The Truth About Cars » Enthusiasm http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Fellowship of the Road http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/fellowship-road-thank-red-audi-driving-rabbit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/fellowship-road-thank-red-audi-driving-rabbit/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2016 14:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1312482 My father, may he rest in peace, grew up in Brooklyn, but met a Detroit girl while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent him to the University of Michigan for a quickie associate degree in civil engineering during World War II. My sisters have both lived in the New York City area for decades. […]

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My father, may he rest in peace, grew up in Brooklyn, but met a Detroit girl while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent him to the University of Michigan for a quickie associate degree in civil engineering during World War II. My sisters have both lived in the New York City area for decades. […]

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Riches to Rags: When Luxury Gets Old http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/riches-rags-luxury-gets-old/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/riches-rags-luxury-gets-old/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1315202 The shopping center had seen better days. Most of its smaller spaces were vacant, long since abandoned with only the leaves left scuttling about on the breeze to give the empty storefronts the illusion of life. Now, only the anchor stores remained. On one end of the complex, a dollar store. It somehow managed to […]

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The shopping center had seen better days. Most of its smaller spaces were vacant, long since abandoned with only the leaves left scuttling about on the breeze to give the empty storefronts the illusion of life. Now, only the anchor stores remained. On one end of the complex, a dollar store. It somehow managed to […]

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2016 McLaren 675LT Review – Appreciation of an Extraordinary Automobile http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/appreciation-extraordinary-automobile-mclaren-675lt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/appreciation-extraordinary-automobile-mclaren-675lt/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1287666 The rich are different. They have nicer things. – Leonard Schreiber, DVM I try to avoid superlatives unless the object of said superlatives is, well, truly superlative. In this case, however, they may be applied without reservation. The McLaren 675LT is an extraordinary car, with performance capabilities exceeded by fewer than a handful of very limited […]

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The rich are different. They have nicer things. – Leonard Schreiber, DVM I try to avoid superlatives unless the object of said superlatives is, well, truly superlative. In this case, however, they may be applied without reservation. The McLaren 675LT is an extraordinary car, with performance capabilities exceeded by fewer than a handful of very limited […]

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Lemon or Lemonade: Enter the Imports http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/lemon-lemonade-enter-imports/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/lemon-lemonade-enter-imports/#comments Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1295098 When I started kicking tires and taking photos at the Fleet Activities Yokosuka Lemon Lot, I was hoping to document the dark underbelly of the Japanese Domestic scene. I figured I would find all sorts of bottom dwellers — you know, cars that should have been consigned to the junk pile years ago. That hasn’t […]

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When I started kicking tires and taking photos at the Fleet Activities Yokosuka Lemon Lot, I was hoping to document the dark underbelly of the Japanese Domestic scene. I figured I would find all sorts of bottom dwellers — you know, cars that should have been consigned to the junk pile years ago. That hasn’t […]

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This Duesenberg is Even More Hideous in Person http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/duesenberg-even-hideous-person/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/duesenberg-even-hideous-person/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2016 19:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1299953 The high-dollar-custom Ridler Award at the Detroit Autorama gets a lot of worthy attention, but real salt of the earth Detroit car culture can be found in Cobo Hall’s basement, The promoters bill the area as Autorama Extreme, and I always make it a point to check out the cars and people downstairs. There’s usually something worthwhile […]

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The high-dollar-custom Ridler Award at the Detroit Autorama gets a lot of worthy attention, but real salt of the earth Detroit car culture can be found in Cobo Hall’s basement, The promoters bill the area as Autorama Extreme, and I always make it a point to check out the cars and people downstairs. There’s usually something worthwhile […]

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Mirror Mirror: Reflections on Driving in Japan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/mirror-mirror-reflections-driving-japan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/mirror-mirror-reflections-driving-japan/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2016 16:15:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1294322 A few weeks ago, one of TTAC’s Best and Brightest asked for my thoughts on driving in Japan. It’s not the first time the topic has come up. There were several comments in response to the series that documented the importation of my Town & Country, but I’ve been content to avoid the subject up […]

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A few weeks ago, one of TTAC’s Best and Brightest asked for my thoughts on driving in Japan. It’s not the first time the topic has come up. There were several comments in response to the series that documented the importation of my Town & Country, but I’ve been content to avoid the subject up […]

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Lemon or Lemonade: March Madness http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/lemon-lemonade-march-madness/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/lemon-lemonade-march-madness/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2016 14:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1293258 February ends. March begins. What better way to celebrate the sunny-but-cool weather of early spring than by looking at military castoffs? Luckily, the Lemon Lot full of them, and some were quite appropriately named. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you one of Nissan’s cutest products: the March. The third-generation March, a common sight on Japanese streets, was […]

