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Weekly Recap For 11.6.15

Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal gets a new wrinkle, US regulators hit Takata Corporation with a substantial fine, and we head to Las Vegas for a preview of tuner paradise at the 2015 SEMA show.

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We take a trip to Las Vegas for a preview of the 2015 SEMA Show, the trade show for automotive aftermarket professionals and enthusiasts. Autoblog's Eddie Sabatini reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute, with commentary from Senior editor, Greg Migliore.


Kid Rock's design for a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD at SEMA takes inspiration from the people that build them. His styling makes the truck shine with acres of chrome and black metallic-flecked paint, which also makes it look even bigger than it is.


Civil rights activists are taking aim at Chevrolet for continuing its sponsorship of Kid Rock's summer tour, after the rocker defended the Confederate flag.


This is awkward. According to The Detroit Free Press, the now famous Made In Detroit apparel may come from as far away as the Dominican Republic. While Bobby Moscow, LLC, the company behind the official Made In Detroit shirts, designs and screen prints the Ts and other garb in Detroit proper, the raw materials are sourced from elsewhere. The company uses between eight and 10 different suppliers, and they may provide shirts from all over the globe. While some of the Ts come from a small company i


Detroit could be considered the embodiment of the American blue-collar spirit. From the glory days of the mid-20th century when the city seemed poised to become a longstanding American industrial power, to the doldrums of the last 30 years, the city has seen the gates of hell.

Kid Rock isn't exactly your average environmentalist. Still, the Michigan rocker is pulling a Daryl Hannah with his new American Badass Beer, which just went on sale in the Mitten State. What's unusual about the brew is that it's made, in part, using biodiesel.

Click above for high-res gallery of 2008 GM Style Event

GM reached a climax of the senses with its Corvette ZR1 introduction at the GM Style kickoff to the 2008 NAIAS. Kid Rock was singing about the Motor City while Jeff Gordon drove in the ZR-1 on stage. The General threw in some scantily clad women and flashing lights for good measure, and the crowd of 1,500 was on its feet. We were there too, with camera rolling. Hit the jump to view the ZR1's grand entrance. Don't get too disappointed that the GM execs are blocking the view of the company's $100,