Catalog giant J.C. Whitney celebrates its centennial

Catalog giant J.C. Whitney celebrates its centennial

Roy Warshawsky (R), with the catalogs that helped build his auto parts empire. In 1915, Lithuanian immigrant Israel Warshawsky opened a scrapyard on the corner of South State Street and South Archer Avenue. Sensing the significance of the automobile, particularly the Ford Model T, Warshawsky began to focus his business on used auto parts, and soon opened a...

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Should You Buy a Rental or Accident-Involved Car?

Should You Buy a Rental or Accident-Involved Car?

Enterprise Rent-A-Car ad With the price of used cars rising some 10 percent over last year, people are looking for other ways to save money and get good value. Is it reasonable to buy a used rental car? How much can you really save? What’s the risk of buying a car that’s been in an accident? Cars that have been in floods? Repossessed cars? Do these options make...

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Ilmor Engineering Shows Off New Five-Stroke Engine

Ilmor Engineering Shows Off New Five-Stroke Engine

Ilmor engineering, some of the best engine guys on the planet (good enough for roger Penske at least) have just shown off their new five-stroke engine that will … wait, what? Five? Hold on a second … suck … squish … bang … blow – nope that’s only four. Engines have four strokes, right? Yeah, bike engines are two, but I count only four … I thought these Ilmor...

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Mercedes Shooting Break Concept

Mercedes Shooting Break Concept

Mercedes introduced the images of a new concept, entitled Shooting Break. It prefigures a future version of the wagon version of Mercedes-Benz CLS. Germans from Mercedes-Benz presented a new concept car, this time based on CLS. Unlike the Fascination Concept, this model is much closer to the production of estate version that is based on the next generation CLS....

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