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CAT SCRATCH FEVER
2017 Jaguar XE 3.5t Supercharged AWD Prestige

AUTO REVIEW—The new Jaguar XE 3.0 supercharged all-wheel drive compact luxury sport segment sets its sights on the German competition with unique styling, power, performance, luxury, connectivity and safety. The compact sedan is a great fun ride with plenty of power, performance through its AWD and lightweight chassis systems, luxury appointed interior, state-of-the-art connectivity and safety. Harvey Schwartz reports.

GOING ELECTRIC
10 things you’ll want to know about Chevy’s new Bolt EV

AUTO REVIEW— Every few years, a car comes along that garners the buzz from the world of automobilia. Among the green car enthusiasts, the second-generation Prius had this distinction. During the height of the recent economic recession, the Chevy Volt had the political pundits all in a buzz. This year, it’s Chevy again, with the Bolt EV. The car combines two attributes heretofore unavailable in a pure electric car: affordability and long range. Here are 10 things we think you’ll want to know about the new Bolt EV. Roy Nakano reports.

I KISSED ISKY
Ed Iskenderian and the History of Hot Rodding

Many of those who are steeped in the knowledge of fast cars from the post-war west coast (and primarily the LA area) probably would want to rewrite this book’s title as: “Ed Iskenderian IS the History of Hot Rod”. And they’d be very, very close. Doug Stokes reports.

LITTLE CARS, BIG SHOW
Old Town Upland rolls with the Southwest Unique Little Car Show

GALLERY—37 years ago, it was called the Weird Little Car Show by micro car aficionados in Arizona. Since then, the name has changed (to the Southwest Unique Little Car Show), and venue has been hopping all over the Southwest. The April 2017 show was in Old Town Upland, California—surely one of the best venues for the event. LA Car went down to Upland with a tiny Fiat 500e to partake in the big show.

A VIEW FROM THE SKYBOX
Or how creating the 20th anniversary poster landed me a pass to the best seat in the house

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Motorsports artist Hector Cademartori has been commissioned by Auto Club Speedway to design and paint many of the official NASCAR and IndyCar event posters and other projects for some 15 years now… This time his work led to a seat in the ACS President’s Suite for the race.

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