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Can't-Miss, Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas
Can't-Miss, Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas

Looking for a last-minute Father’s Day gift idea for a dad who may or may not love to drive? Do you have a dad who’s hard to shop for? While a 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition is an outstanding choice for Father's Day, it's probably beyond most of our budgets. Besides, you don't...Read More»

1962 Porsche Standard tractor. Image from Craigslist
This Porsche Pulls Like A Tractor, Because It Is One

Think you know Porsche? You may be well-versed on their road-going cars, including such pioneering efforts as their Semper Vivus serial hybrid (actually introduced as the “System Lohner-Porsche”) from 1898, but did you know they once built farm tractors? From 1956 through 1963, Porsche...Read More»

2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept
Saab Deal Off, Porsche's New HQ: Car News for May 12, 2011

Sweet, then sour: Saab's financing deal with China's Hawtai has collapsed, which means chances of seeing this Phoenix concept or Hawtai's fabulous $10k Cayenne knock-off are a little less likely today. Awkward! [MotorAuthority] So, can Saab survive the latest peril in its Pauline-like saga? I...Read More»

Porsche track design
Porsche Gets New Atlanta HQ With Test Track, ATL As Neighbor

Porsche will spend between $80 million and $100 million to relocate its headquarters from the Atlanta suburbs to a new complex inside the city limits, company officials confirmed this morning. The new facility, including a test track for shoppers to play with its high-dollar sportscars, sedans and...Read More»

Ford's Safe Driving Survey
Where Do Kids Learn To Text & Drive? Ford Survey Blames Mom & Dad

Ever wonder where kids pick up their unsafe driving habits? If you're a parent, Ford says that you may be the one to blame. Ford recently surveyed 908 people in the U.S.: 301 of those were tweens (age 9 - 12), 302 were teens (age 13 - 19), and 305 were parents of kids in those age ranges. The...Read More»

NYAS Hyundai Writing Contest
Write About Cars--And Win A Trip to the New York Auto Show

You've always wanted to see an auto show before the rest of your gearhead friends, but couldn't get insider access to do so. Now's your chance to win a trip and to get in on the action as the auto world descends on New York City's Javits Center later this month. High Gear Media has partnered with...Read More»

2008 Lincoln MKZ
J.D. Power: Lexus, Lincoln—And Porsche 911—Found Most Trouble-Free

Looking back three years, Toyota has the most dependable vehicles, while Ford and GM again showed that many domestic-brand vehicles are far less trouble-prone than average. That's as measured by J.D. Power and Associates, as part of its annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), which tallies...Read More»

2012 Ford Mustang equipped with SYNC AppLink
Researchers: Hackers Could Break Into Vehicles From A Distance

If you drive a new or nearly new car, you could be packing just as much computing power in your vehicle as you have on your desk or in your briefcase. Plus, vehicles are more connected than ever before. And that connectivity, while it can make our vehicles better and our experience more convenient...Read More»

2011 Porsche Panamera V-6
Porsche CEO Promises A New Model Every Year, 100% Sales Growth By 2018

In 2007, Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn said that the company would become the world's largest automaker by 2018. Since then, Volkswagen has made progress toward that goal -- last year, it reached the world's #1 spot in production volume -- but it's hit a few snags on the sales front...Read More»

Facebook mobile app for Android
Was A Chicago Driver Updating Facebook When She Hit & Killed A Pedestrian?

On the morning of December 7, Raymond Veloz was involved in a fender-bender in Chicago. He dutifully called 911 on his cell phone and stepped out of his vehicle to exchange information with the other driver. As he did so, a woman by the name of Araceli Beas struck the 70-year-old Veloz, causing...Read More»

#PORSCHE SPOTTING AT THE BIG GAME
Porsche Invites Football Fans To A Game Of #Porsche Spotting

Will you be attending the Big Game in Dallas, Texas? If your answer was immediately yes (said with a tinge of glee in your voice), Porsche has a game for you. It's called the #Porsche Spotting challenge and it should be pretty interesting for both those participating, and those at home watching the...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

Ford SYNC
Ford SYNC Hits The 3 Million Mark

Ford SYNC hit an important milestone this week: the popular telematics and infotainment system has now been installed in 3,000,000 Ford vehicles. Though impressive, that figure shouldn't be too surprising. Consumers and critics alike have been impressed with SYNC since its debut in 2007. Over time...Read More»

2011 Porsche 911 GTS
Today at High Gear Media: Recalls, Stop-Start and Porsche 911

Car insurance premiums are on the rise--just as we're reporting fewer claims. Huh? [TheCarConnection] Big Toyota recalls in 2010 drove the number of new-car safety complaints to a recent record high. [TheCarConnection] Ford expects fuel-economy gains as it adds stop-start technology to its fleet...Read More»

Porsche's Facebook page
Facebookers: Want Your Name Engraved On A Porsche? There's Still Time!

A few weeks ago, Porsche launched a massive campaign to reach the one million mark on its Facebook page. As an incentive to get users to "like" Porsche, the company offered fans the opportunity to have their names engraved on a special Porsche model, which will go on display next February at the...Read More»

2010 Stealth Ford Taurus Police Interceptor Concept
Twitter Helps Police Recover Stolen Car

Last week we reported on The Seattle Police Department (SPD) trialing the use of Twitter to help recover stolen vehicles. This week we bring you the first successful result from that trial. Earlier today it was reported that a vehicle that was tweeted out as stolen has been recovered by the SPD...Read More»

Porsche 918 Spyder clay model production teaser
*UPDATED* Porsche Hits The One Million Fan Mark on Facebook

UPDATE: We were able to get in touch with a spokesperson for Porsche regarding how they acquired the one million fans. We were told that the majority of the fans came organically, though Porsche did run one small ad campaign. The campaign resulted in less than one percent, or about 11,123 of the...Read More»

2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Study: Women Date Porsche Boxsters, Men Take What They Can Get

We don't spend a lot of time reading scholarly journals here at TCC, but today, we've made an exception, because a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has proven what many men always believed -- namely, that guys who drive sporty cars get more, um, attention from the...Read More»

2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Consumer Reports: GM Improves, Japanese Lead in Reliability

According to its latest survey of more than 1.3 million vehicles owned by readers, Consumer Reports says Toyota and Honda still build the most reliable cars sold in the U.S. The publication notes that General Motors has made big improvements in quality, so much so that its vehicles now rank ahead...Read More»

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