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Drama On The High Dunes

When a big brand drops a particularly outlandish offering on the public, we’re always treated to a bombastic release in the blogosphere. Mercedes-Benz, however, has taken presentation-drama to a whole new level with the psych-up video they’be just dropped, featuring the new G63 AMG 6X6, which I actually caught on the YouTube channel of Russian…

Hate Cars? I Finally Understand.

Few adore their means of conveyance the way I do. Most people don’t lovingly detail their car’s interior every week, powerwash road salt off their undercarriage all winter, or require maintenance only be completed by themselves or overpriced brand-specific specialists. That’s because while I treat my cars, trucks, and motorcycles like pets, others chose to treat them…

Sydney emerges from the '13 Focus

Driven: 2013 Ford Focus Five Door

I raised an eyebrow in suspicion as I scrolled through the rental car options for a Gulf Coast SCUBA expedition I was planning for Christmas 2012. You had to be 30 to qualify for the 911 and the Mustang Convertible could only be had in a V6, so I was left with no logical option but to…

So Many Redneck Clichés…

…that I could never think of one to adequately surmise my reaction to this hunting-camo’ed Jeep Grand Cherokee. I spotted this monstah at an auto auction over the Summer and completely forgot to share it with the world.  Thank god I came across the photos while deleting the “old junk” out of my phone’s camera roll, this…

Survivor: 1985 Toyota Corolla

How?  Why? …and hundreds of ancillary questions popped into my head when I saw this 1985 Toyota Corolla, in what appears to be damn good condition, sitting on an auction lot with less than fifty thousand miles on the clock. Yes, it started and ran just fine.  Though the engine block was coated in a…

That One Time Snow Tires Might Have Been Useful

People in Boston love to complain about winter driving.  In preparation of fording foul weather they buy 4WD and AWD cars in droves, touting their dependability when they have to brave school-canceling conditions to get to Blockbuster or the grocery store. But let’s be real guys, were the streets of the greater Boston area ever so…

Guilty Pleasure: Cadillac SRX

Until the CTS Coupe arrived a few years ago, Cadillac products from the late 70′s to present day carried little to no cache with most auto enthusiasts. You don’t see anybody modifying Cateras, and there’s nothing collectable about an Escalade. And yet their angular early 00′s crossover known as the SRX has caught my fancy and…

Toyota Scion FR-S Gauge Cluster

Driven: Toyota Scion FR-S

At the end of last fall, I was lucky enough to get some seat time in one of those pokey little Toyotas everyone got so excited about when they arrived on the public stage twelve months ago. Why didn’t I write it up then, like a real journalist?  I think that question just answered itself.…

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Aston Martin Vanquish: Revealed for 2013

Aston Martin has revived what may be one of the coolest pieces of nomenclature to exist in the world of automobilia. Yes, the Vanquish has returned to AM’s lineup. “Vanquish” …a word at once elegant and aggressive.  Exactly what Aston’s team was going for when they slapped the badge on this coupe; a vehicle they’re billing as…

Mercedes Geländewagen: A New Mania?

Merc’s internationally-prevalent off roader known as the G-Class, G-Wagen, or “Geländewagen” to traditionalists has carried pretty much the same look since it’s design was suggested to Mercedes by the Shah of Iran in 1979. Oh yes, I had to cross-check that Wikipedia entry with the boys over at TopGear.com… but I have verified that is…