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February ends. March begins. What better way to celebrate the sunny-but-cool weather of early spring than by looking at military castoffs? Luckily, the Lemon Lot full of them, and some were quite appropriately named. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you one of Nissan’s cutest products: the March. The third-generation March, a common sight on Japanese streets, was […]

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An Unexpected Japanese Classic: The Honda Mobilio http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/unexpected-japanese-classic-honda-mobilio/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/unexpected-japanese-classic-honda-mobilio/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2016 16:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1292225 It wasn’t supposed to be like this. The Town & Country I worked so hard to import into Japan was supposed to be my wife’s. I had planned to buy whatever I wanted and, although I hadn’t quite decided on what that was going to be, classic Japanese iron was on my mind. The second-generation Toyota […]

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It wasn’t supposed to be like this. The Town & Country I worked so hard to import into Japan was supposed to be my wife’s. I had planned to buy whatever I wanted and, although I hadn’t quite decided on what that was going to be, classic Japanese iron was on my mind. The second-generation Toyota […]

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Lemon or Lemonade?: Zing in Your Thing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/lemon-lemonade-zing-thing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/lemon-lemonade-zing-thing/#comments Fri, 19 Feb 2016 16:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1287130 I had another opportunity to visit United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka last week and, naturally, I brought along my camera for another visit to the “Lemon Lot.” While my last visit noted the many people haulers for sale and focused on a pair of cheerful Toyota Fun Cargoes, this time, my attention was drawn to […]

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I had another opportunity to visit United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka last week and, naturally, I brought along my camera for another visit to the “Lemon Lot.” While my last visit noted the many people haulers for sale and focused on a pair of cheerful Toyota Fun Cargoes, this time, my attention was drawn to […]

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Every Rear-wheel-drive Coupe Concept from GM is Vaporware http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/every-gm-rear-wheel-drive-coupe-concept-vaporware/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/every-gm-rear-wheel-drive-coupe-concept-vaporware/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 20:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274497 Guess what, enthusiasts? The automakers are lying to you. See that red tire? It may as well be a giant red X written across your hopes and dreams of a small, nimble, rear-wheel drive coupe. The Opel GT Concept is just that — a concept. And it isn’t the first time GM has pulled this […]

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Guess what, enthusiasts? The automakers are lying to you. See that red tire? It may as well be a giant red X written across your hopes and dreams of a small, nimble, rear-wheel drive coupe. The Opel GT Concept is just that — a concept. And it isn’t the first time GM has pulled this […]

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Barriers to a Beauty: 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/barriers-beauty-1969-lamborghini-miura-p400/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/barriers-beauty-1969-lamborghini-miura-p400/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1273073 Before U.S. importer Max Hoffman convinced Mercedes-Benz there was a market for the now famous gull-winged grand tourer, the 300SL badge was earlier applied to the company’s first postwar factory racecar, the W194 that was victorious at LeMans in 1952. Sixty years later, at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mercedes-Benz introduced […]

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Before U.S. importer Max Hoffman convinced Mercedes-Benz there was a market for the now famous gull-winged grand tourer, the 300SL badge was earlier applied to the company’s first postwar factory racecar, the W194 that was victorious at LeMans in 1952. Sixty years later, at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mercedes-Benz introduced […]

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Elio Motors Brings Latest Prototype, Stock Sale & Other News to Detroit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/elio-motors-brings-latest-prototype-stock-sale-news-detroit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/elio-motors-brings-latest-prototype-stock-sale-news-detroit/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2016 16:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1266137 The small crew of folks who make up Elio Motors brought the latest, fifth generation, developmental prototype of their reverse trike to the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Paul Elio gave a press conference going over what progress the company has made moving towards actual production, including some details about their recent stock […]

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The small crew of folks who make up Elio Motors brought the latest, fifth generation, developmental prototype of their reverse trike to the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Paul Elio gave a press conference going over what progress the company has made moving towards actual production, including some details about their recent stock […]

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All Signs Point to Bronco and Here’s Why http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/signs-point-bronco-heres/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/signs-point-bronco-heres/#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2015 16:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1236177 Ford is bringing back the Bronco. This is not a fantasy. It is not a request. And although our friends in Dearborn are not ready to talk about it, we do not need their official confirmation to see why a genuine Bronco will be back in showrooms in as few as 24 months. The return […]

