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TCC Trivia: Mar. 24, 2006
TCC Trivia: Mar. 24, 2006

byMurray Jackson Get more TCC Trivia 1. What model name was on Ford's 2004 supercharged and intercooled F-150 pickup? 2. What is the top speed of a Zamboni ice-surfacing machine? 3. What brand of car won the first Indy 500 race in 1911? 4. What brand name was on 1973 Li'l Hustler half-ton pickups?...Read More»

Daily Edition: Mar. 20, 2006 post thumbnail
Daily Edition: Mar. 20, 2006

GM, UAW Near Deal on Buyouts General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers are reporting progress on reaching an agreement that would offer early retirement buyouts to thousands of General Motors Corp. and Delphi Corp. workers. The agreement, however, would not eliminate the threat of a...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 15, 2006

Scion Coupe Coming toNew York Toyota, famous for its press-release brevity, says a new Scion sport-coupe concept is coming. The new concept will make its premiere at the New York Auto Show in April. Toyota plans the Scion press conference for Wednesday, April 12 - stay tuned for more from...Read More»

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Great Drives: Terrific Tunisia

More Great Drives from TCC By Farhad Heydari On my first trip to Tunisia, an explorative ten-day affair, I was as wide-eyed as a child, with an almost unending sense of exotic fascination. Even before my initial arrival, during the final descent of my Tunisair flight first over the azure of the...Read More»

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Car News: GTO Dead, SL Goes to 55

Current GTO Done After ‘06 The Pontiac GTO, so shortly revived from its decades-long coma, will be going back under at the end of the model year. Automotive News reports that the two-door coupe would cost General Motors too much to certify for tougher safety regulations being phased in for the...Read More»

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TCC Trivia: Feb. 24, 2006

by Murray Jackson Get more TCC Trivia 1. Which company introduced the slogan "The most well-traveled vehicles on earth"? 2. In which state is the exciting Mt. Washington toll road found? 3. Which car line was the first GM nameplate? 4. Until 2004, this car line was the oldest in the GM family. 5...Read More»

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World Report: Feb. 20, 2006

Mazda Begins Leasing Hydrogen Rotaries Mazda says it will begin leasing a version of the RX-8 in Japan that can be powered by gasoline or hydrogen. The RX-8 Hydrogen RE, Reuters reports, is based on the sportscar of the same name, and can be run on either fuel at the flick of a switch. The...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Feb. 16, 2006

Spy Shots: 2008 Ford Freestyle Rumors inDetroit had held that the Ford Freestyle would be killed off for 2008 and replaced by a Mercury version similar to the Meta One show car. But now Ford's planners have decided to keep the Freestyle, and give it a design update for the 2008 model year. This...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Feb. 13, 2006

TCC's Street Names Contest: Finalists! Our readers, it seems, have crisscrossed every inch of the country looking for the wildest, weirdest, and wackiest street names, and since we launched our contest on December 20, they've come up with some amazing signs of our time. We can't tell you how many...Read More»

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GM spending million in Michigan

Spy Shots: 2008 Scion xB Scion's hot-selling xB is due to be redesigned soon, and the replacement vehicle is expected to be larger than the current model.  This photo captures a prototype mule, obviously based on the current xB, but stretched, which seems to confirm that the new xB will be at...Read More»

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Great Drives: Maui, Hana and Haleakala

More Great Drives from TCC Ana kapuana — it means “so the story goes.” You hear it chanted in native Hawaiian songs that infuse antiseptic AM waves with floral scents, and from the locals who slow down and wave to other drivers through rolled-down windows at the few roadside stops on the 52...Read More»

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Industry Report: Feb. 13, 2006

2008 Toyota Tundra: One Big Mother? In a market increasingly dominated by imports, there's one segment still controlled by the Big Three. But maybe not much longer, at least not if the 2008 Toyota Tundra connects with demanding American full-size pickup buyers. The long-awaited update of the Toyota...Read More»

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Detroit Stakes Out Political Path

Study Boosts Ethanol As Fuel by Joseph Szczesny (1/30/2006)Emissions study finds it’s not “negative” on energy. Bush Takes Ethanol Message on Road by Joseph Szczesny (2/6/2006)Follow-ups to State of the Union press for break from oil “addiction.” President George W. Bush seems to have...Read More»

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Car News: New 911 Turbo, VW Concept A

Geneva Brings New 911 Turbo The upcoming Geneva Motor Show will be the setting for the launch of Porsche’s sixth-generation 911 Turbo. The new Turbo model will show up at the Palexpo in March, powered by a 480-hp version of the classic Porsche flat-six engine, up 60 hp in this edition. Porsche...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Feb. 9, 2006

Bigger Is Better in Chicago If last year's oil shock changed the way Americans are driving, the message was apparently lost on those showing off their wares in the Windy City. The 2006 Chicago Auto Show puts plenty of emphasis on large trucks. Toyota will roll out its next-generation Tundra pickup...Read More»

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New Products: February 2006

Jaguar Nambé Tri-Corner Bowl, $139 Some fine auto-related gifts don't come with ignition keys or fill markings. Jaguar's range of products from its design sphere include these Nambé bowls designed by sculptor Richard K. Thomas. Jaguar says their "classic, elegant lines reflect the tradition of...Read More»

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TCC Trivia: Feb. 3, 2006

byMurray Jackson 1. In the late 1950s, this European car was distributed in the U.S.A. by Studebaker-Packard Corporation. 2. This synthetic tire-cord material, introduced in the late 1940s, caused morning "flat spots". 3. What car did James Dean drive in the 1955 movie "Rebel Without a Cause"? 4...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Jan. 25, 2006

DC Cutting Jobs at Home; Chrysler, Benz to Grow Closer Some European reporters still refer to the German-American automaker as "Daimler-Chrysler." But in a press conference this morning, CEO Dieter Zetsche told reporters and analysts, "Today, you can eliminate that hyphen." Zetsche says that with...Read More»

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2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part VII

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) GM Planning Major Price Cuts Desperately hoping to slash profit-gobbling incentives by bringing sticker prices in line with what customers actually pay, General Motors will announce a virtually across-the-board price cut on Tuesday morning...Read More»

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