Daily Edition: Sep. 14, 2004
Daily Edition: Sep. 14, 2004

Ford Tries Reining In Land Rover With the launch of the new LR3, theBritish SUV maker Land Rover enters a critical stage that will likely determine its long-term viability. That, in turn, will have a strong impact on the turnaround plans of Ford Motor Co., which purchased the British marque from...Read More»

2005 Porsche Boxster
2004 Paris Auto Show Preview

Related Articles: 2004 Paris Auto Show by TCC Team (9/20/2004)The well-loved lights of the City of Light take the stage. When the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris opens its doors to the public on September 25, the public will know what new cars to expect. As has become best-practices for the...Read More»

Caddy Sixteen at Tia Temple
2004 Beijing Motor Show Preview

Related Articles: China Trade Facing New Scrutiny by Joseph Szczesny (3/22/2004)Unions complain as the U.S. courts more Chinese business.. Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Maybach, and Lamborghini. These are not the names one normally associates with a communist society. But forget the Long March. In...Read More»

2004 Toyota Tacoma
2004 Chicago Auto Show, Part I

2004 Chicago Auto Show Index (2/3/2004) New Dakota: Bigger, More Powerful Dodge says it's the biggest and best of the mid-size trucks with the new 2005 Dodge Dakota, a redesign of which debuted Wednesday. The new Dakota will go on sale this fall, offering the only V-8 in compact truck segment. It...Read More»

2008 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door Coupe S Headlight
2004 Chicago Auto Show, Part III

2004 Chicago Auto Show Index (2/3/2004) Mojave States Kia’s Pickup Dreams Kia thinks it has a product fit to compete with the best small pickups in America sooner rather than later. The only problem is there is no place to build it. The Korean automaker unveiled a body-on-frame concept truck...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper Clubman
2004 Detroit Show: Black-Tie Gala

2004 Detroit Auto Show Coverage (1/4/2004) The cars are the stars, or so they like to say, but for many of the folks attending the North American International Auto Show’s black-tie gala, it’s all about people watching. And there were plenty of people to see, a record 17,500 paying to tour the...Read More»

2005 6-Series Convertible
2004 Detroit Show, Part V

  2004 Detroit Auto Show Coverage (1/4/2004) Ferrari Brings Big Love with 612 Scaglietti Luca di Montezemolo, chairman of Ferrari, says the new 612 Scaglietti was introduced to the world at the Detroit auto show to celebrate “fifty years of big love between Ferrari and its U.S. clients” as...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
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»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
DAILY EDITION: Sept. 9, 2003

Pontiac Calls Grand Am Replacement G6 The new mid-size Pontiac that replaces the Grand Am in 2005 will be called the G6, according to General Motors. "It is so new and different from the Grand Am that it demands a name that is equally new,” said Lynn Myers, Pontiac-GMC general manager in a...Read More»

2011 Audi A1 Cabrio preview rendering
2003 Geneva Show, Part II

TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (2/23/2003)Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. 2003 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (3/3/2003)All the best from the Swiss car event of the year. Bentley Conti GT Is $149,900 Wait no longer for the way to spend your casino winnings —...Read More»

2004 Ford SVT Focus
2003 Chicago Show, Part III

2003 Chicago Auto Show Index by TCC Team (2/10/2003) COSWORTH COMEBACK Look for a comeback of Cosworth, the British performance operation once closely associated with Ford of Europe. “Officially,” said Ford Motor Co.’s top muscle maven, John Coletti, “I can’t say anything.” But...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06  -  2014 Detroit Auto Show live photos
2003 Chicago Show, Part I

2003 Chicago Auto Show Index by TCC Team (2/10/2003) CRAZY ABOUT A MERCURY? That’s certainly what the troubled Ford division needs to hear buyers humming as it starts a much-needed roll-out of new product. “We’re here to relaunch the Mercury brand,” announced Group Vice President Jim...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
DAILY EDITION: Feb. 6, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Feb. 6, 2003 TUNDRA IS TEXAS BOUND Toyota will build Tundra pickup trucks in a new plant — its sixth in North America — starting in 2006. The plant, which will start with annual production of 150,000 units, will likely expand before the end of the decade to include SUV...Read More»

2003 Mitsubishi Tarmac Spyder concept
2003 Detroit Auto Show, Part VII

Related Articles: 2003 L.A. Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/1/2003) 2003 Detroit Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/2/2003) NISSAN TITAN UNVEILED Nissan is putting Ford, GM and Dodge on notice with the Titan, the company's first full-size pickup. Nissan says its full-sizer won't be a 7/8ths...Read More»

2003 Cadillac Sixteen concept
2003 Detroit Auto Show, Part III

Related Articles: 2003 L.A. Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/1/2003) 2003 Detroit Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/2/2003) While there are scores of new cars, trucks, crossovers and concept vehicles on display at Cobo Center this week, it’s hard for any automaker to dominate the North American...Read More»

2004 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning
2003 Detroit Auto Show, Part V

Related Articles: 2003 L.A. Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/1/2003) 2003 Detroit Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/2/2003) FORD LOOSES LIGHTNING BOLTFord topped off the F-150 introduction by unveiling a concept version of the SVT Lightning. With a 500-horsepower supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 engine...Read More»

2003 Smart Crossblade
2002 Geneva Show Preview, Part I

Index: 2002 Geneva Motor Show by TCC Team (3/5/2002)It’s still a few days to go before the 72nd International Motor Show in Geneva opens its doors for the media (March 5-6) and the public (March 7 – March 17). But quite a few car manufacturers are competing already for attention by releasing...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 4-door Sedan Hybrid FWD Tail Light

BUSH PROPOSES HYBRID CREDIT The Bush administration’s plan to cut fuel consumption includes tax credits for the purchase of hybrid gas-electric and fuel-cell vehicles. As Congress debates whether to increase Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards — currently at 20.7 mpg for trucks...Read More»

2002 Detroit Auto Show logo
2002 Detroit Auto Show, Part I

2002 Detroit Auto Show by TCC Team (1/6/2002) sponsored by Toyota click on pictures for larger views SCHEELE OUTLINES SHAKEUP TO COME AT FORDWhile some plant closings and layoffs seem likely to come when Ford announces its long-awaited turnaround plan later this week, "This is likely to be (just)...Read More»

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