2003 Frankfurt Show Preview
2003 Frankfurt Show Preview

Frankfurt’s auto show is nearly a month away — media days are scheduled for Sept. 9-10, with the public opening set for Sept. 11 — but as is usual, German automakers are leading the way with advance pictures and information on their newest vehicles. This year’s Frankfurt show promises to be...Read More»

Gorden Wagener
Power Results Show No Gain

DETROIT — Japanese and German auto manufacturers still dominate a leading measure of quality by J.D. Power and Associates, and most of the industry remains below average in things gone wrong during the first 90 days of ownership. Toyota topped Power's Initial Quality Survey, released Tuesday, for...Read More»

2004 Mercury Monterey
2003 Chicago Auto Show Preview

TCC's Auto Show Index (2/9/2003) Chicago’s annual auto show begins next week — and before you rush in out of the subfreezing temperatures into roomy McCormick Place, members of the media will show up to sample the wares before they go public. This year’s Chicago show will have a tough time...Read More»

2004 Chevrolet Malibu
2003 Detroit Auto Show, Part VIII

 Related Articles: 2003 L.A. Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/1/2003) 2003 Detroit Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/2/2003) . MAZDA SETS PRICE FOR NEW RX-8 Mazda’s newly-revived, rotary-powered sports car will carry a base price of $25,180. That figure covers the version of the four-seat RX-8...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
DAILY EDITION: Mar. 28, 2002

FORD FIVE HUNDRED COMING IN ‘04 A tall-roof sedan based on the Ford CrossTrainer crossover will go on sale in 2004, Ford will announce at the New York auto show on Thursday. The Five Hundred puts an emphasis on interior room — larger than the current Taurus, the Five Hundred purports to offer...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 9/24/01

FIAT STILL ON THE FENCE OVER GM/DAEWOO DEAL General Motors Corporation’s global alliance partner, Italian giant Fiat, isn’t so sure about the level of its participation in the world’s top automaker’s takeover of Daewoo Motor. After better than a year of wrangling, GM has secured its...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
TCC's Daily Edition: 9/18/01

GM HOLDS LINE ON EARNINGS AND PRODUCTION ESTIMATES Less than a week after Ford announced a significant drop in both its vehicle-production and earnings-per-share estimates for the third quarter of this year, General Motors says that it’s sticking with its predictions. Eighty-three cents per share...Read More»

Opel Frogster Concept Frankfurt 2001
2001 Frankfurt Auto Show III

2001 Frankfurt Auto Show Index Talk about the '01 Frankfurt show here! FROGSTER: A BIG LEAP.  It takes a leap of faith to imagine the Opel Frogster transformed into a production car. But it’s clear the automaker is looking to stretch some boundaries with this virtual concept vehicle.  “When...Read More»

2002 Audi A4 Cabriolet
2001 Frankfurt Auto Show IV

2001 Frankfurt Auto Show Index Talk about the '01 Frankfurt show here! Pininfarina/Ford Start Concept Italian design house Pininfarina showcased the Ford Start concept at Frankfurt. The car, a 2+2 said to be derived from a Ford car platform, attempts to ask the question of whether or not another...Read More»

2002 Maserati Spyder
2001 Frankfurt Show Preview

2001 Frankfurt Auto Show Index Official Web site for IAA Frankfurt September’s around the corner — and in the hinterlands of Germany, that can only mean one thing. Yep, it’s another Frankfurt auto show, and the world’s automotive makes are busy putting the final touches on concepts and...Read More»

Dream Cruise overhead
2001 Dream Cruise, Day One

by Jim Kenzie More from the 2001 Woodward Dream Cruise BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — Why does Pebble Beach get more coverage in automotive magazines (yes, and automotive Web sites) than the Woodward Dream Cruise? Is it a better show? No. Who wants to see Ralph Lauren’s Duesenberg yet again, which he paid...Read More»

Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric minicar crash-tested by ADAC, December 2010, screen capture
TCC Daily Edition: 8/17/01

Welcome to TheCarConnection's Daily Edition, the best source of industry news-delivered FREE right to your e-mail inbox. There’s nothing like TCC Daily News to start off your day (unless, of course, we’re up against a fresh cup of coffee). As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions for...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Weekly News: June 25, 2001

REPLACEMENT TIRES DANGEROUS, TOO? The blame was pointed in all directions on Capitol Hill this past week, as Ford Motor Company, Bridgestone Firestone, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provided heated testimony to Congressional investigators. Representative (and head...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Weekly News: April 2, 2001

EXIDE PAYS FOR PAST MISTAKES Exide Technologies has finally reached a plea agreement in an Illinois federal court, closing the door on the dishonest dealings of former Exide management. With the settlement, Exide will pay about $27.5 million in fines, payable over five years, and the federal...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»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of September 25, 2000


Chrysler PT Cruiser
Cruiser’s Crash Results Questioned

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) put the first black mark on DaimlerChrysler's latest hit, the PT Cruiser, when it gave its car/truck hybrid just two out of five stars on its head-on collision tests. Getting two stars means that there is a 36 to 45-percent chance the...Read More»

2010 GMC Granite Concept
Ramblings for July 17, 2000

GMC and the brand-management shakeout There is a shakeout underway among the U.S. car companies, with Eagle and Plymouth already falling by the wayside, and Mercury’s future is in doubt. Yet GM is intent on saving all their brands, and has brought in a whole crop of outside brand specialists to...Read More»

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