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Chevrolet, GM showcase Spark, Cruze, Volt at Detroit Auto Show (Video)

Chevrolet, GM showcase Spark, Cruze, Volt at Detroit Auto Show (Video) 1What new Chevy cars are crucial to General Motors? What does GM’s Bob Lutz think about the future of the automaker? And what’s new at Chevy for 2010? Many new Chevy and General Motors cars, including the Chevy Spark,  Cruze, Volt and Aveo RS Turbo concept, were introduced by Lutz at the North America International Auto Show in Detroit

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

Ford sweeps Detroit Auto Show honors with Ford Fusion Hybrid and Transit Connect 2Ford 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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Audi debuts super sports car, 2010 R8

backaudia8Audi has forged its engineering through grueling competition at the world’s most  demanding motorsports venue – Le Mans. With five Le Mans victories and multiple podium finishes, the company understands performance.

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

The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering still planned for 2010 despite hotel closure 3Amidst 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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Monterey Auto Week: Best of show: Concours on the Avenue in Carmel

Monterey Auto Week: Best of show: Concours on the Avenue in Carmel 4If you like all things automotive and all things Monterey Peninsula, there’s no better mix than Monterey Auto Week. Despite its name, it’s actually a 10-day span of vintage cars shows, auctions, specialty racing and automotive memorabilia.

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Mario Andretti: Still A Driving Force In Motorsports

Mario Andretti: Still A Driving Force In Motorsports 5Nearly 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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Volkswagen Beetle, Kaiser Darrin Shine At Carmel Concours On The Avenue

Volkswagen Beetle, Kaiser Darrin Shine At Carmel Concours On The Avenue 6Amid overcast skies and cool temperatures, Monterey Auto Week began Monday with the two-day Concours on the Avenue in Carmel with a wondrous selection of varied classic cars — Ferrari to Volkswagen, Ford to Bentley, Fiat to Lamborghini.

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Monterey Auto Week, 2008: Auctions, Concours & Classics

Monterey Auto Week, 2008: Auctions, Concours & Classics 7It’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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