Archives for July 5th, 2013

MT Poll: Which Contender Will Win 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year?

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Over the past two days, we’ve brought you information on the contenders for our 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year competition. With the announcement coming tomorrow, we want to know which contender you think will take home the golden calipers. Just to clarify, Truck of the Year is only open to new or significantly updated vehicles that cost $120,000 or less. Here is a brief recap of the contenders in alphabetical order. Which do you ...

Video of the Day: Staying Safe

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Quick: Do anti-lock brakes make you stop faster? How fast do airbags inflate? And can you explain exactly what “adaptive” cruise control is adapting to? If not, then you’d better go take a look at our latest Cars, Simplified video: Staying Safe. We cover what these technologies do, and debunk a few myths along the way. Car safety used to be a pretty ...

Feature Flick: 69-Car Simultaneous Burnout Sets New Record

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A new Guiness World Record has been set for the largest simultaneous car tire burnout, and this Feature Flick documents the momentous and smoke-filled occasion. The record-setting stunt took place at the Canberra Exhibition Park in Australia where 69 cars where more than 10,000 spectators were on hand to witness automotive history being made. The event, which took about six months to prepare, included an interesting mix of cars. Of course there were plenty of ...

2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year Contender: Ford F-150 EcoBoost SuperCrew

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Before Motor Trend announces the 2013 Truck of the Year on December 6, we’re providing a preview of the contenders right here, starting with the 2013 Ford F-150 EcoBoost SuperCrew. Ford did not rest on its laurels with the 2013 Ford F-150. It now has a new trim level — Limited — that tops the Platinum and King Ranch and starts at $50,175. It comes with a unique grille and 22-inch wheels, a red and black ...

Edsel Chief Designer Roy Brown Dies at 96

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Roy Brown, the chief designer of Ford’s infamous Edsel as well as the more successful Ford Cortina, passed away last Sunday, Hemmings reports. Born October 30, 1916 in Ontario, Canada, Brown was 96. Brown got his start in the auto industry in 1937 at the age of 20. A recent graduate of the Detroit Art Academy, he was hired by GM legend Bill Mitchell for the Cadillac design studio. Brown left Cadillac to lead Oldsmobile’s design ...