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Published February 14, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Automakers worldwide are continuing to turn their cars and trucks into poetry in motion, and an educator from the College for Creative Studies is taking note.

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Published February 7, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Human judgment could become less and less dominant behind the wheel as automakers and suppliers take advantage of developing semiautonomous safety sensors and alerts, according to exhibitors at the January North American International Auto Show in Detroit. 

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Published January 31, 2018

METRO DETROIT — The North American International Auto Show in Detroit provided some clues on the hues that car buyers may be able to choose at dealerships this year. 

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Published January 30, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In the dead of winter, Shorewood Kiwanis was already thinking summer with the unveiling of the winning logo for the Harper Charity Cruise at Macomb Community College Jan. 19.

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Published January 25, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Local auto dealerships expect customers to be the biggest winners after the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards respectively named the Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator as winners recently.

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Published January 17, 2018

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METRO DETROIT — Wild swings in wintry weather are being blamed for producing a fresh batch of potholes on metro Detroit’s roads.

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Published December 19, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — Police and traffic safety organizations are reminding Christmas and New Year’s Eve partygoers to only drive if they plan to refrain from alcohol and stay sober.

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Published December 11, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — Suppliers of auto products and services agree that the season of “Jingle Bells” can also be a great time to buy bells and whistles for loved ones’ vehicles.

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Published December 6, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — In light of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week lasting from Dec. 4 to 8 this year, a couple of organizations are announcing that there are steps that seniors — particularly those 65 and older — can take to acclimate their vehicles for safer driving.

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Published November 15, 2017

Shorter days are no excuse to stay in the dark about good driving habits, according to safety experts.

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Published November 8, 2017

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At first glance, it might look like a child’s toy or a go-kart, but Ferndale resident Christopher Beltz’s 1919 Briggs & Stratton Flyer is, in fact, an actual automobile. 

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Published October 11, 2017

With the holidays not too far away, it’s not too soon to do some shopping for quality tires to get a car or truck through Michigan’s hazardous winter weather.

Snowy or icy conditions are a common risk to metro Detroit drivers due to the possibilities for slipping and skidding. 

Bill Griffin, owner of Griffin’s Neighborhood Auto Clinic in Farmington Hills, said there is not much people can do to keep their tires in top condition over the winter. But he said tires should have a tread of at least 5/32 of an inch in order to be effective. 

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Published October 11, 2017

In 1964, Birmingham resident Stu Shuster started working at the General Motors Co. Design Center in Warren, where he would spend his early career rubbing elbows with the creators of some of the classics of that era.

One of the cars that Shuster became familiar with was the Chevrolet Corvair.

“The original car was designed in Ned F. Nickles’ advanced studio in the late ’50s,” said Shuster. “I worked for Ned in later years.”

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Published October 3, 2017

Fifty years after its founding, Bill Fox Chevrolet is celebrating its golden anniversary and is quite at home among businesses in the community.

On Sept. 22, the Rochester Hills-based dealership was given an award for its 50th anniversary. General Sales Manager Robert Shastal said leaders from General Motors Co. and Chevrolet visited the dealership to offer the award to the business’s founder, Bill Fox, and his son and current Bill Fox Chevrolet owner, John Fox. 

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Published September 28, 2017

DETROIT — Engines roared and tires screeched across the runways of Detroit City Airport Sept. 23 for the first-ever Motor City Showdown drag races.

The event featured the first legal drag racing in the Motor City, and a crowd of more than 7,600 people attended. It was the passion project of Brian Olatunji, a drag racer and Detroit native. He helped found Lead Foot Events, a company to help host the races.

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