Month: June 2020

Major car shows have been struggling for years. But, COVID-19 may mean their ultimate demise.

"The auto show was certainly on life support already," said Jeff Schuster, lead auto analyst with consultancy LMC Automotive. "With the rolling cancellation of one show after another, the coronavirus may be speeding up their demise."
“The auto show was certainly on life support already,” said Jeff Schuster, lead auto analyst with consultancy LMC Automotive. “With the rolling cancellation of one show after another, the coronavirus may be speeding up their demise.”

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  • The coronavirus pandemic threatens the future of traditional car shows as attendance dwindles and sponsorship weakens.

  • Car shows face competition as automotive manufacturers turn to the internet and off-site media previews to debut new vehicles.

  • Experts don’t expect traditional car shows to disappear completely but suggested that car shows must innovate if they are to stay relevant.

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Last week would have been a big week in Motown, the North American International Auto Show opening its doors to the public for the first time since abandoning its traditional winter timetable in January 2019.

The move aimed to revitalize what

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Automotive Rewind: The Wildest Rust-Wrapped Cars

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Call it nostalgia, or confusion, Motorious revisits this strange trend.

Rust wrapping, and wrapping in general, is a trend that had some major steam for a few years around 2014. Some of the wraps from this era look like the car had been through a war zone, carrying some stories under the hood, while others look all they carry is a high-risk of tetanus. While we ponder what may have happened to these wraps by now, check out some mild to wild rust-wrapped cars.

Patina Hellcat Vinyl Wrap

What do you do when you have a 707-horsepower Challenger Hellcat? Probably not patina wrap it, unless you’re the owner of this blown Dodge. The last time this kitty was spotted, it was up for sale through $49,000, we wonder where it is now?

Martini Porsche 911 GT3 RS

This Porsche actually

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Motorsport Network Rolls Out A Rewards Program For The World’s Largest Motorsport And Car Fans Community

World’s first integrated rewards program that will help fans to get something back from their passion for motorsport and cars

Motorsport Network, the global leader in digital media and experiences for lovers of cars and motorsport, is delighted to announce the launch of Motorsport Rewards.   

The rewards program has been custom built for our customers by Motorsport Network’s inhouse technology team so they can earn rewards for doing what they already enjoy, such as reading articles, watching videos, and choosing a race ticketing offer. Once signed into a Motorsport Network platform, customers can earn points towards gift cards, subscriptions, watches, apparel, posters & fine art, sweepstake entries, and digital codes for video games. 

Every month 56 million users visit Motorsport Network platform from across 81 countries. We help them to feed their passion for racing on Motorsport.com, Motorsport.tv, and Autosport.com as well as Motor1.com and InsideEVs.com in the

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UK car industry warns 1 in 6 jobs could be lost to coronavirus and Brexit

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The UK car industry has called for a financial support package and warned that 1 in 6 jobs could be lost due to coronavirus.

A third of automotive workers are still furloughed, and more than 6,000 UK automotive job cuts have been announced in June as a result of lockdowns, closed markets and shuttered plants, the SMMT said.

The trade group is calling on the Government to address this with a support package for the entire sector to help drive demand and ease cashflow.

Measures including unfettered access to emergency funding, permanent short-time working, business rate holidays, VAT cuts and policies that boost consumer confidence would accelerate a sustainable restart for the market and manufacturing.

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said: “UK automotive is fundamentally strong. However, the prolonged shutdown has squeezed liquidity and the pressures are becoming more acute as expenditure resumes before invoices are paid.

“A

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