Archive for January 30th, 2012

Driving America: Automobile’s role in American history takes center stage in … – Dearborn Press and Guide


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Driving America: Automobile's role in American history takes center stage in
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By Scott Held The evolution of automobiles is chronicled in the new “Driving America” exhibit at The Henry Ford in Dearborn as a way to document their place in American history. (Photo courtesy of The Henry Ford) I didn't make that up, but it's true in
Travel: Henry Ford Museum wheels out a new modelWaterloo Record

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Our View: Trains, planes and automobiles in editorial stew – Rockford Register Star

Our View: Trains, planes and automobiles in editorial stew
Rockford Register Star
By Anonymous Transportation drives the local economy from cars in Belvidere to planes in Rockford. It's a key job producer. AMTRAK MONEY: If all goes well, Amtrak passenger rail service will connect Rockford with Chicago to the east and Dubuque, Iowa,

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At least 10 dead in crashes on Florida highway amid heavy smoke – Fox News


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At least 10 dead in crashes on Florida highway amid heavy smoke
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A long line of cars and trucks collided one after another early Sunday on a dark Florida highway so shrouded in haze and smoke that drivers were instantly blinded. At least 10 people were killed. When rescuers first arrived, they could only listen for
Florida highway smashes kill 10 peopleReuters
'Looked like someone was picking up cars and throwing them,' says survivormsnbc.com

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Cars decked out in white circle Moscow in protest against Putin – Minneapolis Star Tribune


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Cars decked out in white circle Moscow in protest against Putin
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Article by: ANDREY BULAY , AP MOSCOW – Thousands of cars flying white ribbons or balloons circled central Moscow on Sunday in a show of protest against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The cars — ranging from luxury sedans and sporty convertibles to old
Putin critics take to cars to demand fair electionsReuters
Cars circle central Moscow in anti-Putin protestUSA TODAY
Thousands of cars flying white ribbons circle central Moscow in anti-Putin protestWashington Post

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Car-buying tips men can learn from women – MarketWatch

Car-buying tips men can learn from women
MarketWatch
By Jennifer Waters, MarketWatch CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — When it comes to buying or leasing a car, men can learn a lesson or two from their female counterparts. Women, according to recent studies, are more informed and level-headed than men in the

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Allmendinger anchors Shank team to unlikely Rolex 24 win – USA TODAY


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Allmendinger anchors Shank team to unlikely Rolex 24 win
USA TODAY
The two paired with Grand-Am Sports Car Series regulars Ozz Negri Jr. and John Pew to give Shank its first win in one of the most prestigious sports car races in the world. Shank, who had a second entry that finished third, was nearly in tears in
Rolex 24 win gets Allmendinger goingFOXSports.com
Michael Shank Racing wins at DaytonaESPN
Lally repeats, Magnus gets 1st win in GTDaytona Beach News-Journal
Motorsport.com –Nascar –Florida Times-Union
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Hacking Seen as Rising Risk With Car Electronics – Bloomberg

Hacking Seen as Rising Risk With Car Electronics
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Drivers can talk with each other via Bluetooth phone connections, ask their cars for directions and dial up satellite radio. The same cars use electronic components to signal the gas pedal to accelerate and control stability.

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Collectible car market bounces back – Sydney Morning Herald

Collectible car market bounces back
Sydney Morning Herald
The collector car community left its annual week of auction extravaganzas here with much to think about. After some uncertain years, have the value fluctuations caused by worldwide economic turmoil ended? Are the record-breaking sale prices limited to

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Fuel economy, alternative fuel cars dominate auto show talks – Washington Post

Fuel economy, alternative fuel cars dominate auto show talks
Washington Post
DC is no Detroit, meaning the nation's capital is not typically the place where new car models are unveiled. But being near the seat of power helps frame the Washington Auto Show, which runs through Sunday, as the best place to hash out the fine points

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Short-Track Roundup: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. gets into the sprint-car business – AutoWeek

Short-Track Roundup: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. gets into the sprint-car business
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NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and former ASCS sprint-car champion Jason Johnson and Jason Johnson Racing have formed Stenhouse Jr. Racing. NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. has entered a partnership with

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