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My first car was a yellow Barracuda convertible my brother bought me as a bribe to learn how to drive. I haven't wanted to drive with the top up since.

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  • The Mercedes SL was and is the first and only choice for a buyer of a certain kind of car: one that married the dichotomy of sporty yet rock-solid quality, with a sort of quiet ostentation. The R107...

  • Nissan Leaf Laps Laguna Seca: Video

    A bevy of electric car owners took to California's famous Laguna Seca this past Sunday to wring out their rides at the 3rd annual ReFuel EV race. The yearly event is to allow engineers, designers and every-day owners of electric vehicles to test their vehicles' mettle on one of the most famous...

  • Volvo Beats Mercedes In J.D. Power Quality Ratings--On Home Turf

    Swedish brand Volvo tops Mercedes in its home market in the latest J.D. Power and Associates survey, but the thing that amazes us is that Daihatsu took the overall win in 2009.

  • La Dolce Vita On Rodeo Drive: The Art Of Italian Motoring

    Italian Exotics aren't exactly uncommon in Beverly Hills. But when three blocks of the most famous shopping street on the West Coast are closed to traffic to showcase them, it's an event. This past Father's Day, the Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance celebrated "The Art of Italian Motoring" by...

  • 1958 Ford Thunderbird: Not Quite Classics

    The next not-quite classic in our series follows what happened when Ford decided to double the Thunderbird's seat count.

  • Audi Shows Diesel-Electric Plug-In Hybrid Concept At Le Mans Vers Le Futur

    Audi showcased its e-tron Spyder concept the day before winning this year's 79th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The diesel-electric plug-in hybrid roadster was first shown to the public at the 2010 Paris Auto Show but was brought out again for the demonstration drive called “Le Mans vers...

  • Apple has introduced its new iCloud service and mobile operating system, iOS 5. What does that mean for cars? Perhaps a lot.

    The most interesting development for drivers is arguably iCloud, which...

  • Rolls-Royce Owners Feeling Range Anxiety Over Electrics?

    Rolls-Royce owners are not exactly jumping at the idea of electric versions of their super-luxury rides, despite the popular appeal of the Phantom 102EX concept. The issue? Range. Introduced at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show, the Phantom 102EX replaces the original's 6.7-liter V-12 engine and 6-speed...

  • 1975 Cadillac Seville: Not-Quite Classics

    photo via Wikimedia Creative Commons With the news this month that the last Cadillac STS rolled off the line at the Hamtramck plant preceding the DTS in the list of discarded model names, I thought it might be interesting to get into the wayback machine to look at where it started: the 1975...

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