Hot Import Nights 2020 Banner for a September car show event
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Hot Import Nights Is Still a Thing

Back in the late 1990s, the Hot Import Nights car show began to make its mark on the American automotive scene. Apparently, it began as a festival for car enthusiasts to showcase exotic and customized imported automobiles. Hot Import Nights car show still exists. In fact, there are still a few more nights of this …

A self-driving car riding down the street
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Uber Acquires Postmates in Big Takeout Deal

Uber Technologies Inc. changed the car industry forever by making ride-hailing services extremely popular and even changed how we think of car ownership. But just like large auto manufacturers, Uber has been forced to adapt as the coronavirus pandemic persists. In order to find more success during these times, Uber has made a deal to …

Toyota Camry Hybrid
Cars

Car Sales Are so Bad Even Toyota Is Struggling

It’s no secret that the car industry has been rocked since the coronavirus pandemic intensified. While there are some signs of recovery, we are by no means out of the woods yet. This has been made even more evident by Toyota’s recent financial forecast. The popular carmaker expects profits to drop by 80 percent due …

2021 Nissan Rogue on street
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Is Nissan Ready for a Bounce Back?

Nissan is often overlooked in the auto sales world because of its “vanilla” persona. Lately, the carmaker has had more recent success with its Murano SUV and Frontier pickup truck. Now, Nissan looks like it’s headed for even more good news as their car sales start to bounce in the largest automobile market, China. Nissan’s …

The 2020 Ford F-150 races down a sandy road
Trucks & SUVs

2021 Ford F-150 Production Date Delayed

The Ford F-150, though it has its good and bad reviews across the board, is a trusted vehicle. It’s America’s favorite truck for decades and it is a favorite across the globe as well. It’s a fantastic family car and a workhorse towing machine. Will we see a 2021 Ford F-150? As of today, it …

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Driving While Wearing an N95 Mask Can Be Incredibly Dangerous

Safety behind the wheel is always important. Auto manufacturers are constantly addressing vehicle safety but nothing replaces critical thinking and careful driving. Distracted driving is still at the top of the list for accidents along with drinking and driving. However, in light of our new normal, some new hazards are being identified. Driving While Wearing an N95 Mask Can Be …

The Tesla Cybertruck as unveiled by Elon Musk, the co-founder and CEO of Tesla
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is Upset About Sheltering in Place Orders

The founder and CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk is mad again. Musk is no stranger to controversy and is known for being temperamental, as well as being innovative. This time around, he’s still upset about the government’s shelter-in-place orders which he believes are screwing up his business. Tesla’s Last Controversy in March In March, Musk …

Hyundai Kona compact crossover suv on display at Brussels Expo
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Automakers Start to Resume Production in Europe

Recently, we talked about how China’s auto sales are starting to show signs of recovery as automakers resume production in the area amid the COVID-19 crisis. Now, we are seeing automakers reopen their production facilities in Europe too as Auto News reports. Hyundai and Kia Lead the Way Korean brands Hyundai and Kia were among …

Ferrari 812 Superfast in red
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Ferrari’s Five-Year Plan In Jeopardy

I recently posted about how Ferrari switched from the production of cars to the production of parts to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, they fired up their production lines to create pieces for scuba masks to be converted into respirators. But, manufacturers across the automotive industry have begun talking about resuming vehicle production, as has Ferrari. In fact, Ferrari …

The interior of a Tesla Model X
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COVID-19 Has Designers Rethinking Car Interiors

COVID-19 has caused the world to pause, including car designers. What they have realized is that now more than ever, a swelling amount of people are viewing their car as their sanctuary. Consequently, designers are rethinking how that sanctuary will look in the future, and how to make it more sanctuary-like.  In the words of the designers In …

NASCAR virtual racing
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Crazy IRacing Special Event Tonight

If you do not follow the different racing leagues, then you might find it surprising to know that the COVID-19 has not slowed the drivers down. Racing is still happening. But it is happening virtually. Tonight there will be another race, but this one will not be to hone driver skills as much as it will be for utter ridiculous …

Open road in fall
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Animals Take Over the Streets During Quarantine

Animals have taken over the streets during the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown. Morning commutes have changed during the human absence in recent weeks. The roads have, for the most part, been devoid of vehicles. But the interesting thing is that animals that once stayed away from humans are now finding their boundaries removed, and are themselves taking to the empty roads. …

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Rolls-Royce Wants Quarantined Kids to Design Cars

Rolls Royce, an automotive company known for its expensive, elegant, and classy cars, is looking to cultivate new inspiration in design during this quarantine. To aid during this 2019-2020 global pandemic and bring something to keep those young minds active, Rolls-Royce has come up with a challenge for quarantined kids. Any child 16 or younger …

2021 Ford Bronco four-door model on display

Ford Confirms Bronco Still Launching This Spring

Some good news arrived today, coming from the Ford camp. It has to do with the Bronco. Some speculated that the official vehicle reveal was going to be pushed back from Spring toward the middle or end of the year due to COVID-19 related closures of large automotive industry shows. The shows are great opportunities for manufacturers to launch a …

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Mazda Offers Free Auto Services to Health Care Workers

Health care workers, essential employees, and other staff are working round the clock, to ensure the wellbeing of others to prohibit the further spread of COVID-19. Understandably, personal vehicle maintenance might not be top of mind. Mazda wants to help ensure all health care workers, not only Mazda customers, can be taken care of as …

Ferrari LaFerrari
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Ferrari Making Parts to Convert Snorkel Masks Into Respirators

A post from Reuters on Thursday indicated that Ferrari has started making valves and fittings, using its 3D printing technology at its Maranello plant. The parts are used as part of a kit to fit underwater snorkel masks, converting them into respirators for patients suffering from COVID-19. Production of the parts is expected to be in the several hundred. …

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Ford Turns Airbag Material Into Medical Gowns

Auto manufacturers across the globe have turned their efforts toward combating coronavirus (COVID-19) and examining what resources and skills can be used to help. Ford is expanding its efforts to produce respirators, face masks, testing kits, and now medical gowns. “The need to protect our medical teams is heightened – Ford’s gown production could not …

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Are China’s Auto Sales Starting to Recover?

