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Former USCG Commandant Kramek Passes Away

Adm. Robert E. Kramek, former Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, has died October 20, 2016. Kramek served as the Coast Guard's 20th commandant from 1994 through 1998, during which time he significantly expanded the Coast Guard's global reach and influence as commandant…

Mercedes-Benz hops into beds with new X-Class pickup truck

18 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Mercedes-Benz has finally pulled the wraps off its pickup truck, the long-rumored and finally unveiled X-Class. The X-Class still is a concept at this point, but it's a concept in that wink-wink nudge-nudge sort of fashion. The final version should arrive at an upcoming auto show before hitting showrooms sometime in 2017. Well, not U.S. showrooms...

US-flag Lakes Cargo Volume Dips in September

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 9.1 million tons of cargo in September, a decrease of 7 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA). The September float was also 8.7 percent below the month’s five-year average.

The Only Pickup With Good Headlight Visibility is the One You Didn’t Buy

Hoping to shed some light on the effectiveness of modern crash avoidance technology, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has spent much of this year evaluating the quality of headlights in late model vehicles. Its research has...Show More Summary

Toyota Land Cruiser 70 lives on thanks to updates

19 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Like the Mercedes-Benz G-Class—and until recently the Land Rover Defender—the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 has been in continuous production for decades. Production started in 1984, and while the popular workhorse has been updated over the years it still resembles the iconic original. Toyota on Tuesday announced a new round of updates for...

2017 Volkswagen Atlas teased in new video

19 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

httpv:// The Volkswagen Atlas, the company’s new three-row, seven-seat SUV, has been teased in a new video ahead of its debut later this week. Size wise, the Atlas will be larger than the existing Touareg. While the Touareg is pitched and priced as a premium vehicle, the Atlas will be more affordable, and has been […]

Jack Chick Hated Gearheads Like You, Too

19 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Yesterday, a sort of legend died: Jack Chick, wildly prolific maker of tiny, usually unintentionally hilarious evangelical comics, went to go meet his faceless god at the age of 92. Chick made comics warning about the spiritual and real-world...Show More Summary

Transocean to Scrap Three Floaters

19 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has announced plans to scrap three rigs previously held for sale. In a fleet update on Tuesday, the Swiss-based company said the three semi-submersible midwater floaters, Transocean Driller, Transocean Winner, and the Sedco 704 will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner. Show More Summary

Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute to be a key option for Australian buyers, company claims

19 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The first-ever Mercedes-Benz ute, the all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class, will offer Australian buyers something very different from what they’ve become accustomed to, the German maker says. Labelled “the Mercedes among pick-ups”, the all-new...Show More Summary

Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up concept revealed

19 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

A pair of concept versions of the first-ever Mercedes-Benz ute – known as the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class – has been revealed. That’s right: the new Mercedes-Benz pick-up will be known as the X-Class, the brand has confirmed. The company claims that the new model will be the “first premium pick-up”, with two versions seen here, both five-seat dual-cab […]

The Acura TLX GT Gets A Front Spoiler And Side Sills; Your BMW Is Done, Son; This Is The End Of The German Auto Industry

19 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Do you have a BMW 340i or an Audi S4? You better keep an eye out in your rearview mirror. The 2017 Acura TLX GT is coming for you, and it’s bringing the rest of the alphabet with it! Read more...

Judge approves $15B VW settlement; buybacks to begin next month

19 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The settlement is limited to 2.0-liter TDI engines, affecting approximately 475,000 cars in the US market.

How To Empty A Pool With Your Truck

19 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

GIF via SeboT14 Fall is upon us, and as such, pool season is coming to an end. How do you drain all that gross tepid water that’s slowly becoming a giant mosquito farm? Easy! Just build a jump and find an old SUV you don’t care about. Read more...

Reise Custom Redux: Luka Cimolini’s BMW R100 RS

20 hours agoLifestyle / Vehicles : Bike EXIF

The BMW R100 RS made waves when it first launched. Sports tourers were a new concept, and the RS topped the charts with its wind tunnel-tested fairing. These days, you’re more likely find an RS fairing in a plastic bin than on the streets. Show More Summary

It's on like Donkey Kong: US judge approves $15B Volkswagen diesel settlement - Roadshow

20 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

Finally, a light at the end of the tunnel...for 2.0-liter diesel owners, at least.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 test mules spotted with two different rear wings

One's massive, while the other is more subdued. Continue reading Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 test mules spotted with two different rear wings Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 test mules spotted with two different rear wings originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Dirty diesel owners can now get buyback money from VW, Audi

One step at a time. Continue reading Dirty diesel owners can now get buyback money from VW, Audi Dirty diesel owners can now get buyback money from VW, Audi originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:28:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Consumer Reports 5 Most Reliable Vehicles For 2016 are Mostly Niche Models You Won’t Buy

Buick grabbed much of the limelight when Consumer Reports released its 2016 reliability survey results yesterday, earning the best-ever brand ranking of any domestic marque. But atop the leaderboard, Lexus and its Toyota parent brand continued the automaker’s reign. Show More Summary

1960 Ford Custom Fairlane Sunliner (WI) – $12,900

20 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Classic Nation

1960 Ford Custom Fairlane Sunliner (WI) – $12,900 Exterior: Pale Purple w/ FlamesInterior: Brown ClothTransmission: AutomaticEngine: 352 V-8Mileage: 70,000 2 door. 2WD. Bucket seats.... The post 1960 Ford Custom Fairlane Sunliner (WI) – $12,900 appeared first on Classic Nation.

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pickup Truck Is Here And Apparently Actually Being Built

20 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Last March Mercedes-Benz announced that they were going to mock up a mid-sized pickup truck with more payload capacity than any American-market equivalent. Since then we’ve been wondering– what and why. Now we finally get to see what they’ve been hyping on for 17 months. Read more...

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