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  1. Bathurst 1000: Behind the scenes with Roger Penske's V8 Supercars teamRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | AutoWeek

    It's a place where marsupials of all sorts are no strangers around the 4-mile, 23-turn Mount Panorama track. It's where rival tribes of fanatical fans camp in the thousands, consume colossal amounts of Victoria Bitter, Carlton Draught and Tooheys Lager and cheer madly for their Ford and Holden racing heroes.

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  2. Dig Mox Miller's 1958 Chevy Impala time capsuleRead the original story

    Yesterday | AutoWeek

    The 1958 Chevy was one of the most tasteful examples of Detroit iron to ever leave an assembly line. It was also a clear example of automaker styling studios leaning on custom car styling of the day and applying that to production vehicles.

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  3. 1959 Fisher Body GM magazine advertisementRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AutoWeek

    Fisher Body started life as an independent Detroit coachbuilder and was gobbled up by General Motors in 1919, and GM used those familiar prestigious-looking "Body By Fisher" badges in cars well into the 1990s. Here's a magazine advertisement for Fisher Body from 1959, showing the body of an Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Sport Sedan blasting into eternity with nattily-attired, hat-wearing white folks enjoying the ride.

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  4. Exclusive! Hoonicorn hits Detroit: Ken Block (finally) gymkhanas in the Motor CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | AutoWeek

    Ken Block unleashed his Hoonicorn Mustang on the streets of Detroit for what we're hoping is the next gymkhana video. Ken Block unleashed his Hoonicorn Mustang on the streets of Detroit for what we're hoping is the next gymkhana video.

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  5. Junkyard Treasure: 1982 Toyota Cressida SedanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | AutoWeek

    Cressidas of this generation were sold with manual transmissions, but not in the United States. At any rate, I have never heard of a factory manual transmission in a US-market 1980-1984 Cressida.

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  6. 1982: John Houseman knows Plymouth buyers get their "moneysworth"Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 16 | AutoWeek

    Chrysler came close to going bankrupt in the late 1970s, being saved at the last second by bailout loans from the federal government . Things looked much better in 1982; Chrysler not only had the Simca-based Omnirizon cars in full sales swing, but the new-for-1981 K-Cars were selling like crazy.

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  7. 2018 Subaru WRX Premium essentials: More performance for the burbly WRXRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 11 | AutoWeek

    The 2018 Subaru WRX has a 268 hp boxer four-cylinder engine and offers Recaro seats as an option for 2018. The 2018 Subaru WRX has a 268 hp boxer four-cylinder engine and offers Recaro seats as an option for 2018.

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  8. 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir first drive: Silence pleaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 10 | AutoWeek

    All 2018 Buick Enclaves get a 310-hp V6 and a nine-speed automatic. The Avenir is the top trim, and the name of Buick's new subbrand.

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  9. Stretched-Out Engine of the Week: Volvo B30 straight-sixRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 5 | AutoWeek

    After looking at a bunch of cut-down engines - made by turning a V8 into a V6, a V8 into an I4, or an I6 into an I4 - from Detroit, it's time to branch out into a related subject: engines made by adding cylinders. Following on the heels of such cut-down hits as the GM Iron Duke , the Pontiac Trophy 4 , the Chevrolet 90 V6 , the Chrysler 3.9 Magnum V6 , and the Ford HSC I4 , we're heading up to Scandinavia and one of our favorite stretched-out engines: the Volvo B30 straight-six .

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  10. Junkyard Treasure: 1978 Ford Granada SedanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 4 | AutoWeek

    Cruise control was a costly and fairly rare option in 1978. Ford called this option "Fingertip Speed Control" in the '78 Granada.

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  11. 1964: The new Dodge Dart comes in large economy sizeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 3 | AutoWeek

    The dawn of the 1960s saw the Detroit Big Three making a big commitment to compact cars, muscling American Motors and its compact Rambler aside. While the Dodge Dart, Ford Falcon, and Chevrolet Chevy II were nowhere near as small as the big-selling Volkswagen Beetle, they still were quite a bit smaller than the full-size Detroit behemoths that had ruled the 1950s.

