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    Report: Top Gear USA premiers to middling viewership
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    At long last, American car nuts have a version of Top Gear to call our own. The project has been in the works for a long time now, and finally debuted on the History Channel this past Sunday. As we go to press server, some 17,500 readers responded to our poll: over 42 percent had already watched ...

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    Pics Aplenty: BMW geeks out, recounts history of 5 Series
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    History of the BMW 5 Series – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Over the last 28 years, there have been five generations of 5 Series cars, and millions of 5 Series fans made around the world. In an effort to continue that tradition with the introduction of this latest five series, BMW ...

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    Ugliest Car Ever: The Aurora (no, not that one)
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    click above image for gallery of the Aurora Safety Car"We pass the basket for a second collection this week at Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration so the parish project car can be finished." It didn't go down quite like that in the Branford, CT parish of Father Alfred Juliano back in the 1950s, but ...

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    Toyota celebrates 50 years of U.S. sales
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    click the pic above to see a gallery of 50 shots of past ToyotasWhen Toyota's Toyopet Crown arrived in the United States in 1957, it was met with snickers from Detroit. General Motors was king, and Ford and Chrysler weren't in the dire straights they face today. Fifty years later, nobody's ...

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    Automobile names 25 greatest cars of all time
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    It's the Ultimate List, at least until it becomes the Penultimate List the next time some publication decides to go through the exercise of picking the best of all time, and then justifying the results. Automobile Magazine has picked up the gauntlet for its September 2007 issue, and selected what ...

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    Sixty years of Volkswagen's Beetle
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    The Volkswagen Company turned sixty years old last week. In July 1946, German dealerships Gottfried Schultz in Essen and Raffay & Co. in Hamburg, Germany received their first Beetle sedans (saloons). The Beetle's history reaches as far back as the 1930s. However, the first one built under the ...

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    Acquisition and mergers and joint ventures, oh my!
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    Forbes automotive columnist Jerry Flint provides a history lesson of various automotive couplings and even triads to illustrate that while a few have been beneficial to one or (rarely) all parties, most fall flat on their faces. None, however, are easy for any of the parties, successful or ...

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    Acura set to celebrate twenty years of upscale motoring
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    Monday, March 27th, 2006 will mark the second decade since Acura was launched as the first Japanese luxury brand in America. According to retired GM executive George Spauling and Post and Courier writer, Acura was also a first among automakers as a new division with its own ...

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