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RIP Camaro 1967-2024. Electric Sedan Takes its Place

RIP Camaro 1967-2024. Electric Sedan Takes its Place

July 27th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Alas poor Camaro, we knew you well. The news today is that the Camaro will mark 2024 as its last year and the shocker is that an electric sedan will take its place. That electrifying news (sorry, couldn't resist!) comes out of Detroit today. Automotive News says the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro is put out to pasture in 2024, and its replacement is yet to be named. "The report includes a breakdown...
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2022 Corvette Sold Out ... In Australia!

2022 Corvette Sold Out ... In Australia!

July 26th, 2021 Chris Phillip

A total of 250 Australians really like the new Corvette, enough to sell out Oz's first allocation for the 2022 Stingray. Getting the new Corvette down under will not come cheap. Unlike America, where the base Corvette comes in at about $60,000, the nearly identical vehicle (steering wheel on the right!) starts at $107,107 USD with the chart-topping Carbon Edition setting the Aussies back $140,349...
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What if the Midyear Corvette Came as a 4-Seater?

What if the Midyear Corvette Came as a 4-Seater?

July 23rd, 2021 Chris Phillip

This is way before Photoshop so we can attest the photograph is real. Back in 1962, GM boss Ed Cole ordered a prototype of a 4-seater Corvette and this photo shows that prototype back in the day. "GM purchased a Ferrari with a 2+2 seating layout and brought it into the styling department to serve as inspiration for its new four-seat Vette. GM executive Bunkie Knudsen told the styling team that “ou...
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Highways that Charge The Electric Cars That Drive on Them? It's Coming!

Highways that Charge The Electric Cars That Drive on Them? It's Coming!

July 22nd, 2021 Chris Phillip

Wouldn't the new all-electric vehicle world be so much easier if you never had to stop to recharge? That's the idea behind road charging, roads that charge your vehicle as you drive over them. Sci-fi. Nope. This is a new reality that Indiana will test some day soon. Indiana's Dept. of Transportation and Purdue are working with German firm Magment, a German firm, which makes magnetized cement calle...
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Is the World Ready for a Dodge "Le Hellcat" for America IMSA racing?

Is the World Ready for a Dodge "Le Hellcat" for America IMSA racing?

July 21st, 2021 Chris Phillip

Dodge is chewing over an interesting idea from Peugeot - repurposing the Peugeot 9x8 hypercar with Dodge branding for America's IMSA series. That news is from Autoblog.com- "Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and PSA Group merged under the Stellantis umbrella in early 2021 to achieve economies of scale, and this benefit could surprisingly extend to racing. Executives are debating whether to give Dodg...
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Risky Business Porsche 928 is Cruise's ex-Cruiser

Risky Business Porsche 928 is Cruise's ex-Cruiser

July 20th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Ah the glorious decade of the 80s, which is so memorable, in part, thanks to Tom Cruise and Risky Business. Said movie masterpiece featured young TC borrowing daddy's impeccable Porsche 928 and chase scenes through the Chicagoland area with TC being chased by a mob man. Now, you can own that piece of cinematic history thanks to fellow who located the actual 928 used in the movie for a majority of...
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Chicago Auto Show Debut - 2022 Jeep Wagoneer

Chicago Auto Show Debut - 2022 Jeep Wagoneer

July 19th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Jeep chose this year's Chicago Auto Show to introduce the 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. Going deep into the archives to revive a revered nameplate, Jeep brings back the Wagoneer for 2022. Like its predecessor, Wagoneer is a large SUV. Passenger capacity is 7 or 8 depending on seating configuration and, despite its luxury trappings, It will be a true off-road capable vehicle. Competing against...
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Chicago Auto Show Concepts - The Bronco + Filson Wildland Fire Rig

Chicago Auto Show Concepts - The Bronco + Filson Wildland Fire Rig

July 16th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Our trip to the Chicago Auto Show keeps getting better and better. Today's cool concept is the Bronco + Filson Wildland Fire Rig. Based on an all-new Bronco Badlands four-door SUV with available Sasquatch Package, the Bronco + Filson Wildland Fire Rig concept blends rugged off-road capability and durable Filson materials to pay tribute to classic Bronco SUVs and the outdoor gear of the U.S. Forest...
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Chicago Auto Show Concepts - The Toyota Rhombus

Chicago Auto Show Concepts - The Toyota Rhombus

July 15th, 2021 Chris Phillip

This Toyota isn't square. It's rhombus. Meet Toyota's new concept car at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show. Our friends across the pond call it the Toyota Rhombus. If you've forgotten geometry, here's a definition: any parallelogram with equal sides, including a square. Rhombus is Toyota’s concept for a battery-powered electric vehicle targeted at consumers born after 1990. The EV was developed by TMEC,...
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Chicago Auto Show Concepts - The Nissan Z

Chicago Auto Show Concepts - The Nissan Z

July 14th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Over the next few days, we'll bring you the concept cars of the 2021 Chicago Auto Show. For those of you who don't know, the show dates back to 1901 and multitudes of famous cars were introduced at the show. So what do we have for 2021? Let's start with the Nissan Z Proto, which will give us a sneak peek into the next generation Z car. Making its first auto show appearance in North America, the Z...
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