2005

Fifty Years of James Dean
Fifty Years of James Dean

Fifty years ago today James Dean wound up his Porsche Spyder at his Hollywood home and headed for the high desert—and the history books (and trashier celebrity tomes like Hollywood Babylon). While his three movies (Giant, East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause—the first two won him...Read More»

2005 Toyota Echo
40-MPG Site Says Americans Want More Taxes

Is it heat of the moment in the post-Katrina, pre-Rita calamity? Or do Americans really believe that we should fix our energy problems by taxing corporations more for doing what corporations are meant to do – make money? That’s the big question left by the release of a new poll from the...Read More»

2007 Volvo C70
2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part IV

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005) Ford Motor Company is in upheaval again, and it was outgoing Premier Automotive Group executive and new Ford chief of the Americas Mark Fields who presided over the company’s interlinked press conferences. Ford and its various arms presented...Read More»

2005 Peugeot 20CUP concept
2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part V

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005) Toyota RAV4 Toyota introduced the third-generation RAV4 on the Frankfurt stand. Although the model is popular in the States, according to Toyota it’s also Europe’s best-selling SUV. In the European market, the RAV4 will offer Toyota ’s new...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Rear Seats
Racing Results: August 26-28, 2005

Another busy weekend for race fans, with NASCAR rocking the house with all three divisions at the wonderful Bristol Motor Speedway bullring, IRL on the road course at Infineon for the first time, Champ Car in Montreal along with Trans-Am and Toyota Atlantic, Grand-Am at Mid-Ohio and the World Rally...Read More»

Dream Stamps for Dream Cruise

Even as Dream Cruise vehicles, many worth thousands, were warming up for the annual rolling parking lot called Woodward Avenue, the U.S. Postal Service was officially unveiling special postage stamps and postal cards for 37 cents each. “The five collectible cars. the ‘53 Chevrolet...Read More»

2005 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder concept
2005 Frankfurt Show Preview, Part II

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (8/10/2005)   Volvo C70 At the IAA auto show in Frankfurt this September, Volvo will unveil its new C70 coupe convertible. The Swedish car manufacturer has released the first details and pictures of the car that will be available in the spring of 2006...Read More»

2005 Geely, Frankfurt Auto Show
2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index

SHOW NEWS 2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part I by TCC Team (9/12/2005)VW Eos, Benz S-Class and ML63, Jeep Patriot and Compass. 2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part II by Bengt Halvorson (9/12/2005)Smart Crosstown, Skoda Octavia, Mitsubishi Sportback. 2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part III by Marty Padgett...Read More»

2005 Daimler
2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview

TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (8/1/2005)Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. 2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (8/10/2005) The trickle of Frankfurt Auto Show teasers is growing into a steady stream, with an even further upmarket sedan from Jaguar, confirmation of...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Front Seats
Racing Results: July 29-31, 2005

It seems odd to have a weekend with no NASCAR Nextel Cup racing, but that’s what we had. Hopefully it allowed some of the other series to get some sorely needed attention. There was plenty of other racing to enjoy, with Formula 1 at the Hungaroring, NASCAR’s Busch Series in St. Louis, the IRL...Read More»

Gentlemen, Start Your TiVos

TV and cars just don't get along. At least that's what I thought ten years ago, when I was standing on the side of the road, dripping sweat in 100-degree weather outside Pittsburgh, trying to tape a five-second segment on a Chevrolet Lumina for the first of many ill-fated attempts to put Car and...Read More»

Finding and Fixing Those Mysterious Gremlins

Have you ever had a mysterious problem pop up on your car that is as vexing as it is unexplainable? I've been running into a bunch of them lately, and it's making me increasingly worried about all the technology being loaded into today's sophisticated automobiles. Right now, I'm sitting on the...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Aztek 4-door All Purpose FWD Rear Exterior View
GM's Mistaken Replay

If you want to know why General Motors has turned out a long series of duds like the Pontiac Aztek, Richard Wagoner offered something of an explanation near the tail end of his press conference in Wilmington, Del. -- and apparently no one in GM's top management noticed. "If we had a chance to rerun...Read More»

2005 Saturn L-Series L300 4-door Sedan Tail Light
GM recalls 291,652 Saturns L-Series in the USA

OK, so what else can go wrong with GM? Let’s see: the Fiat Fiasco, the incentive game fiasco, the junk bond market fiasco, the most recalls in the USA this year fiasco; not pretty! General Motors Corp., one of the biggest corporate bond issuers in history, joined the junk bond market recently...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Steering Wheel
Racing Results: May 20-22, 2005

By John Gardner If you couldn’t find some racing to enjoy this past weekend, you just weren’t trying. Almost everybody in the business was doing the business, with Formula 1 in Monaco, NASCAR in Charlotte for the Nextel All-Star Challenge along with the Craftsman Truck Series, IRL at Indy for...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Dashboard
Racing Results: May 2, 2005

By John Gardner The racing this past weekend was far-flung and action-packed. NASCAR destroyed a few million dollars’ worth of machinery at Talladega with the Nextel Cup and Busch Series while the Craftsman Truck Series behaved itself nicely at St. Louis’ Gateway International Raceway, the IRL...Read More»

Bentley Grand Convertible Concept  -  2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
2005 New York Auto Show, Part I

2005 New York Auto Show Index by TCC Team (3/21/2005) Lutz Shoots the Messenger Times are tough at General Motors, but while the automaker had to shell out $2 billion to pay off former partner, Fiat, cancel product and platform programs, idle plants, increase project losses 50-fold and boost...Read More»

Nissan IDx Freeflow Concept  -  2013 Tokyo Motor Show
2005 New York Auto Show Index

News 2005 New York Auto Show, Part I by TCC Team (3/22/2005) Lutz shoots the messenger, Lexus hybrids and 'Stang GT500. 2005 New York Auto Show, Part II by TCC Team (3/22/2005) Hyundai Azera, Jeep Commander, Benz R-Class and XLR-V. 2005 New York Auto Show, Part III by TCC Team (3/23/2005) Porsche...Read More»

2005 BMW 7-Series 745Li 4-door Sedan Rear Exterior View
2005 Geneva Motor Show, Part VIII

2005 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/28/2005) BMW 3-Series TCC has driven the completely renewed BMW 3-Series, but the model’s official debut for the public didn’t happen until Geneva . The fifth generation of the highly successful compact sports saloon offers more interior space and...Read More»

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