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  • See the 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise in 271 357 photos

    08/14/2015 7:08:41 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 17 replies
    Autoweek ^ | 8/14/15 | Andrew Stoy
    Our man on Woodward Avenue is shooting everything, and we'll be updating all weekend In past years, we've broken our Woodward Dream Cruise photos into chunks, showing you imports, Fords, Chevys, Mopars and just plain weird stuff in individual galleries. This year, we're covering the "world's largest one-day car show" a little differently: Call it the "shotgun approach." We'll put up as many huge galleries as our servers will handle, and you can sort through the insanity any way you like. As for captions that specifically identify each car ... maybe we'll get to that after the event. There's also...
  • 1.5 million people expected at Woodward Dream Cruise, world's largest one-day auto event

    08/13/2015 10:00:20 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 21 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | August 13, 2015 | David Muller
    DETROIT, MI - Engines are roaring, cool cars are cruising and people from Ortonville to Sterling Heights and beyond are already lining Woodward Avenue for Saturday's 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise, billed as the world's largest one-day auto event. Some people are coming just for a few hours at a time to see the sights and sounds, others are even selling their own cruisers. Vinnie Garafalo has his 1967 Ford Galaxie convertible parked along Woodward near a gas station in Royal Oak, where he and a group of others known as the "No Name Car Club" are taking in the scene....
  • 10 Best Car Engines for 2014

    08/12/2015 8:16:45 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    Cheat Sheet ^ | 12- 24,-2013 | Justin Lloyd-Miller jr
    The ten were chosen from 44 different powertrains that the judges examined; to be qualified, “A new or significantly improved engine or propulsion system must be on sale in a production vehicle during the first quarter of 2014.” The base price for the vehicle has been capped at $60,000, up from $55,000 last year. Here are the winning engines for 2014. 1. Audi’s 3.0 liter TFSI Supercharged V6 (S5) Audi’s fifth consecutive Best Engine appearance is owed to its new 3.0 liter supercharged V6, which offers 333 horsepower in the Audi S5. “Several new [six cylinder] engines have entered the...
  • Thousands gather for Pierce-Arrow National Meet

    07/26/2015 6:32:56 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    WIVB4 ^ | 7-25-15 | Dan Schrack
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – More than 60 classic cars were on display Saturday, for the annual Pierce-Arrow Society National Meet. Owners of the classic automobiles traveled from as far as California to participate in the event. Over 10,000 guests turned out to get a glimpse of the vintage antiques. Made in Buffalo, Pierce-Arrow vehicles played a big role in the automobile industry. Founder of Pierce-Arrow Museum, James Sandoro told News 4, “Pierce was a leader…
  • Green-energy CEO: Vermonters must abandon the car, embrace renewable energy future

    07/25/2015 3:56:00 PM PDT · by Twotone · 62 replies
    Vermont Watchdog ^ | July 24, 2015 | Bruce Barker
    Now that Vermont has a mandate to get 75 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2032, residents will have to ditch automobiles and embrace a whole new way of life, the state’s top renewable energy CEO says.
  • Car Control

    07/23/2015 7:25:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Over the past three weeks, my family and I spent more than 22 hours driving more than 1,400 miles for our vacation. The trip involved enduring construction traffic, heavy rainstorms and unbelievably frightening, dense and fast traffic along interstates merely two lanes wide. We made it through safely, partly because I pulled over to let my husband drive through the rain (I hate driving in rain) and partly because he has learned to endure my uncontrollable need to provide commentary about his driving skills from the passenger seat -- even though his driving record is better than mine. It defies...
  • County threatens to fine family for having ‘too many cars in driveway’(Video At Link)

