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Thinking About Changing Your Own Oil? Here's What You'll Need to Get It Done

Thinking about changing your own oil? While I won’t teach you how to do that (you can find tutorials for your specific car on YouTube), let me help you make sure you know which tools and materials are needed ahead of time to get the job done. Read more...
Tags: Cars, Lifehacks, Oil Change


CEO Accused of Fraud Forced to Auction Exquisite Car Collection

Former millionaire and ex-owner/CEO of Interlogic Outsourcing Najeeb Khan has been forced to sell off his entire car collection after declaring bankruptcy last year. Accusations of fraud from former clients and businesses partners really put Mr. Khan through the financial wringer. Multiple lawsuits claim the company failed to hand clients’ tax money over to the Internal Revenue […] The post CEO Accused of Fraud Forced to Auction Exquisite Car Collection appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Classic Cars, Auctions, Autos, Khan, Sotheby's, News Blog, RM Sotheby's, Vintage Automobiles, Internal Revenue, Interlogic Outsourcing, Najeeb Khan


Now Devoid of Cars, GM Assembly Plant to Fill With Masks

It was a sad day when General Motors all but mothballed its Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant — a manufacturing site that had cranked out cars since 1907 — but new production will soon be underway. Not of sedans or pickups, the latter of which happened to be the plant’s last vehicular products when it ceased assembly in […] The post Now Devoid of Cars, GM Assembly Plant to Fill With Masks appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Canada, Gm, Autos, News Blog, Oshawa Ontario, GM assembly plant, Oshawa Assembly


Rental Agencies in Dutch: Hertz Looks Into Restructuring

Hertz Global Holdings is reportedly bringing in economic advisors to help the business manage its mounting debt. Unsurprisingly, everyone in the world simultaneously canceling their vacation plans wasn’t great for business. Your author has had to cancel four trips this year, three of which would have included going from an airport to a rental agency. […] The post Rental Agencies in Dutch: Hertz Looks Into Restructuring appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Avis, Autos, Hertz, Hertz Global Holdings, News Blog, Car Rentals, Restructuring, Auto Rentals, Rental Agencies


Manufacturing startup Divergent 3D reduces staff by one-third

Divergent, the Los Angeles-based startup aiming to revolutionize vehicle manufacturing, has cut about one-third of its staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended startups and major corporations alike. The company, which employed about 160 people, laid off 57 workers, according to documents filed with the California Employment Development Department. Founder and CEO Kevin Czinger didn’t provide specific numbers. However, he did confirm to TechCrunch that he had to reduce staff due to th...
Tags: Startups, TC, Hong Kong, Business, Layoffs, Los Angeles, Tech, Industrial Design, Automotive, 3d Printing, Shanghai, Emerging-technologies, Horizons Ventures, Kevin Czinger, Li Ka-shing, Personnel


You Can Win This Tesla-Powered 1968 Porsche 911 & $20,000 Cash

If your mom ever told you it’s what’s on the inside that counts, she was right. This Tesla-powered 1968 Porsche 911 is a good example. You don’t know from the outside, but this classic Porsche has a modern Tesla powertrain that cranks out over 500 horsepower. It doesn’t currently have an owner, but Omaze is running a benefit campaign where you can enter to win it, plus $20,000 cash! Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Omaze. Their model democratizes traditional auction-giving by off...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Tesla, Magazine, Porsche, San Diego, Autos, Magic Johnson, Omaze, International Medical Corps, Mercedes AMG, Petersen Automotive Museum, Cadillac Escalade, Car Talk, Zelectric, Magnus Walker Outlaw


The Sabbatical: Taking a break to build a CB750 cafe racer

When Brent Becker planned a 45-day sabbatical from his high-stress CEO position, he had no clue it would end up stretching out to six months. And he had even less of an idea that he’d spend that time building a custom motorcycle: a Honda CB750 cafe racer. Brent originally bought his 1973 CB750K, already partially modified, from Flying Tiger Motorcycles in Maplewood, Missouri. His career prevented him from investing the necessary time to keep a vintage bike running smoothly, so he became a reg...
Tags: Motorcycles, Brent, Honda, Moto, Eric, Teresa, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Keihin, Motogadget, Suzuki GSX R, Honda CB750, Cognito Moto, CB750 cafe racer, Honda cafe racer, Cafe racers


Something Wicked This Way Dies: Lexus GS Lined Up for Execution, Gasps Out a Final Special Edition

That a print advertisement can still remain (near) top of mind two decades later speaks to the power of marketing, and maybe a little to the vehicle behind that famous ad: the Lexus GS. After announcing a limited run of 2020 Lexus GS 350 F Sport Black Line Special Edition — a vehicle the brand calls the […] The post Something Wicked This Way Dies: Lexus GS Lined Up for Execution, Gasps Out a Final Special Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: GS, Models, Lexus, Autos, Special Editions, News Blog, Product Planning, F-Sport, Lexus GS, Discontinuation, Dead Models, 2020 Lexus GS


