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BRANDEN COTE THE WORLD OF AMG

AMG has grown from performance and cosmetic upgrades to existing Mercedes-Benz models to an actual division with its own unique…

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Added by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:54pm — 3 Comments

ROD MCLAUGHLIN BUILDING THE WORLDS MOST ACCESSIBLE SPORTSCAR

Mazda, since its departure from the Ford umbrella, has forged a new direction based on a core fundamental driving experience,…

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Added by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:38pm — 2 Comments

MORAY CALLUM DESIGNING THE BLUE OVAL OF THE FUTURE

As Ford has divested all of their luxury brands, save for Lincoln, and shuttered the Mercury brand, the…

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Added by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:32pm — 1 Comment

MERCEDES-AMG GT S COUPE TEST DRIVE

The all-new Mercedes-AMG GT S coupe has become the new standard bearer for the AMG brand as the venerable SLS has been recently retired. The GT S coupe slots better with the new direction of AMG as it is less expensive than the SLS which I have driven and has a smaller engine which has found its way into…

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Added by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

KARIM HABIB Sculpting the future of BMW with a UNIQUE and ICONIC APPROACH

The past generation of vehicles by BMW were designed under the stewardship of the legendary Chris Bangle. His…

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Added by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:25pm — 1 Comment

JULIUS MARCHWICKI CONNECTING FORD TO THE WORLD THRU SYNC

Mobility will have dramatically changed by the year 2020. With the advent of carsharing, electrification,…

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Added by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:20pm — 1 Comment

BILL GIESE TURNING A REVOLUTION IN VIRTUAL MOTOSPORTS

The convergence of gaming and the automotive industry has been a long time coming. As the graphics details…

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Added by Toyz Nation on March 20, 2016 at 6:16pm — 2 Comments

Mercedes Benz S550 4Matic Review

 

 

When you create the very first automobile and subsequently define the benchmark for luxury flagships the release of a new edition is a global event weighed with anticipation and massive expectations.  With the new S class Mercedes did not disappoint and in…

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Added by Toyz Nation on February 11, 2015 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

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Added by Toyz Nation on January 3, 2015 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

Toyz Tower Multi-Media Production and Gaming PC

Toyz Tower Multi-Media Production and Gaming PC

I have been involved in the multi-media business for over 20 years. Prior to editing and publishing magazines, we published music and in fact, we still publish and produce videos from time to time, so the needs of multi-media entrepreneurs are quite familiar to us. In addition, many of the people who work with us are…

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Added by Toyz Nation on January 3, 2015 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Cadillac Elmiraj Concept

With flowing lines and a new design language that can portend the direction of the forthcoming S Class fighter by Cadillac, The Elmiraj shows an evolution of the Art & Science designs that have brought Cadillac back to prominence over the past decade. This Past Weekend at…

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Added by Toyz Nation on August 17, 2013 at 7:55pm — 1 Comment

Excerpt from my book Own Your Destiny A Modern Guide to starting enterprise in 21st Century (Detroit is back Series)

Chapter 5 Automotive Excerpt Own Your Destiny (A Modern Guide to Starting Enterprise in the 21st Century)…

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Added by Toyz Nation on November 19, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Exclusive Interview with Kim Adam House Head of marketing Jeep (Detroit is back Series)

Jeep is an American icon, originally conceived in the early 1900's by Willys Overland, who displayed its ability to drive over steps. In 1941, Jeep was instrumental to the war effort with the original…

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Added by Toyz Nation on November 4, 2012 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Ford Fusion Marketing Manager Samantha Hoyt (Detroit is back Series)

We have had a long history covering the Ford Motor Company. In fact, one of the proudest moments of my career was the…

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Added by Toyz Nation on November 4, 2012 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Chris Paul CP3 (Detroit is back Series)

When challenges are placed before us, our true character is forged by how we respond and by our ability to influence others through the character we exhibit. A native of Lewisville, North Carolina (near Winston Salem), Chris Paul has faced challenges in his life. His grandfather, Nathaniel Jones was…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 31, 2012 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Ralph Gilles SRT CEO & Chrysler Global Design Chief (Detroit is back Series) pt 1.

 

Following the career of Global Design Director, Ralph Gilles has been an amazing voyage. In 2005, while Chrysler was merged with Daimler, I interviewed a then young designer on-the-rise about his work with the rear-wheel drive LX platform and his iconic design…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 28, 2012 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

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Jaguar follows Chevy with unlimited LTE for your car

In-car WiFi is only worth having if you've got enough mobile data to make use of it. Following Chevy's lead, Jaguar Land Rover will offer a pre-paid, unlimited AT&T data plan for $20 a month. The luxury automaker says that you can connect as many...

German researchers built a molecule-splitting artificial sun

Scientists from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are testing a novel way to generate hydrogen, a potential green energy source, by using a massive array of lights normally found in movie theaters.

Google and Howard University partner for more diversity in tech

Diversity (or the lack thereof) at Silicon Valley companies like Google has been a hot topic in the tech industry of late -- just about every major tech company out there now is publishing diversity numbers and pledging to make their workforces more...

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