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BOOK REVIEW: The First Three Shelby Cobras…The sports cars that changed the game-By Gordon Bruce

New Book Tells How the First Three Shelby Cobras Helped Build an Anglo-American Automotive Legend By shoe-horning an American V8 powerplant into a British-designed and built chassis, the Shelby Cobra became a sports car legend on both sides of the Atlantic. This book tells the varied stories of the first three to be built. CSX2000, the only prototype, was owned ...

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KIA Rio Ranks Highest In 2018 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

The 2018 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) has ranked the KIA Rio as the leader in the Small Car category. The industry-wide study examines problems reported during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year old vehicles (2015 model year).  Overall dependability is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), thus a lower score suggests ...

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Jaguar Land Rover Awarded As Company of the Year

Jaguar Land Rover was awarded as the company of the year by AutoBest, the biggest automotive expert jury in Europe. AutoBest award ceremony was recently held in Salzburg for the first time with  judging panel consisting of 31 journalists from 31 countries. AutoBest’s international panel of experts honoured the two brands’ impressive level of growth and solid financial results despite challenging ...

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Coscharis, BMW Offer Valentine Special Packages

Coscharis Motors Plc, Nigeria’s exclusive representative of the BMW brand, has commenced the celebration of love with its customers through the Valentine Special promo for select BMW variants starting from February 12 to February 19, 2018 nationwide. In a statement released on Monday, the company says the Valentine promo is intended to show its love commitment to customers and prospects ...

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McLaren 570S Spider, Ready for True Romance on Valentine’s Day

This one-of-a-kind McLaren 570S Spider, commissioned in honor of Saint Valentine by an incurable romantic, will take to the road on the saint’s special day, February 14th. Hand-assembled in Woking, England, the two-seat 570S Spider brings supercar attributes such as carbon fiber construction, a mid-mounted V8 engine and extreme performance to the luxury sports convertible market. Choosing Vermillion Red paint ...

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European Cars Get the Most Love on Social Media

A new graphic reveals the top nine European vehicle manufacturers that are Instagram stars. The guys at EuroSport Tuning are European car enthusiasts, so they wanted to see how frequently European cars are posted on Instagram. To celebrate Valentine ’s Day, they’ve compiled their research and revealed just how much social media love these automakers receive.   “We live and breathe ...

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Chicago Auto Show’s Second Annual What Drives Her Event Celebrates Women in Automotive Industry

Furthering its mission to honor and celebrate women in the automotive industry, the Chicago Auto Show partnered with Women in Automotive and A Girls Guide to Cars for the annual What Drives Her networking luncheon and panel discussion, presented by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.  Hosted during the show’s Media Preview, the What Drives Her panel brought together women working ...

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Anniversary: Motoring Error that Led to the Killing of General Murtala Mohammed

 …Story as Told by His Orderly, Sergeant Michael Otuwu, the only survivor Exactly 42 years ago, Nigeria’s military head of state, general Murtala Mohammed was assassinated in his official car, Mercedes-Benz 600, now preserved in a Lagos Museum. Eye-witness story about the traffic, motoring, last-minute error and security lapses surrounding the assassination was told by his Orderly, Sergeant Michael Otuwu, ...

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