Archives for October 18th, 2013

The big dune jump and the damage done

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The Silver Lake sand dunes see their fair share of well-built trophy trucks executing impressive jumps. Drivers build insane pieces of machinery for the express purpose of sailing through the air like mad men and women. Mike Higgins is no stranger to the area. His heavily modified Ford trophy truck has gone flying through the sky on more than one occasion, but he recently bit off more than he could chew. After hitting a particularly lofty ...

Video: Ford’s Doug Scott Talks Trucks

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For this installment of Motor Trend’s Wide Open Throttle, Ford Truck’s Marketing Manager Doug Scott sits down with some big names to talk about the show-stopping Atlas Concept and its controversial debut. So what else can Ed Loh, Johnny Lieberman, Allyson Harwood, John Cappa, and Doug Scott possibly talk about than the Atlas concept? Well, more trucks. The video starts out with all ...

Rumors Video Roundup: Peugeot Car vs. Bike, Battle of the Z Cars, and Classic Cars in Cuba

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In this week’s Rumors Video Roundup, we give out a variety of different videos, and two comparisons, one of classic versus modern sports car, and another comparing a car versus a bicycle. We also take a sneak peek at the coming 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, and see if it lives up to the promise of its bigger brother, the excellent Ford Focus ST. Infiniti CEO Johan De Nysschen talks about the future of the brand, ...

Top 10 March Sales Surprises: Big (and Small) Sales From Unexpected Places

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Lincoln MKZ: Or How to Botch a New Car Launch Lincoln has sunk to its lowest point in about three decades, and that’s in no small part due to the miserable introduction of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ. It looks like a luxury car should, and while Infiniti Lately? ' href='http://blogs.automotive.com/how-to-revive-a-luxury-brand-or-lincoln-have-you-seen-infiniti-lately-125399.html' target='_blank'>there have been those of use who’ve criticized its purpose in the future ...