Racing News and Notes: Nov. 21, 2005
Racing News and Notes: Nov. 21, 2005

Here the latest racing news from around the globe: Formula 1:   • On Monday, the BMW team announced that it will be known as the BMW Sauber F1 Team for at least the next five years. The name reflects the combination of BMW’s works effort with what was Sauber Grand Prix, which was purchased by...Read More»

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Racing News and Notes: Oct. 31, 2005

Formula 1: • Speed TV’s Robin Miller is reporting that reigning IRL and Indy 500 champ Dan Wheldon will announce an F1 deal this week. The deal is reportedly a test-driver deal, with a full-time race seat option for 2007. • The Formula One Commission met last Monday, and made some big...Read More»

2005 Peugeot 20CUP concept
2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part V

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005) Toyota RAV4 Toyota introduced the third-generation RAV4 on the Frankfurt stand. Although the model is popular in the States, according to Toyota it’s also Europe’s best-selling SUV. In the European market, the RAV4 will offer Toyota ’s new...Read More»

2005 Skoda Yeti concept
2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part II

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005) Mitsubishi Concept-Sportback Using the marketing slogan, “Drive Alive,” Mitsubishi unveiled a new but anticipated Concept-Sportback, which offers a glimpse of what the next-generation Lancer — or at least one of its bodystyles — will be...Read More»

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August Sales Run Slower at GM

Katrina Shatters Auto World, Too by Mike Davis (9/5/2005) Automotive losses underscore the human ones. Asian carmakers continued to post big sales gains in August as the employee discounts for all from domestic manufacturers began running out of steam. Overall, the sales were essentially flat...Read More»

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2005 Chicago Auto Show, Part I

2005 Chicago Auto Show Index by TCC Hyundai Welcomes Newbies with Portico Hyundai sales are up 364 percent since 1998, according to U.S. chief Bob Cosmai — and new products like the Santa Fe and XG sedan have fueled those sales. For the next year Hyundai will continue to aggressively build out...Read More»

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2005 Detroit Auto Show, Part VI

2005 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/8/2005) Return of the Four-Door Convertible? It’s been nearly four decades since a major manufacturer – Lincoln – last produced a four-door convertible. But is there another one heading to market in the near future? Tucked away from the crowds in...Read More»

2005 Kia Mesa concept
2005 Detroit Auto Show, Part VII

2005 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/8/2005)VW Sees New Losses in U.S. Fresh new products such as the Jetta and the Passat won't be enough to wipe out the red ink at Volkswagen of America. Hans Dieter Poetsch, Volkswagen AG's chief financial officer, confirmed in an interview at the North...Read More»

2005 Jeep Gladiator concept
2005 Detroit Auto Show, Part I

2005 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/8/2005) 300C, Escape Win North American Car/Truck Of the Year Chrysler’s 300 series sedan and Ford’s Escape Hybrid vehicle captured top honors in this year’s North American Car- and Truck-of-the-Year awards. The NACTOY presentation, which served to...Read More»

2005 Acura RD-X concept
2005 Detroit Show Preview II

Related Articles: 2005 Detroit Show Preview I (12/9/2004) The domestic brands (plus one) show off their stuff. 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/5/2005)2005 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/8/2005) TCC Previews Los Angeles/Detroit Auto Shows If you’re even only vaguely...Read More»

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Paris Auto Show: The Highlights

Paris Auto Show: The Highlights Get all our Paris coverage here: 2004 Paris Auto Show, Part I by TCC Team (9/23/2004) Chevy goes global, S3X slips under Freudian radar, Opel Astra GTC clears the air, and Ford's new Focus takes aim. 2004 Paris Auto Show, Part II by Marty Padgett (9/23/2004) BMW goes...Read More»

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Industry Report: Sept. 6, 2004

Power Stifles PIN Data With Media J.D. Power and Associates is readying a letter to reporters covering the auto industry that the firm will no longer provide manufacturer, brand or model specific data for news stories. The new policy, say executives familiar with the change, was brought about by...Read More»

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2004 Woodward Dream Cruise, Part III

The weather both cursed and blessed the past week’s Tenth Annual Woodward Dream Cruise. Officially, the Dream Cruise only happens all day the third Saturday of August. Because it is still a spontaneous "people" event — despite numerous corporate sponsorships and hangers-on — the parade of...Read More»

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2004 Woodward Dream Cruise

They called it cruising. And in the ‘50s and ‘60s, it was one of the favorite pastimes of American youth. It was an era of innocence and high octane gasoline, fast cars and poodle skirts, burgers and “hole shots.” No place had the action found in the northern suburbs of Detroit , where the...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Aug. 6, 2004

Detroit Incentives Hit $4k Detroit is spending a whopping $4011 in incentives per vehicle sold in July on average, according to Edmunds's True Cost of Incentives report. That figure remains significantly higher than the record industry average $2885 per vehicle. GM remains the biggest spender of...Read More»

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2004 Meadow Brook Concours

The 21st Annual Concours d'Élégance at Meadow Brook, a Dodge-money estate some 30 miles north of Detroit, almost was undone — literally — this year by a line squall that late the afternoon before moved swiftly across Michigan with an infernal wind at its cutting edge. Chaos struck Detroit's...Read More»

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Daily Edition: May. 17, 2004

Toyota earns $10 billion That's $10 billion with a "b." Toyota Motor on Tuesday became the first Japanese company to report a net profit of over a trillion yen, or about $10 billion U.S. greenbacks. Toyota's global sales are slightly ahead of Ford Motor Co., but considering Ford earned just $675...Read More»

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INDUSTRY REPORT: Feb. 16, 2004

NUMMI Marks 20 Years General Motors and Toyota celebrated 20 years of their New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) joint-venture near San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday. Both Toyota Motor Corporation President Fujio Cho and General Motors Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner, on hand for the...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Saab 9-7X Coming to New York

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Dec. 18, 2003 Saab 9-7X Coming to New York Saab will introduce its first SUV at next year’s New York auto show. The 2005 Saab 9-7X will offer standard all-wheel-drive and two engine choices, neither of which were specified in a release issued Tuesday. The mid-size SUV will...Read More»

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