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Let Them Eat Cake - Where Are All The Diesel-Hybrids? (Originally Published 2/7/2008)

Let Them Eat Cake - Where Are All The Diesel-Hybrids? (Originally Published 2/7/2008)

What’s The Problem Here? Well here I am in the terminal of Midway Airport in Chicago awaiting my tan and orange winged steed to whisk me (I hope) back to home base in Louisville KY. I have just left big and beautiful McCormick place where for the past two days I looked at cars and listened to car execs and mooched ... Continue reading

Green Earth Technologies Delivers First Order of Automotive Appearance Products

Green Earth Technologies Delivers First Order of Automotive Appearance Products

STAMFORD, Conn.--Green Earth Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GETG), a manufacturer and marketer of environmentally friendly consumer products, today announced it has delivered its first shipment of automotive appearance products to one of its first customers, Steel City Products, a full service automotive aftermarket ... Continue reading

Steve and Thom Wrap up 2008 Chicago Auto and Share Their Insights and Opinions

Steve and Thom Wrap up 2008 Chicago Auto and Share Their Insights and Opinions

2008 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW HIGHLIGHTS By Steve Purdy and Thom Cannell Photos By Steve Purdy TheAutoChannel.com Detroit Bureau [Chicago Show Lobby] As usual the early February weather in Chicago was humbling. Cold winds, wet snow and the Super Tuesday primary elections dominated the news as we began our immersion in the 100 ... Continue reading

Consumers Pick Favorite Vehicles and Exhibit at The Chicago Auto Show

Consumers Pick Favorite Vehicles and Exhibit at The Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO, Feb. 18 -- Consumer voters proclaimed their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's third annual Best of Show balloting. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080211/CLM134LOGO ) Winners in the contest's five categories were: -- Best All-New Production Vehicle: Dodge Challenger (30 perce ... Continue reading

Couple Begins 'Journey of a Lifetime' at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show

Couple Begins 'Journey of a Lifetime' at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show

- Blake Humphrey and Jackie Rohner of Rock Island, Ill., won the Dodge "Journey of a Lifetime" contest and were married on Valentine's Day at the 100th Chicago Auto Show surrounded by thousands of vehicles - Humphrey and Rohner will "start their journey" as husband and wife in an all-new 2009 Dodge Journey - The couple ... Continue reading

Lucky Valentine's Day Lovebirds to be Hitched at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show

Lucky Valentine's Day Lovebirds to be Hitched at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show

Love, and the smell of motor oil, are in the air as Blake Humphrey and Jackie Rohner start their Journey of a Lifetime What: Dodge is helping one couple speed up the start of their "Journey" together by throwing a winter wedding at the 100th Chicago Auto Show on Valentine's Day as part of the brand's "Journey of a Life ... Continue reading

100th Edition of Chicago Auto Show Features Historic Display

100th Edition of Chicago Auto Show Features Historic Display

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 -- They say it was an adventurous, but finally rewarded man who first discovered the true joy of a lobster. Getting to all that delicious meat takes some work, but ultimately it's very much worthwhile. The Chicago Auto Show's 100th Showcase isn't dissimilar, with showgoers who work their way to the nor ... Continue reading

2008 Chicago Auto Show: Ford Introduces Its Small Business Van to America - VIDEO ENHANCED

2008 Chicago Auto Show: Ford Introduces Its Small Business Van to America - VIDEO ENHANCED

PURPOSE-BUILT: FORD TRANSIT CONNECT DELIVERS UNIQUE COMPACT VERSATILITY FOR AMERICAN BUSINESS Purpose-built for small business owners, the Ford Transit Connect is a versatile compact van that offers a fuel-efficient alternative to full-size commercial vans. Transit Connect, debuting at the Chicago Auto Show, is another ... Continue reading

2008 Chicago Auto Show: New Factory Customized Ford Edge Debuts - VIDEO ENHANCED

2008 Chicago Auto Show: New Factory Customized Ford Edge Debuts - VIDEO ENHANCED

Chicago Auto Show marks the debut for the 2009 Ford Edge Sport, providing a factory-quality, customized model to America’s best-selling crossover. The Edge Sport features standard 20- or optional 22-inch wheels, low-profile tires, exterior modifications and interior enhancements, lending it a dynamic look and feel ... Continue reading

2008 Chicago Auto Show: Hyundai's i-Blue Fuel Cell Concept Revealed - VIDEO ENHANCED

2008 Chicago Auto Show: Hyundai's i-Blue Fuel Cell Concept Revealed - VIDEO ENHANCED

Concept reveals third-generation fuel cell technology Chicago, 02/06/2008 Hyundai's new hydrogen-powered, zero-emission concept, the i-Blue Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), debuted in North America at the 100th edition of the Chicago Auto Show today. Developed at Hyundai’s Design and Technical Center in Chiba, J ... Continue reading

2008 Chicago Auto Show - Volkswagen Expands Minivan Portfolio - PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO

2008 Chicago Auto Show - Volkswagen Expands Minivan Portfolio - PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO

CHICAGO - February 7, 2008: On Wednesday, during the Chicago Auto Show's first of two Media Days, Volkswagen unveiled the Routan, a seven-passenger minivan. Volkswagen indicates the vehicle is inspired by European style and comes standard with a 3.8L V6 engine that offers 197 horsepower. The Routan also features two 9 ... Continue reading

2008 Chicago Auto Show: International LoneStar Debuts; Truck Combines Style, Functionality - VIDEO ENHANCED

2008 Chicago Auto Show: International LoneStar Debuts; Truck Combines Style, Functionality - VIDEO ENHANCED

CHICAGO--The deep-throated roar of a big bore diesel engine wrapped in a sleek chrome grill announced the arrival today of the world’s most innovative big-rig truck. Navistar International Corp. (Other OTC: NAVZ) unveiled its International® brand’s new flagship product, the visually stunning and technologi ... Continue reading

2008 Chicago Auto Show : Porsche Unveils Cayenne GTS - VIDEO ENHANCED

2008 Chicago Auto Show : Porsche Unveils Cayenne GTS - VIDEO ENHANCED

--Photo Caption:PORSCHE SUV UNVEILED – Peter Schwarzenbauer, President of Porsche Cars North America, introduced the 2008 Cayenne GTS to over 300 journalists at a media breakfast prior to the opening of the Chicago Auto Show. The new GTS features a 405hp 4.8 liter V-8 and a lowered air suspension with Porsche Acti ... Continue reading

2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder At-A-Glance

2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder At-A-Glance

Downloads ascii February 4, 2008 -- CYPRESS, Calif. -- The Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder is the "attainable exotic" that combines exciting design and performance with a high-tech convertible top and excellent value. For 2009, Mitsubishi restyled the Spyder's front and rear bumper fascias, and the GT model also gets three s ... Continue reading

2008 Chicago Auto Show: Volkswagen Unveils the New Routan Van - VIDEO ENHANCED

2008 Chicago Auto Show: Volkswagen Unveils the New Routan Van - VIDEO ENHANCED

CHICAGO - February 7, 2008: Volkswagen unveiled its new minivan yesterday, the Routan, at the Chicago Auto Show, running Feb. 6-17, just weeks after the premiere of the new Passat CC at the NAIAS 2008. The Routan is a seven-seater that is more than five meters in length. The vehicle comes standard with a 3.8L V6, offer ... Continue reading

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