Bob Russell is a man who loves his car. He was recently reunited with his 1967 Autin-Healey 3000. It was a reunion he thought he would never see. The car was stolen in 1970. Rewards of insomnia On May 11 the Texas resident was suffering a bout of insomnia. So he got online and searched Read on! →

Stock for the auto parts giant, O’Reilly Automotive Inc (ORLY), fell by 18 percent Wednesday, after the company reported continued slow sales in June. The rest of the sector is also losing ground on Wall Street, amid rising concerns of an industry-wide slowdown. Blaming the warm winter Analysts at Piper Jaffray have previously speculated that Read on! →

Automotive News reports that BMW has pulled out of talks with General Motors that were intended to lead to a cooperative partnership for producing fuel cell technology to power future vehicles. BMW has voiced its intention to partner with Toyota. According to BMW AG spokesman Alexander Bilgeri, GM is still in talks with BMW, but Read on! →

Racing fans, prepare yourself to wait for this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Hot, dry weather conditions and stronger than normal winds have turned summer blazes in Colorado’s Front Range into deadly wildfires that have forced thousands of people from their homes. Fire crews in Ft. Collins, Boulder and Colorado Springs battle around the Read on! →

When at the local auto parts store or auto service station, some may have noticed the bevy of synthetic oils available though at higher cost than normal oil. There are many synthetic oil benefits, but there are some drawbacks for some people. Longer life among synthetic oil benefits Synthetic oils, according to Car Craft magazine, Read on! →

A European field study has taken a look at the performance of crash avoidance systems, like crash detection and adaptive cruise control, finding they work. The study looked at several different types of the technology, finding collision risks were reduced 42 percent overall. Safety first Over the past decade, automakers have been including crash avoidance Read on! →

For many years, Mazda was the sole automaker producing a rotary engine, a type of motor normally employed in airplanes. The company was practically defined by it, but the last Mazda rotary engine has rolled off the assembly line for the time being. Out of rotation Mazda has long been known for using the Wankel Read on! →

The management of European automaker Opel is determined to avoid massive job cuts as a response to sagging European auto sales. Opel will reportedly present a plan Thursday that focuses on model strategy via brand positioning and a renewed push in export markets, all the while avoiding what many experts believe are inevitable layoffs. By Read on! →

The German automaker Mercedes-Benz announced last week that it will be voluntarily conducting a medium-scale recall of some of its E-Class station wagons over issues with the rear air-suspension system. Mercedes recall impacts nearly 4,000 vehicles According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the automaker will be calling back 3,613 of its E350 4matic Read on! →

Fiat and Ferrari are both Italian, and both start with an “F,” so they should get along together great, right? However, what the Italian design firm Lazzarini wants to do with them sounds a bit like putting a rocket engine into a Piper Cub. Fiat 550 Italia – A mythic beast The out-of-the-box thinking firm Read on! →