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Senate Passes Cash-for-Clunkers Bill, President To Sign Soon

Senate Passes Cash-for-Clunkers Bill, President To Sign Soon

It's a done deal now. Yesterday evening, the US Senate passed a $106 billion war spending bill that includes $1 billion in funds for roughly three and a half months' worth of "Cash for Clunkers" tax credits. The goal is to assist automakers by boosting US car sales, at the same time encouraging... read more

June 19, 2009 by - 4
 
General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan

GM Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Follow It Live

General Motors filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday morning in a New York court, after a four-year slide in sales and profits that burned $33.6 billion and led to a... read more June 1, 2009 by 8


 
Bentley in camo

Link Love From The Car Connection: Bentley Bubba-fied, Dodge Viper Bid, And Chrysler's PR Team Tries To Stay Busy

♦  Sometimes you folks send in images that we can't explain, and frankly, we don't want to. Sometimes, we just want to stare in slackjawed amazement, as we're... read more June 1, 2009 by 0


 
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Right To Work: A Huge Issue For Detroit Manufacturers

  Three cheers for the Detroit News's Manny Lopez. His recent column on the issue of Right To Work addresses a huge issue for domestic auto manufacturers. As one who has... read more May 28, 2009 by 3


 
Renaissance Center

The City of Detroit: Getting Its Due If GM Leaves Ren Cen?

While it may not make much difference to the world where General Motors has its HQ, it's big news here in Detroit. Yesterday, Jim Fouts, the mayor of Warren, Michigan, said... read more May 28, 2009 by 2


 
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Chrysler's Outpatient Bankruptcy Likely To End On Schedule This Week

Hold on to your hats, folks: it looks like the federal government's one-two punch of bailout and bankruptcy may be working. At least in Chrysler's case. When the company was... read more May 25, 2009 by 0


 
MINI inspired by Katy Perry at the Life Ball

Link Love From The Car Connection: Tricked Out Land Cruisers, Katy Perry's MINI, And Yes, We Would Love A 'Bumblebee' Camaro

Throwback -- Love the convenience of a Toyota Land Cruiser but hate that 21st century look? Hoping for something Jeep-ier? More Out of Africa, less Honey, I Shrunk the Kids?... read more May 22, 2009 by 0


 
Tom Lasorda

Rings Around Saturn

For the right business entity, GM brands Saturn and HUMMER brands would make an excellent buy. The two for-sale GM divisions have hand-picked dealer networks plus an... read more May 20, 2009 by 0


 
Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Auto Show: Location Still In Limbo

According to inside sources who wish to remain anonymous, Cobo Center (the current home of the Detroit Auto Show) is currently the absolute most expensive and flat-out worst... read more May 19, 2009 by 0


 
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

Link Love From The Car Connection: Ferrari Goes For Big Bills, Rolls Royce Ghost In The Flesh, And A Flashback To Simpler Times

Big spender -- Well, someone out there still has money: a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa has sold at auction for a whopping €9,020,000 ($12,135,000). No word on who the... read more May 18, 2009 by 1


 
Bill Ford 2006

Who Wants Higher Gas Taxes? That's Ford. Bill Ford.

Ask most energy analysts how to cut US petroleum usage, and they'll point to Europe, where gasoline costs more than double the price in the States. For decades, European... read more May 5, 2009 by 4


 
Artist Sara Watson and her disappearing Skoda Fabia

Link Love From The Car Connection: Audi D7 Concept, 600,000-Mile Mustang, And Nicholas Cage Movie Driver Ruins Ferrari And Dinner

Art car -- When U.K. artist Sara Watson got her hands on a Skoda Fabia, she did exactly what many others in her position would've done: she made it disappear. [BBC via JV] In... read more May 5, 2009 by 0


 
Morgan Aero SuperSports

Link Love From The Car Connection: Ford Raptor Goes To Baja, Toyota CEO Goes Nurgburgringin', And Geely Is Hilarious

If only -- Morgan Motor Company makes 100 years old in 2009, and to celebrate, the exclusive British automaker has cranked out a top-notch ride for its top-drawer clientele... read more April 27, 2009 by 0


 
2010 GMC Terrain

2010 GMC Terrain Bows In New York With Class-Leading MPG

Today GMC announces the arrival of its new small crossover, the 2010 Terrain, which is debuting this week at the New York Auto Show. Using a platform shared with the 2010... read more April 4, 2009 by 0


 
2009 Toyota Camry

Toyota Execs Root For GM Sales Recovery

Speaking of GM's horrendous sales numbers, Toyota senior managing director Yasuhiko Ichihashi said: "We don't see it as an opportunity." He stated very clearly that he and... read more April 2, 2009 by 1


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM Asks For $2.6 Billion From DOE For Hybrid Program

A sobered, Wagoner-less GM asked Obama's Department of Energy for $2.6 billion in low interest loans. According to an updated business plan released by the company yesterday... read more April 2, 2009 by 1


 

 
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