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Feature Flicks: Hot Rod Power Tour 2013 Days 1-6

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We teased you last week promising full coverage of the 2013 Hot Rod Power Tour just as the Motor Trend Channel’s video editing team was putting the finishing touches on the installments. Well, if you’re a fan of American muscle, consider your patience rewarded. Below is coverage of days 1-6 of the 2013 Hot Rod ...

Post Office Celebrates Muscle Cars With GT500, GTO, Charger Daytona Stamps

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Two nostalgic groups have finally banded together: The U.S. Postal Service and muscle cars. As NASCAR prepares to kick off another season down in Daytona, Fla., the post office used seven-time NASCAR champ Richard Petty to unveil the five muscle cars being honored. Small and big blocks were well represented in the collection of cars that ...

Chevrolet Cruze Takes First Place in August 2012 Compact Car Sales

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The sales ranking for the compact car segment revealed one big surprise last month: the Chevrolet Cruze enjoyed a massive sales jump and took first place in the class. That means that in August 2012, the Cruze beat out segment mainstays like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. August marked the best-ever sales month for the ...

CAW Tentatively Strikes Deal With Ford; GM, Chrysler Not Out of the Water Yet

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As of last night, the labor contracts between the Canadian Auto Wokers union and Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler expired. Ford and the CAW have tentatively struck a new deal, but GM and Chrysler have yet to come to an agreement with the union. Ford is currently in the best shape – as of yesterday afternoon, ...

UPDATE: Top 10 Fastest Production Cars Motor Trend Has Lapped Around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca [infographic]

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In case you hadn’t already heard, there’s a new production car king of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. So which car is it? For now, all we’re going to say is that it’s either the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 or the 2013 SRT Viper, one of which lapped the famed circuit in 1:33.70. That time bests ...

January Compact Sales: Toyota Corolla Passes Civic for Top Spot, Focus is Third

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After winning the crown for best-selling compact car during 2012, the Honda Civic finished second during January, with 21,881 units sold. The Toyota Corolla had a better start to 2013, with 23,822 copies going home to customers, good enough for a first-place finish in its segment. The Ford Focus didn’t crest the 20,000 mark, but still ...

Top 10 Weirdest and Wildest Custom Cars of SEMA 2012

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The best part about SEMA isn’t the new concepts from the major automakers or the introduction of new go-fast aftermarket parts. Rather, it’s the weird and wonderfully quirky custom cars created by smaller operations. Based on our time roaming the auto show floor, we’ve collected our top 10 picks of the weirdest and most wonderfully ...

Ford Interceptor Meets Chevrolet Caprice PPV and Dodge Charger Pursuit in Latest WOT Video

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Now that the Taurus-based Ford Interceptor replaced the body-on-frame Crown Victoria for police duty, the automaker faces stiff competition from the Dodge Charger Pursuit and Chevrolet Caprice PPV. Detroit editor Todd Lassa gives an exclusive look at the police cruiser market on this episode of Wide Open Throttle. How do the three black and whites stack ...

Thread of the Day: Name Your Favorite 1990s Rear-Drive Performance Car

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Last week, we asked you what was your favorite performance car from the 1980s, and your answers varied wildly. Now, we want to learn what your favorites are from the following decade. By the beginning of the 1990s, a performance renaissance was brewing thanks to new technologies like multi-port fuel-injection and advanced computer controls that ...

Accord Returns to Glory, Sonata and Passat Flatline in May Midsize Sales

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File this one under good problems to have: a glance at the May 2012 midsize sales sheets suggests that manufacturers can’t make enough cars to adequately satisfy demand. As a result, our ten mid-size challengers have shifted in standing yet again. Let’s get the usual story lines out of the way: the Toyota Camry sold 39,571 units ...