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2 hrs ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

Memphians test drive electric Harley Davidson motorcycles

Editor's note: Chris Best is the Assistant News Director for WMC Action News 5. He's also a motorcycle enthusiast and member of the Memphis Chapter of the Harley Davidson Owner's Group. - I'll start off by saying I'm a motorcycle guy, a Harley guy to be more specific.

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Related Topix: Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, Harley Davidson, Harley-Davidson Sportster, Milwaukee, WI

6 hrs ago | Bike EXIF

Re: Rough Crafts' Harley Dyna "Urban Cavalry"

Is there any remaining doubt that Rough Crafts is one of the world's top custom Harley builders? On the evidence of this new Dyna, I don't think so. 'Urban Cavalry' is not your typical Harley build.

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Related Topix: Harley Davidson

8 hrs ago | CBS Local

Deal Reached To End Strike At Hammond, Ind. Plant

A deal has been reached to end a strike at the Lear Corp. plant in Hammond, Ind. after nearly 800 employees walked off the job Saturday morning.

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Related Topix: Hammond, IN, Manufacturing, Textiles, Lear Corporation

12 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Ferrari CEO is owed a debt of thanks, but it's time to branch out

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo, right, and Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, attend the presentation of the new Ferrari, named LaFerrari, during the first media day of the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show, Switzerland. On Wednesday, Fiat Chrysler announced that Montezemolo will leave the company next month after managing the growth of the luxury brand.

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Related Topix: Chrysler Maserati, Chrysler Town and Country, Chrysler, Chrysler Town & Country, Fiat Spa, Ypsilanti, MI, Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln, SUV

16 hrs ago | Concord Monitor

Will manual transmissions be extinct?

"Any car that was only available as an automatic was a deal breaker," said Dewing, 44. "I love to drive. I want to know that I am actually driving, that I am in control of the machine."

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Related Topix: Fiat Spa

21 hrs ago | Pocono Record

Facing a demographic dead end, bike manufacturers try to broaden their appeal

Eugene Herman rode his Harley-Davidson three-wheeled motorcycle to the Blue Ridge Flea Market in Saylorsburg last Sunday, and parked it on a grassy patch next to a dozen or so two-wheelers. The 66-year-old Northampton resident has been driving a trike since 2011.

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Related Topix: Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, Harley Davidson, Honda Motorcycle, Suzuki Motorcycle, Kawasaki Motorcycle, Victory Motorcycle

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Ocean Pines Independent

Biking runs in Ives Brothers' blood

Biking runs in Ives Brothers' blood "That's why they call it 'The Wall of Death' and not 'The Wall of Slight Accident.' " Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/09/13/oc-bikefest/15611227/ Ives Brothers manager and father Shawn Ives, left, announces the show as John Lanfair, from right, Kyle Ives, and Cody Ives gear up for a performance inside the Wall of Death at OC BikeFest Saturday, September 13 in Ocean City.

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Related Topix: Harley Davidson, Winchester, VA

The Capital-Journal

Harwood's funeral draws officers from more than 70 agencies

A 30x50-foot garrison flag was suspended by two Topeka Fire Department ladder trucks for Cpl. Jason Harwood's funeral Saturday.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS, Kansas, Harley Davidson

Hindustan Times

Cars that drive themselves starting to chat with each other

An Acura RLX sedan demonstrated an unusual way to tow another car this week: the vehicles were not physically attached. The second car drove itself, following instructions beamed over by the first in a feat of technology that indicates a new stage in automation is happening faster than many expected.

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Related Topix: General Motors

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

Hundreds of workers demanding higher wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwest Indiana that makes automotive seats, beginning a strike that could affect a major Ford assembly plant in Chicago. The plant, in Hammond, employs 760 workers making seats for the Explorer and Taurus models produced at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant.

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Related Topix: Lear Corporation, Manufacturing, Textiles, Indiana

Autoblog

130,000 Toyota Tundra pickups recalled over airbag issue

Toyota is announcing a recall for about 130,000 examples of the 2014 Tundra Tundra pickup in Crew-Max Cab and Double Cab configurations. According to the company, the "garnish on the center pillars" inside the trucks might not have been installed correctly.

