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    Hummer grinds gears: production of 2010 H3 and H3T resumes
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    2010 Hummer H3 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Although the Hummer sale isn't officially official – which is to say, the Chinese authorities haven't told Tengzhong "Proceed!" – it is official enough that GM has restarted production of the 2010 H3 and H3T at its Shreveport, LA ...

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    The Tony Fox "Proud American" and "Bonneville Boss" Rocket Truck
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    The Proud American and Bonneville Boss - Click above for high-res image gallery Before our favorite weekly Southern California car gathering this Saturday, we had been told by a friend that he'd be bringing his new rocket truck. Rocket truck? What the heck's a rocket truck? Visions of ...

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    Shreveport, LA mayor lobbies D.C. to close the HUMMER deal, already
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    Cedric Glover, the mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana, went to Washington, D.C. to plead his case for the sale of Hummer to Tengzhong. The only thing is, we're not sure why he went. To be more precise, we do know that he wants to protect jobs at GM's Shreveport plant that builds Hummers. The plant ...

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    Ford F-150 SVT Raptor named 2010 Truck of Texas
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    2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's no secret that the Texas Auto Writer's Association loves Ford trucks: The Blue Oval's F-Series pickups have won the Truck of Texas award six straight times. Actually, you can make that seven straight times now, with the ...

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    REPORT: Ford widens cruise control recall by 4.5M vehicles - now biggest in company history
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    For the past ten years, Ford has been doing a dance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and consumers over the issue of leaking cruise control switches in certain company vehicles. As of 2008, it had recalled some 9.6 million vehicles to repair a faulty Texas Instruments ...

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    Ford boosts production (slightly) of F-150, Escape
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    Two of Ford's vehicles are moving well enough that the automaker is adding production to its plants in Missouri and Michigan. Ford says its F-150 and Ford Escape are looking to earn their highest sales of the year in August, with the F-Series truck line looking good for its first year-on-year ...

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    Mahindra's 30-mpg diesel-powered Pik-Up gets driven
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    Mike Levine over at PickupTrucks.com got a chance to drive the Mahindra Pik-Up regular cab with a 7-foot bed and lived to say rather good things about it. He drove the 2.5-liter diesel spec that is a generation behind what we'll get here, so actual driving impressions are moot. The real story ...

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    VIDEO: Unlikely Goodwood - Rod Millen's Toyota Tacoma charges up the hill
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    Rod Millen's Goodwood run in a Toyota Tacoma -- Click above to watch video
    Last year, Rod Millen took his Toyota Tacoma Pike's Peak runner to the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Looking, sounding, and handling nothing like a Tacoma, and powered by – according to the caption – a "2-little ...

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    Quick Review: Raptor - Born in Baja is Rocky for pickup trucks
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    Raptor: Born in Baja -- Click above to watch video
    Autoblog went to the premiere of Raptor - Born in Baja, and while the film is on the long side, it's an enjoyable flick. We wrote before that the truck "only" came in third (out of four total trucks in Class 8), but to finish the Baja 1000 at all ...

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    Crazy Kiwis: Buy a new Mitsubishi Triton, get a free goat with purchase
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    New Zealand Mitsubishi wants you to buy a Triton ute, and to lure you into doing it they're using goats -- because really, who can resist a goat? Said Mitsu's New Zealand sales and marketing manager, Peter Wilkins, "three years of drought has severely depleted sheep and beef populations, so what ...

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    Dodge recalling 72,000 Rams and nearly 17,000 Journeys from 2008-09
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    The 2008 and 2009 Dodge Ram and 2009 Dodge Journey are being recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each for a different reason. The Ram's windshield wiper motor isn't adequately protected from water, so it could fail completely due to water intrusion. Initial numbers ...

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    Freightliner debuts RunSmart Predictive Cruise Control
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    The next step in cruise control comes courtesy of Freightliner semis and GPS data company NAVTEQ. Freightliner broadened communication between the cruise control and map data: the GPS transmits information on the road ahead up to a mile, and then the cruise control computes the best speed at which ...

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    VIDEO: Turkish man miraculously survives train-truck-pedestrian collision
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    Click above to view the video after the jump
    Every once in a while there comes along a story that's so incredible you really have to see it to believe it. Fortunately, the magic of the intertubes and some newfangled site called YouTube makes that possible with news of a potentially horrifying crash ...

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    REPORT: GM says next-gen hybrid pickups could have 50% better towing
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    General Motors isn't saying how it plans to do it, but according to our friends at PickupTrucks.com, it is saying that consumers are "...going to see substantial improvements in towing capability in our next hybrids." Right now, the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid and GMC Sierra Hybrid can pull 6,100 ...

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    Daimler opens office in Baghdad, Iraq
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    As a small step that could be considered a healthy vote of confidence in Iraq's return to stability, Mercedes has established a corporate representative office in Baghdad. Daimler set up shop in Erbil, Iraq last February, opening a training center that would get mechanics ready for coming Mercedes ...

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    VIDEO: Big truck... go fast... up hill
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    For as clean and green and Earth-loving as the Europeans are, they sure do some dirty things... like throw a sooty-exhaust-belching racing semi around hairpin turns with loads of opposite lock – up an impossibly green mountain – just for a ...

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    Nissan to take on domestics with commercial truck in 2010
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    Sensing the ripe market opportunity, Nissan will start producing various light-commercial and medium-duty trucks in 2010. The targeted segment is currently dominated by Ford and GM, where the miscellaneous cabs and frames are used to produce such vehicles as dump trucks, tow trucks, and school ...

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    Mahindra delays launch in U.S. to late 2009
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    Truck shoppers hoping to grab a Mahindra pickup early next year are gonna have to wait a little longer. It seems the challenges of bringing an India-made vehicle to the U.S. are difficult, and the vehicles now won't go on sale in the U.S. before the fourth quarter of 2009. Even though 324 dealers ...

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    First Drive: HUMMER H3T
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    Click above for hi-res gallery of the HUMMER H3TIf HUMMER had a theme song, it'd probably be the Allman Brothers' Whipping Post -- the one that goes "Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel, like I been tied to the whipping post..." The brand has been the go-to effigy when something needs to burn on the ...

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    Truckticular implants: The Stretch Truck
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    Is a 20-foot long, four-door longbed pickup still too small for your needs? Whether it's ego or an overabundance of backsides to seat, size definitely matters to Stretch Truck. The Denver based customizer will add extra length to your hauler (they've got a thing for Fords, it seems) with a seamless ...

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