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Yikes: July 4 Weekend To Be The Deadliest In Years
Yikes: July 4 Weekend To Be The Deadliest In Years

Millions of Americans are planning road trips for the upcoming holiday weekend. If history is any guide, though, hundreds of those travelers won't return home alive -- and the situation could be especially tragic this year. The National Safety Council projects that the U.S. will see more traffic...Read More»

Automobile accident, Washington, D.C., 1923
July 4: Still The Deadliest Day Of The Year For American Drivers

It's been said before, and unfortunately, it's still true: July 4 remains the deadliest day of the year for American motorists. It's particularly deadly for younger drivers. Between 2008 and 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that a total of 630 people were killed on July 4 --...Read More»

Fireworks at the U.S. Capitol, July 4, 2012
Brace Yourselves: AAA Expects 41 Million Americans To Hit The Roads July 4

Americans: if you're planning to sneak out of town for the long holiday weekend, expect a bit of company along the way. According to AAA, you'll be schlepping to the beaches, mountains, and theme parks with about 40,999,999 fellow travelers. This weekend, AAA expects to see some 41 million...Read More»

Teen driver
July 4 Is The Deadliest Day For Teen Drivers

In the U.S., traffic fatalities have reached record lows. Unfortunately, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that car crashes are still the #1 killer of Americans age 1 to 34. But wait, it gets worse: historically speaking, one of the worst days for traffic fatalities is next Wednesday...Read More»

2005 Opel Vectra OPC
Opel Dumping Vectra Name

At last summer’s British Motor Show Vauxhall launched the new Corsa supermini. At next year’s event it looks like it will be the Vectra. Jonathan Browning, GM Europe vice-president of sales, marketing and aftersales – as well as chairman of Vauxhall, the U.S. company’s UK division –...Read More»

Buick Y-Job
Ten Concepts Detroit Should Have Built

by Rex Roy It could be argued that the 1938 Buick Y-Job stands as the world's first true concept car. Built under the direction of Genera Motors' first design czar, Harley Earl, the Y-Job was never intended for production but instead foreshadowed styling and engineering cues that would pop up on...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Miata Gets Retractable Hardtop

Miata Gets Retractable Hardtop The hardtop convertible trend has struck Mazda, and years of speculation will come to a head at the British International Motor Show next month as the Japanese automaker shows off the new hardtop convertible Miata. The third-generation car will get a specific name...Read More»

Proposed site in Connecticut for Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus' second vehicle plant
Industry Report: June 5, 2006

 Big Three Gain in Harbour Productivity ReportDetroit's Big Three is closing the quality and productivity gap, according to the 2006 Harbour Report, an oft-quoted measure of manufacturing efficiency. But Detroit continued to lag behind the best of the Japanese, especially Nissan, which was the...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
UAW Delays Strike Vote at Delphi

Delphi CEO Hopes for No Strike by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Company can restructure without shutdown, Miller says. Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Supplier plots new course — and asks the judge to turn it that way. The United Auto Workers is holding off on...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
New Car Gadgets and Products: April 2006

More new-car gadgets and products Driver: Parallel Lines, Vol. 1, $9.99 Atari's Driver: Parallel Lines puts your Xbox or Playstation 2 and you in the driver's seat of a Hollywood-style driving game. And now, Apple's iTunes service puts your ears in the same realm with the release of the video...Read More»

Marc Lichte
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»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
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»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
DAILY EDITION: Feb. 10, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Feb. 10, 2004 MINI Cooper Convertible Bows at Geneva It took some time, but next month, the MINI Convertible will debut at the Geneva Auto Show and will hit the road this summer. The Convertible will be one of the eye catchers at the Geneva show that opens for the public on...Read More»

nanoFLOWCELL Quant F prototype, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
SPECIAL REPORT: FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

 SPECIAL REPORT: FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW by TCC Team and Jens Meiners Get TCC’s Frankfurt coverage right now: 2003 Frankfurt Show, Part I by TCC Team (9/8/2003) Mazda3 breaks cover, Volvo gets small with S40, Aston unveils DB9. 2003 Frankfurt Show, Part II by TCC Team (9/9/2003) A vision from Benz...Read More»

2004 Smart forfour
2003 Frankfurt Show, Part II

2003 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/8/2003) Playing a High-Stakes Golf Game Given the honor of opening this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen had the opportunity to introduce an all-new version of one of the world’s best-selling products. While Volkswagen has dramatically...Read More»

2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada SE 2WD Angular Front Exterior View
DAILY EDITION: Sept. 2, 2003

Mitsu Ousts Gagnon, Takes On O’Neill Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Sunday it replaced CEO Pierre Gagnon with Hyundai's U.S. chief Finbarr O'Neill. Gagnon resigned to "pursue other opportunities," but, in fact, was ousted because of Mitsubishi's suddenly bleak results in North America brought about...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
DAILY EDITION: June 6, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: June 6, 2003 Ford Re-Ups on Rebates, Incentives Ford is extending the incentives it most recently offered on most of its cars and trucks through July 9. Reuters reports the company will continue to offer consumers a choice of $3000 in cash rebates or zero-percent financing on...Read More»

Bugatti Legend ‘Jean Bugatti’ Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse  -  2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
2003 Geneva Show, Part III

TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (2/23/2003)Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. 2003 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (3/3/2003)All the best from the Swiss car event of the year. Audi Muscles In The Nuvolari Coupe is officially a “study,” at least for the moment, but...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Consumer Car News: 7/29/02

HONDA AFFIRMS FUEL CELL IN 2002 The goal of hydrogen-powered zero-emissions fuel cell vehicles came a step closer to reality Wednesday when the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made the Honda FCX the first car to receive full certification to be...Read More»

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