A lineup of rare Porsches recently went before the auction block at Gooding and Co.’s Amelia Island auction. Among other lots, one of four Porsche 917/30 race cars commanded top dollar, as the 1,000-horsepower monster commanded $4.4 million on the block. Slate of rare Porsches For more than half a century, Porsche has been the Read on! →


Chevrolet is about to release the 2013 Malibu to coincide with college basketball “March Madness.” However, few college students will be driving one, as the only available model will be the premium edition. March Madness Every year, millions of people tune into “March Madness” to watch college basketball teams vie for sporting supremacy. It is Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Sunday that it will be launching a preliminary investigation into 360,000 Ford Taurus sedans. The investigation follows multiple consumer complaints of stuck throttles. No injuries or accidents have been reported as a result of the issue. Cars can accelerate on their own According to the NHTSA press release, Read on! →


In Europe, legislation to improve the safety of pedestrians has been gaining strength over the years. Many vehicle manufacturers are starting to respond with safety features designed specifically for pedestrians. The pedestrian statistics Approximately 11 percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States are pedestrians, and about 400 children per year are killed in Read on! →


Four straight years of losses have devastated Mazda Motor Corp., reports Automotive News. As a result of it hemorrhaging cash, the Japanese automaker plans to offer voluntary buyout packages to scores of U.S. workers. Additional Mazda layoffs may also result, as the automaker seeks to slash operating costs. Mazda struggles to uncover cost improvements Jim Read on! →


Wheel-giant Goodyear will be be showing some new concepts for the world’s oldest invention at the Geneva Motor Show this week. In addition to a self-inflating model, the company plans to unveil a revolutionary tire filled with springs for use on extraterrestrial surfaces. Cutting edge tires Goodyear’s research and development teams have been working overtime Read on! →


Mazda has been pulling the plug on models that aren’t selling too well in the U.S.; the brand is not the strongest performer among Japanese carmakers. Among other discontinued models, Mazda is discontinuing the CX-7 crossover, and the CX-5 is taking its place. Disappointing sales Mazda, according to AutoBlog, is discontinuing the CX-7 crossover SUV, Read on! →


Don’t play with your smartphone while you’re driving. Rock the hands-free or get a co-pilot, and then check out the following list of best apps for drivers. Promise you’ll be safe before you read on. These must-have driving apps can save you money and keep you safe while on the road. They’re commonly available for Read on! →


Driving can be an inherently dangerous activity, even more so when drivers are distracted. According to the latest Consumer Reports survey, the activities that distract drivers rank among the most annoying things people do on the road. The 2012 survey Consumer Reports’ National Research Center conducted a survey in January that asked 895 Americans about Read on! →


Chrysler has announced that Ram pickups, formerly known as Dodge Ram pickups, are downsizing their engines, following a trend among its other Detroit colleagues. The base Ram truck engine is getting downsized to a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. Smaller but more powerful Full-size pickups from domestic automakers like Ford, Chevrolet, GMC and Dodge, now spun off Read on! →