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FORD’S $10,000 INDIAN IMPORT SUV COULD TEST NEW TRADE POLICIES

Part of the surprising victory by Donald Trump was from his support in “Rust Belt” industrial Midwest states by appealing to blue collar workers with a view to bring jobs back to America. For the 2018 model year, Ford is planning to import copies of it’s $10,000 Indian-built Ford Ecosport into the U.S. This is […]

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HOW LOCKHEED MARTIN’S REVOLUTIONARY FUSION REACTOR WILL CHANGE THE WORLD

Lockheed Martin may be best known as being a leading high tech aircraft builder, but the company has far more research projects it funds. At the company’s Skunk Works research center, scientists have been working on compact nuclear fusion reactors so small they can fit on the back of a truck, yet one single reactor […]

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CHRYSLER SCALING BACK U.S. PASSENGER CAR PRODUCTION AND MODELS

Fiat-Chrysler has read the tea leaves, seeing the real problems the company is having with slow selling passenger car sales compared to strong van, SUV and truck sales. As, one example, the Jeep Division now accounts for 44% of the company sales while passenger car sales lag badly. Despite spending $1 billion in production costs […]

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THE 1960 EDSEL COMET

By November 1959, executives at Ford, including President Robert McNamara were disgusted that the Edsel project which had been proposed since 1948 had swallowed up over $250 million dollars of the company’s finances and had decided to end the Edsel car line which only sold a little over 4,800 cars between September to November 1959. […]

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THE INCREDIBLE 1950’S MUNTZ JET AUTOMOBILES

Electronics promoter, Earl William “Madman” Muntz was one of greatest business legends ever, eventually producing the first black and white TVs to sell for less than $100. He was also a pioneer in some audio equipment as well in his later years, where the Muntz 4 track tapes were the pioneering technology before the 8 […]

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THE END OF CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES?

For the time being Chrysler has no plans to stop selling passenger automobiles. But, compared to the sales of light trucks at Chrysler, their automobile sales are just plain terrible. For June 2016, Chrysler passenger car sales were down 39.6% from a year ago June to just 26,550 units. Even worse, imported Fiat car sales […]

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TESLA UNVEILS NEW $35,000 MODEL 3

In Tesla terms, $35,000 is an economy car, and the price tag seems to be luring a long waiting line of buyers for Tesla’s brand new Model 3 which was unveiled at an 8:30pm event last night. Despite the lower price for the new Tesla model, the all-electric car still boasts a healthy 215 mile […]

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THE LAST WILLYS AUTOMOBILES

Although, best known for their and pioneering legendary Jeeps, the Willys company was also a longtime producer of automobiles both in the United States and in Brazil. From a period of 1912 to 1918, Willys was actually the second largest producer of American-made automobiles in the United States behind Ford, but slowly lost their market share […]

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RUSSIA’S BRAND NEW LADA VESTA

For many years, the Lada brand has been Russia’s best selling car brand, with hot selling Priora model selling nearly 90,000 units a year. Not wanting to be outdone in the automobile market against Detroit or  Frankfort, Lada continues to quickly update their models and now is replacing their popular Priora with the newly released […]

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AMC’S OWN 1962 PONY CAR

The Budd Company of Detroit had long assisted carmakers building new designs, and for 1962 developed a new sort of sporty car they thought could create a new market for younger buyers. Sadly, AMC decided to turn down the new car design that could have become AMC’s own Mustang two years before the 1964 Ford […]

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THE $7.7 MILLION DOLLAR 2016 BUGATTI VEYRON

Buying a Bugatti is only dream for most people, but that hardly means that it is not fun to at least window shop one of these legendary supercars. And, the 2016 Bugatti Veyron is indeed super in so many ways, including a 8 liter 16 cylinder engine producing an awsome 1,500 horsepower. The top speed […]

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THE LAST AMERICAN MOTORS DEALERSHIP

As unbelievable as it sounds, one American Motors Corporation automobiles dealership still remains open. In the tiny North Carolina town of Pikeville, with a population of only 678 persons, Collier Motors remains frozen in time as a rusting memorial to America’s number four automaker that was sold to Chrysler Corporation back in 1987. But, before […]

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DAGMAR:THE PINUP THAT INSPIRED 1950’S BUMPERS

Back in the 1950’s busty actress and nudist Dagmar was an outrageous popular figure that strangely seemed to inspire the pointy breast shaped bumper designs of the Cadillacs, Buicks, and a few other cars of the era. Cadillac and Buick engineers seemed to think that the bumper designs looked appealing, and they did, because they […]

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THOSE RARE AMC AMBASSADOR LIMOUSINES

In the late 1960’s, a small number of AMC’s luxury car, the Ambassador, were converted into limousine versions of the car, some by a company named Stairway. One of these aftermarket luxury cars was used in the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE TV show as a head of state’s own car. With a big 390 V8 engine, these […]

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A VERY RARE AMC MATADOR PROTOTYPE

Built as a styling experiment as a possible early 70’s AMC Matador design, this very rare car featured some interesting styling cues including the rear of the car with the beginning of the swoop design, but with an interesting front end treatment. Some of the design along the roof line was made more unique to […]

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