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Best & Worst Sellers, Ford Escape Recall, Police Car Of The Future: Car News Headlines
Best & Worst Sellers, Ford Escape Recall, Police Car Of The Future: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we bring you the best and worst of August’s new vehicle sales, tell you about (another) recall for the new Ford Escape and speculate on what the police car of the future may look like. Here’s Thursday’s car news that’s fit to print, as covered by...Read More»

Jaguar C-X16 Concept
2012 Chrysler 200 Driven, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Coda: Today's Car News

Coda has set up shop in a...mall. [GreenCarReports] We drive the 2012 Chrysler 200 and find it to be stylish, but not glamorous. [TheCarConnection] The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has 580 horsepower. [MotorAuthority] Here are some energy facts for your consideration. [GreenCarReports] Kia is already...Read More»

prototype 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, April 2010
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Honda Fit, OnStar: Today's Car News

Would you be more likely to purchase OnStar from a dealership or Best Buy? [TheCarConnection] The production version of the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid will make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. [GreenCarReports] You can live your F1 racing dreams online for free. [AllCarTech] Spy...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Spark
Honda Recalls, Electric Chevy Spark, 2012 Honda Crosstour: Car News Headlines

Volkswagen is planning future vehicles specifically developed for the U.S. market. At least one new mid-size SUV is planned for next year. [TheCarConnection] Survey says Generation Y drivers are stressed behind the wheel due to technology. [AllCarTech] Is the Chevrolet Spark minicar going to be...Read More»

Ford F-150 EcoBoost Baja 1000 truck
BFGoodrich Wants You To Pick Its Baja 1000 Race Drivers

What do you do if you have 23 race drivers and only six driver spots? If you're BFGoodrich, you decide to let your Facebook fans make the hard decisions, and turn it into a popularity contest. Two of the drivers will automatically be chosen after winning the SCCA National Runoffs. By our math, that...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
2012 Volkswagen Beetle, 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class, 2013 GT500: Car News Headlines

First drive report on the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. [TheCarConnection] BMW acquires a leasing firm to assist in i-Series electric car launch. [GreenCarReports] New details surrounding the 2013 Ford GT500 leak out. [MotorAuthority] Hot hatchbacks are attracting buyers again. [FamilyCarGuide] The NYPD...Read More»

Ray Harroun's 1911 Marmon Wasp. Image: USPS
U.S. Postal Service Commemorates 100 Years of the Indy 500

When it comes to racing in America, few events are as iconic as the annual Indianapolis 500, often called, “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The initial 500 mile race was held on May 30, 1911, before a crowd of some 80,000 spectators. Back then, it took winner Ray Harroun 6 hours and...Read More»

Semi truck goes drifting video
Nitrous Laden Semi Goes Drifting Gymkhana Style: Video

Drifting is a relatively new form of motorsport where the driver intentionally over steers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels through turns, while maintaining vehicle control and a high exit speed. It usually involves cars with a low center of gravity, light to moderate weight and plenty...Read More»

Gran Turismo 5
Nissan's GT Driving Academy Goes To Europe

Back in November, we told you about Nissan's GT Driving Academy, a promotion tied to Sony's Gran Turismo 5 videogame that will give one lucky virtual player in the U.S. a chance to become a real-world racing legend. Now, we're happy to report that the competition is rolling to Europe. From March 4...Read More»

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car
Drivers Of The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car Holding Online Web Chat

Have you been drooling over the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe race car? Are you excited about the news that Cadillac is re-entering the SCCA World Challenge GT Racing Series for the 2011 season? If you said yes to both of these questions then you might be interested in talking with the two men who will...Read More»

Gran Turismo 5
Video: Nissan's GT Driving Academy Gives Gran Turismo 5 Players A Shot At A Real Race

Gran Turismo 5 for the Sony Playstation 3 has become the stuff of legend -- and not entirely in a good way. The driving game has been teased for over five years, and it's missed more drop dates than Kate Gosselin. But at long last, it seems that Sony has gotten its act together: GT5 will launch...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
Today at High Gear Media: Mazda Shinari, Regal and Post-Grad Cars

In today's morning mail, the Mazda Shinari--a gorgeous four-door coupe that we can't help but think would kick the RX-8 to the curb. Agreed? [MotorAuthority] The 2011 Buick Regal is one of the IIHS' Top Safety Picks this year, meaning it's earned top scores, has stability control, and meets new...Read More»

ASI Ferrari 458 Italia
2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Coverage

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance took over the 18th hole at the Lodge at Pebble Beach on Sunday--and High Gear Media was on hand to cover the Monterey classics weekend from everything old, like the 1902 Mercedes-Benz Simplex, to all things new and exotic. Things like the Ferrari Italia, Aston...Read More»

Edward E. 'Ed' Whitacre, Jr.
Today in Car News: Whitacre, Ferrari Minivans, and Saab

Will Ed Whitacre's retirement from General Motors hurt or help its plans to go public this year? Does Wall Streeet care if the company's on its fourth CEO in 18 months? These and many questions...won't be answered today. [CNNMoney] Fewer car dealerships are closing this year, a sign of light at the...Read More»

2011 Infiniti M37
Today's Car News: Ford, Infiniti Hybrid, and VW NMS (With Video!)

It's Tuesday, and High Gear Media is busy digesting the full-size 2011 Toyota Avalon and prepping for the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance--which we'll be bringing to you live starting first thing Friday. While we're in the midst of all things HGM, here's what we're reading from our RSS feeds...Read More»

1969 MGB roadster
Your Taxes At Work: Congress Deems Today Collector Car Appreciation Day

Never let it be said that the U.S. Congress doesn't pay attention to car buyers and owners. The U.S. Congress has deemed today, Friday, July 9th, to be the first Collector Car Appreciation Day. The designation was created to raise public awareness of the "vital role" that the auto restoration...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Video: Hyundai Wants To Take Porsche's Place In Today's MINI Challenge

In the global auto family, MINI is a teenager. Yes, the brand's been around for decades, but it still carries itself with the rebellious swagger of a faux-hawked glittered-up high schooler en route to a Lady Gaga show. In keeping with that persona, MINI went to Facebook a couple of weeks ago to do...Read More»

Forza Motorsport 3
Can't Make It To France This Weekend? Celebrate Le Mans With Audi And Xbox In New York

On the off-chance that you won't be heading to France for this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans, here's another way to get your racing fix: zip over to New York City for the videogame equivalent, hosted by Audi and Xbox. Yes, for the second year in a row, Audi and Xbox/Turn 10 are presenting the...Read More»

JC Cote race car with sponsorship decals from supporters
Race Driver Earns Sponsors, Dough With Clever Social Media Campaign

JC Cote is a Canadian race car driver with a very big problem: money. Cote recently signed up for the 2010 Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship series, which is great. But for each race in the series, Cote racks up between $5,000 and $10,000 in expenses, which is not so great. In this...Read More»

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