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Bring a Trailer’s Online Car Marketplace Joins Hearst Autos

As you may have noticed if you watch our Window Shop with Us video series, we are constantly shopping for cars. Bring a Trailer has been one of our favorite destinations for a long time, thanks to its curated site of classic, collector, and enthusiast vehicles up for auction. Several Hearst Autos staffers have bought and sold cars on the platform.

Bring a Trailer’s knowledgeable community of more than 415,000 users and more than 175,000 registered bidders vets each vehicle, giving confidence to potential buyers. The name of the platform is a reference to the familiar shorthand in classified listings urging buyers to “Bring a trailer!” for non-operational projects, race cars, and concours show vehicles.

The acquisition announcement was made by Hearst Magazines president Troy Young, Hearst Autos CEO Matt Sanchez, and Bring a Trailer co-founders Randy Nonnenberg and Gentry Underwood.

“Bring a Trailer has set the bar for building

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Sit Back, Relax, and Binge the Best Car Films Available to Stream

What sounds better than curling up and watching a car movie? That’s a rhetorical question, of course. We already know you’re with us on that one. So we’ve compiled some of the best movies here, each available on a subscription service, to save you from having to scroll endlessly through Netflix or Amazon Prime. There’s really something here for everyone, regardless of how you like to see your cars on screen.

Drive (2011) | Netflix

Starring Ryan Gosling, Drive is the story of a Hollywood stuntman who has a side job of helping criminals as a getaway driver. Featuring fast cars, high-speed chases, and shootouts, this movie will more than satisfy anyone looking for an action movie. WATCH IT HERE

Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story (2020) | Netflix

“There’s no sport more exciting than racing. This is the next best thing to heaven.” Uppity is an up-close documentary into

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Window Shop with Car and Driver

Sports sedans have always occupied a special place here at Car and Driver. Our annual 10Best awards almost always include at least one fun-to-drive four-door, and our collective memory looks back fondly on the most legendary sedans in the respective histories of BMW, Alfa Romeo, Audi, and many others. So in this episode of Window Shopping, we set out to find the best used sports sedans for sale on the internet for a price cap of $15,000.

Our group of four C/D staffers plus contributor (and Road & Track columnist) Jason Cammisa came up with a diverse selection of Italian, Japanese, American sedans. There was some dispute over what actually defines a true sports sedan, and we think you’ll enjoy the discussion. Check out the episode and let us know what you’d like to see from future Window Shop episodes going forward.


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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.”

(Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

  • 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.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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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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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