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2014-06-24 16:20:44

Adventure-seekers love Jeeps EDMONTON, Alberta, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- More and more, the Jeep brand is becoming synonymous with the words adventure and thrill. Edmonton residents love adventure and are finding that Jeep vehicles fit their needs more than any other vehicle out there because Jeeps are tough, versatile and above all, reliable. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140623/120615 The last thing Edmonton residents want when they're caught in the...

2014-06-24 12:21:46

Pre-Trip Vehicle Check Can Make the Difference BETHESDA, Md., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Road trip car trouble can be a real nightmare, but performing a pre-trip vehicle check helps drivers avoid a vacation breakdown disaster, says the Car Care Council. "When dreaming about summer vacation, the thought of a roadside breakdown can be terrifying," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "Performing a pre-trip driveway inspection gives motorists peace of mind by...

2014-06-24 12:21:33

Wisconsin pre-owned dealership has become a destination for families JEFFERSON, Wis., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When you see car companies all begin to make a certain kind of vehicle, you can make a few clear assumptions. One is that that particular vehicle is selling with consumers. And the other is that the particular car maker in question feels it can make ground by producing a similar vehicle of its own. Recently, this trend has been seen in the automotive industry...

2014-06-24 12:20:47

Mac Haik Georgetown to carry new Dodge Challenger in Austin AUSTIN, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was designed to deliver the style of a classic American muscle car and the performance of today's supercars. Its aerodynamic design and sculpted body remind consumers of the traditional pony cars of the past while the supercharged HEMI® looks to be the most powerful V-8 engine Chrysler has ever built. This incredible combination is...

2014-06-24 08:22:01

Fundraiser Supports Shelby American Collection, Celebrates Mustang's 50th Anniversary BOULDER, Colo., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shelby American Collection, home to some of the most famous racing cars of the 1960s, has begun selling raffle tickets for a high-odds chance to win a 2014 Shelby Mustang GT500 to support the museum and celebrate the 2014 50(th) anniversary of the Mustang. The drawing will take place at the annual Shelby American Collection Fundraising Party at the...

2014-06-24 08:21:10

Ford SUV maintains class leading affordability, utility, and economy DAVENPORT, Iowa, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Intense research is a primary factor in any new vehicle purchase, and throughout that research process, it can be difficult to find quality resources, information, and vehicle comparisons. Dahl Ford of Quad Cities, Iowa, offers objective comparisons for many competing vehicle models in key areas of affordability, performance, utility, and economy to aid you in...

2014-06-24 08:20:34

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Lakeville, Minn.-based On Eagles Wings Charters, Inc., USDOT No. 1100785, to immediately cease all passenger transportation operations after finding that the company was endangering the traveling public by failing to ensure the safety of its vehicles and drivers. "Safety is our highest priority and we will continue to insist that...

2014-06-24 04:20:05

PARIS, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Federal Police has selected a consortium of Plasan Sasa and Atech, Embraer Defense & Security subsidiary, to supply a unique 4 vehicle solution to help in its fight against organized crime. The vehicular task force will be equipped with advanced Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, giving the Federal Police proactive capability against increasingly sophisticated methods used by organized crime...

2014-06-23 23:06:15

Leaders in TPMS & Fleet Management Solutions have joined forces to bring fleet efficiency solutions to the Canadian market. Harrisonville, MO and Mississauga, Ontario (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Advantage PressurePro, worldwide leaders in Tire Performance Management Solutions and TPMS technologies, and leading Fleet Management Solutions provider Shaw Tracking, have announced a strategic partnership formed to provide customers with real time, fully integrated vehicle performance information....

2014-06-23 12:21:05

Mineta Transportation Institute's report shows global trends likely apply to California SAN JOSE, Calif., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evidence from the high-speed rail (HSR) systems of Europe and Asia demonstrates that the mode is very attractive to travelers who otherwise may have chosen airlines or other modes, according to a new Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) report, Modal Shift and High-Speed Rail: A Review of the Current Literature. The author, Peter Haas, PhD,...


Latest Land Transport Reference Libraries

Bricklin SV-1
2014-06-18 08:10:07

The Bricklin SV-1 was created by Malcolm Bricklin, designed by Herb Grasse and assembled in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. It was manufactured from 1974 to 1976, with only 2,854 total vehicles built. Herb Grasse, who was the designer of the original Batmobile, built three Bricklin-styled models for banks and other investors. The factory was not able to produce vehicles fast enough to turn a profit and the company owed the New Brunswick government $23 million. It cost an estimated...

1919 GMC Truck Ad
2014-04-13 09:02:48

GMC is a division of American automaker General Motors (GM) that focuses on trucks and utility vehicles. William C. Durant, the founder of GM purchased the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company in 1909. The same year, Durant purchased the Reliance Motor Car Company. Rapid and Reliance merged in 1911 and GMC was formed in 1912. The first GMC truck went on exhibit in 1912 at the New York International Auto Show. Although 22,000 trucks were produced in 1912, only 372 were contributed by GMC. GM then...

Hummer-H3
2014-04-13 08:37:22

Hummer was a brand of trucks and SUVs produced by AM General, first sold as a civilian version of the M998 Humvee in 1992. In 1998, Hummer was purchased by General Motors (GM) and they marketed three versions, the original Hummer H1, based on the Humvee, the H2 and H3 models were smaller and were produced for the civilian market. By 2008, Hummer was placed under review by GM management. Rather than being liquidated as part of the GM bankruptcy in 2009, it was retained by GM. An...

Dodge-1927 Sedan
2014-04-11 13:58:22

Dodge is an automobile manufacturer founded in 1900 by Horace Elgin Dodge and brother John Francis. Originally named the Dodge Brothers Company, a supplier of parts and assemblies to Detroit automakers. They began producing complete automobiles in 1915. After the death of the Dodge brothers in 1920, sales dropped and Dodge’s rank fell from third to seventh by 1927. The company was sold by the Dodge brother’s widows in 1925 to Dillon, Read & Co. for at least $146 million. In 1928,...

Maglev
2014-04-11 09:17:26

Maglev is a vehicle propulsion system that uses magnetic levitation to move a vehicle with magnets instead of wheels. The vehicle hovers a short distance above the guide way by magnets and also uses the magnets for motion. The operation of this system is quite and maintains less friction for improved acceleration and deceleration. Weather does not affect the performance of the vehicle. Currently, some trains make use of the Maglev system, but vacuum tube trains could allow a Maglev system...

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