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by / on July 9, 2012 at 10:21 am / in Auto Shows, Concepts, Drives, Mini, Vintage & Classic

Automaker Spotlight: Mini

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Mini in the United States. The lineup has grown from a single model – the 2+2 hardtop – to six variants including the extended Clubman, 4-door Countryman, 2-seat Coupe and Roadster, and commercially-focused Clubvan. The recently announced Paceman will join the lineup in 2013.

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by / on July 1, 2012 at 11:49 am / in Buick, Drives

Video: Benevolent Buick Verano Helps ATL Beat the Heat

This week’s ride is the 2012 Buick Verano. Verano means “summer” in Spanish, and this car came at the appropriate time of year. Today the temperature in Atlanta reached a record 106 degrees Fahrenheit. We packed a cooler full of ice cold bottles of water and hit the streets to share some relief. Here’s what it looked like from inside […]

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by / on June 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm / in Buick, Drives, Uncategorized

2012 Buick Verano: First Look

Here’s a first look at the latest Ride of the Week, a 2012 Buick Verano. This is the first model year for the compact luxury four-door Verano. Pricing starts at $23,470, but the top-trim test car includes the 1SL package, also known as the leather group. It adds features like heated front seats and steering wheel, Bose audio, proximity key […]

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by / on May 13, 2012 at 8:15 am / in Infiniti

Infiniti Displays 2013 JX35 at May GAAMA Luncheon

Infiniti displayed the new 2013 Infiniti JX35, a 3-row, 7-passenger luxury crossover, at this month’s meeting of the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA). Kyle Bazemore, Infiniti’s Senior Manager for U.S. Communications, introduced the model. Key features on the JX are aimed at ease of use and safety. Sliding second-row seats allow third-row access without removing a child safety seat. The […]

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by / on May 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm / in Infiniti, Odds & Ends

Red Leather: Hot or Not?

This week’s Infiniti IPL G Coupe test vehicle’s interior is swathed in what the company calls “Monaco Red” leather. I think it’s hot. My wife thinks its tacky. What’s your take? Only your opinions will settle the dispute, so let us know what you think!

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by / on May 1, 2012 at 8:30 pm / in Drives, Infiniti

2012 Infiniti IPL G Coupe: First Look

Here’s a first look at the latest Ride of the Week, a 2012 Infiniti IPL G Coupe.

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by / on April 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm / in Drives, Infiniti

2012 Infiniti QX56 4WD: Drive Review

Infiniti’s big, three-row SUV is capable and luxurious even in base trim. With option packages piled on, this test vehicle leaves drivers wanting for little. Few vehicles offer drivers and passengers the range of capabilities of Infiniti’s QX56. Completely redesigned for 2011, the three-row SUV has a 400-horsepower V8, available four-wheel drive, a luxurious leather interior and a range of […]

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by / on April 11, 2012 at 10:36 pm / in Drives, Infiniti, Odds & Ends

Automotive Photo Shoot: Behind the Scenes

Dave May and I met today to shoot this week’s test vehicle, the 2012 Infiniti QX56. Eager to find a location that suited the vehicle and always up for something new, we decided to photograph the QX in a parking garage. I took a photo of Dave on the scene (top left) with my phone’s camera, but it couldn’t handle […]

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by / on April 10, 2012 at 10:22 am / in Auto Shows, BMW, Concepts, Diesel, Hybrid/EV, Hyundai, Mini, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Volkswagen

New York Auto Show Coverage on’s full coverage of the New York International Auto Show is wrapping up. The show featured dozens of debuts, both concepts and new models. I covered BMW, Hyundai, Mini, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Volkswagen, each of whom presented at least one new vehicle to the North American audience.

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by / on March 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm / in Aston Martin, Auto Shows, Bugatti, Concepts, Diesel, Hybrid/EV, Jaguar, Koenigsegg, Porsche, Toyota, Uncategorized

Geneva Motor Show Coverage Underway at

The 2012 Geneva Motor Show is underway, and so is‘s coverage of one of Europe’s biggest automotive exhibitions. I’m following several manufacturers for, including supercar builders Bugatti and Koenigsegg, each of whom are introducing new 1000+ horsepower machines. Aston Martin’s new sports cars don’t have quite that much muscle, but both its V8 Vantage and V12 Zagato look […]

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