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Ford is bringing back the Bronco. This is not a fantasy. It is not a request. And although our friends in Dearborn are not ready to talk about it, we do not need their official confirmation to see why a genuine Bronco will be back in showrooms in as few as 24 months. The return […]

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Giving Thanks: Money Isn’t Everything: What an $8,500 Porsche 996 Really Costs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/giving-thanks-money-isnt-everything-what-an-8500-porsche-996-really-costs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/giving-thanks-money-isnt-everything-what-an-8500-porsche-996-really-costs/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1230025 Editor’s note: Some of you loved it. Some of you loved to hate it. Yoav’s story about his brief affair with a Porsche 996 was read far and wide by our own B&B and many in the Porsche community. It originally ran July 30th, 2015. I really should get Yoav back on TTAC. About two […]

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Editor’s note: Some of you loved it. Some of you loved to hate it. Yoav’s story about his brief affair with a Porsche 996 was read far and wide by our own B&B and many in the Porsche community. It originally ran July 30th, 2015. I really should get Yoav back on TTAC. About two […]

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TTAC Project Car: Getting Down To Business! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/ttac-project-car-ford-sierra-gets-business/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/ttac-project-car-ford-sierra-gets-business/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1223305 Farewell to our Ford Sierra’s reasonably adequate, high compression and emissions free 2-liter Pinto motor because it’s time to visit Lima, Ohio — not Peru — with a bonus question for the truly tech-savvy among the B&B. There’s a guy named Bo that’s earned quite the reputation in TurboFord-land. I’ve seen his handiwork kicking ass at LeMons races, but was […]

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Farewell to our Ford Sierra’s reasonably adequate, high compression and emissions free 2-liter Pinto motor because it’s time to visit Lima, Ohio — not Peru — with a bonus question for the truly tech-savvy among the B&B. There’s a guy named Bo that’s earned quite the reputation in TurboFord-land. I’ve seen his handiwork kicking ass at LeMons races, but was […]

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Swimming Upstream: VJ Day http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/swimming-upstream-vj-day/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/swimming-upstream-vj-day/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2015 18:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1218297 It’s been another exhausting day and, after wasting precious time trying to write some sort of clever introduction, I’ve realized that there just isn’t any point in beating around the bush. The windmill I set out to topple is thoroughly defeated and the Town and Country looks smart sitting in front of the house tonight […]

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It’s been another exhausting day and, after wasting precious time trying to write some sort of clever introduction, I’ve realized that there just isn’t any point in beating around the bush. The windmill I set out to topple is thoroughly defeated and the Town and Country looks smart sitting in front of the house tonight […]

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Studio 65 Revives the Bugeye Sprite, in 1:32 Scale http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/studio-65-revives-bugeye-sprite-132-scale/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/studio-65-revives-bugeye-sprite-132-scale/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1209585 Note: Yesterday, Mark Stevenson, using “news” about the revised Mercedes-Benz GLS as an object lesson, points out how wasteful car manufacturers’ and suppliers’ press releases can be. They waste pixels, paper, our time and ultimately get in the way of providing worthwhile content for you, our readers. Not all press releases are a waste of time, […]

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Note: Yesterday, Mark Stevenson, using “news” about the revised Mercedes-Benz GLS as an object lesson, points out how wasteful car manufacturers’ and suppliers’ press releases can be. They waste pixels, paper, our time and ultimately get in the way of providing worthwhile content for you, our readers. Not all press releases are a waste of time, […]

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Mark Bites Back: In Defense of Nissan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/mark-bites-back-defense-nissan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/mark-bites-back-defense-nissan/#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 19:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1210777 Bark and I, either by fate or consequence, were presented with very similar automotive options lately. While his choice was made on the Emerald Aisle, mine was made over the phone before a planned trip to watch the final round of the Nissan Micra Cup in Quebec. And while he was less than impressed with the 370Z […]

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Bark and I, either by fate or consequence, were presented with very similar automotive options lately. While his choice was made on the Emerald Aisle, mine was made over the phone before a planned trip to watch the final round of the Nissan Micra Cup in Quebec. And while he was less than impressed with the 370Z […]

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Swimming Upstream: 30 Day Countdown http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/swimming-upstream-30-day-countdown/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/swimming-upstream-30-day-countdown/#comments Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1203185 It’s Friday and once again it’s time for an update from Japan where my efforts to get my Town & Country licensed and street legal continue unabated. Last week’s baby steps have led to modest results. My visit to the local police station netted me a parking permit on Tuesday and, although I am immensely […]

