Car & Automotive

2007 SALEEN S7-LM: The Great American Supercar

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Typically built in Italy, Britain, or Germany, when it comes to supercar America is usually overlooked. However, one of the most successful supercars on the race track actually comes from the USA.

Developed by legendary race car driver Steve Saleen, Saleen Automotive got its start producing modified Mustangs in 1984. Utilizing race-proven parts on street cars was not a new idea but it was an idea that was undeniably made better by Saleen. After accomplishing nearly all of his goals for the Mustang, Steve began focusing on another lifelong goal of his in 1997. Code named “Project Molly,” the S7 would go on to become the first American car to be built with super car status.

Unveiled in 2000, the first S7 featured a 550-horsepower 427-cid V8 and a sleek carbon fiber body. By 2005, the car was fitted with a

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What Percentage of Your Income Should Go Toward Auto Loan Payments?



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Housing expenses such as mortgage payments or rent and insurance are usually the biggest monthly line item in most people’s budgets. Not far behind are transportation costs, particularly if you own a car — and certainly if you finance your purchase.

See: 7 Crucial Things You Need To Apply For an Auto Loan

If you plan to get an auto loan, you need to first figure out the answer to the question “How much car can I afford?” Figure out how much you can afford to pay by calculating your monthly budget. Do this before you set foot in a dealer’s shiny showroom where they might try to seduce you into buying and financing more car than you can afford.

How Much of My Paycheck Should Go Toward Car Loan Payments?

You’ll hear different advice about how much you should allocate

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US Car Sales Shift Into High Gear In Q1

The car buying craze is on. According to recent reports, consumers are snapping up new vehicles at pre-pandemic levels, as a  massive case of FOMO (fear of missing out) seems to be sweeping the entire commerce landscape.

Auto sales were up 8 percent in Q1, as vaccines continued to circulate and consumer confidence in an eventual return to normal began to tick up, leading to vehicle shortages that have only accelerated the buying binge, according to Bloomberg reports. According to researcher J.D. Power, retail deliveries are forecast to have reached 3.16 million vehicles during Q1, the second-highest total on record.

“There’s a little FOMO going on here, fear of missing out,” said Jeff Schuster, president of the Americas and global vehicle forecasting at researcher LMC Automotive. “Consumers have sacrificed on choice because the color combination or option combination they wanted wasn’t available,

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These two women are fighting to save car culture coast to coast

When you think of saving car culture, you might glance out in your garage at your classic car or bike, pondering the next restoration step, perhaps, or simply planning a weekend ice cream trip with your kids.



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Turning wrenches on and sharing our rides with others are essential for ensuring the future of the hobby we love. Other labors are just as crucial, however, and Diane Parker and Tabetha Hammer know that better than most. These two women are fighting on the front lines to preserve, expand, and defend the automotive community for future generations.

Tabetha Hammer—now the CEO of America’s Automotive Trust, a 501C3 not-for-profit organization based in Tacoma, Washington—never expected to work in the automotive industry. A Midwest farm kid, she grew up around her grandfather’s Model As and her father’s Willys wagons, but the Hammer family didn’t spend weekends restoring or showing the

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