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MX-5 Makes Me Feel Alive!

Photo Source One thing I’ve always loved that I’ve never really had a chance to dive into is Mazda MX-5 Miata car culture. Two-seaters and coupes have their own fan rivalries and countless car clubs, but Miata fans are a particularly rabid subculture and a microcosm of car collectors who hold their own massive rallies and [...]

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Atomic Go-go

Photo Source This week, I wanted to take a look at a really unique ride. Despite living in Virginia and having passed the Virginia International Raceway any number of times, I have yet to see an Ariel Atom in real life. This particular little racer has been on my brain since I started researching the best [...]

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Girl Power

Photo Source As a father of a two-year-old girl, I’m always looking for great female role models doing incredible things for her to look up to. This past week, I discovered two young ladies - Hailie Deegan and Ella Stevens - who are breaking records and breaking down barriers in the world of auto racing. First, at [...]

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FJ Forever

I’m going to go a little bit off-topic today, dear readers, because I have been inspired by something really exciting. However, to keep us tethered to the Earth and well-grounded in our car-blog roots, I’ll start the story with a Land Cruiser. Welcome back, dear readers! As promised, this week, I will be discussing something a [...]

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The Fifth Element, brought to you by Toyota

Photo Source I’m going to go a little bit off-topic today, dear readers, because I have been inspired by something really exciting. However, to keep us tethered to the Earth and well-grounded in our car-blog roots, I’ll start the story with a Land Cruiser. I’ve always been a sucker for a Toyota Land Cruiser. Their big, boxy, [...]

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Hardcore Trucker

Photo Source During the mid-to-late ‘90s, Volvo discovered sleek lines and curvy corners and upgraded their image from practical mom-mobile to luxury livery. But trust me, dear readers, when I tell you that there were several decades when Volvos looked like boxes on wheels. Wagons and sedans were their only offerings in the US, although the [...]

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The Wild Wild Westfalia

Photo Source I have always wondered what my zombie apocalypse vehicle would be. There are some pretty cool armored trucks from the super cool Steel Wheels 4x4, to converted RVs and GMC box trucks, to a real-life version of the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle from the movie Stripes. However, for my money, the coolest way to [...]

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Franken-Porsche

Photo Source Last year, Rod Emory, one of the premiere Porsche customizers in the entire world, completed his build of the fastest 356 to ever put tire to road. Despite its appearances and its title year, it really is not a 1960 356 at all outside of the main body and major chassis components. In fact, [...]

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Speaking of Bentley...

Photo Source Speaking of Bentley, during my research about the Continental GT, I came across an interesting bit of trivia. Everyone knows Bentley for their bespoke vehicles that are tailor-made for each owner, but it is a lesser-known fact that the early Bentleys of the 1920s were world-class race cars as well. From 1927 to 1930, Bentleys [...]

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Not your Daddy’s hybrid

There are some cars that just don’t feel like they need a hybrid version. I get having a sedan or even a small SUV that runs on a hybrid system, but vehicles like the Suburban Hybrid have always left me scratching my head. There is another head-scratcher that I’ve always been up in the air [...]

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