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Volvo Drops Hot Rod On SEMA

When you start with a bag of Volvo S80 parts, you usually get two things: a S80 and mildly confused. But when Volvo engineers do the same thing, they come up with madness like the T6 hot rod coming to the SEMA show this week. The hand-built racer gets its twin-turbo six from the S80 mounted in the...

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Ford GTX1 Charges Ahead at SEMA

Ford's the company of few words when it comes to this GTX1 concept. The roofless version of the GT supercar will be shown off at next week's SEMA aftermarket show in Vegas -... read more October 27, 2005 by  5


 
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F1: We Are The Champions

As Fernando Alonso swept over the finish-line of the Chinese Grand Prix and made sure that Renault won the F1 Constructors’ Championship, he broke into song, with a... read more October 26, 2005 by  0


 
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WJR Auto Report: Ford's Own Troubles

There’s been a lot written about the problems at General Motors in recent months. Indeed, the automaker seemed to almost encourage the reporting of bad news as part of... read more October 25, 2005 by  0


 

California Girls Give Good Valet

It’s standard practice in Hollywood to ask your waitress what roles she’s auditioning for. But your valet? That’s the promise of California Girls Valet... read more October 24, 2005 by  0


 

Less Skin at SEMA

It might run counter to the crowd’s baser desires, but the annual SEMA show taking place next week will be a tamer place, thanks to new guidelines distributed to... read more October 24, 2005 by  3


 
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Racing Results: October 21-23, 2005

The leaves are starting to turn, and so are the pages in racing’s 2005 history book. NASCAR’s championship chases got one step closer to completion with the Nextel Cup... read more October 24, 2005 by  0


 
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Green Machines Color Tokyo Show

Green Machines Color Tokyo Show White has traditionally been the most popular color for Japanese motorists, but at this year's Tokyo Motor Show, the dominant hue is green... read more October 24, 2005 by  0


 
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What Do the Japanese Know That We Don't About Hybrids?

What do the Japanese know about hybrid-electric vehicles that Americans don't? Or is it the other way around? HEVs had a several-year head start in the Japanese market, and... read more October 23, 2005 by  7


 
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2005 Tokyo Show: Last Words

TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (10/3/2005) Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. 2005 Tokyo Motor Show Index by TCC Team (10/18/2005) Best New... read more October 23, 2005 by  0


 

Audi's Siren Song

Audiences attending the Tokyo Motor Show and last month’s Frankfurt auto show may have been overwhelmed by the number of SUVs on display. But one SUV in particular drew... read more October 20, 2005 by  0


 
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Nissan’s Bridge to Embarrassment

"Ignorance is no excuse" is the old adage about, say, being nailed for exceeding a speed limit you didn't know existed. But it's hard to figure how U. S. Nissan marketing... read more October 20, 2005 by  4


 
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Shaking Things Up in Tokyo

OK, I have to admit that my beat isn't quite as risky as covering the war in Iraq, but we auto scribes often have to put up with more than just bad food and slow cars. Or so... read more October 20, 2005 by  0


 

Mazda Raffles Off History

Mazda design boss Moray Callum turned bingo caller at a Tokyo Motor Show preview event. He told journalists to look at the number on the back of their name badge, and if... read more October 20, 2005 by  0


 
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SPECIAL REPORT: 2005 Tokyo Motor Show

SPECIAL REPORT: 2005 Tokyo Motor Show TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (10/3/2005) Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. 2005 Tokyo Motor Show Index by... read more October 20, 2005 by  0


 

Damn You, Daihatsu

Tokyo’s motor show is a tempting festival of tiny, zippy vehicles that never make it to America. And Toyota affiliate Daihatsu has a virtual forest of shapely, fun... read more October 19, 2005 by  2


 

 
 

 
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