Saturday, February 19, 2011

2012 Lincoln MKT Town Car Livery and Limousine ? Car News

Rest easy, the Town Car name lives on.
As the last Lincoln Town Car is set to roll off the assembly line in August of this year, many in New York and other metropolises are fretting over the future of transportation as they know it. But, as the body-on-frame sedan drives off into [...]


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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Today?s Headlines

De Blasio Attacks Wal-Mart, Wants to Restrict Big Boxes in NYC (News)
City Planning Car-Centric Mess, With or Without Wal-Mart, at Southern Brooklyn Site (Bklyn Paper)
Charles Barron Works in Some Bike Lane Bashing at Blizzard Response Hearing (NYT)
79-Year-Old Driver Kills 71-Year-Old Pedestrian in Bronx; Post Headline: “Car Kills Man”
Drunk Driver Who Killed Ysemny Ramos Sentenced to [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/01/11/todays-headlines-1052/

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Marks Making Truck Series Return

Justin Marks (Adam Fenwick Photo) CONCORD, N.C. ? Justin Marks will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season to drive the No. 66 Turn One Racing Chevrolet for team owner Stacy Compton.

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/nascar-news/nascar/marks-making-truck-series-return/

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Rockingham Dragway shakes up schedule

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/01/06/904098/rockingham-dragway-shakes-up-schedule.html

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Sainz cautious about Dakar chances

Defending Dakar Rally winner Carlos Sainz says he will remain 'modest' in his approach to the 2011 event despite his 2010 success.

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/3rdparty/sainz-cautious-about-dakar-chances/

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Toyota FT-86 Sports Car Boxer-Engine Logo Uncovered

Toyota’s upcoming rear-drive FT-86 sports car was developed in collaboration with Subaru, and it’s been said all along that the car would feature a 2.0-liter flat-four engine. If you had any doubt about the engine configuration, this logo for the Toyota version that we uncovered should put those questions to rest.
The emblem is clearly [...]


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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-class Official Photos and Info ? Auto Shows

A new nose, a new dash, and new engines for the smallest U.S. Benz.
As the cheapest and humblest car in Mercedes? U.S. showrooms, where it lives next to larger, more-powerful, more-luxurious, and more-prestigious vehicles, the C-class has had a tough time establishing itself as a full-cachet, no-apologies Mercedes-Benz. But a window of opportunity seems to [...]


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Alonso: I don?t fear Vettel

Fernando Alonso says he would have no problem being team-mates with Sebastian Vettel if the world champion were to switch to Ferrari in future. The Spaniard points to the fact that he has never been out-scored by a team-mate in his Formula 1 career and says he has no reason to fear Vettel. "I'm not afraid at all of Vettel," he told Spanish media in Oviedo this week

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/alonso-i-dont-fear-vettel/

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2009 Mini John Cooper Works Convertible ? Long-Term Road Test Wrap-Up

Wrap-Up: Our long-term Mini JCW convertible shook and rattled its way to the 40K mark.
In the summer of 2009, we set out to determine the 40,000-mile hardiness of the Mini John Cooper Works convertible, a tiny car that has the features?and price?of larger and more established near-luxury competitors. We discovered early what we loved about [...]


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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Nashville Superspeedway announces new reduced ticket prices for 2011 NASCAR season

Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 Nashville (Tenn.) SuperspeedwayLEBANON, Tenn. ? A new year and a new NASCAR season brings new reduced ticket prices for fans of Nashville Superspeedway. Single event tickets for NASCAR events at Nashville will go on sale this Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 8 a.m. Fans can take advantage...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/truckseries/01/03/nashville-superspeedway-announces-new-reduced-ticket-prices-for-2011-nascar-season/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nashville-superspeedway-announces-new-reduced-ticket-prices-for-2011-nascar-season

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Harvick Reaches Out To Help Needy Children Around His ?Home Track?

Kevin HarvickMARTINSVILLE, Va. (December 22, 2010) ? When Kevin Harvick says Martinsville Speedway is his ?home track,? he means it. And he isn?t just talking about what happens on the race track. Harvick donated more than 200 toys and $500 worth of gift cards Monday to be distributed to needy youngsters in Martinsville and Henry...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2010/sprintcup/12/22/harvick-reaches-out-to-help-needy-children-around-his-home-track/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=harvick-reaches-out-to-help-needy-children-around-his-home-track

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Evernham to consult for Hendrick company

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/01/04/899800/evernham-to-consult-for-hendrick.html

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Ganassi to field stars at Daytona

Chip Ganassi Racing will field its leading IndyCar and NASCAR drivers in this year's Daytona 24 Hours.

