Kids ‘n Kites Festival
Saturday, May 18
10am to 3pm
The Kids ‘n Kites Festival will be held in the Central Park Meadow between Lake Elizabeth and Aqua Adventure Waterpark.
The Festival is free to the public and includes free kites to the first 3,000 children in attendance.
There will be live entertainment on the main stage featuring Fremont’s My Kids Got Talent Showcase (details coming soon). There will be plenty of things for families to do at the Kite Festival with interactive booths highlighting our summer camps and activities, an inflatable play area for kids, a variety of food choices, and much more!
The Performance Schedule for the event is as follows…
10:00am – 12:00pm … My Kid’s Got Talent
12:00pm – 1:00pm … Junior Dance Performers (City of Fremont Dance Program)
1:00pm – 3:00pm … Live Band Performance
Aqua Adventure Pre-Season Splash!
2:00pm – 5:00pm … $5 Discounted Admission (Waterpark Ride Operation is Weather Permitting)
Central Park Catering – Nothing Bundt Cakes
Plus Snow Cones, Cotton Candy, and More!
Don’t miss it!
The Lexus GS450h was awarded as one of the top ten interior for 2013!
Lexus Design Amazing presents the – Amazing Flow – Exhibition, a collaborative installation, and a display of the winning designs from the first staging of The Lexus Design Award.
Think about Lexus for a second. Odds are your gray matter is busy regurgitating images of the company’s middle-aged RX crossover or possibly the midsize ES sedan. As the volume movers for Toyota’s luxury fleet, the two are the default ambassadors for everything with an italicized L pinned to the grille, and that’s a damned shame. As the 2013 GS450h is so willing to point out, Lexus engineers are busily crafting models that offer drivers more than a safe luxury choice.
As the master of fuel-sipping battery propulsion, Lexus has brought the impressive width of Toyota hybrid engineering to bear on the GS450h. The result is a vehicle that manages to sneak its hybridness by you with buttery acceleration, stone quiet operation and brakes that don’t feel like you’re trying walk around the house in Velcro socks. The drivetrain doesn’t feel the need to beat you over the head with its battery pack or announce to the neighborhood that you’re saving the world one whispery mile at a time. Both driver and passengers get to enjoy a luxury car that just so happens to be a hybrid instead of the other way around.
Following rumors that Lexus has been working on a small crossover to slot below the RX (pictured), Automotive News Europe reports that the production-ready CUV will bow at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next March. Later this year, Lexus will preview this new crossover by way of a concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show in November.
According to the report, this new crossover will be a hybrid, and will ride on the smaller architecture that underpins the Toyota RAV4. Specific details have not been confirmed, but AN states that the entry-level CUV will be powered by the same 2.5-liter gasoline-electric drivetrain found in the Lexus ES 300h. Since Toyota will evidently be taking the time to hybridize the platform, we can’t help but assume that it will eventually build a second-gen RAV4 EV.
Either way, with the small luxury CUV segment heating up, Lexus is likely smart to offer a player in this space. Until now, there has not been a Lexus crossover below the RX, and this new model will compete with other new players in the class including the BMW X1 and Audi Q3
A new report in from the website Club Lexus claims to have insider knowledge about a return to Formula One racing by Toyota, this time under the auspices of the Lexus brand. Toyota competed in F1 from 2002 through the 2009 season. That final year saw the team return competitive, if inconsistent results, but the larger economic woes in the automotive market made a decision to pull the plug relatively easy at the time.
Now, citing recent interviews with Toyota executives and insider sources, Club Lexus says that the move to re-enter F1 for the 2014 season is “all but finalized.” The choice to go with the Lexus nameplate over Toyota makes some sense, too, considering the success that rival Infiniti has had in recent years through its partnership with Red Bull Racing. Further, the emerging Lexus identity as a performance car builder, with a strong background in hybrid vehicles, could help the F1 move resonate with buyers.
A few technological factors and formula changes within F1 offer some credence to the Lexus rumor, too. F1 will increase the available capacity of KERS from 60kW to 120kW, a change that theoretically benefits the hybrid-savvy Toyota. What’s more, 2014 will see a switch from the current 2.4-liter V8 engines to 1.6-liter turbocharged V6s. A Lexus team that goes racing in 2014 will be on a level playing field with the rest of the grid then, with all teams adjusting to and continuing to develop the new engines.
[Source: Auto Blog]
Big news — Lexus has filed a trademark for GS F with the United States Patent Office, opening the door for a high-performance variant of the mid-size sports sedan. This may be Lexus simply hedging their bets, but rumors of a GS F have been circulating since before the GS production model hit dealerships.
There’s also another more recent angle — with talk that Lexus may be discontinuing the IS F and the rumor of a RC F coupe, a GS F would be the perfect vehicle to take over as the brand’s high performance sedan.
The GS F trademark was filed under Application #85877105 on March 15th, 2013.
(Please note, the above image is the Project GS F SPORT by Five Axis, and not the GS F.)
Read more at http://lexusenthusiast.com/2013/03/26/lexus-files-trademark-for-gs-f-high-performance-sedan/#X4SLl866Uqju152V.99