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    Report: 2009 UAW membership fell to lowest figure since WWII
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    The U.S. auto industry has been bottomed out since the fall of 2008; a fact that is reflected by the falling membership of the United Auto Workers. The Detroit Free Press reports that membership fell by 18 percent from 2008 to 2009, with current membership at 355,191 men and women. The job losses ...

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    Book Review: Legendary Race Cars by Basem Wasef [w/VIDEO]
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    Maserati 8CM number 3011 from Legendary Race Cars - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Confused as to what to do with all the Barnes & Nobles and Amazon.com gift cards your in-laws pelted you with this Holiday season? Be confused no more! Legendary Race Cars is the book every pistonhead ...

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    VIDEO: Audi tracks down the last Horch... in Texas?
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    The search for the last Horch -- Click above to watch video
    You have August Horch to thank for Audi. A former engineer for Karl Benz, Horch started the second oldest company of the original four companies that merged to form Auto Union (the first was Wanderer). But it was Horch whose name, ...

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    Report: Auto Union could be reborn out of VW-Porsche merger
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    In yet another strange twist of fate to the whole Porsche buys Volkswagen buys Porsche saga, the Auto Union name could end up being revived as a name for a combined company. The two companies have reportedly come to terms on a value for what the car business of Porsche AG is worth and a deal ...

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    Auto Union D-Type Silver Arrow back on the auction block at Bonhams in August
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    Auto Union D-Type Silver Arrow – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    The history of the notorious Silver Arrow racers parallels that of the nation which bore its birth. In the years leading up to WWII, Adolf Hitler was bent on world conquest – not just on the battlefield, but on ...

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    Are GM, UAW close to concessions agreement... or are they at odds over China?
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    Depending on who you choose to listen to, General Motors and the United Auto Workers are either close to forging an important concessions deal, or they're still squabbling over GM's plans to sell imported vehicles to U.S. consumers.GM and the UAW are in talks trying to slash $1 billion in annual ...

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    REPORT: Auto Union name could be revived with Porsche-VW merger
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    Auto Union Silver Arrow Type-D - Click above for a high-res image
    According to a report by 4Car, the Auto Union name could be revived with the merger of Porsche and Volkswagen. For those unfamiliar, the Auto Union moniker was coined during the Great Depression in 1932, when four German automakers ...

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    Pedal to the Metal: Audi offering Auto Union Type C pedal car
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    Click image to enlargeAudi's quattro GmbH line of lifestyle items and accessories has a new flagship -- and it's a toy. Behold the Auto Union Type C pedal car. This isn't some plastic thing you go pick up at Toys 'R Us on a lark, either. It's a scaled-down replica, complete with an aluminum space ...

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    So lonely: Auto Union D-Type fails to sell at auction
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    The lone remaining Auto Union D-Type, surmised by many to be the most valuable car in the world, failed to sell at a closed-bid auction that was finally held by Christie's Auction House in late February-early March. The car was expected to go for around $12 million USD before it was yanked off the ...

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    UPDATE: Christies explains pulling Auto Union D Type from auction block
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    We recently reported that famed auction house, Christies, had pulled one of its Retromobile headline vehicles in the 11th hour. The Auto Union D Type Grand Prix car was expected to draw bids as high as $12 million, so the withdrawal was quite shocking. We guessed that the decision to pull had ...

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    Christies postpones Auto Union auction
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    Wow. This is kind of a letdown. What was expected to be among the most valuable vehicles ever sold at auction, the Auto Union Type D, has been pulled at the 11th hour. Auction house Christie's made the announcement that they had postponed the Auto Union's sale "pending further exploration into the ...

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    VIDEO: A New York Minute - Audi R8 in Manhattan
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    Four days ago we brought you in-depth coverage of Audi's publicity parade on Park Avenue, featuring the new R8 supercar, the R10 Le Mans racer and the 1938 Auto Union Type-D "Silver Arrow". The attention-grabbing event marked the North American debut of the R8 as well as the opening of Audi's new ...

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    Mesh with Success: In.Pro's Audi A6 grill
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    Some love it, others hate it, but everyone must concede that the dominant deep grill that has formed Audi's new corporate image is a distinctive styling feature. In.Pro takes the look a step further with its emblem-less mesh grill that gives the A6 an even bolder front fascia. The look of In.Pro's ...

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    Audi bringing a history of motorsport to Goodwood
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    When the Goodwood Festival of Speed begins on July 7, Audi will have possibly the most impressive vehicle roster from a single marque on hand.Every era of motorsport will be represented, and almost all the cars will be driven. Like its motorsport efforts, Audi takes Goodwood seriously and the fans ...

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    A UAW-free General Motors: the consequences
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    George Reisman, professor of Economics at Pepperdine University and author of the book Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics, attempts to answer the question of where would General Motors* be today without the United Auto Workers. Some of his ten conclusions include:#1. GM management could fire ...

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    Toyota toots horn on billboards across America
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    Toyota has launched a new advertising campaign aimed at educating Americans about the company’s involvement in and importance to the U.S. economy. The billboards highlight such facts as 386,000 jobs have been created in this country by Toyota and the company’s invested $13 billion in ...

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