    07/22/2015 5:39:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 74 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | 07/21/15 | Jim Strickland
    COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Cobb County is telling a Kennesaw family to apply for permission to park their kids' cars in their own driveway. The Oviedo family got a notice of violation for having four cars in the driveway. The family has relatives visiting and two kids home from college. "I am angry. I am beyond angry. I don't see how the government can tell me whose cars I can park in my own driveway," said Kim Oviedo. They got a visit Friday from code enforcement, acting on an anonymous complaint. The neighborhood is zoned an Open Space Community. A...
  • Hacker remotely crashes Jeep from 10 miles away

    07/21/2015 9:51:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    (UK) Daily Telegraph ^ | July 21, 2015 | Daniel Bates
    Hackers took control of a car and crashed it into a ditch by remotely breaking into its systems from 10 miles away whilst sitting on their sofa. In the first such breach of its kind security experts cut out the engine and applied the brakes on the Jeep Cherokee, sending it into a spin. The US hackers said they used just a laptop and mobile phone to access the Jeep’s on-board systems via its wireless Internet connection. They claim that more than 470,000 cars made by Fiat Chrysler could be at risk of being attacked by similar means - including...
  • Ford Mustang vs. BMW M4: Which sports coupe comes out on top?

    07/21/2015 10:30:56 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 20, 2015 | Bengt Halvorson
    The Ford Mustang and BMW M4, at face value, probably don’t appear to have a whole lot in common. They go at it from opposite ends of the enthusiast landscape: The Mustang is the quintessential pony car—an American icon by almost any definition—while the BMW M4 builds on decades of finely groomed performance pedigree. Price-wise there’s a vast difference, too; you could get two high-performance, V-8-powered Mustang GT Coupes for approximately the price of a base BMW M4. Yet these two models have become more closely aligned than you might think, in recent years. Both models are nearly identical in...
  • Is FCA Crazy To Think Maserati Can Be The Next Ferrari?

    07/12/2015 9:40:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CARBUZZ ^ | 7/12 | Michael Hines
    Someone has to step up once the Prancing Horse is spun off.Sergio Marchionne has done a great job reviving Chrysler, Fiat and with the FCA group as a whole, but if his latest gambit works he will go down as legend in the auto industry. Last year we reported that FCA was planning to spin off Ferrari to grab some cash. The majority of the company (80 percent) would be owned by FCA shareholders so the company would still wield a lot of power over Ferrari. That being said Marchionne needs a new brand to fill the Prancing Horse’s shoes,...
  • Parking your car by backing it into your driveway could soon be illegal in Jacksonville, Florida

    06/27/2015 3:44:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 124 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 6/26/15 | Ben Bullard
    The city council in Jacksonville, Florida, has taken up a proposal that, if approved, would make it illegal for residents to park their cars in any manner that prevents law enforcement from seeing their rear license plates from the street. For those who live in single-family homes with off-street parking, such a law would make backing into the driveway to park an illegal act. Florida is among a handful of states that don’t require car owners to display license plates at the front of their cars. The proposed local bill would also require people who use car covers to figure...
  • Virginia Opens Its Roads To Self Driving Cars

    06/06/2015 11:11:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Popular Science ^ | June 3, 2015 | Mary Beth Griggs
    Self-driving cars are taking to the streets in California this summer, but the Golden State isn't the only one opening its roads to autonomous cars.Virginia just announced that 70 miles of highway in the Commonwealth would be open to self-driving cars, like the cars in Google's fleet. Any autonomous vehicle wanting to travel those routes, called the Virginia Automated Corridors, will be overseen by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, which helped the state government plan the project.As the Richmond Times-Dispatchreports the plan is for companies to test how their cars react in real-world situations on highways packed with human drivers....
  • Will Obama Force Consumers To Buy Electric Cars They Don't Want?

