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2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review By Steve Purdy

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review By Steve Purdy

The hybrid powertrain in our RAV4 is certainly powerful enough for most any needs, except maybe towing. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is augmented by two electric motors. Together they make 194 horsepower – well more than most competitors. ... Continue reading

2017.5 Nissan Rogue SL AWD a Thom Cannell Close-Up Review

2017.5 Nissan Rogue SL AWD a Thom Cannell Close-Up Review

Another reason for Rogue’s continuing success is a style that, while crisply updated, is more timeless than bleeding edge. Like great suits or classic hair styles, Rogue’s features won’t cause a wardrobe-related replacement any time soon. ... Continue reading

Kia Canada Inc. reports 7,506 vehicles sold in July, up 15 per cent over 2016

Kia Canada Inc. reports 7,506 vehicles sold in July, up 15 per cent over 2016

Best July ever for Sportage and Sedona Best year-to-date ever for Forte and Sportage Year-to-date sales up 3.3 per cent versus 2016 MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. reported today 7,506 total vehicles sold for the month of July, representing a 15 per cent increase versus 2016.  July sales were le ... Continue reading

Mazda Canada reports sales for July 2017

Mazda Canada reports sales for July 2017

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Aug. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Mazda Canada Inc. (MCI) today reported July sales of 6,591 vehicles, which represents an increase of 11.5 percent versus July 2016. ... Continue reading

Edmonton Awards New Flyer a Contract for 110 Clean Diesel Buses

Edmonton Awards New Flyer a Contract for 110 Clean Diesel Buses

WINNIPEG, Aug. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - (TSX: NFI) New Flyer Industries Canada ULC ("New Flyer"), the Canadian subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (the "Company"), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, today announced that the City of Edmonton has awarded New Flyer wi ... Continue reading

Advance Auto Parts driver Courtney Force seeks first career victory at Brainerd

Advance Auto Parts driver Courtney Force seeks first career victory at Brainerd

Advance Auto Parts driver Courtney Force seeks first career victory at Brainerd Photo credit: Gary Nastase and Auto Imagery BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. ... Continue reading

Australia's Chief of Air Force Completes First Flight in the AIR 5428 PC-21

Australia's Chief of Air Force Completes First Flight in the AIR 5428 PC-21

EAST SALE, Australia, Aug. 15, 2017 -- In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft. ... Continue reading

Auto Club of Southern California driver Robert Hight ready to roll into Brainerd

Auto Club of Southern California driver Robert Hight ready to roll into Brainerd

Auto Club of Southern California driver Robert Hight ready to roll into Brainerd Photo credit: Ron Lewis Photography BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. ... Continue reading

Brittany Force hopes Monster Energy team stays on Brainerd hot streak

Brittany Force hopes Monster Energy team stays on Brainerd hot streak

Brittany Force hopes Monster Energy team stays on Brainerd hot streak Photo credit: Gary Nastase and Auto Imagery BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. ... Continue reading

Hassle to buy insurance for older cars in Singapore, says expert of Budget Direct Insurance Singapore

Hassle to buy insurance for older cars in Singapore, says expert of Budget Direct Insurance Singapore

SINGAPORE, Aug. 16, 2017 -- Buying insurance for older cars can still be difficult despite record numbers of COE renewals, according to Simon Birch, CEO of Budget Direct Insurance. ... Continue reading

INGDAN.com Sees Intelligent Vehicle Business as a Future Growth Driver

INGDAN.com Sees Intelligent Vehicle Business as a Future Growth Driver

HONG KONG, Aug. 15, 2017 -- Cogobuy Group ("Cogobuy" or the "Company", stock code: 400.HK; with its subsidiaries (the ''Group'')), the largest e-commerce platform serving the electronics manufacturing industry in China, is pleased to announce INGDAN.com, the Company's intelligent hardware innovation platform, had becom ... Continue reading

Melbourne crowned the world's most liveable city for record seventh year

Melbourne crowned the world's most liveable city for record seventh year

SINGAPORE and KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 16, 2017 -- Melbourne's reign as the world's most liveable city has been extended for an unprecedented seventh year by the prestigious Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) annual Liveability Index. ... Continue reading

The Only Dive Coaster on the West Coast to debut at Knott's Berry Farm in 2018

The Only Dive Coaster on the West Coast to debut at Knott's Berry Farm in 2018

BUENA PARK, Calif., Aug. 16, 2017 -- Knott's Berry Farm will welcome HangTime, a brand new steel rollercoaster  - and the only dive coaster on the West Coast - to the theme park in the 2018 summer season. ... Continue reading

