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Big Willie Robinson, 69, King of the Street Racers

Steve Parker | Posted 07.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Steve Parker

"Big" Willie Robinson, founder and president of the International and National Brotherhood of Street Racers, died this past Saturday. He was 69.

Carroll Shelby Dies at 89

Steve Parker | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Steve Parker

Carroll Shelby, who directed the effort in which Ford beat Ferrari at LeMans in 1965 and shocked the automotive world has died at 89. Shelby was one of the world's longest-living heart transplant patients and there's a transplant foundation for kids in hs name.

Muscle Car Legend Dies

AP | JEFF WILSON and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 07.11.2012 | Detroit

DALLAS -- Decades after a heart condition forced him to retire from racing, Carroll Shelby still loved to drive muscle cars. Well into his 80s, the le...

Peugeot Diesels Win 24 Hours of LeMans

Steve Parker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Parker

Peugeot broke Audi's five-year domination at the 24 hours of LeMans this weekend, winning the overall victory of the world's most important sports car race for the first time in 16 years.

GM Closes High-Performance Division, and Some Muscle Car and Racing History

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

In yet another sign of these perilous automotive times, GM has closed its High Performance Vehicle Operations unit.

Bottom Line: 2008 Car/Truck Sales Probably Worst Since 1974

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The only other time the industry has seen a 3-million (or more) unit plunge was following the 1974 oil shortage.

Ten most significant import cars, 2008 and beyond

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Happy New Year! We've had the pleasure of helping to create and now write and and moderate this automotive blog beginning in June, 2008, and so far i...