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Portugal’s President Marcelo Meets WRC Teams and Drivers

Portugal’s president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa met WRC teams and drivers, when he made a special visit to Vodafone Rally de Portugal on Sunday. The president was given a tour of the rally base in Matosinhos by Automobile Club of Portugal president Carlos Barbosa. He visited the Exponor service park and team bases and met drivers including world champion Sébastien Ogier and ...

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Team USA Advances to Semi-Finals at VW Junior World Masters in France

…Wallops Senegal 6 Goals to Nothing By: MATILDA FRANCES Representing the United States at the Volkswagen Junior World Masters in France last weekend, F.C. Golden State advanced to semi-finals as the only non-European team to do so. F.C. Golden State’s keeper was named “Overall Best Tournament Keeper,” preventing any other team from scoring until the semi-finals. This success marks the ...

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John Force Debuts 2016 Camaro SS Funny Car

Today Chevrolet and 16-time NHRA champion John Force introduced the all-new 2016 Camaro SS Funny Car that he’ll race this weekend at the NHRA Kansas Nationals, in Topeka, Kan. The new Funny Car body is the first based on the sixth-generation Camaro SS. Force’s teammates Courtney Force and Robert Hight will introduce new Camaro SS Funny Cars later this season. ...

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Preserving Mother Earth: Ford First Automaker to Use Captured Co2 to Develop Foam And Plastic For Vehicles

Ford Motor Company is the first automaker to formulate and test new foam and plastic components using carbon dioxide as feedstock. Researchers expect to see the new biomaterials in Ford production vehicles within five years. Formulated with up to 50 percent CO2-based polyols, the foam is showing promise as it meets rigorous automotive test standards. It could be employed in ...

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Kia Sportage Crowned Car of the Year, Best Medium SUV

Few months after launch, all-new Kia Sportage has been crowned with another significant accolade, Diesel Car Magazine Car of the Year. Alongside this prestigious award, Sportage was also named Best Medium sized SUV. The all-new fourth generation Sportage bettered the competition due to its excellent specification levels, even on low grade vehicles, including Bluetooth connectivity, DAB radio and satellite navigation. ...

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Toyota Gives Out 2016 Sienna to 14 Nuns

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of an order of black nuns, Whoopi Goldberg and ABC’s “The View” teamed up with Toyota on Thursday to present a new 2016 Toyota Sienna minivan to the 14 sisters from Harlem. After reading their story, Toyota decided to give the nuns, from the Order of the Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, ...

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New Volkswagen Amarok to Gain Six-Cylinder Engine

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is raising the bar, with its premium pick-up, the Amarok, set to gain a bigger ‘heart’ and enhance its performance potential, thanks to the latest generation of Volkswagen V6 engines. Drivers of the Amarok can look forward in future to an additional litre of displacement offered by the 3.0-litre engine, while the pick-up will continue to boast ...

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