Sam Spear

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God hasn't abandoned you. He is growing you. - (in)courage

<i>She sometimes thinks of herself as Mary, Mary quite contrary, but her heart is to live for Jesus fully, joyfully, wholly. Mary DeMuth is the author</i> …

Innovative Campus

James B Hunt Jr. Library<p>The James B. Hunt Jr. Library is one of the most technologically advanced libraries in the world.<p>Visit the James B. Hunt Jr. …

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Chevrolet Releases Fuel-Economy Estimates for 2015 Colorado V-6

There’s hyperbole, and then there’s Chevrolet’s boast that its new-for-2015 Colorado mid-size pickup’s V-6 fuel economy is “segment-leading.” Now, we don’t intend to detract from the Colorado’s 26-mpg highway rating, but let’s take a look at the Colorado’s competitive set. There’s the Toyota …

Ford to rebrand SVT as 999?

Ford operates a number of performance divisions around the world. There's SVT in the US, Team RS in Europe and Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) in Australia. But the Blue Oval has been steadily integrating its performance operations into one unit, and here we might have our first indication of what …

2015 Ford F-150 First Drive [w/videos]

Utilizing Lightweight Aluminum To Break Steel Traditions<p><i>UPDATE: Ford has responded to our inquiries for curb weights on all models and released figures for all models. You can see a chart in the gallery and our article below has been updated accordingly.</i><p>To learn more about the all-new 2015 F-150 …

2015 GMC Canyon

2015 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Achieves 16.6/21.5 MPG in MT Tests

Real MPG Rating Bests Chevrolet Silverado 5.3L<p>The aluminum-intensive 2015 Ford F-150 has yet to receive official EPA fuel economy numbers, but Motor Trend’s own emissions experts recently gathered some data on the truck’s new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, and the results look promising.<p>A 2015 Ford F-150 …

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2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 4×4 SuperCrew First Test

Aluminum Goes Platinum<p>The first thing I noticed when the Ford rep gave us a walk-around tour of the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 4×4 SuperCrew was its upscale feel — inside and out. And it should. After all this is the top-of-the-line model with nearly every option box checked. Our tester rang …

Fuel Efficiency

LA motor show 2013 report and gallery

Old Challenger meets new on the Dodge stand<p>The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo has been designed for the upcoming Gran Turismo 6 game<p>Can't get …

2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

<i>Cowboy On A Champagne Budget</i><p>Trucks are more expensive than ever these days. This is a growing trend we've observed over the years, something that we are still taken aback by when having a close look at the window stickers of our new test trucks, and something that you commenters point out just …

Demo the 2014 Corvette Stingray’s Customizable Instrument Cluster

Criticism of the Corvette never centered around the way it performed or drove – check out our Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca lap board for proof, with the outgoing 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 holding down the fastest lap at the track. No, for years complaints centered on the ‘Vette’s lackluster …

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost flogged and analyzed by Ignition

Aside from the way it looks and perhaps its independent rear suspension, the biggest bit of news on the 2015 Mustang may be the inclusion of its 2.3-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. That blown mill marks the first time since the Mustang SVO of the '80s that a turbo has been fitted under …

Vaughn Gittin, Jr. unveils 2015 Mustang RTR

A better, and better-looking, Mustang?<p>Pro drifter Vaughn Gittin, Jr. is finally ready to drop his racy new Mustang RTR. The car will debut at SEMA and be available via select Ford dealers, and it looks the business. Frankly, the 2015 Mustang's biggest issue is that, if anything, it doesn't look …

Tell Ford to build a Mustang ST

Don't call it an SVO.<p>It's time for Ford to quit messing around and give us a Mustang ST. Take a moment to imagine everything that makes the Fiesta and Focus ST so brilliant transposed onto the already delicious Mustang. The line follows a predictable recipe that starts with an Ecoboost four …

Inside The Numbers: Why Ford Won't Lose its Shirt Building The Pricey New Aluminum F-150 Pickup

Automakers face a daunting regulatory challenge: tough new fuel-economy laws that require them to virtually double their fleetwide average to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.<p>How they’ll get there is still hazy. Tweaking engine performance with things like turbo-chargers, advanced transmissions and …

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