    06/05/2015 3:29:57 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/04/2015 | Staff
    Central Planning: Recent sales data show that consumers don't want electric cars. Too bad, since President Obama has put in place regulations that will effectively force the public to buy them in the not-too-distant future.
  • Chevy still has 6,000 unsold last-gen Volt hybrids

    05/25/2015 11:26:06 PM PDT · by dila813 · 41 replies
    Engadget ^ | 20 minutes ago | Jon Fingas
    The 2016 Chevy Volt promises to be a much better hybrid than its predecessor, with a lower price and better performance... and unfortunately for GM, that improvement might be hurting sales of the outgoing model. The Detroit Free Press reports that there were roughly 6,000 unsold 2015 Volts as of April, or more than twice the 2,779 that sold in the first four months of the year. Sales are down 46 percent versus the same period a year ago, and dealers appear willing to make some serious concessions to clinch a deal.
  • 10 Once Commonplace Items You Can't Find In Cars Anymore

    05/12/2015 8:37:20 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 148 replies
    Yahoo/Odomoter.com ^ | 5/8/15 | N/A
    The automotive industry has seen many changes over the years. Some once commonplace features in cars are now relics of the an almost forgotten past. Some less expensive cars sold today may offer some of these on their base models, it is becoming more and more difficult to find these features. So you wish any of these were still around...?
  • The Thorium Powered Car

    05/02/2015 10:21:16 AM PDT · by all the best · 80 replies
    Eric Peters Autos ^ | May 1, 2015 | Eric Peters
    Here’s another, more recent one: The thorium-turbine powered car. Heat energy from the thorium – a weakly radioactive element (named after the Norse god Thor) that is estimated to be 3-4 times more naturally abundant than uranium and which contains 20 million times the energy as an equivalent lump of coal – is used to generate steam, which is then used to power a small turbine, which provides the motive force. The beauty of the system is that – like a nuclear submarine – the fuel lasts almost forever. Well, longer than you will last, probably. How’s 100 years sound?...
  • SATIRE

    04/28/2015 9:10:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 April 2015 | John Semmens
    Contending that modern automobiles contain computer programs that entail trade secrets and are too complex to be touched by do-it-yourself car buffs, the General Motors Corporation is urging the government to make unauthorized auto repair illegal. It won’t take an Act of Congress to accomplish this objective. A mere reinterpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) would do the trick. GM spokesman Lee Hunsacker asserted that “letting just anyone look under the hood is archaic in our day and age. What if they mess something up? The victims of any subsequent crashes will sue us. We are the deep-pocket...
  • Back in the Day (Photos)

    04/19/2015 12:13:50 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 43 replies
    Imgur ^ | 4/19/2015 | Dallas59
    Just ads and pictures mostly from the 50's and 60's.
  • Tesla introduces new $75,000 car: the Model S 70D (Entry Level)

    04/08/2015 10:54:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2015 | Octavio Blanco and Peter Valdes-Dapena
    Tesla has just introduced a new entry level car, but before you fire up your laptop to order one, you should know it's even more expensive than Tesla's current starter vehicle. The car it announced on Wednesday is called the Tesla Model S 70D and it'll start at $75,000, although buyers are eligible for a federal tax credit that brings the price down to $67,500. The Model S starts at $70,000.
  • Mercedes-Benz sales up almost 15% in first quarter (Record 1 month sales)

    04/08/2015 8:44:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | April 8, 2015 | William Boston
    Mercedes-Benz sold nearly 15% more cars in the first quarter from the same period last year, setting the bar high for rivals Audi and BMW in the race for the top premium brand, amid strong demand for its C-Class sedans, sport-utility vehicles and luxury compact cars. The German the luxury car maker owned by Daimler AG, said on Wednesday that it sold 429,602 cars in the quarter. Mercedes-Benz's sales growth accelerated in March when it sold nearly 16% more vehicles than in the same month last year.
  • Demand for electric vehicles in Western Pennsylvania still low

