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Pun watch: Chrysler edition

October 27, 2009

Front page of today's WSJ: Fiat Models to Drive Chrysler. On the plus side, the Alfa Romeo brand will be making its way to our shores.

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The Yom Kippur effect

October 1, 2009

You may have noticed a minor obsession with traffic amidst TGR's usual fare, which is why I was especially interested in a recent Freakonomics piece called "A Gut Yontif for L.A. Drivers" (Gut Yontif is a traditional Yiddish greeting used on Yom Kippur - it literally means "good holiday"). The post's motivation is purely anecdotal […]

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Ferrari 458 in motion (x2)

September 25, 2009

The goal of any automotive film is to convey the pure sensation of driving at speed - and few are as successful as Ferrari's latest promotion for the new 458 Italia, embedded here for your driving pleasure. The disclaimer in the beginning notes that no special effects are used and the implied message is that […]

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You say series, I say season

September 20, 2009

Catching up on my Top Gear this afternoon, I noticed at the end of the episode that the voiceover announced that next week is the "season finale" and not the "series finale" I expected of the British show. Given that the show is broadcast here on BBC America, are the voiceovers re-recorded for our shores? […]

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QOTD: slow and steady edition

September 15, 2009

Speaking to reporters at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show on Chrysler's reorganization plans, Dodge CEO Michael Accavitti made this perplexing statement: The future for the Dodge brand will be daring designs and agility and not just muscle and going from zero to 60 miles per hour in 10 seconds. It's probably just as well; 0-60 […]

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Land speed

September 2, 2009

I saw this ad for the new Cadillac lineup, in particular the CTS coupe, on Sunday night and was left with the feeling that I had seen something almost-but-not-quite-like it before. The sand, the straight-line speed, the radio-quality voices, the ambient nothingness... and finally, I remembered. Here's the Cadillac ad: And here's the classic BMW […]

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Kansas, obviously.

August 11, 2009

Jalopnik's QOTD: What's the worst state to drive across?

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Cash for who?

August 11, 2009

A visualization from GOOD of the top 10 trade-ins and new vehicles under the "Cash for Clunkers" program reveals an interesting fact: The top 10 trade-ins include 5 Fords, 2 Chevys, 2 Jeeps and a Dodge. You might recognize those names - they used to be powerhouse American brands. Meanwhile, the top 10 new cars […]

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Top Gear season 13 is coming!!

June 19, 2009

This is the second trailer, and I like it a bit more than the first: Truth be told, the first trailer really is worth watching if only for the way mini-James yells "Clarkson, you great oaf!" near the end. ...All right, you've talked me into it:

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Better late than never

March 4, 2009

This is the one they meant to make 7 years ago: Casting Out Devils, BMW’s 7 Becomes More Heavenly.

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Hot wheels

March 1, 2009

German youths are protesting their country's economic troubles by torching Porsches and BMWs. Unfortunately I don't think their strategy is going to improve anything.

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