gay utes

Can your husband back a trailer?

Ford is taking gay utes to a whole new level, by developing a trailer backing assist system.

I mean really, any bloke who gets one of those or needs it should just let their husband back the trailer.

For some sportsmen, facing off against a Cape buffalo at 50 yards is the ultimate white-knuckle moment. But for those who tow trailers, it just could be backing down a ramp or executing a Y-turn in a crowded staging area. Although these are really simple maneuvers, each is supremely unforgiving of input errors on the part of the driver. The biggest single issue seems to be mastering the idea that if you want the trailer to go to the right while backing down the ramp, you need to turn the front wheels to the left.

Ford believes it has a better idea, which is why it will be offering what it calls Pro Trailer Backup Assist in the 2016 F-150 pickup. Essentially, it’s a sophisticated guidance system that, in conjunction with a rear-mounted camera, takes control of the truck’s steering wheel and moves the front wheels for you. All you do is turn a knob located on the instrument panel (left to move the trailer to the left; right to move it to the right). You guide the trailer by looking at the instrument panel camera monitor and the side mirrors and adjusting the knob as needed to maintain the line you want.  The system determines vehicle speed (obviously very low) and steering input for you; you still retain full control of the brakes.

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Quite possibly the gayest ute ever devised

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A certain MP is probably already on the waiting list for such an incredibly gay ute:

When Nissan engineers Roland Schellenberg and Arnold Moulinet needed a small shop truck for the company’s 3,050-acre technical centre in Stanfield, Arizona, they decided – as engineers are want to do – to build one.

And as engineers relish a good challenge, Schellenberg’s gaze fell upon the least likely candidate for pickup conversion, Nissan’s Leaf electric car. He tasked Moulinet with creating the sketches that, with help from their team of tinkerers, would be come the crimson conversation piece you see here.    Read more »

Gayest ute ever, gayer than Fossy’s gay ute for sure [POLL]

This is surely the gayest ute ever…even gayer than Fossy’s gay ute.

I can imagine Farrar test driving this next.

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Ford’s new gay ute?

Could this be Fossy’s new gay ute?

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The blue oval unveiled the Ford Atlas Concept at this week’s Detroit show, labelling it a vehicle to showcase the design, capability, fuel efficiency and smart technologies that will define future utility vehicles.

”The Ford Atlas Concept previews the innovations that will transform what people expect from their pickup (ute),” Raj Nair, the company’s group vice president, Global Product Development, said.

Ford claims the concept is inspired by decades of listening to customers at the places they work and play adding they believe the result is a purpose-driven design with prominent wheel arches, a wide stance and chiseled grille to reinforce its functional image.  Read more »

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Whale Week What Was

Steve Harris - Iron Maiden, Whale Oil Beef HookedSaturday started with a Face of the Day photo that was a bit hard to look at before breakfast.  Cam finds a Frenchman worthy of respect, and is pleased to find they aren’t all cheese eating surrender monkeysCount Jacques le Bel de Penguilly does have a poofy name though.  Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche is a play that Whale suggests David Farrar should review for his Womans Weekly blog.  Australia charges its second Catholic Priest for child sex crimes, and this blog continues to ask:  Why is New Zealand immune?  We’re either better than the rest of the world or we’re still covering it up.  Which is it, and why?   Sadly, another Cry Baby post where we highlight those who aren’t taking personal responsibility.  This time, people who booked on Jetstar had their flights cancelled are in the paper bleating they’ll never fly Jetstar again.  If only they knew this could happen, eh?  Sharing a public space is tough when the others are eating, playing music and talking on their phones.  Cam Slater throws in a joke about an ERO school inspector and Hekia Parata, and follows it up with a post where he reveals that politicians lie.  Yeah.  Why do women wear high heels?  It can get to the point of ridiculousness for sure. An interesting post showing that a Connecticut newspaper is still advertising guns right next to Sandy Hook School news.  That was followed by a post of dash cam footage from 1927 as well as dash cam footage of a plane crash last week.  Next a top drawer post about glow in the dark toilet paper and poop hand soap.  Only on WOBH.   An interesting BBC2 short about Gordon Buchanan turning himself potential into Polar Bear lunch leads a post about Iron Maiden showing Steve Harris wearing a Whale Oil Beef Hooked T-Shirt.  Perhaps we should avoid NZ Herald Stock tips:  Australian shares are hot apparently?  Especially those APN stocks.  Oh, and Fairfax stocks are doing just great as well.  And as we wind down towards the end of the Saturday, we have a post about a CK Stead letter in which he slams the Binnie report as having clear bias.   Read more »

Is this Fossy’s next gay ute?

A concerned reader emails:

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Is this Fossy’s next gay ute?

Cam, the Sydney Morning Herald has written about the new gay ute from Ford.

The issue is that they like the New Ford Ranger Wildtrak, and think Hugh Jackman would be a likely celebrity owner….it’s sickening Cam, not a good way to start 2013.

Please make sure Fossy doesn’t see this.

A concerned reader.

Yes this is certainly very concerning. I understand that Fossy is indeed looking for a new gay ute, his old gay one, that was seen off road the other day when it had to avoid a car park puddle at Napier airport, has been barely used, ever since he scored the Crown BMW limo with his ministers job. Read more »

Something for a non gay ute?

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Or are tow bars gay because just when you want to go hunting your missus wants to borrow your ute to take her horsefloat somewhere.

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Just when you thought it was safe to hit the roads again

I would never have thought that Ford could make a gayer ute than their current gay ute, but they have really excelled themselves this time.

Ford have announced that they have really camped up the gay ute and made and even gayer one.

Let me re-write their information for them:

Ford NZ is going gay at this year’s Fieldays show with the much-anticipated New Zealand debut of the new Ranger Wildtrak gay ute.

Designed and developed in Australia the Wildtrak sits on gayed out 18-inch wheels and comes with a roof rack and gay sports hoop to beefcake up its profile. There is also special badging and gay graphics to set it apart from lesser models. Inside, there are leather/cloth sports seats and 23 different storage spaces including a glovebox which can fit a laptop computer and a deep centre bin which can keep six cans of mineral water cool.

Apparently, the Wildtrak can mince through water up to 31.5-inches deep and has just over nine inches of ground clearance. It also has a towing capability of up to 3350kg.

In terms of powerplants the Wildtrak has an option of two engines. A new weak pussy -ass 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel that delivers peak torque output of 375 Nm and power output of 110kW, or a new metro-sexual 3.2-litre 5-cylinder diesel that produces a powerful 470 Nm of torque and is power rated at 147kW. The Wildtrak is fitted with an 80-litre fuel tank so expect one of the longest ranges in the segment.

Alongside the new Ranger Wildtrak on Ford’s show stand will be the new Territory Titanium, the metro-sexual gay ute of the city folk, new Mondeo Titanium, new AB Falcon XR6 and the current model Ranger. Ford is also pushing its connection with the All Blacks and will have two All Blacks players on-site on Friday the 17th of June from 1-3pm for photos with the fans.

Maybe the Hon. Craig Foss will get an even gayer ute to celebrate his new ministerial post.