Monthly Archives: November 2015

#MCACN2015 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago.

   It was a bit snowy but I was among the many who made their way to the Stephenson Convention Center in Rosemont for the 2015 running of this show. The largest of its kind in the country, the show … Continue reading

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Kyle Busch wins NASCAR and Jeff Gordon retires; VW has a plan; Traffic bottlenecks; Tesla for $80K and more.

While you were shopping for those Black Friday deals the world kept turning.  The NCAAF season is wrapping up and the playoff and bowl game contenders are getting defined. Winter is showing its face a bit more. Click here to … Continue reading

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2016 #Volkswagen e-Golf; Review by Henny Hemmes

My Netherlands-based colleague Henny Hemmes was in Los Angeles for the recent media previews at the LA Auto Show and had the opportunity to take a quick spin in VW’s new e-Golf. Click here to read what she had to … Continue reading

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How to Build a Car – Book Review by Steve Purdy

Are you looking for a gift for your child? How about  a real, hardbound, colorful, intriguing book? Here’s one you can consider for your youngsters – boys or girls, perhaps 5- to 10-years-old, whether or not they are interested in … Continue reading

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2016 #Lexus RX 350 and 450h

 Lexus now has in dealer showrooms the extensively updated 2016 RX 350 and 450h luxury crossover SUVs. With more aggressive styling, a very comfortable interior, increased passenger and cargo room, and improved fuel economy, they are worth a look if … Continue reading

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LA Auto Show, New car awards, Tesla, #Ford, and more on VW

Catch up on this week’s newest news in the world of automobiles. From the LA auto show, to Tesla, to new car awards, Ford’s driving-while-drugged simulation and more. Click here to have a read. @1ChicagoCar Guy

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2015 Audi A3 TDI – thoughts and views

My Michigan colleague Thom Cannell shares his views and opinion on the new Audi A3 sedan and its TDI diesel engine. Also check out his thoughts on the recent diesel scandal that has embraced the VW Group and its various … Continue reading

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First Look 2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2

At the recent Los Angeles Auto Show media previews my Netherlands-based colleague Henny Hemmes was at the exclusive reveal of this new Lambo. You can read her thoughts on this new 572HP Italian exotic right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

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Two new vehicles from #Toyota – 2016 Prius and 2016 RAV4

 Toyota recently held media introductions and driving programs in Southern California  for two of its new vehicles, the Prius and the RAV4. Two of my colleagues were on hand for these and I want to bring you their first-hand reports. … Continue reading

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2015 Range Rover Sport SVR – 550HP of SUV fun.

 Have you seen the new James Bond film “Spectre” with the staring role of a few Land Rover vehicles? The 550HP Range Rover Sport SVR is one of them. It’s fast, fun, can haul the family and lots of stuff, … Continue reading

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