Alex Tagliani finishes sixth in Nova Scotia (13)

Alex Tagliani finishes sixth in Nova Scotia (13)

TAGLIANI AUTOSPORT For immediate release Alex Tagliani Scores a Well-Deserved Sixth Place Finish at Riverside Speedway in Nova Scotia Montreal, August 20, 2017 - Things did not look good for racecar driver Alex Tagliani at the start of Round 10 of the NASCAR Pinty's Series originally scheduled for Saturday evening on t ... Continue reading

Continuing to turn proverbial corner, John Force takes PEAK Chevy to Brainerd semis

Continuing to turn proverbial corner, John Force takes PEAK Chevy to Brainerd semis

Continuing to turn proverbial corner, John Force takes PEAK Chevy to Brainerd semis Photo credit: Gary Nastase and Auto Imagery BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. ... Continue reading

IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY - LATE RACE RESULTS

IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY - LATE RACE RESULTS

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ LATE RACING RESULTS Saturday, August 19, 2017 IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY LUCAS OIL MODIFIEDS TROPHY DASH - 6 LAPS 1)99 Linny White, Colton 2)51 Jim Mardis, Yucaipa 3)87 Wes Miller, Turlock JAN'S TOWING SUPER STOCKS - 20 LAPS 1)13 Tim Richter, Las ... Continue reading

Jeg Coughlin Jr. drops close race to Elite Motorsports teammate by .004 seconds

Jeg Coughlin Jr. drops close race to Elite Motorsports teammate by .004 seconds

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Papa John's Pizza, Pritchett get fourth Mello Yello title of year for DSR

Papa John's Pizza, Pritchett get fourth Mello Yello title of year for DSR

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pritchett ties Muldowney, joins DeJoria as first women to sweep nitro; 4th win moves Papa John's Pizza dragster closer to points lead BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. ... Continue reading

Pritchett drivers Papa John's dragster to fourth title while DSR teammate Johnson advances to 4th final in five races

Pritchett drivers Papa John's dragster to fourth title while DSR teammate Johnson advances to 4th final in five races

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DSR'S Pritchett wins fourth Mello Yello title of year with Papa John's Pizza; Johnson, Chandlers' Make-A-Wish Dodge go to fourth final in five races BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. ... Continue reading

Record-setting weekend ends in semifinals for Auto Club Chevrolet driver Robert Hight

Record-setting weekend ends in semifinals for Auto Club Chevrolet driver Robert Hight

Record-setting weekend ends in semifinals for Auto Club Chevrolet driver Robert Hight Photo credit: Gary Nastase and Auto Imagery BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. ... Continue reading

4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals Partners With Terracross Championship in 2018

4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals Partners With Terracross Championship in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 22, 2017 -- Family Events, a division of Bonnier Corporation, is joining forces in 2018 and 2019 with the Terracross Championship—a rough, tough and muddy UTV competition featuring extreme action and celebrity athletes. ... Continue reading

Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum Announces New WWII Aircraft Addition

Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum Announces New WWII Aircraft Addition

MESA, Ariz., Aug. 22, 2017 -- The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum (AZCAF) has acquired a Grumman TBM-3E Avenger from the Quonset Air Museum, Rhode Island.  The Avenger is best known as the premier Navy carrier-based torpedo attack bomber of World War II and as the type of airplane flown by President George H.W ... Continue reading

AutoPacific Names Jeep® Grand Cherokee and Chrysler Pacifica Best-in-Class for 2017 Ideal Vehicle Awards

AutoPacific Names Jeep® Grand Cherokee and Chrysler Pacifica Best-in-Class for 2017 Ideal Vehicle Awards

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 22, 2017 -- For the seventh consecutive year, Jeep® Grand Cherokee wins AutoPacific's Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA) for the Mid-Size SUV segment Chrysler Pacifica – the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017 – bests the competition winning the IVA in the Minivan segment Based on 65,000 respons ... Continue reading

CarPlay and Android Auto activator for New Mercedes-Benz 2017-07-09 16:39:54

CarPlay and Android Auto activator for New Mercedes-Benz 2017-07-09 16:39:54

Hello Boss, Would you like to activate the OEM CAR PLAY and ANDROID AUTO for the Mercedes-Benz new cars, Please? Local language iPhone Siri /Android Google Voice Control for Phone call, Message, Navigation and Music, ect Compact design, plug and play, easy installation Suit for Mercedes-Benz A/B/E/GLA/CLA/GLE/CLS/SL Cl ... Continue reading

