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  • After 40,000 Miles with an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Our Heart Is Broken

    07/01/2019 3:54:49 PM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | June 27, 2019 | Daniel Pund
    We knew pretty early in our 14-month relationship with this Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio that we weren't going to be able to make a clean break from it. This was not that kind of relationship. And it is not that kind of car. No, instead we would continue coming back to the Giulia, no matter how it betrayed us. Mostly that's because we were obligated to finish this 40,000-mile test. But we also just couldn't give up on it. Rarely have we hoped for a car in our possession to succeed more than we did for this Alfa. And rarely...
  • Have an old car? You’re not alone. Vehicle age hits record

    06/28/2019 4:07:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 187 replies
    AP ^ | June 27, 2019 | Staff
    The average age of cars and trucks in the U.S. has hit a record 11.8 years, as better quality and technology allows people to keep them on the road longer. The 2019 figures from data provider IHS Markit show that the rate of increase is slowing, but the average age is still expected to go over 12 years early in the next decade. The average age is up 0.1 years from 2018. People are feeling comfortable keeping vehicles longer because they’re built better than in the past, said IHS Markit Director of Global Automotive Aftermarket Mark Seng. “The quality is...
  • Alabama car dealership offers free shotgun, Bible and American flag to customers

    06/26/2019 6:03:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/26/2019 | Danielle Wallace
    A rural Alabama car dealership is giving away a Bible, a 12-gauge shotgun and an American flag with the purchase of any new or used vehicle as part of its Fourth of July sales promotion. Chatom Ford, a dealership in Chatom, Ala., went viral for its “God, Guns and Freedom” campaign that is running until July 31. The dealership’s general manager Koby Palmer talks about the offer in a Facebook video that now has more than 60,000 views. In the video, Palmer cocks his rifle in one hand and holds a Bible in the other while standing in front of...
  • Climate Emergency’: Ireland Set to Ban Private Cars While Planning Mass Third World Migration

    06/20/2019 6:46:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/20/2019 | Virginia Hale
    Drivers will be forced off the roads in Ireland and the population packed into “higher density” cities under a long-awaited climate plan which will ‘revolutionise’ people’s lifestyle and behaviours, according to local media. “Nudge” policies such as huge tax hikes, as well as bans and red tape outlined in the plan, will pave the way to a “vibrant” Ireland of zero carbon emissions by 2050 according to the government, which last year committed to boost the country’s 4.7 million-strong population by a further million with mass migration. In order to avert a “climate apocalypse”, the government plans to force people...
  • The supercar scrapyard! Ferraris, Rolls Royces and Lamborghinis lie covered in desert dust [tr]

    06/11/2019 6:39:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 11, 2019 | Ross Ibbetson
    Supercars and luxurious classic motors are covered in desert dust in one of the world's most expensive car graveyards in the Gulf. Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Range Rover and Lamborghini are among the brands on display at the Sharjah yard not far from Dubai city centre. The heat and grime of the desert have taken their toll on the expensive vehicles but they are still sought after for their parts. Most of their owners are believed to be expats who fled the UAE years ago after they defaulted on loans and left the cars behind.
  • The Tesla Model 3 is the fastest charging car in the world

    06/08/2019 6:32:09 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 89 replies
    TopGear ^ | 6/7/19 | Stephen Dobie
    A week simply can’t pass without TESLA NEWS, and this week’s TESLA NEWS is that the Model 3 is officially the fastest charging electric car in the world. With conditions, of course. A firmware update – rolling out this weekend – for European Model 3s with the Long Range battery option will allow them to charge at 200kW when hooked up to specific ‘ultrafast’ chargers. In balder terms, 200kW equates to 850 miles for each hour of charging. Given the Long Range version quotes at 329 miles on a full battery, that means a complete charge in just over 20...
  • Matt Damon and Christian Bale try to make racing history in the first trailer for Ford v. Ferrari

    06/03/2019 11:17:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 3, 2019 | Brian Gallagher
    The first trailer for Ford v. Ferrari starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale is out. The biopic tells the true story of how in 1966, Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) and Lee Iacocca (Jon Bernthal) tasked legendary auto designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Bale) to design a car that will defeat Ferrari at the legendary 24 Hours at LeMans race. The result was the Ford GT40, which became the first car ever created by an American company to win the iconic race.
  • Car collector's 'dirty little secret' discovered after death.

    06/01/2019 7:46:38 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/1/19 | Gary Gastelu, Fox News
    Dirty little secrets are rarely this big. An eclectic car, motorcycle and parts collection discovered after the May 2018 death of a Michigan man who had amassed it over the years is heading to the auction block. According to VanDerBrink Auctions, Jeff Begg was an engineer who worked for Dana Corporation, founded several manufacturing companies of his own and fell under the spell of eBay when he was closing out his wife’s account following her passing in 2003.
  • GM and Bechtel plan to build thousands of electric car charging stations across the US

    05/28/2019 7:48:49 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/28/19 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    General Motors, America's largest automaker, and Bechtel, the country's largest construction company, are teaming up to build thousands of electric vehicle fast-charging stations across the United States. The two companies have agreed to create a new company that will build the charger network. Adding more fast charging stations should provide a boost to sales of electric cars. One of the biggest concerns Americans have about electric cars is whether there will be enough places to charge them, according to a recent survey by AAA. This network will not only help GM (GM), which plans to introduce 20 new electric vehicle...
  • Cops bust driver for phony hand drawn inspection sticker

