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Dodge Invites Enthusiasts to Test Their Skills on Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Simulators for Chance to Win Trip to Dodge//SRT Bondurant Drag Racing School

Dodge Invites Enthusiasts to Test Their Skills on Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Simulators for Chance to Win Trip to Dodge//SRT Bondurant Drag Racing School

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 12, 2018 -- Fans can enter the 'Drag Strip Showdown' contest at Dodge-sponsored National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) races and other events, from July 19 to November 11 Simulator participants go head-to-head to compete for best race times with leaderboards instantly displaying competitors' run ... Continue reading

Four Questions to Ask Before Buying a Motorcycle

Four Questions to Ask Before Buying a Motorcycle

ERIE, Pa., July 12, 2018 -- Summer is the time to hit the open road and feel the breeze in your hair. It's also the time of year where motorcycle sales increase. ... Continue reading

JetBlue Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines to Power 60 Airbus A220-300 Aircraft

JetBlue Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines to Power 60 Airbus A220-300 Aircraft

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., July 12, 2018 -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. , congratulates JetBlue Airways on its selection of 60 firm Airbus A220-300 aircraft, which are powered exclusively by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines. This announcement follows previous firm orders from Jet ... Continue reading

Ford Motor Company Declares Dividend for Third Quarter 2018

Ford Motor Company Declares Dividend for Third Quarter 2018

DEARBORN, Mich.--The Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company declared a third quarter regular dividend of $0.15 per share on the company’s outstanding Class B and common stock. The third quarter dividend is the same level as the regular dividends paid in the first and second quarters of 2018. ... Continue reading

Hyundai Celebrates LGBTQ Stories as the Official Automotive Sponsor of 2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival

Hyundai Celebrates LGBTQ Stories as the Official Automotive Sponsor of 2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 12, 2018 -- This year, Hyundai will be the Official Automotive Sponsor of the 2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival. Outfest is the leading organization that promotes LGBTQ equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen. ... Continue reading

TravelCenters of America Begins Retread Tire Production with Grand Opening

TravelCenters of America Begins Retread Tire Production with Grand Opening

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail TA Truck Service Retread Center (Photo: Business Wire) TA Truck Service Retread Center (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail BOWLING GREEN, Ohio--TravelCenters of America LLC (“TravelCenters”) , announced today the official grand ... Continue reading

2019 Dodge Durango Lineup Preview

2019 Dodge Durango Lineup Preview

The Dodge Durango – the ultimate "no compromise" SUV – launches into 2019 with five distinct models – SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T and SRT – providing a solid range of performance and powertrain options, from the 475-horsepower Durango SRT – America's fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV – to the ... Continue reading

2018 New Car Reviews And 2018 New Truck Reviews

2018 New Car Reviews And 2018 New Truck Reviews

2018 New Car Reviews and 2018 New Truck Reviews, Professional reviews only ... Continue reading

Tom Mignanelli First American To Head Nissan Dies At 73

Tom Mignanelli First American To Head Nissan Dies At 73

Tom Mignanelli, a former Ford manager who gave Nissan's US distribution company a transfusion of American business culture in the early 1990s, has died. He was 73. ... Continue reading

Trump On EU Auto Tariffs, I Just Want Fairness For Americans

Trump On EU Auto Tariffs, I Just Want Fairness For Americans

Trump: U.S. Will Restrict EU Cars Without 'Good Faith' Trade Talks President Donald Trump warned the European Union on Thursday that the United States would act to restrict entry for European light vehicles if the bloc failed to treat America fairly on trade. "And if they don't negotiate in good faith we'll do somethin ... Continue reading

World premiere: New Mercedes-Benz Minibuses

World premiere: New Mercedes-Benz Minibuses

Mercedes-Benz minibuses: A complete new generation of minibuses, based on the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and featuring a unique range of technology modules, is currently lining up for the start. At the same time, the 25 000th minibus has just been handed over. MORE ... Continue reading

Still Fastest After All These Years: Triple victory for Mercedes-Benz SS at the Nürburgring 90 years ago

Still Fastest After All These Years: Triple victory for Mercedes-Benz SS at the Nürburgring 90 years ago

“Super Sport” sensation in the scorching July of 1928 The official race début of the Mercedes-Benz SS (Super Sport) ended with a dramatic triple victory. Rudolf Caracciola and Christian Werner won the third German Grand Prix on 15 July 1928 at the Nürburgring, beating Otto Merz and the team Christian Werner and W ... Continue reading

