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T’was the Web Wednesdays before Christmas, and there was still plenty of news to talk about in the world of cars and tech!
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The 2021 Tokyo Auto Salon has been cancelled
Whilst it might sound pretty obvious due to the state of events in 2020, the organisers of the 2021 Tokyo Auto Salon confirmed today that their ever popular event will not run next year. As the infection of the new coronavirus begins to spread throughout Japan, the event will be cancelled as a result of giving top priority to the safety of visitors, exhibitors and related parties.
However, the craziest show of the calendar will still be available virtually, starting January 15th as scheduled. You can enjoy it for free by accessing it from the dedicated link on the official website. The Tokyo Auto Salon was started in 1983 by the first editor-in-chief of tuning car magazine “OPTION” as the “Tokyo Exciting Car Show” to spread the custom car culture to the world.
Apple CEO snubbed a phone call from Elon Musk
This one made us chuckle. It has been revealed by Elon Musk on Twitter that Apple CEO Tim Cook once rejected a call from the Tesla owner who was considering selling the entire company.
“During the darkest days of the Model 3 program, I reached out to Tim Cook to discuss the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla (for 1/10 of our current value). He refused to take the meeting.” Musk tweeted. Meanwhile it has also been reported that Apple have been secretly testing a car that will be mass marketed and able to be driven as a normal vehicle as well as having self-driving capability – much like Tesla models.
F1 could be moving to Amazon
According to a report by The Financial Times, the talks are a result of a push from Formula 1 to continue to try and appeal to a younger audience who are more likely to stream live sport rather than watch through the more traditional methods of a pay-to-view TV channel and channels which host free-to-air highlights.
At the forefront of those talks with Amazon is Formula 1 chief executive, Chase Carey, who is set to step down at the end of December into a non-executive role with Stefano Domenicali taking over the reins.
Since Liberty Media took over from Bernie Ecclestone in 2017, they have made no secret of wanting to bring the sport more into the digital age and attract new fans, with a popular Netflix series giving fans a rare insight into the world of F1.
TVR set to renovate Welsh factory
TVR has reached an agreement with the Welsh government to begin an extensive renovation programme on its Ebbw Vale factory early next year.
“This is a fantastic milestone in our mission to rejuvenate an iconic British brand, and we are all tremendously excited to witness the renovation of our new home in Ebbw Vale,” TVR chairman Les Edgar said. “We have hundreds of faithful depositors worldwide who are patiently waiting to take delivery of their Griffiths, so today I hope they are just as delighted as we are.”
Around 80 people are initially expected to be employed at the Ebbw Vale site once refurbishment works are completed, eventually expanding to 200 when Griffith production is fully ramped up.
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