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Brits recreate iconic Bullitt chase scene

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Recreating the famous chase scene from Bullitt has become almost an art form in its own right. We’ve seen it done in a music video, with scale models and even in commercials. There are few films that are as defined by a single scene as the 1968 classic. Even if you don’t know a single beat of the plot, the Highland Green Ford Mustang racing a Dodge Charger through the hilly streets of San Francisco is famous. It’s so well known that the Silverstone Classic has created a homage to promote its celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang at this year’s event in July.

Filmed around the famous UK circuit, the short film generally gets the key points of the scene right. It even has a green Volkswagen Beetle that keeps reappearing, as in the movie. Unfortunately, its Steve McQueen stand-in looks a little too old for the role. While the video shortens the chase considerably, it’s still great to see these ’60s behemoths leaning and sliding around the track. Scroll down for a touch of nostalgia thanks to one of the greatest scenes ever in cinema – we’ve got both the recreation and the original chase seen from the movie waiting for you.

Brits recreate iconic Bullitt chase scene

Brits recreate iconic Bullitt chase scene originally appeared on Autoblog Canada on Tue, 13 May 2014 19:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Top 5 things you should never buy from your car dealer

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After revealing the best ways to spot a shady mechanic or dealer and the top 10 things your car dealer won’t tell you, it seems only fitting we look at some of the easiest ways you can save big and avoid over paying for some of the most common replacement parts from the dealership. Whether you bought your car new or used, remember it’s important to maintain it properly and use high-quality OEM or aftermarket replacement parts for any repairs.

While we’ll admit certain replacement parts makes sense to buy new from a dealership for reliability and warranty reasons, it’s the more common stuff that can often represent the biggest value and savings if you shop around. Our friends at AOL Autos have put together this list of top 5 items you shouldn’t buy from your car dealer, as they can often be found much cheaper at your local big box shop or auto parts store instead.

Click here to find out the stuff you don’t need to buy from your car dealer.

Top 5 things you should never buy from your car dealer originally appeared on Autoblog Canada on Tue, 13 May 2014 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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2015 Ford Mustang dealer order guide surfaces

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Details about the all-new, 2015 Ford Mustang continue to leak out. In fact, at this point, it’s more of a stream than a drip. Its option prices are already available, and now the full ordering guide is on the web for all of the trims thanks to the Mustang 6G forum. Ford is rapidly running out of secrets to keep about its new sports coupe.

The 21-page guide can be perused in the gallery below and contains all of the standard features, colors, options codes, descriptions. Generally everything you might want to know about the ‘Stang is there, other than its price or power. It even shows off the available wheel designs.

The guide finally gives away the contents of the Performance Package for the EcoBoost and GT trims. The EcoBoost’s package includes: A larger rear sway bar, new chassis tuning, larger brake rotors, 19-inch black wheels, retuned driver assistance systems, an aluminum dash panel, added gauge pack, 3.55 limited slip rear differential, larger radiator, heavy-duty front springs and spoiler delete. When the options pricing leaked, it indicated the package would cost $1,995. If that is the case, it seems like quite a deal.

For the GT trim, the performance package includes most of the same upgrades from the EcoBoost plus a strut tower brace, K Brace, a 3.73 Torsen limited-slip rear differential and – only for cars with a manual gearbox – Brembo six-piston front brakes. The leaked options pricing indicated that package would sell for $2,495.

If you are in the market for the 2015 Mustang, this ordering guide is a must-read. Happy planning.

2015 Ford Mustang dealer order guide surfaces originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 13 May 2014 14:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Petersen Museum celebrates 50 years of Ford Mustang with special exhibit

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If you’re a pony-car enthusiast, this is your year. Not only has Ford introduced an all-new Mustang, but it’s also the 50th anniversary of the original. Celebrations and commemorations have been scheduled throughout the year, and not the least of them is the latest exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

Called “Mustangs Forever: 50 Years of a Legend”, the exhibit includes Mustangs from every generation of the iconic pony car, including the 1965 convertible Ronald Reagan drove during his California gubernatorial campaign, a 1971 Mach 1 Cobra Jet, a 1974 Mustang II, 1993 SVT Cobra, 2000 Cobra R and a 2006 Shelby GT-H. Special sections focus on motorsports, aftermarket modifiers and limited-edition models.

