Automotive News (reg. req.) reports this month that the Chevrolet Volt showcar that wowed ‘em at the Detroit show this January is in production development.
General Motors is moving quickly to get the Chevrolet Volt out of the laboratory and into the showroom.
Since the Volt’s successful January debut as a concept car at the Detroit auto […]

The upcoming Pontiac G8 debuted at the Chicago Auto Show and is also on display at the New York International Auto Show through the 15th of this month. To be available with either a 261-hp 3.6L V-6 or a brawny 362-hp 6.0L V-8, this new rear-drive-platform machine should satisfy the GM enthusiast-minded driver at a […]

One of my least-liked luxury sports cars has been this Lexus SC430. I know that it is supposed to be refined and powerful and quiet — quiet? Well, for the well-heeled that values luxury over sports, and wants a retractable hard top plus, in this league at least, a bargain to boot, the SC is […]

Now that gas is over $3 a gallon out here in LA, and close to that elsewhere, the smaller SUV and crossover segments are getting red hot. Two of the newest in this category, the Jeep Wrangler JK and Toyota’s retro FJ Cruiser just cry out for aftermarket goodies. Two of our favorite vendors, Airforce […]

Every once in a while an absolutely gorgeous show car appears on the circuit that looks all to producible, and which the company seems determined to bring to market. Great looks, fantastic performance potential, a corporate flagship to be super proud of — except that when you’ve just lost 1.5 billion smackaroos in the last […]

Xenon has just released its newest fantastic body styling kit, and this time it transforms the 2006 Dodge Charger and R/T into an aggressive looking beast! To go along with wild front and rear fascias are side skirts and side moldings, a three piece rear deck spoiler and from their GTS line, headlight/taillight blackouts and […]

Over at GM’s FastLane blog, they have a special treat!

If you’re a Camaro enthusiast, you’re going to love this video. A couple of months ago, the blog team was able to get Tom Peters, lead designer of the Camaro, on video driving it for the first time.
The video is at YouTube — No smoky burnouts […]

Wow! Take one abandoned British automotive icon, mix in a huge chunk of Chinese money and manufacturing expertise and shake, not stir, in an Oklahoma Indian tribe and what’ve you got? Well, maybe the next entry-level European sports car assembled in Ardmore, Oklahoma! From the Business section of today’s LA Times:

A struggling Chinese manufacturer, the […]

Here’s a good one — Chrysler is green lighting the Dodge Challenger.
Chrysler to announce plans for new Challenger
The Chrysler division of DaimlerChrysler AG is expected to announce on Friday a new Dodge Challenger coupe styled and named after the automaker’s 1970s muscle car, The Wall Street Journal said.
The V8-powered Challenger won’t be sold until next […]

Or would this end up like Chrysler, with the biggest of the big three foreign owned. Either way, this is interesting! From Automotive News today: (registration req.)
Kerkorian proposes GM, Renault-Nissan alliance
Investor Kirk Kerkorian is advocating an alliance of General Motors and Renault-Nissan, according to a securities filing.
In the filing, Kerkorian says that the Renault-Nissan […]

Renting a Chevy Malibu in Oklahoma

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Last weekend I spent at least 6 1/2 hours in a Chevy Malibu rented from Hertz. Although a completely unremarkable car as far as looks are concerned — not ugly, not pretty, not designerly . . . just not much of anything, it did get me there and back without incident. But, for a rental, […]

Lamborghini Countach Wall Art

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Rich guys that love cars, and love art, have all the fun! Take for instance Richard Moriarty from Newport Beach, CA — his idea of decorating a wall might cause a few gasps when you first enter the room, but hey — we like it!

According to the LA Times today:
Getting the Lamborghini into the house […]

Just released and available from BTG Motoring is Xenon’s fantastic new body kit for the 300C. As you can see from these pics of Southern California 300C owner Dane Taylor, the designers and craftsmen at Xenon outdid themselves on this one!

We know that Dane is totally stoked, because he told us so, and so will […]

BTG Motoring is proud to announce the release of the latest/greatest T-304 stainless-steel exhaust systems for those performance beasts, the 2005.5 – 2006 Audi S4 & RS4 B7s.

What makes these so special is the attention to detail by LaBree, with all flanges machined flat out of 3/8″ cold roll steel to mate perfectly, even without […]

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The decision by General Motors to cancel the Pontiac GTO after this current ‘06 model year pales in significance to other things going on around the world, but to old GM fans, like myself, it’s another sign that what was once the largest, most powerful corporation in the world, […]

Wow! What a lot of folks have been patiently waiting for has finally happened. Whipple Industries is now shipping their Intercooled Supercharger Kits for the Ford 24-valve 5.4 litre V-8 used in the 2004 - 2006 F-150, F-250 and Expedition. This is a monster-power-producing kit, that results in up to nearly 475hp and 550 lbs. […]

Business as usual in Germany? I think not.
FRANKFURT, GERMANY - In a nation where a handshake can launch a deal and business is considered a noble calling, scandals at some of Germany’s largest companies have brought embarrassment to a corporate culture proud of its honor system.
Allegations and admissions of bribery, corruption and misdeeds have surfaced […]

Our sister site and online store, BTG Motoring, has just added the complete line of 2005 Mustang Xenon body kits and GTS™ light covers for the 2005 Mustang and 2005 Mustang GT.

This is in addition to the great New Mustang Borla exhaust systems that we have been selling for some time.
If you have an […]

In his latest post at the GM blog, Fastlane, Vice Chairman Bob Lutz gives us as much information as possible in a frank look at the General’s upcoming game plan for getting out of its current troubles.
A good and fair question. Let’s start by saying there’s no magic bullet for our issues, at least none […]

Dan Neil’s “Highway One” column this week in the LA Times (reg. req.) reinforces this author’s opinion that Audi has a winner in its new A3 model, just released this month for the U.S. market.
Audi’s timing couldn’t be better. The German prestige brand is bringing the five-door hatchback version of the A3 — a […]

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