February 17, 2014
- The original winner of Nissan’s GT Academy, Lucas Ordonez, has certainly come a long way since his student days of 2008. After winning the first-ever round of GT Academy that year, Ordonez was propelled into the world of GT4 racing where he competed in a Nissan 350Z and then the 370Z. In 2010 he raced an LMP2 car for the first time...
- The 2014 Chevrolet SS pace car in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at Daytona got itself into trouble when a fire started inside its trunk. As the Fox Sports video above shows, smoke from the fire quickly engulfed the cabin and the driver, former NASCAR driver Brett Bodine, was lucky to get the car off the track and...
February 16, 2014
- A month into Mary Barra’s tenure as chief executive officer of General Motors Co., little appears to have changed at America’s largest automaker. The company, as Barra promised, continues on its road to expand in overseas markets, including China and Brazil; restructure European operations; and have a cautiously optimistic outlook for growth here at home.
February 14, 2014
- General Motors Co. will oversee the restoration of eight historic Corvettes that were damaged by a massive sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum. The vehicles, according to the Detroit-based automaker, will be shipped from the museum in Bowling Green, Ky. to GM Design in Warren, Mich. to return the iconic sports cars back to their original beauty.
February 13, 2014
- Any uncertainty about the fate of the Corvettes swallowed up by a sinkhole under the National Corvette Museum was eliminated today when Chevrolet announced it will oversee the restoration of the vehicles. General Motors Design will oversee the project at its facility in Warren, Mich. For more, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
- The sinkhole that formed under the Sky Dome of the National Corvette Museum this week and sent eight classic and modern classic Corvettes tumbling into an early grave is an automotive tragedy. While we've tried to smile in the face of sadness, it's a remarkable and unfortunate loss to the Corvette world--but maybe not for long. While there's no...
- Jumping cars is tough. Television and movies make it look simple to the point we've been desensitized, but it's no mean feat to jump and land a car--and that's when it's going forward. Doing it in reverse? That's just crazy. Fortunately Rob Dyrdek is crazy. In an ongoing list of rather ridiculous Guinness World Record stunts for the Chevy Sonic...
- Volvo today revealed a new race car based on its S60 sedan. Powered by a 650-horsepower V-8 engine, the new race car will compete in the Australian touring car series V8 Supercars. Chevrolet’s new supercharged Corvette Z06 is one impressive ride, but Hennessey’s new twin-turbocharged Corvette Stingray is on a completely different level...
- General Motors is recalling almost 780,000 older-model compact cars in North America because a faulty ignition switch can shut off the engines without warning and cause crashes. The company says six people have died in 22 crashes linked to the problem in Chevrolet Cobalts from the 2005 through 2007 model years, and Pontiac G5s from 2007.
- General Motors is recalling nearly 800,000 older compact cars due to a problem that the company acknowledges is linked to six deaths.TheDetroitBureau.com has the complete story.
February 12, 2014
- Two of the Corvettes were on loan from General Motors and six others are owned by the museum.
- All four of GM’s brands – Cadillac, Buick and Chevrolet and GMC – scored at or better than the industry average of 133 problems per vehicle, a 6 percent increase from a year ago and the first time since the 1998 study that the average number of problems has increased.
February 11, 2014
- From an original field of several dozen cars, jurors in the 2014 World Car of the Year awards have whittled the list of contenders down to just a handful of finalists. This year, a new category for the World Luxury Car of the Year has been added, joining existing categories for the best World, Performance, Design and Green cars. A winner for each...
- General Motors Co. looked to put an end to any speculation regarding pay inequality for new CEO Mary Barra. The Detroit-based automaker Monday announced Barra – the first female head of any major automaker – is slated to make $14.4 million in 2014.
- General Motors Co. is looking to grow its commercial business this year with new products, led by a next-generation lineup of pickups and the recently unveiled Chevrolet City Express van. Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM fleet and commercial sales, said the Detroit-based automaker sees ''tons of opportunity'' in the new vehicles segments for its commercial market – an important division for U.S. automakers.