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Categories: Concept Cars

VEHICLES BY THE WAYSIDE

On: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 3:29PM | By: Karen Cook


VEHICLES BY THE WAYSIDE test 1-1

The shape of the automobile has changed over the years in order to better fit our lifestyles, do less damage to the environment, and sometimes just to look cooler. Most of the time these designs are meant to be useful and attractive. Sometimes, though, they just look strange. I present to you a handful of vehicles made by actual manufacturers that were just too over the top to be mass produced. Keep in mind while you peruse that even though there was no mass production, these vehicles were actually made.


Ford's Freakiest F-350 Has Been Sold in Chicago. And Now That We Can Track It, We Should Kill It... With Fire!

On: Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 4:15PM | By: Andrew W Davis


1994 Ford Power Stroke Concept Truck  test 2

As you might have read in an article a colleague of mine wrote a while ago, the 1994 Dodge Ram displayed at that year’s Detroit Auto Show is blamed/praised as the pickup design that set the tone for every rig that’s followed. And for that, we all—yes, ALL—should kiss the ring of anyone involved in the creation—and implementation—of that truck.


The Amphicar; It's a Car, It's a Boat, It's...

On: Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 12:01PM | By: Gary P Garry


Amphicar test 2

During our current era, you hear the term “multitasking” frequently tossed about. Basically, you are supposed to be able to do more than one thing at once, and this is achieved through multitasking. This sounds like a great deal for people who are paying you to do things, but that's another article for a different blog.


Nissan has Another Weird Sedan Concept on the Way

On: Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 1:17PM | By: Chris Weiss


Nissan has Another Weird Sedan Concept on the Way test 1-1

Usually a Nissan sedan concept car wouldn't be interesting enough to intrigue us more than a month before its debut. But Nissan has been on a role of wildly styled concepts of late, not least of which is the recent Bladeglider, a triangular, electric arrow that totally rethinks what a car is all about. While the concept Nissan has planned for the upcoming Beijing Auto Show doesn't look quite that radical, it does appear to have some flair of its own.


 

Volvo Futuristic Retro Concept

On: Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 11:51AM | By: Karen Cook


Volvo Futuristic Retro Concept test 1-1

Volvo recently unveiled a concept vehicle at the 2014 Geneva Auto that previewed what can be expected from this automaker in the years to come. The Concept Estate uses modern technology mixed with vintage looks to make it a fun drive, yet remain a very capable vehicle.


Renault Shows Buzzy Concept Car

On: Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 8:56AM | By: Chris Weiss


Renault Shows Buzzy Concept Car test 1-1

Renault is a marque that doesn't get a whole lot of buzz outside of Europe, but it's fixing to change that. At the Delhi Auto Show earlier this month, the French automaker revealed the first concept car that it's debuted outside of its home continent. The Kwid combines bio-inspired design with a companion drone that keeps an eye on traffic.


Something Old, Something New

On: Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 5:48PM | By: Karen Cook


Something Old, Something New test 1-1

They say everything old becomes new again. Fashions go out of style only to come back a few years later. The same happens with hairstyles, although I’m hoping we never get nostalgic for the afro. Cars are no different from any other trend. Shapes and colors come and go in cycles. Style and the coolness factor are not the only things that can bring back something from the past. Necessity plays its part too, and car manufacturers are digging into the history of the automobile to find ways to make modern vehicles lighter and more fuel efficient.


Auto Companies Welcome Google Glass Into Cars

On: Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 11:50AM | By: Chris Weiss


Auto Companies Welcome Google Glass Into Cars test 1-1

Last week, all eyes were on the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. One of the biggest themes at this year's show was wearable technology—computing-power gadgets that you can wear on your wrist, over your eyes, and on your body. While automakers did not figure out a way to make cars wearable, they still got in on the craze. Several auto companies made announcements about integration with wearable gadgets. It's news that's both intriguing and terrifying.


Toyota's Fuel Cell Vehicle Will Be For Sale, Not Just Lease

On: Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 9:44AM | By: Chris Weiss


Toyota's Fuel Cell Vehicle Will Be For Sale, Not Just Lease test 1-1

In past years, the North American International Auto Show marked the official beginning of the auto new year. As the auto and tech industries cooperate more and more closely, however, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has taken over as the first major "auto show" of the year, allowing automakers and aftermarket companies to focus attention on their latest navigation systems, connected car hardware, autonomous driving technologies, and green designs. Toyota used this year's CES to showcase its upcoming fuel cell vehicle.


Something New Under the Sun

On: Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 2:28PM | By: Karen Cook


Something New Under the Sun test 1-1

Ford has a hot new idea. Solar-powered vehicles! Next month at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Ford will debut its latest concept vehicle, the C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid. The car itself isn’t new, but the technology it sports is. It has a “sunroof,” but not the kind that lets light (and sometimes rain) into the vehicle. This sunroof is made of solar panels which allow the battery to charge using rays from the sun.


Detroit Auto Show Will Host 50 New Debuts

On: Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 11:03AM | By: Chris Weiss


Detroit Auto Show Will Host 50 New Debuts test 1-1

We've been following news of Detroit-bound debuts and concept cars, and it looks like we have a lot more work ahead of us. The auto show released a statement that it's expecting a total of 50 new car and concept debuts when it opens next month. The 2014 auto year will kick off with a strong start.