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Auto Historian Cites Thatcher for Current British Auto Industry

Auto Historian Cites Thatcher for Current British Auto Industry

Support of British Leyland kept ailing brands alive

Garel Rhys, former director of the Centre for Automotive Industry Research at Cardiff Business School, says that the British should thank Margaret Thatcher for the current state of British brands. His argument is that Thatcher's support o...
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Mercedes Looks Back on Safety Innovations by S-Class

Mercedes Looks Back on Safety Innovations by S-Class

It is prepping for the introduction of the new S-Class later this year

Mercedes will reveal new generation S-Class to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Until then, it will be looking back on the previous generations of the S-Class and their innovations. The first part of the car that it is looking ...
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Citroën Looks Back on Funky Mehari After 45 Years

Citroën Looks Back on Funky Mehari After 45 Years

Built them for nearly 20 years

Citroën was not afraid to embrace weird designs in its past. The classic DS still looks like no other car ever made, but even for Citroën the Mehari was weird. On May 16, Citroën is remembering the 45th anniversary of the beginning ...
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BMW Entered Nine 328s Into Mille Miglia

BMW Entered Nine 328s Into Mille Miglia

The models include original Mille Miglia and Kamm models

BMW entered nine classic 328 models including several of the rare Mille Miglia Coupe and Roadster variants and even a rare Kamm coupe into the 2013 Mille Miglia historic rally. The 328 first took on the Mille Miglia 75 years ago to win the 2.0...
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S-Class Design: Evolution Punctuated by Revolution

S-Class Design: Evolution Punctuated by Revolution

Mercedes revolutionizing the car's design roughly every three generations

Mercedes unveiled its new S-Class last week, and while the car does not push the limits of automotive design, it is a handsome evolution of S-Class style. Style is important when buying a car that costs as much as some homes. Wealthy buyers do...
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The Volvo LCP2000 Previewed the Car of the Future 30 Years Ago

The Volvo LCP2000 Previewed the Car of the Future 30 Years Ago

It included innovations like carbon fiber door frames and high fuel economy

Thirty years ago, Volvo unveiled a concept car at an environmental seminar in Stockholm, Sweden, that would influence them up until the modern day. The Volvo LCP2000 imagined a car from the year 2000 with low weight, alternative fuels, low fuel co...
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1965 Aston Martin DB5 Being Auctioned with No Reserve

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Being Auctioned with No Reserve

It is expected to bring up to £325,000

There is a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 going up for auction at the Silverstone Classic Sale on July 27 for no reserve.  The right-hand drive car is expected to sell for between £275,000 and £325,000. The car has just finis...
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Mercedes-Benz Opens S-Class Exhibit at Stuttgart Museum

Mercedes-Benz Opens S-Class Exhibit at Stuttgart Museum

It covers the model's entire history and the newest model

Mercedes-Benz opened a new exhibit at its Stuttgart museum on June 18 that celebrates the history of the S-Class. The exhibition is titled “Mercedes-Benz S-Class – always ahead of its time” and runs until November 3. The exhibit ...
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Mercedes Remembers First Major Win Against Auto Union

Mercedes Remembers First Major Win Against Auto Union

It took a 1-2-3 victory at the 1938 French Grand Prix

In modern Formula 1, if you had only one lap to set a fast time, you would have to choose the Mercedes. In eight races this season, it has set the pole position five times. Mercedes mastery of fast racers goes back to the very beginning of the com...
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Volvo Celebrates 60 Years of the PV445 Duett

Volvo Celebrates 60 Years of the PV445 Duett

It laid the groundwork for the long history of Volvo wagons

Volvo celebrated the 60th anniversary of the PV445 Duett on July 4, which was the company’s first mass produced station wagon, and started the long history of Volvo wagons. In 1947, three years after the PV444 was introduced, Volvo decid...
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