Mom Prom: The fundraising idea that started in Detroit has begun to spread as a fun way to bring women together at a themed party while helping a cause. The Mom Prom concept has spread to Washington and New York, and may soon be found in four other states.
Auto sales rose 27 percent from February 2010, but gas prices have also been rising. At a minimum, higher gas prices could affect car-buying preferences.
It’s Valentine’s Day, and those “sexiest cars” lists are rolling in. Silly? A little, but it’s too much fun not to play along. We looked at 2011 cars that were attainable (sorry, Dr. Porsche, Jaguar, Tesla), not overly obvious (Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang, BMW 3-series), and sporting a noticeably new look. We like the Volvo C30, but it didn’t much improve a reliably pretty fleet. I haven’t driven all these vehicles, but over several years of test-driving I did race through several of these cars’ predecessors. You can still see the skid marks. Here, in random order, are my seven hot cars for Valentine’s Day 2011:
Eminem makes appearance in emotional Chrysler 200 ad. And an animated Eminem hawks Lipton tea.
Standard & Poor’s cut its rating on Japanese sovereign debt one notch last week, strengthening the naysayers. But with falling unemployment, large reserves, and rising corporate profits, 'Japan is punching well above its weight,' says one analyst.
Local utilities and states push to add car charging stations in anticipation of more E-cars hitting the road.
Car of the year award went to GM. Ford grabbed truck of the year. US automakers are rebounding.
Car of the year is awarded to the Chevy Volt, GM's cutting-edge hybrid.
GM cars sold better in December than November – up 8.5 percent – but all of the Big Three had a rough year. 2010 was the second-worst year for domestic car sales since 1982.
Electric cars: Government testing shows the car aimed at attracting environmentally conscious motorists will get the equivalent of 99 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving.