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    William Clay Ford Sr. dies at age 88

    He was Henry's last surviving grandson, a longtime Ford exec and board member, and the owner of the Detroit Lions. <a href="" target="_blank">Fox News</a>
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    Ford to Move Pickup Production From Mexico to Ohio

    Ford Motor Co. (F:US), which plans to cease making the Econoline van later this year, will revive the Ohio factory where the vehicle is made by investing $168 million to move pickup production there from Mexico early in 2015. Production of Ford’s commercial F-650 and F-750 medium-duty pickups...
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    Navistar to Close Alabama Engine Plant

    Commercial truck maker Navistar International Corp. will close an engine plant in Alabama this summer as it moves to eliminate excess production capacity and consolidate its engine lineup for medium-size trucks. The closure of the plant in Huntsville will result in the loss of about 280 jobs...
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    Battle of Gettysburg began 150 years ago today

    I'm not able to attend the huge re-enactment they're having at the National Park itself, but I did attend a local one over the weekend. If you're at all into history, I highly recommend visiting Gettysburg if you're ever in the area.
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    Any opinions on Standard Motor Products parts?

    I need a sensor quickly and OEM is backordered. Rock Auto has this brand available but I'm not familiar with them. Any opinions?
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    Donald 'Duck' Dunn dies at 70

    He was the bassist for Booker T and the MG. Highly underrated musician. <a href="" target="_blank">Boston Globe article</a>
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    Nevada issues license to driverless cars

    Nevada’s DMV handed Google the very first U.S. license for a driverless vehicle on Monday, following 2011 legislation in the state to allow test-driving of vehicles capable of piloting themselves. The only catch: Two people must be present in the vehicle — one behind the wheel and one in the...
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    170 MPH without a license

    NY State Police arrested a man driving a motorcycle at speeds of 150 to 170 miles per hour on the New York Thruway. 25-year-old Nikkolaus McCarthy of Charlton faces several charges, including Fleeing Police 3rd, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Operating Out of Class, since he did not have a...
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    RIP Levon Helm of the Band

    His fight with cancer took a turn for the worse last week and he passed away today. <a href="" target="_blank">Record Online Article</a> In addition to his fine singing and drumming, he was also a skilled...
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    Sports car designer Ferdinand Porsche dies

    <a href=",0,1456835.story" target="_blank">LA Times article</a>
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    Neutrinos with a velocity > c ? Not so fast

    Science Insider is reporting that last year's measurement of neutrinos with a speed faster than light are the result of a computer error. <a href="" target="_blank">Science Insider article</a>
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    GM in alliance talks with Peugeot Citroen

    General Motors Co. is in talks about a possible alliance with France’s leading car maker PSA Peugeot Citroen, a deal that could dwarf PSA’s partnerships with BMW, Mitsubishi Motors and Toyota <a...
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    Chrysler to reopen Conner Ave plant, produce Viper

    Chrysler plans to reopen its Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit to produce the next generation SRT Viper <a href="" target="_blank">Detroit Free Press article</a>
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    Smart for Two maker to unveil pickup truck version

    The Smart division of the Damlier AG will be displaying a pickup truck version of the Smart for Two at the Detroit Auto SHow in January. Nothing about its payload or towing capacity <img src="/forums/graemlins/56.gif" alt="wink2" title="wink2" height="15" width="15" /> <a...
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    Toyota recalls 550,000 cars for steering issue

    <a href="" target="_blank">Associated Press article</a>
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    Million Mile Honda

    A Maine man became the first documented case of a Honda vehicle reaching one million miles when his 1990 Accord reached that figure. Engine and transmission are original. <a href=""...
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    Japanese auto supplier pleads guilty to price fix

    A Japanese automotive supplier has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $200 million fine in a 10-year-old price-fixing and bid-rigging scam that ran partly out of Detroit, the U.S. Department of Justice announced today. <a...
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    Sir Fonzie? Henry Winkler awarded an honorary OBE

    Henry Winkler, who played the Fonz in the classic US sitcom Happy Days, has been appointed an honorary OBE for his educational work on dyslexia in the UK. Winkler received the honour at the British embassy in Washington DC. <a href=""...
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    VW Antifreeze at Advance Auto

    Was at my local Advance Auto today and there was a hand written sign stating that they now carried Volkswagen Blue and Red antifreeze available at the parts counter. Their website verified that Pentosin antifreeze with part Nos. 8114117 and 8112106 are available in my area.
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    Tesla to cease production of its roadster.

    Telsa Motors will stop taking orders for its roadster in two months to focus on production of its new Model S sedan. <a href="" target="_blank">Tesla</a>