Archives for July 9th, 2013

Green Technology of the Year finalists announced, broad range included

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Green Car Journal, which gives out its Green Car of the Year Award at the Los Angeles Auto Show each November, has created a Green Car Technology Award. The first award of its kind will be will be presented at the Washington Auto Show January 31, 2012. The award was created not for specific vehicle models but for components that help reduce fuel use and greenhouse-gas emissions. Motors, on-board communications systems and powertrain components are among ...

New Roadkill: Alaska or Bust (Again) in a 1968 Ford Ranchero

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On the second episode of Roadkill, Hot Rod magazine’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan headed to Big Lake, Alaska in a 1968 Ford Ranchero, aka the “Raunchero,” for some ice racing. The duo never made it on that trip, but after parking the Raunchero for more than a year, Freiburger and Finnegan reattempt their ice racing trip in the Raunchero on this episode of Roadkill. Despite the car’s refreshed 363 cubic inch small-block Ford stroker engine, ...

MT Poll: 2013 Ford Focus ST vs 2013 Subaru BRZ – Which Would You Choose?

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The Subaru BRZ has taken on all comers in the sub-$30,000 sporty car field, and in its latest bout with the 2013 Ford Focus ST, the boxer-powered coupe again emerged victorious. Still, the Focus ST’s ability to keep pace with a rear-drive sports car was impressive. Though the two cars are as different from one another as can be, both are worthy enthusiast machines. If it were your money, which budget sporty car would you ...

October Sales: Winners, Losers, and More Record Breaking Months For Some

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The beginning of a new month can only mean one thing for automakers: the release of the previous month’s sales figures. There’s a lot to process, but we’ve taken the liberty to crunch the numbers into one nifty briefing just for you. Our list of winners and losers in the sales arena feature many familiar faces to each category, and one or ...

Watch Piquet and Mansell bend some sheetmetal in Ford Fusion GP

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As we told you about before, there were four episodes planned for the Ford Fusion GP campaign in Brazil, and the whole series has now run its course. The Ford ads pit Brazilian Formula One driver Nelson Piquet against English F1 pilot Nigel Mansell driving the new Fusion, the two coming together again after their partnership at the Williams F1 team ended in a miserable state more than 20 years ago. They're lined up for you ...