FCA's Mopar Madness and the Descent into Mopar Murder

02.06.2016

What the bottomless demand for trucks and truck-identified cars means for FCA.

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Here Comes the Rolls Royce Dawn: Make Way, Peasants!

12.31.2015

A Car Talk blogger reviews the new Rolls Royce Dawn. "Nothing exceeds like excess!"

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It's a Small World After All!

10.28.2015

The world’s carmakers, it turns out, have the long-range vision and ethical integrity of a roving band of rabid raccoons and the bad news keeps on rolling. Like American carmakers, and Japanese ones, Volkswagen has important friends in high places.

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Review: Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

10.02.2015

(Alternate Title: Let's Take a Break from Car Company Scandals For a Second and Actually Talk About Some Cars.)

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How Green Was My Volkswagen

09.25.2015

How would it feel to eat a meal 40 times larger -- or drink a beer forty times bigger -- than what you’d ordered or what doctors, scientists and government regulators recommended? And then to realize you've been tricked into doing it?

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The Blue Tec Blues

09.19.2015

What can you say of the shocking news that Volkswagen devised – and, then, even more embarrassingly, employed – a super-sneaky software hack to make it appear to U.S. government regulators that 482,000 diesel engines it sold here were less polluting than they actually were?

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Book Review - Elgin Park: Visual Memories of Midcentury America at 1/24th Scale

09.09.2015

Jamie Lincoln Kitman reviews Elgin Park: Visual Memories of Midcentury America at 1/24th Scale by Michael Paul Smith and Gail K. Ellison.

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A Gallery of Swellery: Pebble Beach Edition

08.24.2015

We’ve long admired the work of California-based photographer George Saitas. Some of his jaw-droppingly beautiful photography of Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, right here.

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Ejector Seat? Check. Rotating License Plates? Check.

08.18.2015

Jamie Kitman and a 1/3 scale Aston Martin DB5 model with all the classic James Bond features.

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E-Golf Revisited: 2200 Miles Later

07.16.2015

Has the e-Golf managed to win over a skeptic? Jamie Kitman checks in 2200 miles later.

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The E-Golf Test Drive

05.27.2015

"Nor should we forget that whatever the naysayers might think, moving emissions to a remote location that’s not directly in another motorist’s face is a signal good and positive courtesy in its own right.

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Test Drives: The Dymaxion Car

04.27.2015

Jamie Kitman test drives a replica of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion car. "Having now driven this stunning recreation, I am stunned. At how bad it is."

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Driving While Rich?

03.31.2015

Does being rich make you a less courteous motorist? The science is still out, so we decided to put this question to the test--by sending our blogger out in an obscenely priced (and festively-hued) Bentley GT V8 S.

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Apple Pie by the Gross: The Ford F-150

03.12.2015

Kitman on the new Ford F-150? "...positively military war bird from some angles... belligerent as Dick Cheney after a three-martini lunch on a day when his moon is in the wrong house and Act Up demonstrators are noisily crashing his high-paid speaking event." More, here. 

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Bob Simon: A Tragic and Possibly Preventable Loss

02.13.2015

Bob Simon’s loss will be keenly felt. Yet, there is another part of the story about this exemplary journalist’s life and its sudden, end that has emerged and with all respect to the man and his memory, it is this aspect upon which we should also now focus: according to New York City police, Sim

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