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It’s Friday and once again it’s time for an update from Japan where my efforts to get my Town & Country licensed and street legal continue unabated. Last week’s baby steps have led to modest results. My visit to the local police station netted me a parking permit on Tuesday and, although I am immensely […]

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Swimming Upstream: Steps, 2, 3, 4 & 5 – Pre-Shaken http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/swimming-upstream-steps-2-3-4-5-pre-shaken/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/swimming-upstream-steps-2-3-4-5-pre-shaken/#comments Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:15:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1197242 The quest to complete the importation of my 2013 Town & Country continues and, if the important successes I reported on last week were great strides towards the ultimate goal, this week’s progress has been limited to a frustrating series of baby steps. Still, progress is being made. As most government offices were closed on […]

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The quest to complete the importation of my 2013 Town & Country continues and, if the important successes I reported on last week were great strides towards the ultimate goal, this week’s progress has been limited to a frustrating series of baby steps. Still, progress is being made. As most government offices were closed on […]

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Larry LaBute’s Wheelchair Accessible Lincoln Zephyr and Bentley Mk VI Restomods http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/larry-labutes-wheelchair-accessible-lincoln-zephyr-bentley-mk-vi-restomods/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/larry-labutes-wheelchair-accessible-lincoln-zephyr-bentley-mk-vi-restomods/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1168098 The next time you believe that an unfortunate circumstance means that you can’t achieve a dream or take part in an activity you love, take a moment to think about Larry LaBute and then go ahead and live out those dreams. I’m not sure how he became disabled — LaBute is paraplegic — but that hasn’t stopped […]

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The next time you believe that an unfortunate circumstance means that you can’t achieve a dream or take part in an activity you love, take a moment to think about Larry LaBute and then go ahead and live out those dreams. I’m not sure how he became disabled — LaBute is paraplegic — but that hasn’t stopped […]

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Swimming Upstream: Importing a Car Into Japan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/swimming-upstream-importing-car-japan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/swimming-upstream-importing-car-japan/#comments Mon, 05 Oct 2015 18:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1187810 Back in July, just days before my family boarded a Boeing 777 to wing our way to Japan, a truck arrived at my home to haul away my Chrysler Town & Country. In the ensuing weeks, while we struggled through lost luggage and looked for a place to live, the van was trucked to California, loaded into a container […]

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Back in July, just days before my family boarded a Boeing 777 to wing our way to Japan, a truck arrived at my home to haul away my Chrysler Town & Country. In the ensuing weeks, while we struggled through lost luggage and looked for a place to live, the van was trucked to California, loaded into a container […]

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Shifting With The Future At The Hagerty Driving Experience http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/shifting-future-hagerty-driving-experience/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/shifting-future-hagerty-driving-experience/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:10:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1177002 Last Wednesday morning, I received an email about an upcoming event in Portland, Ore. held by classic car insurer Hagerty. Fifty teens and young adults between the ages of 15 and 25 would get to drive a handful of classic and vintage cars and trucks around a marked course. All of the vehicles available would […]

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Last Wednesday morning, I received an email about an upcoming event in Portland, Ore. held by classic car insurer Hagerty. Fifty teens and young adults between the ages of 15 and 25 would get to drive a handful of classic and vintage cars and trucks around a marked course. All of the vehicles available would […]

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Viper Pit on Woodward – It Always Has to Be Snakes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/viper-pit-woodward-always-snakes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/viper-pit-woodward-always-snakes/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1148121 I have a friend and colleague, for the purposes of this post we’ll name him Jack, that races cars and has an active social life with attractive women. It’s not likely that he’d be jealous of a decrepit grandfather like me, but indeed his envy was as green as his old Audi S5 when I […]

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I have a friend and colleague, for the purposes of this post we’ll name him Jack, that races cars and has an active social life with attractive women. It’s not likely that he’d be jealous of a decrepit grandfather like me, but indeed his envy was as green as his old Audi S5 when I […]

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TTAC Goes Karting, And So Should You! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/ttac-goes-karting/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/ttac-goes-karting/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1140994 One of the great secrets of TTAC is how little we, the writers, know each other. I have met our fearless leader, Mark Stevenson, exactly once. I have met Sajeev exactly once — and he was wearing a judge’s robe and a headdress. I have met Murilee exactly once, and he was berating me for […]

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One of the great secrets of TTAC is how little we, the writers, know each other. I have met our fearless leader, Mark Stevenson, exactly once. I have met Sajeev exactly once — and he was wearing a judge’s robe and a headdress. I have met Murilee exactly once, and he was berating me for […]

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