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Marketing Report: May 29, 2006
Marketing Report: May 29, 2006

 Toby Keith Gets More Ford TimeYou'll be seeing more of Rubenesque honky-tonker Toby Keith in Ford commercials: the Dearborn company has given Keith another year's worth of work and will get a new song from him to use in the company's "Bold Moves" campaign. The Detroit News adds that Keith's song...Read More»

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Driver's News: May 22, 2006

 Memorial Day Car Travel Rising, But Not By MuchThe roads will still be jammed on Memorial Day weekend, but AAA says that the increase in travel on the holiday will be the smallest in four years. The travel association puts the blame squarely on gas prices, which have risen by more than a third...Read More»

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Driver's News: May 6, 2006

 Gas Prices Continue to RiseGas prices have become a major topic of conversation across the country as the two-month-long rise at the pumps has set motorists reaching for their wallets and politicians hunting for scapegoats. The national average for regular self-serve gasoline last week was $2.927...Read More»

2006 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan 2.5 S Auto Angular Rear Exterior View
2006 New York Auto Show: Last Words

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) Best New Concept: Scion’s FUSE was probably the most intriguing inNew York’s unusually short list of concept cars. Toyota’s youthful brand-within-a-brand has shown a willingness to break out of the proverbial box with production models...Read More»

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2006 New York Auto Show, Part VIII

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) Maserati Opening Driving School InNew York , Maserati announced a U.S. driving school modeled after the successful Master Maserati program hosted at the Varano racetrack in Italy . The North American school will be the first master driving...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: Apr. 7, 2006

Audi Unveils 2007 TT Apparently, Audi just couldn't wait. The German automaker was all set to lift the veil on its next-generation TT at the New York International Auto Show, next week. But Audi decided not to wait for theNew York show, a lightly attended event for the European press, and unveiled...Read More»

Porsche’s U.S. headquarters and Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia
SAE Taking Motorsports to the Streets

SAE Meeting Set for Detroit by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Revived interest sparks new ideas at tech conference. “Our objective is to use our race cars to showcase the cars we put on the road,” said Richard Brekus, BMW’s product planning chief. Brekus was part of a panel at this year’s SAE...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Apr. 4, 2006

GM Slides, Toyota Rises in March Sales Toyota, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz posted record sales in March, while General Motors sales dropped sharply and its market share continued to fall under the pressure from the import brands. While General Motors Corp. reported its sales dropped 14 percent and...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
New Car Gadgets and Products: April 2006

More new-car gadgets and products Driver: Parallel Lines, Vol. 1, $9.99 Atari's Driver: Parallel Lines puts your Xbox or Playstation 2 and you in the driver's seat of a Hollywood-style driving game. And now, Apple's iTunes service puts your ears in the same realm with the release of the video...Read More»

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Racing Results: March 24-26, 2006

It was a busy weekend that was sadly overshadowed by tragedy. NASCAR’s Nextel Cup and Busch series were in action at the always-wild Bristol bullring, the IRL IndyCar Series had its season opener at Homestead, joined by the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, and the World Rally Championship had...Read More»

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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»

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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»

Final Volkswagen Beetle at Puebla, Mexico, assembly plant
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»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
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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Street Names Contest Winners!

Presented by Mitsubishi Motors: Driven to Thrill Apparently, a lot of you went nuts over TheCarConnection’s Wild, Weird, and Wacky Street Names Contest, at least if we judge by the number of entries that flooded into our digital mailbox — more than 2500 arrived since the competition was...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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