1999

Safety Group Points To Jeep Grand Cherokee Fire Concerns
Safety Group Points To Jeep Grand Cherokee Fire Concerns

On Friday, the Center for Auto Safety petitioned NHTSA to initiate a defect investigation that could potentially cover hundreds of thousands of Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs from model years 1993 through 2004. According to the group, on these older Grand Cherokee models, the plastic fuel tank actually...Read More»

1926 Pontiac Two-Door Coach, owned by Paul Jaszczak
Found: America's Oldest Pontiac...and Oldest Original Pontiac Owner

As the guy with the signboard used to promise, the end is nigh. Pontiac is about to recede into automotive history, but with 84 years of Ponchos out there (1926-2010), it'll be a while before they pass from our memories. Back in June, we wrote about the Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance in...Read More»

Bugatti Diva 15-Bar Pump Espresso Machine
Bugatti Coffee Maker Also Offers Jolt, Sticker-Shock

Sadly, we here at Stalag TCC cannot afford to own Bugattis. Yes, a fortunate few get to test drive them, but when the sun goes down, we head home in humbler rides. However, there'll soon be a way for even schmoes like us to get a piece of the Bugatti pie, thanks to the Bugatti Diva 15-Bar Pump...Read More»

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
Bugatti Bordeaux Will Have to Wait

  We've shown you the grainy teaser photo of that new Bugatti concept--some call it the Bordeaux, some sources pick it out as a new Royale. Whatever the name, you'll need to exercise some patience--because, when it comes to an actual, real successor to today's Bugatti Veyron, the car-enthusiast...Read More»

Ferrari TR 59
Competing California Concours Events Fire Up In August

Californians may have their share of problems these days, but come August, they'll be the envy of auto fans around the globe. Not only will they be nearer than most to the 59th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, but they'll also be near the first-ever "Concours d’Ignorance: An Automotive...Read More»

2009 BMW 7-Series
31st-Anniversary 7 Series Featured in Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

Moneyed fans of the BMW 7 Series, your chance to be one of 31 individuals who pick up a brand-new 750Li from Germany and drive it through the French Riviera is nigh. Courtesy of the folks at Needless Markup Neiman Marcus, in conjunction with the team at BMW Individual, special 31st-anniversary 7...Read More»

2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
Pebble Beach: Something Cadillac, Something Bugatti

We're making a plan for Pebble Beach, and we're making it soon: TheCarConnection.com is headed to the classic concours in California on August 14, where we're bringing you the first look at a new Cadillac. Since we have to have something to make it look good for the home office while we swill...Read More»

Bertone BAT 11
BAT 11 Out of Hell?

By all rights, the BAT 11 simply shouldn't exist. The incredibly sexy sportscar, pictured above, is the work of the folks at Stile Bertone. Certainly, you've heard that name before. It's penned the designs for a long procession of over-the-top autos, such as the Lamborghini Countach. But when work...Read More»

Woody Allen Bubble Car
Breaking Wind? Bubble Cars and Aero Trucks

After being put into suspended animation following a botched operation, Woody Allen wakes up centuries in the future - as a wanted man. Looking to escape, he steals an aerodynamic bubble car in one of the most memorable scenes from the film Sleeper. For decades, the image shown above has resurfaced...Read More»

U.S. Automakers Score Big in China

Things may be slack at home, but the Big Three U.S. automakers are going gangbusters in the world’s fastest-growing new car market. First-quarter data from China shows that Ford Motor Co. saw a 47 percent increase in sales during the first quarter of 2007. Ford “has now achieved four...Read More»

Buick Teases with Hint of Invicta Concept Car

The image is little more than a series of sweeping lines and arcing curves, but use a bit of imagination and you might just see something more in this sketch, the first official hint of what will, in a few weeks, be revealed as the 2009 Buick Invicta Concept car. Indeed, it’s more than that, the...Read More»

2008 Buick Invicta concept
Buick Invicta Concept: Shanghaied in New York

It won't be displayed in the clay until the Beijing auto show on April 19, but Buick's letting more than a few whispers out about its new Invicta concept. While we're amassing for the New York auto show, Buick's eye ahead to Beijing will include a fully realized concept version of this sketch...Read More»

Buick Riviera Concept Will Morph into Next LaCrosse

It’ll be worth taking a second – and closer – look at the Buick Riviera concept car when it makes its North American debut at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. First seen in Shanghai last summer, it’s likely to get crowded out of the headlines by first-time previews, such as General Motors’...Read More»

Shaking Things Up at the Shanghai Motor Show

Forget the Mao suits and rickshaws. If you want to see some of the sexiest couture draped over the latest cars and concept vehicles, head to China. TCC Team, Publisher of TheCarConnection.com, was on hand for the press preview at this year’s Shanghai Motor Show, and files this report on the...Read More»

PODCAST: Letters to the Editor

Can Buick be saved? If Ford ready to Flex more muscles through a hip-hop DJ? Was Don Imus fired for good reason? And where the hell is Knight Rider’s KITT car? TheCarConnection.com takes its letters to the airwaves this week with a podcast of letters sent in by our readers. Listen in as...Read More»

A million doesn't go very far anymore

You wouldn't have a hard time finding Bob Petersen's "Round-Door" Rolls. Not with the wing-like rear end capped by a massive, vertical fin. Though it didn't capture the Pebble BeachBest-in-Show honors, it was one of the clear crowd favorites at the 2005 Concour d'Elegance. Not that many years ago...Read More»

Pebble Beach Weekend, Part II

It's not easy trying to relax on the Monterey Peninsula this weekend, certainly not if you're into classic cars. Yesterday, I blogged about my incredible drive in a Ferrari F430 over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Later in the day, I swapped into a 612 Scaglietti for the final leg down to...Read More»

California Mille 2010
Are you into leather?

When you're as old as I am, (older than dirt, as TCC Editor Marty Padgett often reminds me), you like to reminisce about the old days. Fact is, there are some things I'd like to forget about, such as the hard vinyl bench seats of my first few cars. They were uncomfortable, unpleasant to the touch...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Week of December 27, 1999

CLINTON SETS NEW EMISSIONS RULESGM, HONDA JOIN HANDSFORD SNIFFS AROUND DAEWOOFEDS: DON’T FRET Y2K GAS SUPPLIESFORD ZIPS ALONG WITH POST OFFICECHRYSLER BLASTS OLD RECORDSFORD GRADES ON THE CURVEGM GETS LONG-AWAITED HUMMERHARLEY USURPS HONDAVIRGIN DOES PLANES, SODAS, AND NOW, CARSLIGHTS OUT AT NEW...Read More»

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