Electric Three-Wheeler: Market Drivers and Opportunity Assessment by Technavio

Electric Three-Wheeler: Market Drivers and Opportunity Assessment by Technavio

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Technavio has published a new report on the global electric three-wheeler market from 2017-2021. (Graphic: Business Wire) Technavio has published a new report on the global electric three-wheeler market from 2017-2021. ... Continue reading

Harley-Davidson Rolls Out Eight New Cruiser Motorcycles In Largest-Ever Product Development Project

Harley-Davidson Rolls Out Eight New Cruiser Motorcycles In Largest-Ever Product Development Project

In a Motor Company First, Influencers Debut New Models Across Social Media Platforms MILWAUKEE, Aug. 23, 2017 -- Leading into its 115th Anniversary year, Harley-Davidson today launched five new Touring bikes and eight all-new Softail® Big-Twin cruisers designed under the largest product development project in compa ... Continue reading

NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout, North Central Division - Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, Ky.

NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout, North Central Division - Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, Ky.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout Contact: NHRA Field Marketing (626) 914-4761 ELROD LOOKS TO DEFEND MOSER SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT TITLE BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - The NHRA North Central Division Moser Sportsman Shootout is set to take place on Saturday, August 26, in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Rac ... Continue reading

Ford Names New Chairman and CEO for Ford China; New Vice President of Powertrain Engineering

Ford Names New Chairman and CEO for Ford China; New Vice President of Powertrain Engineering

DEARBORN, Mich.—Ford Motor Company today announced a new chairman and CEO of Ford China and head of Powertrain Engineering as it continues to strengthen its global leadership team. Jason Luo is named chairman and CEO Ford China. ... Continue reading

U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin $900 Million Long Range Stand Off Missile Contract

U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin $900 Million Long Range Stand Off Missile Contract

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 23, 2017 -- Lockheed Martin received a $900 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop and mature technologies for the Long Range Stand Off (LRSO) missile program. ... Continue reading

Apex Parks Group Launches New 2018 Season Pass Program And Perks

Apex Parks Group Launches New 2018 Season Pass Program And Perks

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 1, 2017 -- Apex Parks Group launched the 2018 Season Pass Program which includes their signature "buy a day, get the rest of 2017 and all of 2018 season for free". Starting September 1, guests who visit Apex's Boomers and SpeedZone locations and purchase a Season Pass for $44.99 can immediat ... Continue reading

Hyundai Hope On Wheels® And Hyundai Motor America Announce A Donation Of $200,000 To Five Children's Hospitals In The State Of Texas For Hurricane Harvey Texas Disaster Relief Funds

Hyundai Hope On Wheels® And Hyundai Motor America Announce A Donation Of $200,000 To Five Children's Hospitals In The State Of Texas For Hurricane Harvey Texas Disaster Relief Funds

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 1, 2017 -- Hyundai Hope On Wheels® and Hyundai Motor America will donate $200,000 to five Texas-area children's hospitals in the wake of the devastation caused by super storm Hurricane Harvey. ... Continue reading

Late Model Mania Series Comes Down to the Wire at Carteret

Late Model Mania Series Comes Down to the Wire at Carteret

[image: Inline image 2] Late Model Mania Series Comes Down to the Wire at Carteret [image: Inline image 1] *Rusty Daniels on track during a practice session at Carteret County Speedway. (Photo credit: Andy Marquis/Race22.com)* LUCAMA, NC – Rusty Daniels currently leads the Eastern Carolina Late Model Mania (ECLM ... Continue reading

Mazda Canada reports sales for August 2017

Mazda Canada reports sales for August 2017

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Sept. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Mazda Canada Inc. (MCI) today reported August sales of 7,036 vehicles, representing an increase of 7.5 percent versus August 2016. ... Continue reading

Operation Airdrop Continues To Deliver Relief Supplies To Texas Coast As Irma Threatens Florida

Operation Airdrop Continues To Deliver Relief Supplies To Texas Coast As Irma Threatens Florida

DENTON, Texas, Sept. 5, 2017 -- OAD is an all-volunteer group of General Aviation pilots and planes formed in late August by iHeartMedia personality John Clay Wolfe and pilot Doug Jackson to fly critically-needed relief supplies to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  In only a few days it has grown to more than 150 plan ... Continue reading

Arizona to Experience More 'Magic, Mystery and Oooh La La'

