Friday, June 5

Month: July 2016

The Auction of America’s Most Significant Car
News

The Auction of America’s Most Significant Car

Thankfully during the early days of the American sports car world, those who built these cars had the vision to protect their investment and make sure these cars would last for many generations. With that in mind we have seen some of the most impressive cars that have been kept in perfect condition over time auctioned off at high prices to be some of the cars that have lasted and represent key times in the automotive world. (more…)
Mazda is Making Fun Smoother
Mazda

Mazda is Making Fun Smoother

Driving a Mazda vehicle comes with a prescription for fun. This is one company that has chosen to make sure the driving experience is one of pure engagement and enjoyment from behind the wheel. The challenge for Mazda isn’t in creating a more engaged experience of driving, but in finding a way to make the transitions we make smoother and they are using some interesting technology to do just that. While other car companies seek to create the right blend of autonomous technology to eventually take the wheel out of our hands, Mazda is making it a better experience with the wheel firmly in our grasp. (more…)
The Next Step for the Corvette
Chevrolet

The Next Step for the Corvette

The Chevrolet Corvette has been more than just a symbol to us for many years. This car represents the pinnacle of what American engineering can accomplish and has been our own version of a supercar for many decades. At first the Corvette was made to take on some of the European speedsters and show off with great handling and a track prowess that was unmatched. Over time other automakers have passed by the Corvette in both price and engineering but this symbol of Americana isn’t taking anything lying down. (more…)
The Toyota Sports Car You Will Love
Scion, Toyota

The Toyota Sports Car You Will Love

The Scion brand was only around for a short thirteen years. This sub brand from Toyota was meant to strike a chord with younger shoppers to ensure they could purchase a great vehicle at a reasonable price. The overall thought was to offer a brand of vehicles that had only a few options to help keep the pricing consistent and affordable. The transition for a car shopper of Scion was for them to purchase the Scion at an early age, move to a Toyota model in the second phase of car ownership and eventually head to the luxury arm of Toyota by purchasing a Lexus model later in their lives. (more…)
Danger on the Road and Track
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Danger on the Road and Track

Driving by nature can be dangerous, but when an automaker adds power and sells a car as a sports car you quickly find out that there is more to the danger than you thought. Most of us don’t want to feel as if we’re taking our own life with any disregard when we step into our car to head out for the day or to go to the track and these cars weren’t meant to make us feel any less safe than any others, but they certainly have been considered to be some of the most dangerous cars on the road for a variety of reasons. (more…)
Improving the Market for the Future
Alfa Romeo

Improving the Market for the Future

When we look to the US Patent and Trademark Office to learn what new vehicle names have been filed it gives us a look into what the future of the automotive market will be. As we have recently seen the market demands we have more SUVs on the market and the luxury brands are entering in a huge way. The most recent filing for a patent is the name of “Kamal” which has been filed by FCA on behalf of Alfa Romeo, which is a name that has yet to be used by any company. (more…)
Continuing to Die Out
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Continuing to Die Out

Over the past several years we have seen something start to happen that is a huge part of the future of the automotive industry. We are witnessing a transition away from the manual transmission. This is due to the dynamics of the automatics that are being made and the way they can provide smoother shifting at the right times along with the efficiency we want when it comes to the miles per gallon we would like to receive. Even sports cars are steering away from the manual transmissions, which brings us to several models that we wish still came with a manual transmission, but don’t. (more…)