Month: December 2020

It’s hard to imagine a modern supercar competing in the Paris-Dakar Rally, but that’s exactly what the Porsche 959 did back in the 1980s. This video from Porsche’s “Top Five” YouTube series explains how the 959 morphed from supercar to rally car. The all-wheel-drive 959 was designed with an eye toward Group B rallying, but
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Having your car stolen is probably one of the worst feelings in the world but, in a twist of fate, Tommy Cook was reunited with his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro after 17 years. According to The Free Lance-Star, Cook’s car was stolen from his auto repair business in 2003. Unfortunately, it appears the thieves had an eye
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LOS ANGELES — Kia Motors America has big plans for the coming new year, including five new or significantly redesigned vehicles as part of a yearslong product blitz. It also has a new COO and advertising lead to get those vehicles onto Americans’ driveways. In mid-December, the Korean automaker began preparations for the next phase
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BEIJING — China will subsidies by a fifth next year on new energy vehicles such as electric cars, the finance ministry said on Thursday, as it seeks to combat pollution and cultivate home-grown champions in the auto sector. China, the world’s biggest auto market, has set a target for NEVs, including plug-in hybrids and hydrogen
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Think of Chrysler history, and what comes to mind? Probably financial struggles and K-cars. But that wasn’t always Chrysler’s legacy. In the days before Fiat, Daimler, and Lee Iacocca, Chrysler was known as Detroit’s engineering powerhouse, a company that developed technical innovations that were copied quickly by its cross-town rivals. How did Chrysler earn that
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This year, as you may well have noticed, things are a little different. Even though we started running BDC on October 11, I’m going to back up this narrative by six months to March 11, the day Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 and the NBA postponed the season. Call it the
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Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 CFTP around WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for MotorTrend’s 2020 Best Driver’s Car presented by Tire Rack. Get the pros and cons right here ➡️ https://bit.ly/2KKgBJg #MotorTrend #TireRack #Mustang Best Driver’s Car and World’s Greatest Drag Race 10 YouTube Schedule: Best Driver’s Car hot
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MOSCOW – Honda’s Russian subsidiary said it would stop supplying new cars to official dealers in Russia in 2022 as part of the company’s efforts to restructure its operations. The company said Wednesday that it would keep its presence on the Russian market with motorcycle and power equipment sales, and retain its activities related to
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When the McLaren Speedtail was unveiled two years ago, the entire 106-unit production run had already sold out despite a near-$2 million price. Now one of those supercars is scheduled to cross the block at an RM Sotheby’s auction on Jan. 22. That car is Speedtail number 36, which was ordered on July 20, 2020,
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Since we’re still in the holiday season, you might want to do some last minute gifting for yourself or your car enthusiast friends, family, or significant other. With many places still under COVID-19 restrictions, it could be hard, or simply not allowed, for one to get their track day fix. That’s where sim racing comes
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CarMax’s long-stated goal has been to give customers the chance to transact when, where and how they want to — whether in the physical or digital realms or in both — a concept known as omnichannel retailing. The nation’s largest used-vehicle retailer has now transformed every aspect of its business to fulfill this goal, and
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UK carmakers offered faint praise for the country’s Brexit deal while warning border chaos will be unavoidable unless governments allow more time to meet new customs-related administrative requirements. The accord reached last week with the European Union largely addresses the auto industry’s immediate concerns about tariffs, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said Wednesday. Still,
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If you’re a fan of 1980s pop culture, take note: an official “A-Team” van is heading to auction Jan. 22 through Worldwide Auctioneers. For those unfamiliar with the show, “The A-Team” followed the exploits of four ex-special-forces soldiers—Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith, Lieutenant Templeton “Faceman” Peck, Sergeant Bosco “B.A.” Baracus, and Corporal H.M. “Howling Mad” Murdock—who
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Hindsight is 20/20, the old saying goes. At this point, I’m just glad to put 2020 in the past. It was an unusually grim trip around the sun. In recent years, it’s been frustrating to see persistently high numbers of traffic deaths in the U.S. — then a new virus comes along and kills about
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