Video: /DRIVE on NBC Sports, Season 4 starts tonight

It’s unimaginatively called /DRIVE on NBC Sports, and starts its fourth season tonight. The show is hosted by three guys you may have heard of before – Chris Harris, Matt Farah, and Mike Spinelli. Alex Roy makes an appearance on the show, too. And guess what, it’s a show about ...
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VIDEO: Development of the Lada Niva

The Lada Niva has been around for more than forty years, kind of like the Mercedes-Benz G-class. You can still buy a brand new Niva today and it isn’t much different from the original model. Again, kind of like the Mercedes G-class, except the Niva has more class, better ride, ...
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BMW Spy Shots! 2019 3-series and Z4

In the olden days there was a standard procedure: redo the 7-series, then redo the 5-series, then redo the 3-series, and then start the procedure all over again. But the BMW world is more complex today. There is the 2-series and the 4-series. Parts of the world have the 1-series. ...
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What To Do When You Spy An Awesome Prototype

Above is a picture of the mid-engine Corvette prototype which GM says doesn’t exist. You have probably seen a picture like this, or this very picture, on other automotive websites. This Vette was spied in Michigan by the son of someone I know, let’s call him Dave, and his friend, let’s ...
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2017 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas: Many Wants, Some Oddballs

The 2017 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction will run from October 19th to the 21st. As with any Barrett-Jackson auction, there will hundreds of very interesting cars going to the auction block. There will be three Ford GTs and a 918 Spyder in Brad’s favorite (sarcasm) Martini livery. Add to that ...
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The Amazing Vehicles of 2017 Overland Expo East

They meet twice per year, on the east and west side of the United States. They come from everywhere. They are outdoor lovers, vehicle enthusiasts, and explorers, all in one. Along come vendors of equipment, service providers, and vehicle manufacturers. They all meet to learn driving, survival, and camping skills. ...
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Review: 2017 BMW M550i and 530i

A car review is supposed to be about the car being reviewed. But I am going to get personal now. I have owned three 5-series BMWs of three different generations. I have driven many 5s on various roads and tracks. My favorite overall is the E34 series, followed by E39, ...
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For Sale: “Beautiful Italian Paperweight!”

Beautiful Italian cars. The look fantastic. They sound amazing. They are very fast. And they handle great. What else would a hoon want out of car? Oh, right. A hoon would want a reasonable price, reasonable reliability, and a reasonable cost of ownership. That is exactly what the owner, and ...
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Learn off-roading in a Land Rover Defender

Drive around the city of Boston or Cape Cod, and most significantly Nantucket, and you will see them – Land Rover Defenders. They are of all ages and types. Some are the American market, some are old, some are questionably imported, and a few are restomoded. These iconic utility vehicles ...
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Range Rover Classic is Modern Again

There was something special about the classic Range Rover, now generally and unimaginatively known as the Range Rover Classic. It looked rugged and utilitarian but classy at the same time. At time everyone was into luxury sedans and the Range Rover really was the only vehicle in its class, giving ...
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Nissan makes the rear view mirror smarter

In more than 100 years just about each and every component of the automobile has somehow evolved and improved. One notable exception is the rear view mirror. Each new car still gets three mirrors that do a decent job of telling us what is behind us. These mirrors are not ...
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Spy Shots! 2019 Cadillac CT6

There is a little bit of a problem with the Cadillac CT6 – it’s not selling well. That’s a shame because based on what I heard (Caddy doesn’t seem to want me to review their cars) it’s a pretty damn good car. The sales problem is one that is plaguing ...
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Airstream 2 Go is Airstream Glamping for Everyone

Our family vacation was a modest one this year, nine days camping in northern Vermont. We stayed at a few places, all really nice cabins in the woods, away from everything. Everything except a general store, wifi, television, proper bathrooms, a swimming pool, a full kitchen, heat and air conditioning, ...
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The Cars of Kyrgyzstan

This is the second submission from long time reader Oliver Klose, a.k.a. Sjalabais. This summer he vacationed in Kyrgyzstan, which I think is the Bora Bora of central Asia. He submitted two articles, this first one of driving in Kyrgyzstan and this second one on the cars that he saw there. Enjoy. -KK ...
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A Guide to Driving in Kyrgyzstan

Today we have a submission from long time reader Oliver Klose, a.k.a. Sjalabais. This summer he vacationed in Kyrgyzstan, which I think is the Hawaii of central Asia. He submitted two articles, this first one of driving in Kyrgyzstan and an another on the cars that he saw there. Enjoy. -KK Kyrgyzstan is ...
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Team O’Neil Explains Rally Car Prep

Wyatt Knox from Team O’Neil Rally School takes us on a tour of what makes a car, a rally car. From suspension, to brakes, engine work, and the cage, he goes over everything in detail. But there is more; more stuff that you typically can’t just see, the kind of ...
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Spy Shots! 2019 Ford Transit Connect

You know what is a very underrated vehicle? The Ford Transit Connect. Most people forget that this minivan/car hybrid thing even exists. That’s too bad because it is one of the most functional vehicles around. It may seem small but it makes the best use of its interior space. The ...
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Audi S1 on tracks on a beach looks fun

The 231-hp Audi S1, an all-wheel-drive hot-hatch, is one of those vehicles that Audi doesn’t think Americans would buy. Perhaps justifiably so, as it is based on the small VW Polo chassis and costs as much as the Golf R. And the Golf R seems better in every measurable way, lacking ...
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