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Motor Racing Reacts to Worldwide Recession

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

With car sales suffering worldwide, the marketing and advertising budgets, where many companies keep their racing dollars, are often the first budgets to be trimmed.

2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas -- Last Gasp for High-Performance Cars? SEMA photo album now available, too

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Many of the people and companies we saw at SEMA last week may very well be out of a job or out of business by next year's show.

EPA's 2009 Top Ten; Dodge's Hemi Hybrids Tout mpg; New Corvette "on Indefinite Hold"

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

How serious are the problems facing the Detroit Three? This serious: General Motors' Chevrolet Division has put the next-generation Corvette, the C7, on indefinite hold.

Clean-diesels hit the market; VW's 2009 Jetta TDI already hard to find

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

This post was written originally for the Santa Monica Daily Press newspaper (www.smdp.com) so please excuse the few Southern California references ......

PHIL HILL DIES AT 81; ONLY AMERICAN-BORN "WORLD CHAMPION OF DRIVING"

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Steve Parker

America's only US-born Formula One World Champion of Driving, Phil Hill, died August 28th in a Salinas, CA, hospital as a result of respiratory proble...