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  • Start your engines! (5/26/2017) - It’s that time of year again. This isn’t just a long Memorial Day weekend — it is also time for the 101’st running of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing! In honor of this I thought it would be fun to see if there are any 360° YouTube videos that give a sense of what it’s … Continue reading Start your engines!
  • Start your engines! (5/27/2018) - Postscript (May 28, 2018) The 102nd running of the Indy 500 has come and gone. It definitely wasn’t the most exciting race in history. Still, it was the Indy 500, so it can only be so boring. Here’s a clip that recaps the whole race in all of its glory in just three and a … Continue reading Start your engines!
  • When cars fly… (3/8/2018) - The Geneva International Motor Show is going on now, so watch for the latest and greatest cars to be in the news for the next few weeks. Of all the cool new cars this year, the PAL-V Liberty is getting more buzz than most of the others, and that’s because it can fly! Yes, that’s … Continue reading When cars fly…

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automobile : of, relating to, or concerned with self-propelled vehicles or machines (typically on land) — Webster

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Car is a wheeled, self-powered motor vehicle used for transportation and a product of the automotive industry. Most definitions of the term specify that cars are designed to run primarily on roads, to have seating for one to eight people, to typically have four wheels with tires, and to be constructed principally for the transport of people rather than goods. The year 1886 is regarded as the birth year of the modern car. In that year, German inventor Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen. Cars did not become widely available until the early 20th century. One of the first cars that was accessible to the masses was the 1908 Model T, an American car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. Cars were rapidly adopted in the United States of America, where they replaced animal-drawn carriages and carts, but took much longer to be accepted in Western Europe and other parts of the world. — Wikipedia

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Automobile Magazine No Boring Cars! | Reviews, Auto Shows, Lifestyle

  • 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan is Lower, Broader, and...
    by etahaney on November 17, 2018 at 3:01 am

    When we last tested a Toyota Corolla, we found it slow and outdated. It wasn’t a bad car, though. Just badly in need of a redesign. Well, the long-awaited redesign is finally here, and we have to say, we like what we see. If you’re interested in the 2020 Toyota Corolla when it goes on sale... The post 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan is Lower, Broader, and Wider appeared first on Automobile Magazine. […]

  • McCormick’s 65th Annual Palm Springs Classic...
    by esegura on November 16, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    PALM SPRINGS, California — There is no cooler way to jump-start the weekend than by browsing a parking lot filled with cars that most folks can only dream of. I spent Friday morning at day one of McCormick’s 65th Annual Classic Car Auction in the fabulous Palm Springs. This three-day auction in the Sonoran Desert... The post McCormick’s 65th Annual Palm Springs Classic Car Auction appeared first on Automobile Magazine. […]

  • Rennsport Reunion VI as Seen Through Film
    by cgolden on November 16, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    Don’t adjust your monitor—these pictures are supposed to look grainy and washed out. Well, maybe not “supposed to.” The effect is the byproduct of using a double-stroke Leica M3 with a collapsible Summicron 50mm f/2 lens that has been untouched and unserviced since the 1950s. While I was running around Rennsport Reunion VI with my... The post Rennsport Reunion VI as Seen Through Film appeared first on Automobile Magazine. […]

  • Toyota Introduces Avalon and Camry TRD
    by Kelly Pleskot on November 16, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Toyota is expanding its TRD lineup in an unexpected way. The 2020 Toyota Camry TRD will arrive alongside a new Avalon TRD next year, and both will come with significant performance upgrades. The models receive chassis tuning by Toyota Racing Development. Special shock absorbers, thicker underbody braces, and unique coil springs promise better body control... The post Toyota Introduces Avalon and Camry TRD appeared first on Automobile Magazine. […]

  • First Drive: 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition
    by esegura on November 16, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    PUEBLA, Mexico — As I’m writing this, there’s a question lingering in my mind: Why didn’t Volkswagen go out with a bang by creating a truly special homage to the classic Beetle as a way of properly saying auf wiedersehen to one of its most treasured nameplates? Instead, it’s sending the Bug off with a whisper... The post First Drive: 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition appeared first on Automobile Magazine. […]



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