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DC Shoes: Ken Block’s Gymkhana Four packs pure awesomeness

Ken Block and DC Shoes essentially created the sport of gymkhana and since that first online video, Ken has kept fans on the edge of their seats as they eagerly waited for the newest look at his high speed drifting skills – which arrived today as DC Shoes: Ken Block’s Gymkhana Four has hit YouTube.

Ford’s Focus Electric partnership creating the solar garage

Buyers of the 2012 Ford Focus Electric may be singing a new hit tune titled Driving Green for Life, if they buy into the deal the automaker has worked out with SunPower to install a rooftop solar system that will power the car up to 1,000 miles per month – no emissions, no coal-burning utility power consumed!

TorqueNews review of the 2011 Ford F150 FX4 EcoBoost - part 1

Recently I had a chance to spend 8 days behind the wheel of the 2011 Ford F150 FX4 with the innovative EcoBoost – the twin turbocharged V6 that Ford claims will beat the V8 competition – and after driving this high tech V6 there is no question why this has become the most popular engine option in the F150 lineup.

Ford Mustang under gov’t investigation for transmission problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a preliminary investigation to examine reported shifting problems in 2011 and 2012 Ford Mustangs powered by the 5.0L V8 and backed by the new 6-speed manual transmission – a problem that could result in a recall of the new Mustang should a defect be discovered by the Federal agency.

CAR MBS 2011 reveals auto industry still uncertain on next IC Engine choices

As the Center for Automotive’s Management Briefing Seminar for 2011 is now officially closed, few analysts will peer into the words that were not said as much as what was stated. One area is the Advanced Powertrains, and the uncertainty of auto management teams to choose a best technical direction when it comes to the IC engine.

Ford to stick with Fusion for 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

In February, TorqueNews brought you the news that Ford Racing had submitted a stock car body for the approval of the NASCAR Sprint Cup officials but before the governing body passed judgment on the Mustang race car; Ford has announced that they will stick with the Ford Fusion stock car body for the 2013 season.

Here's what Obama told carmakers today

President Obama invited 13 car companies to come to Washington today to hear what he will do to raise fuel-efficiency standards for vehicles sold in America between 2017 and 2025. What follows is complete text, unedited, of what he had to say face-to-face with the Detroit Three of Ford Motor Co., Chrysler and General Motors, and 10 leading import and transplant car companies.

Husband of drunk, stoned driver and killer of 7 sues New York

On July 26, 2009 Diane Schuler drove her brother’s Ford Windstar the wrong way down the Taconic State Parkway in New York for 1.7 miles while other motorists veered to avoid her, only to have her slam head-on into a Chevrolet Trailblazer – killing herself, the four of the five children in her van and the three adult occupants of the SUV. Now, her husband Daniel is suing the state of New York, claiming that it is entirely the fault of the state and not his drunk, stoned wife.

The 2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost models to yield 20/28mpg

The redesigned For Explorer has been selling like hotcakes since being introduced even though it was only offered with one engine option but all along, Ford has promised that there would be a 4 cylinder EcoBoost model coming in 2012 – and now we have the official fuel economy numbers for the new engine option for the Explorer.

Fla. expo pushes virtues of propane autogas

The 11th annual National Motor Vehicle and Aviation Workshops and Exposition for federal fleet managers runs through the end of this week at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando. There, managers nationwide will learn how propane autogas can cut down on their operating and maintenance costs without harming performance or affecting the reliability of their vehicles.

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