1999

Meadow Brook's Concours d'Elegance and 1941
Meadow Brook's Concours d'Elegance and 1941

As you may have read elsewhere, this year's Concours d'Elegance at Meadow Brook outside Detroit was the first to be seriously affected by rain since it started 21 years ago. An all-night downpour presented soggy conditions for Sunday morning, and show organizers moved hastily to reposition the...Read More»

Vinsetta Garage
Dream Cruise: Vinsetta Dreams

More from the 2001 Woodward Dream Cruise Right at the epicenter of the Woodward Dream Cruise sits one of Motor City's most historic automotive buildings, the Vinsetta Garage. It's a peculiar blend of old and new in more ways than one. The parallelogram-shaped one-story brick building boasts huge...Read More»

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Week of December 27, 1999

CLINTON SETS NEW EMISSIONS RULESGM, HONDA JOIN HANDSFORD SNIFFS AROUND DAEWOOFEDS: DON’T FRET Y2K GAS SUPPLIESFORD ZIPS ALONG WITH POST OFFICECHRYSLER BLASTS OLD RECORDSFORD GRADES ON THE CURVEGM GETS LONG-AWAITED HUMMERHARLEY USURPS HONDAVIRGIN DOES PLANES, SODAS, AND NOW, CARSLIGHTS OUT AT NEW...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan
Week of December 20, 1999

JAG, VOLVO CALIFORNIA-BOUNDGM WOOS DAEWOODC-HONDA-FIAT-PEUGEOT POSSIBLE?FORD WINS LOYALTY RACETRUCKS OUTSELLING CARS IN 2000?GM VOWS TO OUTSELL FORD TRUCKS"BP" FINDS A HOME AT VWFIELDS TO RUN MAZDASTALLKAMP TO RUN MSXFORD TO MESS WITH TEXASDC NIXES SUPPLIER ‘NET-WORKMICHELIN RETURNS TO F1BUICK...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Ramblings for Dec. 6, 1999

NASCAR finds a new roost Success is definitely a double-edged sword, and we can only hope NASCAR is as capable in managing its new TV contractor as it is in controlling its drivers, tracks and manufacturers. NBC has displaced ESPN, TNN, CBS and TBS in covering future stock-car racing events. While...Read More»

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Ramblings for Nov. 29, 1999

GM’s mobility movement While just about every car company recognizes the special demands of some of its public, GM believes it’s been at the forefront of keeping the elderly and disabled mobile. Now the General has announced the formation of the GM Mobility Center, a subset that will address...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Ramblings for Nov. 8, 1999

Army trucks get light While the HUMMER may be the vehicle in all the newsreels and Arnold Schwarzenegger films, military trucks do most of the work. Now, Ford and the Department of Defense are working together to develop a lightweight, fuel-efficient tactical truck that will have benefit for all...Read More»

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Week of November 1, 1999

FORD OPENS 'STANG TO TUNERSNEXT-GEN AIRBAGS ARE SAFERDC EARNS $1.6 BILLION IN Q3FORD AD GOES GLOBALGM PLANS HUGE DETROIT SHOWHONDA PASSES NISSANBMW X5 DEBUTS ON EBAYJENSEN IS REBORNWINKLER HEADS FORD CREDITCHRYSLER SUED OVER DEBTORSNHTSA LOOKS INTO DC RAMSMITSU CUTS WORK FORCEFORD TRUCKS GET...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of October 25, 1999

MITSU’S ON THE MARKETNISSAN MAY DITCH SUBARU STAKERENAULT MAY BOOST NISSAN HOLDINGSDC NOT TALKING TO ANYONEEATON’S RETIREMENT SEEN SOONGM SLASHES DEVELOPMENT TIMEGM GETS USED-CAR STORE, FINALLYISUZU GIVES LONGEST WARRANTYPIRELLI DENIES CONTI MERGERFORD, MAZDA PLAN ON 250K UTESPAILLART DITCHES...Read More»

Nissan IDS concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
1999 Tokyo Motor Show, Part II