China has been central to auto sales growth for the last 30 years but things have only gotten tougher for this market. Even before COVID-19 wreaked havoc from Wuhan, China was experiencing a decline in car customer demand, numerous tariff hardships, along with adapting to stricter emission standards. China’s Auto Sales Downturns Back in 2009, …

Ford Escape
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What to Do If You Can’t Make Your Car Payment

The coronavirus crisis (COVID-19) has made a financial impact on many American households. With more than 1 million worldwide cases and more than 6 million unemployed households, life is hard for many. The economic hardship has many car owners deciding between buying groceries and defaulting on their car loans. Those needing reliable transportation may put …

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Coloring Pages for Car Enthusiasts and Kids

What was once an activity reserved for the entertainment of children has captured the attention of automakers and car enthusiasts—coloring pages designed with the help of your favorite car brands and designers. Looking for some new ideas to keep your whole family entertained during quarantine? Car enthusiasts and kids alike will be able to enjoy …

2019 Subaru Forester Sport on the track.

Subaru Offers Customers Three Month Payment Relief

As of April 9, the total reported cases of coronavirus had reached over one million up to over 1 million. More than 6 million families have become jobless and are barely scraping by when it comes to bills. Many automakers, Kia, Ford, Mitsubishi, Acura, and others are offering deferred payment options at this time. Subaru …

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Mitsubishi Motors Offers Three Months Payment Relief

From March to the beginning of April, more than 900,000 people have been affected by the global impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). Hundreds of thousands of households are financially affected with lost wages unable to pay for bills, groceries, or make car payments. Mitsubishi Motors is doing its part to support vehicle owners and employees in …

2020 Kia Telluride driving down paved road
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Kia Offers Customers Three Months Payment Relief

The COVID-19 virus is highly contagious, as most people know and is causing many households to struggle economically. Automotive companies, such as Kia, are offering payment relief, incentivized leases, low-interest loan rates, payment deferrals, and more.  Kia Offers Customers Three Months Payment Relief An overwhelming amount of families are jobless these days and filled with …

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Acura Offers Payment Relief Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus crisis (COVID-19) has made a massive impact in the current world, that is clear. With more than 1 million worldwide cases and more than 6 million unemployed households, life is hard for many. Acura is offering customers several payment relief options due to these trying times.  The coronavirus is highly contagious, and without …

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Five Quarantine Activities for Auto Enthusiasts

There’s been a lot of discussions on how people can pass time during their Coronavirus quarantine period. Let’s face it, it’s easy to run out of ideas. Cabin fever might even set in soon if it hasn’t already. So, what are some automotive-based ideas the auto enthusiasts can do? Listed below are five activities that …

Customers visits an electric and hybrid vehicles store in Shanghai
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Coronavirus and Car Buying: Is it a Good Time to Buy a Car?

With the recent Coronavirus pandemic affecting the economy and having an even greater economic effect on households across the nation, many consumers are plagued with financial burden. On top of the financial stress, social distancing has become the norm and many states are issuing mandatory quarantines. And although we need to keep human contact to …

Ford pickup trucks at dealership
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Pandemic Forces Car Dealers to Adjust Sales Model

Online buying services such as Carvana and Vroom have been trying to disrupt the traditional car-buying process for years. The Coronavirus is also a disrupter. The outbreak of the coronavirus may play into a more robust and stable future for the online services as opposed to the traditional car dealerships, at least for the short-term. Get The Lead-In Traditional …

Cars racing down the track during a Formula 1 race in Australia
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Coronavirus Will Not Stop Firestone Grand Prix

Wednesday morning, the Mayor of Saint Petersburg Florida went on record in a press conference to say that the 16th Annual Firestone Grand Prix will go on this weekend. The conference was held to address concerns of Coronavirus’s impact in the area and to the event.   Embrace The Race The Mayor, Rick Kriseman, began the press …

New York International Auto Show Website
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Postponed: New York International Auto Show

Late Tuesday afternoon, the organizers of the New York International Auto Show announced that its annual show was postponed. Originally scheduled to run April 10-19th, the show was rescheduled for August 28th through September 6, 2020. Mark Schienberg, President of the New York Automobile Dealers Association, said the move was being made to protect “attendees, …

Race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. in his car.
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Motorsport Is Making Coronavirus Adjustments

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization on their website declared, “COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.” This means that there is a major concern for the health and wellbeing of humans globally. Indeed, the Coronavirus, as it is commonly known, is no respecter of national borders, political parties, religious faith, or even gender. So, …

Coronavirus volunteer
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Coronavirus Is Affecting Vehicle Production

News about the spread of Coronavirus and efforts to contain it have been all over the news outlets for months now. For those unaffected, it might be hard to comprehend how something with so enormous an influence on a population overseas could affect the automotive industry in the United States. However, Coronavirus is certainly doing …