September 2015

Just When You Think McLaren’s F1 Season Couldn’t Possibly Be Any Dumber (Video)

September 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

They go and make a video like this and totally redeem themselves! (Not really.) But the video above sure is entertaining. After rumors that Jenson Button would leave the team this year, the less-than dynamic duo of Button and Fernando Alonso appears to be back in 2016 to compete in GP2 Formula 1. The video has […]

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Green Car Journal Strips Volkswagen, Audi of Awards

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Green Car Journal announced Wednesday that they would take back two awards given to vehicles that are now part of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions debacle. The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI and 2010 Audi A3 TDI were bestowed Green Car of the Year awards by the publication. “Rescinding the Green Car of the Year awards for the VW Jetta […]

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Porsche’s New CEO Oliver Blume is a Company Man

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Porsche announced Wednesday that Oliver Blume would succeed Matthias Müller as CEO of Porsche, after Müller left to save head Volkswagen last week. Blume, who is 47 years old, has been the head of Production and Logistics for Porsche since 2013, and was head of production and planning for Volkswagen before that. Blume was responsible for […]

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Tesla’s Model X Is Our Egg-shaped Future and It’s Here

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Tesla finally rolled out its third model, the Model X last night to loyalists and some media (not us) Tuesday in California. The SUV’s falcon doors and ludicrously insanely fast 0-60 mph times (3.2 seconds for a car that weighs 5,441 pounds) may get most of the headlines, but the rest of the car’s features and specifications are […]

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United Auto Workers Union Threatens Strike at Kansas City F-150 Plant

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United Auto Workers at the Kansas City, Missouri plant that produces Ford F-150s may strike as early as Sunday if the automaker doesn’t “negotiate in good faith,” according to Jimmy Settles, UAW vice president: The challenges we face may not be easy, and I certainly cannot predict the future, but I would rather die fighting […]

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About That United Auto Workers Contract With Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

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… it’s probably dead. The Detroit Free Press reported that the deal appears to be mathematically impossible after several large locals voted down the proposed contract this week. The margins of defeat have been growing since Mopar and axle operators workers voted down the proposal by just over 50 percent and 65 percent last week, […]

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Honda Has Another Hydrogen Car It Wants To Talk To You About

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Honda took the wraps off its hydrogen-powered FCV sedan Wednesday. It that will pick up from where the FCX Clarity left off last year. The FCV will be shown Oct. 28 at the Tokyo Motor Show this year, alongside the automaker’s NSX and Civic Type R. (Any bets on what goes on sale first?) However, it probably won’t […]

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Mazda Teases Sports Car Ahead of Tokyo Reveal

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Mazda on Wednesday released a teaser image for a sports car it will show off at the Tokyo Motor Show on Oct. 28. The automaker divulged few details about the car, other than to say it would “almost condense Mazda’s entire history of sports car development into a single model,” which means nothing in itself. What may be […]

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Crapwagon Poll: 1967 Ford Mustang vs. 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass

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Mark’s look today at a couple of late Sixties’ performance icons has inspired me. Yes, my automotive ADD kicked in and off I went to eBay in search of affordable Cutlass and Mustang projects. And, really, I’m still searching. The majority of what I’ve found are either total basketcases, poorly-done “customs,” or pristine show cars […]

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Comparison “Test”: 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S and 1968 Ford Mustang GT

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Confession time: I’ve never driven a car built before the 1980s. Actually, scratch that. I may have driven a car built before the ’80s — likely late ’70s — but it wasn’t memorable enough for me to actually, well, remember. Thankfully, my hobby-turned-career has afforded certain pleasures, such as driving two incredible examples of what Detroit had to offer […]

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