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Event Alert: August 2010 Calendar of Automotive Events

August is here, meaning it's time for our annual pilgrimage to Monterey for the smorgasbord of classic and collectible cars that awaits. Events there include Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival, The Pebble Beach Tour, Concorso Italiano, The Quail, the Frank Filipponio

Google Maps gets down with the Woodward Dream Cruise

You have to drive something really special to stand out from the crowd at the Woodward Dream Cruise – something like a Google Street View Chevrolet Cobalt. When we spotted the Street View crew at last summer's cruise, we wondered if any shots of the vintage metal rolling around Detroit would actually make it into Google Maps or not.

eBay Find of the Day: 1987 Ford RancheroStar

1987 Ford RancheroStar - Click above for high-res image gallery

Woodward 2008: Chrysler Booth Tour at 13 Mile

Click above for high-res gallery of Chrysler's booth on Woodward Ave.

Real production Pontiac G8 spied, new concept logo ditched

With RWD, crisp, modern looks, and a prodigious V8, the G8 has to be the most highly anticipated Pontiac in a generation. We're beginning to see test models in southeast Michigan, but Down Under the G8 has been captured in production trim. When comparing the production G8 in the pho

Woodward Dream Cruise 2007: Reliving memories with options

Charles Colombo learned to drive behind the wheel of his older sister's 1950 Chevy convertible on the streets of Rochester Hills, Mich. That was in 1962, and even then, it wasn't a bad first car. After high school, Charles left home for med school, leaving behind the Chevy, expecting one day to drive it again. Returning home for Christmas, however, Charles learned his dad had sold the car. For $50.

Woodward Dream Cruise 2007: The odd, interesting and fun

After hours and hours and miles and miles of perfectly painted muscle cars and high-horsepower hot rods, it's refreshing to see the odd Isetta and stuffed-animal-covered van. So as a break from the nonstop Woodward action, we bring you Wo

Happy Woodward! Chevy debuts 2008 HHR SS

The Woodward Dream Cruise is right around the corner on this Saturday, but Chevy is arriving early with its 2008 HHR SS model that's just been revealed. Of course, we knew an SS version of the HHR was percolating thanks to countless spy photos of development mules testing here and on the Nurburgring in Germany. Nevertheless, 260 horsepower in a tall wagon is pretty exciting, especially one that goes 0-60 in 6.3 seconds and covers the quarter-mile in 14.8 seconds at 98.5 mph.

Woodward Dream Cruise 2006: Meta Gallery

Looks like everyone from the automotive press was in attendance at the 2006 Woodward Dream Cruise, as we found galleries galore of Dream Cruisers creeping up and down Woodward last Saturday. Readers were also snapping pics like silly, as evident by the Flickr galleries we ran across. If you were curious about what the inside of the Drinkopolis bus looks like, check out edheil's Flickr set. If you find any more galleries, let us

Woodward Dream Cruise 2006: Wet and not so wild

So we've been cruising up and down Woodward Ave. for over an hour now and what we've witnessed is a plethora of soggy Dream Cruisers. The picture above says it all, as we know that most Cruisers would never dream of driving in the rain on any other day... except today. The 2006 Woodward Dream Cruise officially kicked off at 9 AM today and it's been raining almost non-stop ever since. While the showers do turn off and on unexpectedly, it's been a damp day so far to say the least. As you can see f

Jay Leno's tank car gets twin turbos

Automotive enthusiasts the world over have become intimately familiar with many of the exotic, muscle and classic cars contained within Jay Leno's personal collection. One of the most famous is his Tank Car, which was featured as a driveable vehicle (video) in Gran Turismo 4. The imposing hot rod is powered by a 1792 cid V-12 Cont