Rare Rides: An Incredibly Rare 1982 Alpina B7 S Turbo Sedan

Rare Rides has featured exactly two Alpinas in the past, both coupes. From the Eighties came the B7S Turbo Coupe, a 6 Series-based sporty two-door. The Nineties were represented by the hefty B12, an 8 Series modification which was very expensive. Today we step back to the Eighties and have a look at a B7S […] The post Rare Rides: An Incredibly Rare 1982 Alpina B7 S Turbo Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Alpinas


This Subaru-Powered 550 Spyder Replica Is Sketchy Fast

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Tags: Turbo, Autos, Replica, Subaru, Porsche 550 Spyder, Porsche Replicas


The 10 Auto Brands That Bounced Back Fastest After the Last American Auto Sales Collapse, and the Seven That Didn’t

Sales fell 27 percent. Brands such as Chrysler, Infiniti, Jeep, and GMC were in torments; shedding volume as demand withered. Subaru showed signs of relative strength, however, as did the Toyota RAV4. Passenger car market share was on the rise and… Wait a second — we’re clearly not talking about the frightening first quarter of […] The post The 10 Auto Brands That Bounced Back Fastest After the Last American Auto Sales Collapse, and the Seven That Didn’t appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Brands, Recession, Autos, Chrysler, Toyota, Rebound, Subaru, Great Recession, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Coronavirus, Revovery


Jawa Will Bring Bikes to Europe

Expansion Continues Jawa Motorcycles burst back onto the scene in 2018. Its resurgence was plagued by some issues, but it’s safe to say interest in the company is high. There’s a lot of promise with this company, and now it seems Jawa will bring its bikes to Europe. According to Indian Autos Blog and several other Indian outlets, Jawa has received homologation for the European market. The Jawa 300 will be the bike that lands in European showrooms first. The company plans to ease into the Europe...
Tags: Europe, Motorcycles, North America, Norton, Motorcycle News, Jawa, Royal Enfield, Expansion Continues Jawa Motorcycles, India The Mahindra, TVS Jawa


MotoGP Could Race With Minimal Crew and No Race Fans

COVID-19 Racing MotoGP, like all other forms of sporting events, hasn’t been able to continue in the wake of COVID-19. Races have been postponed or canceled, and people are looking for a solution. One of the solutions being considered according to an email shared by Asphalt & Rubber is that races could be held behind closed doors and with minimal crew and staff. This would allow the races to continue while still keeping most people safe. Only people essential to the operations of the racing wou...
Tags: Motorcycles, MotoGP, Motorcycle News, Coronavirus, Mike Trimby, Trimby


Exclusive: Nexzu Mobility to launch an electric motorcycle in India

Nexzu Mobility currently sells electric cycles and electric scooters in India....
Tags: India, Autos


Ask Bark In the Real World: Will Somebody Sell Me a Vette?

Some of you have been reading this site for a long time, and for that, I’m thankful. You might remember that I used to fly around the country to drive and review readers’ cars. It seems impossible that I wrote this post almost six years ago, but it’s true. On that day, I had taken a flight […] The post Ask Bark In the Real World: Will Somebody Sell Me a Vette? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chevrolet Corvette, Corvette Grand Sport, Ask Bark, Bark M


The true, cocaine-fueled story behind Back to the Future’s time-traveling DeLorean

What’s the link between Hollywood, an American businessman, time-travel, and a mountain of cocaine big enough to make even Keith Richards’ knees tremble? Answer: the DMC DeLorean, AKA the DMC-12, AKA the car from Back to the Future. This weekend marks the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future, so let’s travel back in time and pay homage to the real version of that Mr Fusion-powered 88 mph gull-winged chariot. Strap in, because it’s a wild ride. [Read: Remembering the Nucleon, Ford’s 1958 nuclea...
Tags: Startups, Hollywood, Cars, Tech, Keith Richards, Shift, DMC, Nucleon Ford


Best automatic cars in India under 10 lakh in India - IAB Picks

It was the year 2014 when Maruti launched Celerio as India?s first car with...
Tags: India, Autos, Maruti, Celerio


Ducati, Piaggio, and Other Motorcycle Manufacturers Looking to Reopen

Getting Back on the Throttle In the Before COVID-19 (BC) days motorcycle manufacturers were churning out bikes developing new ones and things were chugging along rather well. After COVID-19 (AC), motorcycle manufacturers were forced to temporarily shut down and put all things on hold. Now companies are trying to return to the good ole BC days, but it will likely be a process.  Italy is coming out of its outbreak and the AC has begun. Companies like Ducati, Enegrica, and Piaggio are itching to g...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Ac, Piaggio, AgustA, Motorcycle News, Energica, Livia Cevolini, Timur Sardarov, Coronavirus, Ducati Piaggio, Ducati Enegrica, RideApart Ducati, Ducati Cares


