1999

Week of September 27, 1999
Week of September 27, 1999

DC SHAKES UP BOARDMBUSA’S JACKSON TO HEAD AUTONATIONSMART RACE DOWN TO 1IS PLYMOUTH DEAD?HONDA GETS INSIGHTFORD GOES ONLINE WITH MICROSOFTMERCURY LOSES ITS MYSTIQUENEW AIRBAG STANDARD BREWING?FORD, CAW REACH TERMSGM, FORD TELL SUPPLIERS TO ‘GET GREEN’BREED FILES FOR CHAPTER 11VW BUILDS 100...Read More»

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1999 Frankfurt Show, Part II

OOH, THAT SMARTS. Just a day before the Frankfurt show’s press preview came word that the head of DaimlerChrysler's troubled Smart car operation is quitting because of differences over how to market the microcompact two-seater. Lars Brorsen's resignation will take effect Oct. 1. But despite this...Read More»

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1999 Frankfurt Auto Show Index

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1999 Frankfurt Show: DC Goes Global

To be or not to be — for the Chrysler side of global auto giant DaimlerChrysler AG, the real question is whether or not to be a serious player outside the home North American market. It’s been decades since the former Chrysler Corp. made any serious attempt to compete abroad. But now, with...Read More»

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Ramblings for Sept. 20, 1999

Art and Science Lots of times we hear slogans and kind of snicker at their message, finding it inappropriate to the company or product. Cadillac has been touting "Art and Science" as its mantra, and it fits the company like a glove. With a completely new product line on the horizon and a worldwide...Read More»

1999 Bugatti Chiron
1999 Frankfurt Show, Part I

One only has to look at a map of the Frankfurt Motor Show to get an idea of its importance. The event, which takes place every other year, fills more than a dozen convention halls and sprawls over nearly a square mile. The Motor Show coincides with what is on line to become a record-breaking year...Read More»

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Ramblings for Sept. 13, 1999

The age of surveillance In the last 20 years, our evening news has been flooded with images from surveillance cameras, and they have completely revised the complexion of crime and misbehaviors. Stores, offices and police cars have cameras that provide an unbiased and unblinking eye. In Europe...Read More»

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Ramblings for Sept. 5, 1999

By land or by air There is a natural tie between aircraft and automobiles. Styling and streamlining went hand in hand, and cars since the 1950s have taken design inspiration from the jet age. In the '70s, racing and fuel economy put cars into wind tunnels, but the ties don’t stop there. Sure, car...Read More»

1999 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
1999 Woodward Dream Cruise, Part III

Look at me, look at me! You’ll have to excuse this anxious driver. The post-War, German-made Isetta was not only a little, um, odd-looking, but it was one of the smallest cars on the road, then or now. Among its many unusual features was the front-opening door. This particular Isetta was...Read More»

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1999 Woodward Dream Cruise, Part ll

Rub-a-dub-dub, two men (and a woman) in a tub. This custom trailer may be the ultimate timesaver, a way to combine your daily ablutions with your morning commute! The community bathtub on wheels (with a working showerhead) was just one of the more, um, unusual modes of transportation to show up for...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima
1999 Woodward Dream Cruise, Part l

This year, it is even more obvious that the appeal of the Dream Cruise is not limited to those who grew up during the rise of hot rodding. Larry Garrison of Southgate, Michigan bought this 1969 Pontiac Firebird convertible shortly before last year's Dream Cruise. He recently purchased a Plymouth...Read More»

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1999 Woodward Dream Cruise

Think of it as a rolling time capsule, a way to turn the clock back to another era when the term "cruising" had nothing to do with the Internet. Indeed, there wasn't an Internet, and not that many superhighways. In Detroit, long before they cut the jagged scar that became Interstate 75, there was...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Car Clips for Aug. 9, 1999

New IRL engines While rumors are once again on the rise for a settlement between CART and IRL factions that control Indy car racing, the Indy Racing League has announced new engine rules for 2000. These no longer require that the engines be based on a stock powerplant, but require that they be sold...Read More»

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Week of July 19, 1999

FORD EARNS Q2 RECORD $2.5 BILLION GM IS FORTUNE 500’S TOP COMPANY NEW SEAT BELTS STRETCH FOR SAFETY RANGER, TRACKER CATCH CAIR IN TESTS MINIS, SUVS TO RULE AUTO PRODUCTION MITSU MULLING AMERICAN-MADE SUV GRAND CHEROKEE SLOWS DOWN GM TO TAKE SAAB? USED-CAR WEB SITES TO MERGE NISSAN NEEDS TO TURN...Read More»

1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT
Week of July 5, 1999

JUNE SALES STAY HOT BUICK CITY TURNS OUT THE LIGHTS GM BUYS INTO HUMMER EPA WANTS CLEAN-AIR RULES BACK DC SAYS MINIVANS ARE SAFE FEDS LOOK INTO GM TRUCKS FORD RECALLS CONTOUR/MYSTIQUE DC REVAMPS STYLING DEPARTMENT IT'S CURTAINS FOR 3000GT, CUTLASS GHOSN TAKES RENAULT TO NISSAN KELLER GOES TO...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of June 16, 1999

AIRBAGS WON'T MEET NEW STANDARDS GM ARMS TRUNKS AGAINST LOCK-INS AMERICANS WANT TOUGHER SUV EMISSIONS FORD TO PASS GM? GM EXPECTS TO REGAIN SHARE MITSU RECALLS A HALF-MILLION SATURN EXTENDS ENGINE WARRANTIES MITSU, FIAT TO UNITE? FORD EXECS ON THE MERRY-GO-ROUND FORD BUYS INTO EXTENDED WARRANTIES...Read More»

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Week of May 31, 1999

CARS MORE AFFORDABLE IN FIRST QUARTER NHTSA WARNS ON DC MINIVANSFORD TRUCKS TO GO LOW (EMISSIONS)DEVILLE DEFROCKEDLICENSE INFO FIGHT GOES TO SUPREME COURTNISSAN SETS MAXIMA, XTERRA PRICINGFORD RECALLS VIC AND MARQUISMAZDA SEES FIRST BLACK IN SIX YEARSNISSAN LOSES $281 MIL IN ’98NISSAN, RENAULT...Read More»

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1999 TCC Buyer's Guide

Saturn generated some excitement with its new three-door coupe for the 1999 model-year, and the company has announced that it will introduce two new midsize models as competition for imports such as the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. The third door on the coupe is not a traditional hatchback. It is...Read More»

1999 BMW 323i Convertible
1999 New York Auto Show

New York leads the nation in many ways — fine dining, good theater, heart attacks had in taxis, probably. Usually, it doesn’t lead in car introductions. But this year’s New York International Auto Show, the 99th promo of new cars in the Big Apple, hosted more than a handful of vehicle debuts...Read More»

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