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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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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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