2006

Daily Edition: Feb. 21, 2006
Daily Edition: Feb. 21, 2006

Street Names Contest Winners! Apparently, a lot of you went nuts over TheCarConnection's Wild, Weird, and Wacky Street Names Contest, at least if we judge by the number of entries that flooded into our digital mailbox - more than 2500 arrived since the competition was launched last December. And...Read More»

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World Report: Feb. 20, 2006

Mazda Begins Leasing Hydrogen Rotaries Mazda says it will begin leasing a version of the RX-8 in Japan that can be powered by gasoline or hydrogen. The RX-8 Hydrogen RE, Reuters reports, is based on the sportscar of the same name, and can be run on either fuel at the flick of a switch. The...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
TCC Trivia: Feb. 17, 2006

byMurray Jackson Get more TCC Trivia 1. According to its license plates, which state is the "Sportsman's Paradise"? 2. Which state issued "The Hospitality State" license plates from 1977 to 1981? 3. For which car company was O.J. Simpson a TV spokesperson in 1970? 4. This company's beautiful...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Feb. 17, 2006

VW Has Concept A for Geneva When you think "child of a new era," do you think Britney Spears or Volkswagen? VW wants you to believe that child is its new Concept A, a crossover coming to the Geneva Motor Show as a concept vehicle that could give away some details of the upcoming Marrakesh ute. The...Read More»

2006 Lincoln Zephyr 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View
Daily Edition: Feb. 13, 2006

TCC's Street Names Contest: Finalists! Our readers, it seems, have crisscrossed every inch of the country looking for the wildest, weirdest, and wackiest street names, and since we launched our contest on December 20, they've come up with some amazing signs of our time. We can't tell you how many...Read More»

2008 Scion xB 5dr Wagon Auto (Natl) Rear Exterior View
GM spending million in Michigan

Spy Shots: 2008 Scion xB Scion's hot-selling xB is due to be redesigned soon, and the replacement vehicle is expected to be larger than the current model.  This photo captures a prototype mule, obviously based on the current xB, but stretched, which seems to confirm that the new xB will be at...Read More»

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2006 Chicago Auto Show: Last Words

2006 Chicago Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/6/2006) TCC TeamPublisher Biggest Story: Could it be anything other than the new Toyota Tundra? TheChicago show was once the nation’s biggest, and it’s beginning to regain some traction lately, than to previews like this one. Best New Concept...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
TCC Trivia: Feb. 10, 2006

byMurray Jackson Get more TCC Trivia 1. Name the U.S. race track that contains Corkscrew and Andretti corners. 2. Which U.K. carmaker adopted the print-ad slogan "Extreme motoring"? 3. In the 1960s, American Motors Corporation made a small, air-cooled, 4x4 vehicle for the Marines. What was it...Read More»

2006 Lincoln Zephyr 4-door Sedan Angular Rear Exterior View
Daily Edition: Feb. 8, 2006

GM Announces New Cuts General Motors Corp. announced a new wave of cost-cutting, aimed at stuffing criticism the company hasn't moved fast enough to meet the challenges that contributed to $8.6 billion loss in 2005. Richard Wagoner, GM's chairman and chief executive officer, said Tuesday GM...Read More»

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2006 Chicago Auto Show Preview

2006 Detroit Auto Show: Last Words by TCC Team (1/16/2006)Best new concepts, worst press conferences, and other pithy observations. The Chicago Auto Show begins this week for the media and the public. And among the introductions you'll see here starting Wednesday on TheCarConnection are cars and...Read More»

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2006 Chicago Auto Show Coverage

2006 Chicago Auto Show: Last Words by TCC Team (2/12/2006)To sum it up: there are a lot of trucks here, aren't there? NEW VEHICLES 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche Goes Flex-Fuel by Marty Padgett (2/8/2006) 2008 Toyota Tundra Takes On GM, Ford, Dodge (2/8/2006) 2007 Dodge Nitro Gets R/T Model, Load ‘N Go...Read More»

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New Products: February 2006

Jaguar Nambé Tri-Corner Bowl, $139 Some fine auto-related gifts don't come with ignition keys or fill markings. Jaguar's range of products from its design sphere include these Nambé bowls designed by sculptor Richard K. Thomas. Jaguar says their "classic, elegant lines reflect the tradition of...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
TCC Trivia: Feb. 3, 2006

byMurray Jackson 1. In the late 1950s, this European car was distributed in the U.S.A. by Studebaker-Packard Corporation. 2. This synthetic tire-cord material, introduced in the late 1940s, caused morning "flat spots". 3. What car did James Dean drive in the 1955 movie "Rebel Without a Cause"? 4...Read More»

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News of the Weird: January 2006

Researcher Jean-Louis Martin of the Universite Claude Bernard inLyon, France, found (for a December British Medical Journal article) that consuming cannabis (marijuana) doubled motorists’ likelihood of a fatal auto collision, and alarming news headlines about the report followed. Less prominently...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
TCC Trivia: Jan. 27, 2006

by Murray Jackson Get more TCC Trivia 1. Which Beach Boys song contains the words "competition clutch with the 4-on-the-floor"? 2. License plates in Canada's Northwest Territories have this distinctive feature. 3. Which vehicles were racing in Chuck Berry's song "Maybellene"? 4. Name the Dodge...Read More»

2006 Audi Roadjet concept
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part X

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Audi Q5 in the Making? Audi unveiled the Roadjet concept, which indicates that design chief Walter de‘Silva is moving toward a more pronounced V-form for the nose of new models. The Roadjet concept gives may be the concept of a new model between...Read More»

2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part XI

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006)   GM Slashing Prices, Hoping to Cut Incentives General Motors will slash prices on about 80 percent of the cars, trucks and crossovers it sells in theU.S. the automaker announced Tuesday, a significant ramp-up of the Value Pricing strategy the...Read More»

2006 Mahindra Scorpio
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part XIII

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Camaro Was Sent Back to Drawing Board The Chevy Camaro concept was undoubtedly one of the stars of the 2006 NAIAS, but it could have looked very different. GM’s product boss Bob Lutz admitted the retro-styled 2+2 had been sent back to the...Read More»

2006 MINI Traveller Detroit concept
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part VI

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Lincoln Sports New Face, New Outlook The perennial question – what is Lincoln ? – may finally be answered by two concepts unveiled at this year’s North American International Auto Show. The MKS show car intends to show where the troubled...Read More»

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