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Moment of Zenlea

My First Car

The great thing about first cars is that almost everyone's had one.
Dec 11, 2013
Motor City Blogman

Barra and Reuss: A New Leadership Team for a New General Motors

General Motors’ independence, its shedding of the “Government Motors” epithet, seemed like a long way off when I was attending the frequent press conferences in Detroit’s Renaissance Center in 2009.
Dec 10, 2013
2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3

My Thoughts on the Next Mazdaspeed 3

I have some strong opinions on Mazda’s next hot hatch.
Dec 05, 2013
Vettel 2014 Infiniti Q50

Navigating Electronic Steering

Even Sebastian Vettel thought the steer-by-wire system in the 2014Q50 wasn’t quite right.
Dec 05, 2013
paul walker

A Goodbye to Paul Walker

Here I am, watching The Fast and the Furious for the thousandth time, feeling a little lost.
Dec 02, 2013
Nissan IDx Nismo Concept
Motor City Blogman

Slouching Toward Tokyo

The 43rd edition of the Tokyo Motor Show took one more step toward becoming a local event.
Nov 22, 2013
volkswagen golf gtd

Driving the New VW Golf a Half-Year Before Its U.S. Premier

Sampling three flavors of VW Golf in England.
Nov 21, 2013
Vettel 2014 Infiniti Q50
Moment of Zenlea

The Street Car/Racing Car Schism

Why I don’t care whether Sebastian Vettel has tuned my steering.
Nov 20, 2013
mercedes benz concept s class coupe

Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe

The Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe is big.
Nov 18, 2013

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