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2006 Mercury
2006 Mercury

Grand Marquis Mercury’s largest sedan continues to provide traditional American-car values, with rear-wheel drive, a V-8 engine, and a spacious passenger cabin with a roomy trunk. A 224-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 engine is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission; dual exhausts included with...Read More»

2006 Saturn Sky
2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part VII

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005)   VW’s Bernhard Lays Down Ultimatum Even as Volkswagen wrapped up a major product offensive with this week’s debut of its Eos hardtop/convertible, the brand’s new boss, Wolfgang Bernhard, told TheCarConnection.com that the future of the...Read More»

2005 Opel Astra Twin Top
2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part VI

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005) Lutz Lets Loose in Frankfurt GM’s vice chairman set out to set the record straight on a variety of issues following the Opel reveal on Tuesday. For one thing, he told reporters, the automaker’s new rear-drive Zeta platform “is not dead or...Read More»

2016 Smart ForFour  -  2014 Paris Auto Show
2005 Chicago Auto Show, Part I

2005 Chicago Auto Show Index by TCC Hyundai Welcomes Newbies with Portico Hyundai sales are up 364 percent since 1998, according to U.S. chief Bob Cosmai — and new products like the Santa Fe and XG sedan have fueled those sales. For the next year Hyundai will continue to aggressively build out...Read More»

2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2005 Detroit Auto Show: TCC’s Top Picks

2005 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/8/2005) TCC Team Publisher Best New Concept: Ford Fairlane. Some weird design elements, like the Home Depot plywood accents, but overall, a very intriguing turn of direction that I strongly expect to see in production. Best New Production Car: Mercedes...Read More»

2005 ASC Concept
2005 Detroit Auto Show, Part VI

2005 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/8/2005) Return of the Four-Door Convertible? It’s been nearly four decades since a major manufacturer – Lincoln – last produced a four-door convertible. But is there another one heading to market in the near future? Tucked away from the crowds in...Read More»

2004 Woodward Dream Cruise - Flame Hot Rod
2004 Woodward Dream Cruise, Part I

2004 Woodward Dream Cruise (8/22/2004) Return with us to another era... Rain, rain, go away Mother Nature hasn’t been very kind to Detroit this Summer. It’s been raining almost every weekend, which isn’t the sort of weather you look forward to if you own a classic cruiser. Yet the soggy...Read More»

2004 Woodward Dream Cruise - GTO Close-up
2004 Woodward Dream Cruise, Part II

2004 Woodward Dream Cruise (8/22/2004) Return with us to another era... Garage tales In the heydays of the cruising phenomenon, there were more than two dozen hamburger stands and diners lining the 16-mile stretch of Woodward Ave. that ran between Detroit and Pontiac . And countless garages and...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Daily Edition: August 19, 2004

ME-412 Could Live On Without Bernhard A decision on the future of Chrysler's high-performance concept vehicle, the ME-412 supercar, is likely to be made in the next few months. "Within this year, we should be able to come to some conclusion," Chrysler Group CEO Dieter Zetsche told...Read More»

Kia Sportspace Concept  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show live photos
2004 Traverse City Coverage

MBS coverage sponsored by: New Jeep Plant Risky but Promising There are plenty of risks — along with a potentially huge payoff — to the $2.1 billion Jeep plant DaimlerChrysler plans to build in Toledo, Ohio, says Laurie Felax, vice president of Harbour & Associates. On Tuesday, the...Read More»

Volvo production site in Chengdu, China
DAILY EDITION: Mar. 15, 2004

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Mar. 15, 2004 Lundberg Says Gas Hits Record High The biannual Lundberg Survey of gas prices nationwide reports that the current price of $1.77 a gallon is a new record. Prices have risen about 26 cents per gallon this year, the survey reports. The previous high price was set in...Read More»

2004 Volvo YCC concept, Geneva Motor Show
Ladies’ First with Volvo YCC Concept

2004 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/22/2004) The Volvo YCC, or Your Concept Car, which bows today at the Geneva Auto Show, is not a chick car. Nor is it pink. But it has been completely designed and developed by a female team of Volvo employees — and that is a first in the car industry...Read More»

2004 Mini S MC 40 - Interior
2004 Geneva Motor Show, Part I

2004 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/22/2004) Switzerland Shows It Off Switzerland — you can set your watch by the trains, and you can count the number of major car companies native to the nation on no fingers. And that’s what makes the Swiss show a major hit with automakers, who throng...Read More»

2004 Subaru Legacy
2004 Detroit Show, Part VII

2004 Detroit Auto Show Coverage (1/4/2004) Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Sedan and Wagon Although it’s been on sale in Japan since May, Subaru took the wraps off its next-generation, more upscale Legacy sedan and wagon for the U.S. The two, which will soon go on sale, offer a 250-hp, 2.5-liter...Read More»

2003 Toyota Corolla LE
2003 SEMA Show Highlights

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) holds its annual trade show in Las Vegas every November. And every November the convention center there -- the entire convention center -- overflows with cars and stuff that can bolted, welded, glued, or spit-wadded onto them. Take the seven deadly...Read More»

2004 Smart forfour
2003 Frankfurt Show, Part II

2003 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/8/2003) Playing a High-Stakes Golf Game Given the honor of opening this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen had the opportunity to introduce an all-new version of one of the world’s best-selling products. While Volkswagen has dramatically...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Racing Results: 9/8/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX Next Race: 9/14 Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy (7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED) NASCAR WINSTON CUP 9/6 Chevy Rock & Roll 400, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA (0.75-Mi. Oval; 400 Laps) – Dominating late in the race, Ryan Newman held on through three restarts to win the...Read More»

Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 3
Preview: ‘04 PT Dream Cruiser Series 3

2003 Woodward Dream Cruise Index by TCC Team (8/18/2003) In nearly four years on the market, what Chrysler’s PT cruiser retro-breadvan/wagon/sedan has lacked in variety of body styles, it has more than made up in variety of special paint and trim custom packages. There was the 2001 street-roddish...Read More»

Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos
2003 Woodward Dream Cruise Index

2003 Woodward Dream Cruise by TCC Team (8/18/2003) Turning Woodward Avenue into Memory Lane. Surviving the ’03 Dream Cruise by Mike Davis (8/18/2003) Blackouts, no gas, medical needs and, oh, did we mention a blackout? '03 Dream Cruise Short Circuited by Gary Witzenburg (8/18/2003) Dealing...Read More»

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