Archives for September 29th, 2013

Exotics Roundup: 2013 New York International Auto Show

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Porsche 911 GT3 The completely redeveloped Porsche 911 GT3 shows off its sporty design, benefiting from a new engine, transmission, body, and chassis. When tested on the Nurburgring, the 911 GT3 had an impressive lap time of less than 7 minutes and 30 seconds around the 17-mile track. As an everyday driver the GT3 has active rear-wheel steering for the first time and ...

Transit Courier completes Ford’s new commercial van line, will we get it?

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This week Ford rolled out the 2014 Transit Courier, the fourth addition to its Transit range. Ford says its the first time for the nameplate in the compact van segment. 'Ford has now completely transformed its commercial vehicle line-up, with four all-new, class-leading Transits for European customers,' said Barb Samardzich, vice president of product development for Ford Europe. 'With the all-new Transit range, we expect sales to grow to 400,000 units per year by 2016, well ...

Video: Tour the Garage of Mr. Hot Wheels

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Plenty of car enthusiasts want nothing more than to grow up to be car designers. On the latest episode of Hot Rod Unlimited we meet designer Larry Wood, a retired Hot Wheels designer, who tells us about his career at Mattel as well as what real cars he’s got in his garage Like many enthusiasts, Wood began his obsession with cars after picking up a magazine. Wood doodled hot rods all through high school, and afterward ...

Land Cruiser, Cherokee, F-150 Face Off in Cheap Truck Challenge

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The Cheap Truck Challenge is exactly what it sounds like. On this episode of Dirt Every Day, the guys from Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road take their beaters — including a 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser, 1989 Jeep Cherokee, and 1979 Ford F-150 — to Arizona to compete in a series of challenges. The purpose of the Cheap Truck Challenge is to prove you don’t need to spend big money to have fun on unpaved roads, as each ...

Ford and AAA Hosted the 64th Student Auto Skills National Finals

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This week, Ford and AAA held the 64th annual Student Auto Skills National Finals in Dearborn, MI. The Student Auto Skills National Finals brings the top young automotive minds in the U.S. together and pits them in a timed race to solve “real world” automotive challenges – both digital and mechanical. “From connected cars to alternative fuels, automotive technology is advancing at a faster pace than we have ever seen and tomorrow’s technicians need to be ...