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Op-Ed: The 10 coolest movie cars you can buy

Sofa seat belts on; this week sees the release of Need For Speed on DVD. The film’s raison d’etre is to see how many ridiculously fast cars they drive (and destroy) in 132 minutes of fully-leaded action.

Rock throwing at Lamborghini Aventador caught on camera

A rock throwing Lamborghini Aventador incident was caught on camera on the streets of Playa Vista, California. Automobile blogs could only speculate on what caused the supercar to be stoned.

VW speeds into car’s digital era

Hanover - The worlds of automobiles and wireless connectivity are quickly converging and the Volkswagen Group is poised to power full-steam ahead into what it calls the new digitalization era of the automobile.

Sporty Stingray and Jaguars spotted in Jacksonville Special

Jacksonville - A chic outdoor mall south of downtown Jacksonville, Fla. appears to be one place where the sleek, speedy animals of the car world roam. A local importer showcases feline machines around a high-end watering hole, which seems to draw other fast creatures.

Op-Ed: New auto lending trends may signal long-term trouble

After the housing finance bubble burst, mortgage lending went through tremendous change in an effort to keep consumers from purchasing more house than they could afford. Now, some of those same concerns are surfacing in the auto-lending sector.

Recovery in swing: US auto sales driven by pickup trucks in May

Impressive May sales gains seen from all three US automakers were driven in large part by demand in pickup trucks, indicating a greater economic recovery - particularly in construction.

Qoros 3 Sedan debuts in Geneva, wows Chinese

Geneva - Designed in Germany and manufactured in Shanghai,China by Qoros Auto with Israeli financing and Chinese partners the new Qoros 3 Sedan may be the luxury ride that captures that new emerging market for transport.

Ford and Whirlpool aim for energy efficient domestic micro-grids

Automaker Ford announces it will join forces with domestic appliance manufacturer Whirlpool to design a low energy consumption home of the future featuring a domestic micro-grid where the family car, domestic appliances and solar panels work in tandem.

Arizona: Valley auto sales help contribute to sales tax revenues

Peoria - As U.S. economic analysts continue to look for small signs of growth in different industries around the nation, car dealers in Peoria can point to clear signs that the economy is headed forward.

Auto website names three SUV models that stand out from the rest

Los Angeles - The sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment has been popular with consumers for some time now. But with the number of models available on the market, one automotive website is hoping to help simplify the choosing process.

Green light given to 'glow in the dark' road concept

By mid-2013, driving on the highways at night time in the Netherlands will get a bit brighter, with new, fluorescent lane markers that will remove the need for overhead lighting.

Full-size ‘Hot Wheels’ Camaro debuts at SEMA Show

Las Vegas - If you were a fan of Hot Wheels cars all those years ago, you may want to have a look at the Chevrolet Camaro version available early in 2013. Though, this special edition will not arrive in a blister pack and it certainly will cost a pretty penny more.

Paris Motor Show – Bentley's new GT3 racing to Le Mans 24 Hours?

Paris - UK luxury car maker Bentley last week dropped the strongest hint yet that its long awaited return to the historic Le Mans 24 hours endurance race was in sight as it revealed its Continental GT3 concept car prior to the opening of the Paris Motor Show.

California to allow self-driving cars

Mountain View - The governor of California, Jerry Brown, tested out the new self-driving car by riding in a self-driving Toyota Prius before signing legislation that will establish safety and performance regulations to operate the vehicles in California.

110 years of Cadillac is the subject of a new book from Assouline

Detroit - One of the world’s iconic automobile brands, Cadillac is celebrating its 110th anniversary this month and a luxury-book publisher is marking the occasion with a historic look at the revered company and its cars.

GM invests in flexibility at Tennessee engine plant

Spring Hill - General Motors (GM) announced on Wednesday that it was investing nearly half a billion dollars in a state-of-the-art plant that will produce high-quality, fuel-efficient, four-cylinder engines.

People keeping vehicles longer is a trend that's here to stay

Carson - The fact that people are not changing vehicles as often due to the economic climate is not a surprise to anyone. But, a recent study shows that many vehicle owners are holding on to their cars until they die.

