PHOTOS: Cars and Coffee, Great Falls

The original Cars and Coffee started in Irvine, California some 8 years ago. The spontaneous event took off and eventually folks who had attended or heard about the informal gathering of car nuts created events in their local area all over the U.S.

The event attended (and photographed) in this blog post is held in Great Falls, Virginia every Saturday morning at the crack of dawn.

N.A. Production Review: Future Growth Driven by New Models (part I)

The auto industry has come a long way in its recovery from the global recession, and the resulting optimism among automakers suggests that production volumes will continue to grow in the coming years.

Since bottoming out at 12.6 million units in 2009, light vehicle sales in North America have grown by an annual average of 10%, with sales reaching a total of 18.3 million in 2013. Mimicking sales trends, production in North America has also grown over the past few years to keep up with recovering demand.