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SEMA: Mustang Revives Cobra Jet
SEMA: Mustang Revives Cobra Jet

Not to be outdone by the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS7 Concept also revealed yesterday at SEMA '08 in Las Vegas, Ford introduced its FR500CJ, known as the Cobra Jet. Like its Chevy competitor, the Cobra Jet is tailored for drag racing. It joins Ford's stable of race-ready Mustangs, which also includes...Read More»

Pinto Slapped
Jalopnik Names Top 70 Lemons in Texas 24 Hours of LeMons

God bless the irreverant folks at Jalopnik, obsessed as they are with the Cult of Cars. They might occasionally resort to dramatic headlines about, say, urea injection, but their top 10 (or top 70, in this case) lists are simply brilliant. We snagged a couple of our favorite pics from their...Read More»

Mitsubishi MMR25 Rally Racer
Mitsubishi MMR25 Concept Reinvents the Wheel

At first sight, Mitsubishi's MMR25 Rally Racer seems to have re-invented the wheel. The stunning concept, Mitsubishi's entry in this year's Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge, replaces traditional wheels and tires with circular arrays of canted, rubberized rollers resembling something between...Read More»

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Is GM Walking Away from Motorsports?

With all the news coming out of yesterday's big General Motors news conference, at least one significant topic managed to slip under the radar. And it leaves us wondering whether the increasingly downsized giant of an automaker will be walking away from its long-standing involvement in motorsports...Read More»

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Green Challenge Rules Revealed

Forget SUVs and pickups. For the tree-hugging crowd, perhaps nothing symbolizes profligate waste more than motor sports. OK, we realize those NASCAR guys and their high-tech counterparts at Formula One don't exactly clock a lot of miles per gallon, but for what it's worth, an entire F1 season uses...Read More»

Rally Ho! The Gays Get Their Own Border-Crossing Car Race

It's like a circuit party on wheels, say our buddies over at Gaywheels.com. They're talking about a rally planned for this summer in Europe, and another for the fall in the U.S., that's open exclusively to the GLBT crowd. The Euro leg of the Rainbow Rampage -- the self-proclaimed " Ultimate Gay...Read More»

MINI Brings John Cooper Works Closer

With the AMGs and the Ms and the SSs littered around the automotive landscape, it’s easy to assume the MINI brand’s John Cooper Works tuner spin-off is a part of the BMW empire. It’s not, but now MINI says a new agreement with the tuner firm is bringing the two closer than ever...Read More»

Because Corvette News Never Goes Stale..The Indy Pace Car

With all the Detroit auto show embargoes and leaks wafting in and out of our earbud reality (mac/itunes/winehouse/love_is_a_losing_game.aac), we filed away these pics of the new Corvette Indy pace car and special edition until we could visualize a day when bleak Detroit winter would be replaced by...Read More»

2006 Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge
2007 L.A. Show Design Challenge

For the fourth year, the Los Angeles Auto Show is hosting Design Los Angeles, a world conference for designers, along with the Design Challenge, a design contest that garners entries from some of the brightest rising stars at top North American design studios. We’ve come to expect the Design...Read More»

2004 Ferrari ENZO
Celebrity Car Deathwatch: Griffin’s Enzo Crash

You’ve seen it, right? The horror of comedian Eddie Griffin nailing a jersey barrier with a one-of-four-hundred Ferrari Enzo? We could be physically sick. What’s worse, on some video we’ve seen, is how he refuses to break character when explaining to local news crews how he fucked...Read More»

Honda Stretching Out Another Sportscar

Honda's pretty good about stretching product cycles, but what happened to the Acura NSX should be argument enough for euthanasia. Now Honda says it's keeping the S2000 alive. At the New York auto show, Honda will pull the covers off a "club-racer-inspired" edition of the S2000 roadster, which will...Read More»

Would You Be Kasey Kahne’s Bitch?

Maybe your idea of fun isn’t answering phones, looking for lost sunglasses and scheduling tennis lessons, but at least one NASCAR fan thought it would be a good idea to be Kasey Kahne’s bitch for a week. And now he’s got the chance. As the winner of the Kasey Kahne Dream Job...Read More»

Lonestar 3000 Wants You

Hey, what are you doing on May 10th? No, we don’t need you to be our best man. How about driving in the Lone Star 3000? It could be your best chance to circle Texas over an 1860-mile route in only 48 hours before the Dixie Chicks come home from tour and find out you’ve been deleting...Read More»

Petty, Earnhardt Immortalized in Wax

First there was Vincent Price, then Jenna Jameson. Who’s the biggest star at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum this week? Why, none other than Richard Petty, who along with Dale Earnhardt, Jr., have been copied in wax, dressed down in jeans (racing suits would melt the wax, we think), and...Read More»

Civic Type-R To U.S.?

Winding Road says the Honda Civic Type R is coming to the U.S. Driving other Hondas on a backgrounder event, the online magazine’s man in Japan got lots of “heavy hints” that the 220-horsepower hot Civic would cross the Pacific in 2010. The U.S. version would likely be a four-door...Read More»

6 Hours of Austin, Circuit of the Americas, September 2013
Goldberg + Cars + Flames + Cussing = Bullrun

You're not going to be chided for missing Bill Goldberg's football career (Falcons? That's football?) or wrestling (properly spelled rasslin' in the south). But shame on you if you miss a single installment of Bullrun, Goldberg's latest TV show about to premiere on SpikeTV, the home of most of our...Read More»

2007 Acura Advanced Coupe Concept
2007 Acura Advanced Coupe Concept

On Acura’s stand, Honda Motor Co. president and CEO Takeo Fukui introduced the Advanced Coupe Concept, a new sports car design that previews a potential successor to the now-discontinued NSX. One of the brand’s priorities in a concept, especially a sports-car concept, according to...Read More»

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2006 SEMA Show

The 2006 SEMA show is underway in Las Vegas - and along with 27 concept vehicles from General Motors, a new Shelby Mustang GT Convertible, and a Dodge Challenger fully tricked out all in attendance, TheCarConnection is bringing you the best from this year's aftermarket show. Get the official...Read More»

2005 Ford Mustang
2004 SEMA Show Highlights

Mustang Mania Revs Up at SEMA This year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) gathering in Las Vegas, going on now, will be a sort of high-speed utopia for Mustang fans. That’s because Ford will show off fifteen new 2005 Mustangs modified by tuners who have wrenched past Mustangs to...Read More»

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