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China Wants To Bring These Cars Into Your Bays

The GA8 features an intelligent lighting system with embedded LED headlamps.

There is only one vehicle manufacturer from China with a booth at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) -- Guangzhou Automobile Group, or GAC for short. It is the second consecutive year the company has displayed its vehicles at the annual event in Detroit.

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Phoenix Decides to Retire Without Fanfare

Phoenix is proof positive that once you enter the tire industry, you can never leave (at least until you retire).

The name Bob Phoenix is known by many in the tire industry. When American Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. hired him as vice president of sales for its Automotive Tire Division in 2009, he had already logged more than 35 years in the industry.

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The Big 3 Choose MINExpo Over the Global Tire Expo

The ContiEarth EM-Master E3/L3 features a normal tread depth and wide spacing between the blocks. It is one of 7(!) new tires introduced by Continental at MINExpo 2016.

MINExpo International 2016 may be the closest our industry gets to a Big Three trade show reunion. Bridgestone Americas Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and, at least as a guest star, Michelin North America Inc. all had a major presence at the exposition, which is held every four years in Las Vegas.

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