The display opened on last Sunday with the Mustang Madness spectacular and will run for the next six months, but if you’re not heading to Southern California within the coming half-year then you can scope out all the action in our live gallery of photos above.

Petersen Museum celebrates 50 years of Ford Mustang with special exhibit

Petersen Museum celebrates 50 years of Ford Mustang with special exhibit originally appeared on Autoblog Canada on Tue, 13 May 2014 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Exotic Car Tours Trackday at Toronto Motorsports Park

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It’s not every day that one gets to flog a fleet of exotics and supercars at Toronto Motorsports Park, so when we got the invite from Exotic Car Tours to come out and play, erm, work, we happily obliged. It’s a tough job sometimes, but someone has to do it, right?

If you’re not familiar with the company, Exotic Car Tours is essentially a rental car company that instead of a Chrysler 200, sends you off with your choice of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Nissan GT-R R35, Ariel Atom (track only for the Atom), Dodge Viper, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Lotus Exige (track only), Porsche 911 Turbo, Aston Martin DB9, Audi R8, and more. The cars are available in automatic and manual. See the site for up to date details. Our day with ECT was a trackday as opposed to a street rental, so we can’t speak to that side of things as we have no prior experience with them.

The event we were invited to take part in was just one day in an ongoing series of exotic car track days that are open to the public. The cars are all owned by ECT and all you have to do once you’ve registered, is show up to the track ready to have the time of your life.

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Exotic Car Tours Trackday at Toronto Motorsports Park

Exotic Car Tours Trackday at Toronto Motorsports Park originally appeared on Autoblog Canada on Tue, 13 May 2014 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Melling Hires John Shellberg as Purchasing Sourcing Manager

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Melling Engine Parts has hired John Shellberg for the position of Purchasing / Sourcing Manager. John brings 18 years of Supply Chain / Purchasing experience working in both the OEM and Aftermarket arenas.

John comes to Melling from ROUSH Industries Inc. where he was Director of Corporate Purchasing managing all procurement which involved working in several different commodities. John’s detailed understanding of supply chain and international sourcing will be very valuable to the organization as it continues to diversify and grow the family of Melling companies.

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Oliver Racing Parts Moves to Charlevoix, MI

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Oliver Racing Parts, manufacturers of high-performance connecting rods for motorsports applications, is moving its operations and manufacturing to a more modern facility in Charlevoix, MI.

The move will allow Oliver an opportunity to upgrade its manufacturing and packaging equipment in a new facility, and will enable Oliver to continue expanding its line of high-performance products.

“The opportunity to move Oliver Racing Parts into a more modern facility allows us to upgrade the company and our products in multiple ways, while staying in Michigan,” said Joseph A. Moch, president and CEO of Oliver Racing Parts. “The move from our older, urban surroundings to a modern facility in a greener, outdoors-friendly environment will improve the quality of life for our employees and hopefully encourage them to grow with our company.”

“The proximity to other automotive companies was a factor (in selecting Charlevoix),” Moch said. “As a native Michigander, I wanted to locate our company in an area with all the great things we have here: natural beauty of the Great Lakes region and outstanding quality of life for our employees. This is a great area to not only grow a family, but a company, too.”

Oliver Racing Parts will now be located at 5339 N. M-66 North in Charlevoix, a 70,000 sq. ft. facility. The company’s new telephone number will be (231) 237-4515. For sales, contact Sales@OliverRacingParts.com; For other questions, contact Support@OliverRacingParts.com.

