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Fast Facts: Aston Martin Rapide

Fast Facts: Aston Martin Rapide

Aston Martin's readying itself for its biggest auto-show debut ever in Detroit - the new Rapide, a four-door concept based on the V/H architecture that fathered the DB9, bows on Monday, January 9th. The Rapide is a four seat high performance coupe that's quite clearly aimed at the upcoming Porsche... read more

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WJR Auto Report: Detroit's New Year Wish

It’s been a tough year for Detroit: suppliers have gone broke, two of the Big Three have reported massive losses, there’ve been job cuts and plant closings. And... read more December 27, 2005 by 1


The Week in Reverse

Our Wild, Weird and Wacky Street Names contest is off to a roaring start, although we're not sure what to make of Farfrompoopin Rd. Keep sending in your entries and we will... read more December 23, 2005 by 0


Teri Hatcher Wins; VW Van Loses

Volkswagen’s reputation lost a big shot at sexy street cred last week when Desperate housewife Teri Hatcher won a libel case against a British tabloid, which reported... read more December 18, 2005 by 1

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Ford’s of the Rings

Those little rubber bracelets that decorate the wrists of everyone from Lance Armstrong fans to women fighting breast cancer have shown up at Ford Motor Company world... read more December 18, 2005 by 0


The Week in Reverse

Kia's new Detroit concept is called the Soul - fitting for a car shaking its moneymaker in Motown, despite being born in Seoul. We embrace Kia's almost total lack of ironic... read more December 16, 2005 by 0


Will Ford Don Gay Apparel This Xmas?

Will Ford ultimately have to choose between gay rights groups and Christian conservatives? Don't bet on it. The automaker figures to try and play a waiting game as the two... read more December 13, 2005 by 11


More to Gas Prices Than Dollars and Cents

I've been driving for 59 years and the other day I observed something I'd never seen before: red "quarantine" tags on gas pumps at a neighborhood BP station near my home in... read more December 12, 2005 by 0


Forthwith, Ford's new Edge

Here's an official illustration released this morning by Ford, trumpeting the January debut of its new crossover, the Edge. Ford promises the Edge will come with its new... read more December 8, 2005 by 9


MINI Citation Says “Nice Parking!”

The latest in a long list of clever MINI advertisements fell into my lap this week – literally. In my latest copy of a buff-book magazine lie this clever MINI... read more December 8, 2005 by 4


Ford's Gay-Ads Fiasco: The Numbers, Now

This week’s dust-up over advertising in gay publications at Land Rover and Jaguar will have some long-lasting effects on the company’s... read more December 8, 2005 by 4

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Did Ford Cave In to the AFA?

In the end, it may all be a fuss over nothing. But the news - still developing - that Ford will no longer advertise its Jaguar and Land Rover brands in gay publications seems... read more December 6, 2005 by 0


The Week in Reverse

Sales at GM and Ford slipped in November, but in the home-spun version, both automakers said signs are good for new products like the Fusion and the G6. For a change... read more December 4, 2005 by 0


Ferrari Theme Park for Abu Dhabi

Ferrari’s known mostly for its sportscars, but the Italian supercar company’s also a pretty savvy outfit when it comes to licensing its name — for outfits... read more November 29, 2005 by 0


Super Bowl MVP Gets ’Slade

We can almost guarantee that the 4-7 Detroit Lions have nothing to worry about during next year’s Super Bowl XL, except possibly how much in tips they’ll make... read more November 29, 2005 by 0


Martha’s Going to Focus On Her…Buick?

The worst-laid plans of mice and men seem to roughly coincide with GM’s marketing initiatives. You remember last year’s brilliant Oprah stunt with the new Pontiac... read more November 29, 2005 by 0


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