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  • Fleet Safety Conference Returns as In-Person Event – Safety

    Fleet Safety Conference Returns as In-Person Event - Safety

    Taking place at the Santa Clara Marriott, Fleet Safety Conference is arranged and convened by the publishers of Automotive Fleet, Heavy Duty Trucking, and Work Truck. Photo: Santa Clara Marriott Entering its 11th year, Fleet Safety Conference returns to an in-person format as part of the Fleet Forward Conference Nov. 9-11 in Santa Clara, California. Brought […] More

  • Can The Ford Bronco Raptor Keep Pace With A Jeep Wrangler 392?

    Can The Ford Bronco Raptor Keep Pace With A Jeep Wrangler 392?

    If you want a potent off-roader that makes just as a big of a statement on the road as it will along a mountainous trail, the Ford Bronco Raptor and Jeep Wrangler 392 are two of the best options. However, which is quicker in a straight line? While some had anticipated that Ford would equip […] More

  • Manthey Performance Kit Makes the Porsche 992 GT3 Even Quicker

    Manthey Porsche 992 GT3

    A new Manthey Performance kit is now available for the current Porsche 911 GT3 from Porsche Tequipment. The 911 GT3 lapped at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 6:55 minutes with the Manthey Performance kit. This is exactly 4:19 seconds faster than the 911 GT3 without the performance kit. The new performance kit was developed in collaboration […] More

  • Debunking Retread Tire Myths – Safety

    Debunking Retread Tire Myths - Safety

    Retreaders inspect casings to determine their suitability for retreading. Well-maintained and properly repaired casings will go on to fight another day.  Photos: Jim Park If retreaded tires are such a bad idea, why do North American retreaders sell more than 15 million of them every year? More to the point, if they are so unreliable […] More

  • The Cadillac Lyriq Waves The GM Parts Bin Goodbye

    The Cadillac Lyriq Waves The GM Parts Bin Goodbye

    In an era where supply chain issues are a constant headache for automakers, it’s remarkable to learn the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq doesn’t feature a single parts bin interior component. It’s a welcome change and one that has been long overdue for GM’s luxury brand. Interior quality has long been Cadillac’s Achilles’ heel as they’re a […] More

  • Piquet “definitely not a racist” but his comment “not correct”

    Luke Smith

    Piquet – who is the father of Verstappen’s partner, Kelly Piquet – used a racial slur to describe Hamilton in an interview given last year, the contents of which surfaced this week. It led to widespread condemnation from the F1 community over the past week as the majority of drivers and teams rallied around Hamilton, […] More

  • Silverstone “good reference” on my progress with Ferrari F1 car

    Adam Cooper

    After struggling to adapt to the car in the first part of the season, Sainz had strong weekends in both Monaco and Baku before a valiant but unsuccessful chase of Max Verstappen in Montreal saw him finish runner-up. The Spaniard says that, after the three street or temporary tracks, Silverstone is more akin to Barcelona, […] More

  • BMW i3 Bows Out With 10 Special Home Run Editions

    BMW i3 Bows Out With 10 Special Home Run Editions

    BMW is calling time on its i3 and celebrating the model’s nine-year run with a handful of special Home Run Editions. Just 10 units have been built, each based on an all-electric i3S finished in Frozen Dark Gray or Frozen Red II paint from BMW’s Individual personalization program. Home Run cars also get 20-in double-spoke wheels, […] More

  • Haas F1 plans FIA talks over Magnussen front wing flag call

    Jonathan Noble

    Magnussen was ordered in to the pits early in the Montreal race a fortnight ago after the FIA felt that his damaged front wing posed a potential danger to other drivers. Having brushed against Lewis Hamilton just after the start, the state of Magnussen’s front wing was highlighted when Alpine’s Esteban Ocon complained over team […] More

  • The Hierarchy of Success – Operations

    The Hierarchy of Success - Operations

    There are five levels in the Hierarchy of Success. Each one requires fortitude, patience, honesty, and hard work, and every level yields happier clients, more efficient and motivated teammates, and more business surging forward. Photo: Gettyimages.com/sesame In the years following my career, I spent a lot of time reflecting on our fleet’s success; both how we […] More

  • New Williams package follows Red Bull F1 concept

    Adam Cooper

    Albon’s car will be fitted with a major package of floor and bodywork changes from the start of Friday practice for the British Grand Prix. Teammate Nicholas Latifi will have a standard car, enabling the Grove team to run a proper back-to-back comparison through the weekend. “It’s an interesting weekend for us, we haven’t had […] More