Arizona to Experience More 'Magic, Mystery and Oooh La La'

PHOENIX, Sept. 6, 2017 -- Carnival of Illusion, a Vaudeville-inspired, up-close illusion act, is preparing to kick off its ninth season in the Phoenix metro area and Tucson. This season, they will be celebrating their 500th performance as the longest running Arizona Theater Show. ... Continue reading

Autosoft Increases Dealer Management System Functionality With CARFAX Integration

Autosoft Increases Dealer Management System Functionality With CARFAX Integration

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa., Sept. 6, 2017 -- Autosoft, Inc., a leading national dealer management system (DMS) provider, announces integration between CARFAX and Autosoft Sales and F&I. This partnership will help automotive dealerships save time during their trade-in and deal processes, and the integration is provided automa ... Continue reading

Dangerous Storms Threaten Travel Plans, InsureMyTrip Reports High Call Volume

Dangerous Storms Threaten Travel Plans, InsureMyTrip Reports High Call Volume

WARWICK, R.I., Sept. 6, 2017 -- As Category 5 Hurricane Irma intensifies with Tropical Storm Jose and Tropical Storm Katia also on their way, storm-weary travelers are scrambling for options. ... Continue reading

Delta to Launch Nonstop Year-Round Service from Indianapolis to Paris Beginning May 2018

Delta to Launch Nonstop Year-Round Service from Indianapolis to Paris Beginning May 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 6, 2017 -- Delta Air Lines , in cooperation with joint venture partner Air France KLM, will bring nonstop trans-Atlantic service from Indianapolis to its European hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle beginning May 24, 2018. ... Continue reading

Douglas Motorsports: Crandon Cup Race Report

Douglas Motorsports: Crandon Cup Race Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 6, 2017 El Cajon, CA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Douglas Motorsports: Crandon Cup Race Report Takes Third TORC Round 11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The forty-eighth edition of off-ro ... Continue reading

Drivers think distracted driving is causing more accidents than driving drunk, but a surprising number claim to be good at it

Drivers think distracted driving is causing more accidents than driving drunk, but a surprising number claim to be good at it

CLEVELAND, Sept. 6, 2017 -- A new Progressive Insurance study shows about one third of drivers feel confident in their own ability to text and drive, yet the majority believe distracted driving is the biggest cause of auto accidents and more than 90% say it should be illegal. ... Continue reading

Drones Are a New but Valuable Tool in Hurricane Response and Recovery Efforts

Drones Are a New but Valuable Tool in Hurricane Response and Recovery Efforts

CLEVELAND, Sept. 6, 2017 -- "Hurricane Harvey is the first major catastrophe in which drones have been used on a large scale by both government and commercial operators," according to Ken Long, an analyst at the Freedonia Group.  They are also likely to find widespread use if Hurricane Irma either directly strikes or ... Continue reading

Fantasy Island Debuts New Oktoberfest Event

Fantasy Island Debuts New Oktoberfest Event

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y., Sept. 6, 2017 -- "A delicious aroma fills the air that's almost as palpable as the sounds emanating from the stage. ... Continue reading

Government of Canada approves the Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project, subject to conditions

Government of Canada approves the Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project, subject to conditions

OTTAWA, Sept. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - The Windsor-Detroit gateway is the busiest commercial land border crossing between Canada and the United States. ... Continue reading

House "Bipartisan" Robot Car Bill Threatens Highway Safety, Consumer Watchdog Warns

House "Bipartisan" Robot Car Bill Threatens Highway Safety, Consumer Watchdog Warns

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bill covering autonomous vehicles that the House of Representatives rushed to pass today threatens highway safety and leaves a regulatory void rather than enacting necessary protections, Consumer Watchdog warned today. ... Continue reading

Hurricane Irma: Air Transat airlifts all travellers from Cuba

Hurricane Irma: Air Transat airlifts all travellers from Cuba

MONTREAL, Sept. 6, 2007 /CNW Telbec/ - After it evacuated its passengers out of the Dominican Republic, Air Transat is continuing its rescue operation and is evacuating its passengers  that are in the trajectory of Hurricane Irma. ... Continue reading

HURRICANE IRMA: Gas Stations Across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina Currently Without Fuel Due to Hurricane, According to GasBuddy

HURRICANE IRMA: Gas Stations Across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina Currently Without Fuel Due to Hurricane, According to GasBuddy

