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Carroll Shelby crafted an extraordinary legacy during his 89 years on the third rock from the Sun. He is best known for his automotive designing talents, but he initially made his mark as one of the best race car drivers of his generation.
In a statement that confirms persisent rumors on the future of Porsche's engine offerings, a Porsche exedcutive has revealed that the firm is looking to a turobocharged future when it comes to the 911 model family. This would eliminate the naturally aspirated engine from the 911 family—with the exception of the GT3 RS—in a bid to improve fuel efficency and performance.
Tags: Porsche, Porsche news, 911, Porsche 911, Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Some of America's scenic roads are all about the scenery, while others focus on the region’s heritage or history. But in Kentucky there's a route devoted to the fine art of making whiskey. Known as the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, it gives visitors a chance to visit nine of the most famed distilleries in the world. Along the way, drivers can enjoy scenic small towns, rolling hills, and outstanding dining and lodging. The drive has become hugely popular in recent years, with more than 2.5 million people from all 50 states and several foreign countries completing the route.
Posted In: Driving, Reports
Tags: Tourism, scenic drives, road trip, Kentucky
WOOO!! Gas Monkey Garage founder Richard Rawlings has just bought a car that’s almost as flamboyant as he is (almost). The legendary hotrod builders known as The Ring Brothers have just auctioned off their 600hp creation at the recent Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. And Rawlings decided to “get him some of that”...
Tags: DeTomaso Pantera, Richard Rawlings, Gas Monkey Garage, Ring Brothers
Yet another Toyota recall... Although their first of the new year isn't as catastrophic as some in recent memory, and technically the issuing body is Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC, maybe Toyota Motor Corp is off the hook on this one. This one affects 2013-2015 Toyota Rav4 models built between June 1, 2013 and December 29, 2014 that were ordered with a trailer light accessory module. The computer program that controls the lights may turn off the electrical lights because it may believe that there is a phantom short circuit that doesn't actually exist. Obviously, if a trailer is being towed with no lights, it can cause a multitude of problems. No brake lights or turn signals can cause plenty of dangers to the driver and other drivers on the road.
Southeast Toyota Distributors will notify owners beginning February 23 of this year and will replace the module with a new one with that has been fixed at no charge to owners. Read on for the full report...
A lot of people say that they like the change of seasons, but I'm not so sure. I can't really say that I ever want summer to end, and I have taken action to prevent it at times by living in places like Florida or southern California.
Nissan has officially confirmed that it has major plans for the 2016 Nissan Altima. The car's noticeable refresh will allow it to go toe-to-toe with rivals such as the Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Malibu, and the Ford Fusion in the hotly contested mid-size sedan segment.
Tags: Altima, Nissan Altima, 2016, 2016 Altima, 2016 Nissan Altima, Nissan News, Altima News
As sports sedans go, American car companies have come a long way in the last few decades. Where once, Ford, Chevy, or Chrysler would slap a few extra pieces of body cladding, change a paint job, and slap a few letters like "SHO", "RT", or even the vaunted "SS" on some of these putrid attempts at performance cars and tote them out for all of us to fawn over. All the while, we, the consumers, are looking to see how our favorite hometown hero is getting into fighting shape to take on the best Europe and Japan had to offer, and what we were given and told was a Chevy Malibu "SS" or a Ford Taurus "SHO" is really just our same old garden-variety grocery getter with maybe a less restrictive air filter with a hopeful expectation of maybe five extra ponies under the hood.
The state of Connecticut is the site of the newest showdown between Tesla Motors and the National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA). The consequences for both sides in the battle are enormous. Should Tesla prevail, the century-old franchise dealer system could well be on its way to extinction. If NADA and its allies emerge victorious, then those who seek to transform the way the American public buys cars will suffer a serious setback. Either way, one side will be left face down with a bloodied nose.
Posted In: Car News, Hybrid / Green
Tags: Car news, tesla, NADA, tesla dealerships
When it comes to mass transit, Americans are tepid users at best. Let the Europeans and Japanese have their bullet trains and magnetic levitation; we will stick with our cars and trucks, thank you very much. That may be about to change, however, if a revolutionary new idea proposed by Tesla founder Elon Musk becomes reality. Known as the Hyperloop, it would make getting from point A to point B faster, safer, and more breathtaking than ever before.
Posted In: Hybrid / Green, Reports, Rumors, Technology
Tags: teacnology, green
The Toyota Prius V is undoubtedly the ‘Big Momma’ of the Prii family. It offers lots of passenger room and the cargo capacity of a tall wagon. Plus it gets like a million miles-to-the-gallon, thanks to Toyota’s super-thrifty hybrid Synergy Drive system. But front seat passengers might not get the benefit of airbag protection in a crash. Click through to find out why…