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2018 Jeep Wrangler JL
December 25, 2017

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2018 Jeep Wrangler JL</br>December 25, 2017

It’s not a stop-the-presses deal, but the launch of a new-generation Jeep Wrangler is worthy of celebration.
Much of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ fortunes rests on the shoulders of the Ram truck and Jeep lines, but it’s Jeep that has captivated buyers for decades. Throughout numerous design and designation changes dating back to the 1940s, the Wrangler has retained a recognizable shape. It has also been built at the same Ohio-state assembly plant for the past 75 years.

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Fine Lines: 1955-’56 Ford
Fine Lines December 18, 2017

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Fine Lines: 1955-’56 Ford</br>Fine Lines December 18, 2017

To the untrained eye, it might seem as though all cars from the 1950s looked the same, but buyers in those days were keenly aware of their subtle differences. Or in the case of the 1955-’56 full-size Ford cars, the not-so-subtle differences.
For the North American automobile industry, the mid-1950s proved to be the decade’s most prosperous period, especially for Ford.

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AutoCross
December 4, 2017

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AutoCross</br>December 4, 2017

For the auto thrill-seeker, this is one of the most unique additions to your publication. The International AutoCross will test the knowledge of your readers with trivia that scours automobile parts bins, dealer showrooms and the history of people and places that have made the automobile what it is today. Retain readers and have them coming back on a regular basis for more. Like Wheelbase’s other features, International AutoCross comes to you formatted and ready to use.

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2018 Buick Regal Sportback
November 28, 2017

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2018 Buick Regal Sportback</br>November 28, 2017

The 2018 Regal holds fast to the original name, but the car’s hatchback body is so radically different from the previous sedan shape that it gets a new name: Regal Sportback.  With the ongoing shift to tall wagons from sedans, moving the Regal to a hatchback format could prove to be one of Buick’s smarter moves. And the fact that the car still exhibits a four-door-sedan appearance could also work in Buick’s favor with buyers who remain steadfastly averse to the look of a typical hatchback.

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The Auto Sleuth
November 20, 2017

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The Auto Sleuth</br>November 20, 2017

If you could have only one automotive feature, this should be it. At Wheelbase Communications, we’ve chosen to stay away from providing an automotive-news column until we could do it in a non-traditional way. And here it is: the Auto Sleuth. Our worldly gumshoe has his ear to the ground, digging up the latest news on everything from product launches and updates to names in the news. The column is solely driven by reader interest. No boring statistics or auto-company pap here, just the straight goods peppered with the Auto Sleuth’s commentary and speculative, gossipy-style.

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Chevrolet Cruze: 2011-’15
November 20, 2017

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Chevrolet Cruze: 2011-’15</br>November 20, 2017

The Chevrolet Cruze arrived at a time when General Motors was still getting back on its feet following the 2009 bankruptcy and subsequent government bailout. The compact sedan replaced the so-so Cobalt, minus the two-door coupe model. A 138-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine was standard, while a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder was optional. It also made 138 horsepower, but considerably more midrange torque. For 2014, a 151-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-diesel was added.

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AutoCross
November 20, 2017

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AutoCross</br>November 20, 2017

For the auto thrill-seeker, this is one of the most unique additions to your publication. The International AutoCross will test the knowledge of your readers with trivia that scours automobile parts bins, dealer showrooms and the history of people and places that have made the automobile what it is today. Retain readers and have them coming back on a regular basis for more. Like Wheelbase’s other features, International AutoCross comes to you formatted and ready to use.

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Top Gear
November 13, 2017

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Top Gear</br>November 13, 2017

JPS Motorsports creates realistic-looking replicas of the 1957 Porsche Speedster (roadster) in standard and flared body styles, but the company also builds a version of an early 1955-’59 Porsche 356A coupe. The turn-key vehicle has a steel-reinforced fiberglass body, new 2.1-liter air-cooled four-cylinder engine with dual carburetors, rebuilt four-speed manual transmission, front and rear disc brakes, retro-styled bucket seats and a wood-rim steering wheel.

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WordSearch
November 13, 2017

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WordSearch</br>November 13, 2017

What it is: Why are auto publications so dry and so serious? We’re living proof that car nuts have a sense of humor and want to have a little sugar on their Corn Flakes. Your readers will have fun with the “Driver ’s Seat” Word Search as they unearth people, places and events. Driver ’s Seat is just one step in making your auto product more interactive, which provides more exposure for advertisers and more revenue for all.

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Fine Lines: Chrysler Turbine
Fine Lines November 13, 2017

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Fine Lines: Chrysler Turbine</br>Fine Lines November 13, 2017

Jet aircraft were the epitome of speed and beauty in the 1960s, so it probably seemed like a good idea at the time to build . . . a jet-powered car. And Chrysler set about to create a shrieking show machine like no other.  Fraught with all sorts of practicality problems that ultimately doomed it, however, this fleet of 55 exotic test vehicles nonetheless propelled the company’s reputation as a leader in automotive engineering and design.

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