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McLaren MP4-12C Makes Its Southern California Debut

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Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2011) McLaren MP4-12C Makes Its Southern California Debut I spent time over lunch, Tuesday, interviewing my new best friend, Frank Stephenson - Design Director for McLaren Automot...

Will Changing Times Change The Auto Industry?

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3/03/09 "As the big players in the auto industry stumble in the current mess of financial woes, one wonders if the playing field could fast be redefined by smaller start-up companies."

The Future Of The Greening Of Diesel – Meet The VW XL1

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The Future Of The Greening Of Diesel - Meet The VW XL1 January 2011 saw the unveiling of a very efficient, logically useful, polymer technologies expanding, 313 mpg on a gallon of Diesel fuel, two-seater car. Mee...

Lotus Cup Comes To North America

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The series rules may exclude a "bi-coastal" desire to race in all scheduled inaugural Lotus Cup Series races in North America ... but this does present an interesting proposition for the first time Lotus Cup Race Series participant.

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...

2011 Detroit Auto Show: What Hath God Wrought!

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Nobody asked me but . . . The Detroit Auto Show, officially known as the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), comes around every year in early January.  So the timing is right for a review of 2010 and a cr...

Owl’s Head Museum Hosts Wings and Wheels

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The Owl's Head Museum blends wheels and wings into an interesting and informative venue that is well worth the trip to mid-coast Maine.

Tutto Italiano 2010

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This is all that is right and good in the world… Under normal circumstances, this is where I recap one of the Larz Anderson Lawn Events, reporting the winners of each category. That just would not do this past Sund...

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 . . . ...

German Car Day

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My time spent at the Larz Anderson Museum has been quite fruitful so far this Summer. First, with the classic delights of British Car Day, and then with the thoroughly modern experience of getting behind the wheel o...