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"Bikes vs. Cars": A Film That Fights the Tyranny of the Tailpipe

In Toronto, a biker or pedestrian is hit in traffic every three hours; someone is killed every seven hours. Los Angeles and São Paulo, Brazil are no better, but Copenhagen is paradise for two wheelers, the new movie says.
FCA Alfa Romeo 4C

Review: Alfa Romeo 4C Spider


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

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

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


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

Fast Times in the All-New Mazda Miata

The fourth-generation MX-5 is a return to basics, with reduced weight (and a smaller-displacement) but more power and lots of go-for-it gutsiness. 
Bosch charger for the Volkswagen e-Golf

E-Golf Revisited: 2200 Miles Later


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

Review of the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

The E-Golf Test Drive


"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. To test this proposition, ask yourself: would I, riding on an airplane, like to be sitting next to the guy who’s cutting mega-farts or at the other end of the cabin? I rest my case."

Apple Pie by the Gross: The Ford F-150


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. 

Automotive PR man Jason Vines autobiography

What Did Jesus Drive?


From Car Talk's Department of Literature, Jamie Lincoln Kitman reviews "What Did Jesus Drive?" by Jason Vines. 

Electric cars from Volkswagen

I Sing the Golf Electric. And the New GTi, Too.


The Volkswagen Golf, neé Rabbit, turns the big 4-0 in the United States and VW is marking the occasion with the launch of a series of Golfs manufactured in its new Mexican plant. Some are roomier, somer are cheaper...and some are even electric.

McLaren 650S

McLaren Reboot


McLaren aims to rebound from the disastrous sales it posted of 2011's MP4-12C with that car's newer, prettier, more talented sibling, the 650S. Jamie Kitman reports from the 2014 NAIAS.


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