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail GasBuddy Gasoline Availability Tracker (Photo: Business Wire) GasBuddy Gasoline Availability Tracker (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail BOSTON—Refineries and pipeline closures due to Hurricane Harvey have caused numerous gas sta ... Continue reading

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $150,000 Research Grant To UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital In Honor Of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $150,000 Research Grant To UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital In Honor Of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6, 2017 -- Hyundai Hope On Wheels® will today present UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital with a $150,000 Hyundai Young Investigator Grant. ... Continue reading

Metropia Launches Online Carpooling Service In Houston To Match Carless Harvey Victims With Willing Drivers

Metropia Launches Online Carpooling Service In Houston To Match Carless Harvey Victims With Willing Drivers

HOUSTON, Sept. 6, 2017 -- Metropia, Inc., innovators of traffic congestion management platforms, today announced the launch of its online carpool pairing service to provide post-Harvey support to Houstonians who lost their vehicles to floodwaters. ... Continue reading

Proterra Expands its Southeastern Reach as Clemson Area Transit Acquires Its Second Fleet of Battery-Electric Proterra® Buses

Proterra Expands its Southeastern Reach as Clemson Area Transit Acquires Its Second Fleet of Battery-Electric Proterra® Buses

BURLINGAME, Calif., Sept. 6, 2017 -- Today Proterra, the leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that Clemson Area Transit (CATbus) has purchased ten 40' Proterra Catalyst® E2 buses and related charging infrastructure.  The CATbus transit vehicles will be manufactured in Proterra's East Co ... Continue reading

Supporting Paul Fix, Tomy Drissi Sits Out Round 9 of Trans Am at Watkins Glen

Supporting Paul Fix, Tomy Drissi Sits Out Round 9 of Trans Am at Watkins Glen

Supporting Paul Fix, Tomy Drissi Sits Out Round 9 of Trans Am at Watkins Glen Tomy Drissi has chosen to sit out this year’s Trans Am Series race at Watkins Glen. The Trans Am Champion cited several factors leading up to the decision. ... Continue reading

Teamsters: New NAFTA Should Follow Lead Of Canadian Labor Proposal

Teamsters: New NAFTA Should Follow Lead Of Canadian Labor Proposal

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to the end of round two of NAFTA renegotiations in Mexico City earlier this week. ... Continue reading

Toyota Marks 25 Years of Knowledge Sharing with North American Small Business and Non-Profits by Engaging New Sectors

Toyota Marks 25 Years of Knowledge Sharing with North American Small Business and Non-Profits by Engaging New Sectors

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 6, 2017 -- Ace Metal Crafts in Bensenville, Ill., needed to find a way to reduce their production lead time.  Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's eye clinic wanted to serve more patients. ... Continue reading

Travel Insurance Advisory: Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Disrupt Travel Across the Southeast U.S. and Caribbean --TravelInsurance.com On What You Can Do

Travel Insurance Advisory: Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Disrupt Travel Across the Southeast U.S. and Caribbean --TravelInsurance.com On What You Can Do

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2017 -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Caribbean and Florida, TravelInsurance.com has seen a significant rise in traffic to the site, as travelers seek out ways to protect their investments. ... Continue reading

UK's Leading Van Leasing Company Launches US Business With AI Technology

UK's Leading Van Leasing Company Launches US Business With AI Technology

ATLANTA, Sept. 6, 2017 -- Vanarama, the U.K.'s leading van leasing company, ranked as one of the top small businesses to work for in the U.K. by The Sunday Times, launched its U.S. business this week headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Continue reading

Vehicles for Change Detroit Receives $135,000 Grant from the Margaret Dunning Foundation

Vehicles for Change Detroit Receives $135,000 Grant from the Margaret Dunning Foundation

DETROIT—Vehicles for Change Detroit, a nonprofit organization that addresses transportation issues, received a grant of $135,000 from the Margaret Dunning Foundation to expand their Full Circle Auto Repair and Training Center in Detroit (Full Circle Detroit). The grant will support more people in the automotive train ... Continue reading

Drive Green, White and Red Supercars at SPEEDVEGAS this Mexican Independence Day Weekend

Drive Green, White and Red Supercars at SPEEDVEGAS this Mexican Independence Day Weekend

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SV.jpg SV.jpg File Photos Courtesy of SPEEDVEGAS DRIVE GREEN, WHITE AND RED SUPERCARS AT SPEEDVEGAS TO CELEBRATE MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND Photos and Video Available Here (http://email.prnewswire.com/wf/click?upn=7VDqtAz2AW-2FeY7XnbvsasTTRWUJj50-2BPHoyXP0Rlg9LFJ63FmOL3qaDz ... Continue reading

