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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

  • 2019 New and Future Cars: Volvo V60
    by esegura on August 14, 2018 at 10:00 am

    By Volvo’s own assertion, the 2019 V60 wagon represents the company’s core. Treated to a complete rethink, the all-new wagon is sleek and sexy with clear inspiration from the V90. That sporty styling is more than skin deep, with a new emphasis on chassis dynamics, giving the car better turn-in and a fun-to-drive feel that... The post 2019 New and Future Cars: Volvo V60 appeared first on Automobile Magazine. […]

  • 2019 New and Future Cars: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas...
    by esegura on August 14, 2018 at 12:00 am

    The Cross Sport is a two-row version of the family-friendly Atlas, as shown at the 2018 New York auto show as a “near-production” concept car. The low fastback roofline works well with the blocky front end, making it look stylish and sexy without rendering the back seat useless. The Cross Sport’s wheelbase is the same... The post 2019 New and Future Cars: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport appeared first on Automobile Magazine. […]

  • 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban Premier Plus...
    by Alex Nishimoto on August 13, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    In a world where it’s becoming increasingly common for automakers to use turbocharged six-cylinders, we appreciate Chevrolet continuing to offer the Tahoe and Suburban with a 5.3-liter V-8. That said, we’re also quick to admit the 6.2-liter is a more desirable engine. In the Tahoe RST Performance Edition, for example, it gets you an extra 65 hp... The post 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban Premier Plus Special Editions Get 6.2L V-8 Power appeared first on Automobile Magazine. […]

  • Quick Take: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL 4Motion
    by brehbock on August 13, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    SEATTLE, Washington — The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL 4Motion occupies a liminal space, as does the site of my testing: the Seattle and Tacoma regions of Washington. VW’s biggest-ever vehicle straddles the threshold of family haulers and full-blown utes with its muscular styling and terrain-selection knob. This area of the Pacific Northwest (PNW) is a... The post Quick Take: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL 4Motion appeared first on Automobile Magazine. […]

  • Ford’s Upcoming Baby Bronco Will be...
    by Alex Nishimoto on August 13, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    We’re certainly looking forward to driving the reborn Ford Bronco, but we have to admit there’s another Ford SUV that has our attention as well. It’s the Escape-sized SUV announced back in March that may or may not be built for actual off-roading. Details on this “baby Bronco” (teased in the above image) have been scarce... The post Ford’s Upcoming Baby Bronco Will be Focus-Based: Report appeared first on Automobile Magazine. […]


  • How to get the best possible gas mileage
    by Jordan Golson on August 13, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Technology The price of gas is creeping up, here's how to cut your bill. Save cash and gas by understanding your ride. […]

  • The EPA's twisted logic argues against...
    by Jennifer Lu on August 3, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Environment A new proposal wants to cut fuel efficiency standards, and it's going after California to do it. If you'd like to buy a more fuel-efficient car or pickup truck after 2020, think again. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmenta […]

  • Aston Martin used 3D scanning and modern...
    by Stan Horaczek on July 11, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Cars The British automaker worked out some of the kinks when it reissued its classic coupe. In the early 1960s, Aston Martin built just 75 of its dapper DB4GT racecars. In recreating it, the British automaker worked out some of the kinks of its classic coupe. […]

  • This is Jaguar's first real attempt to take on...
    by Eric Adams on July 3, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Cars New I-Pace is a breakthrough achievement—and a hell of a fun car. This quiet beast provides astonishingly brisk acceleration (4.5 seconds to 60 mph), a fierce 400 horsepower, and stuck-to-your seat 512 pound-feet of immediately […]

  • In photos: A car's journey from trash heap to...
    by Rob Verger on June 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Cars Watch junkyard cars get new life as engine blocks. Photography by Stephen Mallon. Like people, cars die. But they won't be buried. U.S. scrappers recycle some 13 million autos each year. Shred, melt, repeat: Here's how wrecked cars become new […]


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