    05/24/2019 2:38:28 PM PDT · by ETL · 51 replies
    New York Post, via ^ | May 23, 2019 | Kenneth Garger | New York Post
    An upstate New York man was busted for driving with a crudely drawn fake vehicle safety inspection sticker, prompting local authorities to mock the creation. Cops spotted the phony red sticker when they pulled over 35-year-old Manuel Muniz on Monday morning in Amsterdam, NY, according to WRGB. The sticker, which had the words “New York State Safety Emissions Certificate,” tried to mimic the real deal, with a hole-punched January 2020 expiration date and a bar code drawn in black marker.Muniz was slapped with a violation for driving an unregistered vehicle.
  • This Aston Martin Has Most Excellent Wheels

    05/21/2019 6:56:23 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 47 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 5/21/19 | Bradley Brownell
    It has been far too long since an OEM took a risk on the design of its wheels. There are only a handful of differently stylized wheels on the market today, most unfortunately featuring some variety of twist design—please pardon me while I attempt to keep my lunch down. Aston Martin’s new DBS Superleggera, inspired by 007 himself, features a striking shade of gold-tinted olive green paint and wheels meant to ape the wire spokes Bond rode on 50 years ago in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. It has been quite a while since an OEM has released a new...
  • Democrats Back Bill To Ban The Sale Of Gas-Powered Cars By 2040

    05/15/2019 9:36:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 109 replies ^ | 5/15/2019 | Michael Bastasch
    Democrats will introduce legislation to mandate zero-emissions vehicles make up all new car sales by 2040. The bill is co-sponsored by three Democrats running for president in 2020 who support the Green New Deal. The internal combustion engine has long been a target for environmentalists. Democrats will introduce legislation to completely phase out the use of gasoline-powered cars by mandating that only zero-emissions vehicles can be sold by 2040. “When I take a lungful of air in this moment, it has 30 percent more carbon in it than when I was born,” Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley, the bill’s main sponsor...
  • World's oldest-surviving Porsche is set to sell for $20 MILLION at auction, 80 years [tr]

    05/14/2019 3:52:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 14, 2019 | Chauncey Alcorn
    How much would you pay to own the world's oldest Porsche? Auto valuation experts believe some enthusiastic soul with deep pockets will fork over $20 million for the antique collectible known as the Type 64 #3. If it happens, it would be the most expensive Porsche purchase in world history, according to Road and Track. The one-of-a-kind antique Porsche is scheduled to be auctioned RM Sotheby's in August during the 2019 Monterey Car Week in Monterey, California.
  • U.S. legislation aims to thwart China's electric vehicle dominance

    05/02/2019 7:52:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 2, 2019 | by Ernest Scheyder
    WASHINGTON - A U.S. senator plans to introduce legislation on Thursday to streamline regulation and permitting requirements for the development of mines for lithium, graphite and other electric-vehicle supply chain minerals, part of a plan to offset China’s dominance in the space. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, the Republican chair of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee, will introduce the Minerals Security Act alongside Senator Joe Manchin.
  • CA Bill S.B.460 to Reduce Vehicle Renewal Registrations

    California Introduces Legislation to Reduce Motor Vehicle Registration Renewals Legislation (S.B. 460) has been introduced that would change California’s motor vehicle registration cycle from an annual to a biennial (every two years) requirement. The bill will be considered by the Senate Transportation Committee in a hearing on April 9
  • GM confirms plans to build new EV, invest $300 million in Michigan plant

    03/22/2019 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 3/22/19 | David Shepardson
    (Reuters) - General Motors Co confirmed on Friday it will invest $300 million in a suburban Detroit assembly plant, adding 400 jobs to build a new Chevrolet electric vehicle. The largest U.S. automaker has come under heavy criticism from President Donald Trump in recent days over its decision to end production at its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant earlier this month. GM officials said the announcement was planned well before Trump's series of angry GM tweets that started on Saturday. Trump called GM CEO Mary Barra on Sunday to urge her to reverse the decision to end production at the Ohio...
  • 10 Most Expensive New Cars Of All Time

    03/05/2019 10:35:22 PM PST · by zeestephen · 25 replies
    Motor 1 ^ | 05 March 2019 | Jeff Perez
    Slide Show - With Commentary
  • Bugatti unveils the most expensive new car ever built

    03/05/2019 11:27:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 25, 2019 | David Reid
    Bugatti, the French sports car brand that is now owned by German automaker Volkswagen, has revealed the most expensive new car ever built. With a sale price of 16.7 million euros ($19 million), the Bugatti La Voiture Noire was publicly debuted Tuesday at the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland.
  • Fossil Vehicle Sales Are Officially Now Decreasing In China, Europe, & USA

    02/21/2019 7:25:58 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 27 replies
    CleanTechnica ^ | 2/21/19 | Dr. Maximilian Holland
    China, The World’s Largest Auto Market In the world’s largest auto market, China, total light duty vehicle (LDV) sales declined in 2018 relative to 2017. This was the first year-on-year drop since 1992. Yet, in this shrinking overall auto market, EV sales (including BEVs and PHEVs) almost doubled in volume to 1.1 million, from 600,000 in 2017. Europe, The World’s 2nd-Largest Auto Market The European auto manufacturers’ association reports a very similar picture (here we are counting the EU plus the European Free Trade Area). Although total LDV sales very slightly increased in 2018 (17.75 million) over 2017 (17.68 million),...
  • Forget EVs, Detroit's Big 3 Battle For Heavy-Duty Truck Segment

    02/18/2019 10:29:51 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 8 replies ^ | 02-18-2019 | Jon
    The Detroit 3 are in a heated battle to take the lead in a highly-profitable segment: heavy-duty pickups. The days of striving to take the lead in selling the market’s most fuel-efficient pickup truck, along with high-mileage cars and electrified vehicles, has been set aside by General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler. Today the race is on for selling heavy-duty pickups capable of serving construction companies, agri-business, and commercial fleets.