2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed postponed due to coronavirus

Organizers for the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom announced Thursday that this year’s running, scheduled for July 9-12, has been postponed due to the current Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The organizers are monitoring the situation and will provide an update on a new date in due course. They are looking at late summer or early fall but the event’s running will fully depend on the outcome of the pandemic.

Anyone who has already bought tickets will be able to use them for the postponed event.

2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed

While the Goodwood FoS isn’t technically an auto show, automakers in past years have used it to debut new cars. One of the debuts rumored for this year’s event is Volkswagen’s redesigned Golf R. Any reveals scheduled for the July running will likely still happen online.

Numerous other events have either been cancelled or postponed due to

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Off-Road Buying Guide | Edmunds

There’s no one factor that determines a vehicle’s off-road prowess, so the first thing you should consider is how much capability you need for what you want to do. Do you want to traverse some hardcore trails? Or do you just need something that won’t get stranded on a camping trip?

There are a few basic things that any vehicle with off-road aspirations should have. Generally, all- or four-wheel drive is a must, as is finding a vehicle with enough ground clearance so it can drive over obstacles — hills, rocks, mud, creeks — without sustaining damage. As a general rule of thumb, a vehicle with 8.5 inches of clearance or more should be pretty good. After that, it really comes down to individual use cases.

It also helps to understand some important off-roading lingo. First off: What’s the difference between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive? Generally, all-wheel drive is

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How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect the U.S. auto industry

The U.S. automotive industry, along with just about everyone else, faces economic turmoil as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and if this feels familiar in some ways, it is and it isn’t.

More than a decade ago, we saw it coming as General Motors’ 100th anniversary in September 2008 approached. The world’s largest automaker was burning cash at a prodigious rate. Ford Motor Co. was living off of a $23.5-billion line of credit that included the Blue Oval logo as part of its collateral. Daimler had sold Chrysler to a private equity firm called Cerberus, which made its previous German owner seem benign and free-spending by comparison.  

On the heels of the banking industry and the real estate business that certain banks nearly destroyed, the U.S. auto industry became the poster child for The Great Recession, with GM and Chrysler receiving huge government bailouts after being forced into bankruptcies, and Ford

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