  • Piquet suspended as honorary member of BRDC

    Matt Kew

    The three-time Formula 1 world champion has been widely condemned by the grand prix paddock after a Brazilian interview from November 2021 surfaced in which Piquet directed racist language towards Hamilton. Piquet has since issued an apology in which he acknowledged what he said in his native Portuguese was “was ill thought out, and I […] More

  • California Lawmakers Urge Cities To Overturn Bans Targeting Lowriders And Cruising

    California Lawmakers Urge Cities To Overturn Bans Targeting Lowriders And Cruising

    The California State Assembly voted for a resolution encouraging cities to overturn bans on cruising and embrace lowrider culture. The resolution, introduced by Assemblymember Luz Rivas passed without opposition with 71 of 80 assembly members signing on to it, reports the Los Angeles Times. With that, the measure is now headed to the state senate. […] More

  • No hard feelings over Hamilton Copse F1 crash one year later

    Luke Smith

    The two drivers collided on the opening lap of last year’s British Grand Prix, resulting in a 51G impact for Verstappen’s Red Bull car with the barrier at the exit of the high-speed right-hander. Verstappen had to be taken to hospital for precautionary checks as a result of the accident, and while Hamilton was given […] More

  • Florida Sheriff’s Office Adds Drug Dealer’s C7 Corvette Z06 To Its Fleet

    Florida Sheriff’s Office Adds Drug Dealer’s C7 Corvette Z06 To Its Fleet

    The Sheriff’s Office in Escambia County, Florida, USA has a new addition to its patrol car lineup, but it’s not your typical Dodge Charger or Ford Police Interceptor. After a drug dealer had his Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06 seized by police, the car was donated to the sheriff’s office. The Corvette with its 642bhp 6.2-litre […] More

  • The Next Generation Of The Hydrogen-Powered Hyundai Nexo Has Been Delayed Until 2024

    The Next Generation Of The Hydrogen-Powered Hyundai Nexo Has Been Delayed Until 2024

    The next-generation Hyundai Nexo has allegedly been pushed back until 2024 due to issues with the development of its hydrogen fuel cell powertrain. A report from the Seoul Economic Daily claims that Hyundai had originally planned to begin sales and production of the second-gen Nexo in the latter half of 2023. While it’s not known […] More

  • Hamilton’s Ignite initiative announces first diversity grants

    Adam Cooper

    The initiative was launched last July by Hamilton and his Mercedes team, and is co-ordinated by his Mission 44 charitable foundation. The first recipients are Motorsport UK and the Royal Academy of Engineering, who will receive over £500,000 from an initial total of £5 million of seed funding. The Motorsport UK programme is focussed on […] More

  • BMW Reminds Drivers To Use Their Car’s Indicators

    BMW Reminds Drivers To Use Their Car’s Indicators

    The Munich-based carmaker took to Twitter to remind drivers to indicate before turning We all love a BMW, but drivers behind the wheel of the Munich-made driving machines have garnered a bit of a reputation for their, let’s say, ‘irregular’ use of turn signals over the years. While the stereotype doesn’t apply to every BMW […] More

  • 2023 Kia Seltos Facelift Revealed With Modern Styling Cues And A New Digital Cockpit

    2023 Kia Seltos Facelift Revealed With Modern Styling Cues And A New Digital Cockpit

    Kia published the first official photos of the facelifted Seltos, showing fresh design cues alongside modern tech inside the cabin. It might not seem like too long ago, but the Seltos is already three years old, having debuted in 2019. This makes 2022 a fitting time for a mid-lifecycle update, bringing it closer to the […] More

  • Lamborghini driver Perera joins GRT for Norisring DTM

    Rachit Thukral

    The ex-Toyota Formula 1 test driver will be taking over the wheel of the #19 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 for what is the most prestigious round of the DTM calendar on July 1-3, reuniting with his 2018 Rolex 24-winning teammate Mirko Bortolotti at the four-car GRT team. Perera has past experience of racing at the Nuremberg-based […] More

  • Alpine F1 team launches ambitious Race(H)er programme

    Jonathan Noble

    On Thursday morning, the Enstone-based squad announced the launch of its Rac(H)er programme, which aims to open up more opportunities for women within its organisation. It wants to make jobs in motorsport more appealing to young females, and will include programmes in schools and a proper path for them to carve a career at the F1 […] More

  • All-electric Citroen e-C4 X to launch in the UK

    All-electric Citroen e-C4 X to launch in the UK

    Citroën proudly revealed the all-electric New ë-C4 X. Following in the footsteps of the stylish New Citroën C5 X, the design of New ë-C4 X offers customers a cross-segment design that combines the elegant silhouette of a fastback with the modern attitude of an SUV, whilst maintaining the timeless refinement and spaciousness of a four-door […] More