HURRICANES IRMA + HARVEY: GasBuddy Publishes Live Data Visualizations of Fuel Outages, Wait Times and Price Spreads in Affected Areas of Southeast US and Texas

HURRICANES IRMA + HARVEY: GasBuddy Publishes Live Data Visualizations of Fuel Outages, Wait Times and Price Spreads in Affected Areas of Southeast US and Texas

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail GasBuddy Gas Station Outages Data Visualization (Graphic: Business Wire) GasBuddy Gas Station Outages Data Visualization (Graphic: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail BOSTON—Media, government agencies and consumers in hurricane-affected ... Continue reading

Tanner Foust Wins Red Bull Global Rallycross Seattle I

Tanner Foust Wins Red Bull Global Rallycross Seattle I

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Trucking Moves America Forward Honors America's Truck Drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Trucking Moves America Forward Honors America's Truck Drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) honors America's professional truck drivers this year with an education and marketing campaign comprised of messages of gratitude for their service. ... Continue reading

U-Haul Extends 30 Days Free Self-Storage Offer to Georgia as Hurricane Irma Looms

U-Haul Extends 30 Days Free Self-Storage Offer to Georgia as Hurricane Irma Looms

ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2017 -- Six U-Haul Companies across Georgia are preemptively offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to residents who stand to be impacted by Hurricane Irma. ... Continue reading

United Airlines Provides Latest Update on Operations and Relief Efforts with Hurricane Irma

United Airlines Provides Latest Update on Operations and Relief Efforts with Hurricane Irma

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2017 -- United Airlines is providing bonus miles, matching funds raised for relief, and added extra flights out of South Florida in preparation of Hurricane Irma's impact on the mainland. ... Continue reading

What's That Silver Plane in the Air? Air Canada's Lockheed 10-A Takes to the Skies to Mark the Airline's 80th Anniversary

What's That Silver Plane in the Air? Air Canada's Lockheed 10-A Takes to the Skies to Mark the Airline's 80th Anniversary

MONTREAL, Sept. 9, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - In honour of Air Canada's 80th anniversary, Air Canada's Lockheed 10A vintage aircraft is taking to the skies across Canada. ... Continue reading

Top-5 For Michael Lewis At COTA

Top-5 For Michael Lewis At COTA

Michael Lewis -- Press Release [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001k0GuuA0CqpZfpI_BSaknGalV87kl_VGV8gxYW-FeudhyyUCcimAsxgDygJhut5bOmGcn04gJF5zGwZg8fAREFr3CtL99ydQwKfmzx25mYa1nZolEWJtnZxaRsG2z1pbYgWMGKvNz_dtkdNx4SGcgVNKFqkle3YekxqZk1iqIsCOnYhb1rtYzpIaPwDGOH87G187MixcgDekigDuL42NMD6T82EnlElhq_fOpLLU1WNSaquCDXH6NXWSpW7f_WVlRl ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest Sept 4-10, 2017: For Sale VW Fixed Diesels; EV's, EV's, New Leaf; IIHS PIck-up Tests; Autonomous; Emissions Rising

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest Sept 4-10, 2017: For Sale VW Fixed Diesels; EV's, EV's, New Leaf; IIHS PIck-up Tests; Autonomous; Emissions Rising

TACH's "take" on this past week's automotive news in easy to "catch up" news nuggets. Or put these stories in context by searching the past 25 year's millions of pages of automotive news, automotive stories, articles, reviews, archived news, video, audio, rants and raves accessible from The Auto Channel's Automotive Ne ... Continue reading

2017 Car Review: HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 KIA NIRO REVIEW

2017 Car Review: HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 KIA NIRO REVIEW

I drove a 2017 Kia Niro with the 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine paired to an electric motor and lithium Ion polymer battery for 139 total horsepower. Available in five trims – the base FE, LX, EX, Touring Launch Edition and Touring – my Touring test drive featured the following standard features: leather seat trim; ... Continue reading

2017 Lexus RX 350 Heels on Wheels Review

2017 Lexus RX 350 Heels on Wheels Review

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 LEXUS RX 350 REVIEW EDITORS NOTE: When testing this vehicle, I found it difficult if not impossible to get into and out of...my head does not clear the door frame without an acute bendover and I mean acute. So a word of caution, when you test drive this vehicle make sure to bring along your regula ... Continue reading

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