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12Polaris Slingshot now banned in Connecticut, too

Connecticut is the latest state to decide that the Polaris Slingshot is not a motorcycle and therefore can't be registered for the road there. It appears that the only solution is for Polaris to go to the legislature to create a separate designation for vehicles like its three-wheeler.

2273-year-old racer dies after crashing his MG at Lime Rock

Vintage racing provides fans with the opportunity to watch some of the greatest cars from yesteryear still competing on track against some of their contemporaries. Unfortunately, like any form of motorsports, racing in classics can never be completely safe, a reality sadly illustrated during this weekend's Lime Rock Park Historic Festival on Saturday, August 30.

19Rare early Lamborghini Countach sells for record $1.2 million

Lamborghini may have made headlines with the highly exclusive, $4.5-million Veneno and the even more expensive Veneno Roadster that followed, but when it comes to classics sold at auction, their prices seldom approach the kind of figures attained by rare classics made by arch-rival Ferrari. Early 350 GTs and rare Miuras (like the SV prototype Gooding sold a few years ago for a record $1.7 million) have been known to breach the seven-figure mark, but now the Countach is making its way into the bi

31California, 7 other states ready for 3.3 million EVs by 2025

Spinal Tap waxed poetic about the value of turning things up to 11. So it's a good thing that that's the number of steps a coterie of eight states (led by California) will take to reach a goal of having 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) on their roads by 2025. Now let's rock.

8CT incentivizing dealers instead of buyers to sell more EVs

Maybe we've been going about this all wrong. Navigant Research says a recently introduced program in Connecticut that incentivizes dealers instead of EV customers could be effective because it changes the pressure points for electric vehicles. Navigant (formerly Pike) Research notes that the policy could push dealers to put a little more effort into marketing plug-in vehicles that have, in many cases, taken a back seat to more conventional vehicles largely because explaining the technology behin

13Connecticut turns EV incentive plan on its head, gets dealers into the game

Here's an idea: instead of getting buyers interested in buying EVs, why not get the sellers keenly interested in selling them. That's the tact that the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is taking with a new promotion called the "Connecticut Revolutionary Dealer Award." It's so simple, it's a wonder no one has proposed it before.

12Quick-Thinking Teen Rescues Man From Car Sinking In River

Victim may have been driving drunk, police say

A Connecticut teenager saved the life of an alleged drunk driver who drove into a local marina and found his vehicle submerged in water.

142Surprising Vanity License Plates Approved And Banned By DMV

Contradicting standards confuse motorists

The Department of Motor Vehicles decides vanity plates on a case by case basis, leaving many drivers confused by contradicting standards.

11Connecticut will fund $200,000 in public charging station incentives

We're feeling warm and fuzzy about the Nutmeg State after Connecticut leaders said it would earmark $200,000 for the purpose of getting more businesses to install electric-vehicle charging stations. The Connecticut Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection are behind the initiative, which is part of Governor Dannel Malloy's broader energy strategy. State leaders and the Department of Energy's eGallon rating say that recharging an EV in the state costs the equivalent of paying about $1.7

14McLaren dealership creates special MP4-12C Greenwich Edition

Could this be a first? Normally we wait in anticipation of the camouflage to be taken off prototype cars, but Greenwich Patch is reporting that Miller Motorcars in Greenwich, CT has taken a production car back to its prototype days. The McLaren MP4-12C above was painted gray, but you'd never know it because the sheetmetal has been covered by a vinyl wrap decorated with the same camouflage pattern McLaren uses for its pre-production prototypes. It was designed by McLaren - for proof, check out th

22Honda Fit EV comes to the East Coast

After about seven months of limited leasing of its Fit electric vehicles on the West Coast, Honda is taking the EV east.

490Gun Deaths Will Exceed Traffic Fatalities By 2015, Study Says

It would mark 1st time in modern U.S. history that firearm deaths overtake auto-related ones

In three years, the number of deaths caused by guns in America is expected to exceed the number of traffic fatalities for the first time in modern U.S. history.

73Transportation Dept. gives $550k to study texting-ban enforcement

So far, 39 states have some form of law against texting while driving, but it is a hard thing to enforce. Many drivers continue to text on the road, confident that the local smokies won't spot their sins.

11Connecticut governor hopes to implement electric vehicle incentives

After nine months of meetings, the Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Council created by Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell has issued its final report on how to promote the use of plug-in vehicles in the state. The list of proposed incentives covers all of the usual bases but doesn't get too specific about anything.

8Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance star car is the 1939/47 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Vutotal Cabriolet

1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Vutotal Cabriolet by Labourdette – Click above for high-res image gallery

16Thank goodness for cruise night

Click above for a great big hi-res gallery

AddNuRide and Dunkin' Donuts reward carpoolers

Earlier this month, we found out that the city of Mumbai in India was offering some cool perks for those willing to carpool. We thought that this was a pretty cool idea, so we are pretty keen on the thought that the U.S. is getting something similar. So far only available in one state, NuRide and Dunkin' Donuts have teamed up to offer discounts at Dunkin' Donuts locations for those carpoolers-in-Connecticut who'd like to save $5.00 off a "Box 'O Joe" and a dozen donuts.

23Ford settling class-action lawsuits related to rollovers

FoMoCo is on the brink of settling a class-action lawsuit brought by owners claiming that Ford's Explorer was prone to rolling over. The settlement covers approximately one million people in California, Connecticut, Illinois and Texas who've owned 1991 through 2001 Explorers.

AddNo Fair! VW Touran TDI spotted in CT

Driving to work on Thursday, i did a double-take when I spotted a smallish grey minivan several car lengths ahead of me as I cruised (if you can call 20 - 25 mph "cruising") in the right lane of Connecticut's charming-but-congested Merritt Parkway. "That looks like a Touran," I thought. The Touran, if you're unfamiliar with it, is a Mazda5-sized MPV offered in other markets by Volkswagen. Naturally, I worked on catching up to it. Traffic was bumper-to-bumper when I first eyeballed it, however, s

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