Big Tex Trailer World Opens New Locations in Abilene and Beaumont

Big Tex Trailer World Opens New Locations in Abilene and Beaumont

RICHARDSON, Texas, July 11, 2018 -- Big Tex Trailer World is pleased to announce the grand opening of two new stores: Big Tex Trailer World Abilene, located at 1502 W. Overland Trail, Abilene, TX 79601; and Big Tex Trailer World Beaumont, located at 4450 College St, Beaumont, TX 77707. Abilene and Beaumont join more t ... Continue reading

OpenCrowd and The BuildCoin Foundation Partner to Develop Blockchain Solution for Public Infrastructure

OpenCrowd and The BuildCoin Foundation Partner to Develop Blockchain Solution for Public Infrastructure

NEW YORK, July 11, 2018 -- The BuildCoin Foundation and OpenCrowd, a design and technology services firm focused on the development of blockchain solutions, announced today an investment and technology partnership to jointly develop the BuildCoin Foundation's new blockchain ecosystem for public infrastructure projects ... Continue reading

Coverage Set for Departure of US Cargo Ship from International Space Station

Coverage Set for Departure of US Cargo Ship from International Space Station

July 11, 2018; Nearly two months after Orbital ATK, now part of Northrop Grumman, delivered several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard its Cygnus cargo spacecraft, the spacecraft is set to depart the orbiting laboratory Sunday, July 15. Live coverage of unberthing and ... Continue reading

Africa Passenger Car Market Analysis, Trends & Forecasts 2013-2023, With the Market Value Projected to Surpass $19 Billion by 2023 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Africa Passenger Car Market Analysis, Trends & Forecasts 2013-2023, With the Market Value Projected to Surpass $19 Billion by 2023 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Africa Passenger Car Market By Vehicle Type (Hatchback, Sedan and SUV), By Engine Capacity (Upto 1000cc, 1001-1500cc and Above 1500cc), By Fuel Type (Diesel, Gasoline and Others), By Country, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2013-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Accord ... Continue reading

Automotive Specialty Coatings Market Worth 3.75 billion USD by 2025

Automotive Specialty Coatings Market Worth 3.75 billion USD by 2025

PUNE, India, July 12, 2018 -- According to a new market research report "Automotive Specialty Coatings Market by Application (Engine Exhaust, Interior, Transmission, Wheels), Technology (Solvent-borne, Water-borne, Powder), Resin (PU, Epoxy, Acrylic), Substrate, ICE, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle & Region - Global Forecast ... Continue reading

AutoNation Announces Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Wednesday, August 1, 2018

AutoNation Announces Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast Scheduled for Wednesday, August 1, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 12, 2018 -- AutoNation, Inc. , America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it will release its financial results for the second quarter of 2018 on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Mike Jackson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Lance Iserman, Executive Vice Presiden ... Continue reading

Ballard Announces Q2 2018 Results Conference Call

Ballard Announces Q2 2018 Results Conference Call

VANCOUVER, July 12, 2018 - Ballard Power Systems will hold a conference call on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time) to review second quarter 2018 operating results. The live call can be accessed by dialing +1-604-638-5340. ... Continue reading

Baraja Lifts Curtain on Spectrum-Scan™ LiDAR for Autonomous Vehicles

Baraja Lifts Curtain on Spectrum-Scan™ LiDAR for Autonomous Vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO--Baraja today publicly unveiled Spectrum-Scan™ LiDAR. Spectrum-Scan uses prism-like optics and shifting wavelengths of light to create powerful eyes for autonomous vehicles, giving those vehicles unprecedented data and clarity of vision, a requirement for safe, fully-autonomous driving. ... Continue reading

BLOCKStrain Hits Key Technology Milestones as Legalization Nears

BLOCKStrain Hits Key Technology Milestones as Legalization Nears

/NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. WIRE SERVICES/ VANCOUVER, June 12, 2018 /CNW/ - With Canada less than 100 days away from legal retail cannabis sales, BLOCKStrain TECHNOLOGY CORP. (the "Company" or "BLOCKStrain") (TSXV: DNAX.V) has announced it has completed key technology milesto ... Continue reading

Frost & Sullivan Evaluates Stumbling Blocks in the Crypto Chain

Frost & Sullivan Evaluates Stumbling Blocks in the Crypto Chain

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 12, 2018 -- Blockchain was first introduced by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. At this time, with institutional trust at a low, the power it offered for individuals to bypass traditional intermediaries quickly captured the public imagination. ... Continue reading

