Rally Mexico: team Ford makes double

Rally Mexico: team Ford makes double The Estonian Markko Martin was the winner of the third stage of the WRC rally Mexico. Of the fifteen stages, the leader of the Ford factory team won only one ahead of nearest rival at the finish in 40 seconds.For Estonian, this victory was the third in his career and the first for the season, she allowed him to catch up on points with the leaders of the championship racer, Citroen sГ©bastien Loeb.As we previously reported, the Loeb won the race two stage, was in the lead after the fifth SU, but on the sixth stage struck oil pan and had to retire, losing first place to Martin.After the accident, the Frenchman, the struggle of Martin imposed partner of Loeb at the command of Carlos Sainz. Veteran approached the Estonian at a distance of ten seconds, but on one of the last stages are turned over and fell back to third place in the "absolute".Error Spaniard allowed to take second place to the partner Martin team Belgian Francois Duval, for whom this was the best finish of his career.In fourth place finished defending champion, racer factory stables Subaru's Petter Solberg. The Norwegian, who led the first race for the new car Subaru Impreza WRC`2004, was in the lead after the first day, however, he received from the judges more than five minutes penalty (for being late and for outside help in the control zone time).After that, Solberg rolled to the end of the dozens, but by the end of Saturday, winning all six stages of the day, rose to fifth place. At the finish of the race he lost to Martin a little more than three minutes.The race started from Moscow Sergey Uspenskiy. The Russians were behind the wheel of a Subaru Impreza WRX RED team.After the first day of the assumption, twice prokalyvanii wheel, was 33rd in the "absolute". Читать полностью -->

Fiat will show in Geneva replacement model Seicento

Fiat will show in Geneva replacement model Seicento An interesting novelty prepared for the auto show in Geneva, the Italian concern Fiat, who will present on this occasion, the prototype of the new subcompact car called the Fiat Trepiuno. The basis of this new product became shortened to 24 inches platform model Fiat Panda last generation. Thus, the overall length of the little Fiat is 3.3 meters, and the length of its wheelbase is only 2.3 meters.The design of the Fiat Trepiuno is quite suitable for the little car. Round headlights and a large air intake in the bumper give the new product a rather pathetic. The rear part of the body turned out to be more dynamic: here draws the attention of the branch pipe of the exhaust system that was put in the center of the bumper, and a vertical rear lights, a little-shaped Fiat Stilo. Not to mention the fact that the landing formula exhibit sample - "3 1", which means that you can comfortable accommodate three adults and one child.Fiat Trepiuno is expected to change in the lineup of the company's legacy Fiat Seicento. Читать полностью -->

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 -->

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