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/3rdparty/ganassi-to-field-stars-at-daytona/

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Lorenzo sees Stoner as biggest threat

MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has tipped Honda's new signing Casey Stoner as his biggest rival for the 2011 title.

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/lorenzo-sees-stoner-as-biggest-threat/

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Cheerios and other healthy NASCAR sponsors

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2010/12/cheerios-and-other-healthy-nascar.html

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

More Details on Future Cadillac Flagship, Could Be Mid-Engine Sports Car

We broke the news last June that Cadillac was planning a flagship vehicle, but precious few details were known at the time. We’ve since learned more, including the intriguing possibility that the flagship may not be a sedan at all. Indeed, Cadillac currently has two paths its flagship could follow; the end result of either [...]


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Historic ?Checkered Flag Run? will Help Celebrate Black History Month at Phoenix International Raceway

First-of-its-kind event to culminate with escorted motorcycle run to NASCAR race Phoenix International Raceway(PHOENIX, Ariz.) ? To celebrate Black History Month this February, Phoenix International Raceway ? in conjunction with Talking Stick Resort and Casino and the Second II None Phoenix Motorcycle Club ? are hosting a historic ?Checkered Flag Run.? The Run, a first-of-its-kind...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2010/sprintcup/12/21/historic-checkered-flag-run-will-help-celebrate-black-history-month-at-phoenix-international-raceway/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=historic-checkered-flag-run-will-help-celebrate-black-history-month-at-phoenix-international-raceway

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sunoco gives away 5,000 gallons of gasoline (NASCAR.com)

Sunoco gives away 5,000 gallons of gasoline

Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/sunoco-gives-away-5000-gallons-of-gasoline-nascar-com.html

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Video: AT&T tugs at heart strings with distracted driving documentary

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AT&T's The Last Text
AT&T anti-texting documentary "The Last Text" - Click above to watch video after the jump

AT&T launched the "It Can Wait" campaign earlier in the spring of 2010. The idea behind the movement is to create more awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. In order to create more visual impact, AT&T has commissioned a documentary called The Last Text, and it focuses on a few young lives that have been impacted or even cut short due to distracted driving caused by a text message.

The video may play a bit heavily with the emotional subject matter, but it also helps drive home a very important message - Many lives can be ruined in the blink of an eye - all because you had to read or send that text message. Put your phone down for a minute then hop the jump to watch The Last Text.

[Source: AT&T via Engadget]

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Video: AT&T tugs at heart strings with distracted driving documentary originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Dec 2010 14:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Wendy Venturini, husband welcome baby boy

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2010/12/wendy-venturini-husband-welcome-baby.html

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2011 Chrysler 300 / 300C Official Photos ? Auto Shows

Chrysler?s redesigned 300 and 300C are officially revealed.
Chrysler has released some official pictures of the new 300, as well as an information appetizer about some of the car?s features.

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Bianchi signs for ART for 2011

Ferrari test driver Jules Bianchi has re-signed for the ART team in GP2 as he bids to improve on a challenging 2010 campaign. The Frenchman was a front-runner this year, finishing third overall in the standings despite being temporarily forced out of action mid-season when he fractured a vertebrae in a crash at the Hungaroring

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/other-news/formula-cars/gp2/bianchi-signs-for-art-for-2011/

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Michael Waltrip Racing Hires Brett Moffitt To Drive No. 00; Team Bids for third Consecutive East Series Title

Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR)CORNELIUS N.C. ? Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that Brett Moffitt will drive the No. 00 Toyota in 2011 as the team seeks its third consecutive K&N Pro Series East title. The 18-year-old native of Grimes, Iowa replaces Ryan Truex who?ll race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2011. Moffitt finished second...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2010/arca/12/09/michael-waltrip-racing-hires-brett-moffitt-to-drive-no-00-team-bids-for-third-consecutive-east-series-title/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=michael-waltrip-racing-hires-brett-moffitt-to-drive-no-00-team-bids-for-third-consecutive-east-series-title

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Q and A: Fernandes on Lotus name row

The fight to represent the Lotus brand in Formula 1 escalated this week when Group Lotus announced a major tie-up with the Renault F1 team. Team Lotus chief Tony Fernandes spoke exclusively to AUTOSPORT about the ongoing controversy and his team's position

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/q-and-a-fernandes-on-lotus-name-row/

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NASCAR?s sponsorship revenue up by 10 percent (NASCAR.com)

NASCARs sponsorship revenue up by 10 percent

Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/nascars-sponsorship-revenue-up-by-10-percent-nascar-com.html

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A season ends and a new journey begins for Jeff Gordon

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2010/12/season-ends-and-new-journey-begins-for.html

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Fabled GM design chief Chuck Jordan dead at 83

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Charles 'Chuck' JordanCharles Jordan, better known as 'Chuck,' was the driving force behind the modern design era at General Motors. After graduating from MIT in 1949, Jordan joined the GM design staff in the role of Junior Engineer. Throughout the years, Chuck Jordan rose through the ranks and designed some amazing vehicles. One notable design includes the GM Motorama-featured 1956 Buick Centurion Concept.

