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    Followup: Police arrest chairman, managers of Chinese auto parts firm whose factory blast killed 75
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    Chinese police have arrested three individuals in connection to the deadly explosion at an auto parts factory outside Shanghai nearly three weeks ago, Reuters is reporting. Among those three is Wu Chi-tao, the chairman of Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products, the company that operated the factory in ...

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    Report: Car companies used to cook up sales with recipe books
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    The evolution of automotive marketing has undergone a number of strange phases. Few, though, match the strangeness of the 1930s to 1950s, when automotive marketers turned to cookbooks as a means of promoting their vehicles. Yes, cookbooks. We can't make this stuff up, folks. This bizarre trend ...

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    Report: Next Corvette ZR1 to go mid-engined? Motor Trend thinks so
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    Will the Chevy Corvette go mid-engine? It's a strong possibility, according to a report from Motor Trend. The magazine says Chevrolet could use the mid-engine layout as soon as the next ZR1, which would mean the supercar could be only several years away. A bit farther out, the next-generation ...

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    Featured: Top 10 most expensive American cars ever
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    Here's a Pro Tip for all you would-be classic car investors out there: buy Ferraris. With the Pebble Beach festivities kicking off this week, including any number high end car auctions, we thought it would be entertaining to compile a list of some to the most expensive cars ever sold with the ...

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    Video: How GM is 3D laser-scanning its plants and using Google Glass
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    There is much, much more that goes into building an automotive factory than simply screwing the structure together, tossing a bunch of robots and employees in and supplying it with raw materials. There is a huge amount of planning that governs how the factory will be laid out, where the various ...

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    Report: GM won't pay ignition-switch claims out of insurance funds
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    "It will be done through cash on hand, no insurance." – David Roman, GM's director of financial communications. General Motors has committed to paying all of its ignition-switch claims out of its own pocket. David Roman, the company's director of financial communications, told Business ...

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    Report: How GM almost screwed up Toy Story, Cars, Monsters Inc. and more
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    Given Just 7 More Days, GM Would Have Changed Entertainment History General Motors came within one week of buying Pixar in 1985, and would have subsumed the then-fledgling computer company to use its technology to help aid car designs. That surprising almost-was historical wrinkle comes courtesy ...

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    Featured: Meet the cars we miss and some we're happy to see gone for good
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    Now-Dead Cars That Launched 10 Years Ago Automotive anniversaries are often big news. Last year, the Chevrolet Corvette turned 60 and the Porsche 911 hit 50. This year, the spritely Mazda MX-5 Miata turns 25. The iconic Ford Mustang just turned the big Five-Oh, too. But what about lesser ...

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    Review: 2014 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline
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    On a recent jaunt to Australia, we got behind the wheel of a Holden Commodore SS-V Redline. We've been looking forward to driving not a Holden, but the Holden, the Commodore, ever since we visited Australia for the first time in 1994 and saw a Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) Commodore parked like a ...

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    Video: Man builds amazing 23-foot high Transformer in his own backyard
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    #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-588393{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-588393, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-588393{width:630px;height:444px;display:block;} Transformers fans of all ages are getting a big thrill in Waushara County, ...

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