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    Detroit Auto Show: Nissan Bevel is a fresh approach for a utility vehicle

    click on the above image to view high-resolution gallery, now with 18 imagesLooking like a scaled-down Dakar sand-stormer, the Nissan Bevel concept vehicle is really designed to appeal to empty nesters involved in hobbies and community activities. Sporting plenty of cargo room and sleek body lines, ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Nissan Rogue ready to battle in competitive small CUV field

    click on the above image to view high-resolution gallery, now with 24 imagesSales of the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 were quite healthy in 2006. In fact, the RAV4 more than doubled its 2005 tally. If business is so good for two vehicles that take a rather sterile approach to dominating the small ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Acura concept stops the show but not the imagination

    click above image to view high-resolution gallery with 39 live and official imagesThe Acura NSX was the first vehicle I ever drove in which I felt I could never make a mistake. With predictable mid-engine balance and a refined V6 power curve, it could be driven through the turns with a deft touch; ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Bill Goldberg will host new auto reality show

    With the exception of "Pinks" on Speed Channel, automotive prime-time reality shows have been quite disappointing. The plot for "American Hot Rod" is a boring redundancy: whiny, bitchy, overworked crew is behind schedule but everyone is happy when the cover comes off in a grand ceremony. The ...

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    LA Auto Show: Gov. Schwarzenegger stumps for green vehicles in L.A.

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took advantage of the assembled press at the LA Auto Show to list his environmental achievements. He also had his picture taken next to five of the greenest vehicles from the show, including the BMW Hydrogen 7, Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec, Chevy Tahoe with E85 ...

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    SEMA: Roush Drag Pack Mustang runs 11.9 off showroom floor

    In the mid-'60s, Jack Roush joined the "Fastbacks," a group of Ford enthusiasts who pooled their own resources to go racing. Even though Jack had a secure job as an engineer at Ford, he left the company in 1969 to work with the club and also develop speed products for other race teams. After the ...

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    SEMA: 3,000 HP peanut oil truck wants membership in 200mph club

    Even with the aerodynamic fluidness of a mattress, this '87 Chevy pickup powered by a Detroit Diesel 2-stroke engine running on nitrous-enhanced peanut oil will try to set a speed record on the El Mirage dry lake. Lin and Steven Austin of Orange County Rod and Custom in Placentia, California, built ...

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    SEMA: Ed Begley Jr. says SEMA can help with electric vehicle's image problem

    Surrounded by millions of fossil-fuel-thirsty horsepower in the great hall of SEMA, Ed Begley Jr., the reigning poster boy of environmental activists, asked himself, "The electric vehicle rally was last month. Burning man has come and gone, what are you doing here?"Heeding the advice of Michael ...

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    Jay Leno's bio-diesel turbine supercar isn't a joke

    UPDATE: Live shots from SEMA show floor added after jumpJay Leno may have made fun of corn farmers and the Toyota Prius, but he unveiled a stunning mid-engine supercar that is environmentally friendly and hopefully an inspiration to young car enthusiasts. The covers were pulled off Leno's EcoJet on ...

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    SEMA panel celebrates muscle cars, then and now

    American Muscle is the theme of this year's SEMA show. Usually a single automaker is honored as manufacturer of the show and enjoys a little extra exposure during the week. With this theme, however, all three Detroit auto companies are celebrated. Muscle cars, their impact on American culture and ...

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    SEMA Show party starts Tuesday

    The annual orgy of automotive sights and sounds known as SEMA kicks off this week in Las Vegas. The doors don't open until Tuesday morning but a thousand or so show cars are already on display outside. This cute little number titled "Freakshow" is a '64 Chevy pickup tricked out with a '61 Chrysler ...

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    Ferrari Panamerican 20,000-mile adventure rolls into Los Angeles

    Ferrari kicked off the American leg of its 20,000-mile Panamerican adventure this morning at a Los Angeles Shell gas station, and we were present for the rather important fill up. A pair of Ferrari 599 GTB Fioranos took on a full tank V-Power premium fuel and topped off with Q synthetic oil before ...

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