Racing News and Notes, May 22
Racing News and Notes, May 22

     Here’s the news from the world of motorsports:   Formula 1   • Done Deal: The Memorandum of Understanding signed at Barcelona by the member teams of the Grand Prix Manufacturers Association – Toyota, Honda, BMW, Renault and Mercedes-Benz – was officially signed this past week by...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2-door Coupe SS Angular Rear Exterior View
Racing Results: May 5-7, 2006

  It was another busy weekend. Formula 1 was at Germany’s Nurburgring for the Grand Prix of Europe (an excuse to give Michael Schumacher’s homeland two races each year), while NASCAR’s Nextel Cup and Busch series ran night races on Friday and Saturday at the lovely three-quarter-mile...Read More»

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Racing News and Notes, May 8

     Here’s the news from the world of motorsports:   Formula 1   • Ide Out, Montagny In at Super Aguri: Oft-criticized rookie Yuji Ide was benched by Super Aguri Racing early last week, being demoted to test driver while former Renault test driver Franck Montagny was called up to take his...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2-door Coupe SS Side Exterior View
Racing Results: April 28-30, 2006

  Many of the major series were off this weekend, as so racing fans were limited to NASCAR’s Nextel Cup and Busch series at the ultra-fast Talladega Superspeedway, and the Craftsman Truck Series at Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis. Speaking of ultra-fast, the NHRA Powerade Drag...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Rear Exterior View
Racing News and Notes, April 10

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • Toyota ‘Suspends’ Gascoyne: Toyota’s technical director Mike Gascoyne got a copy of the home game last week, just as the team scored its first podium of the year. Officially, Toyota says that Gascoyne, who came to the team from...Read More»

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Racing News and Notes, March 27

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: IRL • Paul Dana Killed at Homestead: IRL IndyCar Series rookie Paul Dana, 30, was fatally injured in a two-car crash during the morning warm-up prior to Sunday’s season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway. At 10:03 am, just three minutes into the...Read More»

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GM: Turnaround Is Working

2007 Cadillac Escalade by TCC Team (3/26/2006)Bigger, better and blingier. Delphi Deadline Draws Near by Joseph Szczesny (3/26/2006)Will March 30 bring strikes or settlements? Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM by Joseph Szczesny (3/24/2006)UAW agrees to cuts at company, Delphi. Final sales figures for...Read More»

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Delphi Deadline Draws Near

Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM by Joseph Szczesny (3/24/2006)UAW agrees to cuts at company, Delphi. GM, UAW Reach Delphi Deal by TCC Team (3/22/2006)Sweeping buyouts to help GM right Delphi, job cuts. The bankrupt Delphi Corp. faces some critical choices this week as the deadline for revising its...Read More»

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2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part IV

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Toyota Aims for One Million European Sales Toyota wants to sell a million vehicles in Europe each year, according to Toyota Motor Europe’s Executive Vice President and COO, Thierry Dombreval. Dombreval put the goal on the record at the...Read More»

2006 Volkswagen GTI
Flint: VW’s Sinking Ship?

2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI by Conor Twomey (2/26/2006)Recapturing enough essence. VW Turns To GTI For Juice by Jim Burt (2/26/2006)Company pins GTI hopes on a curious new icon. I’ve always had a soft spot for Volkswagen. I was a soldier in the occupation army inGermany as VW rebuilt itself. They...Read More»

2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 2-door 4 Cabriolet Side Exterior View
2006 Geneva Show Preview, Part II

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Geneva Brings New 911 Turbo The upcoming Geneva Motor Show will be the setting for the launch of Porsche’s sixth-generation 911 Turbo. The new Turbo model will show up at the Palexpo in March, powered by a 480-hp version of the classic...Read More»

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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 intended to slash 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»

2008 Ford Fusion 4-door Sedan V6 SEL FWD Side Exterior View
Racing News and Notes, Dec. 26, 2005

  We hope you’re all enjoying the holiday season. It was a fairly slow news week on the motorsports front, but here are a few juicy morsels to tide you over until the New Year: Formula 1:   • Hello, I Must Be Going: Recently-crowned World Drivers Champion Fernando Alonso dropped a bombshell...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Dec. 6, 2005

Mitsu Has Eclipse Spyder, Concept-CT for Detroit The Mitsu Eclipse coupe is being joined by a convertible version set to show up at the Detroit auto show in four weeks. Mitsubishi confirmed the appearance by issuing this sketch of the new ragtop, which it will sell as a 2007 model. The convertible...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Nov. 17, 2005

Delphi Contract Offer "Ridiculous," Says UAW The war of words over the bankruptcy filing at Delphi is heating up, with UAW leader Ron Gettelfinger calling the supplier’s proposed wage cuts “ridiculous.” The Associated Press reports that Gettelfinger would not reveal the content of the latest...Read More»

2005 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT ULEV Angular Front Exterior View
2005 Tokyo Motor Show, Part VII

TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (10/3/2005)Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. 2005 Tokyo Motor Show Index by TCC Team (10/18/2005) Giugiaro’s Ferrari Celebration One of the most striking cars on display at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show was also among the most difficult...Read More»

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Racing Results: September 23-25, 2005

There was a lot happening this past weekend, with Formula 1 in Brazil, NASCAR’s Nextel Cup and Busch Series at Dover and the Craftsman Truck Series joining the Champ Car Series in Las Vegas . The IRL made its first visit to historic Watkins Glen for its third-ever road race, accompanied by the...Read More»

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2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part VII

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005)   VW’s Bernhard Lays Down Ultimatum Even as Volkswagen wrapped up a major product offensive with this week’s debut of its Eos hardtop/convertible, the brand’s new boss, Wolfgang Bernhard, told that the future of the...Read More»

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