Auto Shows/Museums

Ford sweeps Detroit Auto Show honors with Ford Fusion Hybrid and Transit Connect

Ford Motor Co., the only Detroit automaker that did not file for bankruptcy or receive government bailout funding in 2009, has swept the 2010 North American Car and Truck Awards at the Detroit Auto Show with its Fusion Hybrid and Transit Connect.

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The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering still planned for 2010 despite hotel closure

Amidst news of the hotel closing in November, Quail Lodge announces preparations have begun for The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, scheduled for Aug. 13, 2010. The Quail brings together automotive enthusiasts for a day of friendship, legendary cars and culinary delights on the Monterey Peninsula.

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Mario Andretti: Still A Driving Force In Motorsports

Nearly 15 years after his retirement from full-time racing, Mario Andretti, at age 68, remains a dominant force. One of only two drivers to win race in the four major motor racing categories — Formula One, IndyCar (USAC), World Sportscar Championships and NASCAR — Andretti was the honored guest last week at the 35th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races and Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca.

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Monterey Auto Week, 2008: Auctions, Concours & Classics

It’s often simply called Monterey Auto Week. No one organization oversees all of the activities, and it’s possible to attend perhaps only half of the events. The Concours d’Elegance, the grandfather of celebration, has been around for more than 50 years. And it’s still the grand finale to the festivities Sunday, Aug. 17.

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Auto World Museum: Fulton, Missouri

potato truckOne reason I decided to attend the Tour of Missouri bicycle race in mid-September had little to do with cycling other than it’s a form of transportation. My real reason for going was simply the continuation of my now nearly 25-year enjoyment of travel. I had never been to the state before. But I had negotiated, as the author of The Weekly Driver auto review column, to test drive a 2008 Mercury Mariner for a week.

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