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Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 10, 2011
Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 10, 2011

Which wagons should you be shopping this year? We nominate a handful of not-crossovers. [FamilyCarGuide] We're fans of the 2011 Ford Explorer, but Consumer Reports isn't. Who's more righter? [SocialCarNews] The latest national amnesty movement has nothing to do with Jan Brewer--it's all about...Read More»

Ford Custom Graphics
Coming Soon: Ford's Custom Graphics For Cars & Trucks

Aftermarket customization is nothing new: for decades, proud car owners have made use of special accessories and paint jobs to distinguish their rides. But thanks to technological developments, it's now become easy to mass produce wraps for vehicles -- and to do so with remarkable consistency...Read More»

Scion Kogi xD mobile kitchen from MV Designs
Extreme Tailgating With The Scion Kogi xD From MV Designs

Looking for something out-of-the-ordinary to wow your fellow tailgaters? You could go the obvious route with an impressively oversized SUV, but really, where's the fun in that? Far more interesting is this sweet ride from MV Designs, which crams everything you need for beers and brats into a...Read More»

From National Geographics 'Science of Armored Cars' series
Video: National Geographic's 'Science Of Armored Cars'

Somehow, we've managed to miss National Geographic's "Science of Armored Cars" series, but if the video clip below is any indication of what's on the show, consider us hooked. We're entirely not sure who needs a bulletproof, oil slick-emitting, grenade-launching SUV with blinding taillights and the...Read More»

2011 Toyota Tundra Angular Front Exterior View
Video: New Zealanders Build Amphibious Van

We know a lot of you are tinkerers -- the sort of  people who prefer to spend long holiday weekends leaning over engines instead taking the boat out for a spin. Well, here's a video clip from some guys who've found a way to do both. For about $2500 NZ ($1709 U.S.), two aeronautic machinists...Read More»

2009 eBay Motors Master Contest page
Contest: Post Your Project Vid, Become An eBay Motors Master

Planning to trick out your vintage Mazda RX7 for a little off-roading adventure? Or maybe you're hoping to upgrade that $1000 beater into a Lexus-style luxury ride? Whether it's a weekend project or a year-long labor of love, grab the via camera, shoot some footage of yourself amongst the wrenches...Read More»

2005 Ford F-150 Supercab 133" STX Angular Rear Exterior View
Turbo-Powered Ford F-150 Is REALLY Turbo Powered

Remember that episode of Family Guy where Peter thought it'd be fun to fill up his truck with jet fuel and fly around town? Well, he's been one-upped: Michigan's Chris Lentz took a 728-pound jet engine from pre-war Czechoslovakia and a 20-gallon kerosene tank, and bolted both of them to the back of...Read More»

Air Force 'X-1' Mustang by Galpin Auto Sports
Shock And Awesome: Air Force Deploys Tuned Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger

It's no secret that the U.S. military has had recruitment problems in recent years. As a result, each branch has been forced to hone its marketing skills and speak more persuasively to potential enlistees. The Air Force's new Project: Supercar campaign is a spectacular example of how that that...Read More»

Prowler limo
Link Love From The Car Connection: Tesla Roadster Recall, U.K.'s Cash-For-Clunkers, And New Zealand's Goats-For-Pickups

♦ Someone smarter than us once said that nothing succeeds like excess. If that's true, the converted ragtop, scissor-doored, six-person Prowler limo up for auction on eBay is America's next Bill Gates. It didn't make the reserve bid this go-round, but we're guessing the pimper/owner will find...Read More»

Worst spoiler ever
Link Love From The Car Connection: Spoiler Alert, Giant Cigarette Motorbike, And What's Up With That Prius Commercial Anyway?

Spoiled rotten -- We don't agree on much here at Stalag TCC, but we're pretty much all onboard with the idea that spoilers are awesome. Except when they're not. High five, bro! [Oddee via Rick, Bill, John, et al] Give it up -- Hey, Lee Iacocca! Chrysler called. They want their car back. No...Read More»

Mercedes SLR 999 Red Gold
Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes SLR Uglified, Ford Fusion Ekes Efficiency, And Trapped In A Winnebago With Patch Freakin' Adams

Yes, money can buy ugly -- The Gremlin may have been aesthetically challenged, but that kind of ugly ain't got nothing on a gold-plated, ruby-trimmed Mercedes SLR (look to your left). Apparently, the owner thought the base model was too humdrum, so he called up the tuners at Anliker and forked over...Read More»

Bugatti Veyron Centenaire Edition
Link Love From The Car Connection: Panamera Speeds Down The Info Superhighway, Bugatti Unveils Centenaire Edition Veyrons, And Grand Touring Morgan Motor Company

La dolce vita -- Thanks to These Economic Times, TCC's Italian travel budget has been zeroed out for 2009, which means we totally missed the Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza in Cernobbio. It's just as well, though, 'cause the sight of those four one-off Bugattis--the Centenaire Edition Veyrons...Read More»

Stephanie French, woman with a wrench
Stephanie French: Woman With A Wrench

The language of cars--the lingo of powertrains and drivetrains and transmissions and such--is one that all gearheads appreciate. However, it's a language mostly spoken by guys. On those (increasingly less rare) occasions that we hear women talk about their passion for manifolds and braking systems...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai Prices Two Versions of Genesis Coupe, Announces Drift Racing Partnership With Rhys Millen Racing and Red Bull

Today at the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai has been full of good news, announcing: Pricing and specs for the eagerly anticipated 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe; Pricing and specs for a tuner-friendly version of the car, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec; And details about a new drift racing partnership...Read More»

2007 Renault Megane Scenic Conquest
Renault at Geneva: Rip Curl, F1 and Conquest

Renault’s stand at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show will appeal to the sporty, active-lifestyle crowd with five vehicles tipped toward surf, sun, music, and, er, diesels. The most rugged version of the Megane Scénic yet is the Conquest, a new edition bound for Geneva with styling meant to give it...Read More»

BMW 330i vs. Lexus IS350
Faceoff: Lexus IS350 Vs. BMW 330i

2006 Lexus IS 250/IS 350 by TCC Team (7/18/2005)The meaning of "IS" is...what? 2004 BMW 330i by Marc K. Stengel (12/15/2003)A new Performance Package endows BMW's 330i sedan with a distinctly sporty personality. Last year was a bumper year for Lexus, having sold 303,000 vehicles in theU.S. and...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»

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»

2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster
2004 Detroit Show, Part IX

2004 Detroit Auto Show Coverage (1/4/2004) 2006 Lexus GS Jim Press, the head of U.S. Lexus operations and chief operating officer of Toyota Motor Sales USA Jim Press revealed the 2006 Lexus GS sport sedan, which forges a new design direction for Lexus described as sculptural and more passionate...Read More»

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