  • Engine not decided for new Formula Ford

    Andrew van Leeuwen

    Motorsport Australia last week announced an ambitious plan to introduce a new-spec Formula Ford to the national championship in 2024. The new cars will be open to multiple manufacturers to build and will be underpinned by a traditional space frame, but with beefed up safety structures. They include a halo, side and rear crash structures […] More

  • Ferrari F8 Tributo Spiced Up With Carbon Fiber Add-Ons By Zacoe

    Ferrari F8 Tributo Spiced Up With Carbon Fiber Add-Ons By Zacoe

    Ferrari recently stopped taking orders for the F8 Tributo and Spider, but Taiwanese tuner Zacoe has just presented a new styling package for the mid-engined supercar. Zacoe says they wanted their add-ons to create a harmony with Ferrari’s original design language while evolving the aerodynamics “to the level of motorsports”. The kit is presented in […] More

  • Australia Will Get Just One Of The 99 Jeff Koons Edition BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupes

    Australia Will Get Just One Of The 99 Jeff Koons Edition BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupes

    BMW today announced that one lucky Australian customer will be allowed to buy a right-hand-drive version of The 8 x JEFF KOONS that was created by renowned American pop artist Jeff Koons. A special art car version of the M850i xDrive Gran Coupe, the model is limited to just 99 examples worldwide. It was unveiled […] More

  • Outgoing Honda CR-V Gets New Black Edition And VTi 7 +Luxe Trims In Australia

    Outgoing Honda CR-V Gets New Black Edition And VTi 7 +Luxe Trims In Australia

    The next-generation Honda CR-V is just around the corner and to stroke some life into the outgoing model, Honda Australia has launched two special edition variants of the popular SUV. The first of these new variants is the CR-V Black Edition. It is based on the CR-V VTi and comes standard with a number of […] More

  • Manheim Names New Reconditioning Executive – Remarketing

    Manheim Names New Reconditioning Executive - Remarketing

    D’Amato joined Manheim in 2019, heading up retail reconditioning operations for the Texas Market Center. He brings to the company nearly 20 years of experience leading large operational efforts for companies such as Amazon and Serta Simmons Bedding. Photo: Manheim Further enhancing its one-stop-shop strategy to provide wholesale and retail reconditioning services in an evolving […] More

  • Ferrari Trento renews F1 podium celebration toast deal

    Jonathan Noble

    The Italian company became the official supplier of the sparkling wine for the post-race celebrations during the early phase of the 2021 season, as part of a three-year deal. However, following the success of the partnership for the company, which has benefitted from F1’s booming interest, Ferrari Trento announced at an event in London on […] More

  • Subaru Announces 2023 Impreza Pricing – Vehicle Research

    Subaru Announces 2023 Impreza Pricing - Vehicle Research

    The Impreza is built at Subaru of Indiana Automotive in Lafayette, Indiana, along with the Ascent, Legacy, and Outback. Photo: Subaru Subaru of America, Inc., announced pricing on the 2023 Impreza sedan and 5-door models, both equipped with standard all-wheel drive. Offered in four trim levels — Base, Premium, Sport, and Limited — the 2023 Impreza will arrive at […] More

  • 10 Legendary Performance Cars Outgunned by the The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla

    10 Legendary Performance Cars Outgunned by the The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla

    The 2022 Toyota GR Corolla is the latest and most anticipated hot hatchback to come out. We know it has a 300-horsepower version of the 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-three from the GR Yaris and shares the same GR-Four all-wheel-drive system. While we don’t have official performance figures, we know that the smaller, less powerful GR Yaris […] More

  • EVs Need a New Business Model to Make a Dent in Emissions – Mobility

    EVs Need a New Business Model to Make a Dent in Emissions - Mobility

    Making EV carsharing, rental, and subscription programs more accessible and an attractive alternative to EV ownership will have a significant impact in shifting gasoline miles to electric miles. The more options offered to end-users will help to accelerate the transition and reduce emissions. Photo: (Joenomias) Menno de Jong/Pixabay  Some are proclaiming this the “Year of […] More

  • Fleets Alarmed by Surge of Catalytic Converter Thefts – Safety

    Fleets Alarmed by Surge of Catalytic Converter Thefts - Safety

    It does not take long to steal a catalytic converter. With the right tools, an experienced thief can hack one off in under 30 seconds using a battery-operated reciprocating saw and a metal-cutting blade. In the time it takes to make a late snack or go to the bathroom, the thief may be long gone […] More

  • Spartan Diesel Tuner Gets Prison Sentence For Selling Emission-Defeating Devices

