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1934 Ford Model 40 Special Speedster at NAIAS 2012

1934 Edsel Ford Model 40 Special Speedster at NAIAS

Legend has it that in the early 1930s, Edsel Ford was in Europe and saw some of the roadster designs being built by auto designers there and wanted one for himself. Being a Ford, of course, he couldn't just buy one. He had to have it made. So he returned home and commissioned Ford's chief designer at the time, E.T. Gregorie, to make him a speedster. In 1934, the one-off Model 40 Special Speedster was born.
The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee at the Detroit Auto Show

The Dodge Charger Super Bee buzzes into the Detroit Auto Show

The fuel sipping 2013 Dodge Dart may have been the big show-stopped for the Chrysler Group at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show but perched proudly on a nearby turntable is the high performance Dodge Charger SRT8 – clad in yellow and black as part of the sexy Super Bee package as Detroit show-goers have their first chance to meet this awesome sedan.
2012 Hyundai Veloster wins Urban Wheel Awards

Hyundai Adds More Accolades with Urban Car Award for Veloster

This is the week where the phrase "And the winner is …" inevitably seems to end with a Hyundai model name such as the Veloster being named Urban Car of the Year at the 16th Annual Urban Wheel Awards. The esteemed automotive event was held this week at the Motor City Casino Hotel in Detroit, in conjunction with the opening of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
Weekly Chart of Tesla stock for week ending 2012-0113

Despite stock selloff, Tesla Model S impresses at NAIAS 2012

Despite the recent departure of two key developers which inspired recent stock selloff, Tesla Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSLA) assured investors that it is on schedule to meet the deliveries for its new Model S; and the display at NAIAS 2012 shows details that are no longer concept, but pre-production level in time for delivery by mid-2012 .
The Falcon F7 Series 1 Supercar at NAIAS 2012

Falcon F7 makes supercar impression at NAIAS 2012

I finally remembered where I first saw this car, the Falcon F7 Series 1 Supercar, in person; it was at the Battery Show 2011 in Novi, Michigan. The vehicle was dressed in a flat black, coated carbon fiber finish. Now the Falcon F7 is all dressed up, painted a metallic orange, shining brightly and making a supercar impression at the NAIAS 2012.
Lincoln MKZ Conceptual 2013

Ford's New Lincoln Exemplified In Presidential Style With the New MKZ Concept

Lincoln has long been Ford's luxury brand, whose checkered past success and failure has been as colorful as the president it was named after. Lately, the brand has been lackluster, stealing design elements from Ford's other products. Today, Ford is emphasizing Lincoln at the North American International Auto Show with a new flagship: the MKZ Concept.
sonata hybrid

Hyundai rocks auto industry by providing Liftetime Battery Replacement on Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai has dropped a bit of a curveball on the auto industry today, because it announced that its Sonata Hybrid will come with a Lifetime Battery Replacement Guarantee. This is a first guarantee of this kind and could potentially have big implications.

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