    04/08/2015 2:05:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune-Review ^ | April 7, 2015 | David Conti
    Jake Pultorak chuckles at the mention of “range anxiety,” the fear among some electric vehicle owners that their car's battery will run out of juice before the driver can find a charger. “I had that as a gas-car driver, but the anxiety was over how much I had to pay to get where I was going,” said Pultorak, 44, of Franklin Park, who has owned an all-electric Tesla Model S for about two years. Worries at the gas pumps have diminished over the past nine months as the global crash in oil prices brought the cost of gasoline to its...
  • Energy Department Gives $259 Million ‘Green’ Conditional Loan to Politically Connected Corporation

    04/01/2015 7:29:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    National Review -- The Corner ^ | 3-31-15 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The Department of Energy’s disastrous loan program lost taxpayers at least $780 million as companies like Solyndra, Fisker Automotive, and Abound Solar crashed and burned. But as I write today, after a four-year hiatus, the Energy Department has announced a new fuel-efficient-vehicle loan — a $259 million conditional award to Alcoa. It’s a pretty sweet deal: The Energy Department touts on its website how this loan program “offers attractive financing for U.S. auto industry,” including no application fees, a closing fee of just 0.1 percent, and interest rates estimated at no more than 4 percent. Of course, one might wonder...
  • Congresswoman Demonstrates ‘Worst Parking Job Ever’ (Video) (Guess which party)

    03/25/2015 12:16:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Rioll Call ^ | March 25, 2015 | Warren Rojas
    Abandon all hope, ye who happen to park anywhere near geometrically challenged-motorist Eleanor Holmes Norton. A HOH tipster watched in horror Wednesday as the D.C. delegate, 77, awkwardly forced her way into a wide-open spot in the carefully controlled corridor of New Jersey Avenue Southeast sandwiched between the Longworth and Cannon House Office buildings.
  • Jeremy Clarkson 'to be sacked TODAY' after BBC probe finds he launched '30-second attack' [tr]

    03/25/2015 6:53:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 25, 2015 | Martin Robinson, Emma Glanfield, and Corey Charlton
    Jeremy Clarkson said today he has not 'heard a thing' from the BBC despite claims bosses have already decided to sack him. The corporation's internal investigation has reportedly concluded the star, 54, launched a 30-second physical attack on a Top Gear producer during their steak dinner 'fracas'. Clarkson was suspended two weeks ago for allegedly punching Oisin Tymon in the face when he was offered a plate of cold cuts instead of steak and chips after a long day of filming. Sources have said that the BBC allegedly found Clarkson spent 20 minutes verbally abusing the producer in a luxury...
  • Ford's new car will force you to obey the speed limit

    03/24/2015 12:52:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 123 replies
    engadget ^ | March 24, 2015 | Daniel Cooper
    Much as we'd like to emulate our NASCAR heroes, breaking the speed limit often comes at a price. Ford is hoping to prevent accidents and speeding tickets by introducing cars that can see what the speed limit is and preventing heavy-footed motorists from driving any faster. Ford's Intelligent Speed Limiter tech will first appear on the new Ford S-Max that's launching in Europe that could just change the way that we drive.
  • Self-driving cars will change everything

    03/17/2015 1:52:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    The Week ^ | March 17, 2015 | Marc Ambinder
    Self-driving cars. Delphi, one of the biggest auto parts suppliers in the country, will pilot a self-driving Audi from California to the New York auto show. It's part publicity stunt, part experiment: The vehicle's advanced active safety sensors will collect gigabytes of data about the experience, which Delphi will use to help build parts for autonomous cars of the future. (There will be a driver in the car, on stand-by, in case things go wrong, and to take the wheel when the car crosses into a state that regulates the robots.)
  • Elio Motors Engine Prototype-First Start-Up to Build All-New Internal-Combustion Engine in 60 Years

    03/08/2015 11:52:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | March 6, 2015
    Elio Motors today announced it has unveiled its new 0.9 liter, 3-cylinder engine prototype, completing one of the company's most important stages of development. With a goal of up to 84 MPG and a projected top speed of more than 100 MPH, the enclosed, three-wheeled Elio requires an engine with a unique blend of power and efficiency that simply doesn't exist on the market today. Elio Motors, which plans to sell the vehicle for $6,800 when it launches in the first half of 2016, turned to world-class engine developer IAV to create a new technology that would meet the company's...
  • US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

