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Volvo’s Still for Sale…

Volvo’s Still for Sale…

You may not be hearing much from the rumor mill, now that reports that BMW wants to buy Volvo have been quashed, but the Swedish maker is still on the auction block, according to Alan Mulally, CEO of Volvo’s American parent, Ford Motor Co. That’s probably no surprise...
Q&A: “Maximum Bob” Lutz

Q&A: “Maximum Bob” Lutz

To friends and foes alike, he’s “Maximum Bob,” and there’s little doubt that in a half-century career, Robert A. Lutz never shies away from an opportunity to push things to the limits – whether helping develop a new product or racing it. His resume reads like a Who’s...
Spy Shots: McLaren P11

Spy Shots: McLaren P11

McLaren’s elusive P11 has moved from the realm of rumor into reality with just shot spy-photos of the first prototype photographed during cold weather testing. Tentatively scheduled to be officially introduced later this year, and with production beginning in...
First Drive: Mini Convertible

First Drive: Mini Convertible

You think it’s cold back in the U.S.? Try Kärnten, one of the most beautiful parts of the south of Austria. And at this altitude, this time of year, well, you’d think we might have enough common sense to keep the top closed on the new Mini Convertible. Think again. We...
Mini: Plus One

Mini: Plus One

“It is hard to forecast sales for 2009, but we want to sell the same number as in 2008…. plus one,” said Dr.Wolfgang Armbrecht, senior vice-president brand management Mini, BMW AG. During the past year, Mini has done very well, up 4.3 per cent to total sales of...
Spied: Mini Crossman dashing through the snow!

Spied: Mini Crossman dashing through the snow!

Mini’s new high-riding, all wheel drive Crossman has been spotted undergoing harsh winter testing and we have a great look at the new Cooper, psychedelic camo and all! The Mini Crossman, previously referred to internally as the “Colorado,” will bring...
Jobs Banks Cashing Out

Jobs Banks Cashing Out

One of the most progressive programs ever launched by the auto industry is about to come to an end. Ford Motor Co. has reached agreement with the United Auto Workers Union to close its jobs bank, bringing to an end a program that was intended to keep blue-collar...
Automakers Rethink Super Bowl

Automakers Rethink Super Bowl

Arguably the best professional football game ever was played almost half a century ago in the snow, mud and cold in a wind swept stadium between the New York Giants and the Baltimore Colts in Yankee Stadium. The super stars of that historic game known as the ‘greatest...
Global Meltdown Drives Ford $5.9 billion into Red

Global Meltdown Drives Ford $5.9 billion into Red

Ford Motor Co. lost $5.9 billion, or $2.46 per share in the fourth quarter of 2007 as the company was swamped by losses in key markets around the world including Europe and Asia and revenue dropped 36 percent. Ford is the only one of the Detroit Big Three not to have...
The $250,000 Viper

The $250,000 Viper

Though best known for delivering big bucks for classic cars, the annual Barrett-Jackson Auction, in Scottsdale, Arizona, rang the cash registers big time for this new Dodge Viper. Actually, to be more accurate, it’s the Serial #1 50th Anniversary Hurst/Viper, which...
Ghosn Goes Biblical?

Ghosn Goes Biblical?

Dire forecasts continue to proliferate around the car business but the prize probably goes to Renault-Nissan Carlos Ghosn, who is warning that the global automakers are facing the equivalent of the Old Testament’s seven lean years. Ghosn warned during an economic...
A Geneva Surprise From Bentley

A Geneva Surprise From Bentley

Take a close look at this picture. It’s all you’re going to get to see, at least for the next five weeks, of the new supercar that Bentley plans to unveil at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. What little the automaker is revealing, for now, is that the new model will be...