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Anaheim Hosts Upcoming Mecum Auction

On: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 9:34AM | By: Gary P Garry

Mecum Anaheim test 2

The summer is officially over, and, in most parts of the country, the crisp autumn air is cooling things considerably. However, there are a couple of areas that are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy mild weather all year around. Southern California is one of them, and there has always been a very robust automotive culture in SoCal. Car clubs have been popular in the greater Los Angeles area for decades, and there is also a number of automotive museums of note that attract thousands of automotive enthusiasts each year.

Alfa Romeo Publishes New Product Plan

On: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 10:32AM | By: Carl Malek

Alfa Romeo Publishes New Product Plan test 1-1

With its future shrouded in uncertainty due to numerous blown deadlines as well as a small model lineup, Alfa Romeo has published a new product plan that seeks to secure the brand's long term future.

Chevrolet Announces Bolt Pricing

On: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 10:01AM | By: Carl Malek

Chevrolet Announces Bolt Pricing test 1-1

With the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt primed to take on its rivals in the electric vehicle segment, the Bowtie brand has announced the official pricing for its all-new green offering, which aims to bring the fight to rivals while attracting more customers at the same time.

Looking Back: 2002 Camaro SS - How Sweet It Was

On: Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 3:43PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

 2002 Camaro SS test 2

Before the automotive world took a giant downturn in 2002 by watching one of its longest tenured power-players cease production, GM decided to give us a Camaro worth remembering. The Fourth Generation Camaro was not wholly innovative in its execution, nor was it a fully formed, new iteration of the venerable Pony Car, what it was, however, was a very stout, rip-roaring good time on any backroad, on-ramp, or traffic light in the country.


Are You Ready for Driverless Uber Cars?

On: Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 9:07AM | By: Gary P Garry

Are You Ready for Driverless Uber Cars? test 1-1

There has always been a certain stigma attached to a ride in a taxicab. Of course, in all fairness, some cab drivers are perfectly honest and polite, and some of the vehicles are nice and clean and well-maintained. However, we have all heard horror stories about rude, reckless drivers who take advantage of visiting tourists who don't know about the quickest routes from one place to another. In fact, you may have lived some of these stories in the flesh. (I know that I have.)

Toyota To Increase Tacoma Production

On: Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 12:24PM | By: Carl Malek

Toyota To Increase Tacoma Production test 1-1

With the mid-size pickup truck segment being reinvigorated by new entries, including the Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota announced that it plans to increase Tacoma production by 60,000 units in 2018. That would allow the brand to reaffirm the model's place in the sales race, while bringing the fight to the two leading entries in the mid-size pickup truck segment:  The Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon.

Review of the 2016 Dodge Charger: Harder Chargin'

On: Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 9:05AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

 2016 Dodge Charger test 2

If we are being honest with ourselves, America, we haven't been very good at producing many sedans worth talking about. Sad to say, but unfortunately it's true. Over the past few decades, Chevy, Ford, and Chrysler have produced a very minimal number of four-door fantasy cars, and instead have come out with things like the Ford Fusion, Chevy Malibu, and the Chrysler 200, which all leave us simply wanting, and needing more from our domestic distributors. These cars are passable, sure, but they don't inspire us like some of their competitors from BMW, Audi, and even Acura.

2017 Chevy Bolt: Over 230 Miles On a Charge

On: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 1:28PM | By: Gary P Garry

2017 Chevy Bolt test 2

When I was a little kid growing up in the 1960s, there were a lot of futuristic innovations floated around on sci-fi shows and in scientific publications. Many of these gizmos, gadgets, devices, and vehicles were actually rather slow to hit the marketplace, but we are in the sweet spot of technological advancement at the present time. This certainly extends into the automotive realm in many different ways, and some of the things that are happening have been quite predictable.

Volkswagen Golf Could Embrace All-Wheel Drive

On: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 11:23AM | By: Carl Malek

Volkswagen Golf Could Embrace All-Wheel Drive test 1-1

Volkswagen's versatile Golf hatchback has already proven to be a viable contender in a wide range of applications, but, other than the Golf R, the standard Golf is solely front-wheel drive. However, a statement from someone who would know at Volkswagen said VW is ready to offer four-wheel drive Golf for the U.S. market.

Review of the 2017 Nissan Titan XD: Titan or Titanic?

On: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 11:13AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

 2017 Nissan Titan XD test 2

If you haven’t already noticed by now, there is basically a car or truck for every walk of life, every facet of the imagination, every potential and possible need, desire, want, or passing idea. Carmakers are so eager to grab up market share that they will do literally almost anything they can to pique your interest, and then secure your money. Basically, the mantra has been:  If we build, they will come. Over the years, there has been literally one of everything:  You want a nine-passenger mini-bus that can carry your entire extended family? You got it—here’s the Ford Excursion. How about a two-door SUV that comes in a convertible? Try the Nissan Murano convertible. Or maybe you want an SUV that looks kind of like a truck, but drives more like a car, and can smoke anything this side of a ZO6 off the line? Please enjoy the X6 M. Seriously, anything you can think of, it has already been built, or someone is currently building it. But every so often, there just isn’t enough of a market share to warrant… well… a market… for something. Sometimes the 16 people that would buy a specific one-off car or truck don’t really justify the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars invested in researching and developing such a niche automobile. Perhaps, those 16 people would more than likely be okay finding something else, if their ideal car or truck was not available.

Anti-Lock Brake Actuator Pumps Force Nissan Recalls

On: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 11:12AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Anti-Lock Brake Actuator Pumps Force Nissan Recalls test 1-1

When you finally decide on a new car to purchase, it is a wonderful day. The feeling of going to the dealership with a clear sense of what you want, what you’re willing to pay, and what you’re willing to walk away from if necessary is very empowering and in a way, helps you become a bit better of a functioning adult. You finally get your new keys in your hand and drive off the lot, and you don’t have a care in the world except for how far out in the work parking lot you’re going to have to leave your car in order to preserve the brand new clear-coat.