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British Scrappage Scheme Debuted Today
British Scrappage Scheme Debuted Today

18 May 2009, 12:25 UTC / The long-awaited long-talked about UK scrappage scheme has come into effect today, raising the number of European countries who mix the need for the renewal of the national car park with the need to...

 
Rossi Blames Himself for Disastrous French GP
Rossi Blames Himself for Disastrous French GP

18 May 2009, 12:09 UTC / Valentino Rossi had only himself to blame for his disastrous performance during the French GP the past weekend, as the Italian reckoned it was his riding mistake on slick tires that led to a point-l...

 
Trulli Visits Victims of Abruzzo Earthquake
Trulli Visits Victims of Abruzzo Earthquake

18 May 2009, 12:02 UTC / Toyota's Jarno Trulli decided to take his mind off of racing for a day or two and payed an emotional visit to the region of Abruzzo, heavily affected by the 6.8 earthquake last month. Having be...

 
Proton Aims a Low Priced Sedan at Australia...
Proton Aims a Low Priced Sedan at Australia...

18 May 2009, 12:39 UTC / ... actually, the lowest priced sedan for Australia. The Malaysian manufacturer sees the current economic climate as a good opportunity to release Down Under a low priced sedan, sometimes in early 2...

 
VW to Discontinue Santana in 2012
VW to Discontinue Santana in 2012

18 May 2009, 10:44 UTC / The Chinese division of Volkswagen announced it will kill the highly-popular Santana in 2012, despite the fact that the company still has high expectations in the last years of production. According...

 
BMW Celebrates 500,000th GS with R1200 Special Edition
BMW Celebrates 500,000th GS with R1200 Special Edition

18 May 2009, 10:30 UTC / BMW thought of the best way to celebrate the 500,000th GS produced since the bike was first introduced, back in 1980, with the releasing of 500 special edition R1200GS models. The anniversary bik...

 
Jackie Stewart Advises Vettel to Get New Manager
Jackie Stewart Advises Vettel to Get New Manager

18 May 2009, 10:23 UTC / Three times F1 champion Jackie Stewart advised “baby Schumacher” Sebastian Vettel to hire a new manager. Having so far been represented by his father, the German driver has had plenty of...

 
Volkswagen Golf Is Europe's Bestseller
Volkswagen Golf Is Europe's Bestseller

18 May 2009, 10:31 UTC / The German-built Volkswagen Golf is on a roll this year. After securing the title of World Car of the Year for 2009, the Golf comes back and becomes Europe's best selling vehicle, surpassing th...

 
Prost: Politics to Threaten French GP Future
Prost: Politics to Threaten French GP Future

18 May 2009, 10:03 UTC / Alain Prost revealed that plans to host a Formula One race in France in 2011 are being affected by the political battle within the French government. As Magny-Cours lost all chances of becoming an F...

 
Take a Seat in the New Abarth Corse
Take a Seat in the New Abarth Corse

18 May 2009, 10:29 UTC / And no, we are not talking about a car, but about the new sports seats created by Abarth and Sabelt Style Center. The new seats take their inspiration from the racing seats for the Abarths 595 and 6...

 
Nissan Expands UK Production, Creates New Jobs
Nissan Expands UK Production, Creates New Jobs

18 May 2009, 09:43 UTC / Since we're living during recession times, reports telling us about companies that lower production and fire hundreds or maybe thousands of workers are quite natural. However, Nissan expects to...

 
Buemi Was Centimeters Away from F1 Disaster
Buemi Was Centimeters Away from F1 Disaster

18 May 2009, 09:43 UTC / The first lap incident during the Spanish Grand Prix two weekends ago, when Jarno Trulli caused a series of crashes a few corners from the start, could have ended tragically for Toro Rosso rookie Se...

 
789 Cadillac Men
789 Cadillac Men

18 May 2009, 09:32 UTC / The closing of the 789 dealers Chrysler has already announced may spawn a salesman/woman offensive, as there are around 40,000 vehicles to be sold, as soon as possible. If they don't, within a ...

 
Megenbier Wins VW Jetta TDI Cup Round Three
Megenbier Wins VW Jetta TDI Cup Round Three

18 May 2009, 09:38 UTC / Timmy Megenbier (Illinois) won Sunday’s SCCA Pro Racing Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup race at Utah's Miller Motorsports Park by an 8.266-second margin, followed by Jake Thompson (Canada) on th...

 
Mosley: "Ferrari Have Not Been Loyal to the FIA"
Mosley: "Ferrari Have Not Been Loyal to the FIA"

18 May 2009, 09:01 UTC / FIA president Max Mosley accused Ferrari of not being loyal to the governing body, following the private agreement signed by the two parties (the FIA on one side and the Maranello team on the other)...

 
Shelby Daytona Coupe Fails to Set New World Record at Mecum Auction
Shelby Daytona Coupe Fails to Set New World Record at Mecum Auction

18 May 2009, 08:56 UTC / We reported at the end of April that Mecum High Performance Auctions expected to set a new world record with a rare 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe CSX2601 at the 22nd Dana Mecum Original Spring Cl...

 
2009 Corsa EcoFlex - Vauxhall's Most Economical Car Ever
2009 Corsa EcoFlex - Vauxhall's Most Economical Car Ever

18 May 2009, 08:45 UTC / Vauxhall has just announced the availability of the 3-door Corsa EcoFlex, a new car model - mostly known in Europe as Opel Corsa - that achieves new fuel consumption and CO2 emission milestones, as ...

 
Why Volvo Wears Black. For now
Why Volvo Wears Black. For now

18 May 2009, 08:44 UTC / Believe it or not, behind every choice of color for a vehicle lies a designer. And behind every chosen color lies a reason, as manufacturers no longer sell the car as-is. Chosing a car nowadays (cri...

 
The 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa Sets New Auction World Record
The 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa Sets New Auction World Record

18 May 2009, 09:49 UTC / Just as it was expected, the one of only 22 ever built, a legendary 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa made history this weekend at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, as it was sold for 9,020,000 euros ($1...

 
Chevrolet Clinch Double Win at Pau
Chevrolet Clinch Double Win at Pau

18 May 2009, 09:22 UTC / Chevrolet scored an impressive double win at Pau this weekend, with Robert Huff and Alain Menu scoring taking the chequered flag in Race 1 and Race 2 respectively. Following no less than 9 penalties...