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At every junkyard there’s one standout find, and when Roadkill host David Freiburger cruised Colorado Auto & Parts in Englewood, Colorado, this 1968 Mercury Cougar 6.5L with a four-speed was the wowzer. Follow along as Freiburger shares the discovery and a little bit of background on this unusual luxury muscle car. https://www.motortrendondemand.com/subscribe/30-day-free-trial/?bnr=organic:bnr:yt:rke:ep191_fr_de:link:na:mtod As you watch,
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Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it was calling off its automotive joint venture with India’s Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. due to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The companies said in separate statements that the decision was driven by changes in the global economy over the last 15 months, causing both to reassess their
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It’s hard to imagine a modern supercar competing in the Paris-Dakar Rally, but that’s exactly what the Porsche 959 did back in the 1980s. This video from Porsche’s “Top Five” YouTube series explains how the 959 morphed from supercar to rally car. The all-wheel-drive 959 was designed with an eye toward Group B rallying, but
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LOS ANGELES — Kia Motors America has big plans for the coming new year, including five new or significantly redesigned vehicles as part of a yearslong product blitz. It also has a new COO and advertising lead to get those vehicles onto Americans’ driveways. In mid-December, the Korean automaker began preparations for the next phase
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UK carmakers offered faint praise for the country’s Brexit deal while warning border chaos will be unavoidable unless governments allow more time to meet new customs-related administrative requirements. The accord reached last week with the European Union largely addresses the auto industry’s immediate concerns about tariffs, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said Wednesday. Still,
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The UK’s auto industry offered faint praise for the country’s Brexit trade deal while warning that border chaos will be unavoidable unless governments allow more time to meet new customs-related administrative requirements. The accord reached last week with the European Union largely addresses the auto industry’s immediate concerns about tariffs, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and
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5:41 PM ET Seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was awarded a knighthood in the UK New Year’s honours list published on Wednesday. The 35-year-old this year became the most successful F1 driver of all time after equalling Ferrari great Michael Schumacher’s record seven titles and beating the German’s 91 race wins. The sport’s
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When the McLaren Speedtail was unveiled two years ago, the entire 106-unit production run had already sold out despite a near-$2 million price. Now one of those supercars is scheduled to cross the block at an RM Sotheby’s auction on Jan. 22. That car is Speedtail number 36, which was ordered on July 20, 2020,
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CarMax’s long-stated goal has been to give customers the chance to transact when, where and how they want to — whether in the physical or digital realms or in both — a concept known as omnichannel retailing. The nation’s largest used-vehicle retailer has now transformed every aspect of its business to fulfill this goal, and
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By Joey Klender Posted on December 30, 2020 Tesla China Vice President Grace Tao has responded to reports of the automaker using defective parts from suppliers at the company’s Giga Shanghai production plant. “In strict accordance with Chinese laws and regulations, there is no phenomenon of ‘lowering quality for production,’” Tao wrote on her Weibo
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MOSCOW – Honda’s Russian subsidiary said it would stop supplying new cars to official dealers in Russia in 2022 as part of the company’s efforts to restructure its operations. The company said Wednesday that it would keep its presence on the Russian market with motorcycle and power equipment sales, and retain its activities related to
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8:45 AM ET The government of Catalonia has given the go-ahead for Spanish Grand Prix organisers to agree a contract extension with Formula One for 2021. The May 9 race at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya is listed as subject to contract on the sport’s record 23-round provisional calendar. The regional government said in a statement
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If you’re a fan of 1980s pop culture, take note: an official “A-Team” van is heading to auction Jan. 22 through Worldwide Auctioneers. For those unfamiliar with the show, “The A-Team” followed the exploits of four ex-special-forces soldiers—Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith, Lieutenant Templeton “Faceman” Peck, Sergeant Bosco “B.A.” Baracus, and Corporal H.M. “Howling Mad” Murdock—who
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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