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    Report: Automobile closes Ann Arbor office, releases most of staff [UPDATE]
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    There's been a big shakeup in the world of automotive media today, as Automobile's parent company, Source Interlink, has shuttered the mag's Ann Arbor, MI offices. Editor-In-Chief Jean Jennings has been fired, along with most of the publication's staff. The news was confirmed by Jennings, who ...

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    Official: Automobile Magazine names its 2013 All-Stars
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    Employing complex scientific formulas and methodologies probably best described as "Whatever we felt like choosing," Automobile has named its All-Stars for the 2013 model year. The 11 vehicles earned their trophies for being "the best and most significant" offerings to the mag's staff and ...

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    Official: Automobile names its 2012 All-Stars
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    'Tis the season, boys and girls. Sure, the holidays are around the corner, but with the end of the year in sight, it's time for every magazine and its sister (publication) to choose its favorite car(s) for the year. And the latest to do so is Automobile magazine. The venerable glossy book has ...

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    Report: Acura press kit causes bomb threat near Automobile magazine offices
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    Thanks to one very suspicious-looking press kit from Acura, the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan had a bit of a bomb scare on its hands this afternoon. The Japanese automaker sent a special-edition package to our friends at Automobile magazine in conjunction with the release of Thor. That kit happened ...

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    Veteran journalist Gillies takes job as VW product and technology communications manager
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    Former Car and Driver executive editor and veteran automotive journalist Mark Gillies has signed on with the Volkswagen PR machine as product and technology communications manager. Gillies spent 28 years making the rounds among automotive publications, working as an editor at David E. Davis, ...

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    Automobile documents presidential limo build for Pinewood Derby
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    The Pinewood Derby is a right of passage and an American institution. First run in 1953 in Manhattan Beach, California, the Pinewood Derby can help ignite fiery automotive passion in young men across the country. Automobile's Joe Lorio recently put together a derby project car with his son and ...

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    Automobile Magazine names 2011 All-Stars
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    Automobile has compiled a list of the 2011 model year vehicles deserving of all-star recognition. To show off each choice, the buff book has enlisted illustrator Daniel Stolle to turn each vehicle into a child's toy. The list of 2011 Automobile All-Stars features: BMW 3 Series Cadillac ...

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    Automobile Magazine names 2011 Automobile of the Year finalists
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    2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sportswagon – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Have you prepared your Car of the Year bingo board? The end of 2010 is upon us and this means two things: 1) We are a step closer to fulfilling the Mayan's end of the world prophecy, and 2) Automotive publications, ...

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    Video: Automobile puts the voice of K.I.T.T. in Mini Cooper Camden
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    Mini's Mission Control gets a voice transplant – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Remember the Mini Mission Control in the special edition Camden – the one that was obscenely annoying? There are something like 1,300 audio phrases within Mission Control, and Mini gives owners ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: C/D Pinto Project Race Car
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    Car and Driver 1972 Pinto race car – click for high-res image gallery
    Time was, automotive magazines used to do stuff that was awesome. This IMSA Pinto is evidence of that. Car and Driver built this car in 1974 to illustrate that racing on a big scale for a modest budget was possible. The ...

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    Volkswagen GTI named Automobile Magazine car of the year
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    2010 Volkswagen GTI - Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's funny how publications have a personality. It shouldn't be funny, as obviously all publications have an editor and said editor has a collection of likes and dislikes, but we still find it amusing. Here's a for instance. This year, ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #148 with Jon Linkov from Consumer Reports
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    Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now!
    For Episode #148 of the Autoblog Podcast, Jon Linkov, Consumer Reports managing editor for autos, fills Sam's chair and mulls some timely topics with Chris and Dan. First up is the wheels coming off Penske's deal to take on the ...

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    Nissan GT-R named Car of the Year by Automobile Mag
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Nissan GT-R
    Nissan has hit a major home run with its latest Skyline, known as the GT-R here in the States. In fact, the car was knocked so far out of the park that it seems an obvious choice for anyone's Car of the Year. Nissan's latest supercar boasts ...

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    Automobile names Audi R8 top car for '08; GM wins for hybrid tech
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    click above for more high-res images of the gorgeous Audi R8It's that time of year where everyone's prognosticating like Nostradamus about what the coming year will hold. The authoritative ink slingers at Automobile magazine have decided that Audi's R8 deserves the dual honors of 2008 Automobile Of ...

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    Pull my dyno - Automobile puts the IS-F on the rollers
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    Lexus is billing the IS-F as "Everything you thought we weren't," and the potential is certainly there. The engine bay is filled with 5 liters of 4-valve V8 putting out 416 horsepower and 371 pound-feet of torque. The Minilite-esque wheels hide a Brembo braking system with six piston front calipers ...

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    Automobile names 25 greatest cars of all time
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    It's the Ultimate List, at least until it becomes the Penultimate List the next time some publication decides to go through the exercise of picking the best of all time, and then justifying the results. Automobile Magazine has picked up the gauntlet for its September 2007 issue, and selected what ...

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    World's Oldest Car steaming its way up to the Auction Block
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    Long before Henry Ford got into the business, and about a year before Daimler and Benz had a go at it, came "La Marquise". Running on coal, wood and paper, the 1884 steam-engined four-wheeler is considered the oldest running car in the world. And it's going up on the auction block at Pebble Beach ...

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    Motor Trend, Automobile sold to Source Interlink
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    It appears that today is the day for shedding divisions, as in addition to news that Daimler has sold a majority stake in Chrysler to the Cerberus Group, we've also learned that Primedia has finally unloaded its Enthusiast Media division to Source Interlink. The Enthusiast Media division of ...

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    WAKE UP! - New seats can monitor sleepy drivers
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    We've all been there, you're pressing on, but you know you're dangerously close to falling asleep while behind the wheel. Rolling down the window, blaring the radio, and frequent shakes of the head just aren't doing it. Those jumping jacks you did at the rest stop a few miles back helped for a ...

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    Is your next tank of gas from...seat foam?
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    As previously posted, the automobile is the number one recycled product in the U.S. Most of the recycled materials are re-used for different purposes, like floormats being turned into sound-deadening materials.But how about fuel? In a new study, Changing World Technologies, Inc. used a process ...

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