Fastest Car in the World & Camp Sunnyside Walk for Independence (Bonnie's blog 4/17/17)

Automotive expert Ken Chester joined us in the studio this morning just after the 6:30 news.  Ken is just back from the New York Car Show and was really impressed with some of the upcoming technology he saw.  He is looking forward to the new Genesis SUV in 2019.  It's not a cookie-cutter SUV.  And the car he had a hard time even getting close enough to see because of the crowd around it is the Rimac Concept One...the fastest car in the world.  Croatia's ultra-limited electric hypercar, the Rimac Concept One has all-wheel drive, but it packs a whopping 1224 horsepower and 1180 ft.-lb., a hundred percent of which is available from zero revs in race mode. Yet thanks to it being from the future, the Rimac works even in the city with the biggest potholes on the planet, accelerating off the line at an unparalleled rate.  For more information on the New York Auto Show, go to

Allison Piazza of Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside joined us in the studio just after the 8:30 news.  The Easter Seals Iowa  Walk for Independence is April 29th.  They will be walking around Lake Cheerio at Camp Sunnyside, 401 NE 66th Avenue in Des Moines.  It's a one-mile walk around the lake to support individuals with disabilities.  Enjoy family-friendly entertainment including superheroes, princesses, archery, kid's games, bounce house, marshmallow roast, a balloon artist, face painting, mascots, camp crafts, food trucks and more.  Everything begins at 7:30AM to Noon....the walk begins at 10AM.  June 8th is the ribbon cutting for the new indoor pool.  Reservations are now being taken for Summer Day Camps at Camp Sunnyside.  For more information on the walk, go to and for information on Camp Sunnyside, go to 

Tomorrow on Van and Bonnie, Joe Chmelka will be on with us to talk Iowa Hawkeye State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald will be reading more names on the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt.  Tune in to see if your name is on the list!

Enjoy the sunshine today before the rain comes tomorrow and Wednesday!


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