compiled by Jerold B. Smith

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
VW eco award. Volkswagen Group recently received the World Environmental Center’s (WEC) 30th Anniversary Gold Medal award for its comprehensive commitment to environmental preservation and eco-mobility. Christian Klinger, a member of the board of directors of Volkswagen Group of America and a...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Anniversaries. There are plentiful anniversary celebrations this year in the automotive realm, including the Ford Mustang, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. When the 1964 model was released, Ford expected sales of 100,000 units annually. On the first day of sales, dealers took...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
The event calendars in the Northwest for the 2014 season of auto racing, car shows, and performance events have expanded in the past few years. More than 600 diversified races are scheduled at tracks from Alaska to southern Oregon and from Spokane to Boise, featuring dragsters, stock cars, trucks,...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Snoqualmie, Wash.—The Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) staged its 20th outing to determine the best performing outdoor vehicle, April 30-May 1. The 2014 Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year Competition featured 23 vehicles from 16 manufacturers. Affectionately known as...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
ALASKA         The 2014 Midnight Sun Cruise-in & Car Show, one of Alaska’s largest car shows, takes place June 20-21, at Wedgewood Resort and Fountainhead Antique Car Museum in Fairbanks. The show will feature more than 200 pre-1985 cars — ranging...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
June 1 * 42nd annual Early Ford V-8 Car Show, Bellevue College, Bellevue, Wash. Visit www.efv8psrg.org. June 1 * All-Mopar Spring Roundup, sponsored by MOPARS Unlimited/Seattle, Mariner High School, Everett, Wash. Visit www.moparsunlimited.com. June 13-14 * Car d’Lane Classic Car...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 00:11
ALASKA      Lithia Motors, based in Medford, Ore., has opened Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Wasilla in Wasilla. The company already operates BMW, Chevrolet, CJD, Hyundai, Kia, and MINI stores in the Anchorage area. In total, Lithia sells 28 brands of vehicles at 100 stores in 12...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 00:11
Electric news. Sales of plug-in and battery electrics for the U.S. market in 2013 hit 96,702 units, up from 53,000 in 2012. Of those sales, just more than 46,000 were 100 percent EVs. Hybrid-electric sales in 2013 totaled 495,530. With a plethora of new electrics and plug-in hybrids on the market,...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:11
Unique drive system. Though it’s still a bit of a mystery as to how the system fully functions, nanoFLOWCELL AG and Bosch Engineering GmbH have joined forces to develop the nanoFLOWCELL drivetrain system that will power the 2014 QUANT e-Sportlimousine that was first shown at the Geneva...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:11
IDAHO      The Heap Herders Spring Bling car show and swap meet, the largest community event in Caldwell, is set for April 26, at Memorial Park. The event features music, vendors, street rod and classic cars and parts, as well as a breakfast and lunch. Entry fees are optional,...
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