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In 1959, grocery mogul Richard Sampson gave builders of his latest store, in Brunswick, Maine, a rather unconventional request: they were to entomb a perfectly good, low mileage 1954 Corvette in its own room, lit by two incandescent bulbs, with only a single square window from which to view the car. As Hemmings Daily tells us, the C1 Corvette was…

In 1959, grocery mogul Richard Sampson gave builders of his latest store, in Brunswick, Maine, a rather unconventional request: they were to entomb a perfectly good, low mileage 1954 Corvette in its own room, lit by two incandescent bulbs, with only a single square window from which to view the car. As Hemmings Daily tells us, the C1 Corvette was…

In January, luxury car sales in the United States were up, and generally by a large margin over prior year. Cadillac delivered 47 percent more cars than it did in 2012, while Porsche delivered a 32 percent gain. Lexus was up by nearly 27 percent, followed by Acura (13.2 percent), Mercedes-Benz (10.7 percent), Volvo (9.3 percent), Audi (7.5…

In January, luxury car sales in the United States were up, and generally by a large margin over prior year. Cadillac delivered 47 percent more cars than it did in 2012, while Porsche delivered a 32 percent gain. Lexus was up by nearly 27 percent, followed by Acura (13.2 percent), Mercedes-Benz (10.7 percent), Volvo (9.3 percent), Audi (7.5…

In December, Lexus built its final LFA, serial number 500, roughly two years after production of the no-expenses-spared supercar began. The final car, a white Nürburgring Edition, was destined for a museum, but the penultimate Lexus LFA assembled, serial number 499, was shipped to a Unites States dealer. Autoweek explains that the steel…

Super Bowl XLVII is now over, and that means we can tell you about all the new car ads that aired during the game as well as one for the upcoming sixth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise. Yes, a trailer for Fast and Furious 6 was shown during the Big Game and we have it here for you. As for the car ads, there were quite a few this…

Getting a straight answer out of Ford on the next Focus RS is likely getting a concise and clearly-worded response from a politician: no matter how you phrase the question, the reply will be in the form of a non-answer. While that may frustrate potential customers and Focus RS fans, we understand the realities of the global automotive business. To…

Mercedes AMG has taken the wraps off its new W04 Formula One race car that former world champion Lewis Hamilton will be driving in his first year with the team, and his first away from McLaren, which he has been linked with since the age of 13. Driving alongside Hamilton will be Nico Rosberg, who was first to drive the W04 during its debut today…

For Super Bowl XLV, in 2011, Chrysler hired Eminem to deliver a loud and clear message: the American auto industry, most noticeably Chrysler and its affiliated companies, were back. Perhaps even more relevant was the theme that Detroit, America’s motor city, was also on an upswing. Last year, Clint Eastwood delivered his “halftime in…

Grey’s Anatomy star and avid racer Patrick Dempsey will be returning to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2013 after last racing in the endurance classic in 2009 at the wheel of a Ferrari F430 GT. This time around Dempsey will be racing with Porsche, using a 911 GT3 RSR race car fielded by his own team, Dempsey Racing, in collaboration with Italy’s…

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