The Truth About Cars » Kentucky http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:00:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 TTAC News Round-up: Ford Soothes Investors, Dodge Gets its DiCaprio Moment, and Kentucky Aims for Volkswagen’s Center Mass http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-ford-soothes-investors-dodge-gets-dicaprio-moment-kentucky-aims-volkswagens-center-mass/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-ford-soothes-investors-dodge-gets-dicaprio-moment-kentucky-aims-volkswagens-center-mass/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2016 16:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1310346 Ford is doing so well, you’d be a damn fool to ever think of not investing in Ford, says Ford. That, hiring a crop of cranky old people paid off for Dodge, Kentucky joins the let’s-sue-Volkswagen party, Honda gets a Hoosier boost, and ethanol continues to suck … after the break! Big Blue isn’t leaking […]

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Ford is doing so well, you’d be a damn fool to ever think of not investing in Ford, says Ford. That, hiring a crop of cranky old people paid off for Dodge, Kentucky joins the let’s-sue-Volkswagen party, Honda gets a Hoosier boost, and ethanol continues to suck … after the break! Big Blue isn’t leaking […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen Finished Second in China, Big Trouble for Takata, and Apple’s Longtime Car Guy Gone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-volkswagen-finished-second-in-china-big-trouble-for-takata-and-apples-longtime-car-guy-gone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-volkswagen-finished-second-in-china-big-trouble-for-takata-and-apples-longtime-car-guy-gone/#comments Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:58:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271897 Volkswagen’s chief in China says they’re probably not retaking the crown from General Motors there anytime soon. That, Apple’s lead car guy is gone, Takata’s in trouble and more … after the break! Volkswagen’s China chief: ‘Volume isn’t everything’ Volkswagen’s chief in China said the automaker would have a good year in China and deflected […]

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Volkswagen’s chief in China says they’re probably not retaking the crown from General Motors there anytime soon. That, Apple’s lead car guy is gone, Takata’s in trouble and more … after the break! Volkswagen’s China chief: ‘Volume isn’t everything’ Volkswagen’s chief in China said the automaker would have a good year in China and deflected […]

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Ford Spends $1.3B on Super Duty Plant in Kentucky So You Don’t Have To Wait Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ford-spends-1-3b-super-duty-plant-kentucky-dont-wait/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ford-spends-1-3b-super-duty-plant-kentucky-dont-wait/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 18:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1232353 Ford announced Tuesday that it would spend $1.3 billion to retool, update and build a new body shop for its Louisville, Kentucky plant, which produces its Super Duty truck and large SUVs. The announced spending, which will create 2,000 jobs at the plant, is part of Ford’s new contract with the United Auto Workers — […]

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Ford announced Tuesday that it would spend $1.3 billion to retool, update and build a new body shop for its Louisville, Kentucky plant, which produces its Super Duty truck and large SUVs. The announced spending, which will create 2,000 jobs at the plant, is part of Ford’s new contract with the United Auto Workers — […]

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Chevrolet Finishes Work on 1,000,000th Corvette And It’s Pretty Rad http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/chevrolet-finishes-work-1000000th-corvette-pretty-rad/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/chevrolet-finishes-work-1000000th-corvette-pretty-rad/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:31:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1159586 Chevrolet finished work restoring its 1,000,000th Corvette after it was damaged in a Kentucky sinkhole that swallowed it — and other Corvettes — at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the automaker announced. The celebratory 1992 Corvette had signatures on every part from auto workers at its Bowling Green, Kentucky plant. The restoration project […]

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Chevrolet finished work restoring its 1,000,000th Corvette after it was damaged in a Kentucky sinkhole that swallowed it — and other Corvettes — at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the automaker announced. The celebratory 1992 Corvette had signatures on every part from auto workers at its Bowling Green, Kentucky plant. The restoration project […]

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Beshear To Transplants: Kentucky Is Not Tennessee http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/beshear-transplants-kentucky-not-tennessee/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/beshear-transplants-kentucky-not-tennessee/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1006426 Unlike his Republican counterparts down south, Kentucky governor Steve Beshear says his state is not like Tennessee as far as attracting transplants go. Associated Press reports those remarks were first made during a recent recruiting trip to Germany and Sweden, the latter’s Volvo considering a factory in the Bluegrass State. Beshear reaffirmed his stance upon […]