    03/03/2015 10:46:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 79 replies
    Yahoooooo ^ | 03-03-2015 | By JONATHAN FAHEY
    The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day than it is consuming. That extra crude is flowing into storage tanks, especially at the country's main trading hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, pushing U.S. supplies to their highest point in at least 80 years, the Energy Department reported last week. If this keeps up, storage tanks...
  • Nissan Silvia smuggler faces maximum 20-year, $250k sentence

    02/14/2015 12:22:27 PM PST · by W. · 47 replies
    Autoblog.com ^ | 09 Feb 2015 | Noah Joseph
    Thinking about trying to sneak a JDM [Japanese Domestic Market] car into the United States? Better think twice, because according to the Clarion-Ledger, one man in Mississippi has found himself in hot water for smuggling a Nissan Silvia into the country...
  • What is more likely to kill you -- a gun or a car?

    02/12/2015 8:16:06 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2015 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Which is more likely to kill you: a car or a gun? Various publications, from The Economist to Forbes, and many others have been reporting that gun deaths are set to overtake road deaths before the year is up. But not only isn’t that going to happen. Car deaths have indeed fallen more than gun deaths, but that’s not because of comparatively stringent safety regulations. Gun control advocates brag that they have “a statistic that really resonates with people.” The latest data we have are from 2013. In that year, 35,598 people died from motor vehicle deaths. 32,888 died from...
  • New NADA Chairman Will Continue Anti-Tesla 'Get The Facts' Campaign

    02/05/2015 3:15:02 PM PST · by LogicDesigner · 39 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | February 5, 2015 | John Voelcker
    Last June, the National Automobile Dealers Association launched a publicity campaign to convince car buyers why it's in their own best interests that dealers make it illegal to buy a car from Tesla Motors. The campaign is called "Get the Facts," and it now includes a handful of animated videos, infographics, fact sheets, and other publicity materials. While it's not clear that the campaign has had a great deal of effect on car buyers' attitudes toward dealers, NADA's new chairman plans to continue the campaign.
  • Kerala businessman arrested for hitting guard with Hummer car for delay in opening gate (India)

    01/29/2015 8:18:09 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Shaju Philip
    Controversial beedi businessman Muhammed Nisham was arrested on charge of attempt to murder a security guard in Shoba Group’s residential township in Thrissur on Thursday. According to police, the security guard was hit by Nisham’s ‘Hummer’ car for delay in opening the gate of the township in the wee hours of Thursday. The security guard Chandrabose has been put on ventilator support after receiving serious injuries. Nisham is managing director of Tirunelveli-based King Beedi Co. Apart from being a prominent tobacco supplier, he has hotel and jewellery businesses in the Middle East. His cars include Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Road...
  • Justice Department Reportedly Spies on Millions of Cars to Build National Database

    01/26/2015 9:29:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/26/15 | Andrew Desiderio
    The U.S. Department of Justice secretly spies on millions of cars by gathering and storing information about motorists in order to build a national database to track movements, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. The database was originally used by the Drug Enforcement Administration to hunt vehicles involved in drug crimes by tracking license plates, but according to the WSJ, the program expanded to hunt for criminals sought for crimes that were non-drug related. DEA officials have been on record saying they track vehicles near the U.S.-Mexico border to help fight drug cartels, but the new...
  • Back in the Day Automobile Nostalgia.

