Category: Automotive Reviews

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FASTER

FASTER

How a Jewish driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car beat Hitler’s best..LACar.com QUICK REVIEWFASTERby Neil BascomFormat:HardcoverLanguage:EnglishISBN:1328489876ISBN13:9781328489876Release Date:March 2020Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing CompanyLength:368 PagesWeight:1.50 lbs.Dimensions:1.2″ x 6.0″ x 9.0″ I must admit that I was looking forward to reading Neal Bascomb’s latest literary effort: ‘Faster.’ He is normally a master storyteller with a keen...

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2020 Kia Forte GT – An Affordable Bargain

2020 Kia Forte GT – An Affordable Bargain

With crossovers and SUVs taking over the market with wildly varying prices, affordable sedans seem to be a thing of the past. However, the 2020 Kia Forte GT looks to give buyers an affordable option without sacrificing quality. Kia’s third generation Forte is a welcome surprise for us at LACar. Our GT test version features...

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2020 Toyota GR Supra – Return of the Dragon

2020 Toyota GR Supra – Return of the Dragon

LA CAR gets an e-ticket ride with the latest incarnation of the legendary Toyota Supra thanks to mandatory quarantine and empty freeways. Verdict: It’s a veritable street fighter on wheels. I was very excited to have a week in the 2020 Toyota GR Supra. I took delivery of the press car three days after L.A. County...

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#TBT: The Petersen Museum on “Cars for the People”

#TBT: The Petersen Museum on “Cars for the People”

Enjoy this great write-up by our friends over at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Volkswagen’s relationship with the average consumer. EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second edition of the Petersen Museum’s weekly installment titled #ThrowbackThursday. These articles explore various aspects of Volkswagen’s prominence through the years. All content and photos are courtesy of the Petersen...

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NIKI LAUDA HIS COMPETITION HISTORY

NIKI LAUDA HIS COMPETITION HISTORY

All sports fans love, NO … live by numbers: days, dates, scores, top speed, laps, and so on … you know, the hard facts and exact figures that make up the fabric of competition. LA CAR BOOK REVIEW: NIKI LAUDA HIS COMPETITION HISTORYBy Jon SaltinstallForward by John WatsonPreface by Doug NyeAfterword by Kurt BergmanERVO PublishingWestrow House, Holwell,...

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2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury AWD

2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury AWD

LA Car reviews the XT6, Cadillac’s entrant in the red-hot three-row crossover market. I recall quite vividly the day one of my former bosses rolled up into the parking lot with a Sailfin blue and silver Toyota Sienna almost 20 years ago. Being a stupid 20-something who felt sufficiently close to my manager, I felt...

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MEISTER BRAUSER Harry Heuer’s Championship Racing Team

MEISTER BRAUSER Harry Heuer’s Championship Racing Team

LACar Book ReviewMEISTER BRAUSERHarry Heuer’s Championship Racing Teamby Tom SchultzForward by Jim HallPublisher: Dalton Watson Fine Books – 2019Deerfield, IL 60015 USA324 pages / 370 photosISBN: 978-1-85443-304-6$95 USD In a way, this handsome new book takes up and greatly expands the story of one of the most fabled American racing sports cars, the Reventlow Scarab,...

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A Bentley For Bond

A Bentley For Bond

Ian Fleming in developing a dashing, suave leading character for his Casino Royale novel turned to the Bentley Continental for influence. Fleming himself owned a 1953 Continental, a motorcar awash in style. The clean, sensible design of the Mid-Century Modern movement is reflected in the Bentley. And, the solid principles of the car are also...

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Porsche: Excellence Was Expected

Porsche: Excellence Was Expected

LACar.com Book ReviewPorsche: Excellence Was ExpectedBentley Publishers 2019ISBN: 978-0-8376-1769-59in. X 10.5 in.4 volumes, 2,834 pages/2912 photos, illustrations, and diagrams$524.95 USDReview by Don Taylor If you are really a “Porsche Person” you need to have this book set, or to present it as a special gift to someone who is, even if you/they already own a...

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Dadcar gets Ripped: 2020 TRD Avalon

Dadcar gets Ripped: 2020 TRD Avalon

The  Toyota Avalon goes to automotive crossfit and gets shredded. LACar takes the wheel for a week to see how the TRD treatment suits Toyota’s biggest sedan. Photos courtesy of Toyota  You’ve heard of the term “dadbod,” right? Soft from years of neglect, covered up in loose-fitting sweaters this is the type of body perfect...

 

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