Motor

Seattle collector has to ship antique roadster back to France

Charles E. Brown The Seattle Times 12.02.2009
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A Seattle man who collects rare cars has agreed a one-of-a-kind antique French roadster that once belonged to a descendant of French monarch Louis XVI will be returned to France, where it is designated a national treasure.

2009 Maybach 57 Zeppelin and 62 Zeppelin revealed

Tom Ludwick Automobile Magazine 12.02.2009
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At a time when most people are just trying to make ends meet, Maybach will launch a new model at the top of the high-end luxury sedan segment. Limited to only 100 units, the Maybach 57 Zeppelin and Maybach 62 Zeppelin will be unveiled at the Genev...


Boeing 747 turns 40 today

Dominic Gates The Seattle Times 09.02.2009
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On Feb. 9, 1969, the first flight of the Boeing jumbo jet was cut short by a minor problem with the wing flaps. The test pilots kept their cool, landed the plane safely, and the rest is history. To date, 1,412 of the jets have been delivered.

Toyota beats GM becoming top automaker

International Business Times 22.01.2009
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After 77 years, the auto industry turned the page to find Toyota Motor Co. as the new largest automaker in the world, succeeding General Motors Co. amid an economic recession which has battered the U.S. company.


Proton Savvy Among Top 10 Cars In Thailand

D. Arul Rajoo Bernama 16.01.2009
Proton Savvy Among Top 10 Cars In Thailand

Malaysian-made Proton Savvy has been voted as Thailand's top 10 cars in 2008 by The Nation daily's car writers.

Kia Soul'ster

Los Angeles Times  12.01.2009
Kia Soul'ster

The Kia Soul’ster is an open-air version of the Kia Soul, which has been around the show circuit for three years, first as a concept, and more recently as a production model launch at this past L.A. Auto Show.


CAR & TRUCK OF THE YEAR: F-150, Genesis snag honors

TAMMY STABLES BATTAGLIA Detroit Free Press  12.01.2009
CAR & TRUCK OF THE YEAR: F-150, Genesis snag honors

Ford Motor Co.'s new F-150 pickup was honored Sunday at the Detroit auto show as the North American Truck of the Year, a boost to a vehicle critical to Ford's success. The Hyundai Genesis became the first Korean-brand vehicle named North American ...

Detroit Auto Show | Chrysler 200C EV Concept

JAMES G. COBB The New York Times  12.01.2009
Detroit Auto Show | Chrysler 200C EV Concept

IS IT REAL? Its extended-range electric drivetrain isn’t ready for prime time, and its futuristic ultra-connected instrument panel is intriguing, but largely hypothetical. But as a design exercise, the clean, sleek 200C seems much more polished th...


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LONDON (AFP) — A rare Bugatti supercar left to gather dust in an English garage for half a century could fetch millions when it goes under the hammer next month, a report said Thursday.

Report: Toyota developing solar powered green car

YURI KAGEYAMA Breitbart.com 01.01.2009
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TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. is secretly developing a vehicle that will be powered solely by solar energy in an effort to turn around its struggling business with a futuristic ecological car, a top business daily reported Thursday.


Seattle classic-car buff losing prize to France

PAUL SHUKOVSKY Seattle Post-Intelligencer 31.12.2008
Seattle classic-car buff losing prize to France

Federal officials want to seize an antique automobile bought by a Seattle collector because the French government considers the 1919 Turcat-Mery -- once owned by a descendant of the royal Bourbon dynasty -- to be a national treasure.

Hong Kong sports car business hits the skids

Michael Flaherty Reuters 23.12.2008
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It's a business with a history of riding out economic slumps, but Hong Kong's sports car dealers say sales have all but skidded to a halt.


Maruti, Hyundai, Toyota, Mitsubishi, cut rates after excise cuts

New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai Motor, Mitsubishi and Toyota Kirloskar have cut prices between 3 pe cent and 3.5 per cent following the announcement of a 4 per cent cut in Cenvat (excise) on cars by the union government on Sunday

2008 Thailand International Motor Expo in Bangkok - Pretties cut

2008 Thailand International Motor Expo in Bangkok, 29 Nov - 10 Dec 2008, Challenger Hall, Muang Thong Thani.


Nissan Stealthily on Track for Electric Car World Domination

As the dust settles out from the 2008 LA Auto Show, Nissan has clearly emerged as the car company to beat in our transportation future. From a green perspective, even though the Mini E is getting the most hype, the Mitsubishi i MiEV is one hell of...

Recession? What Recession? Bentley Debuts Its Most Opulent Car Ever

LOS ANGELES -- The economy has tanked, no one's buying cars anymore and the entire auto industry is in a tail-spin. But such things don't matter when you build cars that cost more than your neighbor's house, and Bentley's pulled the silk sheet off...


Maruti introduces new hatchback 'A-Star'

Country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki on Wednesday launched its new hatchback 'A-Star' in the Indian market and said it would in four years come out with its first indigenous car.

Toyota announces Scion coming to Canada

Nicolas Van Praet Financial Post 20.10.2008
Toyota announces Scion coming to Canada

TORONTO -- Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing its Scion brand to Canada, saying the timing is finally right as consumer appetite gels for smaller, fashionable cars.


India's small e-car to hit the road soon

The Economic Times 13.10.2008
India's small e-car to hit the road soon

RAJKOT: Makers of electric scooters and bikes under the Oreva brand, Ajanta group of India is all set to roll out its first e-car.

Spice Girls Bus Sold on Ebay

Bitten and Bound 13.10.2008
Spice Girls Bus Sold on Ebay

The Spice Girls‘ double decker bus that was used in the 1997 movie “Spice World” was sold on Ebay.



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