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    Report: European Le Mans Series cancels last two races, will join ALMS at Petit Le Mans
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    In a recent announcement, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest informed endurance racing fans that the two remaining races of the 2012 European Le Mans Series will be canceled. Citing too few cars to fill the grid, the September 7-9 race in Brno, and the November 2-4 race in Algarve will not be ...

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    SPOILER ALERT: Getting Back to Work at the 2009 European Grand Prix
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    2009 European Grand Prix at Valencia – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ever come back from vacation only to feel like you need another vacation? We've all been there, so we can all empathize with the performers in the Formula One circus. After the last grand prix in Hungary, the ...

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    EU calls on F1 to switch to four-cylinders, bio-fuels and hybrids
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    The European Parliament has called for Formula One to adopt more environmentally-friendly engine alternatives, and the FIA seems to be all for it. The CARS 21 report, passed with 607 EU legislators in favor, 76 against and 14 abstentions, praised the FIA's actions to make F1 greener, but called on ...

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    Brussels 2008: Invicta unveils revised S1 600 GT 2+2
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    Click on the image above to view in high resolution While our crew in Detroit was busy bringing you all the latest from the 2008 North American International Auto Show, across the pond the Belgians were holding the European Motor Show. And with all the major automakers putting on the ritz in ...

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    European coachbuilders will sink or swim in changing market
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    We've posted a number of articles in recent months about coachbuilders like Pininfarina and Bertone finding themselves in financially troubled waters. The difficulties these and other independent manufacturers around Europe are suffering now appear to be part of a larger trend that's forcing these ...

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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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    European Car of the Year: the journalists narrow it down
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    The European car market is filled with all sorts of interesting models that we only wish we had Stateside, and every year our counterparts across the pond pick the best with the European Car of the Year awards. Last year Ford's S-Max, the minivan that makes grocery runs exciting, won the citation, ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Euro Ford Focus makeover
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    Despite the fact that the new Ford Focus will be revealed in just a few days, we couldn't resist showing you these renderings that show a more dynamic and sporty small car. Ford is doing well enough with the current Focus to not be forced to redesign the car, but with competition increasing in the ...

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    Forbes lists 10 cars that require a passport to buy
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    In Ten Cars You Can't Buy in the US, Forbes offers a sampling of tasty metal that US buyers just aren't good enough to put money down on. However, the real title should be Ten Cars You Can't Buy in the US Yet, or Any More, or That You Wouldn't Buy Even if You Could. The article focuses mainly on ...

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    Dodge Hornet gets the green light
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    The Dodge Hornet is about to be officially a go. Dodge's Euro B-segment entrant will be produced with Chinese automaker Chery, and won't have a Chrysler-branded counterpart. The show car, from the 2006 Geneva show, had a supercharged 4-cylinder with 170 hp, and got to 60 in 6.7 seconds. Autocar ...

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    It must be fast, look at all the stickers
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    From the too much time on his hands file, we bring you this unfortunately customized Renault Clio. The owner of this little French runabout has a serious sticker fetish, and a hankering for knicknacks, too. This car is just bristling with stuff and we're surpised that it passes any kind of safety ...

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    Decision on CTS siblings coming soon
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    PHOTOS UPDATEDCadillac is already on the upswing here in the US, and has been for some time. The image repair that GM has been able to carry out is impressive, and the rebirth is poised to enter phase two. GM Vice Chair Bob Lutz and Cadillac General Manager Jim Taylor both commented at the Geneva ...

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    And what, exactly, is the point of Mercury?
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    After last week's flurry of news from Detroit, we're realizing that little was heard from Mercury. Parent Ford certainly had some introductions and unveilings, but nothing from across the corporate hall. It makes us wonder whether the Mercury brand is going to completely wither and die, or if ...

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    VIDEO: European drivers vs. concrete pillar
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    More widely used in Europe than in America, retractable concrete-reinforced pillars, placed underneath the road, do a much better job than wooden toll arms or even tire-snagging spikes at stopping traffic from getting into restricted areas. As this video demonstrates however, some of the ...

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    Audi offers US customers European Delivery in Ingolstadt
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    Audi has been investing heavily into "the Audi experience", creating a brand identity revolving around and beyond its products. Now the company has joined the league of luxury automakers that offers a European delivery program. European delivery programs offered by German and Swedish carmakers ...

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    An American in Paris disses the Euro Focus
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    We spend so much time on this blog bemoaning the fact that Ford has yet to offer to the "Euro" Focus in the United States. So much time, in fact, that we fear the concept of a C1-based Focus on U.S. soil has been placed on a pedestal and is widely considered to be the smartest move Ford has never ...

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    Ford Transit gets 4WD
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    Click to enlarge The Ford Transit has for decades been the standard working horse of Europe and much of the rest of the world – the F-150 for our friends across the pond. The versatile work-a-day hauler was recently named Van of the Year by a pan-European panel of automotive journalists. (Why ...

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    Saturn to explore clean diesel option
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    With Saturn doing whatever it can to bring a Euro flavor to its North American lineup, the brand is now looking towards a very European way to save fuel - the use of a modern diesel engine. Saturn boss Jill Lajdziak feels that clean diesel would be a "natural" fit for her products. She's also ...

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    Saturn's version of Opel Astra to hit next year; Ion gets stay of execution
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    Saturn's new small car, a version of the well-regarded Opel Astra, should be hitting the shores of North American sometime a bit beyond the middle of 2007. This will replace the not-so-well-regarded Ion, which is now scheduled to be produced through March of 2007 - three months longer than ...

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    Most beautiful car in the world drops its top
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    The provocative title of this post refers to the Alfa Brera Spider, the drop top version of the Alfa Brera that was voted Most Beautiful Car in the World recently at the 21st annual International Automobile Festival. These pics have been released a full day before the coupe’s official debut ...

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