2000

Ramblings for Feb. 14, 2000
Ramblings for Feb. 14, 2000

Underdogs rule at Daytona’s 24 hours The whole world loves the underdog, and great drama accompanies the triumph of an unexpected winner. A few times in the history of 24-hour races a car from one of the lesser classes has won overall, but in the past those victories have been diminished by small...Read More»

2000 Toyota Tacoma
2000 Chicago Show: Trucks and Stuff

CHICAGO — If there were a buzzword from this year’s Chicago auto show, it’d be trucks. Not only are trucks and sport-utes still trendy, but in terms of sales, they’re clearly taking center stage. Joining them at this year’s Chicago show were the next wave of utility — hybrids and...Read More»

2000 Nissan Frontier Super Sport concept
2000 Chicago Auto Show, Part I

BUCKLE UP FOR SAFETY Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 10 in the U.S., noted Jim Hall, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Yet a sizable share of those deaths could be prevented, he stressed. But it will take more than just buckling...Read More»

Chevrolet Corvette C7R race car  -  live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show
2000 Chicago Auto Show Index

Auto Show Drama 2001 Kia Rio The 00' Chicago Auto Show The 00' Chicago Show - Day One The 00' Chicago Auto Show, Day Two Chicago Trucks and Other StuffRead More»

Ford 24.7 truck
2000 Detroit Show: Ford's 24.7

Aside from treacherous behavior on behalf of fellow press (how much flesh is a press kit worth, in reality?), the biggest disappointment of the recent Detroit Auto Show was Ford's 24-7 concept car, shown in the form of a bland trio of sedan, wagon and pickup. Compared to the massed ranks of...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Week of January 24, 2000

BMW COMMITTED TO ROLLSGM’S SALES VEEP RETIRESCHRYSLER, MERCEDES TO SHARE ENGINESHONDA TO SELL LARGE SUVSGM EARNINGS FALLSTUDY REAFFIRMS TRUCK POPULARITYHYBRIDS TO BE 20 PERCENT OF FUTURE SALESDAEWOO’S FOREIGN, LOCAL CREDITORS COLLIDEGAS PRICES AT 3 ½ YEAR HIGHJEEPS, DURANGOS RECALLEDNOKIA...Read More»

Meritor sponsorship
2000 Detroit Show: The Final Word

Barry Gilcrest stood wide-eyed and slack-jawed, staring at the Jaguar F-Type concept car tucked neatly into a corner of Detroit’s Cobo Hall. "I’ve always loved Jags," said the suburban auto parts salesman, "and this one, well, I just have to have it." "I just have to have it," gushed Barry...Read More»

2000 BMW M3 convertible
2000 Detroit Auto Show III

MORE MERGER MANIA? Is there another merger in store for DaimlerChrysler? It may be a necessity, top company officials acknowledged during a series of interviews with TheCarConnection.com. "We are open," suggested board member Juergen Hubbert, when asked if his company is seeking a new partner. Asia...Read More»

Citroën C4 Cactus Airflow Concept  -  2014 Paris Auto Show
2000 Los Angeles Auto Show

2000 Los Angeles Auto Show by Tara Mello (12/13/1999) 2000 L.A. Photo Gallery I by Jill Amadio (1/10/2000) 2000 L.A. Photo Gallery II by Jill Amadio (1/10/2000)Read More»

2000 Mercedes SLA concept
2000 Detroit Auto Show II

The most remarkable thing about the 2000 Detroit auto show thus far isn’t the staggering cost of the displays (clocked in at $350 million by the Detroit papers), or the stunning number of international journalists attending the show – some 7000, by count of the organizers. The most remarkable...Read More»

2000 Rolls Royce Corniche, Los Angeles Auto Show
2000 L.A. Photo Gallery I

PONTIAC MINTS "SAV" AZTEK Coining a new phrase for its "sport recreation vehicle," a crossover station wagon/sport-utility vehicle, Pontiac's new little all-wheel-drive Aztek adventurer has a wide-track chassis and an all-speed traction control system. It’s derived from the Montana minivan’s...Read More»

2000 Porsche Carerra
2000 L.A. Photo Gallery II

SILVER-SKINNED MOUNTAINEER IS NEXT MERC This uncluttered, dependable-looking concept sport-ute is scheduled to make it into dealer showrooms as a production model mid-year. A vertical hi-tech satin aluminum grill and short front overhang set it apart from competitors. Well-proportioned, clean lines...Read More»

Vlingo InCar beta
Week of January 3, 2000

A RECORD-BUILDING YEAR FOR AUTOMAKERSTOYOTA MAKES A MILLIONDC EARNINGS HIT A PEAKGAS HITS DECADE HIGHFORD, CHEVY GET 70+MPGMERCURY, VOLVO TO GET QUASI-UTE?HONDA, SATURN GET FOUR STARSRENAULT FANCIES SAMSUNGMAZDA EYES EURO OUTPUTNEW CENTURY, NEW RECALLS A RECORD-BUILDING YEAR FOR AUTOMAKERS Last...Read More»

Nissan Sway Concept  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show live photos
2000 Detroit Auto Show Index

2000 North American International Auto Show Preview Auto Shows of Yore GM's 'Innovative' Concepts Detroit Auto Show I Detroit Auto Show II Detroit Auto Show III Detroit Auto Show IV Detroit Auto Show V Detroit Auto Show VI Renault to Back into U.S. Yoostabees Visits the Future Green Machines at the...Read More»

2000 Nissan Pathfinder
2000 L.A. Auto Show Preview

The Greater Los Angeles Auto Show will be the first major international auto show of 2000. When it opens to the public on January 8, visitors will get a chance to view the world debuts of at least 17 vehicles. This week at The Car Connection, we’re offering you this special sneak peek of a...Read More»

2000 Chrysler Cirrus
Ramblings for Nov. 1, 1999

Volvo, Ford and Fisher-Price pioneer new child seats Despite all the care and attention paid by parents to protecting their progeny, surveys have shown that up to 85 percent of children are not properly strapped into child seats. A lot of this is the result of confusion, but bad design is equally...Read More»

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