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A Memorial Day Poem

on Thursday, 25 May 2017.

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Decoration Day

Sleep, comrades, sleep and rest
On this Field of the Grounded Arms,
Where foes no more molest,
Nor sentry's shot alarms!

Ye have slept on the ground before,
And started to your feet
At the cannon's sudden roar,
Or the drum's redoubling beat.

But in this camp of Death
No sound your slumber breaks;
Here is no fevered breath,
No wound that bleeds and aches.

All is repose and peace,
Untrampled lies the sod;
The shouts of battle cease,
It is the Truce of God!

Rest, comrades, rest and sleep!
The thoughts of men shall be
As sentinels to keep
Your rest from danger free.

Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.

-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My Second Porsche is a Super Yacht!

on Friday, 19 May 2017.

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unnamed 591dc60ec3ad9 591dd2d42eec6Monaco super yacht builder Dynamiq has joined forces with legendary Studio FA Porsche to create an exclusive sporty yet refined, all-aluminium superyacht designed to catch the eye of supercar lovers. At Anderson Behel, we are proud and poised to perform on Porsches and one of the only shops in the Bay Area that are certified to work on these incredible vehicles, but we have no experience fixing super yachts!

The Porsche-inspired vessel has been dubbed the Dynamiq Grand Turismo Transatlantic (GTT) 115.

Its design captures the spirit of a high-performance automobile in order to appeal to car fanatics and yacht owners who appreciate the advantages of speed, style and intelligent performance, Roland Heiler, the managing director of Studio FA Porsche said.

Fitted with four luxury cabins and Italian designer brand furniture, the yacht is available in signature Porsche Carrara white, rhodium silver, chalk or a custom Monte-Carlo blue.

While its shallow draft makes it ideal for the Mediterranean, Caribbean or Southeast Asia, the versatile vessel can exceed a max speed of 21 knots and can cross the Atlantic with a range of 3,400 nautical miles.

"Our target clients might include those who are looking to downsize from larger 50 or 60 metre yachts. They are already accustomed to the highest standards but are ready to leave behind the hassle and huge costs of owning large vessels so they can enjoy the fun side of yacht ownership," Heiler said.

Just seven GTT 115 yachts will be manufactured, and prices start from €11.9m (£10m).

Source: Porsche News

Plant a Flower for Mother's Day

on Thursday, 11 May 2017.

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Sunday is Mother's Day so make it special and show your mom that you care. If you want to do something before Sunday to celebrate your mother, this is a great event to get involved in. This announcement is brought to you by Anderson Behel, one of the best body shops in the entire Silicon Valley and surely a favorite among moms throughout the South Bay.

Sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library-Youth Services tomorrow is Plant a Flower for Mother’s Day in Santa Clara, starting at 3:30 pm.

At this special Mother’s Day craft program, everyone will get to plant a real flower in a small pot and make a garden stake with your Mother’s Day message. Space is limited—register now to get your hands dirty and make your mother a beautiful present she’ll treasure. For ages 3-up.

See you there!

Date and Time

Fri, May 12, 2017

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM PDT

Santa Clara Central Park Library-Redwood Room

2635 Homestead Road

Santa Clara, CA 95051

Porsche Cayenne Tows World's Largest Plane for World Record

on Thursday, 04 May 2017.

Porsche Cayenne pulls Airbus A380 to clinch new world record

A stock Porsche Cayenne set a world record by towing the world's largest passenger plane at an airport in France.

The European-spec 2017 Cayenne S Diesel set a Guinness World Record for the heaviest aircraft pulled by a production car by pulling an Air France Airbus A380 -- which weighs about 628,000 pounds -- at Charles de Gaulle International Airport.

The vehicle was not modified at all for the record attempt and used a standard tow bar with a special towing attachment to pull the massive plane, which is the world's largest passenger jet.

"It did it -- I'm so relieved. We don't usually go this far to test the limits of our cars but I think today we got pretty close," Porsche Great Britain technician Richard Payne, who drove the car, told the Daily Record. "I could tell that it was working hard but the Cayenne didn't complain and just got on with it. My mirrors were quite full of Airbus, which was interesting."

