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2005 Tokyo Motor Show, Part IV
2005 Tokyo Motor Show, Part IV

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) Lexus LF-Sh By all official accounts, the Lexus sedan shown on the stands at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show is a concept. But with its...Read More»

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2005 Tokyo Motor Show, Part I

2005 Tokyo Motor Show Index by TCC Team (10/18/2005) Nissan GT-R Nissan’s eagerly-awaited GT-R sports car has come a long way since CEO Carlos Ghosn promised to put it back into production during the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show. Four years later, a new show car, dubbed the GT-R Proto is back on the...Read More»

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Ford Takes New Design Direction

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/12/2005) Is the iosis the shape of things to come from Ford? The sleek and muscular gull-winged concept car Ford unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last week isn’t likely to hit showrooms anytime soon, company officials caution, but it’s likely to...Read More»

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2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part V

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005) Toyota RAV4 Toyota introduced the third-generation RAV4 on the Frankfurt stand. Although the model is popular in the States, according to Toyota it’s also Europe’s best-selling SUV. In the European market, the RAV4 will offer Toyota ’s new...Read More»

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2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part I

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/12/2005) Volkswagen Eos It was hard to tell whether the car was the star, or the new head of the Volkswagen brand, when the automaker rolled out its new Eos coupe/cabriolet. At the wheel was Wolfgang Bernhard, the new head of the flagship VW division...Read More»

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2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part III

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005) MINI Traveller Concept Despite some time confusion on the floor of the MINI stand – could it really be 4 p.m. in Buenos Aires and 8 p.m. in New York, as the logo beneath would have it? — there’s no confusing the future of the MINI Traveler...Read More»

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August Sales Run Slower at GM

Katrina Shatters Auto World, Too by Mike Davis (9/5/2005) Automotive losses underscore the human ones. Asian carmakers continued to post big sales gains in August as the employee discounts for all from domestic manufacturers began running out of steam. Overall, the sales were essentially flat...Read More»

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2005 Frankfurt Preview, Part III

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (8/10/2005) Smoother SUVs On The Way? Is the macho angular look on the way out for SUVs? According to two concepts that will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Show next month, smooth, almost coupe-like shapes could be the next step for the vehicles whose bulk...Read More»

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2005 Frankfurt Show Preview, Part II

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (8/10/2005)   Volvo C70 At the IAA auto show in Frankfurt this September, Volvo will unveil its new C70 coupe convertible. The Swedish car manufacturer has released the first details and pictures of the car that will be available in the spring of 2006...Read More»

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2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview

TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (8/1/2005)Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. 2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (8/10/2005) The trickle of Frankfurt Auto Show teasers is growing into a steady stream, with an even further upmarket sedan from Jaguar, confirmation of...Read More»

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GM Has a Hard Sell - Even to Itself

GM Has a Hard Sell - Even to Itself Considering all its quality problems, it's not surprising so many once-loyal General Motors buyers abandoned the brand over the last few decades. Recent studies show GM now catching up to the best of the imports. Three of the giant automaker's brands actually...Read More»

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Racing Results: June 4-6, 2005

By John Gardner Racing got back to normal this past weekend, with all the hoopla of Memorial Day weekend fading in the rear-view mirror. NASCAR had all three of its top classes at Dover Downs’ Monster Mile, while Champ Car conducted one of its two oval races of the season at the historic...Read More»

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Racing Results: May 20-22, 2005

By John Gardner If you couldn’t find some racing to enjoy this past weekend, you just weren’t trying. Almost everybody in the business was doing the business, with Formula 1 in Monaco, NASCAR in Charlotte for the Nextel All-Star Challenge along with the Craftsman Truck Series, IRL at Indy for...Read More»

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Racing Results: May 9, 2005

By John Gardner It was a pretty quiet weekend on the motorsports front, as most of the series don’t even attempt to compete with Mother’s Day. The NASCAR lads were down in Darlington , S.C. , and wrapped up by Saturday night in order not to incur Mama’s wrath, while in Barcelona , Spain ...Read More»

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Racing Results: May 2, 2005

By John Gardner The racing this past weekend was far-flung and action-packed. NASCAR destroyed a few million dollars’ worth of machinery at Talladega with the Nextel Cup and Busch Series while the Craftsman Truck Series behaved itself nicely at St. Louis’ Gateway International Raceway, the IRL...Read More»

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Racing Results: April 25, 2005

by John Gardner It was a reasonably quiet weekend on the motorsports front. Formula 1 was at Italy’s Imola circuit to kick off their European season in fine style after three off-shore races, while NASCAR’s Nextel Cup and Busch series were at Phoenix International Raceway for the Arizona...Read More»

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Racing Results: April 18, 2005

By John Gardner All the open-wheel series were off this weekend, leaving the spotlight for stock cars, sports cars and drag racing. NASCAR was at Texas Motor Speedway with the Nextel Cup and Busch series, accompanied by the International Race of Champions. Meanwhile, on the east coast, the American...Read More»

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2004 New York Auto Show, Part II

2004 New York Auto Show Index (4/5/04) Jeep highlights new Grand Cherokee and Liberty spinoffs In what is the largest exhibit ever created for an Auto Show by Jeep, the division showcased a series of new vehicles at the Greater New York International Auto Show at what it calls " Camp New York ."...Read More»

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Racing Results: April 11, 2005

By John Gardner The action was far-flung this past weekend on the motorsports front. NASCAR’s Nextel Cup and Craftsman Truck series were at Martinsville, Va.; the Champ Car World Series kicked off its season with the traditional street race in Long Beach, accompanied by the Trans-Am and Formula...Read More»

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