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News_Chrysler_June_2011

A few years ago, Chrysler's days seemed numbered. But with the help of the federal government and Fiat, the automaker has come roaring back.

news_McLarenMP4-12C_July_2011

Houston received its first look at the the new McLaren supercar filled with Formula One technology in a special preview at West Ave.

News_Houston_Motor_Club_July_2011

The Houston Motor Club allows you to use amazing cars (for a membership fee) without the drawbacks that full ownership can bring (frequent repair bills, impracticality, etc ...)

News_LandRover_Evoque_August2011

A sporty new Range Rover that's big on style: CultureMap previews the new Evoque

News_Mustang_June_2011

The cool is back. The 2011 Ford Mustang GT convertible offers power, style and livability in a thoroughly modern package.

News_Camaro_Convertible_May_2011

The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is drop top fun for the summer. Fortunately, that's just about all year in Houston.

News_Volvo_S60_June_2011

With a reasonable price, starting in the low 30s, and some cool features, the 2012 Volvo S60 is attracting a lot of notice.

News_Cadillac_CTSV_Wagon_April_2011

The new-for-2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon will carry your groceries with a lot of get-up-and-go.

News_Nissan_Leaf_April_2011

Quirky, fun-to-drive, and greener than your neighbor's Prius, the Nissan Leaf may be a harbinger of the future.
 

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Sixty two teams pushed the limits of fuel-efficiency by participating in the fifth annual Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2011 at Discovery Green earlier this month.

News_Focus_April_2011

Most of the world got the Ford Focus in 2004. U.S. drivers are just getting it now. It's worth the wait.

News_Lotus Evora

The first new Lotus in more than 15 years offers CultureMap car columnist Kevin McCauley a mind-bending experience.

News_Tracy Krohn_Winners Circle

Houston's Tracy Krohn and his Krohn Racing team drove to a thrilling class victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring this past weekend. He's driven at Sebring many times but this was the first time his team has competed there in the ACO-sanctioned Intercontinental Le Mans Cup Series.

CultureMap talked to Krohn about his team, racing and what it's like to drive flat out in the dark.

News_19_Corvette

The Corvette/Chevy Expo is like walking through the halls of American sports car history, only with more everything — more chrome, airbrushing, LEDs, you name it.

News_Auto Show_Jan. 2011

Come along with CultureMap car junkies Nic Phillips and Kevin McCauley as they kick the tires at the 2011 Houston Auto Show, examining the hot cars, the new trends and the models that might need a do over. This is part two of their quest for auto enlightenment.

News_Jaguar XJ

For the in-the-know car enthusiast or the novice who just likes to look good, there's a lot to like in the new Jaguar. Let's get behind the wheel.

News_Auto Show_Jan. 2011

Want an early look at the cars that will be making headlines tomorrow? CultureMap car junkies Nic Phillips and Kevin McCauley go under the hood of the Houston Auto Show.

News_Chevrolet_Volt_exterior_Oct 2010

The Chevrolet Volt has taken Detroit's North American International Auto Show by storm, winning the 2011 North American Car of the Year Award on Monday morning.

News_Hennessey_Venom GT

Sealy-based Hennessey Performance is known for taking fast cars and turning them into horsepower monsters. The new Hennessey Venom GT is a prime example.

News_Cadillac_CTSV

Esquire named the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe its domestic car of the year, but does the hype measure up? Let's hit the track and find out.

News_eVgo

Slipping into the Aptera 2e, one gets the feeling of sneaking into the future. The arctic white, aerodynamic two-seater three-wheeler glides along the streets of downtown almost silently. 

News_Chevrolet_Volt_dashboard_Oct 2010

There was a lot of commotion Sunday night in Cammie Moise's west Houston neighborhood. Moise, who got to know Chevrolet officials after test driving a Chevy Malibu for a month and blogging about it, threw a block party to introduce neighbors to the new Chevy Volt. 

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If you couldn't make it to Rice University’s Student Center to check out the Chevrolet Volt in its Houston appearance, CultureMap is here to provide a video version.

News_DeLorean factory_1

Bet you didn't know there's a DeLorean factory in Humble. Here's what goes on there.

News_mini cooper 4_July 10

The big attitude of the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art's Art Car Parade is scaling down this week for a new partnership that takes on the Mini Cooper car as the canvas of choice. In a partnership between the 2011 Art Car Parade, Houston Art Car Klub and Momentum Motor Cars Houston, local artists are currently painting three all-new 2010 Mini Cooper models into moving works of art.

News_Formula one_May 10

Formula One is racing back into the U.S. — and it's headed for Texas. The first F1 race on American soil since 2007 will take place in Austin in 2012. That marks that start of nine-year agreement for Austin to host the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix on a new track that is specifically built for the high-speed F1 cars.

News_Ferrari_Tod Eason

The big attitude of the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art's Art Car Parade is scaling down this week for a new partnership that takes on the Mini Cooper car as the canvas of choice. In a partnership between the 2011 Art Car Parade, Houston Art Car Klub and Momentum Motor Cars Houston, local artists are currently painting three all-new 2010 Mini Cooper models into moving works of art.

News_Peter Barnes_eco-marathon_black car

Waylaid by U.S. Customs since Thursday, the Apollo solar car made it downtown well after its competitors started taking test laps around the Shell Eco-marathon track. The car promptly gave its creators mechanical problems when freed from its wooden crate on Saturday, but the students from Milan’s polytechnic college remain the team to watch as the competition continues into today.

News_Autorama-Dec 09

For half a century, Houstonians have flocked to AutoRama. Here's what they saw at this year's mesmerizing show.

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