2003

2003 Tokyo Motor Show Part II
2003 Tokyo Motor Show Part II

2003 Tokyo Motor Show Index (10/21/2003) Where Are the Wackymobiles? Call them “fantasies in chrome,” if you wish, auto shows have traditionally been a showcase for over-the-top ideas. And no show typically features more of the way-out models than the biennial Tokyo motor fest at Makuhari...Read More»

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2003 Tokyo Motor Show Index

WJR: Tokyo Show Begins by TCC Team (10/20/2003) 2003 Tokyo Motor Show Preview by TCC Team (10/21/2003) Halfway around the world, the obsession's the same: wheels. 2003 Tokyo Motor Show, Part I by Joseph Szczesny (10/22/2003) Honda's trio of concepts, and dollar fights yen. 2003 Tokyo Motor Show...Read More»

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Racing Results: 10/20/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX • 2003 Formula 1 World Drivers Champion – Michael Schumacher (6X; Schumacher has surpassed Juan Manuel Fangio in F1 World Drivers Championships) • 2003 Formula 1 Manufacturers Champion – Ferrari NASCAR WINSTON CUP 10/19 Subway 500, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
DAILY EDITION: Oct. 15, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Oct. 15, 2003 Spy Shots: 2005 Chevy Corvette Don’t look for a carbon-fiber body and aluminum hydroformed frame on the new C6 Corvette — they’re reserved for the Le Mans effort. But shown here is the latest spy photo of the C6 Corvette coupe, photographed just hours ago...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing Results: 10/13/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX Next Race: 10/12 Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka, Japan (3.64-mi. road course; 53 laps; 192.986-mi. race distance; 1:00 a.m. ET; SPEED Live) NASCAR WINSTON CUP 10/11 UAW-GM Quality 500, Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Concord, NC (1.5-mi quad-oval; 334...Read More»

Dr. Kay Segler
DAILY EDITION: Oct. 9, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Oct. 9, 2003 Chrysler Unveils Production 300C/Magnum The production versions of the Chrysler 300C sedan and Dodge Magnum sports tourer concepts were quietly introduced in New York October 7, with marketing execs proclaiming this the most significant model rollout for Chrysler...Read More»

2000 Toyota 4Runner
DAILY EDITION: Oct. 8, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Oct. 8, 2003 NHTSA Establishes New Rollover Test Federal safety regulators Tuesday announced a new test designed to better measure how likely cars, trucks, and sport-utility vehicles are to roll over during emergency driving conditions. But the new test is primarily directed at...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing Results: 10/6/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX Next race: 10/12 Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka, Japan (3.64-mi. road course; 53 laps; 192.986-mi. race distance; 1:00 a.m. ET; SPEED Live) NASCAR WINSTON CUP 10/05 Banquet 400 presented by ConAgra Foods, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS...Read More»

Anti-Sleep Pilot (ASP) system
DAILY EDITION: Oct. 7, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Oct. 7, 2003 RELAY Gets Saturn’s First Metal Bod When it joins the rest of the Saturn lineup in the 2005 model year, the RELAY “crossover sport van” won’t just be Saturn’s first minivan —it’ll be the brand’s first vehicle with a mostly sheetmetal body. Most...Read More»

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DAILY EDITION: Sept. 29, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Sept. 29, 2003 Oct. Sales Slip — But How Much? Sales of new cars appear to have slipped from their lofty peaks reached in July and August. Reports from manufacturers and analysts alike indicated that annual sales rate for September will be down to around 16.5 million, which...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing Results: 9/29/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX 9/28 U.S. Grand Prix, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN (73 Laps; 1:33:35.997 Race Time) -- From seventh on the grid, Michael Schumacher made a great start to rocket up to fourth by the first corner, squeezing past teammate Rubens Barrichello at Turn One...Read More»

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DAILY EDITION: Sept. 25, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Sept. 25, 2003 Honda Sells 20 Millionth Vehicle American Honda Motor Co. has reached a milestone in sales — the company has sold its 20 millionth vehicle in the U.S. The company first landed in the States in 1959, but sold its first vehicles in 1970, moving swiftly in...Read More»

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Racing Results: 9/22/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX Next Race: 9/28 U.S.Grand Prix, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN (1:30 p.m. ET; SPEED Live) NASCAR WINSTON CUP 9/21 MBNA America 400, Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE (1.0-Mi. Oval; 400 Laps) Ryan Newman, the only Winston Cup driver with more than four wins...Read More»

Ford Intelligent Vehicles preview
DAILY EDITION: Sept. 17, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Sept. 17, 2003 Millions Drive Under the Influence of Drugs A new study compiled by the Department of Health and Human Services finds that about 11 million Americans, and almost 20 percent of 21-year-olds, have driven while under the influence of illicit drugs. The study, based...Read More»

2004 Dodge Intrepid 4-door Sedan SE Rear Seats
Racing Results: 9/15/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX 9/14 Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy (53 laps; 1:14:19.838 Race Time; 5.294-Sec. Victory Margin) -- Michael Schumacher brought Ferrari their coveted 50th victory in the Italian Grand Prix, with Juan Pablo Montoya's HP/Williams-BMW in second, with Schumacher's teammate Rubens...Read More»

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SPECIAL REPORT: FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

 SPECIAL REPORT: FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW by TCC Team and Jens Meiners Get TCC’s Frankfurt coverage right now: 2003 Frankfurt Show, Part I by TCC Team (9/8/2003) Mazda3 breaks cover, Volvo gets small with S40, Aston unveils DB9. 2003 Frankfurt Show, Part II by TCC Team (9/9/2003) A vision from Benz...Read More»

2004 Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT
2003 Frankfurt Show, Part III

2003 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/8/2003) Mercedes-McLaren Partner for SLR It’s been a long time coming, but Mercedes-Benz has finally shown the super sports car it has developed in collaboration with Formula 1 constructors McLaren. It’s a 200 mph-plus supercar with a supercharged...Read More»

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2003 Frankfurt Auto Show Index

2003 Frankfurt Show Preview by TCC Team (9/7/2003) Mercedes and BMW assert their territorial rights. 2003 Frankfurt Show, Part I by TCC Team (9/8/2003) Mazda3 breaks cover, Volvo gets small with S40, Aston unveils DB9. 2003 Frankfurt Show, Part II by TCC Team (9/9/2003) A vision from Benz, an...Read More»

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Racing Results: 9/8/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX Next Race: 9/14 Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy (7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED) NASCAR WINSTON CUP 9/6 Chevy Rock & Roll 400, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA (0.75-Mi. Oval; 400 Laps) – Dominating late in the race, Ryan Newman held on through three restarts to win the...Read More»

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