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Highly Radioactive Cars Being Sold Illegally in Japan

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If you thought the risk of buying a flood car after Hurricane Katrina was serious, imagine having your health threatened just from being near the car. That’s exactly what’s been happening in Japan, where unsuspecting consumers are being sold dangerously radioactive cars that belonged to people living in Fukushima and the surrounding area after the… Continue Reading...

Driver Captures March 11 Tsunami From Inside Car [Video]

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A fearless driver captured footage of the March 11 tsunami from inside his car. Yu Muroga was driving to work the morning of the March 11 disaster, when he filmed the destruction on the city streets. Some drivers made a run for it while other drivers stayed inside. There was likely a higher probability of… Continue Reading...

Ferrari Auction Nets $724,000 for Dissaster Relief in Japan

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Japan’s wealthy elite brought out their wallets this past weekend for a more than worthy cause; rebuilding the country they call home. At an event hosted by Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo and attended by Italian ambassador Vincenzo Petrone and Japanese Minister of Industry Banri Kaieda, a total of $724,000 was raised to help the… Continue Reading...

Watch Japan’s Earthquake And Tsunami From A Car’s Point Of View [Video]

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Yu Muroga was driving along peacefully in Japan when the earthquake and tsunami hit. We’re not quite sure why he had a HD camera running on the dashboard, but we’re certainly amazed by the footage it captured. Even though the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan needs no real introduction, very few videos have… Continue Reading...

Honda’s North American Production Returns To 100 Percent In August

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  North American Honda production will return to normal in August, earlier than expected, the company announced in a statement today. The Japanese automaker has accelerated their recovery following the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Every Honda model will resume regualar production in August, except the 2012 Civic. The company expects full production… Continue Reading...

European Carmakers Adjust Parts Strategy Amid Japanese Crisis

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The Earthquake disaster in Japan may prompt European car makers to seek suppliers closer to them, the chief of Europe’s automobile association said. Ivan Hodac, secretary general of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, said that some car makers are still being affected by the disaster that caused several Japanese auto manufacturers to suspend operations. Hodac also… Continue Reading...

Toyota Profit Down 77% in Q4 Due to Quake Disruptions

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If there’s anything Toyota execs can be happy about for the most recent quarter, it’s that for them it’s Q4, marking an end to what has been a troubling 12 months for the Japanese auto giant. Just released data shows Toyota Q4 profit fell off a cliff, dropping 77 percent to “just” $314 million. The… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin CEO To Auction His Personal Rapide For Japan Relief Efforts

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To help Japan recover from the recent earthquake and tsunami many foreign companies have donated to relief charities. Aston Martin is the latest to contribute. It’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ulrich Bez is giving up his personal Rapide super-sedan at the Bonhams Auction at Newport Pagnell, with all proceeds going to Japan. He said; “Nobody… Continue Reading...

Toyota Canada Warns Dealers Of Chaotic Summer Due To Tight Supplies

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Toyota Canada has cut its sales projections by a third and warned dealers that the supply of new vehicles is starting to be choked off as the company feels the effects of the March 11th earthquake that rocked northern Japan. While Toyota sent two memos to dealers regarding the revised sales forecast, the company refused… Continue Reading...

2012 Honda CR-V Delayed, Civic To See Limited Production

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Honda will delay the launch of their next generation CR-V crossover due to continued production delays, and supplies of their 2012 Civic will also be delayed as Honda’s North American production continues to run at well below capacity amid the after effects of Japan’s natural disasters. In a letter to Honda’s dealers, U.S. executive vice-president… Continue Reading...
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