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We obsessively covered the 2014 Monterey Car Week

Filed under: Concept Cars, Motorsports, Classics, Auctions, Misc. Auto Shows, Design/Style With each passing year, things just get more and more interesting at the annual Monterey Car Week. As we’ve seen yet again, it’s not just about the historic automobiles anymore – new vehicles certainly have big presences at the various events. Beyond that, with [...]

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Ferrari 250 Testa Rossas assemble by the shore at Pebble Beach

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Convertible, Performance, Misc. Auto Shows, Ferrari, Design/Style, Racing Seeing one Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many people because so few exist, and those that do generally trade hands for tens of millions of dollars. At this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, there are 20 of these [...]

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Lincoln putting perfume on its sales

Filed under: Car Buying, Etc., Marketing/Advertising, Lincoln, Design/Style, Luxury Lincoln has a scent. But unlike those from Mustang, Lamborghini or even Shark by Tara, you can’t buy it and you have to visit a Lincoln dealership to inhale its notes of jasmine hedione, mate tea leaves and tonka beans. Essence of Lincoln – that’s what [...]

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Confederate Motorcycles launches X132 Hellcat Speedster

Filed under: Performance, Motorcycle, Specialty, Design/Style Confederate Motorcycles and its brand of V-twin-powered streetfigher motorcycles are nothing if not unique in the world of production machinery. See last year’s X132 Hellcat or the slightly more recent C2 P-51 Fighter, which has yet to be unveiled in production guise, as examples. Combining a supremely torque-rich engine, [...]

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2014 Quail Motorsports Gathering amazes with beauty from every era

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Performance, Supercars, Design/Style, Luxury, Racing If you love cars and motorcycles from past and present, then the Quail might be a little slice of heaven for you. This garden party is set on a golf course during the weekend of automotive events in Monterey, headlined by the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, [...]

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2015 Cadillac Escalade gets 8-speed auto, range-topping Platinum Collection trim

Filed under: SUV, Cadillac, Design/Style, Luxury The redesigned 2015 Cadillac Escalade is still quite fresh on the market, but the luxury brand has a host of mid-model-year updates for its massive luxury SUV that should make it an even better driver. The range-topping Platinum Collection (pictured above) is also all set to ensconce drivers in [...]

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Dodge Durango gets the Blacktop treatment

Filed under: SUV, Dodge, Design/Style The Dodge Durango is getting a meaner, more aggressive look as it becomes the latest model from the brand to wear the Blacktop Appearance Package. The upgrades are strictly cosmetic, but they lend the SUV a more assertive demeanor that some buyers like. Available on the SXT, Limited and R/T [...]

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BMW X4 reclaims dash of utility with Clemson student project [w/videos]

Filed under: Aftermarket, Concept Cars, Truck, Videos, Crossover, BMW, Design/Style BMW seems willing to exploit every automotive niche it can find with creations like the four-door, ‘crossover coupe’ X4 and X6. Of course, these designs come with a compromise. That svelte fastback means that they just can’t haul as much cargo as a more traditional, [...]

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Mercedes S600 Pullman revealed in patent photos

Filed under: Sedan, Mercedes-Benz, Design/Style, Luxury Attention heads of state and other potentates: your next car is here. Patent photos for the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman have leaked online showing the ultimate interpretation of Merc’s S-Class range. If you just looked at the Pullman dead-on from the front or rear, you might not notice too [...]

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Here’s why our Lexus NX is uglier than the rest of the world’s

Filed under: Hybrid, Government/Legal, Crossover, Lexus, Design/Style, Luxury Take a good look at the image above. That’s the US-market Lexus NX 300h, and it looks, well… distinctive. Although the entire NX crossover sports styling that could certainly be described as controversial, it’s the front end of the ‘ute that seems to draw most of the [...]

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Here’s why our Lexus NX is uglier than the rest of the world’s

Filed under: Hybrid, Government/Legal, Crossover, Lexus, Design/Style, Luxury Take a good look at the image above. That’s the US-market Lexus NX 300h, and it looks, well… distinctive. Although the entire NX crossover sports styling that could certainly be described as controversial, it’s the front end of the ‘ute that seems to draw most of the [...]

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How the ‘unpretentious beauty’ of ‘flyover states’ will influence your next car color

Filed under: Design/Style Chemical giant BASF is getting mighty philosophical in its 2014 report Under the Radar, predicting the popular automotive colors of the 2018 model year. The company believes that the US is embracing “the unpretentious beauty of the ‘flyover states,” and the country is also returning to normalcy after the hard recessions. “Noting [...]

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Icon Helios streamliner with Tesla bones is a dream from which we don’t want to wake

Filed under: Concept Cars, Classics, Coupe, Tesla, Design/Style, Electric When it comes to truly, genuinely interesting automotive design and craftsmanship, Icon is one of the finest outfits in the game. We’ve covered the company and its founder, Jonathan Ward, in the past, and have remarked on just how fully and intricately done the automotive art [...]

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