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    Video: Hot Rod Garage series premieres with 700-hp small-block Jaguar XJ
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    Roadkill hosts Mike Finnegan and David Freiburger have broken up - kinda - to spin off a new show, Hot Rod Garage, that mostly gives up the driveway and parking lot wrench work for the confines of a garage. We say kinda because while Finnegan is the primary host for Hot Rod Garage, Freiburger ...

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    Report: El Camino revival hopes scuttled by Aussie dollar?
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    Could Chevrolet sell a reborn El Camino in the United States? Let's ask an expert, General Motors International Operations boss Tim Lee, what he thinks. Speaking to the Aussies at CarPoint.com.au, Lee had this to say: "I think here in the US that vehicle has a tremendous amount of cache so if we ...

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    Followup: Chevy says El Camino and Nomad trademark filings were just routine paperwork
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    A slew of recent trademark filings by General Motors had us daydreaming about the return of Chevrolet models like the El Camino and Nomad, but alas, Automotive News is reporting that the automaker is just keeping up on its paperwork. In order to prevent losing the names to other companies, ...

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    Spy Shots: BMW flings M3 pickup around the 'Ring
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    There aren't words to convey just how happy this makes us. With Spring officially licking at the sanctified asphalt of the Nürburgring, testing season has kicked into high gear. Our elite squad of spy photographers has set up camp to take in the action and happened to catch this bizarre ...

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    Report: GM's Mark Reuss ponders return of VE Commodore to U.S.
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    Holden VE Ute – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As if General Motors hasn't endured enough turmoil in the last year, Pickuptrucks.com is reporting that GM North America president Mark Reuss is championing the idea of a stateside Holden VE Ute. Pardon us for thinking this issue was ...

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    REPORT: GM kills plans for unibody pickup truck
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    GMC Denali XT concept - click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors has reportedly cancel plans for a new unibody mid-sized pickup truck after finding it wouldn't get much better fuel economy than existing body-on-frame designs. In early 2008, GM showed off the GMC Denali XT concept at ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Chrysler Imperial - Rampage edition
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    1990 Chrysler Imperial pickup –click above for high-res image gallery.
    If you have kids, you probably know that no matter how times you tell them that two wrongs don't make a right, they still have to find out for themselves. Case in point, the 1990 Chrysler Imperial – which clearly ...

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    Forget the G8 ST: Chrysler studying unibody pickup
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    Click above for a gallery of the Dodge Rampage concept
    Just as General Motors announces the death of the short-lived El Camino revival Pontiac G8 ST, comes news that Chrysler is considering making a place for the same market with a uni-body pickup. Perfect timing, right? Considering the Pentastar ...

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    Tear in my beer: GM reportedly kills off 2010 Pontiac G8 ST
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Pontiac G8 ST
    Hold on to your Budweiser coozies: Details are scarce at the moment, but Pickuptruck.com is reporting that Pontiac has quietly euthanized plans to introduce the 2010 Pontiac G8 ST. The muscular G8-based trucklet was to signal the re-emergence ...

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    Goodbye-amino? Pontiac could kill G8 ST; become one-car brand
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Pontiac G8 ST
    It's been a bad month for Pontiac fans. While begging for money from Congress, GM mentioned its intentions to sacrifice the brand to aid the General's recovery and get a few billion from the feds in the process. Now comes word that GM may ...

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    Happy 50th Birthday, El Camino!
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    1959 Chevy El Camino
    Yesterday was a milestone that won't be celebrated with a special edition, or a new fender badge, or some stripe package. Yesterday was the 50th Anniversary of the Chevy El Camino. As Hemmings points out in its post acknowledging the milestone, the El Camino was preceded by ...

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    VIDEO: Skyline R32-amino, wait... wha?
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    Click above to view video after the jump
    The Nissan Skyline R32 is a legend on the track and in the eyes of tuners around the world. There are legions of fans who have tweaked their R32s to go faster and move with more agility, but we don't think many have turned their precious Skylines into a Ute ...

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    Officially Official: Pontiac G8 ST it is
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    Click above for hi-res gallery of the 2010 Pontiac G8 STWe often go poking around General Motors' media resources, so imagine our surprise when we were searching for something totally unrelated and found fresh images of Pontiac's iteration of the Holden Ute. Still warm like just-baked cookies, the ...

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    Spy Shots: Pontiac G8 Sport Truck snapped in Australia
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    Click on image above for more spy shots at G8Nation. Two 2010 Pontiac G8 Sport Trucks were recently spied in Australia loaded on the back of a transporter. Although seemingly dipped in camouflage decals, the profile of this not-going-to-be-named-El-Camino is easily distinguishable, even without a ...

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    Pontiac El Cami-"NO"
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    It comes as little surprise, but Cars.com has all but confirmed that the "El Camino" moniker has been nixed as a potential name of the new G8 Sport Truck. The site reports from a recent media event that a Pontiac spokesperson said that there was internal strife regarding use of the Chevy-associated ...

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    Pontoon Boat burning a hole in your pocket? Trade it for a JaguaRanger
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    Boats are typically thought of as a hole in the water into which you hurl money. It looks like this Craigslist seller realized that he was really after a boat only after sinking considerable time and money into an extensive automotive gene-splicing experiment gone horribly wrong. Take one Jaguar ...

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    Rendered Speculation: The El Camaro
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    click above for more high-res renderings of the Chevy El CamaroWe're relatively certain that General Motors has no intention of reviving the El Camino nameplate. Fans of car-based trucklets should be happy that the General has given the green light to produce the Pontiac G8 ST and leave it at that. ...

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    eBay find of the day: KaiserCamino?
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    While Ford was first to market with the pickup-cum-car Ranchero, and El Camino has attained universal descriptor status, like Kleenex, it looks like Kaiser presaged the idea in 1954 with this one-off. Kaiser was one of many smaller independents that had yet to die off in the early 1950s. The ...

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    Pontiac G8 Ute a distinct possibility
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    Holden is planning on turning out the full capacity of 147,000 Zeta-based vehicles at its Elizabeth plant in South Australia. Part of the production increase can be attributed to the Pontiac G8's impending arrival, but there have been cagey references to importing the VE Ute, which shares the VE ...

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    El Camino may return, but it won't be a Chevy!
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    Holden just released a new version of its Australian Ute, and it's been rumored that the VE Trucklet will be US-bound. There's no doubt that GM is taking a look at the possibility of reintroducing the El Camino's ethos to American consumers, and fans of past El Caminos (and Sprints and Caballeros) ...

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