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Archive: June 2006

 
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Kerkorian Wants GM/Renault/Nissan

Kirk Kerkorian knows how to stir a pot. In a letter to GM CEO Rick Wagoner, Kerkorian suggests that GM needs to explore a partnership with Renault-Nissan, which he apparently has already approached about such a deal. Kerkorian sees the French-Japanese alliance taking a "significant minority...

June 30, 2006 by  2
 
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Racing Results: June 23-25, 2006

It was another busy weekend for race fans, with just about everybody in the business doing the business. Formula 1 made the first stop on its two-race North American swing in... read more June 26, 2006 by 


 

What’s On Your Fender?

Badges, brightwork and vents are automotive “jewelry.” Designers use them to break up large surface areas, to telegraph the brand or make of a vehicle to owners and... read more June 23, 2006 by 


 
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Miata Gets Retractable Hardtop

Miata Gets Retractable Hardtop The hardtop convertible trend has struck Mazda, and years of speculation will come to a head at the British International Motor Show next month... read more June 21, 2006 by 


 
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Racing News and Notes, June 19

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • Fisichella Renews with Renault: Renault announced last week that they have renewed Giancarlo Fisichella’s... read more June 19, 2006 by 


 
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Detroit Hurt in "Total Quality" Study

Detroit Hurt in "Total Quality" Study Detroit automakers fielded winners in eight of 20 different product segments in the latest Total Quality Study, General Motors matching... read more June 19, 2006 by 


 
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Racing Results: June 16-18, 2006

For sports car fans, this was the biggest weekend of the year, as the 74th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans took place in France, featuring most of the world’s top... read more June 18, 2006 by 


 
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Ford Confirms Mexican Plan

Flint: Minivans Tell the GM, Ford Story by Jerry Flint (6/18/2006) It’s 17 years and they haven’t been able to get them right yet. And they don’t even care! Detroit... read more June 18, 2006 by 


 

The Week in Reverse

"So I moved everybody from Hellay to freakin' Nashville. You got a problem with that?" Ladies and gentlemen, Joe Pesci! Piece by piece, they're turning our Honda Element into... read more June 17, 2006 by 


 

Army Restoring Vehicles for Iraqi Army

Reprinted with permission from Army News Service By Spc. Lee Elder MUQDADIYAH, Iraq - What began as a way to alleviate mechanics' boredom between jobs has turned into a... read more June 14, 2006 by  5


 

So This Explains A German Pope?

The return of the 5.0-liter V-10 diesel Touareg to the VW lineup has been a longer journey than company executives expected. The company has imported more than 600 of these... read more June 12, 2006 by  1


 

VW Jilting Detroit for L.A.

VW will be shifting its interests from the Detroit show to the Los Angeles auto show, now set for November on the show-circuit calendar. VW has struggled with location inside... read more June 12, 2006 by 


 
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A Parting Slap from Ford?

General alert to companies in the throes of downsizing: before you go sending out backslapping certificates to longstanding employees, make sure they’re still with the... read more June 12, 2006 by  1


 
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Racing News and Notes, June 12

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • All Quiet on the Schumacher Front: There was a lot of noise being made last week about the scheduled meeting of... read more June 12, 2006 by 


 
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Racing Results: June 9-11, 2006

School’s out, and it’s time for lots of families to hit the road for vacation. This past weekend, you could have gotten your racing fix at England’s historic... read more June 12, 2006 by 


 

NASCAR Hooks Up With Scientology

Is NASCAR being invaded by an even stronger force? The Church of Scientology, no stranger to trading a little paint with Oprah Winfrey and Brooke Shields through the human... read more June 9, 2006 by 


 
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