Monthly Archives: September 2007

Motoring Memories: Studebaker, 1902-1966

By Bill Vance Studebaker history went back to 1852 when Clem and Henry Studebaker’s blacksmith shop in South Bend, Indiana, began building wagons. They prospered selling wagons during the American Civil War, and continued to grow until they claimed to … Continue reading

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Auto mercury recovery programs running in all 50 U.S. states

September 28, 2007 Auto mercury recovery programs running in all 50 U.S. states Washington, D.C. – A voluntary national program in the U.S. to remove mercury switches in scrap vehicles has resulted in the removal of more than 635,000 switches … Continue reading

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SEMA Action Network expands into Canada

September 28, 2007 SEMA Action Network expands into Canada Washington, D.C. – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Action Network (SAN) has announced that it has broadened its legislative advocacy activities to include the Canadian federal and provincial governments. Canadian … Continue reading

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GM announces pricing on all-new 2008 Chevrolet Malibu

September 28, 2007 GM announces pricing on all-new 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. Click image to enlarge Photo Gallery: 2008 Chevrolet Malibu (2007 Detroit Auto Show) Oshawa, Ontario – GM Canada has announced pricing on the all-new 2008 Chevrolet … Continue reading

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2008 GM full-size pickups receive five-star crash test ratings

September 28, 2007 2008 GM full-size pickups receive five-star crash test ratings 2007 GMC Sierra. Click image to enlarge Photo Gallery: 2007 General Motors trucks Detroit, Michigan – The 2008 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 Series pickup trucks have … Continue reading

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Toyota to premiere 2009 Corolla and Matrix at 2007 SEMA Show, October 31st

September 28, 2007 Toyota to premiere 2009 Corolla and Matrix at 2007 SEMA Show, October 31st Torrance, California – Toyota announced it will stage the U.S. premiere of the all-new 2009 Corolla and Matrix at a press conference at the … Continue reading

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Look beyond price when car-shopping in the U.S., warns CAA-Quebec

September 28, 2007 Look beyond price when car-shopping in the U.S., warns CAA-Quebec Quebec, Quebec – While the exceptionally strong Canadian dollar has more motorists thinking about buying a new or used vehicle in the U.S., CAA-Quebec reminds consumers that … Continue reading

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Inside Story: 2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited convertible

2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited convertible. Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Michael Clark Photo Gallery: 2008 Chrysler Sebring convertible He’s cool. He’s hip. And he’s not yet 45 – so what am I doing here? It seems that … Continue reading

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Garage Lighting

A fluorescent light fixture. Click image to enlarge By Glen Konoroski Most people who work on their own vehicles will admit that you can never have enough light in your garage. Over the past year, I’ve been evaluating a selection … Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce opens new showroom in Shanghai, China

September 27, 2007 Rolls-Royce opens new showroom in Shanghai, China Shanghai, China – A new Rolls-Royce showroom was officially opened on Wednesday in Shanghai by Colin Kelly, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Regional Director for Asia Pacific. Located in the central business … Continue reading

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Volkswagen launches “Dieselution Tour” across U.S.

September 27, 2007 Volkswagen launches “Dieselution Tour” across U.S. Auburn Hills, Michigan – Volkswagen of America is launching its “Dieselution Tour”, a mobile marketing exhibit to educate the public and media on clean diesel technology and alternative fuels. The four-month … Continue reading

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Automechanika gives Canadian shops a chance to connect with apprentices

September 27, 2007 Automechanika gives Canadian shops a chance to connect with apprentices Toronto, Ontario – Automechanika Canada will hold a Career Day on Friday, September 28 at its trade show in Toronto. The event will include an Employment Alley, … Continue reading

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BMW to expand its plant in Leipzig, Germany

September 27, 2007 BMW to expand its plant in Leipzig, Germany Leipzig, Germany – BMW has announced an expansion project, scheduled for completion in 2009, at its plant in Leipzig. The company will add a press shop, including a component … Continue reading

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