2003 Woodward Dream Cruise
2003 Woodward Dream Cruise

Forget Los Angeles and American Graffiti. In those balmy years bookmarked by the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the real action was on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue. And not just for those teens who could scrape together enough money for a set of wheels. Late at night, you’d often find some of the...Read More»

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DAILY EDITION: August 5, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: August 5, 2003 Benz Yanks A-Class from U.S. Plans, Subs In CST Mercedes-Benz’ plan to sell the Golf-sized A-Class in the U.S. have been scuttled. Automotive News confirms reports from Benz insiders to TCC that the brand’s base model in the U.S. will instead be a sport...Read More»

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Racing Results: 6/23/03

FIA FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX Next Race: 6/29 Grand Prix of Europe, Nürburgring, Germany (60 Laps; 7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED) NASCAR WINSTON CUP 6/22 Dodge/Save Mart 350, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA (1.949-Mi. Road Course; 110 Laps) Try as he did Jeff Gordon and the #24 DuPont Refinishes/ Hendrick...Read More»

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2003 Chicago Show, Part III

2003 Chicago Auto Show Index by TCC Team (2/10/2003) COSWORTH COMEBACK Look for a comeback of Cosworth, the British performance operation once closely associated with Ford of Europe. “Officially,” said Ford Motor Co.’s top muscle maven, John Coletti, “I can’t say anything.” But...Read More»

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2003 Detroit Show: Behind the Stories

2003 Detroit Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/2/2003) “It’s going to be a bloodbath,” says Ford Design Director J Mays, as he surveys the array of new cars, trucks and concept vehicles that will make up the 2003 North American International Auto Show. “We’re all aware of the brutality of...Read More»

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2003 Detroit Auto Show, Part II

The Detroit auto show is underway, and TCC is on the ground to bring you the latest product introductions. Stay tuned tomorrow as we update you on the latest from Toyota, Hyundai, Rolls-Royce and Audi. Related Articles: 2003 L.A. Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/1/2003) 2003 Detroit Auto Show...Read More»

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2002 SEMA: GM’s Massive Outing

Get it all: 2002 SEMA Show Coverage (11/6/2002) Has SEMA been conquered? From the vast display of GM vehicles both from the company and from allied tuners, one might be led to believe it’s at least had a flag or two planted in its backside. This year’s display of 39 vehicles from General Motors...Read More»

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2002 SEMA: Chrysler Wants “Coolest”

Get it all: 2002 SEMA Show Coverage (11/6/2002) Chrysler plans a new approach to aftermarket speed that involves putting its in-house Mopar parts organization in every showroom, the company said this week at the 2002 Specialty Equipment Marketer’s Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. At issue is...Read More»

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2002 SEMA: Far East, Far Out

Get it all: 2002 SEMA Show Coverage (11/6/2002) The sport-compact car culture from nearby California has always had a convenient outlet in Las Vegas — and this year’s SEMA show proved that, if anything, Japan’s automakers are more committed than ever to keeping the sport-compact crowd...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 10/14/02

GM COINS “ZERO, ZERO, ZERO” Zero percent isn’t just back at GM — the company said on Thursday that it would roll in delayed payments and eliminate down payments as part of a new “Zero, Zero, Zero” incentive program. The program, effective through October 31, will give buyers of...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 8/19/02

GM SKETCHES OUT 2003 CONCEPTS General Motors is spending the weekend before Pebble Beach’s concours full-courting the press with background information on everything from the Cadillac SRX to its new range of concept cars. Inside TCC today, you can find sketches (and notes from GM) that preview...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Consumer Car News: 3/4/02

GAS USE UP SINCE SEPT. 11With air travel down since Sept. 11, drivers are on the road more and using gasoline at a record pace, according to a report by Reuters. While jet fuel demand is about nine percent lower than last year, gas usage is about 2.5 percent higher, the news service says. Other...Read More»

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2002 Detroit Show, Part V

2002 Detroit Auto Show by TCC Team (1/7/2002) sponsored by Toyota DODGE GETS SRT-10 RAMAs if the Los Angeles show’s 205-hp Neon RT weren’t enough, Dodge took the Detroit opportunity to show off the Ram SRT-10, a fierce full-size truck with Viperesque performance credentials. It sports the 2003...Read More»

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2002 Los Angeles Show, Part II

2002 Los Angeles Auto Show by TCC Team (1/3/2002) sponsored by Toyota NEON AIMS FOR FAST, FURIOUS The SEMA crowd shows its love to the Honda Civic and the Ford Focus — and that makes the folks at Dodge a little jealous. That goes a long way in explaining the Dodge Neon SRT-4, a 205-hp Neon...Read More»

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Driver's News: 10/22/01

TOKYO MOTOR SHOW OPENS TO PRESSThe world’s most recent auto show in Frankfurt was overshadowed by the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Now, the Tokyo Motor Show hopes to override global concern for terrorism as it opens this week to the media. The Tokyo show, true to its tradition, will host a slew of...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 10/18/01

TODAY’S TOP STORIES Q4 DOESN’T LOOK GOOD AT FORD, EITHER A day after the company reported its second losing quarter in a row, Ford executives are now saying the fourth quarter doesn’t look particularly rosy, either. Martin Inglis, Ford’s CFO, says that even current estimates on Q4 earnings...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 9/24/01

FIAT STILL ON THE FENCE OVER GM/DAEWOO DEAL General Motors Corporation’s global alliance partner, Italian giant Fiat, isn’t so sure about the level of its participation in the world’s top automaker’s takeover of Daewoo Motor. After better than a year of wrangling, GM has secured its...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 9/18/01

GM HOLDS LINE ON EARNINGS AND PRODUCTION ESTIMATES Less than a week after Ford announced a significant drop in both its vehicle-production and earnings-per-share estimates for the third quarter of this year, General Motors says that it’s sticking with its predictions. Eighty-three cents per share...Read More»

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Weekly News: July 23, 2001

DRIVERS GET GAS REPRIEVE In what may be a case of "too much, too early," gasoline prices have tumbled around the nation, the result of refiners scrambling to close a gap between supply and demand which was not, after all, all that enormous after all. Earlier predictions of $3 a gallon gasoline were...Read More»

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