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2003 Tokyo Motor Show Part II
2003 Tokyo Motor Show Part II

2003 Tokyo Motor Show Index (10/21/2003) Where Are the Wackymobiles? Call them “fantasies in chrome,” if you wish, auto shows have traditionally been a showcase for over-the-top ideas. And no show typically features more of the way-out models than the biennial Tokyo motor fest at Makuhari...Read More»

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Racing Results: 10/20/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX • 2003 Formula 1 World Drivers Champion – Michael Schumacher (6X; Schumacher has surpassed Juan Manuel Fangio in F1 World Drivers Championships) • 2003 Formula 1 Manufacturers Champion – Ferrari NASCAR WINSTON CUP 10/19 Subway 500, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing Results: 10/13/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX Next Race: 10/12 Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka, Japan (3.64-mi. road course; 53 laps; 192.986-mi. race distance; 1:00 a.m. ET; SPEED Live) NASCAR WINSTON CUP 10/11 UAW-GM Quality 500, Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Concord, NC (1.5-mi quad-oval; 334...Read More»

2000 Toyota 4Runner
DAILY EDITION: Oct. 8, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Oct. 8, 2003 NHTSA Establishes New Rollover Test Federal safety regulators Tuesday announced a new test designed to better measure how likely cars, trucks, and sport-utility vehicles are to roll over during emergency driving conditions. But the new test is primarily directed at...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing Results: 10/6/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX Next race: 10/12 Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka, Japan (3.64-mi. road course; 53 laps; 192.986-mi. race distance; 1:00 a.m. ET; SPEED Live) NASCAR WINSTON CUP 10/05 Banquet 400 presented by ConAgra Foods, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing Results: 9/29/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX 9/28 U.S. Grand Prix, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN (73 Laps; 1:33:35.997 Race Time) -- From seventh on the grid, Michael Schumacher made a great start to rocket up to fourth by the first corner, squeezing past teammate Rubens Barrichello at Turn One...Read More»

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DAILY EDITION: Sept. 25, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Sept. 25, 2003 Honda Sells 20 Millionth Vehicle American Honda Motor Co. has reached a milestone in sales — the company has sold its 20 millionth vehicle in the U.S. The company first landed in the States in 1959, but sold its first vehicles in 1970, moving swiftly in...Read More»

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Racing Results: 9/22/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX Next Race: 9/28 U.S.Grand Prix, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN (1:30 p.m. ET; SPEED Live) NASCAR WINSTON CUP 9/21 MBNA America 400, Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE (1.0-Mi. Oval; 400 Laps) Ryan Newman, the only Winston Cup driver with more than four wins...Read More»

2004 Dodge Intrepid 4-door Sedan SE Rear Seats
Racing Results: 9/15/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX 9/14 Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy (53 laps; 1:14:19.838 Race Time; 5.294-Sec. Victory Margin) -- Michael Schumacher brought Ferrari their coveted 50th victory in the Italian Grand Prix, with Juan Pablo Montoya's HP/Williams-BMW in second, with Schumacher's teammate Rubens...Read More»

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SPECIAL REPORT: FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

 SPECIAL REPORT: FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW by TCC Team and Jens Meiners Get TCC’s Frankfurt coverage right now: 2003 Frankfurt Show, Part I by TCC Team (9/8/2003) Mazda3 breaks cover, Volvo gets small with S40, Aston unveils DB9. 2003 Frankfurt Show, Part II by TCC Team (9/9/2003) A vision from Benz...Read More»

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Racing Results: 9/8/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX Next Race: 9/14 Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy (7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED) NASCAR WINSTON CUP 9/6 Chevy Rock & Roll 400, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA (0.75-Mi. Oval; 400 Laps) – Dominating late in the race, Ryan Newman held on through three restarts to win the...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing Results: 9/1/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX Next Race: 9/14 Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy (7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED) NASCAR WINSTON CUP 8/31 Mountain Dew Southern 500, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC (1.366-Mi. Oval; 367 Laps) – Terry Labonte’s #5 Kellogg’s/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo was the...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing Results: 8/25/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX 8/24 Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring Sport RT, Budapest, Hungary (1:39:01.46 Race Time) -- Renault's Fernando Alonso in the Mild Seven Renault lapped the field to win the race. The 22-year-old Spaniard became the youngest driver ever to win a Grand Prix, which was achieved in...Read More»

New Volvo XC90 safety and convenience features
DAILY EDITION: August 22, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: August 22, 2003 Caddy Escalade Has Highest Theft Rate When it comes to stolen cars, Cadillac’s Escalade ranks among the most frequently purloined vehicles when adjusted for its prevalence on the road. That’s according to new numbers from the Highway Loss Data Institute...Read More»

2003 Woodward Dream Cruise
'03 Dream Cruise Short Circuited

2003 Woodward Dream Cruise Index by TCC Team (8/18/2003) Since its modest beginning just nine years ago, the now famous Woodward Dream Cruise (WDC) had never been dampened by serious rain. Nor had it suffered a complete electrical blackout along its storied sixteen-mile route through the suburbs of...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing Results: 8/18/2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX Next Race: 8/24 Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring Sport RT, Budapest, Hungary (7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED) NASCAR WINSTON CUP 8/17 Michigan 400, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI (2.0-Mi. Tri-Oval; 200 Laps; 127.310 MPH Ave. Speed) – Winning his fifth race of the year...Read More»

2003 Woodward Dream Cruise
2003 Woodward Dream Cruise

Forget Los Angeles and American Graffiti. In those balmy years bookmarked by the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the real action was on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue. And not just for those teens who could scrape together enough money for a set of wheels. Late at night, you’d often find some of the...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
DAILY EDITION: August 13, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: August 13, 2003 Ford's Leach Out In Europe Ford Europe chief Martin Leach stepped down Tuesday amidst an unexpected and embarrassing downturn in the automaker's European earnings in recent months. Ford Europe lost $525 million in the second quarter, twice what Wall Street...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing Results: 8/11/03

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX Next Race: 8/24 Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring Sport RT, Budapest, Hungary (7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED) NASCAR WINSTON CUP 8/10 Sirius At The Glen, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY (90 Laps; 134.554 MPH Ave. Speed) – Robby Gordon scored his third career Winston Cup...Read More»

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