The holidays are a lazy time of year. But not in recent news related to historic vehicles. From new technology that makes gasoline from wood to the announcement that the last Mercury Grand Marquis has finally rolled off the assembly line…in case you missed it, here are the top headlines to keep you in the know:
Classics in Force
Classic car enthusiasts turned up in force for the first classic car gathering at Brooklands on New Year's Day. Octane magazine
Mercedes-Benz Launches “Classic” App
Access to great photos of Mercedes' well known (and lesser known) accomplishments, an inside look at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, and short articles about various Mercedes models. Social Car News offers a review of the totally new—and totally free—Apple mobile device application.
The Last Mercury
Ford announced the demise of Mercury back in June. But now it’s official. Motor Authority reports on the last Grand Marquis to roll of the production line.
Technology That Breaks the Mold
Carbon fiber vehicles, gasoline from wood, a new gadget that might one day replace the traditional car battery, and more.The Wall Street Journal.
A New Classic?
Speaking of alternative fuel powered vehicles, Motor Authority offers an online, sneak peak the 2010 Ford Focus Electric recently unveiled at the Consumer Electronic Show.