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Automobile names its 2015 All-Stars

Just about every automotive publication names its own Car of the Year, but some take a slightly different approach. Here at Autoblog we focus on the automotive technology, in Europe a bunch of publications from different countries team up to name their joint favorite, and at Automobile magazine, the editors don't just name one – they name ten as part of their annual list of All-Stars. And they've just announced this year's cro

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Automobile closes Ann Arbor office, releases most of staff [UPDATE]

There's been a big shakeup in the world of automotive media today, as Automobile's parent company, Source Interlink, has shuttered the mag's Ann Arbor, MI offices. Editor-In-Chief Jean Jennings has been fired, along with most of the publication's staff. The news was confirmed by Jennings, who called it "business" in a conversation with Jalopnik.

Are Diesels Ready to Give Hybrids a Run for the Money?

Diesel-powered cars now make power, mileage, and very little noise.

For some reason celebrities and politicians don't seem anxious or that interested in doing a photo-op with diesel cars like they are electric and hybrid cars. But car companies are forging ahead anyway with new diesel vehicles hoping they can convince more car shoppers to try a fuel saving technology other than a gas-electric hybrid.

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Automobile Magazine names its 2013 All-Stars

Employing complex scientific formulas and methodologies probably best described as "Whatever we felt like choosing," Automobile has named its All-Stars for the 2013 model year. The 11 vehicles earned their trophies for being "the best and most significant" offerings to the mag's staff and contributors, and while we were surprised to see a couple of them on the list, none of them were shocking. In no particular order, they are:

An Unusual Place For America's Biggest Car Museum

Museum aims to reach 400,000 visitors per year

All sorts of automotive rarities can be found in the LeMay: America's Car Museum's collection. Visitors will see everything from a 1926 Model T and a 1930 Deusenberg Model J to a limousine from a presidential motorcade and more recent classics like Indy Cars and Ferraris.

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Automobile names its 2012 All-Stars

'Tis the season, boys and girls. Sure, the holidays are around the corner, but with the end of the year in sight, it's time for every magazine and its sister (publication) to choose its favorite car(s) for the year. And the latest to do so is Automobile magazine.

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Acura press kit causes bomb threat near Automobile magazine offices

Thanks to one very suspicious-looking press kit from Acura, the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan had a bit of a bomb scare on its hands this afternoon. The Japanese automaker sent a special-edition package to our friends at Automobile magazine in conjunction with the re

Veteran journalist Gillies takes job as VW product and technology communications manager

Former Car and Driver executive editor and veteran automotive journalist Mark Gillies has signed on with the Volkswagen PR machine as product and technology communications manager. Gillies spent 28 years making the rounds among automotive publications, working as an editor at David E. Davis, Jr.'s Aaron Richardson

Automobile documents presidential limo build for Pinewood Derby

The Pinewood Derby is a right of passage and an American institution. First run in 1953 in Manhattan Beach, California, the Pinewood Derby can help ignite fiery automotive passion in young men across the country. Automobile's Joe Lorio recently put together a derby project car with his son and the results are impressive. The car they chose to model their own after? The presidential limousine.

Automobile Magazine names 2011 Automobile of the Year finalists

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sportswagon – Click above for high-res image gallery

Video: Automobile puts the voice of K.I.T.T. in Mini Cooper Camden

Mini's Mission Control gets a voice transplant – Click above to watch video after the jump

eBay Find of the Day: C/D Pinto Project Race Car

Car and Driver 1972 Pinto race car – click for high-res image gallery

Automobile Magazine names direct injection Technology of the Year

A number of automakers are beginning to roll out gasoline engines that use direct injection. Oil-burning diesel engines have been using direct injection a bit longer. In a DI engine, the fuel is sprayed directly into the combustion chamber, allowing a computer to precisely meter the correct amount to use. Before DI became popular, and continuing to today, fuel was generally injected into the intake tract of an engine along with the air

Nissan GT-R named Car of the Year by Automobile Mag

Click above for high-res gallery of the Nissan GT-R

Automobile names Audi R8 top car for '08; GM wins for hybrid tech

click above for more high-res images of the gorgeous Audi R8

Pull my dyno - Automobile puts the IS-F on the rollers

Lexus is billing the IS-F as "Everything you thought we weren't," and the potential is certainly there. The engine bay is filled with 5 liters of 4-valve V8 putting out 416 horsepower and 371 pound-feet of torque. The Minilite-esque wheels hide a Brembo braking system with six piston front calipers and cross-drilled rotors 14.2 inches in diameter. The sill extensions wrap up the front fenders to form a styling detail reminiscent of extractor vents, and the rest of the body has been tweaked in th

Automobile names 25 greatest cars of all time

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 they've termed The 25 Greatest Cars of All Time. Of course nobody's going to agree with each one of their picks, but their list is a good one, backed up by so

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