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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

  • 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback First Look: Style Plus...
    by brehbock on September 26, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Sportback fever is alive and well over at Audi. While we’re still not totally on board with SUVs touting sloped rooflines, we can at least appreciate that Audi calls these models “Sportbacks” rather than crossover-coupes. Meet the 2021 Q5 Sportback, the latest addition to Audi’s lineup. 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback: What’s Changed Audi has kept... The post 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback First Look: Style Plus Substance? appeared first on Automobile Magazine.

  • Ford’s Power Stroke Concept Truck Is the...
    by Greg Fink on September 25, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Ford’s blobular 1995 Explorer was still nearly a year out in 1994, but the Blue Oval’s Power Stroke concept pickup gave clues to the company’s styling directive for the cars, trucks, and SUVs it planned to sell to consumers throughout the latter half of the 1990s. Besides showcasing the brand’s forthcoming design language, the Power... The post Ford’s Power Stroke Concept Truck Is the Epitome of ’90s Americana appeared first on Automobile Magazine.

  • Ferrari Omologata Is a One-Off 812 Superfast With...
    by Alex Kierstein on September 25, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Buying a new Ferrari is obviously a special experience, but there are always well-heeled folks who think even ticking all the option boxes or selecting a unique paint color aren’t enough to set their car apart from other buyers’. Because of this, bespoke bodywork has become a big business, albeit not in terms of volume... The post Ferrari Omologata Is a One-Off 812 Superfast With Retro Touches appeared first on Automobile Magazine.

  • Porsche Carrera Cup Series Announced for North...
    by cgolden on September 25, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    After three decades hosting Porsche-on-Porsche excellence elsewhere, the vaunted Porsche Carrera Cup series comes to North America for the 2021 motorsports season. Not to be confused with the existing GT3 Cup Challenge run in both the States and in Canada, this is seen as the next level in the wide array of one-make Porsche spec-series... The post Porsche Carrera Cup Series Announced for North America for 2021 appeared first on Automobile Magazine.

  • Adios, GOAT: Say Goodbye to One of the Greatest...
    by brehbock on September 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    LOS ANGELES–The eighth-generation Volkswagen GTI has already been shown, and we’re anxiously awaiting our first chance to check it out in person. But since the new GTI isn’t here in the U.S. just yet, we decided to take one last crack at the outgoing version of Volkswagen’s venerable hot hatch to bide the time. After... The post Adios, GOAT: Say Goodbye to One of the Greatest Generations of Volkswagen GTI appeared first on Automobile Magazine.


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