Category: Rants

Ford beats EcoBoost sales forcast big time!

Ford beats EcoBoost sales forcast big time!

[ 0 ] July 6, 2012 by Mark

Ford’s EcoBoost line of engines has been a hit since they began rolling off the assembly line and started hitting the street. While the small car segment has enjoyed a boost (sorry!) in sales from the little engine that could, some of the biggest gains have come from the F-150 truck sales equipped with the […]

And now... your moment of zen

And now… your moment of zen

[ 0 ] June 11, 2012 by Mark

Enough said. Tweet

Carroll Shelby passes away at 89

Carroll Shelby passes away at 89

[ 0 ] May 11, 2012 by Mark

To say that today is a sad day for the automotive world is an understatement. Carroll Shelby, one of the true pioneers of everything automotive that we have come to love and cherish, has passed away at the age of 89. Born January 11, 1923 in Leesburg, Texas, Shelby’s love of cars manifested itself early […]

Ram aiming high with their $50,000.00 Laramie Limited, chauffeur not included.

Ram aiming high with their $50,000.00 Laramie Limited, chauffeur not included.

[ 0 ] March 29, 2012 by Mark

Remember when a truck was just a truck? It got dirty, it got dinged, and customizing it to luxury levels was done by the owners in their spare time, not by the manufacturer. Well those times have definitely changed. The new Ram Laramie Limited 1500 4×2 has a starting price of almost $46,000.00. By the […]

NACTOY decides it needs more letters in its name

NACTOY decides it needs more letters in its name

[ 0 ] February 4, 2012 by Mark

The North American Car/Truck Of the Year award has stumbled upon the same murky waters as the rest of the automotive industry. With the ever expanding line of SUV and crossover models, it has become difficult for them to truly define a truck standard for their award. The 2011 finalists were a prime example of […]

Ferris teases taking another day off... world explodes

Ferris teases taking another day off… world explodes

[ 1 ] January 27, 2012 by Mark

It is one of the most beloved movies of all time. A true masterpiece of teenage angst that literally everyone who has ever seen it can relate to in one form or another. The movie I’m referring to is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and unless you have been under a rock, or cornered by a […]

The U.S. DOT jumps on the crazy idea bandwagon

The U.S. DOT jumps on the crazy idea bandwagon

[ 0 ] December 8, 2010 by Rick

Earlier this week we posted about the crazy request from the NHTSA to mandate backup cameras in vehicles by 2013. Now we’ve got Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood going on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and discussing using cell phone blocking technology to prevent drivers from using cell phones due to some 5,500 people killed and some 500,000 […]

Backup cameras to become mandatory?

Backup cameras to become mandatory?

[ 0 ] December 6, 2010 by Rick

The NannyNational Highway Traffic Administration has proposed that backup cameras become mandatory equipment in all trucks, minivans, cars, and buses with a GVW of 10,000 lbs or less. If this proposal goes into effect, automakers will need to outfit 10 percent of their fleets by 2012, 40 percent by 2013 and be in total compliance […]

General Motors Financial debuts October 1

General Motors Financial debuts October 1

[ 0 ] September 30, 2010 by Rick

After failed attempts by General Motors to buy back into their former financial arm GMAC, now Ally Bank, with the intent on gaining access to more sub-prime lending and leasing they turned their sights towards AmeriCredit. As of today, AmeriCredit’s stockholders approved the sale to General Motors for $3.5 billion in cash so as of […]

California considers advertising on license plates

California considers advertising on license plates

[ 0 ] June 23, 2010 by Rick

No – we’re not kidding, Yes – we wish we were. California, who is saddled with a huge budget deficit, is looking to generate some revenue by selling advertising space on license plates. A bill has been proposed that would direct the DMV to study the use of digital license plates that would broadcast advertising […]

Chrysler turns HQ into Huge Billboard

Chrysler turns HQ into Huge Billboard

[ 0 ] April 8, 2010 by Rick

So your truck wins 2010 “Truck of the Year” honors from Motor Trend, do you decide to wrap your headquarters building in a gigantic vinyl billboard to tout this fact? If you’re Chrysler you do. Chrysler has turned its 140 foot tall and 120 foot wide building into a huge billboard, towering over Interstate 75 […]

Exxon Mobil Posts $40B 2006 Profit

Exxon Mobil Posts $40B 2006 Profit

[ 0 ] February 2, 2007 by Chris

I thought I was just hearing a joke on SNL last night as I grabbed the remote to turn off the television. The news reporter stated that Exxon Mobile posted a $40B profit in 2006, setting a new record for the most profit ever made by a U.S. company in single year. I contemplated the […]

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