    Spartan Diesel Tuner Gets Prison Sentence For Selling Emission-Defeating Devices

    A man at the center of a diesel tuning company has just been sentenced for selling thousands of tuners, or “tunes”, that are capable of defeating emissions controls in the quest for more power. After pleading guilty to violating the Clean Air Act and tax evasion, Matthew Sidney Geouge, of Hendersonville, N.C. is facing the […] More

  • Vehicle Preservation Strategies Become More Prevalent – Operations

    Vehicle Preservation Strategies Become More Prevalent - Operations

    A typical fleet vehicle averages 20,000 – 24,000 miles per year.  Photo: Gettyimages.com/adrian825 The industry rule of thumb has been to replace fleet vehicles before the trend line for operating costs exceeds those of fixed costs. But what happens when you can’t source replacement vehicles as we’ve experienced for the past several years due to […] More

  • Higher Residuals Offset Increased Cost Pressures on Fleet Budgets – Operations

    Higher Residuals Offset Increased Cost Pressures on Fleet Budgets - Operations

    “Today, what drives the market is the best price for the best vehicle in the right timeframe,” said Bob Martines, CEO of CCM, whose company over the years has been increasingly sought out by clients to help manage their fleets.    Photo: Gettyimages.com/freie-kreation There are many dynamics influencing today’s fleet budgets. As we all know, fleet […] More

  • Dixon denies talks regarding move to Arrow McLaren SP

    David Malsher-Lopez

    Motorsport.com understands Dixon’s current contract with Ganassi is through to the end of 2023, and that it is IndyCar-specific, whereby he can’t be moved sideways into CGR’s Cadillac sportscar operation full-time – although he’ll likely remain as one of the extras for endurance races. However, there are rumors that when his contract is up, he […] More

  • Wheels Donlen Unveils Its Platform Strategy – Global Fleet

    Wheels Donlen Unveils Its Platform Strategy - Global Fleet

    One top priority is to develop a common platform for the two merged companies, which currently operate on separate and independent platforms. During a six-month investigation, Wheels Donlen interviewed or surveyed more than 1,000 clients. Photo: Gettyimages.com/mikdam On Oct. 28, 2021, Wheels, Inc. and Donlen LLC merged into one company. Athene, a major financial services company, […] More

  • Copse won’t be flat in 2022 Mercedes F1 car at Silverstone

    Luke Smith

    Russell joined Mercedes for 2022 after spending his first three years in F1 at Williams, but has spent the early part of this season working with the team to ease its car struggles. Under the new regulations for this year, a number of teams have been struggling with cars bouncing and porpoising, with Mercedes being […] More

  • Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The 2023 Honda Civic Type R

    Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The 2023 Honda Civic Type R

    The 11th-gen Honda Civic made its debut not too long ago. Although it was a pretty big deal and became the talk of the town because of its dialed-down, subtle, overall design, what mattered to us enthusiasts the most was the arrival of the Type R model. A new Civic meant a new Type R, […] More

  • The 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder’s Hood Could Fly Open While Driving

    The 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder's Hood Could Fly Open While Driving

    No less than 360,379 Nissan Pathfinder vehicles from the 2013-2016 model years are being recalled globally due to a defect with the hood. A recall notice issued with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals that dust and dirt could accumulate on and around the bell crank lever pivot joint used to operate the […] More

  • J.D. Power: EVs More Problematic than ICE; Vehicle Quality Drops – Vehicle Research

    J.D. Power: EVs More Problematic than ICE; Vehicle Quality Drops - Vehicle Research

    The plunge in quality is tied to lingering industry issues from COVID, according to analysts. However, nine of the 33 OEM brands improved in quality from last year. Photo: Canva It’s not great news for the auto industry coming out of the most recent study from J.D. Power. Key findings from the consumer insights company’s […] More

  • What Are The Worst Cars Of The Millennium So Far?

    What Are The Worst Cars Of The Millennium So Far?

    Since the turn of the century, the automotive landscape has changed dramatically. Cars are faster, safer, and more capable than ever before and their abilities are growing constantly. At the same time, there have been quite a few serious duds over these first 22 years and that has us wondering which one has been the […] More

  • FIA F3 race in Macau called off again, no return for WTCR

    James Newbold

    The traditional end-of-year jamboree for junior single-seater racers at Macau’s Guia Circuit was slated to be staged on 18–20 November, with hopes that it would be held as normal this year as global travel restrictions loosen. The event has formed part of the Chinese Formula 4 championship since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, […] More

  • Formula E unveils first 2022-23 calendar draft including India, Brazil

    Jake Boxall-Legge

    Following the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting on 29 June in Paris, two of the three new projected venues for Formula E’s ninth season have been rubber-stamped and appear on a calendar spanning 13 rounds and 18 races – an all time high for the championship. The season commences on the 14th January in […] More

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