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Monday 3 August 2015
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rescue tape

Tape it shut

A must-have item for every vehicle owner is Rescue Tape, which is a silicon-based, self-fusing product with extreme strength. Wrap it...


Build a Porsche replica

California-based Kitzrieg produces build-it-yourself kits of Porsche’s original Speedster roadster and 550 Spyder, but they also sell...

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California changes EV subsidies based on income; wealthy get less, less-rich get more:

The Golden State has added income-based caps to its rebates for electric cars and plug-in hybrids. As of July 1, the subsidies buyers...

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Refreshed 500 is more “mature”:

July 4 has always been a red-letter date for the FIAT 500. The original FIAT 500 was introduced on July 4, 1957. Fifty years later, on July...


Gambling on the need for speed:

This could only happen in Sin City, opines The Sleuth. A soon-to-be-completed attraction located just a few minutes from the Las Vegas,...


Alfa as popular as BMW? Well, they’re going to need product:

The CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) wants Alfa Romeo to rival BMW, Audi, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz in popularity among the...


The next-generation Scion FR-S could be based on the Mazda MX-5 Miata chassis:

At least that’s what Your Obedient Gumshoe is hearing. Despite lagging sales, there’s no talk that Scion’s FR-S...


Chevrolet hatches a new Cruze:

The Sleuth has learned that Chevrolet’s second-generation compact sedan that arrives this fall for the 2016 model year will be joined...


Your bleeding brakes

Purging the air from your brake lines to improve stopping effectiveness usually requires one person to pump the brake pedal and another to...


Are you a designer?

If you were the kind of student who enjoyed doodling automobiles in study hall, this is the book for you. “I DRAW CARS”...