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Volvo has now joined their ranks. Announcing the decision to phase out models reliant on an internal combustion engine and produce a line of cars that focus on electrification at the core by their 2019 lineup, embracing fully electric, plug in hybrid and mild hybrid cars.

They are the first consumer car brand to make the move.

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Should the Manuals be Saved?

It’s a campaign begun years ago, as automatic transmissions began to become standard equipment on new cars, replacing, um, standard transmissions. “Save the Manuals” is the rallying cry.

But I don’t buy into it.

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Ford Tough, But Easy to Read

It’s almost funny to think about the history of the truck. In my mind, their history is parallel to the history of the car, developing at the same pace and for the same reasons. And while much of that belief is true, Patrick Foster’s Ford Tough, 100 Years of Ford Trucks, delves so much deeper into what makes a truck a truck, and how that impacts the history of the world.

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The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance – Same Dynasty, New Blood

GREENWICH, CT – June 3rd and 4th marked the 21st anniversary of the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, a car show dedicated to the most elegant, most influential and most beautiful cars history has to offer. Though rain threatened Saturday morning, eventually falling Sunday afternoon during an abridged award ceremony, the Concours was a resounding success.

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Across the Sound and Worlds Apart

Recently, members of the CarShowSafari team went off in different directions on the same day. Although only a body of water separated their destinations, that body of water was perhaps the only thing those destinations had in common. Here are the divergent stories.

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The Whooshmobile Turns 50

It’s turbine engine, adapted from helicopter use, made a mere fraction of the noise that a piston engine produces, emitting a high-pitched whine that led to the “Whooshmobile” nickname. The car’s paint was a brilliant red-orange, and Granatelli’s crew wore eye-popping STP-logoed coveralls.

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    How do we truly create a performance SUV that can be used--especially one that can be used by the masses? Perhaps the answer lies in which direction companies cross over. Instead of bringing SUV to performance, bring a little performance to the SUV.
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  • So You Want to Have a Car Show
    While a cold front may have descended upon most of the United States, it’s not too early to start planning out the most important elements of your upcoming car show, cruise night, cars and coffee or concours. Today, we’re here to help you find the perfect location.
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  • Bonnie and Clyde, Thelma and Louise, Daimler and Maybach
    On March 17, 1834, Gottlieb Daimler was born in Germany. Had he been born 100 years later, he would have seen an automotive industry the likes of which early automakers could hardly dare dream, and yet, had he been born 100 years later, that very auto industry might never have come to pass.
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  • The Drivin’ ‘O the Green
    This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate both Irish pride and the arrival of Spring by taking a drive in your 1959 Shamrock.
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  • Il Mondo Secondo Gianni Agnelli
    On March 12, 1921, Gianni Agnelli was born in Turin, Italy. He was named for his grandfather who, in 1899, founded Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, the company we know today as FIAT.
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  • Strong and Fast – NASCAR is Founded
    Despite the need for an obvious distance between cars and cups, one of the most important, influential and long-standing elements of the car industry is deeply indebted to the prohibition era and the rum runners who provided America’s degenerates with drink for so long. This week, on February 21, 1948, NASCAR was founded.
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  • A Sedan By Any Other Name
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