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Blatant Horn Tooting

October 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Blatant Horn Tooting

Not to toot my horn but….. On October 22nd, 2008 “Car Of The Day” has won the much-sought-after and higly-coveted internet award of BLOG OF THE DAY!!!  That’s right, it is so important it needs all caps.  So, it’s not a Nobel Prize, but it is our first award so that’s something.        […]

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Tags: awards · Cars · Miscellaneous

EarthRoamer XV-JP

October 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Ever want to get away? I’m talking about getting so far away that there are no roads, no hotels, no restaurants and no people.  As a self admitted car nut, I’d like a cool vehicle to help me accomplish that goal.   Well EarthRoamer has created such a vehicle.  It is called the EarthRoamer XV-JP […]

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Tags: Cars · EarthRoamer · Jeep · Miscellaneous

Fav 5 V

October 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fav 5 V

Here is another round-up of some of my favorite articles from last week: — so true — the Challenger gets an upgrade,+Road+and+Track+Test+Drive.html — I like the IS-F — sterotypes are based on fact — 0-60 is for slower cars and 1/4 mile is for the fast ones And a classic bonus from COTD — a […]

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Tags: Cars · Fav 5 · Miscellaneous

Fav 5 IV

October 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fav 5 IV

Well its time for an another run down of some interesting autmotive posts for the week. – A Transporter 3 preview looks like Transporter meets Speed meets Crank. I’m in. – 38mpg and fun?,0,1847780.story?track=rss – The LA Times reviews a real Diesel sports sedan the BMW 335d with 425lb-ft of torque. – How about an […]

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Tags: Cars · Fav 5 · Miscellaneous

A Better Cop Car

October 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on A Better Cop Car

This week Police cars have been making the news. One of the big stories is the new and improved Dodge Charger police car.  The Dodge Charger is still a fairly new car when it comes to seeing duty for the boys in blue.   This is the first major refresh of the police package.  If […]

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Tags: Cars · Miscellaneous

Mercedes Pens?

October 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Mercedes Pens?

What do you do with 10,000 pens and a Mercedes that needs a paint job? Obviously, you glue the pens all over the Mercedes and create a Mercedes Pens.   The Mercedes Pens is something of a celebrity at Art Shows and at Car Shows, however it is at Art Car Shows that this vehicle has […]

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Tags: Mercedes · Miscellaneous

Fav 5 III

October 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fav 5 III

Well its time for an another run down of my favorite autmotive posts for the week. – Ridestory begins its real world review of the Pontiac G8 GT.  Ridestories’ reviews are like reading the review of your friend who loves cars. – Do you like James Bond’s car? Here is a quick write up and […]

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Tags: Cars · Fav 5

General Lees

September 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Growing up one of the coolest cars around was the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazard.   The General Lee has aged well and is now a classic muscle car.  They say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery and there is some serious General Lee imiation occurring out there in the realm […]

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Tags: Cars · General Lee · Miscellaneous · Movie cars

Fav 5 Automotive Articles from Last Week – 9/26

September 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fav 5 Automotive Articles from Last Week – 9/26

Here’s a quick run down of some of the best automotive articles of the week. Knight Rider: The Live Blog – Season 1, Episode 1 – Autoblog live blogs Knight Rider, genius! (uh, the blog is genius, not Knight Rider) Schwarzenegger outlaws text-messaging while driving – I still think it is funny that the Terminator cares […]

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Tags: Cars · Fav 5 · Miscellaneous

More Tales From the Strip

September 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

By John Allen – Denton, Texas 9/24/2008 What follows is a detailed acount of a 2004 Saab 9-3 Linear versus a 2004.5 VW GLI.  The Saab is driven by John, the VW by Simon.  The following account is accurate and was written by John. This is the story of a grudge race that happened this […]

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Tags: 1.8t · Cars · Miscellaneous · Saab · VW

Fav 5 Automotive Articles from Last Week

September 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Fav 5 Automotive Articles from Last Week

Here’s a quick run down of some of the best automotive articles of the week. 6 ways to know you bought a nice car (or that you didn’t buy a lousy one) – this is just funny 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS revealed at Indy Bash – some more detail ands pics about the SS 1970-1974 Dodge Challenger […]

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Tags: Cars · Fav 5 · Miscellaneous

The Mod Squad

September 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Mod Squad

  No, not that Mod Squad.  I’m talking about the people that “mod” their cars. There is an entire industry out there where a lot of people are making some serious coin around aftermarket modifications of their vehicles.  There are a lot of reasons people will modify their vehicles, but they can really be organized […]

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Tags: Camry · Cars · Horsepower · Miscellaneous · Toyota

Should You Trade in Your Gas Guzzler?

June 8th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Here is a great calculator to help you answer the question of “Should you trade in your gas guzzler?” This calculator has been out for a little over a year but is worth revisiting as gas is creeping over $4. The team at Political Calculations have put together a simple formula that will show […]

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Tags: Cars · Gas prices

Scoop! Letter from Car and Driver to Nissan Leaked to TTAC

May 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Truth About Cars (TTAC) is a non-biased  automotive website that has published one of my articles.   This article is in response to a Car and Driver article where they compared a 911 turbo, GT-R and a M3 and gave the M3 the gold medal.  

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Tags: BMW · Miscellaneous · Nissan

Secrets of the Car Salesman

May 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Secrets of the Car Salesman

If you like cars then you probably find yourself in dealerships looking to buy said cars from time to time.  One of my favorite “inside” articles about car dealerships was written by the guys at Edmunds. Do yourself a favor and read the “Confessions of a Car Salesman”.  It is the story of an automotive […]

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Tags: Buying Cars · Miscellaneous