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Drivers Log.(News)(2004 Mazda RX-8, 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid)(Product/Service Evaluation)

Drivers Log.(News)(2004 Mazda RX-8, 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid)(Product/Service Evaluation) 2004 Mazda RX-8 Date in fleet: Oct. 13-26 As-tested price: $41,566 Powertrain: 1.3-liter twin-rotary; rwd, six-speed manual Output: 238 hp @ 8500 rpm, 159 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm Curb weight: 3029 pounds LUU: Don’t be confused: This is not a MazdaSpeed-tuned car so much as it […]

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Aug. 19-21.(motorsports on television)(Brief Article)(Calendar)

TV: Aug. 19-21.(motorsports on television)(Brief Article)(Calendar) Friday, Aug. 19 Formula One practice from Turkey, 7 a.m., Speed (L) USAR Pro Cup Series from South Boston, Va., noon, Speed NASCAR Live from Brooklyn, Mich., 4:30 p.m., Speed (L) ARCA Stock Car Racing from Brooklyn, Mich., 5 p.m., Speed (L) Trackside at Brooklyn, Mich., 7 p.m., Speed […]

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Letters.(Letter to the editor)

Letters.(Letter to the editor) Interception reception The “new” Interceptor concept is a warmed-over version of the 2002 Lincoln Continental concept. This illustrates how slow and tentative Ford is to go from interesting concepts to production and why it’s so far in the red. Had this come out in 2003, it would have stolen the Chrysler […]

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Events.(Brief Article)(Calendar)

Events.(Brief Article)(Calendar) Feb. 19-22, 2004 North Carolina Auto Expo Raleigh, N.C. For more information on this new vehicle show visit www.ncautoexpo.com. Feb. 19-22, 2004 Winter Auto Fest Zephyrhills, Fla. Featuring a swap meet, show, auction and vintage car racing. Check out zephyrhillsswapmeet.com for details. Feb. 21-22, 2004 Corvette and Chevy Show Houston Learn more about […]

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MOTOWN MAGIC; Worldwide intros dazzle in Detroit.(News)

MOTOWN MAGIC; Worldwide intros dazzle in Detroit.(News) Byline: AUTOWEEK STAFF One goal at each international show is to gauge which way the automotive winds blow. While the 2005 North American International Auto Show offered several significant truck and SUV introductions, we’ll remember the production cars that appeared-presto! Concept introductions, too, were plentiful. One thing evident […]

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Baby pictures.(Lamborghini prepares new sports car)(Brief Article)

Baby pictures.(Lamborghini prepares new sports car)(Brief Article) Ciferri, Luca Lamborghini engineers are running the company’s next two-seat sports car through its paces in preparation for its debut at the Geneva show next March. The L140, still without a name but known in some circles as “Stella,” goes on sale in May 2003. Intended to compete […]

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It’s Not Just Bull.(News)

It’s Not Just Bull.(News) Byline: Dutch Mandel Were AutoWeek to present a Motorsports Man of the Year award, the Gilded Helmet wouldn’t go to Bernie or Tony George or Paul G. or Christopher Robin Pook. No, the winner for advancing motorsports in America this year would be Dietrich Mateschitz, toreador of the Red Bull empire. […]

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Fast Poll.(News)

Fast Poll.(News) Readers recognize the Nextel Cup will likely go to a young gun and his big-budget team, but many hope Mark Martin leaves the sport on top. Jeff Gordon is the favorite, but my hope is for Dale Jarrett, Mark Martin or another one of the old guys to come through. justsomeguy3116, autoweek.com Combustion […]

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LONG-DISTANCE RUNAROUND; Matt Kenseth rocks steady, while Jeff Gordon closes in.(Winston Cup standings)

LONG-DISTANCE RUNAROUND; Matt Kenseth rocks steady, while Jeff Gordon closes in.(Winston Cup standings) McGuire, Bill Byline: BILL McGUIRE Between the road-course event at Sears Point on June 22 and the Pepsi 400 under the lights at Daytona on July 5, Winston Cup teams got their final week off before hitching up for the long haul […]

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STARTING FROM SCRATCH; Robert Yates Racing and Dale Jarrett have pretty much bagged this year, and are focusing on ’04.

STARTING FROM SCRATCH; Robert Yates Racing and Dale Jarrett have pretty much bagged this year, and are focusing on ’04. Byline: AL PEARCE In mid-January the annual Winston Cup media tour visited the new home of Robert Yates Racing in Mooresville, North Carolina. After several years in separate buildings, Robert Yates had finally consolidated his […]