The Diesel model set the record and managed to pull the aircraft about 137 feet, and afterward a Cayenne Turbo S model managed to complete the feat as well
"Our cars can go a bit beyond what our customers might expect – they're designed to be tough. But even so, what the Cayenne did today was remarkable," Payne said.

Google Flying Car Takes Flight

on Monday, 24 April 2017.

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At Anderson Behel, we're excited about Larry Page's long-rumored "flying car" project  that is finally ready for takeoff. We love working on some of the world's most sophisticated vehicles, so maybe one day we can work on one of Google's flying cars, why not?

Kitty Hawk, a startup backed by the Google cofounder, unveiled its prototype for an "ultralight" aircraft that can take off vertically -- as long as you're flying over open water.

In a demonstration shared online Monday, the Kitty Hawk Flyer is shown lifting off over a lake with the help of small propellers under its base. The prototype looks less like a car than a jet ski with wings.

The Flyer is expected to go on sale by the end of this year, according to the company's website. The price has yet to be announced.

The startup says it has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for the aircraft to be flown in "uncongested areas." Customers will not need a pilot's license to use it.

"We've all had dreams of flying effortlessly. I'm excited that one day very soon I'll be able to climb onto my Kitty Hawk Flyer for a quick and easy personal flight," Page said in a statement provided to The New York Times, which was first to report the news.

Nearly a year ago, Page was reported to have invested more than $100 million in flying car startups.

Reps for the company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Sebastian Thrun, CEO of Kitty Hawk and a former Google exec who led the company's self-driving car efforts, described the mission on Twitter as nothing short of "changing the future of personal transportation."

If the Kitty Hawk prototype doesn't exactly look like the flying car of your sci-fi fantasies, you're probably not alone.

Several firms, including Aeromobil and Terrafugia, are developing flying cars that look more like tiny planes than cars. Many rely on vertical takeoff and landing, or VTOL, eliminating the need for a runway.

The Kitty Hawk announcement also gets out of in front of Uber, which is scheduled to hold an event later this week related to its own flying car efforts.

Page's Google has a complicated relationship with Uber. Google is an investor in the ride-hailing startup, but Google's self-driving car unit is currently suing Uber for allegedly stealing its intellectual property.

Don't Miss the Santa Clara Easter Hunt this Sunday!

on Thursday, 13 April 2017.

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Santa Clara Easter Egg Hunt  April 15, 2017, 10 a.m. 

It's time to get your gets ready to meet the Easter Bunny in Santa Clara. One of the best places for families with special needs children, this community event has a division for special needs kids. Bring your children ages 8 and under for a morning filled with delight starting at 10 a.m. Meet the Easter Bunny, Face Painting, and kids activities are included in the free event. Be sure to bring baskets for your kids so they can fill them with good stuff! Activities take place at the Central Park Softball Field starting at 10 a.m.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Central Park. Pre-hunt activities and a NEW egg hunt maze for ages 2 & under and individuals with special needs at 9:30 a.m. in the Meadow area. The egg hunt for ages 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 will take place promptly at 10:00 am on the ball field.

For a nominal fee, families will have the opportunity to purchase Easter baskets and participate in face painting by the Roberta Jones Junior Theatre. Yummy morning snacks will also be for sale at the concessions booth. 

Location: Central Park

909 Kiely Blvd.

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department at (408) (408) 615-3140

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With today’s sophisticated cars, it’s more important than ever that your body shop be certified to repair your type of vehicle. At Anderson Behel, Silicon Valley’s leading collision repair company, we’re proud to hold several certifications, which means we’re a Honda Certified Body Shop, Acura Authorized Body Shop, Nissan Authorized Body Shop, Subaru Auto Body Shop and most recently a Porsche Collision Center. What does this mean? At Anderson Behel, we’ve invested in the finest training, equipment and tools to do an O.E. repair on each and every Honda, Porsche Acura, Nissan and Subaru that comes into our shop. Why not work with a body shop that is qualified, experienced and certified by the carmaker itself to work on your car? It just makes good sense and that’s why we proudly tell the world that we’re certified on these 5 leading brands. 

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