27. 02. 2017

Chicago Auto Show 2017

Downtown Chicago.  The McCormick Center.  It is, as most big-city convention centers are, a massive facility, and this one is especially well-suited to the rigors of being home to the Chicago Auto Show. ...

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27. 01. 2017

The List, January 2017

It’s a sickness—I’m always thinking about what car I’d have next.  If the 996 C4S were the last car I ever owned, life would still have been lived quite to the fullest…but there’s...

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01. 11. 2016

RallyCross Nationals 2016

The SCCA is racing for the pure joy of racing. There’s no fanfare, there’s very little coverage or recognition, and a sizeable chunk of it isn’t even wheel-to-wheel.  It’s grass-roots, rain or blazing...

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22. 09. 2016

Black Label

You didn’t know Lincoln makes a 400hp, 400lb-ft, AWD Audi-killer?  You are forgiven, because the base-model MKZ is a snooze-fest.  Admittedly it’s a better-looking snooze-fest lately, now that the front fascia has been...

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28. 08. 2016

Bavarian Bounce-Back

With the arrival of the turbocharged 991.2 Carrera (which is apparently brilliant), the classic rear-engined Porsche now starts at prices north of ninety grand.  That’s all fine and dandy if you’ve got that sort...

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28. 08. 2016

Complexity or Electricity

A few auto-journalist personalities recently published some material that dovetailed rather thought-provokingly.  First was Aaron Robinson of Car & Driver, who penned an article titled “Have We Reached Peak Engine?”  Next was Freddy...

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31. 01. 2016

NAIAS 2016 – CAFE Before Beauty

The data is coming in from the Year of our Lord 2015, and it is downright rosy.  In the good ol’ U.S. of A., 17.47 million light-duty vehicles were sold last year, more...

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21. 12. 2015

Needless Complexity

This is the article where I jump the shark and become a grumpy old man, shouting for the Millennials to get off my lawn.  Steel yourselves accordingly. Cars have gotten hilariously over-complex.  It...

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22. 10. 2015

One Hundred Thousand

  I remember, and will always remember, exactly how many miles were on the odometer when I first sat down in the driver’s seat as the owner of my 996: 37,858.  This past...

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20. 08. 2015

I Deal in Lead, Friend

Thanks to the internet and our Google overlords, there exists now the ability to instantly map a drivable route from hither to yon, anywhere in the world.  That is a tantalizing enough time-waster. ...

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