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FAST FAM­ILY RIDE: Toy­ota can claim the ti­tle of “World’s Fastest SUV” af­ter former NAS­CAR driver Carl Ed­wards pi­loted a heav­ily mod­i­fied 2,000-horse­power Toy­ota Land Cruiser to a speed of 230.02 mph (368 km-h) on a run­way at the Mo­jave Air and Space Port in Mo­jave, Calif. “My heart was pound­ing,” said Ed­wards. NO COR­PO­RATE SUP­PORT,

NO EVENT: In just four short years, or­ga­niz­ers were able to turn the an­nual Ari­zona Con­cours d’El­e­gance into a ma­jor crit­i­cal and phil­an­thropic suc­cess, rais­ing more than US $300,000 for Make-A-Wish Ari­zona. But a lack of cor­po­rate spon­sor­ship means that the event, which be­gins Ari­zona auc­tion week each Jan­uary, will not go for­ward in 2018 and be­yond. (PHOTO: BOB GOLFEN)

TESLA HIGHS AND LOWS: Elec­tric-car maker Tesla con­tin­ues to de­liver mixed news on its progress. The good news is that its first-quar­ter rev­enue more than dou­bled from the same pe­riod a year ago to US $2.7 bil­lion, as Tesla sold a record 25,051 cars. The bad news is that in the process, Tesla lost US $330 mil­lion, far ex­ceed­ing es­ti­mates and its 2016 Q1 loss of US $282 mil­lion.

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