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Related Topix: Toyota Motor, Torrance, CA, Autos

The Auto Channel

Toyota Providing 70 Ultra-Compact Electric Vehicles for Cite lib

Sept. 12, 2014: Toyota providing 70 ultra-compact electric vehicles for Cite lib by Ha:Mo, an urban mobility project to be launched in Grenoble, France on 1 October Three-year trial scheme will see three-wheel Toyota i-Road and COMS four-wheel electric vehicles available for public car sharing on local journeys Full image gallery here Toyota is ready to bring nimble, zero-emissions motoring to Europe's crowded city centres with a fleet of its i-ROAD and COMS ultra-compact electric vehicles. The chic and colourful three and four-wheelers are set to prove how clean and easy urban motoring can be by taking part in a major pilot programme in the French city of Grenoble.

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Related Topix: Toyota Motor, France, World News

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Express India

Remove obstacles for 'Make in India' to happen: Global auto companies

Global auto majors, including General Motors and Honda, today said the government should remove 'obstacles' and make policies more business friendly if India has to successfully achieve Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make In India' goal. They highlighted issues, ranging from difficulty in getting business permits to taxation, infrastructure and logistics, which they said are acting as 'obstacles' in the growth of the auto industry here.

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Related Topix: Honda Motor Co

Silver City Sun-News

Business Highlights

Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. For big companies like Anheuser-Busch, General Motors and Procter & Gamble, an NFL sponsorship is a coveted prize.

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Related Topix: General Motors, Prison

The Washington Evening Journal

School district applies for STEM grant

The Washington Community School District will be applying for a grant that would allow two students to work for a local manufacturer for class credit. This is a STEM grant offered through the state STEM board, said Washington Superintendent Dr. Mike Jorgensen.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Modine Manufacturing, Manufacturing

The Car Connection

2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid, 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Recalled For Stalling

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for select models of the Ford Escape Hybrid and Mercury Mariner Hybrid SUV. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles could suffer from stall-like conditions, increasing the risk of an accident.

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Related Topix: Volvo Trucks North America, Ford Motor Credit, Financial Services, Ford Motor

RV Business

K-Z to Debut New Durango Gold at Open House

Towable builder K-Z Inc., a division of Thor Industries Inc., will introduce its new line of Durango Gold fifth-wheels at the Elkhart County RV Open House, Sept. 16 According to a press release, the new Durango Gold is the pinnacle of over 42 years of innovation and engineering excellence.

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Related Topix: Mobile Homes, Thor Industries

GlobeNewswire

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Keystone Automotive Industries, Inc. announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of Republic Automotive Parts, Inc.'s automotive aftermarket mechanical parts operations located in Alaska, Arizona, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania to General Parts, Inc. of Raleigh, North Carolina. Pacific Palisades, Calif.

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Related Topix: Retail, Auto Parts, Keystone Automotive Industries, Pennsylvania, Printers, Internet, Science / Technology

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Automotive News

Ferrari will build more cars with Marchionne as chairman

Ferrari will build more cars than previously planned after Sergio Marchionne, CEO of parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, takes the top job at the supercar maker next month. The plan contrasts with the strategy of Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, who announced his resignation as Ferrari chairman on Wednesday after 23 years following a clash with Marchionne.

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Related Topix: Fiat Spa, Autos

Automotive News

Jeep launches Renegade into fast-growing segment

BALOCCO, Italy -- Jeep will begin later this month its foray into the market for subcompact SUVs -- the industry's fastest-growing segment -- when it puts on sale the "It's the first example of cross-country collaboration," CEO Sergio Marchionne told reporters today at a news conference near Balocco, outside of Turin, Italy, where FCA has a test track. "It's great to see," he said, looking at the boxy SUV with its rounded edges parked nearby.

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Related Topix: Jeep, SUV, Jeep Renegade, Jeep Cherokee, Italy, World News, Fiat Spa, Autos

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