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BFGoodrich Wants You To Pick Its Baja 1000 Race Drivers
BFGoodrich Wants You To Pick Its Baja 1000 Race Drivers

What do you do if you have 23 race drivers and only six driver spots? If you're BFGoodrich, you decide to let your Facebook fans make the hard decisions, and turn it into a popularity contest. Two of the drivers will automatically be chosen after winning the SCCA National Runoffs. By our math, that...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
2012 Volkswagen Beetle, 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class, 2013 GT500: Car News Headlines

First drive report on the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. [TheCarConnection] BMW acquires a leasing firm to assist in i-Series electric car launch. [GreenCarReports] New details surrounding the 2013 Ford GT500 leak out. [MotorAuthority] Hot hatchbacks are attracting buyers again. [FamilyCarGuide] The NYPD...Read More»

Semi truck goes drifting video
Nitrous Laden Semi Goes Drifting Gymkhana Style: Video

Drifting is a relatively new form of motorsport where the driver intentionally over steers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels through turns, while maintaining vehicle control and a high exit speed. It usually involves cars with a low center of gravity, light to moderate weight and plenty...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
Today at High Gear Media: Mazda Shinari, Regal and Post-Grad Cars

In today's morning mail, the Mazda Shinari--a gorgeous four-door coupe that we can't help but think would kick the RX-8 to the curb. Agreed? [MotorAuthority] The 2011 Buick Regal is one of the IIHS' Top Safety Picks this year, meaning it's earned top scores, has stability control, and meets new...Read More»

ASI Ferrari 458 Italia
2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Coverage

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance took over the 18th hole at the Lodge at Pebble Beach on Sunday--and High Gear Media was on hand to cover the Monterey classics weekend from everything old, like the 1902 Mercedes-Benz Simplex, to all things new and exotic. Things like the Ferrari Italia, Aston...Read More»

Edward E. 'Ed' Whitacre, Jr.
Today in Car News: Whitacre, Ferrari Minivans, and Saab

Will Ed Whitacre's retirement from General Motors hurt or help its plans to go public this year? Does Wall Streeet care if the company's on its fourth CEO in 18 months? These and many questions...won't be answered today. [CNNMoney] Fewer car dealerships are closing this year, a sign of light at the...Read More»

2011 Infiniti M37
Today's Car News: Ford, Infiniti Hybrid, and VW NMS (With Video!)

It's Tuesday, and High Gear Media is busy digesting the full-size 2011 Toyota Avalon and prepping for the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance--which we'll be bringing to you live starting first thing Friday. While we're in the midst of all things HGM, here's what we're reading from our RSS feeds...Read More»

1969 MGB roadster
Your Taxes At Work: Congress Deems Today Collector Car Appreciation Day

Never let it be said that the U.S. Congress doesn't pay attention to car buyers and owners. The U.S. Congress has deemed today, Friday, July 9th, to be the first Collector Car Appreciation Day. The designation was created to raise public awareness of the "vital role" that the auto restoration...Read More»

2009 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
Ferrari Plans Four-Wheel Drive, Hybrid Future

While crosscountry rivals Lamborghini have sworn off diesels and hybrids--at least for the immediate future--Ferrari is said to be at work on a new flavor of four-wheel drive that uses hybrid gas-electric power to generate traction. Autocar reports that Ferrari's patent application would turn...Read More»

2008 BMW X6-Series xDrive35i
BMW Introduces X6 M Sports Activity Coupe In New York

BMW's M, or Motorsports, division will introduce "the next milestone in its illustrious history," the BMW X6 M, at the New York Auto Show next week. It's an even more aggressive version of the already over-the-top Sports Activity Coupe that's been polarizing opinions in the automotive world. They...Read More»

Ferrari 599X concept
Ferrari Reveals 599X Concept Details At Geneva Motor Show

Based on the 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari's 599X concept draws on new technology to become an extreme track star. Just like Aston Martin's One-77, this Ferrari went on a diet to reduce engine weight as well as the weight of other components. The engine uses carbon fiber pieces in the intake system and...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai Prices Two Versions of Genesis Coupe, Announces Drift Racing Partnership With Rhys Millen Racing and Red Bull

Today at the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai has been full of good news, announcing: Pricing and specs for the eagerly anticipated 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe; Pricing and specs for a tuner-friendly version of the car, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec; And details about a new drift racing partnership...Read More»

Baja Race Touareg TDI - Baja 1000
Diesel Dominance In Dakar

Those Germans and their diesels. As if the LeMans-winning Audi R10 TDI race car wasn't enough, corporate sibling Volkswagen made its own diesel history, claiming the gold and silver medals at the Dakar Rally with TDI Touaregs and marking the first time diesels have placed in the event's thirty year...Read More»

SMS 570 Dodge Challenger
Steve Saleen Announces SMS 570 Challenger: We Drool

High-po musclecar fans rejoice - the Saleen SMS 570 and 570X, based on the Dodge Challenger R/T, are officially slated for production. Giving these cars fire-breathing levels of horsepower and torque are the SMS 296 supercharger, boosting the 5.7-liter HEMI to 500 hp (SMS 570) and 700 hp (SMS...Read More»

2001 BMW Z8-Series
BMW M Video: Germans Love Horsepower and Techno

From an American perspective, German tastes in entertainment sometimes seem quite bizarre. For one, they adored cheezy David Hasselhoff and Baywatch. And second, although this perception may be off-base, we keep getting reports that they love their techno. Whether it's the legendary Sprockets from...Read More»

Jaguar XF
Video: Jag XFR Screams Across Bonneville at 225 mph

As we reported the other day, Jag has set a new speed record for itself out on the Bonneville Salt flats last November 7th. Significantly, the dizzying speed was attained in a mostly stock XFR, the new 5.o-liter supercharged bruiser that is eager to do battle in the high-performance luxury segment...Read More»

Cycle World
DC's Cycle World International Motorcycle Show

While most of America's gearheads have been tuned into Detroit, this weekend saw another major event for the mechanically inclined: the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in Washington, D. C. There, in the Big 3's second-favorite city, exhibitors from around the globe showed off the latest...Read More»

Rube Goldberg
Big Three Still Trickling, Still Down

Judging from some comments on recent posts, a few of you are a tad excited--nay, giddy--to see Ford, GM, and Chrysler get their comeuppance. And that's to be expected: watching the mighty fall has been a popular pastime since the era of Davey and Goliath--not to mention David and Goliath. However...Read More»

Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
SEMA: Mustang Revives Cobra Jet

Not to be outdone by the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS7 Concept also revealed yesterday at SEMA '08 in Las Vegas, Ford introduced its FR500CJ, known as the Cobra Jet. Like its Chevy competitor, the Cobra Jet is tailored for drag racing. It joins Ford's stable of race-ready Mustangs, which also includes...Read More»

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