Lithia Schedules Release of Second Quarter 2018 Results

Lithia Schedules Release of Second Quarter 2018 Results

MEDFORD, Ore.--Lithia Motors, Inc. announced its second quarter 2018 earnings will be released before the market opens on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. A conference call to discuss the earnings results is scheduled for the same day at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. ... Continue reading

Scala Drives New KIA Brand Identity In Russia

Scala Drives New KIA Brand Identity In Russia

Major decade-long brand reinvention by KIA Motors Russia made possible by Scala digital communication platform SITTARD, Netherlands, July 12, 2018 -- Scala, part of the STRATACACHE family of digital media/marketing technology companies, has supported a major rebranding of KIA Motors Russia (KMR), which saw dealership ... Continue reading

SUN Mobility Partners With Microsoft to Build Smart Network for its EV Energy Infrastructure

SUN Mobility Partners With Microsoft to Build Smart Network for its EV Energy Infrastructure

BANGALORE, July 12, 2018 -- SUN Mobility, a leading provider in energy infrastructure and services for electric vehicles (EVs), is building a Smart Network to effectively deploy its universal energy infrastructure in partnership with Microsoft. SUN Mobility's Smart Network will use Microsoft's technology to connect the ... Continue reading

Best and Worst Drivers in the US for 2018: QuoteWizard Study Ranks Nation’s 75 Most Populous Metro Areas

Best and Worst Drivers in the US for 2018: QuoteWizard Study Ranks Nation’s 75 Most Populous Metro Areas

SEATTLE--With jam-packed roads associated with the summer travel season now upon us, QuoteWizard (https://quotewizard.com), an online insurance comparison marketplace, today released a proprietary study ranking the best and worst drivers in the nation, covering the country’s 75 most populous metropolitan areas. From ... Continue reading

First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Passenger Vessel

First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Passenger Vessel

Bay Ship and Yacht Co. recently won the contract to build the first hydrogen fuel cell passenger vessel in the U.S.A. The seventy-foot vessel, named Water-Go-Round, is expected to be delivered and in service by Sept. ... Continue reading

Maserati 2019's Including V8 Levante GTS Intro'd At Goodwood Festival of Speed

Maserati 2019's Including V8 Levante GTS Intro'd At Goodwood Festival of Speed

Maserati has chosen the 25th Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom for the world premiere of the all-new 550-horsepower Levante GTS. This quintessential V8 Maserati of SUVs is the sibling version to the top-of-the-line 590-horsepower Levante Trofeo, which makes its European debut today at the most prestigiou ... Continue reading

USA Approved Ultralight All-Electric Personal VTOL Aircraft Launched By Opener +VIDEO

USA Approved Ultralight All-Electric Personal VTOL Aircraft Launched By Opener +VIDEO

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 12, 2018; OPENER, Inc., a pioneer of aero vehicles for consumer travel, today revealed BlackFly; the world’s first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) designed and built for a new world of thr ... Continue reading

NEW CAR REVIEW: 2019 VOLVO XC40 - FIRST DRIVE BY STEVE PURDY

NEW CAR REVIEW: 2019 VOLVO XC40 - FIRST DRIVE BY STEVE PURDY

Our introduction to the XC40 involved a circuit around Austin visiting a variety of craftspeople who helped the Volvo folks flesh out the story of its design philosophy. ... Continue reading

2018 BMW 330e iPerformance Review By John Helig

2018 BMW 330e iPerformance Review By John Helig

Overall, the BMW 330e is a very nice car. Being a BMW defines that part. I was disappointed with the all-electric range, though. ... Continue reading

2018 Acura TLX A-Spec Review By Rob Eckaus

2018 Acura TLX A-Spec Review By Rob Eckaus

In the “Near Premium” market segment, the players are all the names we’ve heard of, see every day, and are essentially the well-equipped yet entry level models of the luxury brands. Acura’s TLX offers a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder, but this A-Spec example is a 3.5 liter naturally aspirated V-6 producing 290hp and this ... Continue reading

"New Car Review: 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI" By Larry Nutson

"New Car Review: 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI" By Larry Nutson

Alfa Romeo was one of the first carmakers to put a powerful engine in a light-weight sedan available to the masses. Alfa’s La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) spirit has been embraced by Alfista around the world. ... Continue reading

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