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2001 Chicago Show, Part III
2001 Chicago Show, Part III

Sponsors of TCC's 2001 Chicago Auto Show coverage OUTBACK SURVIVOR. Subaru’s Impreza soldiered through its first generation in relative anonymity, but the Japanese company isn’t letting that happen with the newest Impreza, announced at Chicago. While the 227-hp WRX model leads the charge, the...Read More»

BMW X Coupe Concept
2001 Detroit Auto Show, Part II

Sponsor of TCC's 2001 Detroit Show coverage DODGE UNLEASHES ‘03 VIPER. DaimlerChrysler unveiled an all-new Viper, to be introduced as a 2003 model. The musclecar icon gets more than 500 hp (the exact amount hasn't been finalized) and 500 lb-ft of torque, as the monstrous, all-aluminum V-10 engine...Read More»

2002 Ford Thunderbird
2001 Detroit Auto Show, Part III

Sponsor of TCC's 2001 NAIAS Coverage   HOW DO YOU SUV IN SWEDISH? This concept car, unveiled at the North American  International Auto Show may be the answer, according to Volvo Cars CEO Hans-Olav Olsson. Based off the same platform as the S80 sedan and the Cross Country wagon, the long-awaited...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»

Mitsubishi ASX Concept
2001 Detroit Auto Show, Part IV

Sponsor of TCC's 2001 Detroit Show coverage FERRARI’S RED BARCHETTA. Ferrari chief Luca di Montezemolo revived relations with design house Pininfarina to make an open-air version of the 550 Maranello, a challenging task because the 550's design was never intended to yield an open-air variant...Read More»

BMW 750HL
2001 Detroit Show: Green Scene

by Frank Bohanan Environmentally friendly, or “green,” vehicles have gotten a lot of play over the past few years. At the 2001 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, though, there was noticeably less talk of new pollution-reducing technologies. For the most part, they insist...Read More»

2002 Porsche 911 GT2
2001 Detroit Show: Europe Attacks!

Porsche, Volvo, BMW and Mercedes-Benz will all be taking the covers off new production and concept cars at the North American International Auto Show when it opens in Detroit next week. It's a measure of the importance that European manufacturers attach to the Motor City showplace, even though a...Read More»

GM plant
Doing the GM Samba

For Brazilian motorists with access to the Internet, buying a new car is now just a couple mouse clicks away. Since the launch of its new Celta subcompact last September, more than 55 percent of the Brazilians who’ve bought General Motors’ so-called "Popular Car" have placed their orders...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Headlight News Weekly for November 20, 2000

DC REPLACES HOLDENSHIPPERS HOLDING DAEWOO CARSCOURTS FREEZE DAEWOO ASSETSDC MAY IDLE MORE PLANTSRECALL CUT SALES BY 40 PERCENTKIA RECALLS SEPHIASMITSUBISHI REPORTS LOSSFIAT WILL MOVE ARGENTINA ASSEMBLY TO BRAZILBRAZILIAN AUTO WORKERS STRIKETROOPERS RECALLEDNEW REAR CRASH TESTS PROPOSEDPT CRUISER...Read More»

2009 Land Rover LR3 4WD 4-door V8 Temperature Controls
The Takeover Game

It's a grand time to be the CEO of a big car company with even bigger ambitions. Sales are through the roof, as though the Nasdaq never so much as faltered. Some semblance of rationality is at last making its way into the ordering of parts, meaning huge cash savings. And one after another, smaller...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Week of March 20, 2000

FORD BUYS LAND ROVERGM, FIAT CONFIRM ALLIANCEFORD, SPRINT ANNOUNCE SMART ELECTRONICSGHOSN BECOMES NISSAN PRESIDENTMITSU NEEDS ASSURANCE FROM DCL-SERIES, FOCUS TOP RECALL LISTVW WAITS ON BIG THREE PARTS EXCHANGEGM MAY JOIN KOREAN COMPANY TO BID ON DAEWOOOPEC MAY INCREASE PRODUCTION, BUT NOT SOON...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Ramblings for Feb. 28, 2000

Toyota looks to NASCAR As NASCAR completes another thrilling couple of weeks of auto racing at Daytona, a bunch of guys in Torrance, Calif., are among those urging us to "wait till next year!" Only these guys are not the usual bunch with a Ford, GM or even Dodge race car — they’re Toyota...Read More»

2000 Toyota Tacoma
2000 Chicago Show: Trucks and Stuff

CHICAGO — If there were a buzzword from this year’s Chicago auto show, it’d be trucks. Not only are trucks and sport-utes still trendy, but in terms of sales, they’re clearly taking center stage. Joining them at this year’s Chicago show were the next wave of utility — hybrids and...Read More»

Meritor sponsorship
2001 Detroit Show: TCC's Top Picks

Each year, the Detroit auto show begins as a spark of original thought. Maybe a rogue idea wandering through a PR maven’s head, or possibly a stray shape floating through the grey cells of a designer or engineer. Then, somewhere along the line, concepts move out of heads and begin taking on life...Read More»

Meritor sponsorship
2000 Detroit Show: The Final Word

Barry Gilcrest stood wide-eyed and slack-jawed, staring at the Jaguar F-Type concept car tucked neatly into a corner of Detroit’s Cobo Hall. "I’ve always loved Jags," said the suburban auto parts salesman, "and this one, well, I just have to have it." "I just have to have it," gushed Barry...Read More»

m lamborghini reventon 2
Week of December 20, 1999

JAG, VOLVO CALIFORNIA-BOUNDGM WOOS DAEWOODC-HONDA-FIAT-PEUGEOT POSSIBLE?FORD WINS LOYALTY RACETRUCKS OUTSELLING CARS IN 2000?GM VOWS TO OUTSELL FORD TRUCKS"BP" FINDS A HOME AT VWFIELDS TO RUN MAZDASTALLKAMP TO RUN MSXFORD TO MESS WITH TEXASDC NIXES SUPPLIER ‘NET-WORKMICHELIN RETURNS TO F1BUICK...Read More»

1999 Lexus Sport Coupe concept
1999 Tokyo Motor Show: Big Japan

A Shinkansen bullet train whisks itself away from Tokyo’s sleek Ueno train station, bound for the farthest reaches of Japan’s major islands. It uses countless supercomputers and microcircuits to deliver its passengers comfortably and safely, in an environmentally conscious way, all while...Read More»

1999 Ford TH!NK, Frankfurt Auto Show
1999 Frankfurt Show: Final Word

With European sales running at record levels, Earl Hesterberg’s job should be easy. So why is he worried? Hesterberg, sales chief for Ford Motor Co.’s European operations, surveyed the floor of the Frankfurt Motor Show, waiting for the rush of almost 1 million people who will flood the...Read More»

1999 Bugatti Chiron
1999 Frankfurt Show, Part I

One only has to look at a map of the Frankfurt Motor Show to get an idea of its importance. The event, which takes place every other year, fills more than a dozen convention halls and sprawls over nearly a square mile. The Motor Show coincides with what is on line to become a record-breaking year...Read More»

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