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    Mazda President and CEO James O'Sullivan named Automotive Executive of the Year
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    Joining the ranks of Carroll Shelby, Rick Wagoner, Henry Ford II, Robert Eaton, Lee Iacocca and John DeLorean (to name just a few), James O'Sullivan will receive the 2009 Automotive Executive of the Year Award at an invitation-only luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club (DAC) in May. O'Sullivan is ...

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    Self-inflating tire technology captures innovation award
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    The Tire Technology of the Year award, handed out at the Tire Technology Expo in Hamburg, Germany, has been awarded to the creators of the Self-Inflating Tire at Coda Development. While "self-inflating" tires aren't new to the market (especially in the commercial industry), nearly all of the ...

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    Jaguar XF does the double, wins What Car? award again
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    Somebody get the record player out and put on Al Stewart, because this is turning into The Year of the Cat. The English marque just showed off the new XFR and XKR, a slightly modified XFR broke the company's speed record formerly held by the Jaguar XJ220, and chatter suggests that the automaker is ...

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    Jury announces finalists for European Car of the Year
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    The panel of 59 automotive journalists which decide each year's European Car of the Year have narrowed down their selection from the initial list of 38 contenders to just seven finalists, which have now been announced. Along the way, some noteworthy new vehicles have been forsaken, among them the ...

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    2008 International Engine of the Year Award nominees announced
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    The "International Engine of the Year Award" is a big deal as far as bragging rights go in this industry. Think of it like the Academy Awards for engines. However, instead of members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voting, you have 62 renowned motoring journalists, from 30 ...

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    Top Gear gives Fiat 500 another award, though Captain Slow didn't like it
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    Fiat's undeniably adorable 500 has closed off the year with yet another award. The retro-licious little supermini already won the car award of all car awards when it took the 2008 European Car of the Year award, which it somehow managed to squeeze into its little hatch packed with the Auto Europa ...

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    Porsche studio wins iF Product Design Award
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    Porsche fanatics recognize the German sportscars for their engineering, less so for their design, which changes very little from one successive model to another. The company's merchandising design studio, however, is being recognized for its design prowess with another iF Product Design Award. The ...

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    Montoya of the Year
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    Those who have followed the post-Talladega Nights stream of Formula One refugees fleeing to NASCAR will be happy to learn that former F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya has been awarded Rookie of the Year in the Nextel Cup. The announcement of Montoya's citation comes right after the series' season ...

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    Fiat 500 named 2008 European Car of the Year
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    Hot on the heels of the announced winner of EVO's Car of the Year award comes the revelation from the bigger European Car of the Year, which bestowed the citation for 2008 to the impossibly charming Fiat 500. While EVO's, like Motor Trend here, is awarded by one magazine, the European Car of the ...

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    Ford Mondeo named Car of the Year by Auto Express
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    click above to see more high-res pics of the new Ford MondeoWe believe it's that time of year again when every automotive media outlet and its sister (publication) begin giving out its Car of the Year (COTY) award. Auto Express in the U.K. is kicking things off by awards its respective COTY statue ...

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    Honda has APEAL: wins most segments in JD Power's rankings
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    Honda took four categories in the latest J.D. Power's 2007 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. APEAL measures how happy an owner is with the design, content, layout, and performance of their car within 90 days of purchase. When the votes were tallied from the 91,000 ...

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    Whaa? Big 3 wins big in Ward's Interior of the Year Awards
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    When did the day come that interiors designed by our own domestic automakers were being celebrated as the best in the biz? After decades of dull designs, cheap materials and poor fit and finish, that day would be today. Ward's Auto has released the results of its 2007 Interior of the Year ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #66
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    The last couple of days, we've all been inundated with news of Chrysler's sale to Cerberus, and that's what we lead Podcast #66 with. As much as it makes analysts and pundits foam at the mouth, news about the sale is a pretty dry affair. We'll be keeping an eye on how things go with the newly ...

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    Union of Concerned Scientists votes Honda country's greenest car maker
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    To paraphrase Gordon Gecko, when it comes to Honda, "green is good." The Union of Concerned Scientists, a non-profit advocacy group out of Cambridge, Massachussetts, voted Honda the country's greenest automaker for the fourth time in a row. Their UCS study, called Automaker Rankings 2007: The ...

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    Readers choose best of 2007 for Auto Motor und Sport
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    When the people speak, we listen. And apparently so does the German buff book, Auto Motor Und Sport. They polled 100,000 of their own readers and asked them to list their favorite vehicles in ten different segments. Each segment was broken into two categories: Domestic (German brands) and ...

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    R.L. Polk hands out awards for loyalty; GM and Toyota clean up
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    R.L. Polk & Co. announced the winners of its 11th Automotive Loyalty Awards during the 2007 Automotive News World Congress a week or so ago. Some of the companies and cars that won may surprise you. First off, General Motors won the Overall Manufacturer award... for the seventh consecutive ...

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    Holden VE Commodore wins Australian Wheels' COTY award
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    UPDATE: Added mega-gallery of 131 high-res Holden Commodore images since we in the U.S. don't often get to gaze at these vehicles. click above image to view 131 high-res images of every kind of CommodoreFor those of you eagerly anticipating the U.S. arrival of Holden's rear-wheel drive Zeta ...

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    Toyota's Jim Press named Auto Industry Exec of the Year
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    Jim Press, the president of Toyota Motor North America (TMA), has been announced as the recipient of this year's 2007 Automotive Industry Executive of the Year award, which surprisingly marks the first time (though probably not the last) that a Toyota exec has earned the honor. You may remember ...

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    Top Gear's back, with Hammond, airing Jan28
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/tech_news/Top_Gear_s_back_with_Hammond_airing_Jan28'; The Hamster's back! We're pleased to report that after a miraculously brief recovery period following his mishap with a 300-mph jet-powered dragster, Richard Hammond is back in action, and so is Top ...

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    Golden Steering Wheel turns out six winners
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    German newspaper Bild am Sonntag has announced the six winners of its Golden Steering Wheel Award, a prize decided on by 25 select automotive experts from various countries. Seemingly the equivalent of a set of golden calipers, the Golden Steering Wheel prize is highly sought after by automakers ...

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