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Bromance, Car-Guy Style [GM Hearts Jalopnik and Vice Versa]
Bromance, Car-Guy Style [GM Hearts Jalopnik and Vice Versa]

These days, everyone's a-Tweetin', PR peeps included. So we're used to a regular diet of links, photos, and the occasional Deep Thought from the indefatigably outgoing Travis Parman of General Motors, who spends an enormous amount of time re-Tweeting comments on the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. And, when...Read More»

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Video: Lambo LP 670-4 SV Torments Tarmac

Happy Friday the 13th y'all. Check the feral Lamorghini LP 670-4 SV above, eyes glinting through canted headlights, wailing 12-cylinder heart breathing through straked gray vents. This thing looks like the automotive antidote to the Batmobile as it drifts in a murky underground world, a bad-boy...Read More»

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Gaywheels Wants To Know: What's Your Ride?

Gaywheels.com has dragged a lot of data out of the closet since its launch in June 2005.  Prior to its existence, it was easy to fall back on stereotypes when describing what the LGBT population drove (Lesbaru anyone?).  Then the site began publishing what their users were researching and that...Read More»

Tesla Roadster NYC
'08/'09 Tesla Roadster Driven By AllCarsElectric In NYC

Sister site AllCarsElectric.com spent a day quietly blasting around New York City in a Tesla Roadster, the all-electric icon for the petroleum-free automotive movement. Site creator and New York neurologist Lyle Dennis found the Lotus Elise-based, carbon fiber-bodied roadster to be swift, tidy...Read More»

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Audi TT RS: Sonorous Turbo Five Spits Out 300+ Hp

Audi, the biggest defender of the oddball five-cylinder powerplant back in the 80s, plops a healthy one into its upcoming TT RS coupe that debuts at the Geneva Motor Show. The 2.5-liter unit presumably shares architecture with the VW five of the same size and powering the Rabbit/Golf and Jetta. But...Read More»

2009 Honda Fit
2009 Honda Fit Rises To The Top In Consumer Reports Comparo

Consumer Reports' March issue rated the 2009 Honda Fit tops in a test of five subcompact hatchbacks and sedans. Against the Chevrolet Aveo, Nissan Versa, Suzuki SX4, and Toyota Yaris, CR found the Honda presented the most compelling mix of practicality, efficiency, enjoyable driving, impressive...Read More»

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Playboy Names Dodge Challenger SRT8 'Hottest American Revival'

Seen the February issue of Playboy Magazine yet? If you're one of the thousands who claim they read the magazine - "just for the articles" - then you'll know that Hef and the girls picked the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 as the "Hottest American Revival." The award was bestowed as part of Playboy's...Read More»

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Toyota Cries Foul In Hybrid Comparo: 'Camry Bigger Than Fusion'

Long a Toyota selling point, fuel efficiency is now a sales strategy even the slow-to-follow domestics are quickly adopting. Ford pulled a huge surprise out of its pocket with the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, which not only beats the Camry hybrid in EPA efficiency (33/34 Camry hybrid, 41/36 Fusion...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
High Gear Media Revs Up With Mustang, Camaro and Challenger

The news from the auto industry is bleak--unless you're writing about cars here at High Gear Media. High Gear Media is off to a great start in 2009, with record traffic at our flagship site, TheCarConnection.com. But TCC is just the beginning of a growing network of Web sites that will explore...Read More»

2009 Nissan GT-R
TheCarConnection and Yahoo! Get In Gear

Just before the 2009 Detroit auto show gets underway, TheCarConnection.com and High Gear Media have a nice bit of news to share: a new content distribution agreement we've done with the good folks at Yahoo! Starting today, our unique  "meta" reviews are now available on Yahoo! Autos. We're excited...Read More»

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WWSD? CAR Asks Automakers to Design St. Nick's Sleigh

Now Dasher! Now Datsun, now Peugeot and Vauxhall! On Comet! On Cooper! On Kia and Bristol! Thanks, CAR magazine, for providing a bit of levity and some smiles despite a dreary economy, layoffs, and plant closures galore. CAR tapped automakers' design studios to create interpretations of what...Read More»

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"Death to the Embargo:" TechCrunch Draws Line in Sand

Michael Arrington of TechCrunch, fed up with the press release embargo game of hot and cold played between PR folks and journalists (especially online journalists), is taking the bold stance of completely ignoring embargoes altogether. His post excoriates a system that encourages media outlets to...Read More»

Motor City Dream Garages
Twelve Days of Christmas: Motor City Dream Garages

This Christmas, purchase the book that takes you on an intimate tour of 20 incredible garages throughout Detroit. In "Motor City Dream Garages," journalist Rex Roy gives you an intimate look at collections held by garages like Henry Ford's Fair Lane in Dearborn (referred to as "The First Dream...Read More»

Spare Change
Is GM's Biggest Problem Too Much Emphasis on Profit?

Were you aware that GM started development on the minivan a decade before Chrysler introduced that concept to the marketplace in the 1980s? Or that GM had invested considerable money into research and development of hybrid vehicles in the 1970s? The company also stopped development of a rotary...Read More»

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Detroit's Problems with Small Cars Started Decades Ago

The New York Times' Autos section provides great insight into U.S. automakers' storied inability to create, build, and market successful small vehicles. The article, "Detroit's Small Packages Arrived, and Left, Early," starts the story with the steep U.S. recession of 50 years ago. Answering the...Read More»

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Ford F-150 Snags Motor Trend Truck of the Year

We already knew that Texans like the new 2009 Ford F-150; now the editors of Motor Trend add their vote to Ford's bread-and-butter pickup truck. The F-series--and the SUVs whose architecture it shares--was once Ford's lifeblood, and while it still sells in respectable numbers its sales are...Read More»

2010 Acura NSX (rumored)
Rumored Acura NSX Has Front-Mounted V-10

Am I the only one disappointed by the rumored Honda/Acura NSX as presented over at Autocar? It looks to my eye like the meeting of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and Nissan's just-launched 370Z. Both attractive cars, indeed, but neither one possessing the NSX's legendary mid-engine layout, unique...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
U.K.'s Autocar Weighs In on "Weirdest" L.A. Auto Show

We all know that the domestics had less of a presence at the L.A. Auto Show due to harsh economic realities and just the daily struggle of staying solvent. But Autocar weighed in with their uniquely British perspective on the view from the floor in L.A., calling it "the weirdest US motor show...Read More»

2009 Nissan GT-R
Nissan GT-R Clinches Motor Trend 2009 Car of the Year

Continuing its penchant for pithy one-liners, Motor Trend doles out a parade of them while gushing over its winner of the 2009 Car of the Year contest, the 2009 Nissan GT-R. Here's a brief sampling from Angus MacKenzie, editor-in-chief: "no 2009 contender crushes our criteria like the GT-R...the...Read More»

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