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Out of the Mouths of Babes

On: Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 12:14PM | By: Karen Cook


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When my oldest son was young he had a bad attitude toward the status quo. He watched his parents go to work every day to earn money and then send most of that money away to pay for things like electricity and water bills, cable and credit cards, and, of course, gas and insurance. In an effort to minimize his need to succumb to such a slavish existence, he vowed never to have a credit card and to never go anywhere that he couldn’t get to on his bike. He managed to secure his first three jobs within riding distance of our house. I pointed out that it would be inconvenient and unprofessional to clock-in dripping water on the floor if it happened to be raining, but this was of little concern to him in his “big picture” concept. He did eventually give in and buy a car (which he lived in for six months), but that’s a story for another day. He never used public transportation which I always thought would have been the perfect compromise.


BMW Working On Hydrogen Fuel Cells, But Predicts Battery-Powered Future

On: Sat, Dec 20, 2014 at 9:56AM | By: Carl Malek


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In a recent report, BMW has revealed that it has plans to formally commence testing of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. However, the firm also stated that it still sees battery-powered offerings as the way of the future for the time being, especially if new developments —could help revamp the way many consumers think about electric vehicles.


Spyker Declares Bankruptcy

On: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 1:54PM | By: Carl Malek


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Following its failure to secure vital funding to continue its operations, after seeking approval for the Netherlands version of Chaper 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month, Dutch automaker Spyker revealed that it has formally filed for full bankruptcy, ending all hope that the company could be saved.


Quick Hits:Trending Classic Car News

On: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 9:21AM | By: Gary P Garry


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Here are some quick takes on the potential dramas and traumas of buying and selling used cars...


 

Hennessey Unveils Insane 600hp Replacement for the F-150 Raptor

On: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 12:49PM | By: Teddy Field


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When John Hennessey gets ahold of a vehicle, things tend to get a bit crazy (Remember the 270 mph Lotus Exige that was dubbed the Venom GT?). Blowers get bolted on, horsepower goes through the roof, and ordinarly fast cars are transformed into roadgoing missiles. Lucky for us, Capt. Overkill has created yet another Frankenmobile. And this one’s designed to fill in for the yet-to-be-released 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor…


Sometimes You Have to Look Back to Move Forward

On: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 10:23AM | By: Karen Cook


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Take a trip back with me about 25 years or so. It was a time before navigation systems and smartphones. It was a time when we had to depend on ourselves to get where we wanted to go, even if we had never been there. If you aren’t old enough to remember, then you’ll just have to take our word for it.


Aston Martin Acquires Top Lotus Chassis Engineer

On: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 9:35AM | By: Carl Malek


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In an interesting move that few in the industry saw coming, Aston Martin has poached an executive from Lotus and has accquired chief testing and development engineer Matt Becker in perhaps a broader bid to further hone its ambitious plans at reinventing itself.


Discounts Offered on 2014 Cadillac CTS Leftovers

On: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 10:17AM | By: Gary P Garry


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They say that timing is everything, and this certainly comes into play when you are buying a new car. If you act at the right time, you may be able to get an extraordinary deal on a fresh set of wheels. Now that 2014 is rapidly coming to a close, the 2015 models are entering the marketplace, but there are still leftovers laying around from last year that the dealerships did not sell. This can provide some great opportunities for smart buyers.


Putting School Buses to Work for Fun and Profit

On: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 8:36AM | By: Karen Cook


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One of the most iconic and easily recognizable vehicles on the road has to be the school bus. The distinctive yellow paint and overall shape of the bus has not changed in more than 70 years. They perform their function well and there has been little need or desire to mess with what works.


Milestone Anniversary Week for Ford Model T

On: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 1:19PM | By: Gary P Garry


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Henry Ford has gone down in history as one of the most important industrial innovators of all time. Ford was born on July 30, 1863, and, as you might imagine, one of the fathers of American automaking was born in Michigan, the state that became the epicenter of the industry.


Ford Reveals In-Depth Details On Upcoming SNYC 3 System

On: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 11:30AM | By: Carl Malek


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In an announcement released earlier this week, Ford has shed new light on its upcoming SNYC 3 infotainment system which will replace the highly controversial and equally frustrating MyFordTouch system.