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 2019-09-14 21:00 

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How The Aftermath Of 9/11 Changed Car Sales Forever...

In the wake of the September 11th attacks, George W. Bush famously told Americans to go shopping. The country was terrified, war was on the horizon and the last thing the government wanted was for fear to trigger an economic collapse....

 2019-09-13 21:20 

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That Time Oprah Gave 276 People 'Free' Cars That Actually Cost Them $6,000 In Taxes...

It's the 15th anniversary of one of the greatest publicity stunts in all of television—the day Oprah Winfrey surprised an audience of hundreds of people in need of reliable transportation with brand-new Pontiac G6 sedans, but then left them on t...

 2019-09-11 14:12 

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Ford CEO's Turnaround Plan Isn't Working...

As we all wait for California's AB5 to get signed into law today, other news also abounds in the world of cars and transportation. We have a lot to discuss about Ford, strikes, and Vietnam. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, Septemb...

 2019-09-10 18:01 

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Eternal Driver Paul Menard Retires From NASCAR While Controversial Upstart DiBenedetto Takes His Place...

NASCAR fans today were not at all prepared for the news bomb that Wood Brothers Racing was about to drop on the racing world: driver Paul Menard will be ending his 4,000-year career in NASCAR and retiring at the end of the 2019 season, to be replaced with...

 2019-09-10 14:25 

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VW Says Trump's Trade War Is Forcing A Car Recession...

VW is mad everyone's messing with the economy, Tesla is making moves to expand Fremont, BMW has Brexit plans, and more, more, more. We're getting wet and wild in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, September 10, 2019....

 2019-09-09 15:27 

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Bentley Is Making 12 Replicas Of Its Legendary 1929 4 Litre Team Blower...

Pre-war cars aren't really my jam, but even I think the Blower Bentleys are cool. They look great and give off a palpable presence only a huge Bentley can. The problem with pre-war cars like that is they are usually rare and difficult to come across. ...

 2019-09-08 13:05 

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The Honda Accord Aerodeck Was A Bubble Era Shooting Brake Built For Easy Living...

Summer 1985 was Live Aid. Back To The Future came out. Pete Rose was corking his bat. The living was easy. If you lived in Japan, Europe or New Zealand, Honda wanted to sell you an Accord to match your easy living lifestyle. They wanted to sell you an Aer...

 2019-09-07 18:00 

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Citron DS3 Cup Race Red Flagged After Over Half The Field Crashes On The Same Corner...

When the field is all running on dry-weather racing slicks and a downpour starts, you'd be forgiven for expecting a crash or two. But during today's Citron DS3 cup race, drivers weren't that lucky....

 2019-09-06 13:35 

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The White House Wants To Strike Back At California...

California might not be allowed to set zero-emissions standards anymore, GM workers in South Korea are about to strike, and automakers are desperate to avoid a no-deal Brexit. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, September 6, 2019....

 2019-09-05 13:50 

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General Motors' CEO Is Meeting With Top Critic, Donald Trump, And Things Could Get Awkward...

Mary Barra is walking into Donald Trump's lion's den today, more on the UAW corruption situation, and more drama from Nissan. All of that and other news in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019....

 2019-08-31 14:05 

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Good Dumb Boy Crashes Mercedes S-Class Into Wall...

Yesterday morning, an Aptos, California dog managed to find himself behind the wheel of a 2001 Mercedes S-Class that had rolled down the street and into a retaining wall in front of a home....

 2019-08-30 22:30 

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U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Sides With Automakers In Fuel Economy Battle...

In the ongoing battle between the Trump Administration and seemingly everyone else over the future of fuel economy standards, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has weighed in. Naturally, they have sided with everyone else....

 2019-08-30 17:30 

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There Is Nothing Funny About The Very Real Threat Of Scooters Causing Mayhem During Hurricane Dorian...

Miami residents have a lot to worry about this Labor Day weekend as Hurricane Dorian closes down on them. The risks they face as a potentially deadly hurricane looms in the near future is absolutely not a joke. There is nothing funny about the whole situa...

 2019-08-30 13:25 

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Waymo Calls On NHTSA To Scrap Standards For Autonomous Vehicles...

Waymo is tired of impossible standards, the trade war might kill the planet, and Toyota is making global moves. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, August 30, 2019....

 2019-08-30 01:00 

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Quick Question: Car Detailing Tool Or Suicide Device?...

