Ecclestone confirmed the exception of Canada

Ecclestone confirmed the exception of Canada Yesterday Bernie Ecclestone in the official press release FOM officially confirmed that the Grand Prix of Canada are excluded from the calendar Formula 1 race in 2004 due to the new anti-tobacco legislation enacted in this country."I can confirm that the letter to the promoter of the canadian race was written after a meeting with him. At this meeting, I informed him that the canadian world championship FIA Formula 1 will not be included in calendar 2004, said in a statement Ecclestone."The reason for this was that the canadian government imposed a total ban on sponsorship by tobacco companies. In our contract with the promoter of the race there is a condition that in the case of the entry into force of such a prohibition, we have the right not to include their stage in the calendar."Our problem is very simple. Commands f-1, with sponsorship by tobacco companies lose part of their income when a certain percentage of the stages prohibits tobacco advertising. This has already caused the exception of the Grand Prix of Belgium from the competition calendar 2003."No doubt only that all are very sorry about the loss of the canadian race, so we all loved Montreal and the warm support that the city provided the Formula 1.The Parliament of Belgium, in the end, he changed his tobacco legislation, and in 2004, the Spa will return in the calendar of Formula 1. The government of Canada until that categorically States that there are no breaks in the law for Formula 1 will not be done.It is known that the promoter of the canadian race Norman LEGO is going to arrive at the Hungaroring, where he would try to enlist the support of the leaders of commands f-1 in the struggle for the return of Montreal in the calendar. Читать полностью -->

Honda Stream is updated

Honda Stream is updated From January next year the market goes the updated minivan Honda Stream.Externally, the car got closer to the other models of Japanese companies - Stream received new headlights and fog-lights are now integrated into the front bumper. In addition, the new version has changed the grille, which has a wider horizontal plates have a Honda emblem.Back changes less: there is a new bumper and the location of the rear fog lights and reversing. Now they are installed and to the right and to the left. Also appeared in the new feature space for mounting the plate.Depending on picking a minivan or comes with new 5-spacetime alloy wheels or steel wheels.In the cabin, first of all, the changes were second-row seat - sofa was replaced with two individual seats separated by a middle console with two integrated Cup holders. In addition, a new seat upholstery and a new instrument panel with red backlight scales.15.12.2003. . Читать полностью -->

Porsche "missed"

Porsche Today the majority of Porsche cars imported to China bypassing automaker in the so-called "gray channel". The fact that the Germans did not expect the high demand for their products, and this year has issued a quota on the import of only 40 Cayenne SUV.However, with the beginning of the year in China already sold 250 Cayenne. While demand for these expensive cars in China due to the higher duties are double the price (200 000), not decreases.Porsche intends to rectify the situation next year and have planned to supply China with 200-300 their SUVs.25.11.2003. . . . Читать полностью -->

Bodine Aluminum invests 124 million. in the production of components for Toyota

Bodine Aluminum invests 124 million. in the production of components for Toyota Bodine Aluminum, Inc., a subsidiary of the American branch of Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America (TMMNA), invests in the development of production 124 million and extends the state of up to 220 people. Bodine Aluminum produces a crankcase transmission and cast aluminum components for Toyota vehicles in Tennessee.By 2007 the company intends to achieve volume production of 270,000 units. In addition, after six months Bodine plans to start production of engine blocks at the plant in Jackson.First of all, expansion of production due to increasing production and sales TMMNA in the United States.Bodine Aluminum was founded in 1912 and became a subsidiary of Toyota in 1990. The company's plants produce aluminum cylinder heads, cylinder blocks and various alloy components for most American cars Toyota Assembly. General the company employs more than 1,100 people.Toyota intends to 2006 to increase American production car to 1.66 million engines to 1.44 million, and automatic transmission - up to 600,000 units. Читать полностью -->

Ford wants to make super-mini

Ford wants to make super-mini Ford is looking for partners for the production of this mini-car that would rival Fiat Seicento, Renault Twingo and the Volkswagen Lupo.Company representatives emphasize that it is quite possible production of such a model and without helpers, if they are not there.Most likely, the new CD will be released in versions of three-door hatchback and a minivan Opel Agila.Partner Ford - Japanese Mazda already has a CD called Carol and sold in the Japanese market. Carol was built by Suzuki, and he has a child - microvan AZ Wagon/Spiano. Both machines are built on a platform of Suzuki Alto.At the moment the company is considering several options be shortened platform B256, which is the last Fiesta, or will be developed platform.Among the possible engines are called 1.3-litre Duratec, which now stands on Ka, but it will be one less cylinder.Ford Ka was always a bit more and a bit more expensive than other cars in this segment. In 2000, Ford decided to stop the program on the development of the successor of this model, but the new version continued to appear were issued Streetka and Sportka with the new engine: 1.6-liter, 90-horsepower Duratec."If the Ka engine was a bit more powerful, it could compete with the Audi TT," said the chief engineer of the European branch of Ford Malcolm Thomas.22.04.2003. . . Читать полностью -->

Pontiac G6 - more sportiness!

Pontiac G6 - more sportiness! Sports sedans in the United States, now in the price. Department of General Motors, Pontiac company could not pass by these trends, and presented at the motor show in Detroit sportsedan G6. Of course, the most important sports sedan is the engine. As the base engine for the G6 offers a 170-horsepower 4-cylinder engine. Alternatively, you can choose a 3.6-liter power 200 HPWell, the top version will receive a 3.9-liter engine with 240 HP But the engine power to the rear wheels is transmitted only through the `machine` with manual gearshift. Only for top version can be ordered with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Читать полностью -->

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