The world of NASCAR as we know it was changed when Toyota entered the ranks of racing in 2007 with the Toyota Camry. This got the blood boiling for many fans who took it as a personal affront that a foreign car manufacturer was allowed to race with their beloved Fords, Dodges, and Chevys. The most common argument made was that NASCAR rules state that vehicles competing on the racing circuit must be based on American vehicles. I think we can clear this little misunderstanding up right away.
The Toyota Camry, the nameplate on the 2007 race car, is manufactured in Georgetown, Kentucky. This same Camry has been the best-selling car in the United Stated for years and Toyota employs some 152,000 American workers. It is obvious that Toyota can now be considered as much an American manufacturer as GM and Ford, who still build a significant number of their vehicles in Mexico and Canada.
Plus, Toyota developed their race cars for NASCAR in North Carolina. These facts make Toyota more than qualified to race according to the NASCAR rulebook. And race they have. [keep reading]
Motor Trend recently published Top 10 New Car Wheel Designs on Wide Open Throttle. These are the cars that can be driven right off the lot with wheels that don’t fail to impress. This means that a new car buyer won’t need to contribute coin to the auto aftermarket for a new set wheels which MSN Autos estimates to be a $295 billion business.
So what if you’re not in the market for a new car? No worries, here’s our Top 10 list of wheels found on used cars between 2000 and 2012 that have designs standing the test of time so hopefully the previous owner took care of their wheels. Make the jump to see if you agree with our picks. [keep reading]
Dodge wants to replace the beleaguered Caliber. Wait, you don’t know what the Dodge Caliber is? That is precisely why Dodge wants to launch a brand new compact model. From the sounds of it, Dodge won’t call their new compact a Hornet (named after the Hudson Hornet), but with no other alternative, the Mojo Motors Blog will refer to Dodge’s new concept as the Hornet.
In a recent Mojo Motors survey of our Facebook fans, we wanted to find out their favorite camouflage brand: Realtree or Mossy Oak. There were over 400 responses and Realtree came out on top with 61% of the vote. This is good news for Chevrolet who recently showed off their 2500 HD Silverado Realtree concept. The two brands teamed up to create the “ultimate hunters truck” even though minus the custom paint job and some camouflaged accents, the truck is no different than a normal 2500 HD Silverado. Alright, we lied. The concept pickup truck has a custom winch, custom shell and over-sized tires, but other than that, it’s nearly identical to a normal 2500 Silverado.
The days following a Halloween weekend are usually best for nursing stomachaches after eating too much candy and salted pumpkin seeds. This year, it is also a time to get nostalgic about the past 100 years of Chevrolet. The brand celebrates their centennial-anniversary this Thursday and the media hoopla around Chevy has begun. Here are those stories and more.
For those of our readers who appreciate the finer things in life, like stuff from Italy, feast your eyes on the latest from luxury automaker Maserati. It’s called the Kubang and while it’s still a concept, production is slated for both the States and abroad. Maserati has put a lot of thought into the production of this concept and you’ll see what we mean below.
The 90′s are coming back and the proof lives at TeenNick on Nickelodeon. From midnight until 2AM each night, the network airs reruns of Keenan and Kel, Clarissa Explains it All, All That and Hey Arnold!, to name just a few. Nostalgia is the hot “thing” right now and used car dealers have an opportunity to target their late model cars toward the nostalgic young adult. Consider the average viewer was about 10-18 years old back in 1998, that means they are about 23 to 31 years old today, give or take. They’re movers and shakers and they want to drive the cars from their youth, right? Of course they would want the Dodge Caravan with all those Cheetos stains on the back bench and fake exterior wood paneling. What about the luxurious Buick Roadmaster? Read on to find out some of the cars from the 90′s that could be making a comeback.