HONDA FCX A full-size fuel-cell vehicle, there’s plenty of room in the FCX since its very thin fuel cells are stored beneath the floor. The short hood gives the car a dramatic cab-forward stance; inside, the FCX has delicately shaped seats and a futuristic digital dashboard. HONDA SPOCKET From...Read More»

Lexus LF-C2 Concept Convertible  -  2014 Los Angeles Auto Show live photos
1999 Tokyo Motor Show, Part III

FORD 021C If you don’t get it, "then you’re probably not meant to," says Marc Newson, the celebrated Australian product designer who got a chance to design his first car for Ford’s Tokyo exhibit. Forget fancy electronics and futuristic powertrains, the in-your-face 021C is a back-to-basics...Read More»

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1999 Tokyo Motor Show: Final Word

The halls at Makuhari Messe are nearly as crowded as a Tokyo subway car this week, now that the doors have opened on Japan’s biennial auto show. The Tokyo Motor Show is one of the automotive world’s biggest events, with more than 1.5 million people expected to make the trek out to the suburban...Read More»

Lexus LF-C2 Concept Convertible  -  2014 Los Angeles Auto Show live photos
1999 Tokyo Motor Show Part I

Tokyo’s Motor Show takes place at Makuhari Messe, a complex of warehouse-styled convention halls northeast of Tokyo. Every other year, the world’s major car players bring the best they’ve got – concepts and production vehicles sold in Japan – to the party out by Tokyo’s international...Read More»

Nissan Hi-Cross Concept  -  2012 Geneva Motor Show
1999 Tokyo Motor Show Index

1999 Tokyo Motor Show by Marty Padgett (10/18/1999) 1999 Tokyo Show Photo Gallery I by Marty Padgett (10/20/1999) 1999 Tokyo Photo Gallery II by John Rettie (10/20/1999) 1999 Tokyo Photo Gallery III by TCC Team (10/20/1999) The 33rd Tokyo Motor Show - 1999 by TCC Team (10/20/1999)Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Ramblings for Oct. 18, 1999

The shopping revolution Few aspects of U.S. shopping are going to be changed more in the next few years than our auto-buying opportunities. Once the exclusive province of dealers and individuals, the retailing process may soon be dominated by used-car operations such as AutoNation and CarMax. As...Read More»

1999 Lexus Sport Coupe concept
1999 Tokyo Motor Show: Big Japan

A Shinkansen bullet train whisks itself away from Tokyo’s sleek Ueno train station, bound for the farthest reaches of Japan’s major islands. It uses countless supercomputers and microcircuits to deliver its passengers comfortably and safely, in an environmentally conscious way, all while...Read More»

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Ramblings for Oct. 11, 1999

Changing of the guards This has been an eventful week for two new American racing teams. Johnny Herbert of the Ford-owned Stewart Formula 1 team won the European Grand Prix. This is only the second time a former F1 world champion has fielded a winning team bearing his name, a feat previously...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of October 4, 1999

FORD, UAW REACH AGREEMENTDC HQ RUMORS FLYDC TO BUILD BRUTE-UTEAUDI TT GETS HANDLING FIXFORD, PEUGEOT INK DIESEL DEALSTATE FARM NAILED FOR USING ‘FAKE’ PARTSEPA ORDERS BIG TRUCKS CLEANMERCURY TO LIVE?L-M HEATS UP WEB WARSAUTOBYTEL STARTS AUCTIONS FORD, UAW REACH AGREEMENT After weeks of...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of October 4, 1999

FORD, UAW REACH AGREEMENTDC HQ RUMORS FLYDC TO BUILD BRUTE-UTEAUDI TT GETS HANDLING FIXFORD, PEUGEOT INK DIESEL DEALSTATE FARM NAILED FOR USING ‘FAKE’ PARTSEPA ORDERS BIG TRUCKS CLEANMERCURY TO LIVE?L-M HEATS UP WEB WARSAUTOBYTEL STARTS AUCTIONS FORD, UAW REACH AGREEMENT After weeks of...Read More»

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