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Chevrolet Bolt Application Suspended By U.S Patent Office

On: Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 3:58PM | By: Carl Malek


Chevrolet Bolt Application Suspended By U.S Patent Office test 1-1

When Chevrolet first unveiled the Bolt concept, it had ambitious plans to turn the Bolt into a production car, and put it on sale in a few years with a $35,000 base price. However, the company suffered a setback earlier this week when it was revealed that the United States Patent And Trademark Office (USPTO) has suspended GM's patent application for the Bolt nameplate, potentially opening up the possibility of a name change for the upcoming electric car.


Cruisin' Ocean City Car Show Sweetens Preakness Weekend

On: Thu, May 14, 2015 at 9:36AM | By: Gary P Garry


Cruisin' Ocean City Car Show Sweetens Preakness Weekend test 1-1

This is one of my favorite times of year, and, of course, many people would probably say the same thing since the weather is warming up. However, here in Las Vegas, the weather has been nice for a while now. I love this particular time of year because I'm a fan of horse racing, and it is Triple Crown season.


MINI Reveals Advanced "Augmented Eyewear" Prototype

On: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 1:09PM | By: Carl Malek


MINI Reveals Advanced "Augmented Eyewear" Prototype test 1-1

In a supervise move, MINI has chosen to unveil a new concept but whereas many auto manufacturers use the occasion to unveil an advanced car, MINI has chosen to unveil an advanced set of "augmented eyewear" that aims to improve driver vision and safety.


Mazda Releases Official 2016 Miata Pricing; Starts from $24,915

On: Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 11:04AM | By: Carl Malek


Mazda Releases Official 2016 Miata Pricing; Starts from  $24,915 test 1-1

In an announcement released early Monday, Mazda revealed that the U.S.-spec version of the recently unveiled 2016 Mazda Miata roadster will have a base price of $24,915, which would make the car $1,000 less than the 2015 Miata; it represents a bold attempt to reach out to frugal enthusiasts looking for value-based fun.


 

Aston Martin Files Lawsuit Against Henrik Fisker Over Thunderbolt Concept Car

On: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 2:45PM | By: Carl Malek


Aston Martin Files Lawsuit Against Henrik Fisker Over Thunderbolt Concept Car test 1-1

Following the recent unveiling of Henerik Fisker’s Thunderbolt concept car, Aston Martin’s legal department has filed a lawsuit against the former Aston Martin designer (also the former owner of Fisker Automotive) for allegations of copyright infringement with regards to many aspects of the Thunderbolt's design.


Hybrid or Hellraiser? 2015 Lexus CT200h vs. 2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed3

On: Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 1:14PM | By: Teddy Field


Hybrid or Hellraiser? 2015 Lexus CT200h vs. 2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 test 1-1

In most Hybrid or Hellraiser columns, I start by making a tasteless poop joke about hybrid drivers, then end by trying to convince you that driving a gas-guzzling muscle car will somehow make you a better person. But I'm not going to do that this time. Because small hatchbacks like the 2015 Lexus CT200h and 2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed3, actually offer everything that you need to live a rewarding life. Sort of like Metamucil for the Soul! (oh crap, I just made a poop joke) Anyway, it’s time to figure out if you should drive the pricey hybrid, or the insane used alternative...


Immerse Yourself in SoCal Car Culture

On: Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 5:23PM | By: Gary P Garry


Rod on Venice Beach test 2

They say that you should write about what you know. After doing this kind of thing for a number of years, I do know a little bit about cars, so I guess everything is right in my tiny universe in that regard.


Beater that's hard to beat: 1999-2003 Lexus RX300

On: Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 3:15PM | By: Teddy Field


Beater that's hard to beat: 1999-2003 Lexus RX300 test 1-1

Beaters are designed to do one thing, get you from one place to another without breaking down. They're usually not pretty, but most beaters are just temporary cars that you drive until you can afford to buy something better. But who says they can't be nice? So may we present the 1999 to 2003 Lexus RX300. A $5,000 beater than so nice... you might actually take care of it.


MINI Unveils Clubman Vision GT Virtual Concept Car

On: Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 1:15PM | By: Carl Malek


MINI Unveils Clubman Vision GT Virtual Concept Car test 1-1

Joining the growing list of auto companies that have unveiled a Vision GT-themed virtual concept car for the popular Gran Turismo 6 video game, MINI took the wraps off of its Clubman Vision GT car, which is a compelling look at a race-ready MINI that embodies some of the futuristic cues made possible by GT6.


Volkswagen To Cease Eos Production This Summer

On: Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 10:12AM | By: Carl Malek


Volkswagen To Cease Eos Production This Summer test 1-1

Following years of slumping sales as well as a change in overall direction for its product line, Volkswagen has revealed that it will cease production of its Eos convertible by this summer putting an end to its role as the brand's entry in the convertible segment. While this news may dissapoint the small group of loyalists who enjoyed the model, the Eos' demise was already a foregone conclusion with Volkswagen having revealed its plans to retire the model from production here in the U.S due to sagging demand from buyers.


I'll Drive My Own Car, Thank You

On: Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 2:21PM | By: Gary P Garry


Intelligent Robot test 2

I'm always reading the latest automotive news, and I live in Las Vegas, so the Consumer Electronics Show is very much on my radar every year. This year there was a lot of noise made about the Audi self-driving car that was making a trip from San Francisco to the CES in Las Vegas.