explains Russell Wilson And Race In The NFL

“There is no litmus test for racial ‘legitimacy.’ The only thing these ‘tests’ reveal is a window into the foolish psyche of whomever applies them.”

Amidst brewing locker room trouble among the reigning NFL Super Bowl Champions, the Seattle Seahawks, Pro Bowl kick returner and wide receiver Percy Harvin was abruptly traded to the New York Jets.

Coming as a surprise to most, speculations and rumors alike began to pour onto the web by way of both social media and sports sites. One piece that struck nerves was a Bleacher Report article stating that there was a feeling in the locker room that star quarterback Russell Wilson has been misrepresenting his race. 

In other words: Russell Wilson isn’t black enough.

While Harvin wasn’t (publicly) directly linked to the ignorant accusations regarding his now former quarterback, trading him to New York — from the outside looking in — seems to be a by-product of the dynamics of the Seahawks’ locker room.

One person who is very familiar with NFL locker room culture, 2x Super Bowl Champ with the New York Giants, Carl Banks, decided to speak his opinion on the matter of questioning the blackness of NFL players. Here’s an excerpt below:

In a society as race-crazy as ours, this sort of news is equal parts shocking and unsurprising. And — rumor or genuine story — it’s not worth anyone’s time or consideration.

In my 12 seasons as an NFL player, no one ever accused me of not being black enough. No one ever questioned my blackness because I had attained my undergraduate degree in communications from Michigan State University. No one accused me of being a sellout when I chose to invest my intellectual capital wisely, laying the business groundwork for my successful transition to life after football. And though there were undoubtedly those in my locker rooms who felt that way about me — players who occupied the same real estate as Percy Harvin and Marshawn Lynch, if they, in fact, do question Wilson’s blackness — no one dared say it to my face, or leak it to the media.

There is no litmus test for racial “legitimacy.” The only thing these “tests” reveal is a window into the foolish psyche of whomever applies them.

Unfortunately, discussions about race and the NFL are rarely nuanced and are usually counterproductive. Fans, pundits, and even players themselves regularly squander the chance to discuss race in meaningful ways. We are trained to talk around race, rather than about it, so we end up talking about “racial legitimacy” instead of deeper, real issues — like why the league’s perceived crime issues are viewed heavily through the lens of race.

Read the rest of Carl Banks’ “Blackward Thinking” HERE 

-Jamaal Fisher (@jamaalfisher)

Shailene Woodley Reveals The Incredible Way She Travels! Could YOU Do What She Does??

Shailene Woodley totally marches to the beat of her own drum, there’s no doubt about that…

So, while chatting with Ellen DeGeneres, the host asked the Divergent star how she manages to only live with one suitcase…and her answer is totally humbling!

Even Ellen considers reevaluating her own life when Shailene talks about how she does it!

[ Related: Secret Life Of The American Teenager Reunion Not Happening! ]

But, the fact that she uses one tiny carry-on didn’t stop Ellen from giving her a pretty generous (and hilarious) gift!

Ch-ch-check out Shai’s take on traveling the world (above)!!!

Video: Highsnobiety Details Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High Collection

Video: Highsnobiety Details Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High Collection

In case you missed it, the entire Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High Collection released today. Upon selling out in a

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