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California company reinvents the rotary engine

Addresses shortcomings of past rotaries while promising better power and efficiency.<p>The rotary engine could be on the verge of a revolution.<p>California startup GoTek Energy has received a patent for a new type of motor – one that addresses some of the shortcomings of past rotaries, while promising …

Father-son team grows close by building tuned Porsche

We've seen several heartwarming videos of kids bonding over cars with their parents, whether racing together or giving them as gifts. The story of Leh Keen and his father McGrath, though, is somewhat different. Not many dads are looking for a vehicle quite this mental.<p>As Leh tells it, his dad saw a …

VW confirms SUV for Chattanooga; will add 2,000 jobs including new R&D center

Broadcasting from its "Mobile Life Campus" in Wolfsburg, Germany (and crowing about Germany's World Cup win last night), Volkswagen has just announced that its new "Midsize SUV" will be built at the company's Chattanooga, TN manufacturing facility. Further, the company says it will establish a new …

If you must trade in your car, here's how to get the most for it

The best advice about trading in your car is to avoid it.<p>You'll always get more money selling it on your own, sometimes thousands more.<p>A quick tour of<p>Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com used-car valuation service shows you why. Take a 2010 Honda Accord EX sedan in "very good" condition with 50,000 miles on …

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We stumbled upon the Mercedes-AMG GT in the wild

A ride home for web editor Chris Cantle got a lot more interesting when he spotted a pair of Mercedes-AMG GT Coupes in Pacific Coast Highway traffic.<p>The Porsche 911-fighter makes a positive impression.

If you can change your own oil, you can adjust your valves

You can do a better job than your shop can. Here's how.<p>Adjust your own valves and you become a man. When you go forth into the world, lesser souls shall part before you like the Red Sea. Women will sense your well-oiled, mechanically capable aura and entice you into back rooms with a trail of …

I rebuilt this enormous ancient Packard engine

There's more to resurrecting an old inline eight than just putting parts together.<p>The engine sat there on the stand, seemingly glowing in the low morning light that streamed into the shop: a flat-head, 327-cubic-inch Packard inline eight, circa 1950. In its heyday it was one of the finest engines …