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If Looks Could Sting: 2018 Kia Stinger GT1

Apparently, not all thrill rides are attached to steel tracks in amusement parks. My need for speed is satisfied in spades by the car I’m currently road testing. It’s a spacious,…

Apparently, not all thrill rides are attached to steel tracks in amusement parks. My need for speed is satisfied in spades by the car I’m currently road testing. It’s a spacious, powerful head turner and, believe it or not, it’s a Kia. The 2018 Kia Stinger GT1 is quickly putting a smile on my face. I enjoy driving to begin with but put me in a car with good looks and plenty of power under the hood and I’m a very happy guy.

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Future Perfect – Lexus LC500h

I can usually tell how I’m going to approach a review I feel the moment I schedule the return. When it was time to hand over the keys to the…

I can usually tell how I’m going to approach a review I feel the moment I schedule the return. When it was time to hand over the keys to the handlers of the Lexus LC500h, the feeling was one of pure relief.

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MOVIE/DVD PREVIEW Here’s the DIRT!

This entry in the great LACar journal in the cloud will be more of an “impression” than a full-out review … my own background (and foreground as well) making it…

This entry in the great LACar journal in the cloud will be more of an “impression” than a full-out review … my own background (and foreground as well) making it somewhat difficult to view “DIRT” in any sort of a non-partisan light.

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CLASSIC AUTO SHOW Even the second one’s the charm

Keeping things fresh—it’s a trick that can be difficult. Last year’s Classic Auto Show in LA was fantastic. I went two days in a row, and the second was better…

Keeping things fresh—it’s a trick that can be difficult. Last year’s Classic Auto Show in LA was fantastic. I went two days in a row, and the second was better than the first, as I detailed for LA Car. At the time, I wondered—would it be the same next year? Not that that would invalidate it, but you know the thing that happens. You go once, you go again, and you realize the third time that you’ve done this enough.

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THE LION AND THE LAMBO 14-year old pro racer Steven Aghakhani gets a Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO

More often than not, we all see things at least a little (and sometimes vastly) differently from each another. Our interpretation of colors, sounds, and even our feelings of cars…

More often than not, we all see things at least a little (and sometimes vastly) differently from each another. Our interpretation of colors, sounds, and even our feelings of cars change based on our age, geographic area, and socio-economic background, just to name a few reasons.

Occasionally, stepping out of our comfort zone and delving into the thoughts of others provides some curious insight. In this case, LACar is peering into the mind of one special 14-year old, Steven Aghakhani.

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IRWINDALE IS BACK!

For Immediate Release December 30, 2017: Irwindale, Calif. – – It was announced on Thursday evening that Irwindale Event Center, the home of Irwindale Speedway and Irwindale Drag Strip, will…

For Immediate Release

December 30, 2017: Irwindale, Calif.

– – It was announced on Thursday evening that Irwindale Event Center, the home of Irwindale Speedway and Irwindale Drag Strip, will remain open and in full operation under a new multi-year agreement with a group of motorsports enthusiasts led by Tim Huddleston and Justice Brothers and the property owners.

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MIDNIGHT EXPRESS Chevrolet Tahoe LT Midnight Edition 4X4

“The best thing you can do is to get your ass out of here by catching the Midnight Express.” No, we’re not referring to the Academy Award-winning movie from the…

“The best thing you can do is to get your ass out of here by catching the Midnight Express.” No, we’re not referring to the Academy Award-winning movie from the 1970s. We’re talking about the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe LT Midnight Edition 4X4.

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Tires that Conserve Fuel: That’s How I Roll

by Reed Berry Needless to say, one of the most important safety features on your vehicle is the set of tires on which you ride.

by Reed Berry

Needless to say, one of the most important safety features on your vehicle is the set of tires on which you ride.

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THIS IS HOW WE ADULT 2017.5 Mazda6 Grand Touring

Zoom-zoom. For automotive enthusiasts the name Mazda is synonymous with this catchy tagline. Like some kind of automotive Rorschach test, the words “Zoom-Zoom” conjure up images of red gen-1 Miata’s…

Zoom-zoom. For automotive enthusiasts the name Mazda is synonymous with this catchy tagline. Like some kind of automotive Rorschach test, the words “Zoom-Zoom” conjure up images of red gen-1 Miata’s carving up roads like 1.5:1 scale go-karts.

Besides the Le-Mans winning Renown Mazda 787B, Miata, and RX-7, I have been preoccupied with other marquees for most of my life. However lately anytime anyone – car fan or not – asks me what kind of car they should get in the sedan or SUV category, I immediately include Mazda. In fact, I must sound like a Mazda fanboy as I go on and on to describe the design renaissance that Mazda is undergoing, the beautiful exterior and interior design that cars like the CX-9 feature, and the sporty driving feel that Mazda focuses on.

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