Maybe you haven’t heard the news: Toyota is closing up shop in Southern California and moving to the Lone Star State. Continue Reading...
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The 2015 Ford F-150 is a big deal. This totally redesigned truck sports a lineup of powerful yet efficient engines, class-leading technologies and an aluminum body that cuts a massive amount of weight. Underscoring its importance this pickup was just named the “Truck of Texas.” Continue Reading...
I tagged along for a two legs of MINI Takes the States, an epic cross-country road rally that’s put on by the company. I participated in just two sections of this continent-spanning trip, but that was still enough for me to experience four Midwestern states and some 700 miles of America. But there’s much more… Continue Reading...
Toyota probably isn’t the first automotive company that comes to mind when you think of Texas, but that isn’t stopping the Japanese giant from shifting its North American headquarters to the Lone Star State. Continue Reading...
Toyota is believed to be planning to move some of its offices from California to Texas. Continue Reading...
God blessed Texas with His own hand Brought down angles from the Promised Land Gave ‘em a place where they could dance If you want to see heaven, brother, here’s your chance… Continue Reading...
AAA is urging Illinois legislators not to raise the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on state roadways. Continue Reading...
Tesla CEO Elon Musk spent the day in Texas advocating that the electric car maker be allowed to sell its products directly to the public. Continue Reading...
Travel times might be reduced soon in parts of Nevada if a new bill proposing an 85 mph speed limit becomes law. Continue Reading...
Next year, the V8 Supercar Series will be heading to America for the first time ever in its storied history. The event will take place from May 17th to the 19th next year at Circuit of the Americas’ new Texas circuit. Continue Reading...
The Chinese have something to learn about watching car racing, and maybe beer drinking too in light of the fact that the race was cancelled for a beer festival. Continue Reading...
Fraught with delays and uncertainty, Texas’ latest race track, the Circuit of the Americas, is still under construction. Despite that, a digital version is ready to go, giving gamers the first crack at the new track. Continue Reading...
In the least surprising announcement of the year, Fisker is denying that the accusations leveled at the Karma supposedly responsible for a garage fire in Sugar Land, Texas are accurate. Continue Reading...
It’s common practice for regional auto journalist associations to gather, usually once a year, and vote on which cars they like most. Continue Reading...
Ken Adams is a cancer survivor in Austin, Texas, but while he was undergoing treatment he realized how difficult it was for other patients to rely on friends, family, or even public transportation to get to the hospital for their treatments. So once he was well enough, Adams arranged an organization called Your Ride is… Continue Reading...
Back in 2002, a special edition Ram 1500 pick-up truck was launched specifically for Texan truck buyers. Called the Lone Star edition, it quickly became the top selling Ram model in the vast state. “The Ram 1500 Lone Star was the first pickup truck designed by Texans and built specifically for Texans. Native Texans are… Continue Reading...
When tuning company Hennessey Performance out of Sealy, Texas makes an announcement, it’s usually something fantastic. In this case, they posted details on their site about a new McLaren MP4-12C concept that wrings an extra 208 horsepower out of the car’s 3.8-liter V8. They manage the incredible feat by performing major surgery on the drivetrain,… Continue Reading...
Next year’s U.S. Grand Prix could be in jeopardy if organizers of the Austin, Texas race do not agree on a contract and pay fees by the end of next week. Formula One’s head honcho Bernie Ecclestone’s patience is clearly wearing thin with negotiations and does not want to wait beyond the season-ending Brazilian Grand… Continue Reading...
Circuit of the Americas is halting of the Formula One circuit in Austin, Texas, effective immediately. The organizers came to this decision after they didn’t receive a contract to assure that the Formula One United States Grand Prix will be held at their venue. “We have spent tremendous resources preparing for the Formula One and MotoGP… Continue Reading...
The moment has come. Formula One, the pinnacle of international automotive racing, is coming for Greater New York in 2013! According to well placed sources involved in the matter, the Formula 1 franchise will make an official announcement of the “Formula One Grand Prix of America” some time next week. Slatted for June 2013, the… Continue Reading...
Previously capped at 80 mph, the Texas House of Representatives approved a new transportation bill that will raise speed limits up to 85 mph in select areas and put an end to the night-time speed limit as well. Yee-haw! Though exciting for driving enthusiasts (or anyone in a hurry), don’t pack your bags for the… Continue Reading...
David Coulthard and his Red Bull F1 team traveled down to Austin, Texas to check out the soon to be completed Circuit of the Americas track. Over the weekend, David Coulthard took his 750-hp Red Bull Formula One race car on a cruise in and around the Texas capital, engaged in some hooning and put on a… Continue Reading...
Everything’s big in Texas, so the saying goes. Unless Fiat has something to say about it: out of 70 existing Fiat dealers, 10 of them are opening up in Texas—the second-highest amount of dealerships, behind California, and tied with New York and Florida. Texas may seem like a strange state to sell small cars, considering… Continue Reading...
Wanna make some extra dough on the side? Illinois is deciding whether to allow advertising space on its state license plates. If approved, this would allow corporate sponsors to put their business logos on the plates, which would be offered to drives at a lower price. A vote last month decided that the secretary of state should… Continue Reading...