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Unlike his Republican counterparts down south, Kentucky governor Steve Beshear says his state is not like Tennessee as far as attracting transplants go. Associated Press reports those remarks were first made during a recent recruiting trip to Germany and Sweden, the latter’s Volvo considering a factory in the Bluegrass State. Beshear reaffirmed his stance upon […]

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Volvo Considering Three Southern States For New Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/volvo-considering-three-southern-states-new-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/volvo-considering-three-southern-states-new-plant/#comments Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=993698 Volvo could soon join BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Kia in the Southeastern United States, as the Sino-Swedish automaker is seeking a home for a new factory. WDRB-TV reports Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina are in the crosshairs for the factory, with incentives from the respective governments the deciding factor in where Volvo goes. Potential locations […]

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Volvo could soon join BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Kia in the Southeastern United States, as the Sino-Swedish automaker is seeking a home for a new factory. WDRB-TV reports Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina are in the crosshairs for the factory, with incentives from the respective governments the deciding factor in where Volvo goes. Potential locations […]

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Owner-Built Engine Program For Corvette Z06 Returns http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/owner-built-engine-program-corvette-z06-returns/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/owner-built-engine-program-corvette-z06-returns/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=973569 Buying a new Corvette Z06 soon? Would you like to build its engine? Chevrolet has a plan to make that happen, if you got the cash and the time. Beginning in March, new Z06 owners will have the opportunity to participate in Chevrolet’s resumed Engine Build Experience. The $5,000 option — code PBC, for Bowling […]

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Buying a new Corvette Z06 soon? Would you like to build its engine? Chevrolet has a plan to make that happen, if you got the cash and the time. Beginning in March, new Z06 owners will have the opportunity to participate in Chevrolet’s resumed Engine Build Experience. The $5,000 option — code PBC, for Bowling […]

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UAW Faces Right-To-Work Laws in Kentucky Counties http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/uaw-faces-right-work-laws-kentucky-counties/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/uaw-faces-right-work-laws-kentucky-counties/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=971185 Organized labor has had setbacks as states formerly seen as union strongholds in the industrial midwest, Wisconsin and Michigan, have enacted right-to-work legislation that makes paying union dues voluntary. Now, the United Auto Workers, which has been trying to organize autoworkers at ‘transplant’ facilities operated in the American south by foreign automakers faces the prospect of […]

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Organized labor has had setbacks as states formerly seen as union strongholds in the industrial midwest, Wisconsin and Michigan, have enacted right-to-work legislation that makes paying union dues voluntary. Now, the United Auto Workers, which has been trying to organize autoworkers at ‘transplant’ facilities operated in the American south by foreign automakers faces the prospect of […]

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Toyota Putting The Brakes On Further Capacity In America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/toyota-putting-brakes-capacity-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/toyota-putting-brakes-capacity-america/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:57:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=884729 Toyota is not going to be expanding any plants in the United States, even as they are forced to absorb further production of the Toyota Camry as their assembly deal with Subaru winds down. According to Just-Auto, Subaru’s Indiana facility built just under 100,000 Camrys in 2013, and the Georgetown, Kentucky plant that current builds the […]

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Toyota is not going to be expanding any plants in the United States, even as they are forced to absorb further production of the Toyota Camry as their assembly deal with Subaru winds down. According to Just-Auto, Subaru’s Indiana facility built just under 100,000 Camrys in 2013, and the Georgetown, Kentucky plant that current builds the […]

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National Corvette Museum Makes Sinkhole Permanent Exhibit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/national-corvette-museum-makes-sinkhole-permanent-exhibit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/national-corvette-museum-makes-sinkhole-permanent-exhibit/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=854401 Earlier this year, a sinkhole opened up within the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., taking down eight Corvettes 60 feet below the show floor. Since then, the natural disaster has proven profitable for the museum, prompting its board to make the hole a permanent attraction. Autoblog reports the hole will be see its […]

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Earlier this year, a sinkhole opened up within the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., taking down eight Corvettes 60 feet below the show floor. Since then, the natural disaster has proven profitable for the museum, prompting its board to make the hole a permanent attraction. Autoblog reports the hole will be see its […]

