Nanjing Brings Outdated Car Production Back to Britain

The MG TF, a car so ridiculously out-of-date that it ended up in a Top Gear challenge, joining the company of the Maserati Merak, the VW Vanagon, the Porsche 924 and the 3rd Gen Camaro, has gone back into production. At the press of a button by Liang Baohua, Governor of China's eastern province of Jiangsu and… » 5/29/07 6:45pm 5/29/07 6:45pm

Holden Commodore SS-V With Manufacturer Plates Spotted In Birmingham!

Our friends at How Bourgeois have the scoop for us of what would appear to be a Holden Commodore SS-V with manny plates sitting kiddie corner to the rear-end of the swank Townsend Hotel. That seems to beg the question — what's this bit of Aussie metal with super hoonage potential doing in the middle of downtown… » 4/02/07 1:45pm 4/02/07 1:45pm

Police, Help! GM's Trying To Eat Athens Coney Island!


We're only kidding, kiddies — please stop crying — GM's really not attacking the Woodward Dream Cruise — that's just "Camp GM" over at the Athens Coney Island, and try as we might, the security would not and could not let us into this Woodward Avenue hot-spot. But fear not friends — there was more to see from the… » 8/18/06 2:39pm 8/18/06 2:39pm

Rub One Off Over The Muscle Car Wars: The Camaro Takes A Wish


The banner above currently adorns the south side o' the "555 Building" in downtown Birmingham — and we guess it begs the question — what are our other two wishes? Well, since we're on the subject of automotive masturbatory pleasures, how about a Dodge Challenger R/T, a Ford Mustang GT and a quarter-mile down a… » 8/17/06 5:48pm 8/17/06 5:48pm

2006 Woodward Dream Pre-Cruise: The Hunter House And The El Camino, Two…


Only a one in a million moment could have paired two of the most amazing things in our life in the same picture. An El Camino and The Hunter House restaurant on Woodward Avenue in downtown Birmingham. This must mean only one thing — and just like Jake and Elwood Blues, we've been tasked by some heavenly force to… » 8/15/06 8:55am 8/15/06 8:55am

Report: Ford Planning Sale of Land Rover, Jaguar?

We thought we could have a nice quiet Sunday away from the laptop. How wrong we were. According to the UK's Sunday Times FoMoCo may be ready to sell holdings in two of its British brands — Land Rover and Jaguar — in a bid to generate cash and sharpen its focus on its divisions that make money (Landie, we hardly knew… » 8/06/06 11:21pm 8/06/06 11:21pm

Dodge Challenger Slides Into Hunter House: Oohs, Aahs And Heartburn


An industrious photog friend of ours happened to be sitting on Woodward Avenue across from Hunter House, the B.S.B.J.I.T. (Best Slider Burger Joint In Town) and happened upon the second of a two-day Chrysler Group journalistic extravaganza. The mighty German-American hybrid gave auto writers of all shapes, sizes and… » 7/28/06 4:50pm 7/28/06 4:50pm

Production of First Nanjing Rovers Could Start by Next Year

Nanjing Automobile, the new, China-based owner of MG Rover, has a five year plan. By 2010, the company wants to be building 100,000 cars a year. But before it reaches that milestone, it wants to get at least some of the blokes out of the pub and from around the brazier (sorry, Jeremy) and get Rover's Birmingham plant… » 9/28/05 5:00pm 9/28/05 5:00pm