Archives for June 4th, 2013

The Apoca-List: 10 Cars You Must Drive Before the End of the World

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It’s nearly December 21, which means we’ll soon know whether the end of days is truly at hand. Before the world does go up in flames from an enormous solar flare or gets sucked into a black hole – as some believe will happen – we feel it’s important for you to experience some of the best automotive creations humanity has to offer. As such, we’ve assembled our top 10 vehicles you must drive before ...

2014 Ford Mustang Pricing and Details

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The 2014 Ford Mustang has been priced and there are a few changes coming for the iconic pony. Ford has given the 2014 Mustang a few packaging changes, some colors have been swapped, and new gauges will grace every model. Gone is the Boss 302 model, and with it the exclusive Boss School Bus Yellow paint. The Oxford White and Ruby Red Metallic ...

Top 10 Automobile Magazine Comparison Stories of 2012

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We wrote and you read. 2012 was a busy year with plenty of notable new metal, which we vetted against the competition time and time again. Below, we have compiled the top 10 most-read comparison tests conducted by Automobile Magazine. Unsurprisingly, the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang make more appearances than any other cars. 1. Comparison: Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5 Not every reader was smitten with our goldilocks theme, but everyone seemed ...

Official USPS Muscle Cars stamps coming to a mailbox near you

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As much as our digital lives have cut down on our trips to the post office, there are still times that sending 'snail mail' is necessary. With us car lovers in mind and philately in their hearts, the good folks at the United States Postal Service will introduce a new stamp design called 'Muscle Cars' starting on February 22. Designed by artist Tom Fritz, the new collection of stamps consist of five classic muscle cars: 1969 ...

Report: Ford Focus RS Due By 2015

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A faster, higher-performance Ford Focus RS could arrive by 2015, according to the latest report from Autocar. The report suggests that development of the Focus RS is already underway, and that the car should debut by late 2014 or 2015. We’ve heard rumblings about a Ford Focus RS for a long time; the car would supposedly offer more performance and a more hard-edged demeanor than the existing 252-hp Focus ST (pictured). But Ford officials have ...

Reports Hint at Ford Focus RS Return in 2015, Likely Would Come Stateside

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The interwebs overfloweth this week with more anxious reports of the return of Ford’s compact giant slayer, the Focus RS. Britain’s Autocar made the boldest claims of the bunch, going so far as to essentially state that the RS is a done deal, tossing in some rendered images to sweeten the story. While the Autocar report neglects to name names, they claim sources at Ford report that the RS is under development, and 'sign-off for ...

MT Classic Poll: 1957 Ford Ranchero or 1959 Chevrolet El Camino?

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In 1957, the Ford Ranchero introduced the Australian-style coupe utility segment to the U.S. market. While the 1957 Ranchero was essentially a two-door wagon with the roof aft of the B-pillar removed, it offered the comfort of a sedan with the payload of a half-ton pickup. GM responded two years later in the U.S. with the full-size 1959 Chevrolet El Camino. After taking a look at our Motor Trend Classic comparison story, we want to ...

Chicago 2013: Tuner Group Creates Ford Focus ST “TrackSTer”

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Los Angeles-based tuning group fifteen52 will use the Chicago auto show to introduce its TrackSTer, a performance concept based on the Ford Focus ST. The TrackSTer is part of a collaboration between Ford, fifteen52, and racer Ken Block called Project ST. There will be two other tuned Focuses that debut this year as part of Project ST. This TrackSTer is designed to add track-ready performance while still being easy-going enough for street use. It includes ...

Hotter Hatch: Tanner Foust, Cobb Tuning Create 300-HP Ford Focus ST

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You may not have Tanner Foust’s driving skills, but you may be able to own a car inspired by the professional driver. Foust and Cobb Tuning have created a special-edition 300-hp Focus ST that will arrive in showrooms later this year. Like the concept shown in Las Vegas last year, the hotted-up hatch gets a body kit inspired by the Focus ST-R, and wears a gray, black and red paint scheme with racing stripes that ...