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  • Practically everyone's jaw dropped at the 2006 Yenko Super Car Reunion when Eddie Martin, a dairy farmer from Tipton, California, rolled his fully restored Dusk Blue 1969 ZL-1 engine COPO Camaro out of the trailer, motored up to the Gateway Internati
  • According to a report in the New York Times, gasoline, for now, has the corner on the American automotive fuel market, but maybe not forever. Carmakers already produce passenger vehicles that run on diesel fuel, ethanol and hydrogen. The fir
  • The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has reported that the specialty auto parts market has grown to more than $37 billion dollars in annual sales.
  • OnSight Solutions, (OSS) the Automobile Dealer's Visual Merchandising Professional, has announced the opening of three new franchise locations. OnSight Solutions sold their first franchise in May of 2006, and the company now has 14 nationwide owners
  • More than 50 percent of the vehicles sold in Europe today have diesel engines. Sure, some of them are tiny little cars with tiny little diesel engines designed for the ultimate in fuel economy. But some diesel powerplants are fitted into premium luxu
  • Schefenacker plc, a leading manufacturer of car and light truck mirrors, was renamed Visiocorp plc on December 11, 2007.
  • During the next decade, Yokohama Rubber Company (YRC) will plant 500,000 trees, creating nearly 25 acres of new forest. The sites for tree planting include the Hiratsuka factory community, as well as six other Japanese facilities and 11 overseas affi
  • LOS ANGELES - In addition to its performance cat-back and more aggressive Magnapack cat-back systems, MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust now also offers several bolt-on Tru-X crossover pipe options, with or without catalytic converters, for the 2005-08 4.
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  • Audi's A1 concept car has the distinctive look of another popular little vehicle owned by BMW.
  • Air Products' new hydrogen fueling station at its Allentown, Pa. headquarters recently filled the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles of several automakers making their way across the country as part of a tour designed to demonstrate that hydrogen vehicle an
  • Automakers have recently rolled out EcoDriving, a comprehensive, nationwide effort to save consumers money at the gas pump, reduce fuel use and cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The industry also applauded California and Colorado for being the firs
  • The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Fall general meeting in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Nov. 4 at 1:30 pm will offer attendees a panel discussion outlining the various training information resources available to the aftermarket.
  • The second generation Audi A6 was introduced in 1998 with a 2.8L engine that was "punched out" to three liters for 2003. Although the models with more powerful engines were critically acclaimed, the base 3.0L front wheel drive model has been the comp
  • The 2009 Kia Borrego has achieved a five-star crash safety rating, the highest rating possible, for all seating positions in the latest frontal and side impact crash tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic
  • Chrysler LLC will provide its dealers with an all-new set of industry-leading Internet marketing tools. The new direction was developed as a joint effort with Chrysler LLC and the Chrysler Dealer Internet Advisory Committee to help dealers who want t
  • Valeo presents Safe4U(TM), an innovative new front end module that reduces the severity of pedestrian injury by 20-40 percent. Made of energy-absorbing materials such as malleable steel, its architecture optimizes the passive protection of the vehicl
  • I am teaching eight courses this semester, and live work is piling on us faster than we can work it out. The cool thing is that the students are learning to gather data and make surgical repairs.
  • CalMotors, makers of power electronics and embedded systems for hybrid and electric vehicles, reports that interest in its electronic control unit (ECU) and its electromagnetic interference (EMI) reduction system has increased dramatically since the
  • The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has announced its support for proposed legislation by U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulksi, D-Md., which seeks to stimulate the struggling economy by boosting retail automobile sales.