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2016 Bentley SUV Won’t Have An Ugly Mug After All – Forbes

Monday, March 24, 2014

see photosBentley Click for full photo gallery: How’s The Bentley SUV Going To Look? It seems like every luxury automaker wants a sport utility vehicle in its lineup these days. Bentley, Lamborghini and Maserati all have talked up plans to add one as they rolled out concept versions in recent years. Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce also are said to be considering the idea. Now Bentley – which got a lot…

Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show draws buyers and dreamers. – Allentown Morning Call

Monday, March 24, 2014

To afford the $64,335 yellow 2014 Chevy Camaro convertible he was sitting in Saturday at the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show, 16-year-old Jon Barber would have to work about 8,873 hours at his job at Jake’s Wayback Burgers in Schnecksville. But a guy can dream, can’t he? For Jon and his father, Jeff, both of North Whitehall, the auto show is an annual pilgrimage where they join thousands of others…

NASCAR Fontana 2014: Auto Club 400 viewer’s guide – SB Nation

Monday, March 24, 2014

As NASCAR visits Auto Club Speedway for its annual spring race in Southern California, here are the storylines and drivers you need to be mindful of Sunday. Storylines Fresh tires are everything at Fontana It’s an old adage in NASCAR that excessive tire wear creates great racing. And due to the abrasiveness of a surface that has never been repaved since opening its doors in 1997, few…

NASCAR Fontana 2014: Denny Hamlin misses Auto Club 400 with sinus … – SB Nation

Monday, March 24, 2014

Denny Hamlin will miss the Auto Club 400 due to a sinus infection that has affected his vision, Joe Gibbs Racing announced Sunday. Sam Hornish Jr., already on standby for Matt Kenseth, whose wife is due to give birth, will drive the No. 11 Toyota in Hamlin’s place at Auto Club Speedway. The decision for Hamlin to withdraw was made at 11:30 a.m. PT, approximately 45 minutes before…

Elephants escape circus in St. Louis, damage cars in Shriners’ lot – CNN

Monday, March 24, 2014

(CNN) — What’s better than a bull in a China shop? Three cows in a parking lot — elephant cows, that is. The trunked trio — all circus stars in St. Louis, Missouri — found a way out of their enclosure Saturday and went for a stroll. Eyewitnesses told CNN affiliate KSDK that loud noises from circus goers had spooked the elephants, and they fled. But the three only made…

Denny Hamlin out of Auto Club 400 with sinus infection – USA TODAY

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Denny Hamlin missed four races and part of another in 2013 after breaking his back in a crash at Auto Club Speedway last March.(Photo: Andrew Weber, USA TODAY Sports) FONTANA, Calif. — Denny Hamlin will miss the Auto Club 400 due to a sinus infection which is affecting his vision, Joe Gibbs Racing president J.D. Gibbs said 30 minutes before the start of today’s race. Sam Hornish Jr., who was…

Elephants escape circus in St. Louis, damage cars in Shriners’ lot – CNN

Sunday, March 23, 2014

(CNN) — What’s better than a bull in a China shop? Three cows in a parking lot — elephant cows, that is. The trunked trio — all circus stars in St. Louis, Missouri — found a way out of their enclosure Saturday and went for a stroll. Eyewitnesses told CNN affiliate KSDK that loud noises from circus goers had spooked the elephants, and they fled. But the three only made…

Elephants escape circus in St. Louis, damage cars in Shriners’ lot – CNN

Sunday, March 23, 2014

(CNN) — What’s better than a bull in a China shop? Three cows in a parking lot — elephant cows, that is. The trunked trio — all circus stars in St. Louis, Missouri — found a way out of their enclosure Saturday and went for a stroll. Eyewitnesses told CNN affiliate KSDK that loud noises from circus goers had spooked the elephants, and they fled. But the three only made…

NASCAR at Fontana: Start time, lineup and more for the Auto Club 400 – USA TODAY

Sunday, March 23, 2014

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What’s hot in car tech? Audi’s new A3 – Philly.com

Friday, March 21, 2014

“GREAT THINGS in small packages” is a consumer tech mantra, with makers compacting ever more features into ever smaller designs. This goal is being applied to upscale compact cars in the U.S. market, with the 2015 Audi A3 4-door as an apt case in point. BY THE NUMBERS: Jazzing up big sister A4’s staid looks, nicely outfitted at $29,900 (plus delivery) and laden with extraordinary tech…

Tomorrow’s Hottest Old Cars – Philly.com

Friday, March 21, 2014

As they say, hindsight is 20-20, particularly when it comes to collectibles. If only we had prevented Mom from tossing out our collection of 1960’s Silver Age comic books … if only we had preserved our first Barbie doll in her original box … if only we had bought our uncle’s 1964 Ford Mustang when we had the chance … and so on. Sure somebody might…

Get hooked on new cars at Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show – The Express-Times

Friday, March 21, 2014

The 2014 Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show has added some new twists and turns to its layout at Lehigh University’s Goodman Campus in Bethlehem. For folks hankering for a blast from the past, there is a display of muscle cars from the mid-1960s provided by the America on Wheels museum in Allentown. For those with a need for speed, Pocono Raceway has a couple of race cars on display and…

Tomorrow’s Hottest Old Cars – Philly.com

Friday, March 21, 2014

As they say, hindsight is 20-20, particularly when it comes to collectibles. If only we had prevented Mom from tossing out our collection of 1960’s Silver Age comic books … if only we had preserved our first Barbie doll in her original box … if only we had bought our uncle’s 1964 Ford Mustang when we had the chance … and so on. Sure somebody might…

New Bugatti Veyron honors Rembrandt – MarketWatch

Friday, March 21, 2014

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What’s hot in car tech? Audi’s new A3 – Philly.com

Friday, March 21, 2014

“GREAT THINGS in small packages” is a consumer tech mantra, with makers compacting ever more features into ever smaller designs. This goal is being applied to upscale compact cars in the U.S. market, with the 2015 Audi A3 4-door as an apt case in point. BY THE NUMBERS: Jazzing up big sister A4’s staid looks, nicely outfitted at $29,900 (plus delivery) and laden with extraordinary tech…

Auto dealers fire back at Tesla CEO: ‘This Musk guy, he wants all the profits … – The Verge

Friday, March 21, 2014

Last week, New Jersey announced that it would begin enforcing a ban on the direct sale of automobiles by manufacturers, a change that will cripple electric-vehicle maker Tesla’s business in that state. The company’s CEO, Elon Musk, responded with a fiery blog post accusing state legislators of cutting a backroom deal with traditional franchised auto retailers — retailers with which Tesla has consistently refused to do business — and playing…

Government Hitting the Brakes on Driverless Cars – OZY

Friday, March 21, 2014

picture source BMW testing driverless car beep beep, beep beep, yeah! March 20, 2014.By Ambreen Ali Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share by Email Why you should care The technology is almost there, but if you’re in the U.S., you may have to wait a while before you can get your hands on your very own “autonomous vehicle.” Imagine a day when driving to work means…

Auto dealers fire back at Tesla CEO: ‘This Musk guy, he wants all the profits … – The Verge

Friday, March 21, 2014

Last week, New Jersey announced that it would begin enforcing a ban on the direct sale of automobiles by manufacturers, a change that will cripple electric-vehicle maker Tesla’s business in that state. The company’s CEO, Elon Musk, responded with a fiery blog post accusing state legislators of cutting a backroom deal with traditional franchised auto retailers — retailers with which Tesla has consistently refused to do business — and playing…