December

2007 Ford Verve Concept
2007 Ford Verve Concept

Say hello to Verve. Oops, sorry, that was the tag line for somebody else’s small car, but there’s little denying Ford’s need for a small, fuel-efficient and affordable alternative, something that could go up against the likes of the Toyota Yaris or Honda Fit. And from the hints theU.S...Read More»

2007 Callaway C16 Cabrio
Callaway Spins C16 Cabrio Into Javits

Reeves Callaway is letting his hair down — along with the roof of the new C16 Corvette, first shown in Los Angeles , last December. Heading cross-country, the well-known tuner rolled out the C16 Cabrio at the ’07 New York Auto Show. The tuner transformation that is the C16 starts with Corvette...Read More»

2008 Lexus IS-F
Lexus Shows Racy Side with LF-A, IS-F

AtDetroit, Lexus introduced a new sporting line, indicated simply by the letter ‘F’. According to Lexus Group VP Bob Carter, the designation is derived from the internal coding of ‘Circle F’, or ‘F1’, which signaled the development of the first LS. Since then, the ‘F’ has signified...Read More»

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2007 Ford Interceptor Concept

Ford says a new rear-drive, four-door concept sedan will make its world debut at the 2007 Detroit auto show in January. The concept, dubbed Interceptor, is based on the Mustang’s architecture. But Ford officials were forced to confirm the Interceptor’s Detroit debut after several automotive...Read More»

McLaren Production Center in Woking, England
Industry Report: June 5, 2006

 Big Three Gain in Harbour Productivity ReportDetroit's Big Three is closing the quality and productivity gap, according to the 2006 Harbour Report, an oft-quoted measure of manufacturing efficiency. But Detroit continued to lag behind the best of the Japanese, especially Nissan, which was the...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
News of the Weird: February 2006

More News of the Weird InJackson, Mo., in December, Jacob Vandeven, 27, was caught by his judge at lunch, having a drink, one hour after the judge had convicted Vandeven of DUI and sentenced him to alcohol rehab with a do-not-drink order. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch-AP, 12-29-05] David Mulligan, 21...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Industry Report: Feb. 20, 2006

DC Profits $3.4B in 2005 DaimlerChrysler earned $3.4 billion in 2005 with the Chrysler Group accounting for $1.8 billion of the profit, the company announced on Thursday. The Mercedes Benz Group posted an operating profit of $1 million in the fourth quarter, and finished the year with a $600...Read More»

2006 Lincoln Zephyr 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View
Daily Edition: Feb. 13, 2006

TCC's Street Names Contest: Finalists! Our readers, it seems, have crisscrossed every inch of the country looking for the wildest, weirdest, and wackiest street names, and since we launched our contest on December 20, they've come up with some amazing signs of our time. We can't tell you how many...Read More»

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TCC’s Street Names Contest: Finalists!

Presented by Mitsubishi Motors: Driven to Thrill MORE PHOTOS: Our readers, it seems, have crisscrossed every inch of the country looking for the wildest, weirdest, and wackiest street names, and since we launched our contest on December 20, they’ve come up with some amazing signs of our time. We...Read More»

2005 Lexus LF-Sh concept
2006 Detroit Auto Show: Last Words

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) TCC Team Publisher Best New Concept: Chevrolet Camaro. Okay, maybe I’m taking the easy way out here, but considering what GM could have come up with, this show car really pulls it off. Finally, a clear example of the difference between...Read More»

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door LX 4WD 3.5L Auto Side Exterior View
Daily Edition: Nov. 23, 2005

Hyundai Shows '07 Santa Fe, Prices Azera Hyundai HQ in South Korea has released the first photos of the new Santa Fe online at its Korean-language Web site. The new Santa Fe hasn't yet been shown for U.S. journalists or shoppers, and as such, there's precious little information about the new SUV...Read More»

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Racing Results: November 19-21, 2005

 Well, that’s it. Last weekend of the racing season. Saddest day of the year for many of us. It seems like forever until the 24 Hours of Daytona, which has thankfully been moved up to late January, but we’re going to have to wait. In the meantime, we’ll have to content ourselves with the...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Nov. 14, 2005

Ghosn Defends Move to Tennessee Surveys already indicate that Nissan North America will lose relatively few senior managers as it starts to shift its headquarters from Southern California to Tennessee, says Carlos Ghosn, Nissan's chairman and chief executive officer. "Almost all of them will come,"...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
DAILY EDITION: Jan. 15, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Jan. 15, 2004 New STS Coming in 2005 This is the first official photograph of Cadillac’s 2005 STS. The replacement for the aging Seville sedan is designed to serve as the General Motors brand’s flagship, and that’s why you’ll find the fingerprints of GM “Car Czar”...Read More»

2004 Aston Martin DB9
2003 Frankfurt Show, Part I

2003 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/8/2003) Volvo S40: Small Isn’t Less Despite its diminutive dimensions, almost two inches shorter than the car it replaces, Volvo’s new S40 is a sedan for those who want more, declared the automaker’s CEO, Hans-Olov Olsson. “They don’t...Read More»

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DAILY EDITION: Apr. 23, 2003

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2004 Ford Territory (Australia)
2003 Melbourne Auto Show

by Alexander Corne Related Articles:TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (3/3/2003)Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. Australia’s big three motor makers, Ford, GM Holden and Toyota each contributed star cars to the Melbourne International Motor Show which opened its doors...Read More»

2003 Los Angeles Auto Show
2003 L.A. Auto Show, Part II

additional reporting by Chuck Dapoz The Los Angeles auto show is underway, and TCC is on the ground to bring you the latest product introductions. Check back with us later for the wrap-up of show news, including word from Porsche and Volvo. Related Articles: 2003 L.A. Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
TCC’s Daily Edition: 12/12/01

Subscribe and get e-mail news FREE! HUMMER H2 ON SALE IN JULY GM unveiled the Hummer H2, the first product of its investment in AM General. The new truck is essentially a Hummer shape grafted on a heavily modified GM heavy-duty truck platform, with a 325-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 and heavy-duty four-speed...Read More»

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