This is not the first MG we have received as a donation but it is one of the better models we have seen. It is the fourth MG donated so far this year and also the oldest aside of a 1952 though that was a kit car and not an original. This green roadster only has 3,505 miles which is incredible for a 1977. We do not know much about this MG’s previous life but the donor is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Presumably, the car spent most of it’s time there cruising with the top down catching the breeze off Lake Michigan.
The ’77 MG has been donated to Michigan Radio, a part of the NPR news network. Unfortunately, University of Michigan basketball suffered a tough loss last night in the NCAA tournament. Hopefully seeing a donation like this one will help ease the pain.
Recently there was a 1952 MG TD donated to PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The unique thing about this classic car is that it is actually a fully restored MG kit car. So while the car looks just like the model that was originally manufactured in 1949, it has actually been updated with modern amenities. What’s better than that? You can ride in this smooth driving throwback in comfortable leather seats surrounded by a fiberglass rebuild.
Recycling in 2017 and the future will continue to be a highly debated subject around the world as we continue to grow and develop this high speed blue planet we all call home. You may know some facts about the automotive recycling industry (you can learn a few here). But it may surprise most of you that cars are the most recycled consumer product in the world.¹ Also, car recycling is one of the top industries in the United States. It is estimated that 85-90% of that car you drive in can be pulled apart and recycled when it reaches the end of its glorious life.² However, if you are keeping up with the auto industry you know that automakers are responding as fast as they can to keep up with the consumer’s never ending appetite for technology in every area of their life.
Just take a look at some of the technologies to watch for based on research by Forbes contributor Karl Brauer after attending CES and Detroit auto shows:
driver override systems
biometric vehicle access
active window displays
remote vehicle shutdown
active health monitoring
personalized in-car marketing
PHOTO: Automotive Recycling Magazine, self-parking feature in the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. http://a-r-a.org/automotive-recycling-magazine/vehicle-technology-deconstructing-new-cars-extra-sensory-perception-reality/
Vehicle donations make a real difference to worthy causes.
Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, I think we can all agree that this election season was rough. Now more than ever, we need people who will strengthen communities, fill our world with compassion, and bring hope to the hopeless. I’m so fortunate to work every day with people just like that. People whose full-time job is feeding the hungry, finding cures for cancer, building homes for the homeless, and filling our world with beautiful art and music. Continue reading →