The first weekend of April looks to be extremely busy for fans of the automotive world. Continue reading “Steering Column March 27”
DEARBORN, Mich., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Jaguar Land Rover operations to Tata Motors. Continue reading “Ford Motor Company Announces Agreement to Sell Jaguar Land Rover to Tata Motors”
Plans have been made and lines have been drawn – now we prepare for battle. This week we took the keys to the all-new 414hp BMW M3 sedan. Later this week we will test the new rear-drive hotrod from Pontiac, the 361hp G8 sedan. Despite a small power advantage to the Bimmer, can Detroit deliver a vehicle capable of competing on the battlefield so dominated … Continue reading Preparing for battle
It has been a couple of weeks since we updated this thread. Recent vehicles spending time in the AutoworldToday garage include the Buick Enclave, Land Rover LR3, Chevy Aveo sedan and Range Rover HSE. In the coming weeks we will be on the road to the Dallas Auto Show, Gulf States Toyota winter dealers confab in Houston, Pontiac regional intro of the new G8 sport … Continue reading In the Garage
At a press conference hosted by the MIDWAY GROUP, Mobil 1 and the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javitz Centre in Manhattan, New York, the Mazda2/Mazda Demio was declared the 2008 World Car of the Year. Continue reading “World Car of the Year awards”
As schoolchildren in Duncanville head back to school following their spring break, drivers in school zones are forewarned to hang up those handheld cell phone devices.
Beginning March 24, the new “Use of Hand-held Mobile Telephones Prohibited in School Zones” ordinance takes effect. Drivers may not operate a non-hands-free mobile (cell or sat) phone or communications device in an active school zone.
According to the city of Duncanville website, this ordinance only applies to hand-held mobile phones and texting devices, not two-way radios (CB, ham or business) or laptops.
Breaker 1-9, looks like we got us a convoy … Continue reading “Steering Column March 20”
Despite reports from some local media outlets about limited production capabilities at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Arlington due to the extended strike of American Axle workers, here is the official word from GM: “We continue to run as scheduled. We’ve completed our acceleration plan for the Hybrid Launch and are running at a steady state. Regarding the American Axle Strike, we are good … Continue reading Good news for GM Arlington
Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage treated the motorsports media to lunch recently during the annual TMS media day. Interviewees included Sprint Cup driver Kevin Harvick and his wife and Nationwide Series team owner Delana Harvick, Craftsman Truck Series driver Ron Hornaday Jr. and live via satellite IndyCar drivers Helio Castroneves (who answered “Dancing With The Stars” questions including one from Harvick posing as a reporter) and Danicka Patrick, who spent half her time defending her layout in the SI swimsuit edition. Continue reading “Steering Column March 13”
Dodge swung through Big D today showing off their newest Ram pickup (set to go on sale this fall) and a new Crossover Utility Vehicle, Journey. Continue reading “Dodge does Dallas”
For those of you contemplating a trip to the Texas Coast for some fresh shellfish, we bring you this warning: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/news/releases/20080307.shtm Continue reading Coastal Woes
Ford Motor Company is taking another hit in the recall department this week: WASHINGTON — Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 100,000 2008 F-Series trucks because the front driver’s seat does not conform with federal standards. Ford says the weld connecting a bracket and the driver’s front seat back could crack on a small number of vehicles. As a result, the vehicles do not comply … Continue reading The ‘hits’ keep coming
The Cruisers Club will be at the Sabor a la Mexicana Restaurant located at 715 Skyline Drive in Duncanville for their first scheduled Classic Car Show of the season benefitting the Bridges Safehouse March 8, 2-6 p.m. Everyone is welcome and spectators are free. Dash plaques go to the first 50 entries, trophies awarded in 12 classes with participant judging and the entry fee is … Continue reading March 5 Briefs