BITS, BIKES, BRIDGES, AND BEYOND!

REVIEW—The original release of Tron was like nothing else. This was far beyond the comprehension of so many, with words like the “Grid”. But now pretty much everyone has a computer and I think Osama buried deep in cave somewhere most likely has online access. So, Tron Legacy connects with the majority right? Well, maybe…

TOYOTA TAKES THE “SIGH, YAWN” OUT OF SCION

AUTO REVIEW—It started life as Toyota’s youth division, but Scion was starting to look like “sigh, yawn.” The tC, in particular, was getting a reputation as (in Governator lingo) a girlie man car. So, Toyota decided it would inject some testosterone into the second-generation tC. The result is the all new 2011 Scion tC.

DARTH VADER, YOUR COUPE HAS ARRIVED

HOT WIRE—Audi aims to continue its string of victories at the Le Mans 24 Hours with its new R18. Since its debut in 1999, the brand with the Four Rings has won the world’s most important endurance race nine times with its R8, R10 TDI and R15 TDI models—a feat equaled only by Ferrari. With the new Darth Vader-like R18, Audi is aiming for its tenth Le Mans success in 2011. For the first time since 1999, Audi will contest Le Mans with a closed coupe.

AN AMERICAN JETTA FROM WOLFSBURG

AUTO REVIEW—As part of its effort toward world domination, Volkswagen introduces a new Jetta for the American market—one that’s less European and more along the lines of what Toyota does with its Corolla and Honda with its Civic—only roomier. Is this a good thing? People buy Volkswagens because they’re not like your typical Corollas and Civics. VWs are cars with character. They march to the beat of a different drummer—and so do its customers. Or do they?

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