Ferrari California News

Tax The Rich, Says Ferrari Boss
Tax The Rich, Says Ferrari Boss

Luca di Montezemolo, chairman of Ferrari, has a potential solution to the debt crisis in Italy: tax the rich, since asking the already-squeezed middle class to pay more is “scandalous.” In fact, the simple-but-elegant solution could be applied to any government debt crisis, including...Read More»

California's New Whale Tail Plate. Image: California Coastal Commission
New CA License Plate Saves Whales, Angers Original Artist

Another week, another license plate controversy. California has offered drivers a whale-themed license plate since 1997, when a Wyland-designed plate went on sale. The artist, famous for his marine-themed artwork, loaned his whale-tail image to the state for use on a plate funding coastal...Read More»

Clean Air Sticker
California Hybrid Drivers Lose Car-Pool Lane Privileges

Starting July 1st, solo drivers of hybrid cars in California will see their special pass to the car pool lane disappear. Since 2004, hybrid owners with a special permit were allowed entry into California’s High-Occupancy-Vehicle (HOV) lanes even when driving alone. The special yellow...Read More»

Car thief
Vehicle Theft Down But California Has 8 Of Top 10 Hot Spots, Report

The good news is that vehicle theft is down for the seventh consecutive year. The bad news – if you live in California – is that the state holds an unenviable eight of the top 10 hot spots. In a new report, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) says that preliminary FBI estimates...Read More»

cigarettes, taken by Flickr user Schnella Schnyder
Butt Out: New York Bans Smoking In Cars When Kids Are Present

Secondhand smoke kills – so it should come as no surprise that lawmakers would introduce a bill to ban smoking in cars where children are present. In fact, a New York lawmaker, Assemblyman David Weprin, has done just that. In the proposed New York legislation, the smoking ban would apply to...Read More»

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Skirting The Law: Disabled Parking Abuse On The Rise

In cash-strapped California, scofflaws parking illegally by using disabled parking placards when they’re perfectly able-bodied are in for a rude awakening. Sting operations are cracking down on the abuse in various high-traffic areas of cities, including Beverly Hills, Westwood (UCLA campus)...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
NADA Clarifies Position On California Ruling

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has clarified their position to TheCarConnection concerning a recent court ruling that allows California to continue to pass air pollution standards that are stricter than federal law. The U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that NADA and the U.S...Read More»

Texting while driving
Texting While Driving: California Cracks Down On OMG, 2L8?

California drivers with cell phones and texting devices in hand, beware. The Golden State has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and has pledged zero-tolerance enforcement on distracted driving throughout the month. That means--in theory, at least--drivers using hand-held cell...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Wagon 5dr Wagon 3.6L Performance RWD Front Seats
The Caddy that Zigs, Zags, and Makes Tails Wag

Unless you've been living under a rock, or really just aren't into cars, you've seen pictures of the beautiful all-new 2011 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V Coupes. Striking, bold and elegant, this Caddy single-handedly fixes everything that is wrong with the American automotive industry with it's agressive...Read More»

2009 Ferrari California
California Ferrari Style, More Floormat Woes, Kizashi Cash: Today At High Gear Media

First up this morning we have a look at the Ferrari California in its native environment: California. Executive Editor Marty Padgett hit the freeways and canyons of the Golden State to find out exactly what the most accessible of Ferraris has to offer, and the results are gorgeous to see. Read the...Read More»

2010 Ferrari F450 spy shots
Spy Shots: 2010 Ferrari F450

The latest test mules are on the streets, which makes a fall debut for the 2010 Ferrari F450 all the more likely--at least in concept form, according to German car magazine Auto Motor und Sport. The F450 has been spotted in prototype form, like the snippet seen here from a round of winter testing...Read More»

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