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G8: Definitely Not Lost in Translation
G8: Definitely Not Lost in Translation

We're still waiting for some seat time in the much-anticipated, rear-wheel-drive Pontiac G8 sport sedan, but the details continue to trickle in regarding exactly how the G8 differs from Australia's home-grown muscle car, the Holden Commodore SS, which the G8 will be assembled alongside...Read More»

Which Concept Cars Should Be Built?

Over at the main site, we're talking about concept cars. Rex Roy chose ten from the remote and near past that for whatever reason, weren't built. Chrysler's Norsemen never even made it to an auto show, while the bastardized Pontiac Aztek we did finally get was so far from the concept design as to...Read More»

WR: GM “Alpha” Spawns RWDers

Winding Road, Ann Arbor’s newest auto publication and already its leading consumer of draft beer, reports today that GM is developing a new rear-drive architecture that could spawn a new Pontiac G6 and other mid-size to compact vehicles. WR says that the new architecture is a combination of...Read More»

Vibe Getting “G” On in NYC?

We’ve been planning for the next coming of the Pontiac Vibe in lots of ways—pulling out our Vibe-themed centerpiece for the holiday table, composing Vibe haiku, journaling about what the Vibe has meant to us in our daily lives. Now it turns out that could all be going to waste. Our KGP...Read More»

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GM Gets In Bed with Transformers

You’ve been reading about it on the other blogs forever, bless their childhood-toy obsession. Now GM is getting all talky about their role in the live-action movie based on the Transformers cartoons, which goes into wide release in July. GM says four of the main characters in the movie...Read More»

What Time Is It? Merger Time!

It's only been hours since the news broke that GM and Chrysler may be exploring a merger - and mere minutes since XM and Sirius announced they're going to pair up to fight off the likes of HD radio and Apple's iPod. But both mergers have been on the radar of business pubs and insiders for much...Read More»

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RELEASE: 2006 Pontiac Solstice Club Sport Z0K

2006 SEMA Show by TCC Team (10/30/2006)All our coverage from the Las Vegas aftermarket extravaganza. Winning in the showrooms and on the racetrack, the Pontiac Solstice is fresh off its first-ever Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Showroom Stock B National Championship, and this fully race-prepared...Read More»

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Racing Results: July 28-30, 2006

The NASCAR Nextel Cup got a rare weekend off, their last of the season, but most of the other major series were busy. Open-wheel fans had plenty to watch, with Formula 1 at Hockenheim for the German Grand Prix, Champ Car and the Atlantics on San Jose’s street circuit and the IRL at Michigan...Read More»

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Racing News and Notes, July 31

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • BMW’s Wings Outlawed: There has been a lot of talk about wings this year; flexing wings, movable wings and, most recently, the outrageous-looking front stabilizer wings that sprouted from the noses of the BMW-Saubers at the French...Read More»

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Racing News and Notes, July 24

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • Renault Wants Raikkonen: Renault’s team president Alain Dassas told Italy’s Gazzetto dello Sport newspaper this week that signing McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen for 2007 is his team’s “main priority.” Renault, of course, is losing...Read More»

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Racing News and Notes, July 17

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • Montoya Follow-Up: Want to really make your F1 team boss mad? Tell him you’ve just signed to go to NASCAR. Especially when the team boss in question is McLaren’s Ron Dennis, who apparently equates American stock car racing with...Read More»

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Racing News and Notes, July 3

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • USGP Future: Much of the talk at the USGP centered around the future of the event. The race has been held at Indianapolis for the past seven years, and now it’s contract-renewal time. Tony George has let it be known that he doesn’t...Read More»

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Racing Results: June 23-25, 2006

It was another busy weekend for race fans, with just about everybody in the business doing the business. Formula 1 made the first stop on its two-race North American swing in Montreal, while NASCAR’s Nextel Cup did a little road racing of its own at Infineon Raceway, joined by the Speed World...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»

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Racing News and Notes, June 5

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • McLaren Edged Out of F1 Commission: The FIA has appointed six of the 12 Formula 1 teams to serve as representatives to the F1 Commission, the body that approves measures agreed upon by the Technical Working Group and the new Sporting...Read More»

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Racing Results: May 26-29, 2006

     This past weekend was the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you’re a racing fan. Memorial Day weekend is always the biggest racing weekend of the year, with the Formula 1 cars shrieking through the streets of Monte Carlo, the IRL Indy Cars blasting around the Indianapolis...Read More»

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Racing Results: May 12-14, 2006

     We’re getting into the meat of the racing season now, with action on many fronts. Formula 1 held court at Barcelona, while NASCAR’s Nextel Cup and Busch series flirted with disaster at the “Track Too Tough to Tame,” legendary Darlington Raceway. Both major sports car series were in...Read More»

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Racing News and Notes, May 15

  Here’s the news from the world of motorsports:   Formula 1   • Peace in Our Time: The future of Formula 1 is now secure, at least through the 2012 season. The member teams of the Grand Prix Manufacturers Association – Toyota, Honda, BMW, Renault and Mercedes-Benz – signed a Memorandum...Read More»

2006 Pontiac GTO
GM-UAW Announce New Joint Fund for Retirees

By Jerry Flint (Don’t believe a word of the following story. It’s what Mr. Flint thinks is funny.) Detroit (May 1) — General Motors Corporation and the United Auto Workers union today announced the creation of a joint fund to deal with what they called “one of the most...Read More»

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