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Chevrolet’s Iconic Bowtie Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Origin still uncertain, but 215 million cars and trucks have worn the badge since 1913 DETROIT – Chevrolet’s globally recognized bowtie celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with 25 product launches helping the symbol find new roads around the world despite an origin that is still uncertain. In 1913, Chevrolet co-founder William C. Durant introduced […]

Ford Mustang Adds to Nearly 3,000 Credits with Leading Hero Car Role in Upcoming ‘Need for Speed’ Movie

- A one-of-a-kind, customized Ford Mustang plays a prominent role in the upcoming film from DreamWorks Studios, “Need for Speed,” based on the long-running video game series – Mustang fans have crowd-sourced a list of about 3,000 Ford Mustang appearances on the large and small screen over nearly five decades – Mustang made its silver […]

DreamWorks Studios and Ford Motor Company Announce Exclusive Partnership for Film Adaptation of Electonic Arts’ Need for Speed Video Game

‘Breaking Bad’ star Aaron Paul Teams with a One-of-a-Kind Mustang Hero Car Specially Designed for the Film by Ford LOS ANGELES – Today, DreamWorks Studios’ Stacey Snider, Partner and Co-Chair, and Ford Motor Company’s Jim Farley, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing, Sales and Service, are pleased to announce an exclusive partnership for the feature film […]

‘Best Balanced Cars on Earth’ – New Porsche Cayman and Boxster Siblings Scoop ‘Car of the Year’ in 2013 Vehicle Dynamics International Awards

- All-new Porsche duo wows VDI’s biggest-ever international jury – 29 judges from 19 countries – Ford’s dynamicists scoop two prestigious awards 2013 Award Winners: – Car of the Year: Porsche Boxster/Cayman – Dynamics Team of the Year: Ford – Dynamicist of the Year: David Put, Ford TeamRS – Innovation of the Year: RaceActive Chassis […]

A Perennial Favorite: Dodge Challenger Wins Second Consecutive Cars.com “Shopper’s Choice Award”

- 2013 Dodge Challenger named “Shopper’s Choice,” representing their favorite car of the year – Online shoppers activity for Challenger, combined with it grabbing the most votes from Cars.com Facebook fans in the final round earned it the title Auburn Hills, Mich. – Representing the voice of millions of shoppers who visit Cars.com, the Dodge […]

Next-Generation Chevrolet Camaro to Be Built in the U.S.

GM announced today the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro will be assembled at the Lansing Grand River (LGR) Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan. This decision is based on a comprehensive business case. Lower capital investment and improved production efficiencies were key factors in the business case. The Camaro is the only rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicle built at […]

Autoweek Announces Porsche Boxster S and Mercedes-Benz GL as Winners of the 2013 Best of the Best Car and Truck Awards

DETROIT — Autoweek editors announced the Porsche Boxster S and Mercedes-Benz GL as the car and truck winners at the 2013 Best of the Best awards presentation. Editor Wes Raynal revealed the winners and presented Best of the Best trophies to representatives from the winning auto manufacturers. “It was a tough call to make this […]

Ford Racing Debuts New Global Motorsport Identifier

- Ford transforming its product lineup with global vehicles that bring together the best attributes from around the world – Global product strategy is reflected in new identifier to appear on Ford-powered race cars around the world LAS VEGAS – From the original 999 of 1901 through the Le Mans winning GT40s of the 1960s […]

Barrett-Jackson’s Steve Davis To Honor 50 Years Of Shelby American

The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ President will be Featured Guest Speaker at Shelby American 50th Anniversary Celebration East SCOTTSDALE, AZ. – Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, is pleased to announce that its President, Steve Davis, has been selected to be a featured guest speaker at the Shelby American 50th Anniversary […]

Chevy IndyCar Engine Offers Promise for Passenger Cars

BorgWarner honors Mark Kent, Matt Wiles for 2.2L twin-turbo, direct injection engine DETROIT – The unbeaten track performance of the new Chevrolet IndyCar V-6 engine is bringing acclaim to the engineers who created it and hope for its significant technology to find its way into passenger cars. Engineers Mark Kent and Matt Wiles, along with […]