Whether it is steel, aluminum, glass, plastic, magnesium , or something else, you’re going to find it in a car or truck and you’re going to find it here. Even wood. Really.
While many people bring out the Roundup to get rid of those vexing dandelions, the people at Continental Tire are finding that the weeds can serve as a source for rubber.
If there’s one thing (and it may be the only thing) that the aluminum and steel industries agree upon, it’s this: We’re leaving the steel era and entering an age of automotive material options, where there are combinations of different materials, not just one dominant material.
The word practical can be defined as functional, sensible, utilitarian.
While there is great anticipation for the forthcoming Ford GT, the previous generation car, which was produced in model years 2005 and 2006, is still among the best designed vehicles ever. [Not Karl’s car.] On “Autoline After Hours” we’ve interviewed Camilo Pardo, who is credited with that car’s design. (We also interviewed Craig Metros, who worked on the next-gen GT.) The new Ford GT setup for racing On this edition of “After Hours” we have a 2005 Ford GT in the studio along with its one-and-only owner, Karl Brauer, who picked up his car in Santa Monica on August 23, 2005, with seven miles clocked on the odometer.
Mazda—as we’ve said in this space many times—is the mainstream manufacturer that has consistently had the best design for its products across the board.