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Daily Edition: Nov. 16, 2005
Daily Edition: Nov. 16, 2005

Audi Approves R8 for Production Audi confirmed this morning that it will build a production version of theLe Mans quattro concept. In production the car will be known as the R8, and the new model will issue forth from Audi's Neckarsulm plant starting in the winter of 2006. U.S. sales are expected...Read More»

2005 Nissan GT-R concept
2005 Tokyo Show: Last Words

TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (10/3/2005) Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. 2005 Tokyo Motor Show Index by TCC Team (10/18/2005) Best New Concept: I have a handful of concepts that really impressed me, amidst all of Tokyo ’s traditional goofy-mobiles. There was the...Read More»

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SPECIAL REPORT: 2005 Tokyo Motor Show

SPECIAL REPORT: 2005 Tokyo Motor Show TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (10/3/2005) Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. 2005 Tokyo Motor Show Index by TCC Team (10/18/2005) Lexus LF-Sh By all official accounts, the Lexus sedan shown on the stands at this year's Tokyo Motor...Read More»

2005 Ford iosis concept
2005 Frankfurt Show: Last Words

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005) TCC Team Publisher Best New Concept: Ford’s iosis should actually win two awards: best concept and worst name — though the Yeti came close in the latter category. While iosis sounds like something you need to cure, it could be the fix for a...Read More»

2007 Volvo C70
2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part IV

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005) Ford Motor Company is in upheaval again, and it was outgoing Premier Automotive Group executive and new Ford chief of the Americas Mark Fields who presided over the company’s interlinked press conferences. Ford and its various arms presented...Read More»

2005 Opel Astra Twin Top
2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part VI

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005) Lutz Lets Loose in Frankfurt GM’s vice chairman set out to set the record straight on a variety of issues following the Opel reveal on Tuesday. For one thing, he told reporters, the automaker’s new rear-drive Zeta platform “is not dead or...Read More»

2005 Jeep Compass concept
2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part I

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/12/2005) Volkswagen Eos It was hard to tell whether the car was the star, or the new head of the Volkswagen brand, when the automaker rolled out its new Eos coupe/cabriolet. At the wheel was Wolfgang Bernhard, the new head of the flagship VW division...Read More»

2005 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder concept
2005 Frankfurt Show Preview, Part II

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (8/10/2005)   Volvo C70 At the IAA auto show in Frankfurt this September, Volvo will unveil its new C70 coupe convertible. The Swedish car manufacturer has released the first details and pictures of the car that will be available in the spring of 2006...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing Results: June 24-26, 2005

By John Gardner It was a busy weekend on the motorsports front. NASCAR’s Nextel Cup went road-course racing atSears Point (Infineon), while the Busch and Truck series were at historic Milwaukee. IRL was at the Richmond bullring, while the Champ Cars were strafing the runways at Cleveland’s Buke...Read More»

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Racing Results: June 17-19, 2005

By John Gardner It was as dramatic a weekend of racing as you could ever ask for. From the sublime triumph of American teams winning three of four classes and Tom Kristensen scoring an historic seventh victory at Le Mans to the ridiculous spectacle of Formula 1 taking the start at Indy with only...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Steering Wheel
Racing Results: May 20-22, 2005

By John Gardner If you couldn’t find some racing to enjoy this past weekend, you just weren’t trying. Almost everybody in the business was doing the business, with Formula 1 in Monaco, NASCAR in Charlotte for the Nextel All-Star Challenge along with the Craftsman Truck Series, IRL at Indy for...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Dashboard
Racing Results: May 2, 2005

By John Gardner The racing this past weekend was far-flung and action-packed. NASCAR destroyed a few million dollars’ worth of machinery at Talladega with the Nextel Cup and Busch Series while the Craftsman Truck Series behaved itself nicely at St. Louis’ Gateway International Raceway, the IRL...Read More»

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Racing Results: April 18, 2005

By John Gardner All the open-wheel series were off this weekend, leaving the spotlight for stock cars, sports cars and drag racing. NASCAR was at Texas Motor Speedway with the Nextel Cup and Busch series, accompanied by the International Race of Champions. Meanwhile, on the east coast, the American...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Racing Results: April 11, 2005

By John Gardner The action was far-flung this past weekend on the motorsports front. NASCAR’s Nextel Cup and Craftsman Truck series were at Martinsville, Va.; the Champ Car World Series kicked off its season with the traditional street race in Long Beach, accompanied by the Trans-Am and Formula...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing Results: April 1-3, 2005

It was a busy weekend, with Formula 1 in Bahrain for their third event of the season; NASCAR packed ‘em in at the Bristol bullring with the Nextel Cup and Busch series (rain-postponed until Monday morning); the IRL wrote a new chapter in its history with the series’ first-ever road race on the...Read More»

2007 Ford Shelby Cobra GT500
Preview: 2007 Ford Shelby Cobra GT500

“I never thought I’d see my name on anything again.” Carroll Shelby has never been shy, but on this particular, late winter afternoon, he looks unexpectedly sentimental. Only moments before, he’d helped pull the covers off the newest incarnation of the Ford Mustang. And this one bore the...Read More»

2005 Ford Focus 5dr HB ZX5 SES Rear Exterior View
2005 Geneva Motor Show, Part I

2005 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/28/2005) Geneva’s motor show now follows the Detroit example of a rigid schedule of press conferences that sees journalists travelling through the halls of the show like a herd of migrating wildebeests, looking desperately for the information on which...Read More»

2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom
2005 Geneva Motor Show, Part V

2005 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/28/2005) Citroën C1 and C6 Citroën's PR people were proudly informing the press that they were offering something that few manufacturers, and possibly none, had done before — that is to introduce brand new cars at the top and the bottom of its range...Read More»

2005 Cadillac SRX 4-door V8 SUV Instrument Cluster
2005 Geneva Motor Show, Part VII

2005 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/28/2005) Laraki Borac For several years Moroccan coachbuilder Laraki has come to Geneva with a spectacular sports car. But we have not driven one yet, and the fear is that the company will not outgrow the prototype stage. This year Laraki is in...Read More»

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