Spark set to ignite enthusiasm in GM dealerships Special

Brampton - General Motors (GM) offered people in the Greater Toronto Area a look at what is heading into its dealer showrooms with a Spring 2012 Drive event last week.

Ten automotive models driving off into the sunset

Irvine - It’s been said that the more things change, the more they stay the same. This is definitely not the case in the automotive industry, where constant change is the norm.

The Vencer Sarthe, a new super-car from Holland

There hasn't been a home based car manufacturer in Holland since the days of DAF but specialist car-maker Vencer is about to change all that.

Op-Ed: Five cars I miss in a quarter century covering the auto industry

OK! So we are two-thirds of the way through spring and I have finally got around to the annual duty popularly known as “spring cleaning.” This year’s ritual took a slightly nostalgic turn when I came across a blast from the past.

Charging stations increase in U.S. as electric car sales struggle

More companies are increasingly investing in charging stations for pure-electric and hybrid vehicles across the country getting in on the ground floor and scooping up the best sites.

Honda Fit is a good fit in a small package

People are looking for value in everything they buy and shopping for a new car is no different. And, when basic transportation is on the list, a group of experts recently found the Honda Fit is exactly that… a good fit.

Blue Book rates top-valued cars in the crowded sedan segment

Irvine - Shopping for a new family vehicle can be a time-consuming, if not stressful, task. But Kelley Blue Book (KBB) aims to make that process a little easier.

The survey says: Slow decade ahead for electric vehicles

Toronto - Conventional gasoline engines will continue to be the primary way to power vehicles for the near future, says a recent survey.

Canadian International Auto Show ready to roll

Forget the groundhog and the boys of summer. The true harbinger of spring is auto show season. The North American International Auto Show, in Detroit, was a few weeks back and Toronto’s Canadian International Auto Show is a couple of weeks down the road

Op-Ed: Hydrogen Cars - driving towards a world without oil Special

Coventry - Instead of wasting billions bailing out the banks and trillions invading other countries, Western governments should be investing in the technologies of the future - like the hydrogen car.

Fox investigation of Chrysler finds employees drinking on breaks

Detroit - For the second time in less then a year Fox news in Detroit has conducted an investigation at a Chrysler plant and captured employees on video tape drinking and smoking on the job during their lunch break.

Nissan Leaf wins 2011 World Car of the Year

New York - The Nissan Leaf was honored as the 2011 World Car of the Year at the The New York auto show. The affordable, all-electric car beat the Audi A8 and the BMW 5-series, its closest two competitors, and was also named runner-up for the World Green Award.

Nissan scanning vehicles made in Japan for radioactive material

Tokyo - Nissan has confirmed the safety of all foreign employees working in Japan and announced that they have implemented a policy of monitoring and testing all vehicles manufactured at plants in the disaster-stricken country for traces of radioactive material.
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A Ford electric car 'filling up' with an electrical re-charge.
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The new hand built high performance Vencer Sarthe goes through its paces
The new hand built high performance Vencer Sarthe goes through its paces
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Members of the media and guests view the new Mini at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo November 20 ...
Members of the media and guests view the new Mini at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo November 20, 2013. Fourteen Japanese and 18 overseas carmakers and motorbike manufacturers are participating in the Tokyo Motor Show, which kicked off on Wednesday for the media
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Bentley Speed 8 Le Mans Prototype Racing Car coming up for auction shortly
Bentley Speed 8 Le Mans Prototype Racing Car coming up for auction shortly
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Bentley Continental GT3 unveiled prior to Paris Motor Show 2012
Bentley Continental GT3 unveiled prior to Paris Motor Show 2012
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Google's self-driven car
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A typical Dutch produced DAF 2 cylinder car from the 1960s and 1970s
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The new Vencer Sarthe
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Picture of non-black 1927 Model T at Greenfield Village
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The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro coupe and convertible were part of a General Motors Drive event in Brampto...
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro coupe and convertible were part of a General Motors Drive event in Brampton (Ont.).
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Bentley Motors new concept car the Continental GT3 makes its debut at Paris Motor Show 2012
Bentley Motors new concept car the Continental GT3 makes its debut at Paris Motor Show 2012
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