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The "I Can't Let You Leave" Brake Scam

7 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Having dealt with automobile law for 23 years now, I have heard all the scams. One which pops up more often than you might think is one where a brake shop tells a customer, “Your brakes are so bad that legally, I cannot let you drive this car until you get them fixed.” Read more...

Crowley Takes Over Management of MSC Ships

Crowley strengthens relationship with U.S. Navy, completes turnover of Military Sealift Command T-AGOS/T-AGM fleet   Crowley Maritime Corp. announced its

FCA invests $280M to expand Jeep production in India

7 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The funds will go to establish a Jeep production line at Fiat's Ranjangaon factory.

Gawker Pregnant Woman Lost in Woods Fights Bees, Gives Birth, Starts Wildfire | Gizmodo Watch a F-16

7 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Gawker Pregnant Woman Lost in Woods Fights Bees, Gives Birth, Starts Wildfire | Gizmodo Watch a F-16 shoot down a drone in the air | io9 What Was the Huge Flash of Light Over the Southeast U.S. Last Night? | Lifehacker How to Save for Retirement While Getting Out of Debt | Read more...

American Toyota Exec Resigns After Drug Arrest In Japan 

7 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Good Morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. Read more...

Mazda MX-5: No High Performance Models In The Works

Mazda has reportedly declared that its sticking firmly to the traditions that built the MX-5 roadster into the icon it is today. That means no high-performance version is in the works, so the 2.0 litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated model may be as ‘hard-core’ as the fourth generation MX-5 ever gets. Show More Summary

Union Vows More Channel Tunnel Disruption

Ferry workers will disrupt traffic through the sub-sea Channel tunnel between France and Britain for 48 hours from midday on Thursday, a union official said. "We

Statoil to Suspend Saipem Rig Contract

Norwegian oil major Statoil said on Wednesday it will suspend a rig contract with Italy's Saipem due to overcapacity in its rig portfolio. The suspension of

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1966 Buick Riviera GS

8 hours agoVehicles / Cars :

Even extremely original and low-mileage cars are subject to the passage of time and the deterioration it brings. This 1966 Buick Riviera GS for sale on, for example, might only have had one careful owner who put just 28,000 miles on it, but as of late it apparently needed a rebuilt front suspension and […]

Dispute over ownership of Cunningham Le Mans Corvette resolved with three-way partnership

8 hours agoVehicles / Cars :

Photos courtesy Lance Miller. When police descended on a private showing of a long-missing Corvette three years ago, it touched off an intense court battle over who really owned the car, one of three Corvettes that Briggs Cunningham took to race at Le Mans in 1960 and perhaps one of the most significant Corvettes ever […]

Corvette Museum Motorsport Park issued Notice of Violation, told to halt activities

8 hours agoVehicles / Cars :

The NCM Motorsport Park layout, showing the track, parking lot and nearby houses. Image courtesy National Corvette Museum. On Monday, June 29, the National Corvette Museum Motorsport Park was presented with a Notice of Violation by the...Show More Summary

2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Platinum 4X4 Review

It’s been said that with the last Crown Victoria produced, the death of Ford’s Panther platform represented the extinction of the species, American sedanus body-on-framus, the last of the dinosaurs. Keeping in a biological frame of mind, it seems to me that the BOF American sedan didn’t go extinct, but transformed. Show More Summary

Fleet Foxes -- 'Mykonos'

8 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams. Read more...

Julie Hamp leaves Toyota in wake of drug smuggling arrest

After having been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle Oxycodone into Japan, Julie Hamp has stepped down from her post as Toyota's Chief Communications Officer and most senior female executive. Continue reading Julie Hamp leavesShow More Summary

Lotus Announces New Headquarters And Expanded Dealer Network For United States

For the past several years, Lotus has relied on a skeleton crew to run its operations in the United States, the world’s biggest market for sports cars, as the company dealt with developing a solid business plan in the face of crippling cash shortages. A plausible plan has been devised under the guidance of current CEO Jean-Marc Gales, and...

For $10,000, This 1977 Matra-Simca Bagheera S Is A Triple Threat

8 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Bagh is Hindi for cat and Bagheera is the name of the cunning panther in Kipling’s Mowgli stories. It’s also the name of today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Matra, and it will be up to you to decide just how cunningly priced this rare cat is. Read more...

Osamu Suzuki names son Toshihiro president and COO

Toshihiro Suzuki, currently an executive vice president of his family's company, has been named its president and chief operating officer. His father remains chairman and CEO. Continue reading Osamu Suzuki names son Toshihiro president...Show More Summary

No more stopping, stalling, or quitting: the story of the Bonno family’s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

9 hours agoVehicles / Cars :

Photos courtesy James Bonno. Keeping a car in the family often allows car enthusiasts to maintain a sense of connection with ancestors who might have bought the car new or put in plenty of miles behind its wheel. So does it allow family members to bond over that car, as we are reminded by this […]

Hamp Vacates Toyota CCO Role as Drug Investigation Continues

The first female senior executive to ever hold a managing officer role with Toyota has resigned. The uncharged Julie Hamp remains in custody in Japan after being accused of attempting to import Oxycodone from the United States. Japanese prosecutors have 20 days to charge Hamp. Show More Summary

Nissan Leaf To Get New Battery Tech, Improved Range In Midlife Update

Nissan is reportedly planning a mid-cycle update for its all-electric Leaf hatch, aimed at boosting the EV’s range and sales appeal. Industry paper Automotive News quotes an unnamed source said to be familiar with the project as saying the Leaf’s battery pack is about to get a significant boost to available power. Show More Summary

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