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Former "Top Gear" hosts ink Amazon TV deal

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Clarkson, Hammond and May sign on for three seasons with subscription provider.

Ford claims GT350R Mustang matches Porsche 911 GT3 lap time

11 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Tests at Grattan Raceway reportedly showed a full second advantage over the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.

Is this Audi's Frankfurt-bound Q6 concept?

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The Q6 will pack a 500-horsepower electric drivetrain.

Senate Committee Approves Bill to Help Detroit Make Hybrids

A U.S. Senate committee for transportation passed along a bill Thursday that included provisions to help domestic automakers develop and build cleaner vehicles, the Detroit News is reporting. The proposal, dubbed the Vehicle Innovation Act, was included in a larger clean energy bill taken up by the committee. Show More Summary

Refer 10 New Tesla X Buyers, Get Your Tesla Model X for Free

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk told press Wednesday that people who refer 10 people to buy the company’s new Model X would get one for free, Mashable is reporting (via Car and Driver). The caveats: You need to be the first in your region...Show More Summary

OnStar Hack Can Open Doors, Start Car, Track Driver

Not content with scaring the bejesus out of Chrysler owners, Wired has uncovered a hacker who says he can open a GM car with OnStar, start it or track it remotely. The only thing he can’t do is put the car in gear or steer it, which still requires a key. Show More Summary

Jeep Posts Biggest Ever Quarterly Sales Total in US

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said strong North American sales and brisk worldwide Jeep sales propelled the company to a $364 million profit in the second quarter of 2015, despite record fines from the federal government. Overall, the company...Show More Summary

Fiat Chrysler’s Product Pipeline Drier than California for 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may have only one new model built in North America over the next 18 months after executives pushed back development of others due to brisk sales of current models, Reuters is reporting. The redesigned Chrysler...Show More Summary

IIHS: Not All Ford F-150s Are Built Just As Tough

Automotive News is reporting the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will rate versions of Ford’s F-150 pickup with dramatically different safety ratings after re-testing versions of the pickup, which is a highly unusual move for the safety nonprofit. Show More Summary

Money Isn’t Everything: What an $8,500 Porsche 996 Really Costs

About two months ago, I purchased my fourth new-to-me car in as many years — and I still had two of the previous three. Of those three, one was purchased for adventure (a 1977 Porsche 911S that I drove cross-country and back nine days...Show More Summary

2015 Subaru Legacy Rental Car Review

In my youth I was a vital, virile, male Manly Man. So manly that when I got a new ’86 GTI as my first “nice” car, I left off not only the automatic transmission but also the power steering. Mind you, it drove great — when it drove at all. One night my parents tossed me […] The post 2015 Subaru Legacy Rental Car Review appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

In Pictures: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

I bet you didn’t know the longest continually running vintage car race and show in the nation is held in Yinzerville. That’s right. Every summer since 1983, Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park becomes the scene of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Show More Summary

TTAC Project Car: Sacrifice to The Sierra Gods!

  No surprise, the auto journo that insists on everything LS-swapped is actually a big ol’ fraud. Do as he says, not as he does with TTAC’s Project Car — a 1983 Ford Sierra Ghia previously reviewed with the promise of more to come. Promises: kept. Show More Summary

QOTD: What Brand/Model Existed Before Its Time?

Way at the bottom of the comments on yesterday’s Hyundai Santa Cruz article was a reference to a vehicle that I think, if it was built today, would probably sell better today than it ever did when it was new. The Isuzu VehiCROSS, for...Show More Summary

Hot off the press—”Steve McQueen: Full-Throttle Cool”

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For those who’ve wondered why it is that everything Steve McQueen drove, wore or touched sells at auctions for cubic money, the short answer is: He was “the king of cool.” For those who need a fuller explanation, pick up Steve McQueen: Full-Throttle Cool. Written by award-winning author Dwight Jon Zimmerman, perhaps best know for […]

Hardee’s, 1970s

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After our recent look at a couple of Carls Jr. restaurants, Scott McElheney pointed out a Hardee’s 50th anniversary photo retrospective on Flickr that included several photos rip for carspotting. Unfortunately, many of them, including these two, have little context to go with them: only the fuzzy license plates in the above photo and the […]

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1956 Ford Country Sedan station wagon

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The seller of this 1956 Ford Country Sedan station wagon, for sale on, makes absolutely no claims of originality. In fact, if our reference materials are accurate, the V-8 wasn’t available in station wagons for the 1956 model year, meaning this example received a later donor engine at some point during its near […]

Vintage racing team in a box: One of three Formula 1 Scarabs to cross the block alongside its transporter

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Photos courtesy Bonhams. Lance Reventlow’s Formula 1 effort – which campaigned front-engine cars at a time when the rest of the world switched away from that layout – was pretty much doomed from the start. The cars built for the effort, however, have become legendary among vintage Formula 1 fans today and one of them […]

Bob Sullivan Motorcycle Collection one of several up for auction at Mecum Harrisburg this weekend

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1941 Indian 741 military bike from the Cycle Warehouse Collection. Photos courtesy Mecum Auctions. Classic motorcycling enthusiasts will be salivating this weekend, specifically Sunday, August 2, when over 200 motorcycles will be up for grabs at Mecum’s Harrisburg, Pennsylvania auction. Show More Summary

“That Cobra is the one I met my second wife in:” The Lives of Interesting Cars and How They Were Discovered

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Photos courtesy Greg Long. [Editor’s Note: We recently heard from Greg Long, owner of a Citroen DS scheduled to appear in Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car and the author of “Found: The Lives of Interesting Cars & How They Were Discovered.” Greg describes the book as “‘Automotive Historical Fiction’ – as most of the stories […]

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