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  12. General Motors announces 20 new electric and fuel-cell vehicles to be introduced by 2023Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 2 | AutoWeek

    GM says it has at least 20 new EVs and fuel-cell vehicles in the pipeline, but this publicity shot of a Bolt -- with a bunch of mysterious covered cars lurking in the background -- is all we have to go on for now. What will the EV future look like? We're not yet sure, but General Motors says it's just around the corner General Motors said it plans to launch a mix of at least 20 new all-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles globally by 2023, including two in the next 18 months.

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  13. There will be another Jaguar F-Type...and it will be electrifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 25 | AutoWeek

    Jaguar design chief Ian Callum, in Detroit last week, told Automotive News reporters and editors that the brand will not abandon the segment. "We are going to do another range of sports cars eventually," said Callum, who has led Jaguar design since 1999.

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  14. Cut-Down Engine of the Week: Pontiac Trophy 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 20 | AutoWeek

    Chevrolet introduced a straight-four engine displacing 153 cubic inches for the 1962 Chevy II, and it was two-thirds of a 230-cubic-inch straight-six . The year before that, however, the Pontiac Division had shocked the American car-buying public with the massive four-cylinder engine in the new Tempest .

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  15. 1959: All-pushbutton Dodge tunes in tomorrowRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 19 | AutoWeek

    If you're a fan of Detroit cars with enormous tailfins and rocket-exhaust-looking lights, 1959 is the year for you. The first American satellites had gone up to challenge the Sputniks, the antiproton was in the news , and the first all-solid-state commercial computer went on sale.

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  16. 1959: Absentminded Prof parks wife, kisses RamblerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | AutoWeek

    By the middle 1950s, American car manufacturers other than GM, Ford, and Chrysler were having a rough time competing with the Big Three and their economies of scale. American Motors found some success with the 1956-1960 Ramblers , which were recognizably American but smaller than other Detroit sedans.

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  17. GM's Cruise Automation drops the self-driving micRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2017 | AutoWeek

    Cruise Automation CEO and founder Kyle Vogt is touting the company's newest version of its autonomous Chevrolet Bolt EV as the "first real self-driving car." While some competitors may dispute that claim, the head of the General Motors subsidiary bolsters his remarks by also calling it "the world's first mass-producible car" that meets the "redundancy and safety requirements" necessary to operate without a driver.

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  18. 1948 Ford Magazine AdvertisementRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2017 | AutoWeek

    It took awhile for the Detroit automotive manufacturers to get back into full civilian-production mode after World War II, and so Ford continued to sell increasingly antiquated cars based on the not-exactly-cutting-edge 1941 Ford platform through the 1948 model year. The '49 Ford was a big leap into the future, with its modern coil-spring independent front suspension and nothing-like-prewar lines ... but the '48s had to be sold, and here's a magazine ad touting that car's features.

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  19. VW dealers will get dibs on repaired diesel scandal carsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2017 | AutoWeek

    Volkswagen will give its dealers first rights to acquire hundreds of thousands of repaired diesel vehicles returned through their stores under recalls stemming from the company's diesel emissions scandal , brand leaders said here last week. Hinrich Woebcken, head of the VW's North America region, said the company is awaiting approval from regulators allowing the earliest recalled VW turbodiesels to be resold to consumers.

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  20. Cut Down Engine of the Week: Chevrolet 90 V6Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2017 | AutoWeek

    The pushrod V8 engine was the mainstay of the Detroit car industry for most of the second half of the 20th century, with countless millions manufactured. When certain geopolitical events conspired to jack up the cost of fuel and trigger a long-term downsizing of vehicles, the logical step was to develop efficient, compact V6 engines; Chrysler made a rough-running-but-reliable V6 out of the 318-cubic-inch V8 during the 1980s, but GM was there first with a V6 based on the spectacularly successful small-block Chevrolet engine .

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