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Yikes: July 4 Weekend To Be The Deadliest In Years
Yikes: July 4 Weekend To Be The Deadliest In Years

Millions of Americans are planning road trips for the upcoming holiday weekend. If history is any guide, though, hundreds of those travelers won't return home alive -- and the situation could be especially tragic this year. The National Safety Council projects that the U.S. will see more traffic...Read More»

Automobile accident, Washington, D.C., 1923
July 4: Still The Deadliest Day Of The Year For American Drivers

It's been said before, and unfortunately, it's still true: July 4 remains the deadliest day of the year for American motorists. It's particularly deadly for younger drivers. Between 2008 and 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that a total of 630 people were killed on July 4 --...Read More»

Fireworks at the U.S. Capitol, July 4, 2012
Brace Yourselves: AAA Expects 41 Million Americans To Hit The Roads July 4

Americans: if you're planning to sneak out of town for the long holiday weekend, expect a bit of company along the way. According to AAA, you'll be schlepping to the beaches, mountains, and theme parks with about 40,999,999 fellow travelers. This weekend, AAA expects to see some 41 million...Read More»

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July 4 Is The Deadliest Day For Teen Drivers

In the U.S., traffic fatalities have reached record lows. Unfortunately, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that car crashes are still the #1 killer of Americans age 1 to 34. But wait, it gets worse: historically speaking, one of the worst days for traffic fatalities is next Wednesday...Read More»

2010 Chrysler 300
Car Loans Easier To Get As Interest Rates Stabilize

Lenders are easing credit restrictions as car loan interest rates settle to manageable levels. The result is more consumers qualifying for car loans, including sub-prime borrowers who have had the most difficulty getting another vehicle. According to Bankrate.com’s July 15, 2010 Interest Rate...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
Big Savings On Buick, GMC, Chevrolet, And Cadillac Vehicles In July 2010

The list of car makers offering incentive programs in July 2010 keeps growing. Incentive financing or cash back is at the forefront of programs from Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC. Offers include zero percent financing and up to $5,000 cash back on some models. Big SavingsHow much can you save...Read More»

2005 Opel Vectra OPC
Opel Dumping Vectra Name

At last summer’s British Motor Show Vauxhall launched the new Corsa supermini. At next year’s event it looks like it will be the Vectra. Jonathan Browning, GM Europe vice-president of sales, marketing and aftersales – as well as chairman of Vauxhall, the U.S. company’s UK division –...Read More»

Buick Y-Job
Ten Concepts Detroit Should Have Built

by Rex Roy It could be argued that the 1938 Buick Y-Job stands as the world's first true concept car. Built under the direction of Genera Motors' first design czar, Harley Earl, the Y-Job was never intended for production but instead foreshadowed styling and engineering cues that would pop up on...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am
Racing News and Notes, June 26

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • Bernie Talks Trash: Bernie Ecclestone threw a pre-emptive punch prior to the start of contract renegotiations with Indianapolis Motor Speedway, saying to London’s Times newspaper this past week, “It does not matter to Formula 1 if...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
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 as the Japanese automaker shows off the new hardtop convertible Miata. The third-generation car will get a specific name...Read More»

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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»

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2-door Coupe SS Side Exterior View
Racing Results: May 19-21, 2006

  We had racing all over the world this past weekend. NASCAR’s Nextel Cup was at home in Charlotte for the annual crash-fest known as the Nextel All-Star Challenge, with the Craftsman Truck Series as the support event. Up in Circle City, they finally got qualifying in for the Indianapolis 500...Read More»

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Racing News and Notes, May 1

  Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1   • Prodrive Confirmed as 12th 2008 Team: As was widely speculated last week, David Richards’ Prodrive organization has been confirmed by the FIA as the 12th team to be allowed entry into the Formula 1 World Championship when...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
UAW Delays Strike Vote at Delphi

Delphi CEO Hopes for No Strike by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Company can restructure without shutdown, Miller says. Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Supplier plots new course — and asks the judge to turn it that way. The United Auto Workers is holding off on...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
New Car Gadgets and Products: April 2006

More new-car gadgets and products Driver: Parallel Lines, Vol. 1, $9.99 Atari's Driver: Parallel Lines puts your Xbox or Playstation 2 and you in the driver's seat of a Hollywood-style driving game. And now, Apple's iTunes service puts your ears in the same realm with the release of the video...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Grille
Racing News and Notes, Feb. 27, 2006

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • Testing Update: Pre-season testing for the Formula 1 teams is wrapping up as the season opener at Bahrain on March 12 looms ever closer. Many of the teams wrapped up their test schedule last week, while a handful will do a little...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing News and Notes, Jan. 16, 2006

By John Gardner Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1: • Testing atJerez: For all intents and purposes, the 2006 Formula 1 season got underway on Tuesday at Spain’s Jerez de la Frontera circuit with the first big multi-team test of the year. All but the Midland (formerly...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2-door Coupe LS Open Doors
Racing Results: June 30-July 4, 2005

It was a star-spangled weekend, with lots of racing action. Formula 1 got back to business as usual in France , while NASCAR’s Nextel Cup and Busch Series were joined by the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series at Daytona. The Indy Racing League and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series held forth in...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Aug. 6, 2004

Detroit Incentives Hit $4k Detroit is spending a whopping $4011 in incentives per vehicle sold in July on average, according to Edmunds's True Cost of Incentives report. That figure remains significantly higher than the record industry average $2885 per vehicle. GM remains the biggest spender of...Read More»

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