Monthly Archives: June 2006

Motoring Memories: Pegaso, 1951 – 1958

1956 Pegaso Z102. Click image to enlarge Story and photo by Bill Vance Although Spain was not one of Europe’s main automakers, it has produced vehicles ranging from the massive Rolls-Royce class Hispano-Suizas of the 1920s and ’30s, to the … Continue reading

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First hydrogen fuelling station opens in New England

June 30, 2006 First hydrogen fuelling station opens in New England Burlington, Vermont – The first hydrogen fuelling station has opened in New England, at the Department of Public Works in Burlington, Vermont. The station includes an electrolyzer with a … Continue reading

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Russia purchases GEM vehicles for G8 summit

June 30, 2006 Russia purchases GEM vehicles for G8 summit Fargo, North Dakota – The Russian government, at the behest of President Vladimir Putin, has purchased 30 four-passenger GEM electric vehicles for use during the upcoming G8 Summit in July. … Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce expands to 74 dealerships

June 30, 2006 Rolls-Royce expands to 74 dealerships Goodwood, England – With the opening of new dealerships and showrooms in Pakistan, Colorado and India, Rolls-Royce has announced it now has 74 dealerships worldwide in 32 countries, up from 64 in … Continue reading

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RM Auctions to offer famous Ferrari racing car

June 30, 2006 RM Auctions to offer famous Ferrari racing car Blenheim, Ontario – RM Auctions has announced that it will present the 1958 Ferrari 412 S race car at the 2006 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction on August … Continue reading

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Ford and VeraSun launch first U.S. “ethanol corridor”

June 30, 2006 Ford and VeraSun launch first U.S. “ethanol corridor” St. Louis, Missouri – The Ford Motor Company, in partnership with VeraSun Energy Corporation, has launched the first “ethanol corridor” in the U.S. in Illinois and Missouri. The Midwest … Continue reading

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American auto companies to double renewable fuel vehicle production

June 30, 2006 American auto companies to double renewable fuel vehicle production Washington, D.C. – DaimlerChrysler, Ford and General Motors have announced plans to double annual production of vehicles capable of running on renewable fuels to two million cars and … Continue reading

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CAA-Quebec warns against using winter tires in summer

June 30, 2006 CAA-Quebec warns against using winter tires in summer Quebec, Quebec – CAA-Quebec is reminding motorists that it is important to drive with all-season tires during the summer months; using winter tires all year long jeopardizes safety, and … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2006 Cadillac DTS with Performance Package

Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Peter Bleakney While cocooned in the sybaritic splendour of the 2006 Cadillac DTS, a Caddy ad featuring the music of Led Zeppelin came blasting forth from the eight-speaker Bose audio system: “Been … Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Chrysler Intrepid, 300M, LHS and Concorde, 1998-2004

When Chrysler’s LH sedans – the Chrysler Intrepid, LHS and Concorde and the Eagle Vision – went on sale in 1993 and 1994, they were some of the few cars from Chrysler that weren’t derived in some way from the K-Car. The large LH cars featured wedgy “cab-forward” exteriors, spacious cabins, and surprisingly good ride and handling. Continue reading

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Smart to enter U.S. market

June 29, 2006 Smart to enter U.S. market Detroit, Michigan – Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG, has announced that the Smart brand will finally enter the United States market. Beginning in 2008, the successor … Continue reading

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Pirelli offers tips on SUV tire safety

June 29, 2006 Pirelli offers tips on SUV tire safety Montreal, Quebec – Pirelli, manufacturer of the Scorpion ATR tire designed and built specifically for light trucks and SUVs, offers tips for summer SUV driving. Don’t overload your SUV for … Continue reading

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Volkswagen announces North America’s largest VW show

June 29, 2006 Volkswagen announces North America’s largest VW show Auburn Hills, Michigan – Volkswagen has announced its sponsorship of Waterfest 12, North America’s largest annual Volkswagen Car Show and Motorsport event. More than 20,000 enthusiasts are expected to attend … Continue reading

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