Archive for November 17th, 2012

2013 Scion FR-S: Lead-foots, beware – Chicago Tribune

2013 Scion FR-S: Lead-foots, beware
Chicago Tribune
Toyota's return to the affordable-performance realm has arrived in the form of the all-new, rear-wheel-drive 2013 Scion FR-S sports car. It's now available at Toyota dealers nationwide, with prices beginning at $24,200 for the six-speed manual model

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A Truly Foreign Concept: Formula One in Texas – New York Times


New York Times
A Truly Foreign Concept: Formula One in Texas
New York Times
WHEN the first Grand Prix of the Automobile Club of France was held in 1906, the course was some 64 miles of poorly surfaced public roads near the city of Le Mans, and the event was scheduled for six laps on each of two days, about 769 miles in all.

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UCOAR Voices Concerns to Insurance Committee – Sacramento Bee

UCOAR Voices Concerns to Insurance Committee
Sacramento Bee
SB 273 would allow unlicensed persons to bid on salvage automobiles at Ohio salvage auctions. Currently, these auctions are limited to licensed, qualified automobile recyclers who have been screened and approved according to law, including criminal and

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Smart Spectating: It’s the Pit Stops – New York Times

Smart Spectating: It's the Pit Stops
New York Times
IF you're going to watch the United States Grand Prix on Speed this Sunday and you've never seen a Formula One race before, look closely when a car comes in for a tire change. But don't blink: the elapsed time from when the car stops to when it starts

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Sterling to drop Suzuki lineup – The Daily Advertiser

Sterling to drop Suzuki lineup
The Daily Advertiser
American Suzuki Motor Corp. earlier this month filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it will cease selling automobiles in the U.S. as part of a plan to restructure its business. The move will impact one dealership in Lafayette — Sterling
Suzuki to Stop Producing American Autos, File Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reports SBWire (press release)

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Car dealers bullish on new car sales – Charlotte Observer

Car dealers bullish on new car sales
Charlotte Observer
“The whole concept of pent-up demand, it turns out, is actually true,” said Jesse Toprak, an analyst for car sales data aggregator TrueCar.com. “A lot of consumers who postponed buying a new car in the last several years are now having to replace

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2 years after IPO, GM is piling up cash – Boston.com


San Francisco Chronicle
2 years after IPO, GM is piling up cash
Boston.com
Sunday marks the anniversary of GM's initial public stock offering in November 2010. The company has made money for 11 straight quarters, piling up more than $16 billion in profits. Its cars and trucks are selling for good prices. And sales are strong
News Summary: 2 years after IPO, GM thrivingHouston Chronicle

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Car-share firms hit needless roadblock – San Francisco Chronicle


San Francisco Chronicle
Car-share firms hit needless roadblock
San Francisco Chronicle
It's never been easier to get a ride in San Francisco. Instead of waiting for a taxicab that may never come, more and more residents are opting to use ride-matching services like SideCar, Uber or Lyft, which can be easily accessed through smartphones

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Honda’s Mighty Morphin’ Micro-Car Transforms to Your Whims – Wired


New York Daily News
Honda's Mighty Morphin' Micro-Car Transforms to Your Whims
Wired
Electrically driven micro-cars haven't quite caught on yet. Smart has the ForTwo Electric Drive, an overpriced two-seater that's even more impractical than its gas-powered sibling. Toyota has the iQ EV, an electric version that will only be released in
Honda Unveils Micro-Sized EV ConceptHybrid Cars News

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Tips on Importing a Vintage Car – New York Times (blog)


New York Times (blog)
Tips on Importing a Vintage Car
New York Times (blog)
To transport the car, you will need the services of an international freight forwarder. Freight forwarders are agents that specialize in moving cargo. They have relationships with agents and shipping companies around the world who can transport the car

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