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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Roll up for the Magical Minivan Tour.

Because it's been forever since we all went away together, I recently proposed to the nuclear Kitman clan that Oxymoron Hall of Fame first balloter, a European summer vacation for the whole family.
| Sep 25, 2012
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By Design

Chevrolet Impala

Who'd have thought, after all this time?
| Sep 17, 2012
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Dyer Consequences

Going Postal

Thanks to posts from my Automobile Magazine-reading Facebook friends, I'm aware that the readership of this magazine is politically divided.
| Sep 10, 2012
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Dyer Consequences

Roadside Attractions

At no point in my life have I ever thought, "Man, I just have to own an AMC-era Jeep that gets 11 mpg."
| Aug 31, 2012
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Vile Gossip

Good-bye to 120 East Liberty

(Just when I cleaned my office.)
| Aug 24, 2012
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Rich Brand, Poor Brand

Off to Santa Barbara, where BMW has summoned us to sample the new M6 convertible and the 640i Gran Coupe, equally ample and freshly misnamed -- being a four-door and not a coupe, which by popular perception, if not strict definition, has only two doors.
| Aug 15, 2012
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Dyer Consequences

I Am Legend

Driving Legend cars is as easy as arm-wrestling an octopus. While skydiving.
| Aug 06, 2012
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Mazda 2012

Don't Let The Zoom Zoom Go Boom Boom.
| Jul 31, 2012
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Vile Gossip

Godspeed, Ol' Shel

What I would like to read right now is a classic David E. Davis, Jr., obituary on his old friend, Carroll Shelby, who died two weeks before this issue went to press.
| Jul 24, 2012
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By Design

Kia Cee'd

Incredibly dumb name, surprisingly good design.
| Jul 09, 2012
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Vile Gossip

A Carbon-Fiber Tale When Bondo Was Still King

The first carbon-fiber monocoque in Formula 1 racing debuted in the 1981 McLaren MP4/1, designed by the brilliant John Barnard.
| Jun 28, 2012
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By Design

Infiniti Emerg-E

A little less busy, a whole lot better.
| Jun 11, 2012
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Vile Gossip

Hitting the Lawn Concours season is open.

The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance has blossomed over seventeen years to the unimaginable point where its growth must be managed to protect its standing as our favorite place to bask in the aura of automotive love.
| May 23, 2012
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Snow And Ice: Teach Your Children

I remember too well my first winter driving disaster, sliding the nearly new parental Saab 99LE sideways through a stop sign at the bottom of our hill and across a major truck thoroughfare.
| May 22, 2012
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Dyer Consequences

Large and in Charge

I'll be the first to admit that I don't pay nearly enough attention to Class 6 medium-duty electric trucks.
| May 21, 2012

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