Motorsports park will not be built in Oak Ridge

Part of the site where a test track and research facility or motorsports park was proposed on the back side of Horizon Center in west Oak Ridge is pictured above on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (Photo by John Huotari/Oak Ridge Today)

The proposed motorsports park will not be built in Oak Ridge, the developer announced Tuesday after learning that an environmental impact statement would be required, and that the study could cost several million dollars and take several years.

Rusty Bittle, developer and founding partner of the Oak Ridge Motorsports Park, said he would try to relocate the proposed project.

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Ford plans new Turkey built Transit Custom BEV for 2023 | Automotive Industry News

Ford on Tuesday confirmed the next generation Transit Custom range will include an all-electric model, in addition to plug-in hybrid, mild hybrid and conventional engine variants, and goes into production in Turkey in the first half of 2023.

All versions will be built by Ford Otosan – the joint venture in Turkey – in Kocaeli.

The next generation Volkswagen one-tonne commercial vehicle also will be built in Kocaeli, as part of a previously announced platform sharing deal.

“The next generation Transit Custom range – including the all-electric versions – will strengthen Ford’s position as Europe’s No.1 commercial vehicle brand,” said

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How Nissan’s Bizarre Pike Factory Built Retro Masterpieces

Excitement thrummed through the crowd around the Nissan booth at the 1985 Tokyo motor show.

As the throng pressed close, you could hear two phrases: kawaii —“cute,” and hoshii—“I want it.” Nearby, a state-of-the-art, mid-engine sports-car concept called the MID4 sat overlooked. Instead, people had fallen in love with a 51-hp compact.

This story originally appeared in Volume 3 of Road & Track.



That little car was the Be-1, and it was a stroke of genius. Beneath its skin lay the mechanical underpinnings of the deeply ordinary

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