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Next Ford Raptor spotted wearing aluminum skin

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Well, look at what we have here. Judging from these spy shots, Ford is indeed working on the next generation of its off-road-ready F-150 Raptor pickup truck. We’ve made no attempt to hide our appreciation for the Baja-style truck, which combines most of the usability of a fullsize truck with heavy-duty suspension components to make a kind of performance vehicle that is unique in the market.

What we haven’t known, until now, is whether Ford would push forward with its Raptor program now that it has a completely new F-150 to serve as its base. And that’s especially true since Ford made the bold move of switching the bodywork of its best-seller from tried-and-true steel to aluminum. As you can see above, the front and rear of this silver truck are clad in current-gen Raptor bodywork, while the center section that houses the occupants appears to come from the upcoming 2015 F-150.

Dissecting the views above, we note a few interesting tidbits. First, there looks to be a bulge in the truck’s hood. Second, we see a new grille between the current Raptor’s headlights, sporting a mesh finish and two horizontal bars. Lastly, our eyes can’t help but lock in on those burly A-arm suspension pieces down below, not to mention all that ground clearance the specialty suspenders bring to the table.

These spy shots don’t answer a few lingering questions: how much of the next-gen Ford Raptor will be made from aluminum, how far would a several-hundred-pound reduction in weight stretch the truck’s already class-leading off-road performance, and will Ford continue using naturally aspirated V8 engines or would it consider switching to a six-cylinder EcoBoost? While we continue to mull over these thoughts, feel free to join us in hoping and wishing that this new Raptor hits the market sooner rather than later.

Next Ford Raptor spotted wearing aluminum skin

Next Ford Raptor spotted wearing aluminum skin originally appeared on Autoblog Canada on Sun, 11 May 2014 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Car salesmen reveal secret ways they sell you a car

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We recently shared our findings on car dealer lingo you should know before you buy, the top 10 things your car dealer won’t tell you and the quickest ways to spot a shady mechanic, but this time around we’re revealing the secret ways car salesmen try to seal the deal with a few tricky tactics over the phone.

When you start calling dealerships about your next new car, consider this: The salesperson at the other end of the line could be a well trained phone sales ninja, ready to sweet talk you into a new car. Jerry Thibeau, a professional sales trainer, ought to know. In late 2009, he started a company called Phone-Up Ninjas, designed to sharpen skills and specifically train car dealership staff in the art of telephone sales tactics.

Thibeau teaches everything from phone etiquette and a “positive and productive” attitude, to scores of sales tips and techniques. One of his specialties is to convert the call-in shopper into flesh-and-blood presence on the dealership floor… READ FULL STORY

Car salesmen reveal secret ways they sell you a car

Car salesmen reveal secret ways they sell you a car originally appeared on Autoblog Canada on Fri, 09 May 2014 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost

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I’ll be honest; when Ford first unveiled its 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6, I was skeptical. Past attempts at building turbocharged American cars were almost universally awful, I reasoned, so why would Ford’s latest effort be any different? This may seem foolish today, considering the success that the growing EcoBoost range has achieved – particularly the 2.0-litre and 1.6-litre mills. Yet I once again found myself questioning Ford.

It’s the makeup of the 1.0-litre, turbocharged three-cylinder slotted into the compact engine bay of this Fiesta that has a way of breeding doubt. Three-cylinder engines remain an extreme rarity in North America. What’s more, they earned a less-than-desirable reputation for applications in the 1980s and 1990s, and my trepidation about this latest three-pot as a result.

As I found out, though, history is a poor informant of modern technology. The thrust available in other cars with the EcoBoost badge on the back has not gone missing here; something the International Engine of the Year committee has lauded. That august body named the 1.0-litre Ecoboost the best engine of 2012 and 2013. After a week of driving, it didn’t take long for my fear of threes to get turned into something like that line of thinking.

Scroll down for our driving notes and impressions.

2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost

2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost originally appeared on Autoblog Canada on Fri, 09 May 2014 11:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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