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2012 Chrysler 200 Driven, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Coda: Today's Car News
2012 Chrysler 200 Driven, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Coda: Today's Car News

Coda has set up shop in a...mall. [GreenCarReports] We drive the 2012 Chrysler 200 and find it to be stylish, but not glamorous. [TheCarConnection] The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has 580 horsepower. [MotorAuthority] Here are some energy facts for your consideration. [GreenCarReports] Kia is already...Read More»

prototype 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, April 2010
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Honda Fit, OnStar: Today's Car News

Would you be more likely to purchase OnStar from a dealership or Best Buy? [TheCarConnection] The production version of the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid will make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. [GreenCarReports] You can live your F1 racing dreams online for free. [AllCarTech] Spy...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Spark
Honda Recalls, Electric Chevy Spark, 2012 Honda Crosstour: Car News Headlines

Volkswagen is planning future vehicles specifically developed for the U.S. market. At least one new mid-size SUV is planned for next year. [TheCarConnection] Survey says Generation Y drivers are stressed behind the wheel due to technology. [AllCarTech] Is the Chevrolet Spark minicar going to be...Read More»

Ray Harroun's 1911 Marmon Wasp. Image: USPS
U.S. Postal Service Commemorates 100 Years of the Indy 500

When it comes to racing in America, few events are as iconic as the annual Indianapolis 500, often called, “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The initial 500 mile race was held on May 30, 1911, before a crowd of some 80,000 spectators. Back then, it took winner Ray Harroun 6 hours and...Read More»

Gran Turismo 5
Nissan's GT Driving Academy Goes To Europe

Back in November, we told you about Nissan's GT Driving Academy, a promotion tied to Sony's Gran Turismo 5 videogame that will give one lucky virtual player in the U.S. a chance to become a real-world racing legend. Now, we're happy to report that the competition is rolling to Europe. From March 4...Read More»

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car
Drivers Of The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car Holding Online Web Chat

Have you been drooling over the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe race car? Are you excited about the news that Cadillac is re-entering the SCCA World Challenge GT Racing Series for the 2011 season? If you said yes to both of these questions then you might be interested in talking with the two men who will...Read More»

Gran Turismo 5
Video: Nissan's GT Driving Academy Gives Gran Turismo 5 Players A Shot At A Real Race

Gran Turismo 5 for the Sony Playstation 3 has become the stuff of legend -- and not entirely in a good way. The driving game has been teased for over five years, and it's missed more drop dates than Kate Gosselin. But at long last, it seems that Sony has gotten its act together: GT5 will launch...Read More»

2009 Honda Accord Sedan 4-door I4 Auto EX-L Front Exterior View
Best Honda Ad: Check Their Website

When I read that Honda had produced its ten millionth car at its Marysville, Ohio plant, I really had to stop and think what an accomplishment this was, not just from a manufacturing perspective, but also from an advertising point of view. Ten million cars is a lot of cars, even if it did start in...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Video: Hyundai Wants To Take Porsche's Place In Today's MINI Challenge

In the global auto family, MINI is a teenager. Yes, the brand's been around for decades, but it still carries itself with the rebellious swagger of a faux-hawked glittered-up high schooler en route to a Lady Gaga show. In keeping with that persona, MINI went to Facebook a couple of weeks ago to do...Read More»

Forza Motorsport 3
Can't Make It To France This Weekend? Celebrate Le Mans With Audi And Xbox In New York

On the off-chance that you won't be heading to France for this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans, here's another way to get your racing fix: zip over to New York City for the videogame equivalent, hosted by Audi and Xbox. Yes, for the second year in a row, Audi and Xbox/Turn 10 are presenting the...Read More»

Continental ContiSportContact 5P tires
Tires 201: Contact Patch Management

In Auto Racing and driving in general, tires play a pivotal role. An experienced race driver and coach once told me that racing is really about contact patch management. The contact patch of a tire is the part of the tire that makes contact with the road. You only have a few square inches of rubber...Read More»

Fiat 500 Abarth
2011 Fiat 500: Specs And Auto Insurance

If you don’t remember when Fiat hit the streets of the U.S. nearly a half century ago, frankly, you don’t want to. The response by North American drivers was one of disbelief by its cheap quality and unreliability. But due to the recent Chrysler merger, Fiat’s are supposed to be a...Read More»

JC Cote race car with sponsorship decals from supporters
Race Driver Earns Sponsors, Dough With Clever Social Media Campaign

JC Cote is a Canadian race car driver with a very big problem: money. Cote recently signed up for the 2010 Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship series, which is great. But for each race in the series, Cote racks up between $5,000 and $10,000 in expenses, which is not so great. In this...Read More»

Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Revs Up The Social Web, But He Knows When To Hit The Brakes

There are a lot of misconceptions about social media. For example, we -- meaning a general We, the People -- often assume that everyone under 40 uses Facebook, and that they all use it the same way. However, we now know that certain populations came to Facebook late, and that it's not the be-all...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul 5dr Wagon Auto Sport Angular Front Exterior View
Kia Adds Some Soul

What is happening over at Kia? I was asked to check out some inexpensive cars for my sister-in-law, who is replacing an aging Chevrolet Malibu and I was shocked to see the choice Kia had on offer. Not only does Kia have inexpensive small cars like the Rio and Rio 5, but they have a fully equipped...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Ask Rob About Cars: 2011 Ford Mustang Upgrades

Q: What will be the upgrades for the 2011 Ford Mustang? - John H., Los Gatos, California A: John, the 2011 Ford Mustang has significant engine horsepower improvements that vault it into top contention for both the V-6 and V-8 models. The 2010 model already saw an upgraded interior commented on here...Read More»

Screenshot from YouTube video "New GTR R35 crashes following Evo IX MR"
If Planning Insurance Fraud, Don't Upload Video to YouTube

Oh, those crazy kids. They do a little nighttime street racing on a mountain road. They manage to wreck their 2009 Nissan GT-R performance coupe. Then they file a seemingly inaccurate insurance claim saying the car was damaged in a collision on the I-10 freeway. There's just one little problem: A...Read More»

2010 Dodge Viper
Dodge Viper STR-10 ACR-X Coming To a Track Near You

Dodge is taking an opportunity before bidding farewell to the bad boy fave to make a lighter, tighter, meaner, and not quite street legal Viper.   The Viper STR-10 ACR-X is based on the already scary quick Dodge Viper, but with some significant differences:   First of all, there is about 160...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang BOSS 302R
Ford Celebrates New V-8 With Mustang BOSS 302R Road Racer

Ford just released a host of details on the all-new, 412-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 that makes its debut in the 2011 Ford Mustang GT. But there's more to Ford's announcement. To demonstrate just how tough, powerful, and even race-ready the V-8 is, and celebrate an anniversary, a Ford Racing-built...Read More»

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