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World Cup of Cars: Croatia vs. Mexico

World Cup of Cars: Croatia vs. Mexico

Going into this third and final match for the two teams from Group A, things are pretty much up in the air. The top two spots in the group, which will mean advancement to the knockout stages, are still up for grabs, and it’s likely that either Croatia or Mexico will make it through today. […]

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World Cup of Cars: Cameroon vs. Croatia

World Cup of Cars: Cameroon vs. Croatia

Tonight’s World Cup matchup from Arena Amazônia, Manaus pits Cameroon against Croatia. Both teams will be looking for their first win in Group A after Croatia came out firing in a loss to host Brazil and Cameroon was blanked by Mexico. For the World Cup of Cars: Cameroon vs. Croatia, we’ve dropped the victorious Toyota […]

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World Cup of Cars: Brazil vs. Croatia

World Cup of Cars: Brazil vs. Croatia

Later today, host country Brazil kicks off the 20th World Cup by playing Croatia in the country’s Sao Paolo stadium. While we can’t speculate the outcome (beyond mentioning that no country has defeated Brazil on its home turf in 12 years), we can share our thoughts on the two countries’ best-selling cars and pit them […]

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New Ford Focus is Killing It After Six Months in Europe

New Ford Focus is Killing It After Six Months in Europe

If you’re already just a little bit sore that the new Ford Focus is not coming to the United States — no, not as a hatchback nor as a wagon nor as a kinda sorta crossover — then you’re probably gonna be just that much sorer to learn that it’s been doing super well in […]

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‘The Grand Tour’ Season 2 Trailer is Here

‘The Grand Tour’ Season 2 Trailer is Here

The second season of The Grand Tour will return to Amazon Prime on December 8, 2017, according to a trailer that was just launched on TGT’s official YouTube channel. It will see the return of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, the former Top Gear hosts, whose new foray into a BBC-less world of […]

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No More Traveling Tent for The Grand Tour’s 2nd Season

No More Traveling Tent for The Grand Tour’s 2nd Season

One of the highlight features of the debut season of The Grand Tour was the traveling tent in which Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May conducted many of their on-camera shenanigans. The trio set up tent at a new location in the world for every episode, providing a variety of lovely backdrops every week […]

 Morgan Pritchett

We Finally Know Exactly What Kind of Car Homer Simpson Drives

We Finally Know Exactly What Kind of Car Homer Simpson Drives

For years, the biggest and most puzzling mystery of The Simpsons wasn’t who shot Mr. Burns or what the “J” in Homer J Simpson stood for – it was what type of vehicle Homer drove. The pink four-door sedan has been featured in the opening credits for years, after graduating from the show’s humble beginnings […]

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Ford’s Year-to-Date Sales in Europe are Highest in Seven Years

Ford’s Year-to-Date Sales in Europe are Highest in Seven Years

Ford’s sales in Europe through the first 11 months of the year are the highest that the automaker has seen since 2009. Ford’s vehicle sales are up 6% through November at 1,248,000 vehicles sold across its 20 traditional European markets (Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, […]

 Aaron Widmar

[Interview] VW Karmann Ghia LEGO Model Creator Discusses Turning Classic Cars into Brick Replicas

[Interview] VW Karmann Ghia LEGO Model Creator Discusses Turning Classic Cars into Brick Replicas

Discover what it's like turning a classic car into a functioning LEGO scale model

LEGO bricks offer expansive possibilities for imagination to become reality. While constructing one-of-a-kind creations is undeniably fun, it’s a rewarding challenge to adapt a real-life object into a LEGO-scale model, such as a car. We at The News Wheel are big fans of LEGOs–especially when they’re used to honor classic cars of yesteryear. Innovator Vibor Cavor […]

 Kurt Verlin

Bernie Ecclestone’s Mother-in-Law Kidnapped in Brazil for $36 Million Ransom

Bernie Ecclestone’s Mother-in-Law Kidnapped in Brazil for $36 Million Ransom

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law Aparecida Schunck has been kidnapped in São Paulo, Brazil. According to the Brazilian magazine Veja, the kidnappers are demanding a ransom amount of 120 million Brazilian reais, or US$36.6 million. Ecclestone is famous for being the chief executive of the Formula One Group, which makes him the primary authority […]

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Ford Sees First-Half Gains in Commercial, Performance, Total Vehicle Sales

Ford Sees First-Half Gains in Commercial, Performance, Total Vehicle Sales

Ford announced that its first half total vehicle and passenger car sales in Europe were the best the company has seen since 2010, and that its commercial sales were the highest they have been since 1993. Ford’s sales in the Euro 20 (Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, […]

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Ford Continues European Commercial Sales Dominance in April

Ford Continues European Commercial Sales Dominance in April

Ford’s sales in its traditional 20 European markets in April were the highest they have been in seven years, with the brand being led by a six-year April best for passenger cars and its highest commercial sales for the month since 1993. In the European 20 (Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, […]

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Ford Sees Best Q1 Sales in Europe Since 2010

Ford Sees Best Q1 Sales in Europe Since 2010

Ford on Thursday reported a six-year-record for first-quarter sales in Europe, its best Q1 passenger car sales in five years, and its best commercial vehicle sales mark for a year-opening quarter since 1993. Ford’s cumulative sales across the Euro 20 (Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, […]

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Opel/Vauxhall Open European Customer Contact Centre

Opel/Vauxhall Open European Customer Contact Centre

Vauxhall and Opel this month are opening up a brand-new pan-European Customer Contact Centre, located in Luton. The addition of the state-of-the-art facility brings approximately 300 new jobs to the town in Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas, and it adds an additional layer of service and support for the automakers’ customers and retailers across the […]

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Ford’s European Sales Continue to Climb in February

Ford’s European Sales Continue to Climb in February

Ford’s sales in Europe continue to surpass the standard set by the rest of the industry after a considerable leap in sales and market share in February. Ford delivered a total of 91,700 vehicles across its 20 traditional European markets (Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, […]

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Honda Chasing Fuel Efficiency World Record with 8,000 Mile Trek Across Europe

Honda Chasing Fuel Efficiency World Record with 8,000 Mile Trek Across Europe

Honda plans to prove the hyper-efficiency of its 1.6-liter i-DTEC engine with the ultimate test: a 13,000 kilometer (8,000 mile) drive across all 24 contiguous European Union countries, with the goal of setting a new Guinness World Record title for fuel efficiency. Today the Japanese automaker announced that on Monday, June 1st, two members of […]

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Mazda July Sales Best Since 1993

Mazda July Sales Best Since 1993

The year 1993: nerds everywhere were just beginning their obsession with Magic: The Gathering and the understanding that “The Truth is Out There,” Jurassic Park was the biggest thing at the movies since King Kong, and a gallon of gas cost $1.11. A lot has changed over the past 21 years, which makes it all […]

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Mazda June Sales Are Best in a Decade

Mazda June Sales Are Best in a Decade

Mazda June sales were the highest that the company has seen in 10 whole years. Mazda’s U.S. sales totaled 26,208 vehicles, good for a 16.5 percent increase over 2013’s sales figures. “June was a strong month for Mazda, the best we have seen since 2004. The economy has remained steady despite a lot of uncertainty […]