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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

By The Time I Get To Oxnard

While many old-car buffs limit use of their elder rides to car shows, weddings, and high holy days, I have long been an advocate of using venerable machinery for actual transportation.
| Aug 12, 2013
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

The All-Star Police Car

If it were up to me, I'd nominate the current Dodge Charger for induction into the Police Car Hall of Fame.
| Aug 05, 2013
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Dyer Consequences

King Of The Hill

A few months ago at the New York International Auto Show, I had lunch with Spyker CEO Victor Muller and his new chief commercial officer, John Walton, the former boss of Aston Martin North America.
| Jul 29, 2013
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Dyer Consequences

Gator Wrangler

For me, major childhood milestones were defined by the various wheeled conveyances that served as placeholders until the day I got my driver's license.
| Jul 24, 2013
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Dyer Consequences

Crash Course

Safety features normally don't get a lot of play in car reviews, for the simple reason that crumple zones and seatbelt pretensioners tend to induce extreme boredom.
| Jul 08, 2013
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Noise, Vibration and Harshness Toward A Unified Theory Of Old-Car Ownership.

When I tell you there are institutions out there that will lend you money to buy old cars just as readily as ordinary banks cough up cash to help you buy new ones, I expect a few of you may suddenly find yourselves ready, willing, and enabled to do what you otherwise might not have done.
| Jun 11, 2013
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By Design

Rolls-Royce Wraith

Stretching the limits.
| Jun 10, 2013
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Dyer Consequences

Absolute Power

If you were to chart new-car horsepower over the past ten years, the graph would look like the one for Lindsay Lohan arrests: flat, flat, climbing a bit, and then suddenly skyrocketing toward vertical.
| Jun 03, 2013
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Vile Gossip

The Car Chase

Eternally fascinating to boys of all ages.
| Jun 03, 2013
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By Design

Ferrari LaFerrari

Terrific. But what'll they do for an encore?
| May 28, 2013
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The Second-Best Job Ever

Being a crash-test dummy.
| May 21, 2013
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

The Slightly Eco Supercar: LaFerrari Versus P1

Thousands thronged the Ferrari stand at Geneva’s motor show for the debut of the machine called simply, and not a little curiously, LaFerrari.
| May 20, 2013
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Dyer Consequences

Do It Yourself. Or Maybe Don't.

In my line of work, I'm constantly reminded of my mechanical ignorance.
| Apr 29, 2013

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