Take a look at that picture up there. It's from an old ad for a car accessory, and, yes, it's a hose that connects right to your car's exhaust pipe. So, what's this thing for? Quietly ending all the pain of existence or getting shreds of e...

 2019-08-29 19:25 

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Hunting For Crashes With The 'Professional Spectators' Of Rally Finland...

Jerry Heinonen, of the Finnish Car Guys, wakes me up at 5:30 AM. It takes a moment to sink in that I'm in Jyvskyl, the rallying capital of Finland (and therefore the world). And I'm here on the morning of the rally of all rallies: Rally Finland....

 2019-08-28 14:01 

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Trump's China Exodus Order Could Tank GM...

Trump's trade threats are further screwing with the auto industry, camera-based "mirrors" could be coming to the U.S. (finally), drivers don't like being told by their cars they suck at driving, and something about Suzuki, which still exis...

 2019-08-27 20:05 

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The Armored BMW X5 Will Satisfy Your Need For A Crossover, Protect You From Grenades...

It's hard to imagine needing an armored vehicle, as an everyday person who has only, thus far, had regular attacks thrown at them on Twitter (and those are usually weak, anyway). But there are people in the market for these things, and with the new ar...

 2019-08-27 16:45 

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These Are Some Of The Most Ingenious Innovations Ever Implemented On An F1 Car...

Formula One is all about technological innovation, which also means finding new and improved ways to skirt the rules to gain that slight advantage over your competitors. If the FIA doesn't specifically ban it, you might just have a good shot at findin...

 2019-08-27 14:17 

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Cadillac Still Sounds Stuck In 1987...

Trump is talking about phone calls, Cadillac is talking about reinventing itself. You're not in the late '80s, you're reading The Morning Shift for Tuesday, August 27, 2019....

 2019-08-23 12:45 

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Nothing to see here. Just a guy in dark clothes driving a Lincoln Continental Mark III coup parked on the dock by the lake at 6 AM, holding a rag and looking at you like he wants you gone, right fucking now. Maybe we should just go. Right? Let's just ...

 2019-08-22 14:45 

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President Trump Is Pissed That Automakers Are Ignoring His Emissions Rollback...

President Trump is pissed at Ford for siding with California over him, Care by Volvo is in hot water, German automakers team up for autonomous cars, more Tesla turnover, and much more on The Morning Shift of Thursday, August 22, 2019....

 2019-08-22 12:45 

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People need to stop throwing rocks and vegetables at me whenever I tell them "The Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Quad 442 was America's E30 M3." Haven't you ever heard of a little thing called FREE SPEECH?...

 2019-08-20 18:30 

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Trump's Attempt To Rollback Full Efficiency Standards Is Blowing Up In His Face: Report...

The Trump Administration's attempts to scale back Obama-era fuel efficiency and emissions regulations isn't going smoothly lately, with much of the auto industry rejecting the proposal, the State of California ignoring the proposal, and even the E...

 2019-08-20 15:54 

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A Guide To Making Your Next Motorcycle Wreck More Instagrammable...

I think it's safe to say that we've all been in wrecks in our cars, or motorcycles, and they're scary and terrible even in situations where no one is seriously hurt. In the case of these no-serious-injury crashes, one of the biggest issues is ...

 2019-08-20 02:00 

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I'll be driving the new Subaru Legacy tomorrow, and I can't help but think that it is time for a revival of the incredible car/truck Baja. While the Baja has been dead for over a decade—available from 2003-2006—the hacked up Legacy sti...

 2019-08-19 15:02 

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$19.8 Million Sale Proves We Should All Go Back In Time And Buy A Warehouse Full Of McLaren F1s...

There are certain cars whose values have shot up so much that we should all kick ourselves for not having filled warehouses with them decades ago. Air-cooled Porsche 911s and mid-2000s Ford GTs come to mind, though one of the kings of collector-car apprec...

 2019-08-19 14:30 

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Lincoln Is Coming For Cadillac And It Shouldn't Be A Hard Fight...

The new Cadillac XT6 doesn't seem to stand a chance against the new Lincoln Aviator, some United Auto Workers idiots are in trouble for not handing out watches, a dealer owner faces five centuries of jail time, and Trump is blaming everyone but himsel...

 2019-08-19 12:00 

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At $195,000, Could This 2015 Panther WaterCar Be Fun If By Land And Two Times As Much If By Sea?...

With the threat of global climate change supposedly looming, there's a strong possibility that many of our favorite coastal roads will eventually be under water. With today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Panther Amphibious Car that won't be a prob...

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