Here’s a good reason to plan a road trip to Ohio next summer—the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) will open “Life Is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture,” an exhibit that explores the rise of the automobile as a pop-culture icon. The exclusive exhibition will feature 125 works from the museum’s collection along with select loans from other institutions. It opens at TMA on June 15 and continues through September 15, 2019. According to the museum, it is the first U.S. exhibition to provide an inclusive, historical overview of artists inspired by American car culture with an emphasis on the Midwest region. “Located in one of the nation’s and the Midwest’s leading manufacturing centers, The Toledo Museum of Art is uniquely positioned to organize this groundbreaking look at the impact and iconography of the automobile in American visual culture,” said TMA director Brian Kennedy. Some of the artists featured in the show include Thomas Hart … [Read more...] about Life Is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture Exhibit to Open in Ohio
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It will be a day or too late by the time you read this, but: Happy Independence Day! It’s been a very long time since I felt compelled to cloak my appreciation of this country in the kind of irony frequently employed by my autojourno colleagues on Twitter and elsewhere, and I certainly won’t start now. The United States is far from perfect and I am afraid that some of the changes made here over the past fifty years have been profoundly negative in their effects, but it remains the proverbial city on the hill for many of the world’s citizens. As the song says, I’ve been around the world and I, I, I, I… haven’t seen any other place where middle-class families own property, start businesses, and create wealth like they do here. While I certainly understand how many of my coastal friends and acquaintances no longer feel that the American Dream exists for them or for anyone else, I also feel compelled to note that we are doing just fine here in the … [Read more...] about No Fixed Abode: The Case For the American Car Abroad
For consumers who want to support the U.S. economy, determining a product's homegrown credentials is no easy task in today's global economy — but it's an important question amid a new era of import tariffs and ongoing renegotiations of long-standing trade pacts. Few origin stories are as complicated as that of a modern automobile, whose badge and even assembly location don't tell the whole story. Enter Cars.com's American-Made Index, which ranks the most American models on the market. Which cars top the list for 2018? The Cars.com 2018 American-Made Index Jeep Cherokee: Belvidere, Ill. Honda Odyssey: Lincoln, Ala. Honda Ridgeline: Lincoln, Ala. Ford Taurus: Chicago Chevrolet Volt: Detroit Honda Pilot: Lincoln, Ala. Acura MDX: East Liberty, Ohio Ford Explorer: Chicago Ford F-150: Claycomo, Mo., and Dearborn, Mich. Chevrolet Corvette: Bowling Green, Ky. All information pertains to the 2018 model year. MDX excludes hybrid variant. … [Read more...] about Cars.com 2018 American-Made Index: What’s the Most American Car?
Australian-market cars unaffected by the airbag controller issue Kia has recalled 507,000 vehicles in North America, over concerns an electrical fault could stop their airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners working in an accident.The recall, according to a report in Automotive News, comes after a US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation into why four people were killed and six injured in accidents where Hyundai and Kia airbags didn't deploy.Hyundai USA recalled 579,000 vehicles to rectify reports of airbag non-deployment because of 'electrical over stress in the airbag control unit'. The company acknowledged, according to the report, two deaths in its cars, although it noted both were high-speed head-on accidents.The Kia recall, announced on Friday in the USA, includes the 2010-13 Forte (Cerato), 2011-13 Optima, 2011-12 Optima Hybrid and 2011-12 Sedona. A fix hasn't yet been identified, but Kia says it's working with the supplier – … [Read more...] about Kia: Over 500,000 North American cars recalled
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest These 20 American cars exported to China could benefit from tariff cuts Automakers shipped at least 1,000 units of nearly 20 vehicle models from American plants to China in 2017, according to LMC Automotive. Those vehicles could be poised to reap huge benefits if China follows through on President Xi Jinping's promise to roll back tariffs on imported vehicles. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY Published 2:02 p.m. ET April 10, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Top 20 U.S.-made vehicles exported to China Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. … [Read more...] about These 20 American cars exported to China could benefit from tariff cuts