    01/18/2015 10:43:20 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 28 replies
    IMGUR ^ | 1/18/2015 | Dallas59
    Full Album Link Here
  • Police: Men stole IDs to buy cars, breast implants

    01/10/2015 8:59:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    KPRC (Houston) ^ | January 8, 2015 | Robert Arnold
    HOUSTON - Houston police and U.S. Postal Inspectors worked together on a case involving numerous luxury cars being purchased with stolen identities. Police said the case began with a tip about a single car purchase that seemed "irregular." Police said five men used other people's identities to rack up hundreds of thousands of dollars in car purchases. Police said the men bought Porsches, Audis, Land Rovers, BMWs and a Chevy Camaro. "Most of the dealerships didn't know they had been a victim yet, before we were calling them saying, 'Hey, there's a problem with this deal, you might want to...
  • Mustang leaves Obama drooling ("I love the beast that they put me in”)

    01/07/2015 5:54:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/07/15 | Justin Sink
    Vice President Biden might not be the only “car junkie” in the West Wing. A trip to a Ford factory outside of Detroit on Wednesday left President Obama drooling over the latest model of the auto manufacturer’s iconic Mustang sports car. While touring the factory, Obama inspected versions of the company’s F-150 pick-up truck and the Focus, a compact sedan that has seen sales spike in recent years. But it was a cherry red Mustang that drew the most attention from Obama, who declared that he needed to get into the car. “This is an American car, right here, this...
  • Vintage Collection of Old Classic Cars

    If you are into old cars then definitely take an auto-rickshaw out to the Vintage Collection of Classic Cars. Extensive collection of valuable old cars and many of the most unique autos ever created!
  • 51 years later, turn signal removed from arm

    01/02/2015 11:28:10 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    <p>Dr. Timothy Lang removed the lever Wednesday during a 45-minute operation. Lampitt, now 75, is recovering at home.</p> <p>He was moving concrete blocks a few weeks ago when the arm began to hurt for the first time.</p> <p>“Everything was fine until it started to get bigger,” Lampitt’s wife, Betty, said. “The arm started bulging.”</p>
  • Economists Agree: Uber Benefits Consumers

    12/12/2014 5:28:12 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/8/2014 | Michael Van Beek
    A Michigan House Committee just approved House Bill 5951 introduced by Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Township, which would create a statewide regulatory framework for transportation network companies, such as Uber and Lyft. State-based regulations can be worse than locally derived ones, but these proposed rules are reasonable and would make Michigan a leader in innovative transportation services. But how will these services benefit Michiganders? In a recently published report by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, scholars Stewart Dompe and Adam C. Smith make the case that customers with lower levels of income will likely benefit most from the...
  • Just some Cars for your nostalgic enjoyment....

    11/29/2014 10:46:27 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 58 replies
    IMGUR ^ | 11/29/2014 | Dallas59
    Full Album Here
  • Here’s Why The Check Engine Light Is A Horrible, Terrible Thing

    11/25/2014 11:06:02 AM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 150 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 24 Nov 2014 | Doug DeMuro
    <p>It happened on Thursday night. I went out to my car. I climbed inside. I turned the key in the ignition. And … nothing. Well, not quite nothing. A failed start. A check engine light. And an ominous warning message that said: TRANSMISSION FAULT: LIMITED GEARS AVAILABLE.</p>
  • Michigan Bill Could Give Ride-Sharing an Uber Lift

    11/24/2014 7:46:39 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/21/2014 | Michael Van Beek
    State Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw, introduced legislation that would create state-based regulations for ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft. At first glance, the regulations appear reasonable and have the support of these so-called transportation network companies themselves, as reported by MIRS News (subscription required). Uber and Lyft have faced challenges trying to break into new markets around the country, as each city has its own unique regulations for taxi services. City governments don’t quite know how to regulate these new ride-sharing services though, because they don’t fit neatly into pre-existing taxi laws. Naturally, taxi companies are lobbying local governments...
  • Volkswagen Golf named Car of the Year

