Category Archives: awards

Duh – New Vehicle Quality Determined by Working Technology J.D. Power Says

In a victory of sorts, most domestic brands are above average. Seven domestic brands perform better than the overall industry average of 166 PP100. Continue reading

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Academy Awards Delayed Again to April 2021

A feature film must now have a qualifying release date between January 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021.  Continue reading

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MAMA Finalists for Family Vehicle of the Year Awards

The choices don’t get any tougher since they reflect the current automotive state of the art as Midwest Automotive Media Association members drove and debated and debunked family vehicle and luxury family vehicles. Continue reading

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Concours d’Elegance of America adds GM Design on the new C8 Corvette as It Celebrates AutoMobility

During the last decade Concours organizers have worked to expand the show so all kinds of vehicles from every era, can be seen. If you like cars or motorcycles the show has something to divert you from the mundane. Continue reading

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American League Defeats National 4-3 in 2019 All Star Game

The weather was perfect in front of a noisy crowd of 36,747. Domineering innings from Justin Verlander, Jacob deGrom, Jose Berrios, Luis Castillo and local hero Shane Bieber, guaranteed that the offensive onslaught of last summer’s Midsummer Classic would not repeat itself – even in a 2019 season that has doubled as a year-long Home Run Derby because of aerodynamically slicker balls. Continue reading

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Wards 10 Best Interiors Announced at New York Auto Show 

“Utility vehicles represent the biggest growth in vehicle sales, and automakers aren’t launching as many coupes, sedans
and wagons as they have in the past, which makes it remarkable that half the list this year is conventional cars,” says Wards Senior Content Director,
aka editor, Drew Winter. Continue reading

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Most Loved Vehicle Awards – Tesla and Chevrolet

CLI puports to measure the amount of love that consumers have for products. Along all aspects of the vehicle, from styling and performance to tire and wipers, “Love” is the holy grail of customer experience. Love directly influences customer loyalty and product advocacy and is measured in terms of “emographics,” or the emotional profile of a population, which is crucial to understanding the “why” of decision-making. Continue reading

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Midwest Automotive Media Association Family Vehicles of Year

“Whether it’s a premium-brand or mainstream model, it should be versatile, reliable, efficient, and reasonably priced. MAMA members pooled their expertise and experience to select the best family vehicles from an outstanding group of new and significantly refreshed models, and the Subaru Ascent and Volvo XC40 came out on top,” said MAMA award coordinator Tim Healey. Continue reading

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Bobby Rahal wins RRDC’s 2019 Phil Hill Award

Robert “Bobby” Woodward Rahal was born in Medina, Ohio, in 1953, and started in SCCA’s Formula Atlantic Series and then European Formula Two. In an 18-year career spanning F1, Can-Am, Le Mans/IMSA, and CART, Rahal won three CART championships, including the 1986 Indy 500 win, and wins at the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1987 12 Hours of Sebring. Continue reading

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New Michigan Transportation Projects Increase Mobility

The Challenge grants are said to address core mobility gaps for seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans across the state, with projects in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, the Central Upper Peninsula and Southeast Michigan receiving funding in this second round. Continue reading

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Subaru, Land Rover Win ALG Residual Value Awards

The awards will be presented to automakers this week at Automobility LA. ALG has been publishing residual values for all cars, trucks and SUVs in the U.S. for more than 50 years and in Canada since 1981. Continue reading

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Boston Tramples Los Angeles – Takes 2018 World Series in 5

Boston is one of the best ball clubs I’ve seen. As ex New Yawker I was hoping the Curse would re-appear, but it was the beginning of he play ‘s title No No (Nanette), as in no no not to be. Nanette, a mediocre Broadway Musical, of course, was financed by the money resulting from Babe Ruth’s trade from the Red Sox to the damn Yankees. Continue reading

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McLaren 570S Spider to £725,000 bid at Elton John Argento Ball

The convertible was hand-finished in metallic ‘Blade Silver’ to honor the 25th anniversary of the charity foundation. Funds raised at the Argento Ball, which took place at Elton John’s Berkshire home in the UK in June 2018, are helping to provide many young people with information about HIV, the means to test themselves and access to medical care, if required. Continue reading

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Top Ten 2018 Vehicles

Seven substantially revised or all-new new vehicles made the 2018 Annual Top Picks list from Consumer Reports: Toyota Corolla and Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Bolt, Kia Optima, Ford F-150, BMW X3 and Audi A4. Three of CR’s 10 Top Picks were … Continue reading

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Pacifica Family Vehicle of Year – Midwest Auto Media Assn

As the original creator of the minivan more than 30 years ago, FCA US claims 78 firsts or innovations through the first five minivan generations. With the introduction of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid, FCA adds 37 minivan firsts to its portfolio for a total of 115 innovations in the segment – including the industry’s first minivan available as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and the only seven seat hybrid. in existence. Continue reading

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