Category: Automobile

Road Salt Shortage Could Mean Slicker Roads

Kate Couric reports for CBS that there is a road salt shortage. The reasons are that Hurricanes Ike and Gustav delayed barges from making salt deliveries. Last Winter’s higher snowfalls also depleted salt stockpiles. With this year’s Winter already starting out as a colder winter the road salt shortage could escalate. Shortages are already impacting […]

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Terrafugia Transition to be Sold in 2009

CENTERIMG SRC=”http://www.driversdrive.com/pics/terrafugia_transition.gif” ALIGN=”RIGHT” ALT=”Terrafugia Transition”/CENTER BRBR The Terrafugia Transition is a flying car from A HREF=”http://www.terrafugia.com”Terrafugia, Inc./A. Dvice A HREF=”http://dvice.com/archives/2008/10/terrafugia_tran.php?p=0cat=undefined#more”reports/A that the Terrafugia Transition will be available in 2009 for $194,000. The company also says the car will be out in 2009 in the A HREF=”http://www.terrafugia.com/FAQgeneral.html”FAQ/A. The video below shows the Terrafugia Transition landing and […]

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James Bond Lotus Esprit Coupe Auctioned

The James Bond Lotus Esprit Coupe from IThe Spy Who Love Me/I was auctioned off on Monday at the Bonham’s auction room in London. The 1976 vehicle sold for 165,936 dollars A HREF=”http://motoring.sky.com/news/james-bond-lotus-esprit-sold-at-auction-6.aspx”reports/A ISky News/I by an anonymous buyer. BRBRCENTER object width=”425″ height=”344″param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/REwcIWaHf7Qhl=enfs=1″/paramparam name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”/paramparam name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”/paramembed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/REwcIWaHf7Qhl=enfs=1″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”425″ height=”344″/embed/object/CENTER […]

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GM Losing $2 Billion a Month

General Motors is losing $2 billion a month and is on the brink of bankruptcy says CBS in the clip below. Speaker Pelosi is said to be pushing for an aid package for U.S. auto makers GM, Ford and Chrysler. GM’s sales fell 45% in October. If one of the big three fails it is […]

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Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe With Custom Artwork Sold for $289K on eBay

CENTERIMG SRC=”http://www.driversdrive.com/pics/sharpielamborghini.gif” ALT=”Sharpie Lamborghini”/CENTER BRBR The Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe above was just sold on eBay for the Buy it Now price of $289,950.00. You can see the listing on eBay A HREF=””http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-Trucks___2007-Gallardo-ONE-OF-A-KIND_W0QQitemZ390006055326QQddnZCarsQ20Q26Q20TrucksQQddiZ2282QQhere/A. The Lamborghini has 1,000 hours worth of artwork on its exterior. BLOCKQUOTEFONT SIZE=2 This is a ‘ONE OF A KIND ‘ Gallardo Coupe: […]

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Custom Ferrari Station Wagon

CENTERIMG SRC=”http://www.driversdrive.com/pics/ferraristationwagon.gif” ALT=”Ferrari Station Wagon”/CENTER BRBR Above is a sleek station wagon from Ferrari called the Ferrari 456 Venice Station Wagon. BLOCKQUOTEFONT SIZE=2 Yes, Ferrari created a custom, one-of-a-kind station wagon for the insanely rich family, putting a station wagon body on a Ferrari engine. It looks like some sort of cruel hybrid created in […]

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New Meters End Free Parking

The AP reports that Forth Worth, Texas has implemented new parking meters that contain censors. The censors reset the meter each time a car leaves. Some in favor of the new meters believe the new meters will free up more parking spaces. Others think it is just a way for the city to make more […]

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Titanium Fighter Motorcycle in Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

CENTERIMG SRC=”http://www.driversdrive.com/pics/titaniumfightermotorcycle.gif” ALT=”Titanium Fighter Motorcycle”/CENTER BRBR This limited-edition Fighter Motorcycle was featured in the 2008 Christmas Book from Neiman Marcus. The motorcylce from Confederate Motor Company packs 190 mph of performance into its cutting-edge carbon fiber, titanium, and aluminum chassis. Features include the 62″ wheelbase, 27″H seat, integrated braking system and other high-tech bells and […]

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2010 Chevy Orlando Has Interesting Blue Lights

CENTERIMG SRC=”http://www.driversdrive.com/pics/2010chevyorlando.gif” ALT=”2010 Chevy Orlando”/CENTER BRBR This is the 2010 Chevy Orlando which is a prototype vehicle that will be displayed at the Paris Motor Show next week. Gizmodo A HREF=”http://gizmodo.com/5054303/chevy-orlando-is-totally-the-minivan-of-the-future-dude”says/A that blue lights give the Orlando a Tron-like feel. BLOCKQUOTEFONT SIZE=2 It’s pretty similar to the 2010 Chevy Cruze, but as you can see, […]

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Auto Sales Plunged in September

Consumers are turning away from buying new cars as the nation’s credit crisis deepends. Reuters A HREF=”http://www.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idUSTRE49092V20081001?feedType=RSSfeedName=businessNewsrpc=23sp=true”reports/A a 26% drop in industry-wide auto sales BLOCKQUOTEFONT SIZE=2 Major automakers reported plunging U.S. sales for September — led by a 34 percent slide at Ford Motor Co — as an escalating credit crisis hit the slumping industry […]

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