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BMW Plays the Race Card?
BMW Plays the Race Card?

Bless the hearts of the workers helping out on BMW’s M3 launch in southern Spain. In order to expedite the number of blood-red M3s circling the track at any given time—and to limit the number of tire-frying laps permitted per car at the ultra-manicured Ascari private track outside...Read More»

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Metrosexual, Petrosexual? Nope – Mustangs Are “Retrosexual”

You wondered what your clothes meant about you, even though you consider “dressy” gear the stuff with buttons. Have no fear, Earnhardt fan: the new Mustang cologne from Aramis doesn’t make you a “metrosexual” or even a “petrosexual” (we’re assuming that means...Read More»

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Fuel Cells Make Traffic History

Think you can’t be caught by an alternative-fuel vehicle for speeding? The Wayne State University police have some news for you. They’re patrolling the Detroit campus with a silver Mercedes-Benz “F-Cell” fuel-cell-powered vehicle—and they’re giving out citations. The...Read More»

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Gibbs Aquada: Whatever floats your amphibious boat

Whatever floats your boat…or in the case of Gibbs Technologies, whatever floats your amphibious automobile. After some earlier setbacks, the company is getting ready to build its Aquada, a three-seat combination boat and sports car. Through two spin-off companies, the partners plan to launch...Read More»

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Pope Lays Down 10 Commandments – of Good Driving?

There’s the law of the land—and now, on the road, there’s God’s law. Or Pope Benedict XVI’s version of it. In one of the more odd stories we’ve seen this year, the Vatican released a set of road rules today, Reuters reports. The 36-page document, called...Read More»

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HUMMER Wedding Unites Couple, Marketing

The trend of underwritten weddings—think Star Jones’ shameless sponsor-shopping—is taking on a distinct odor of gasoline this weekend, when a Nevada couple is united in holy matrimony in the beds of HUMMER trucks, hopefully with hundreds of press in attendance. A skimpy press...Read More»

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Lamborghini Gets Its Own Stamp

There’s no better way of knowing you’ve made it than getting your image on a stamp. Now the Italian Post Office has honored Lamborghini by issuing a Lambo stamp as part of its “Made in Italy” series. Costing €0.85, or about $1, the stamp is actually for the iconic Miura...Read More»

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Is MirraChrome The Next Big Bling?

We tend to be a fairly conservative lot, us British drivers. We don’t like to stick out from the crowd too much in case we’re thought of as crass or vulgar. The most popular color to buy a car in has long been silver, but one U.K. company is now offering a variation on that them. Chrome...Read More»

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The Ultimate Get Out of Jail Free Card?

We here at TheCarConnection.com have run a couple of contests on the best excuse you've used to get out of a speeding ticket. But we have to take our hats off to "Barbie Cummings," the nom de porn of a gal pulled over for a ticket in Tennessee, who apparently fellated her way to scot-free status...Read More»

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N2A: A Corvette-Fifties Chevy Mashup

A lot of strange and intriguing e-mail crosses my digital transom. There are the rants and the raves, the corrections and the questions, and of course, plenty of press releases. You learn whose notes you want to read first—the e-mail hors d’ouevres, if you will—and those always...Read More»

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Left-Lane Hogs: Here’s What You Can Do

We’re all frustrated by drivers who don’t respect the most abused law of traffic: keep right, except to pass. But someone’s finally doing something about it, in the form of a grassroots group that seeks to point out those piggish drivers and change their habits into better driving...Read More»

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When Charged with DUI, Hit the Right PR Note

Paris Hilton, Michelle Rodriguez, George Michael - there's a growing roster of celebs who've been convicted of driving under the influence and managed not to hurt anyone else. And each one of them could take a lesson from TV's Ty Pennington. Hilton finds herself facing jail time for not knowing...Read More»

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Dogs Gone Wild - in Cars!

Could three-point belts for your lil' bow wow be in the offing in Massachusetts? One state legislator says he might be compelled to propose a new law that would keep unrestrained animals from your car. The Boston Herald reports that state Rep. Martin Walsh is annoyed that dogs are running around...Read More»

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Letters to the Editor - April 29, 2007

Global warming, Chrysler’s chronicles, and the cosmic implications of our editor’s writing - it’s all on the table this week as TheCarConnection.com sifts through its mailbox and answers your questions on the big car news of the day.Read More»

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Mad Hatters Take Chrysler Sebring to the Derby

It’s almost the first Saturday in May—and with the approaching Kentucky Derby, Chrysler’s come up with another contest that glibly plugs its latest new products. For the new Sebring convertible, Chrysler’s come up with the “Hats Off to the Derby contest,” in which...Read More»

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Hey, Mister, Wanna Date – or a Truck?

Political correctness be damned. Modern China’s founder, Mao Zedong may have promised a truly egalitarian society, but today’s increasingly capitalistic Chinese have discovered what the West long knew: sex sells. And they seem to have foregone that limiting discipline that has tamed and...Read More»

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PODCAST: Letters to the Editor

Can Buick be saved? If Ford ready to Flex more muscles through a hip-hop DJ? Was Don Imus fired for good reason? And where the hell is Knight Rider’s KITT car? TheCarConnection.com takes its letters to the airwaves this week with a podcast of letters sent in by our readers. Listen in as...Read More»

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D-List Cars Getting Dissed on eBay

Once upon a time, minor celebrities had approved outlets: The Love Boat, Match Game, and Campbell's Soup commercials. But in today's hucksterist economy, the scrappy D-lister needs a heavy dose of self-promotion to keep those invites to other D-listers' parties rolling in. Only, the most recent...Read More»

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New York Show: The Five Best Commercials

Okay, we have to admit that we’ve occasionally been known to sneak off to the bathroom or kitchen or to Guam during commercial breaks. But as anyone who watches the Super Bowl will realize, sometimes the ads are the best part of the show. And that prompted organizers at the New York Auto Show...Read More»

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