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    Hot Rod wants your help selecting its next project car

    We certainly wouldn't claim that the only measure of a gearhead is the number of projects in his or her garage, but certainly it's a useful metric. By that standard, Hot Rod's David Freiburger definitely deserves his post as editor-in-chief, but even he has found himself with more cars than time ...

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    The Autoblog Project Garage: Big-brake install, Part III

    After dedicating the last several years to the pursuit of power and handling, we're finally putting forth an effort to slow down our car. Consider this to be an indicaton of hard-earned maturity (as opposed to our receding hairlines, which are just signs of getting old). Our new parts showed up in ...

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    Another racing legend shuffled off this mortal coil: Benny Parsons dead at 65

    Former NASCAR champion and current commentator Benny Parsons succumbed to the ravages of lung cancer this week at the age of 65. Like so many other stock car stars of his era, he was born and raised in North Carolina, but instead of learning how to drive while running moonshine, he instead polished ...

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    Oil sludging atonement: Toyota settles class-action suit

    If you're the owner of certain Toyota products built with the 2.2L I4 or 3.0L V6 between 1997 and 2002, you may soon be receiving notification from the automaker concerning its recent settlement in a class-action lawsuit. Filed as the result of damage caused by sludged oil (which ultimately can ...

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    Drag-racing legend Dick Landy passes on to the big strip in the sky

    Dick Landy, the man synonymous with Dodge's wildly-successful factory drag racing program in the 1960s and '70s, has died from kidney failure. He was 69 years old.Landy made a name for himself and his factory sponsor by combining the legendary Hemi with an altered wheelbase to create the first ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Under the skin of Toyota's Tundra

    Details on the Toyota Tundra have been slowly trickling out since its debut in Chicago last year, and finally, the manufacturer's display at the Detroit Auto Show put all the goods for our inspection. This, along with the recently-released specs, has given us a better idea of how the Tundra might ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: A gallery of heavy haulers

    So, who else noticed the complete lack of truck photos in John's otherwise excellent gallery of wallpaper-worthy shots from the 2007 Detroit Auto Show? Well, not every Autoblogger grew up watching Colt Seavers thrashing on a beautiful GMC, so the task of gathering up shots of the latest heavy-duty ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: We finally bring live shots of the Ford Focus and Five Hundred

    After the debut of the Interceptor and MKR, the redesigned Focus and Five Hundred got lost in the buzz, so now, we finally bring you live shots of Ford's people movers. Enjoy. -Ed.Before trotting out its three concept cars, the Ford Motor Company took the opportunity at the Detroit Auto Show to ...

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    NHTSA pursuing tougher crash standards

    Getting a five-star crash test rating will get a whole lot tougher with a new proposal from the Bush Administration that would put into effect a requirement for side-impact testing.Grade inflation is one of the reasons behind the change, and with 87% of all vehicles earning a four- or five-star ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Chevrolet's Malibu gets a makeover

    click on above image to view our updated gallery of the Malibu with an additional 29 live shots var digg_url = ''; We didn't think Ed Peper required corrective action nearly as badly as the Malibu, but "Fashion Police" star ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Nassau concept hints towards the future of Chrysler RWD

    Click image for a high-resolution photo galleryWith a press conference set to the percussion of the Drum Cafe, Chrysler rolled out the Nassau "shooting brake" concept this afternoon to hint at the future styling direction for the brand and especially its RWD line-up.Based on the LX platform and ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Jeep Trailhawk offers open-air off-roading for four

    click image above to view all the new live shots in our high-resolution photo galleryCalling it a crossbreed between the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, Jeep today took the covers off the Bluetec diesel-powered Trailhawk concept. The Trail Rated off-roader is intended to provide a means for ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Mitsubishi Prototype X concept

    UPDATE: Additional 33 live shots added to the gallery for a total of 109 high-res shots! click above image to view an incredible gallery of 109 high-resolution images var digg_url = ''; Highly anticipated by fans of ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Volvo debuts the oh-so-Swedish XC60

    Click the image above for a full sized galllery. var digg_url = ''; Volvo introduced the XC60 concept last night here at the Detroit Auto Show as a way to appeal to the thirtysomething loft-dwelling crowd (drawing on the ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: The stunning new Cadillac CTS

    click above image to view our high-resolution gallery with 52 images var digg_url = ''; With the way that GM bigwigs have been talking up the 2008 Cadillac CTS, one could be forgiven for thoughts that the car might not live up to the ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Jaguar C-XF concept brings Gorgeous to the four-door crowd

    click above image to view 66 high-resolution image in our gallery var digg_url = ''; Jaguar has been pushing its product with the Gorgeous campaign for over a year now, but anyone who thinks that ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Audi announces US plans for Q7 3.0L TDI

    Click image for a high-resolution photo galleryWe don't know when the Q7 V12 TDI might go on sale anywhere in the world, but Audi has stated that Americans can expect to see the Q7 with a 233 HP V6 turbodiesel sometime in mid-2008, with "other models" following afterwards. The vehicle will be legal ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Audi unleashes the beastly Q7 V12 TDI

    click above image to view 35 high-resolution imagesAudi refers to its new V12 TDI turbodiesel as "majestic", but somehow, that word fails to adequately describe the company's latest oilburner. Grammy-winning singer Seal was on hand to belt out his hit "Crazy", and that term more accurately ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Ford Interceptor official unveiling

    click above image to view high-resolution gallery, now with 17 live shotsIt's been a long three weeks since Ford officially announced that the Interceptor concept would be debuting at the Detroit Auto Show, but the big, blocky sedan finally rolled onstage in Cobo Arena to an introduction by Ford ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Ford officially debuts TwinForce TT-V6

    Touted as a means to give V8-like horsepower with V6 fuel economy, the TwinForce V6 at this year's Detroit Auto Show stands as one of Ford's biggest announcements so far. Started with the Duratec 35 as a foundation, the engine's combination of turbocharging and direct injection yields a claimed 415 ...

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