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Merry Christmas from MotorAuthority

Seasons Greetings From MotorAuthority

As we near the end of the year, we wanted to take a moment to thank you, the readers, for the commitment and loyalty you have shared with us in 2009. The past year has been a tumultuous one to say the least--for both MotorAuthority and the auto industry at large. We’re now looking forward to... read more

December 24, 2009 by
Insurers: footballers should pay higher rates

Insurers: footballers should pay higher rates

A new study has found that your profession may be affecting how much you pay each year for car insurance, and it’s not just income that’s determining the outcome but... read more August 1, 2009 by

BMW Munich headquarters

BMW hands out flyers to employees telling them to buy its cars

BMW may be topping the luxury sales charts here in the U.S. but over in Germany things aren’t so peachy and the automaker is resorting to some drastic actions to help... read more June 17, 2009 by

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Role reversal: China bans four Renault models for safety concerns

In an odd and somewhat comical reversal of the usual state of things, China has today announced the halt of import of four Renault models on the back of 'serious safety... read more June 10, 2009 by

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Mercedes Benz launches high-end bicycle range

Before the invention of the automobile, cycling was a popular way to get around and even today many developing countries feature far greater numbers of cyclists then... read more June 4, 2009 by

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Flying cash stops traffic in Germany

In a new case of a driver having more dollars than sense, or in this instance more Euros, a 23-year old man in Germany managed to shutdown a highway when an envelope full of... read more May 14, 2009 by

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Beat the Heat in Miami: New program allows drivers to drag race police cars

In Miami, the thrill of racing down a strip of asphalt with police sirens blaring behind you was an experience once reserved for escaping criminals or the extremely brave. In... read more May 4, 2009 by

Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium

2009 Race of Champions heading to Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium

Undoubtedly one of the most unique motorsports events out there, the annual Race of Champions (ROC) event sees drivers from usually incompatible forms of motorsport take each... read more April 20, 2009 by

British steam car

British team edge closer to breaking steam-powered world speed record

It seems the people of Britain have a healthy obsession with breaking world speed records - just last week we reported on a British engineer who had broken the world... read more April 3, 2009 by

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Toyota renting ships to store unsold cars

Strange times are on the car industry, perhaps none stranger than what's facing Toyota right now with its European inventory backlog. Short of storage space for cars that are... read more February 27, 2009 by

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Touchless Car Cover keeps your vehicle rust-free and clean anywhere

You've just spent four hours washing, stripping, waxing and polishing your baby, and now you're faced with a choice: shove her under a $15 elastic tarp where water can get... read more February 20, 2009 by

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100mpg Axon Automotive X Prize entry gets funding

Last year Axon Automotive, creators of 2007’s Eco-M super lightweight speedster, entered the $10 million Automotive X Prize with a new hatchback aimed at city dwellers... read more February 6, 2009 by

Pirelli Cyber Tire

Pirelli joins forces with Magneti Marelli and Brembo on new "Cyber Tire"

Three famous Italian automotive firms have joined forces to bring a new “Cyber Tire” to the market. While tire pressure monitoring systems have become commonplace... read more January 30, 2009 by

Sebastien Loeb in KTM X-Bow

Sebastien Loeb wins 2008 Race of Champions

Five-time World Rally Championship (WRC) winner Sebastien Loeb won today’s 'Race of Champions', held in London's Wembley Stadium. Loeb managed to beat out a veritable... read more December 14, 2008 by

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Prototype carbon fiber child seat takes inspiration from racing

The Art Center College of Design has turned out some of the most highly regarded designers in the automotive industry, including Chip Foose, Chris Bangle, Henrik Fisker and... read more November 18, 2008 by

Elfin Type 5 Clubman

Elfin Type 5 debuts at Sydney Motor Show

Elfin sports cars has unveiled its Type 5 Clubman roadster at today’s Sydney Motor Show, using the event to confirm that the final production version will be almost... read more October 9, 2008 by


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