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Will Dodge’s Exit From the Nascar Truck Series Create a Void?

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Recent news that Dodge would no longer support the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is strongly suggesting that America’s number three automaker is seriously reconsidering every single one of its marketing and publicity ventures. The NASCAR exit shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone in light of the automakers’ big losses and huge need to raise capital.

But, Dodge’s departure from NASCAR does shine the light on what could be additional changes to the motorsports industry: cash strapped Ford and GM might also be looking at ways to trim nonessential expenses, turning the Dodge void into a gaping hole, one that could threaten NASCAR’s survival or at least its broad appeal.

Dodge’s parent, Chrysler LLC, hasn’t been a big player in the truck series of late, supporting only one team, Bobby Hamilton Racing. The automaker is well represented in both car series, winning several races this year while accumulating numerous top ten finishes. Still, even in auto racing Toyota, GM and Ford dominate, lavishing their teams and cars with cash in a bid to pull down more wins each year.

There is another matter which could create a gaping hole in the motorsports industry that no one is talking about yet. The Big 3 automakers – General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler – are pursuing what amounts to be a $50 billion low-interest loan package from the federal government to help the automakers transition their product lines from trucks and SUVs to small cars.

That plan is working its way through Congress and is expected to gain widespread partisan support and end up on the president’s desk for his signature. Though President Bush hasn’t tipped his hand yet on whether he’ll approve the legislation or not, the legislation could be delayed until the next president takes office in January 2009.

What isn’t known is what Congress will demand in return for low cost loans. Some analysts are speculating that Congress will require that the monies fund specific programs, including hybrid vehicles and alternative powered engines and related technology. A handful of people are thinking that Congress may use the loan guaranty as a way to force the automakers to divest themselves of unrelated programs which, conceivably, could include NASCAR participation.

Regardless of the strings attached, additional changes are coming which will shape the future of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler LLC. A NASCAR truck series departure for Dodge may not sound like a big deal, but it underscores the financial difficulties found in America’s auto industry and the political help needed to see the companies through these difficult times.

By: Toyota USA Blog

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Toyota Blog – Hot Cars on the Road

Toyota USA Blog brings you the hottest cars on the road today, besides Toyota of course.
Cars such as the super cars and hot cars are gives us an overwhelming satisfactions if we have it. For seeing those hot cars are like looking for the most beautiful and sexiest women in the world that we dream of having them. Hot cars are very valuable. There are only few individuals who can buy and have this kinds of cars. Not all the car lovers are having this kinds of cars. Because these cars are only limited in productions and only the rich car lovers can only have this kind of cars. Some of hot cars are made of sports cars, super cars, and those unique cars that possess high quality performance and high value. Most car manufacturers that produce hot cars are Ferrari, Lamborghini, Koenigsegg, Saleen, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and many more.

In Internet auction, there are list of hot cars which you can enjoy an online auction shopping. Her are the list of the Hot cars which are famous, fastest on the tracks, have a unique design, design as sports cars, and an image of luxury vehicle: Aston Martin, Acura NSX, Audi TT, BMW M3, Chevrolet Corvette, Dodge Viper, Ferrari F430, Ferrari Scaglietti, Ford GT, Ford Mustang, Honda S2000,

Koenigsegg CCR, Lamborghini, Lotus Elise, Mazda Miata, McLaren F1, Mercedes SLK, Mercedes SLR, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Nissan 350Z, Pagani Zonda, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Carrera, Saleen S7, and Toyota Celica. All of the above hot cars are available in the online auctions. By the what is hot cars? A hot cars for online auctions or intend for other auctions procedures? Hot cars are something to do on the behavior of the super cars like sports cars that deals on the behavior of fast, sleek, and superb characteristics of the car. These cars are having the record of excellent road-holding, an identification of most powerful engines, and have a great brakes. Hot cars are the superstars of all the cars. They are the most highlighted car creatures. They are just like the most beautiful women that you can give all what you’ve got just to have it for a dinner and make love at the moment. In hot cars, since they are one of a kind and limited in production, most of them can buy through auctions because you need to compete for its demand. You need to give all your best price in bidding just to bring home the most beautiful car in your home.

With regards to online auction shopping of cars, car auctions are very fantastic to everyone. Because you can go purchase on what you want. There are lot of variety of cars which categorize as vintage, surplus, new cars, and hot cars. And not only that, through Internet auctions, you can build your own business like buy and sell of cars. Online car auctions are allow buyers from all around the globe to bid on the offered cars in a certain auction site. In winning the auction online bidding, you are entitled to for a legal contract that you may now purchase the car in the price you offered. Online auctions or Internet auctions are exciting as long as you have the capability to stay stronger for the bidding system. If you are on the auction process don’t let the other can have the product. Always think that the product you compete for is very important into your life. Like bidding with the hot cars, you must think that if you have the hot car, your pretty like the celebrities. Yes, that is a big big plus factor for a man like you that having a hot car. Girls will look into you as the prettiest man in the block. I’m not kidding, because some girls are not looking for the face of the beholder but on the wheels of the beholder.

By: Toyota USA Blog

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Rebuilding Your Car’s Engine

This sight has significant role because it gives you the information about buying recommendations for auto and marine engines or motors. You can get the public and automotive professionals and low cost rebuilt engines. You get the engines for Chevy, jeep, Toyota, Dodge Chrysler. You should not buy a short-life used engine because it gives you lot of problems instead of that you should buy a remanufactured engine so that it will last many more years.

You can get some troubleshooting tips and advice through this site in order to save your time, energy and money. You can also read some articles from article collection before you install or repair an engine. You can get some descriptive information not only on many engine problems but also on solutions.

This site also guides you through the installation guide and through question and answer section. This installation guide includes questions, which are related to installing a particular rebuilt engine. You can get a list of mechanics and auto repair shops through this site in order to get the best experience while buying and installing a remanufactured engine. You can get the directory, which is made of professional companies that will guide you to install an engine in a cost-effective way. With the help of this directory, you will become sure about the performance of your engine.

With the help of this site, you can get the summary data of most popular engines such as Chevy 350- It is a GM gas engine, which is made with 8 cylinder, V8 block, 5.7 liters or 350bcubic inch displacement. Many GM cars, sport utility vehicles, UPS trucks and pickups such as Chevy Camaro, corvette use this Chevy 350 engine. It can be installed on various Cadillac, GMC, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac automobiles.

It will also provides you information on Ford 5.0 engine which is a ford 5.0L engine which is made of 8 cylinder, V-8 block, gasoline fuel injected with engine size of 5.0L/302 Cid. Many vehicles such as Ford, Lincoln and mercury vehicles like mustang, F150, F250 and continental and grand marquis, use such kind of engine. The other engine it provides is Jeep 4.0- It is an AMC jeep engine, which is made of 4.0 liter L6 or 6 cylinder, straight block and gasoline fuel injected with engine size of 4.0L/ 242 Cid.

Apart from these engines, this site also provides some other kinds of engines such as Toyota 2.4- It is a Toyota gasoline engine, which is made of straight block and 2.4 liter or 2366 cubic centimeter engine size. This kind of engine can be used for various Toyota models like 4 Runner, Celica, corona and pick up. The other type of engine is Jeep 2.5- It is an AMC jeep engine, which is made of 2.5 liter, L4 cylinder, straight block, gasoline fuel injected with engine size of 2.5 L/150 Cid. This kind of engine can be used on jeep Cherokee, cJ5, cJ7 Comanche, and Tj and wrangler applications.

By: Toyota USA Blog