Aprilia Has an Upcoming Small-Displacement Adventure Bike

 It’s a 250cc Aprilia is known for its sportbikes, not adventure bikes, but the company recently saw success with the Terra 150 in Asia and now the company seems to be working on a 250cc. According to MoreBikes, the bike in the image above is a 250cc tester that was spotted. The spy photographer snapped an image of it. The bike is rumored to feature a 249.2cc single-cylinder motor. It’s the same as the GPR 250. This should mean the bike will put out around 26 hp at 9,000 rpm. Torque for the lit...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Motorcycles, North America, Terra, Motorcycle News, Aprilia


Production Update: Toyota and Volkswagen Ready to Go, Honda Hangs Back

You just read how an announcement from the United Auto Workers poured cold water over the Detroit Three’s tentative plans to resume vehicle assembly in the United States, but non-domestic automakers don’t have that problem. Sure, they still need to grapple with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, devising new methods of keeping plant workers safe while […] The post Production Update: Toyota and Volkswagen Ready to Go, Honda Hangs Back appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, United States, Autos, Toyota, Volkswagen, Honda, Nissan, Detroit, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Assembly Plants, Coronavirus


This 7-seat Kia Seltos looks too good to be ignored - Is Kia watching?

2020 and 2021 will see plenty of 7-seat SUV launches in India. A spectacular...
Tags: India, Autos, Kia Seltos


Auto Industry Squabbles With FCC, Promises to Use Allocated Bandwidth

Way back in 1999, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set aside frequencies so automobiles could communicate with surrounding infrastructure. Concepts included traffic monitoring, speed mitigation, data analysis, new opportunities for law enforcement, and improved self-driving capabilities. The industry never made much use of it, focusing instead on more independent autonomous vehicles that wouldn’t need help from […] The post Auto Industry Squabbles With FCC, Promises to Use Allocated B...
Tags: Technology, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission, Autos, Mobility, Connected Cars, Automotive Technology, Federal Communications Commission FCC, AAI, News Blog, Automotive Safety, V2X, Alliance for Automotive Innovation, 5.9 GHz, Allocated Bandwidth, Vehicle To Infrastructure


Back to Work in Early May? Not So Fast, Says UAW

The domestic auto industry is revving its engines, ready to cautiously punch the accelerator, but something’s standing in its way. That something would be United Auto Workers President Rory Gamble, who on Thursday appealed to companies to put the green flag away and think of their employees instead. Seeing automakers angling for a production restart […] The post Back to Work in Early May? Not So Fast, Says UAW appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Production, Industry, Autos, UAW, United Auto Workers, Detroit Three, News Blog, Union News, Rory Gamble, Coronavirus


Modified Jawa Forty Two looks ready for adventure touring

Jawa motorcycles are classical and retro models. However, this modified Jawa...
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Mahindra confirms plan to launch 6 new products in 1.5 years - Launch Dates Inside

In addition to updating current models with facelifts and normal model year...
Tags: Autos, Mahindra


Lando Norris Is Switching To Indycar – For E-Sports Giggles

The British F1 star isn’t exactly at his busiest right now, so he’s put his name down for a special appearance at tomorrow’s IndyCar iRacing Challenge
Tags: Autos, Lando Norris


Benelli Imperiale 400 to get INR 40k price hike with its BS6 upgrade - Report

Benelli is expected to launch the Imperiale 400 BS6 soon. The Italian brand?s...
Tags: Autos, Benelli, Benelli Imperiale


Americans don’t ‘get’ electric vehicles or self-driving tech — but it’s not their fault

Many well-known marques like Ford, MINI, BMW, and GMC, have announced or are launching exciting electric vehicles this year — but it seems many Americans still don’t quite understand them. On an index of 100, public confidence in EVs flatlined at 55 points, showing neither increase of decrease over the previous quarter — this is according to a survey* of US citizens conducted in Q1 2020, by consumer insight firm JD Power. [Read: Forget Shakira and JLO, electric vehicles were this year’s Super Bo...
Tags: Startups, Cars, US, Tech, World, Ford, Shakira, Shift, Jlo, JD Power


Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda Are Resuming Limited Car Production

After certain countries issued signals that their respective lockdowns will be eased, at least in small ways, the Volkswagen Group is stepping back into the game
Tags: Autos, Skoda, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Seat


Captivity Day 30

Tomorrow is Anzac day and in the first time forever (well, nearly) there will be no Dawn service or parades.  A real shame but there are some ways that people are remembering our war dead and returned servicemen. Instead of attending a Dawn parade, people are being encourage to stand at the end of their driveways at 6am and to remember the fallen: Stand at Dawn website. And the other way is by [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Motorcycles, Andrew Thomson, COVID-19



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