Other vehicles that you may have heard of, which featured Jordan's guidance, include:

-1958 Chevrolet Corvette
-1959 Cadillac Eldorado
-1968 Opel GT
-1970 Opel Manta
-1992 Cadillac STS

That is just a partial list that can be filled with the Oldsmobile Aurora, a handful of Camaro models and a lot of stylish concepts.

Chuck Jordan was just the fourth person elected to the position of Vice President of Design, a position he held from 1986 until his retirement in 1992. He passed away in the evening hours of Thursday, December 9.

[Source: AutoWeek | Image: General Motors Archive]

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Busway Opponents Pump Up the Volume at CB 5 Meeting on 34th Street

Image: NYC DOT
Manhattan CB 5, which is shaping up to be the “swing district” along the route of the 34th Street Transitway, is only at the earliest stages of formulating a stance on plans to build physically separated bus lanes and pedestrian improvements as part of a river-to-river redesign. Even so, two things were clear [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2010/11/23/busway-opponents-pump-up-the-volume-at-cb-5-meeting-on-34th-street/

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Subaru Impreza Concept ? Auto Shows

It doesn’t take much squinting to see the next-gen Impreza in this concept.
Subaru calls this L.A show car a concept, but it’s clear that?minus a bit of the flash?this is basically the next-generation Impreza.


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Five Contingency Awards For Edwards, Team

Carl Edwards celebrates his victory in the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo) CHARLOTTE, N.C. ? Alongside Jimmie Johnson?s fifth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title celebration, Carl Edwards and the No.

Source: http://www.inracingnews.com/nascar-news/nascar/five-contingency-awards-for-edwards-team/

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Ways for NASCAR to regain edge

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/11/25/825981/ways-for-nascar-to-regain-edge.html

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Spotter's Stand: Carl Edwards Has Offseason Momentum in His Back Pocket

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He may have won the two races that dole out the least amount of recognition of the entire season, but Carl Edwards doesn't much care.

"For our team, to finish like this and to be on the upswing that we are, this is as good as it gets," Edwards said after winning Sunday at Homestead, his second in a row.

Of course, Edwards was overshadowed by an incredibly dramatic championship fight that he watched from the outside looking in Sunday, largely in his rear-view mirror.

Jimmie Johnson overcame Denny Hamlin and held off Kevin Harvick to win the 2010 title, and proceeded to spin through a burnout as Edwards celebrated with his traditional backflip.

"I tell you, it's a lot more frustrating to not be in victory lane and watching somebody out there doing their donuts and all that stuff," Edwards said.

 

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Source: http://motorsports.fanhouse.com/2010/11/23/spotters-stand-carl-edwards-has-offseason-momentum-in-his-back/

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Statement from Richard Petty Motorsports

Concord, N.C. (November 22, 2010) ? The following is a statement from Richard Petty regarding plans for the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and beyond. ?Richard Petty Motorsports has completed its restructuring process and is now in the process of moving forward. RPM will shift from running four cars to two in the NASCAR [...]

Source: http://finallapradio.com/2010/11/22/statement-from-richard-petty-motorsports/

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Spotter's Stand: Twittering NASCAR's Championship Showdown

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A day after the Phoenix race, where Denny Hamlin tossed a water bottle at his car in disgust, Jimmie Johnson beamed as the most confident "underdog" ever and Kevin Harvick vowed his team wasn't done, Twitter on Monday helped to instigate another rise in championship drama.

When three-time Cup champion Darrell Waltrip insisted that Johnson, who is 15 points behind Hamlin second place, is the favorite for Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Harvick and Hamlin sounded off.

"Yea I guess (you're) right.. We shouldn't even show up if we are up against that!" Hamlin tweeted in response.

Harvick, never one to back down, personalized his shot.

 

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Source: http://motorsports.fanhouse.com/2010/11/15/spotters-stand-twittering-nascars-championship-showdown/

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