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Who Won Last Night? We Did.

Photo Source Hello, dear readers! Hopefully everyone enjoyed that annual smorgasbord of Sunday night entertainment; whether you showed up for the game, the ads, the halftime show, or all three, there was quite a lot to unpack. I always look forward to the car commercials because they seemed to go bigger and bigger every year for [...]

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Hats Off to Opel!

Photo Source One carmaker we have never really discussed in depth has a somewhat weird history of badge-engineered vehicles while also maintaining a solid livery of high-end race cars. Opel Automobile GmbH began as a sewing-machine manufacturer, founded by Adam Opel in Germany in 1862 and transformed to a coach-maker and eventually an automotive company. Its [...]

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A+ for the A-Class

Photo Source Last week, we explored the VW Phaeton, and during that discussion, we touched on the Mercedes A-Class being a catalyst in the creation of that luxury sedan. So, I thought that this week we could dig into the A-Class and its design and popularity as well as the decisions that led Mercedes to dip [...]

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VW Phaeton - an All-Too Brief Ray of Sunshine

Photo Source Back in the early 2000s, Volkswagen chief Ferdinand Piëch was in a battle with Mercedes-Benz over the affordable European car market. Mercedes had just introduced the A-Class at the tail-end of the ‘90s, and Piëch felt the crunch of Stuttgart flexing its considerable muscle in the market. In a somewhat ill-fated response, VW released [...]

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Santa Leave a Sabre Under the Tree for Me

Photo Source When I think of Santa Claus getting around the entire world in one night, I think about maximum speed. Santa’s sleigh has to be supernaturally fast to get to all of those houses, and I’m honestly not convinced that there isn’t at least a little bit of time travel involved. That’s why I wanted [...]

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A Boy’s Scout

Photo Source I wrote on this particular vehicle briefly a few years back, but I wanted to revisit it since its birthday is today, mine is on Wednesday, and I had a particular attachment to this truck in my childhood. On November 30, 1960, the International Harvester Scout was born. My dad owned a metallic gray Scout [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Cocomats family!

Photo Source This past Sunday, November 22nd, was the birth date of the legendary Harley Earl. The first time I ever learned about Earl was during a Corvette commercial in the early ‘90s. The narrator informed the audience that his spirit lived on in the new (at the time) Corvette. Flash forward to the early 2000s, [...]

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Riker’s Rocketing Ride

Photo Source There is quite a lot of talk these days about electric cars and their ability to produce amazing acceleration and speed due to their light weight and the nature of having four electric motors providing power in lieu of one larger engine. But did you know, dear readers, that almost 120 years ago today, [...]

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You’ve Got to Hear It to Believe It

Photo Source Audi has a major trick up its sleeve for 2021. The all-new e-Tron GT promises to be a major development in the world of electric cars and sports cars in general. Billed as a direct competitor to the Tesla Roadster, the e-Tron GT will purportedly hit 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds, and [...]

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TVR Killed the Radio Star

Photo Source One of the coolest sports cars that I have ever had the pleasure of driving is the TVR Tuscan Speed Six. Taking its name from the original TVR Tuscan of the 1960s, the Tuscan Speed Six featured one of the most impressive uses of an inline-6 with lightweight engineering that produced a 3.6-second 0-60 [...]

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