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Details on Toyota North American Reorganization: California & Kentucky Lose, Texas & Michigan Gain http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/details-on-toyota-north-american-reorganization-california-kentucky-lose-texas-michigan-gain/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/details-on-toyota-north-american-reorganization-california-kentucky-lose-texas-michigan-gain/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:21:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=811898 Toyota has released a statement (below the fold) on the reorganization of its North American business operations and the consolidation of most of those functions at a new regional headquarters to be built in Plano, Texas. Approximately 4,000 employees of four different business units will be relocated, mostly to Texas, though some functions will be […]

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Toyota has released a statement (below the fold) on the reorganization of its North American business operations and the consolidation of most of those functions at a new regional headquarters to be built in Plano, Texas. Approximately 4,000 employees of four different business units will be relocated, mostly to Texas, though some functions will be […]

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Disaster at National Corvette Museum: Can History Be Saved? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/disaster-at-national-corvette-museum-can-history-be-saved/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/disaster-at-national-corvette-museum-can-history-be-saved/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:12:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=740705 The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky suffered major sinkhole damage yesterday. Now the fate of several important Corvettes, and perhaps the museum itself, hangs in the balance. No one was hurt in the cave-in, which occurred overnight in the “Skydome” section of the museum. Eight Corvettes were sucked into the hole, including two […]

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The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky suffered major sinkhole damage yesterday. Now the fate of several important Corvettes, and perhaps the museum itself, hangs in the balance. No one was hurt in the cave-in, which occurred overnight in the “Skydome” section of the museum. Eight Corvettes were sucked into the hole, including two […]

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Lexus ES Production Moving To Kentucky http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/lexus-es-production-moving-to-kentucky/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/lexus-es-production-moving-to-kentucky/#comments Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:46:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485527 Production of the Lexus ES will move from Toyota’s plant in Kyushu, Japan to a plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, where its platform twin, the Toyota Avalon, is built. Previously, the Lexus RX was the only Lexus vehicle made outside Japan, produced at a plant in Ontario. The move to Kentucky was no doubt helped along […]

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Production of the Lexus ES will move from Toyota’s plant in Kyushu, Japan to a plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, where its platform twin, the Toyota Avalon, is built. Previously, the Lexus RX was the only Lexus vehicle made outside Japan, produced at a plant in Ontario. The move to Kentucky was no doubt helped along […]

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Amendment to Kentucky Jobs Retention Act to Encourage Investment, Job Creation in Commonwealth’s Auto Industry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/amendment-to-kentucky-jobs-retention-act-to-encourage-investment-job-creation-in-commonwealths-auto-industry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/amendment-to-kentucky-jobs-retention-act-to-encourage-investment-job-creation-in-commonwealths-auto-industry/#comments Thu, 05 Jul 2012 05:32:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451344 The Fourth of July is upon those of us who wave Old Glory while eating some grilled chicken marinated in Ale-8-One, drinking some fine Kentucky bourbon (straight or as a mint julep), doing a burnout in our Corvettes, and setting off a bunch of firecrackers, sparklers and cherry bombs for our amusement. Oh, and celebrating […]

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The Fourth of July is upon those of us who wave Old Glory while eating some grilled chicken marinated in Ale-8-One, drinking some fine Kentucky bourbon (straight or as a mint julep), doing a burnout in our Corvettes, and setting off a bunch of firecrackers, sparklers and cherry bombs for our amusement. Oh, and celebrating […]

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Who Killed The Corvette’s Chances Of Being Kentucky’s Official Car? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/who-killed-the-corvettes-chances-of-being-kentuckys-official-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/who-killed-the-corvettes-chances-of-being-kentuckys-official-car/#comments Wed, 31 Mar 2010 14:40:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=350943 The AP [via canadianbusiness.com] reports that two separate bills to make the Corvette Kentucky’s official state car appear to be dead in the state’s legislature. State Rep. C.B. Embry Jr., R-Morgantown, suggests that the failure of these bills would be perceived as a snub by GM, who builds Corvettes in Bowling Green. Not so, say […]

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The AP [via canadianbusiness.com] reports that two separate bills to make the Corvette Kentucky’s official state car appear to be dead in the state’s legislature. State Rep. C.B. Embry Jr., R-Morgantown, suggests that the failure of these bills would be perceived as a snub by GM, who builds Corvettes in Bowling Green. Not so, say […]

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