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A COLD WIND BLOWIN’
Spectre intakes give a breath of fresh air

LA CAR REPORT—If you’re looking to improve gas mileage, horsepower and just looking badass, then an air intake is definitely a item you want on your truck to enhance its performance. There are a lot of air intake systems on the market today and some are awesome and give you noticeable performance and some are, well, they look awesome. Which brings us to Spectre Intake Systems, or as they like to be called SPEED BY SPECTRE. Spectre is part of the K&N Engineering family, so you know that you’re getting quality performance here folks. Tom Gomez reports.

THE SOUND OF 34 VOICES SPEAKING
The curious listener’s guide to the Bose Panaray System in the Cadillac CT6

AUTO REVIEW—LACar’s resident audiophiles review the latest and greatest factory sound package from the company started by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, the Bose Panaray Audio System in the Cadillac CT6. With 34 speakers, it’s the mother of Bose car audio—and it comes standard in the top-of-the-line Platinum AWD edition of the Cadillac CT6. Gary Summers, Robert M. Shoji and Roy Nakano report. Photographs by Harvey Schwartz.

STOP ME IF YOU’VE INSTALLED THIS ONE… (With an added commentary on automated common sense)

But the rear brakes … the standard-issue rear drum brakes were tiny, faded flat black bottle caps, so small and spindly that you could just barely make them out hiding behind the Fiesta’s spiffy alloy 5-spoke wheels. My rear brakes were in a word: murky, miniscule, featureless, and (the worst sin of all for a fun runabout) dull … Editor Stokes adds a bit more slowdown to his ride.

Brick City
“How to Build Brick Cars” by Peter Blackert

BOOK REVIEW– If you’re a gear head and a block head, then this is the book for you. Blackert packs in over a dozen unique builds with three intervals of difficulty – Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each build comes with an informative overview of the historical significance of the car, a list of all the Lego pieces you will need (including part number), and step-by-step instructions to make it all come together.

McLAREN
Pioneer. Leader. Father. Champion.

“I’m thinking that this film was more than simply a nostalgic tribute to a young racing driver who started a race car company and all about character, teamwork, respect, and deep friendship. Without that, motor racing is just a bunch of cars making a lot of noise going around in circles and ending up back at the same place an hour or so later (if they’re lucky).” Our editor reviews a racing film that’s about much more than cars.

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