Volvo Record Holder And The Man Who Loves It
Volvo Record Holder And The Man Who Loves It

Dear Irv, I can call you Irv can’t I; anyone who’s driven the same car 2.8 million miles has to be a regular guy. I read about your goal to turn 3 million miles by the time you celebrate your 73rd birthday and please accept my wishes that your recent 70th birthday was a great day. You compared...Read More»

Pirelli P-Zero Super Trofeo tire
How Safe Can An Old Tire Be?

Tire aging has surfaced as an issue in a civil trial that has two huge automotive names defending themselves in a Montana courtroom. Ford and Firestone are two of the defendants in the case. The details of the accident emerged as lawyers made opening statements and were reported in the online...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Equinox
2010 Chevrolet Equinox $1,800 Less Than 2009 Model

In a statement today, Ed Peper of Chevrolet announced that the all-new 2010 Chevrolet Equinox small SUV will retail for $1,800 less than the outgoing 2009 model it replaces. The vehicle will begin at $23,185 when it goes on sale this June. But the new model is far from de-contented; mechanically...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Dashboard
Racing News and Notes, July 24

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • Renault Wants Raikkonen: Renault’s team president Alain Dassas told Italy’s Gazzetto dello Sport newspaper this week that signing McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen for 2007 is his team’s “main priority.” Renault, of course, is losing...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»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Industry Report: May 29, 2006

  Ford Credit Rating Under Fire AgainFord Motor Co.'s slow turnaround has prompted Standard & Poor's to placing both the automaker and Ford Motor Credit Co. on CreditWatch with negative implications, which could lead to another downgrade that would quickly drive up the company's borrowing...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
GM Shares Rise on Buy Recommendations

GM Shares Rise on Buy RecommendationsWith General Motors still struggling to sell its buyout plan to blue-collar workers, and struggling to avert a strike at its major supplier,Delphi , times are still tough for the ailing automaker. But GM got a strong vote of support Wednesday from at least one...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Racing News and Notes, April 24

  Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1   • Schumacher Takes Record Pole: Most of the entries in the Formula 1 record book have “M. Schumacher” listed beside them. On Saturday, on of the few that have eluded the seven-time World Champion also fell. In taking the pole...Read More»

2006 Hyundai Elantra 4-door Sedan GLS Auto Rear Seats
2006 New York Auto Show, Part V

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) Hyundai’s New Elantra: Bigger Than The Rest Hyundai is rolling steadily toward its goal of selling 500,000 vehicles in 2006, vice president John Krafcik told New York audiences on Thursday. The brand saw record sales in January and...Read More»

2004 Ferrari ENZO
Daily Edition: Apr. 11, 2006

Saturn Has New Outlook The Saturn Outlook is a three-row, eight-passenger crossover vehicle that goes into production late this year inMichigan. The Outlook is based on GM's new crossover vehicle platform, Lambda, that will also see a new Buick Enclave wagon and a GMC with the unconfirmed name of...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»

2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part IV

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Turnarounds Are Easy It’s what happens next that’s difficult, said Brad Bradshaw, general manager of the Nissan Division. “It’s always easier to turn around a company than to sustain it, and that’s where we find ourselves now,” he...Read More»

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2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part II

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) GT500 No Secretary’s Car Accompanied by much fanfare — and video clips of reckless Hollywood car-chase-style driving, Ford’s Americas president Mark Fields drove onto the stage in the new GT500, accompanied by legend Carroll Shelby. Fields...Read More»

2007 Toyota Yaris
2006 Los Angeles Auto Show, Part I

2006 Los Angeles Show Index by TCC Team (1/4/2006) Miura Concept Shown in L.A. The first Lamborghini vehicle penned by new design chief Walter de’Silva will be a revived Miura concept introduced last night at the Los Angeles auto show. The first Miura bowed 40 years ago at the 1966 Geneva Show;...Read More»

2007 Ford Edge
2006 Detroit Auto Show Preview

Detroit’s annual auto show is a love-it and hate-it event. The timing couldn’t be worse: the city’s settled into the bleakest trough of the winter, and though the downtown renaissance continues apace, there’s still more to recommend Motown in the middle of summer than in the earliest days...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing Results: NASCAR: Edwards Storms to Atlanta Win

  NASCAR edged a little closer to its season’s end with a weekend in Atlanta for the Nextel Cup and Craftsman Truck series, with Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch enjoying the spoils of victory. The two NASCAR series were joined by the IROC season finale, where Mark Martin won a record fifth title and...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»

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»

Henrik Fisker
Industry Report: June 14, 2004

GM announces $3 billion expansion in China General Motors will invest roughly $3 billion for a massive expansion of its Chinese production capacity, which will be accomplished by a major new-product assault. GM will take its production capacity from a current 550,000 to 1.3 million units by the...Read More»

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