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DANCING WITH THE STARS
2015 Mazda3 S 5-Door Grand Touring

AUTO REVIEW—Editor-at-Large Doug Stokes gives the Mazda3 5-Door Grand Touring a 10 out of 10 in the category of…Dance. That puts it in some pretty star-studded territory—except that the Mazda can be had for just a tad more than the proverbial plug nickel. It’s all about the balance. Stokes explains why this one can dance with the stars.

PICTURES
at the Long Beach Grand Prix Exhibitions

GALLERY—The 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach came and went, but the images are indelibly etched. Editor John Grafman took it all in—the whole Grand Prix enchilada. We pick 46 of his indelible images to showcase what happened during Grand Prix weekend in Long Beach, California during April of 2015.

TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
A Glamorous Parade

LA CAR REPORT—A parade. It’s what you never want in a race, but that’s what happened Sunday in Long Beach in a race that had just one caution period. The lead was swapped at the beginning and five times altogether amongst four drivers. And the whole thing took just an hour and 37 minutes, almost unheard of for Long Beach. The race has only run caution-free three times in its history, the last time in 1989. Brian Kennedy reports.

TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
The road to the Indy Lights

LA CAR REPORT—A driver doesn’t just show up and strap into the big, heavy, powerful, and beautiful thing that is a modern IndyCar. He, or she, works up to it. So how do you get onto the road to Indy? By taking the “Road to Indy”. So how do you get onto the road to Indy? That’s the story behind the Indy Lights and this year’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Brian Kennedy reports.

THE BIG FIVE 0
2015 Ford Mustang GT 50 Year Edition

AUTO REVIEW—It’s not just the new 5.0 motor we’re talking about. This year marks 50 years since the original Ford Mustang. For its golden anniversary, Ford has produced an all-new Mustang—one with four-wheel independent suspension, and an available turbocharged four to supplement the familiar base V6 and premium V8. Senior Contributing Editor Harvey Schwartz reports on the 2015 Ford Mustang GT 50 Year Edition—an eight banger with all the trimmings.

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