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Do I need a car to visit California?

Visiting California without a car… Is that really doable? Contrary to popular belief, for a young couple visiting from Europe, it turned out to be a breeze.

Visiting California without a car… Is that really doable? Contrary to popular belief, for a young couple visiting from Europe, it turned out to be a breeze.

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The Best of the Best

LACar BOOK REVIEW: “JIM CLARK – The Best Of The Best” By David Tremayne Review by Doug Stokes Jim Clark, a Scots farmer from Duns, Scottish Borders, and Berwickshire is…

LACar BOOK REVIEW: “JIM CLARK – The Best Of The Best”
By David Tremayne

Review by Doug Stokes

Jim Clark, a Scots farmer from Duns, Scottish Borders, and Berwickshire is considered by everyone who ever saw him drive a car in competition to be one of racing’s very best ever. He won two Formula 1 World Driving Championships, was the 1964 British Touring Car Champion, and won the 1965 Indianapolis 500. 

Clark raced in hundreds of sports and formula car races and was triumphant in more than half of all of the races he drove in regardless of the type of car or the venue. Jim Clark almost seemed to have some sort of magical power over his mounts.

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Your Basic Car Report: Ford Ecosport Titanium FWD – A Short Take On A Long Drive (On Three Cylinders)

Story by Doug Stokes Photographs by Doug Stokes … Here’s the deal, we asked our friends at Ford for a small cross-over type vehicle to road test over a five-day…

Story by Doug Stokes
Photographs by Doug Stokes

… Here’s the deal, we asked our friends at Ford for a small cross-over type vehicle to road test over a five-day family journey up to the cool blue beauty of Lake Tahoe.

The Blue Oval people kindly loaned us a “Lightning Blue” Ecosport with the new 1-liter EcoBoost engine … We then loaded it up with a load of personal survival gear which included nine or ten complete changes of wardrobe, eleven jackets and four vests of varying density, and a pair of shoes for just about every imaginable occasion (and some for just in case).  All in all there was enough gear aboard for close to a two month tour and that included our two dogs, and (very) heavy ice chest*.  The above all stowed aboard, we set out for the cool country.

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The Big Orange Comes To Town

Orange County International Auto Show The Orange County International Auto Show is the first one of the season and one of the shorter shows, this year taking place over a…

Orange County International Auto Show

The Orange County International Auto Show is the first one of the season and one of the shorter shows, this year taking place over a long weekend in early October. Replete with interactive displays and brimming with new car excitement; the OC event also featured a slew of actual test drives for the more motivated show visitors.

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The Terrain’s Domain is Mainly on the Plain

2019 GMC Terrain Denali AWD We don’t mean any disrespect to the GMC Terrain’s Professional Grade credentials. It does offer a great all-wheel drive system. The low-end torque of its…

2019 GMC Terrain Denali AWD

We don’t mean any disrespect to the GMC Terrain’s Professional Grade credentials. It does offer a great all-wheel drive system. The low-end torque of its 2.0T, coupled with its nine-speed auto and Traction Select System, will pull it smartly up some very challenging hills. It’s SUV license is not under danger of being revoked. BUT where the new GMC Terrain really shines is on the straight and narrow. Forget about the safari. Maneuvering the asphalt jungles of So Cal is this vehicle’s forte. The new Terrain’s ride and handling rival that of some near-luxury sedans of yesteryear.

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New California HOV sticker applications to roll out in October

The DMV will begin mailing partially completed applications for the new California HOV lane sticker after October 1, 2018 to all those who obtained their green or white stickers on…

The DMV will begin mailing partially completed applications for the new California HOV lane sticker after October 1, 2018 to all those who obtained their green or white stickers on or after January 1, 2017, according to California’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Mitsubishi morphs the Eclipse into the Eclipse Cross

In this world, it is said that nothing can be certain, except death, taxes and more SUVs.

In this world, it is said that nothing can be certain, except death, taxes and more SUVs.

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