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Fifty Years of American Toyota

October 31, 2007 – Torrance, CA – Fifty years ago today, when tailfins defined the cutting edge of automotive styling and a handful of import auto companies struggled to sell 83,000 units, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. began marketing quality cars and trucks in the United States.

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Chrysler aims to reduce Stress on the Road

Auburn Hills, Mich., Oct 25, 2007 – Nearly eight in 10 Americans (77 percent) plan to drive for their next family vacation – according to a national survey¹ – although nearly six in 10 Americans (59 percent) experience stress before or during a family road trip. In conjunction with the upcoming holiday season and the introduction of the all-new 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan – a virtual “family room on wheels” – Dodge commissioned a national survey to provide insight into how Americans deal with family road trips and to help prepare families for upcoming holiday travel.

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Mazda Atenza/Mazda6: Values that have Zoom-Zoom

TOKYO, JAPAN, Oct. 24, 2007 – Zoom-Zoom evolution is the concept behind the new Mazda Atenza. Along with enhanced environmental and safety performance, the car has a more emphatic Mazda character in its design, dynamic performance, packaging and craftsmanship. Mazda adopted the following key values to embody the development concept.

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Chrysler influences Crain’s Detroit Business List

Auburn Hills, Mich., Oct 19, 2007 – Crain’s Detroit Business magazine announced its 2007 list of the “most influential women,” and four executives from Chrysler LLC were among those recognized. The four honorees are Jan Bertsch, Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO); Kim Harris Jones, Vice President and Chief Controller; Pauline Kelly, Director – Mopar® and Service Systems Information Technology Management; and Deborah Wahl Meyer, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Crain’s held its awards ceremony Thursday evening, October 18, in Novi, Michigan.

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Project Driveway has consumers driving fuel cell electric vehicles

LOS ANGELES / NEW YORK – Chevrolet fuel cell electric vehicles will be seen on the streets and driveways of Los Angeles, New York City and Washington D.C., beginning today, in the largest market test ever of its kind.

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Mitsubishi honors Top Ten dealerships Nationwide

October 15, 2007 — CYPRESS, Calif., — Celebrating 25 years of selling cars and trucks in North America, Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today recognizes ten dealers from across the United States who have owned and operated Mitsubishi franchises since 1982. From Florida to Washington, each 25-year dealer will be honored at special regional events during the month of October. Mitsubishi President and CEO, Hiroshi Harunari will present each dealership owner with a special award commemorating their success and long franchise history with the company. The celebration kicked off last Friday when Mr. Harunari visited Auburn Valley Mitsubishi in Washington State, the first dealership in the U.S. to sell a Mitsubishi-badged vehicle.

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2008 Mazda CX-8 Feature-Rich, More Powerful

Engineered with Mazda’s “Soul of a Sports car” signature, CX-9 deftly blends sporty driving spirit with seven-passenger sport-utility vehicle (SUV) practicality. For 2008, CX-9 reaches a higher level of performance with a new standard 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine, resulting in 10 more horsepower (273) and 21 additional lb-ft of torque (270) compared to 2007.

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2008 Jaguar XF: New Direction for Brand

Challenging convention and setting its own rules, the new Jaguar XF fuses the style and performance of a sports car with the refinement, space and sophistication of a luxury saloon. This is the beginning of a new era for Jaguar.

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2008 Jaguar XF aims for New Direction for Brand

Challenging convention and setting its own rules, the new Jaguar XF fuses the style and performance of a sports car with the refinement, space and sophistication of a luxury saloon. This is the beginning of a new era for Jaguar.

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Grassroots Motorsports wraps up $2007 Challenge

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While we’re mere hours away from installing an eBay-special driveshaft into Project LeMons, the crew over at Grassroots Motorsports has officially wrapped up its $2007 Challenge. We can only imagine what we’d do with an extra $1,507. Maybe strap a snowmobile motor where the passenger seat would reside that powers an engine cooling fan from an M1 tank to suck our RX-7 to the tarmac, ala Chaparral 2J. Well, Cheaparral Racing (get it?) did exactly that to a 1989 Chevy Corvette, creating over 1000 pounds of down force and waling away with the win at GRM’s 7th $2007 Challenge.

The “Sucker ‘Vette” as it’s been affectionately dubbed, joined a host of other competitors, ranging from an over-riced Civic to a Zamboni, and all the standings can be viewed over at GRM’s site. We’ve included a couple of videos shot during the event after the jump.

[Source: Grassroots Motorsports]

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