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Weekly News: June 25, 2001
Weekly News: June 25, 2001

REPLACEMENT TIRES DANGEROUS, TOO? The blame was pointed in all directions on Capitol Hill this past week, as Ford Motor Company, Bridgestone Firestone, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provided heated testimony to Congressional investigators. Representative (and head...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Weekly News: June 18, 2001

FORD AND FIRESTONE BATTLE THEIR WAY TO CAPITOL HILL Ford Motor Company officials now say that the company might ask Bridgestone Firestone to partially compensate Ford for the expenses associated with the expanded recall of 13 million Firestone tires on Ford vehicles. Ford ordered the recall...Read More»

2001 Acura Integra LS
2001 New York Auto Show, Part II

Sponsors of TCC's 2001NY Auto Show coverage RSX-UAL HEALING. Completing the recent name-changing surgery within its lineup, Acura has finally lost the Integra nameplate. While that great badge is going away, we do get a replacement in the RSX, a Prelude-sized sports coupe with either a 160-hp...Read More»

Chrysler Crossfire Concept
2001 Detroit Auto Show, Part II.V

Sponsor of 2001 NAIAS Coverage on TCC MAZDA’S RX FOR PERFORMANCE. The prescription for a dulled brand is always more power – and  for Mazda, more power means reviving the rotary engine. In introducing the RX-8, Mark Fields, president of Mazda, said the concept was a huge step closer...Read More»

Dream Cruise 2000 Logo
2000 Dream Cruise Day Two

Cruisers were out in force on Saturday, as spectacular 70-degree weather and parties on every block greeted the official start of the 2000 Woodward Dream Cruise. Click image for larger view As far as the event stretched — from Eight Mile Road in Detroit all the way to the distant shores of...Read More»

Ford's Curve Control system
Ramblings for May 8, 2000

Smart belts and airbags With airbags coming under attack from concerned drivers and the Feds alike, the BFGoodrich Company has developed what it thinks is a good compromise: the SmartBelt system, which it says addresses some of the major shortcomings of both belts and airbags. One of the problems...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Week of May 8, 2000

THE BIG TWO WANT DAEWOOPHOENIX BID RISES BMWGOVERNMENT TO ADD AIRBAG TESTINITIAL QUALITY FOR 2000INFLATABLE SEAT BELTS POP UPMAXX TO BE PRODUCEDBETTER GPS NOWFORD BONUSES TO BE PAID BY CUSTOMER POLLRENAULT JOINS FUEL-CELL EFFORTAPRIL SALES STRONG THE BIG TWO WANT DAEWOO General Motors executives...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Week of December 13, 1999

GM GETS 20 PERCENT OF SUBARUTHE URGE TO MERGEFEDS WANT TRUNK HANDLES BY 2001SAFETY IS TOP CONCERN WITH CONSUMERSAUTOMAKERS AWAIT AIRBAG RULINGCHRYSLERS CRASH BADLY AT NHTSAONLINE BUYING NOT ALWAYS A BARGAINFORD WANTS TEXAS RULE OVERTURNEDGM SHARE HIT HISTORIC LOW IN NOVEMBERGM REVAMPS TRUCK...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Ramblings for Nov. 8, 1999

Army trucks get light While the HUMMER may be the vehicle in all the newsreels and Arnold Schwarzenegger films, military trucks do most of the work. Now, Ford and the Department of Defense are working together to develop a lightweight, fuel-efficient tactical truck that will have benefit for all...Read More»

Lexus LF-C2 Concept Convertible  -  2014 Los Angeles Auto Show live photos
1999 Tokyo Motor Show Part I

Tokyo’s Motor Show takes place at Makuhari Messe, a complex of warehouse-styled convention halls northeast of Tokyo. Every other year, the world’s major car players bring the best they’ve got – concepts and production vehicles sold in Japan – to the party out by Tokyo’s international...Read More»

Ghosn wall
1999 Tokyo Motor Show: Final Word

The halls at Makuhari Messe are nearly as crowded as a Tokyo subway car this week, now that the doors have opened on Japan’s biennial auto show. The Tokyo Motor Show is one of the automotive world’s biggest events, with more than 1.5 million people expected to make the trek out to the suburban...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima
1999 Woodward Dream Cruise, Part l

This year, it is even more obvious that the appeal of the Dream Cruise is not limited to those who grew up during the rise of hot rodding. Larry Garrison of Southgate, Michigan bought this 1969 Pontiac Firebird convertible shortly before last year's Dream Cruise. He recently purchased a Plymouth...Read More»

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show Live Photos
1999 New York Show: Trucks

Despite what you see in the movies, New York isn’t all taxis. In fact, this year’s New York auto show was something of a hotbed for SUVs, vans and hybrid sort-of-utes. Given today’s truck-buying appetite, it’s no wonder that, even in the concrete canyons of Manhattan, these tough customers...Read More»

CAS
1999 Chicago Auto Show

...what’s making news at the 1999 Chicago Auto Show A PARTIAL ECLIPSE.SOLARA POWERED.THAT’S MISTER SPYDER TO YOU..HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.SAFETY FIRST.NOT SO CIVIL CIVIC. I DO DAEWOO.CATERROR.WHO’S NUMBER 1?THE HIGH COST OF WINNING.COUPE DE GRACE.LOSE THE BOW TIE. A BONNE GOOD TIME.HOLD THE...Read More»

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