Harrison Ford ‘Battered But OK’ Following Plane Crash

Harrison Ford has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after a frightening plane crash on a Southern California golf course. A source confirms to The Insider With Yahoo that Ford, 72, was at the helm when the small vintage aircraft, a bright yellow Ryan PT-22 Recruit, slammed into Penmar Golf Course near Santa Monica Municipal Airport. Calls to Ford's representatives were not immediately returned. While the Los Angeles Fire Department initially indicated the pilot was taken to the hospital in "critical Read more [...]

Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now

Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now Redux. 1979/2001. USA. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola These notes accompany screenings of Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now on August 13, 14, and 15 in Theater 3. By the time of Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola, through his first two Godfather films, had become the American director most able to garner both critical acclaim and box office success. I would be loath to accuse Coppola of hubris, but the heights of his achievement led to an understandable ambition. Read more [...]

Ford F-150 RaptorTrax

Is it a truck or a snowcat? Whatever you call it, this is a backcountry lover’s biggest dream—a Ford F-150 with Mattracks instead of wheels. The vehicle comes with about every toy you can imagine. The roof rack doubles as a cargo holder and can also be used as a rail for skiers and snowboarders to ride. Need a winch and a roll cage? Um, yes. Snowboard rack? Of course. Enough lights to spotlight the run you're hitting even when it's pitch black outside? That’s included. There are Read more [...]

Ford testing plug-in hybrid that charges via rooftop solar panels

Not shown: the giant lens that makes this all worthwhile. Ford The efficiency of solar panels and electric drivetrains has reached the point where the Sun can easily send cars across Australia. But fully solar-powered vehicles involve a lot of compromises in terms of performance, carrying capacity, and driver comfort. Such vehicles are not something you could use for your daily commute, while commuter cars simply don't have enough surface area to host the panels it would take to run them. Read more [...]