1999

A million doesn't go very far anymore
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»

1933 Delage D8S De Villars Roadster
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»

2017 J.D. Power Dependability Study results
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»

Richard Hill
Week of November 1, 1999

FORD OPENS 'STANG TO TUNERSNEXT-GEN AIRBAGS ARE SAFERDC EARNS $1.6 BILLION IN Q3FORD AD GOES GLOBALGM PLANS HUGE DETROIT SHOWHONDA PASSES NISSANBMW X5 DEBUTS ON EBAYJENSEN IS REBORNWINKLER HEADS FORD CREDITCHRYSLER SUED OVER DEBTORSNHTSA LOOKS INTO DC RAMSMITSU CUTS WORK FORCEFORD TRUCKS GET...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of October 25, 1999

MITSU’S ON THE MARKETNISSAN MAY DITCH SUBARU STAKERENAULT MAY BOOST NISSAN HOLDINGSDC NOT TALKING TO ANYONEEATON’S RETIREMENT SEEN SOONGM SLASHES DEVELOPMENT TIMEGM GETS USED-CAR STORE, FINALLYISUZU GIVES LONGEST WARRANTYPIRELLI DENIES CONTI MERGERFORD, MAZDA PLAN ON 250K UTESPAILLART DITCHES...Read More»

Bentley Grand Convertible Concept  -  2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
1999 Tokyo Motor Show Part I

Tokyo’s Motor Show takes place at Makuhari Messe, a complex of warehouse-styled convention halls northeast of Tokyo. Every other year, the world’s major car players bring the best they’ve got – concepts and production vehicles sold in Japan – to the party out by Tokyo’s international...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima
1999 Tokyo Motor Show, Part II

HONDA FCX A full-size fuel-cell vehicle, there’s plenty of room in the FCX since its very thin fuel cells are stored beneath the floor. The short hood gives the car a dramatic cab-forward stance; inside, the FCX has delicately shaped seats and a futuristic digital dashboard. HONDA SPOCKET From...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima
1999 Tokyo Motor Show, Part III

FORD 021C If you don’t get it, "then you’re probably not meant to," says Marc Newson, the celebrated Australian product designer who got a chance to design his first car for Ford’s Tokyo exhibit. Forget fancy electronics and futuristic powertrains, the in-your-face 021C is a back-to-basics...Read More»

Ghosn wall
1999 Tokyo Motor Show: Final Word

The halls at Makuhari Messe are nearly as crowded as a Tokyo subway car this week, now that the doors have opened on Japan’s biennial auto show. The Tokyo Motor Show is one of the automotive world’s biggest events, with more than 1.5 million people expected to make the trek out to the suburban...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»

Nissan IDx Freeflow Concept  -  2013 Tokyo Motor Show
1999 Tokyo Motor Show Index

1999 Tokyo Motor Show by Marty Padgett (10/18/1999) 1999 Tokyo Show Photo Gallery I by Marty Padgett (10/20/1999) 1999 Tokyo Photo Gallery II by John Rettie (10/20/1999) 1999 Tokyo Photo Gallery III by TCC Team (10/20/1999) The 33rd Tokyo Motor Show - 1999 by TCC Team (10/20/1999)Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of October 4, 1999

FORD, UAW REACH AGREEMENTDC HQ RUMORS FLYDC TO BUILD BRUTE-UTEAUDI TT GETS HANDLING FIXFORD, PEUGEOT INK DIESEL DEALSTATE FARM NAILED FOR USING ‘FAKE’ PARTSEPA ORDERS BIG TRUCKS CLEANMERCURY TO LIVE?L-M HEATS UP WEB WARSAUTOBYTEL STARTS AUCTIONS FORD, UAW REACH AGREEMENT After weeks of...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of October 4, 1999

FORD, UAW REACH AGREEMENTDC HQ RUMORS FLYDC TO BUILD BRUTE-UTEAUDI TT GETS HANDLING FIXFORD, PEUGEOT INK DIESEL DEALSTATE FARM NAILED FOR USING ‘FAKE’ PARTSEPA ORDERS BIG TRUCKS CLEANMERCURY TO LIVE?L-M HEATS UP WEB WARSAUTOBYTEL STARTS AUCTIONS FORD, UAW REACH AGREEMENT After weeks of...Read More»

1999 Mercury Tracer LS
Week of September 27, 1999

DC SHAKES UP BOARDMBUSA’S JACKSON TO HEAD AUTONATIONSMART RACE DOWN TO 1IS PLYMOUTH DEAD?HONDA GETS INSIGHTFORD GOES ONLINE WITH MICROSOFTMERCURY LOSES ITS MYSTIQUENEW AIRBAG STANDARD BREWING?FORD, CAW REACH TERMSGM, FORD TELL SUPPLIERS TO ‘GET GREEN’BREED FILES FOR CHAPTER 11VW BUILDS 100...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»

2000 Porsche Boxster
1999 Frankfurt Show, Part II

OOH, THAT SMARTS. Just a day before the Frankfurt show’s press preview came word that the head of DaimlerChrysler's troubled Smart car operation is quitting because of differences over how to market the microcompact two-seater. Lars Brorsen's resignation will take effect Oct. 1. But despite this...Read More»

Bugatti Legend ‘Jean Bugatti’ Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse  -  2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
1999 Frankfurt Auto Show Index

1999 Frankfurt Auto Show by TCC Team (9/20/1999) DaimlerChrysler in Frankfurt by TCC Team (9/20/1999) 1999 Frankfurt Photo Gallery I by TCC Team (9/20/1999) 1999 Frankfurt Photo Gallery ll by TCC Team (9/20/1999)Read More»

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