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An Irwindale Tale

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Nobody asked me, but . . . So I’m sitting behind the wheel of my daughter’s Mazda 6, which is straddling the finish line at Irwindale Speedway, and staring up into the grandstands on a rather warmish Saturday a...

I’m Not Celling, but My Driving’s Smellin’

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Nobody asked me but . . . Further evidence that cell phones and driving don’t mix comes from a recent University of Michigan study. But if you are among the few who don’t “imbibe” in celling on the road, don’t congra...

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS with RS Package

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Nobody asked me but . . . If you want proof that the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro RS is not your dad’s Camaro, you need look no farther than a few brief specs: Year 2010 1967 Model Camaro 2SS w/RS pkg Camaro...

Toyota Unintended Acceleration: Chasing the Ghosts of Crashes Past

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Nobody asked me, but  . . . NASA has just published its report on Toyota unintended acceleration.  I haven’t seen the full report, but the summary I have read has a familiar ring.  And I predict that lunatics and ske...

Mazda MX-5 Miata 20th Anniversary

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Nobody asked me, but . . . Recently, Mazda invited a bunch of enthusiasts to their technical center in Irvine, California to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the MX-5 Miata.  Yup, the Miata is 20 years old . . . ...

2013 Hyundai Azera

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Nobody asked me, but . . . If you haven’t been following the exploits of Hyundai the past few years, you might not appreciate the impact this Korean nameplate is making these days in virtually every segment in wh...

Detroit Auto Show–Take 2

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More exciting auto news on the good, the bad and the ugly that showed up at Detroit.  Images once again from Fotog Joe Tori who takes no credit for the "uglies." All he does is shoot 'em as they come.  And make them p...

Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata

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Nobody asked me, but . . . The Mazdaspeed Miata is right off the auto show circuit and got one of the first drives in this hot, hot, hot convertible sports car. What’s not to love about the Miata, the...

1941 Buick ‘Woodie’ Wagon Is A Wonder On Wheels

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Owned by Yarmouth Port's Bill Bergstrom, a man who knows the palette of official Buick colors like most people know their children, this mammoth 1941 'Woodie' dubbed the Estate Wagon by Buick wears its spiffy maroon fenders as if they were pants that had just been put on for the first time. Bill has meticulously restored the car to be as authentic as possible. That's no small task considering that once you get past the front fenders, the remaining three quarters of the body is made of wood.

2014 Kia Forte EX

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Nobody asked me, but . . . What we have here is a grown-up Kia.  A 2014 Kia Forte EX, grown-up in style, comfort, convenience and feature content, but still decidedly pre-adolescent in size.  Meaning it compete...