    11/13/2014 12:20:23 PM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 13, 2014 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    You may not think of it as the most exciting car in the world, but the newly redesigned Volkswagen Golf compact car has been named Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year. The award is for all four available versions of the Golf. That includes the sporty Golf GTI, the diesel-powered Golf TDI, the electric-powered e-Golf and the basic Golf 1.8T. This seventh-generation version of the compact car is lighter and more fuel-efficient but still larger than previous Volkswagen (VLKAF) Golfs.
  • Who Cruised the a Blvd in What Car and What Music Playing? 1960's and '70's? (Vanity)

    11/03/2014 11:45:09 PM PST · by A Navy Vet · 71 replies
    11/3/2014 | A Navy Vet
    Hey guys and girls. Who here has cruised a Blvd or Ave while you were a teen? Do you remember what that meant to you and the fun of just looking next to the other car? Who has dragged raced when the light hit green?
  • Cadillac and The Disappearing V-8

    10/24/2014 12:13:24 PM PDT · by all the best · 127 replies
    Eric Peters Autos ^ | Eric Peters
    Mourn with me. Cadillac – Cadillac! – no longer sells a single car powered by a V-8 engine. Or such will be the case in about two months, when 2014 fades to 2015. Come Jan. 1, all new Cadillac cars will be powered by fours or sixes. Some will be turbocharged. But none will larger than 3.6 liters. The last of the V-8 Caddys – the (very) limited production CTS-V sedan/wagon – is being retired. There appears to be a replacement on deck for 2016, but the continued politically viability of V-8 engines within the system (so to speak) is...
  • Horror Crash Shows Why You Never, Ever Pass A Truck Before Your Exit

    10/16/2014 11:20:22 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    http://jalopnik.com ^ | october 15, 2014 | Raphael Orlove
    To every single human being I have seen cutting across multiple lanes to rush to their highway exit: this could happen to you. Amazingly the person driving this Ford Focus, 25-year-old Jasmien Claeys, survived the multiple-impact wreck. As Carscoopsreports, she told Belgian HLN that the crash put her in a coma, shattered her hand, and broke her top two vertebrae, but she is recovering.
  • 1983 Old Top Gear in Poland

    This full episode of Top Gear back in 1983 shows the FSO factory in Warsaw and also the cars from the Eastern Bloc they sold in the UK and also about the Polish Automobile and the cars sold there and also about how to buy a car back in Communist Poland follow us on Facebook Eastern Bloc Cars
  • Has anyone here ever bought a Ford Fusion?

    10/10/2014 10:38:16 AM PDT · by Yorlik803 · 43 replies
    Me
    New car time. My Colorado is 10 years old and its nickel and diming me. I am looking to get a New Ford Fusion. I wont buy a GM because of the bailout and the fact they seem to get recalled every other day. Test drove a Fusion SE and it rocked. Has anyone here ever owned one?
  • The decline of manual transmissions in two graphs — and proof they're coming back

    10/09/2014 6:50:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 8, 2014 | Justin Hyde
    That manual transmissions in vehicles survive in now-permanent status of endangered species-dom will come as no surprise. Despite all the driving benefits and sense of control a manual brings, even most sports cars now sell more automatics than sticks when they offer their drivers the option. (And when they don't, like the Dodge Viper, they don't sell well at all.) Today, in its annual report on U.S. vehicle fuel efficiency, the Environmental Protection Agency provided a clear snapshot of just how endangered manuals are in two vivid graphs — along with a surprising sliver of hope for those who prefer...
  • BU student’s car clocks at 100 mph on Beacon Street

    10/03/2014 5:37:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 3, 2014 | Laurel J. Sweet
    A teenage Boston University undergrad with no driver’s license reached 100 mph Wednesday as he drove his $126,500 Maserati GranTurismo over the rain-soaked streets of the Back Bay, prosecutors said. Zeguang Xu, 19, an undergraduate student at BU’s College of Arts and Sciences, pleaded not guilty yesterday in Boston Municipal Court to charges of operating without a license, providing a false name to police, speeding, failure to stop, and negligent operation. He was released from custody after posting $1,000 bail.