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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Mustang GT Convertible
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    click on the image above to view high-resolution gallery Clearly emulating the Grabber Orange available on a '70 Boss 302, the 2007 Ford Mustang GT Convertible we were given by the guys at Motor City Solutions attracted lots of attention everywhere it was parked. The color screamed for attention ...

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    IROC not rockin' at all in Daytona for '07
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    For only the seventh time in the series' 30-year history, the International Race of Champions series will not run as a part of SpeedWeek at Daytona this year. Since the end of the sponsorship money pouring in from primary sponsor, Crown Royal, series president Jay Signore has been working ...

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    Mercedes replaces US sales veep
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    Mercedes-Benz USA has accepted the resignation of Keith May, Vice President of Sales since joining the company in 2000, who is leaving "to pursue other interests". May will be replaced by Mark McNabb, former Vice President of Marketing for MBUSA. McNabb joined Mercedes-Benz as marketing chief ...

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    VIDEO: 2008 Hyundai Veracruz B-roll
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    Here's a look at what is obviously company-produced "b-roll" video for the 2008 Hyundai Veracruz, which was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this week. A B-roll is produced for advertising and news sources to use and generally portrays the vehicle being used just as the company designed it to ...

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    Your armrest is sooo 20th century
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    Johnson Controls has introduced a very unique looking idea for center armrest/consoles. It increases capacity over conventional floor consoles by 30- to 150-percent and can house such items as navigation, infotainment and security systems. It also includes a rear sliding storage drawer for ...

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    Bond to drive Jag XF in next flick
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    After the debut of the Aston Martin DBS in the most recent Bond flick, "Casino Royale," it looks like 007 No. 22 will feature the incredible "concept" Jaguar C-XF unveiled this week in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show. Ford still has a $100 million dollar, three-movie deal ...

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    VIDEO: Tiger attacks from the sandtrap with a Buick Ranier
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    Buick really scored a hole in one when they signed Tiger Woods to be the company spokesperson. Although not exactly the demographic, Buick's historical ties with the PGA make it a great marketing move. This video starts with Tiger looking for his "lost" wedge. As each group on the tee finds it, ...

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    Roush and KTM redo the F150
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    Jack Roush has never shied away from an opportunity to promote any of his company's vast expertise. The performance vehicle arm of the company, Roush Performance Vehicles, has formed yet another partnership to promote their vehicle development prowess. Together with KTM, a leading manufacturer of ...

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    Ford to spend $866m on Michigan plants
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    The timing for the announcement couldn't have come at a better time for Ford Motor Company or the state of Michigan. Just days before the North American International Auto Show opens to the public in Detroit, Ford's President of the Americas Mark Fields announced that the company will invest $866 ...

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    GM sweeps North American Car and Truck of the Year awards
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    click image above to view our high-resolution galleryIn a fitting start to a year in which GM promises not to be bumped from the #1 spot, the Chevy Silverado and Saturn Aura have swept the 2007 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards announced this morning at the North American ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: 2008 Ford-Five Hundred
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    click above image to view high-resolution gallery var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/design/Ford_Five_Hundred_improved_greatly_for_2008'; For 2008, Ford has addressed many of the major issues that were preventing the Ford Five Hundred from being the sales leader that they had hoped for. ...

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    Will the Ford Taurus return?
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    Just when it seemed that we would never see the Taurus again, new Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally says that he was a big fan of the Taurus and even rented one on a recent business trip to check it out. His feelings date back 20 years to a research study he was doing on Ford's production system ...

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    Mickey Thompson can finally Rest in Peace
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    In the case that had many times been considered "cold" by investigators, ex-business partner Michael Goodwin has been convicted by a California jury of two counts of first degree murder with special circumstances in the deaths of racing star Mickey Thompson and his wife Trudy, which occurred in ...

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    Nieman Marcus will sell Lexus the LS 600h L Launch Edition
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    The Nieman-Marcus InCircle program, designed for customers belonging to the luxury retailer's customer recognition program, will offer 100 specially-equipped Lexus LS 600h L Launch Edition models in recognition of its 100th anniversary this year. For the fortunate 100 obtaining these vehicles, ...

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    New Ford incentives focus on Fusion and F-150
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    Not wanting to lose the momentum from 2006, Ford Motor Co. will offer some new lease deals and cut-rate financing on the Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans. The F-150 gets in on the action as well, with leasing and financing incentives on some models. The new deals that follow will run from January 3 ...

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    Buy a Chrysler Group product, get a HEMI for FREE
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    "That thing got a HEMI?" will become a much less interesting question later this new year as the Chrysler Group launches a marketing campaign in March that will give consumers the ability to answer it with a yes... for free. The Chrysler Group plans to offer the $1,700 option at no additional cost ...

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    Jack Roush auctioning three cars at Barrett-Jackson
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    While it is not unusual for celebrities and dignitaries to count on the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, AZ for selling their automotive obsessions, for the first time legendary NASCAR team owner Jack Roush will bring out three very special vehicles on Saturday, January 20, 2007 as a part ...

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    Lutz on CAFE; oh and Seasons Greetings too!
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    On what was to be his holiday greeting to the world, Mr. Lutz has decided that he had a little more than a kiss under the mistletoe on his mind to close out 2006. In his blog, GM FastLane, Lutz clarifies his feelings regarding the recent initiatives to revise the current CAFE (Corporate Average ...

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    Mulally has 'secret war room' within Ford
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    If history serves them right, taking Alan Mulally's advice to "follow me" should be looked at as an opportunity by Ford brass, even when it involves a walk out of the boardroom and down a flight of steps in to his secret "war room". Insiders are talking about the room, buried deep within the ...

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    Mercedes Benz CLR 600 concept
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    What you see here are renderings of what project designer and automotive illustrator Mark Hsieh feels the future of Mercedes-Benz might hold. The ideas are drawn on a future model from MB called the CLR 600 sporting a 600-bhp version of the 5.6 liter V8. Hsieh has decided that this vehicle will ...

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