Monthly Archives: June 2016

2016 Mazda CX-9 – Drive and Review

 Mazda’s CX-9 is all new for 2016. This 3-row, 7-seater now has a 2.5- L turbo engine with more torque and lower fuel consumption than the previous V6. It can tow 3500 lbs and zips around the highways and byways … Continue reading

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2016 Ford Focus – Drive and Review

Hot and spicy or sweet and mild, that’s the 2016 Ford Focus. Hatchback or sedan, high fuel economy or high horsepower and even an EV version. Ford has done a nice job in offering lots of variety in just one … Continue reading

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In the News: King Kia, Brexit, Viper exit, VW pays up, LeMans, and more.

Summer has officially arrived and we’re hot and heavy into motorsports from F1 to IndyCar to NHRA to NASCAR to LeMans. Next week we’ll see what happened at Pikes Peak. Auto shows from Concours to Cars & Coffee are happening … Continue reading

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Mazda MX-5 Cup at Road America

The Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires reached the halfway point of the 2016 season with a Father’s Day doubleheader weekend at Road America. The Mazda MX-5 Cup kicked off a new era for the series … Continue reading

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In the News: Auto Hall of Fame, Le Mans, BMW turns 100, VW goes EV plus more.

While we celebrate all the fathers, here’s a quick summary of some of the top news in the auto world. The hot summer is rolling across the U.S. and the news in the auto industry is often times just as … Continue reading

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2017 Audi Q7 3.0T – Drive Report

Audi reworked its full-size 7-passenger luxury SUV for 2017. It’s sporty, spacious and smooth. It also lost some weight and is a bit more nimble. And, the Q7 offers lots of new driver-assistance safety features that really will help you … Continue reading

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In the News: Best midsize cars, VLF Destino, LAPD goes EV, much on motorsports, and more.

How was your week? Mine had me learning about America’s Cup foiling catamarans, visiting Chicago’s Rise & Drive and checking out the Mecom Motorcycle auction. Catch up on the automotive news of the week right here with one click. @1ChicagoCarGuy

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