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1960-1975 Peugeot 404: Collectible French Classic

The Peugeot 404 had one of the longest production lifespan in the history of the automobile. Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1960, the Pininfarina-styled 404 was initially available in 4-door Saloon (sedan), 5-door Estate (wagon), and 2-door Pickup body configurations. A 2-door Cabriolet was added in 1962 and a 2-door Coupé in 1963. Suspension was by coil springs ...

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1974 Volkswagen 1303 Big Beetle: Special Edition “Käfer der Käufer”

While researching on how we can best restore our 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1303 S (Please click the Project Cars box at the top header of this Power Wheels online home page), we stumbled upon a set of instructions written in German on how to install the side marking stickers on a 1303 Big Beetle. Our curiosity was piqued: What is ...

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Piaggio Museum Earns Place In TripAdvisor® Hall of Fame

The Piaggio Museum in Pontedera, the largest motorcycle museum in Italy and one of the biggest in Europe, enters the TripAdvisor® Hall of Fame, obtaining the Certificate of Excellence for the fifth consecutive year, thanks to the high scores and very positive reviews provided by visitors. The museum has been consistently recognized by TripAdvisor every year since 2015, thanks to ...

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Toyota partners with DLSU for the 2nd Leg of the Hybrid Campus Tour

To boost its efforts in bringing vehicle electrification closer to the public, automotive leader Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) established a partnership with De La Salle University (DLSU) and staged the second leg of its Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Campus Tour in the university’s Manila campus. The partnership, meant to expand the knowledge of the academe through the latest automotive industry trends ...

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Porsche Ranks Number 1 in 2019 J.D. Power U.S.A. APEAL Study

J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics. Recently, J.D. Power, which is the U.S.A.’s market research authority, ranked Porsche as the highest in the 2019 APEAL Study. APEAL stands for Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout. The annual study measures owners’ emotional attachment and level of excitement with their new vehicle across 77 attributes, ranging from ...

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FOTON F-Jeepney Modern PUV Showcased in DOTr-LTFRB Caravan

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) started a nationwide caravan dubbed “Pagbabago Tungo sa Kaunlaran” (Change Towards Progress) from SM Clark Pampanga on July 4, 2019. “The caravan is a strong manifestation of the collaborative effort of private and public partners in the implementation of the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP). We intend ...

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Nissan Unleashes The Navara Black Edition

Thrill-seeking customers seeking an adventurous yet comfortable drive on any terrain can now opt for the limited Nissan Navara Black Edition. Built upon 80 years of light commercial vehicle (LCV) heritage, the tough and smart limited edition pick-up is more aggressive and distinctive than ever. Unique design elements from front to back and a host of additional Nissan Intelligent Mobility ...

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1970-1976 Ford Cortina Mk 3: UK Sales Chart Topper

The Cortina Mark 3 was a massive gamble for Ford Europe. The Cortina Mk1 and Mk2 were successful compact cars in the 1.5-liter class and the Mk3 was designed to retain the entry-level price point. It was also expected to take its top variants up to the 2.0-liter class, effectively competing with its Corsair stable mate, which had weak sales. ...

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Tires and Wet Weather Driving

The rainy season is officially upon us. The roads will be wet and slippery and the possibility of a flash flood is imminent especially during a strong and sudden torrential downpour. Motorcyclists and bicyclists will become “invisible” in the rain and most of these riders will suddenly stop under an overpass, tunnel or MRT and LRT structure to get away ...

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C8): Iconic American Sports Car Goes Mid-Engine

After years of speculation and months of spy photos, General Motors (GM) unveiled the 8th generation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C8) on July 18, 2019 in Tustin, California, USA. GM proudly claimed that the all-new mid-engine sports car is much more than just the “Next Generation” – it took the Corvette to the Next Level. Precise and powerful, the all-new Corvette Stingray ...

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