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Volvo Expands Availability Of Polestar Tuning Kits

On: Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 12:21PM | By: Carl Malek


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With Volvo's Drive-E engine family set to become a key component in the company's bid for increased sales and relevance in the luxury car market, Volvo has formally recommitted to a promise it made to Volvo enthusiasts claiming the the popular Polestar tuning kits, currently seen on models such as the S60 and V60, will make their way into the Drive-E family, and give customers who buy these three- and four-cylinder engines engines a chance to inject them with more fun and performance.


Hit The Exacta: Churchill Downs With the Swope Museum

On: Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 10:35AM | By: Gary P Garry


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When you think about inventions that changed the economic landscape, you may feel sorry for the people behind industries that fell by the wayside. This definitely entered my mind when I first started thinhttp://www.swopemuseum.com/collection.asp?CarID=10king about the history of automotive manufacturing.


Volkswagen Officially Confirms Production-Ready Golf R400; Has Focus RS In Its Crosshairs

On: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:20AM | By: Carl Malek


Volkswagen Officially Confirms Production-Ready Golf R400; Has Focus RS In Its Crosshairs test 1-1

Following its stint on the auto show circuit as a concept vehicle, the Golf R400 has received the green light for production from Volkswagen’s board of directors, according to a top-level executive. It's a sign that it aims to steal sales from the Ford Focus RS as well as challengers in its home European market.


Music City Mashup at Lane Motor Museum

On: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 9:50AM | By: Gary P Garry


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I have always been a big fan of road trips, and, as a rather restless person, I am always looking for new adventures. Road trips appeal to me personally on a number of different levels. I love to travel and experience new places and things, and I love to drive, which is what this automotive writing thing is all about.


 

Lincoln Ponders Dropping MK-Based Names; Possible Return To Using Full Words For Upcoming Models

On: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 9:47AM | By: Carl Malek


Lincoln Ponders Dropping MK-Based Names; Possible Return To Using Full Words For Upcoming Models test 1-1

With the Continental concept currently making its rounds on the auto show circuit, a new report appears to suggest the the company is considering dropping its MK (Mark)-based naming scheme for a return to fully worded names with the Continental perhaps serving as a spearhead in this new initiative.


Cadillac Reveals More Details On CT6's Plug-in Hybrid Technology, Features New Electric Variable Transmission

On: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 2:16PM | By: Carl Malek


Cadillac Reveals More Details On CT6's Plug-in Hybrid Technology, Features New Electric Variable Transmission test 1-1

With the launch of the CT6 flagship sedan drawing ever closer, Cadillac has shed some new light on the revolutionary PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) technology that will make its debut on the CT6, and how it aims to rewrite the way PHEV varaints are built.


Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept Recieves Positive Acclaim On Auto Show Circuit; Could Spawn Production Version

On: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 12:12PM | By: Carl Malek


Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept Recieves Positive Acclaim On Auto Show Circuit; Could Spawn Production Version test 1-1

With the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept currently in the middle of its global tour on the auto show circuit, Bentley executives are hoping that the stylish concept garners positive reactions among auto show attendees, and, if the initial reports from some of its previous appearances are to be belived, it looks like the concept is so far proving to be a hit in the minds of consumers.


Retrofitted Bumper Car Can Do 75 on the Highway

On: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 12:12PM | By: Gary P Garry


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There is something about driving that captures your imagination from an early age. Children naturally imitate things that their elders are doing, but driving is in an entirely different category. When I was a kid, I was mesmerized by the power that my parents had when they were behind the wheel.


Fantasy Junction: A Treasure Trove for Car Collectors

On: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 10:41AM | By: Gary P Garry


Fantasy Junction: A Treasure Trove for Car Collectors test 1-1

Sometimes you go shopping for the fun of it, just to look around. You may end up buying something if you stumble upon the right item, but even if you don't, you can enjoy the window shopping thing.


Lexus To Debut New ES At Shanghai Motor Show, Promises To Be More Evolutionary Than Revolutionary

On: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 9:23AM | By: Carl Malek


Lexus To Debut New ES At Shanghai Motor Show, Promises To Be More Evolutionary Than Revolutionary test 1-1

With the current generation Lexus ES slowly becoming due for its four-year mid-cycle update, Lexus has revealed that it will debut the newest iteration of the ES at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show later this month; the Japanese luxury brand has released a lone teaser image of the car ahead of its official unveiling.


Gm Recalls 19,000 SUVs

On: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 4:27PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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GM has recently issued a recall that isn't actually a recall... sort of. The General is bringing back Chevy Trax made between October 13, 2014 through February 3, 2015 (all 2015 designated models) and Buick Encore models made between August 26, 2014 through February 9, 2015 (also all 2015 designated models) totaling a whopping 19,831 models in all. So what's the big issue? Well, nothing. The cars themselves are okay (so far) mechanically speaking. No big engine failures or potential electrical fire hazards. Actually, the issue is that GM didn't put the rim-size information for these trucks on the placards on the cars. No big deal, right?  Well, no, and yes. Technically, this violates the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards requirement that states load capacities must be available. The issue isn't for the rims that come with the car from GM, but rather, if the owner were to change the rims on their truck, they may not know what size or load capacity to look for, and may mistakenly get a rim that cannot handle the amount of load necessary, which may result in some serious driving issues.  

To avoid all this, GM is going to contact owners of these vehicles and ask them to come back for a free fix of the unlabeled placard and replace it with one that has the correct information on it. GM has not stated when they will begin their recall but owners may contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300 and Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 for more information. Read on for the full report...