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Kawasaki Debuts Ninja H2R: Now up…and batting 300

Kawasaki Debuts Ninja H2R: Now up…and batting 300

Within your first five minutes of a visit to a Kawasaki showroom (this past summer, your correspondent spent five months on one) you know the space is in need of a major refresh. And I’m not speaking to paint, tile or light fixtures; rather, it’s the hardware in almost desperate need of a reboot, with […]

October 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Mazda Dealer Delivers Anniversary Miatas: A Slice of Silver

Mazda Dealer Delivers Anniversary Miatas: A Slice of Silver

If you’ve missed the chance to attend a new car delivery other than your own, you should have been at Northtown Mazda in Amherst, New York last weekend. There, Northtown COO Harold Erbacher and dealership GM Erik Nelson presented 25th Anniversary Miatas to two deserving – and presumably credit-worthy – owners, Peter Lisker and Mark […]

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Maserati Dealer Hosts Grand Opening

Maserati Dealer Hosts Grand Opening

Arlington, VA – If there’s a telling indicator (beyond last year’s Super Bowl TV spot) of Maserati’s national ambitions, look no further than 2710 S. Glebe Road in Arlington, where the money behind Maserati of Washington has opened a new pop-up store. A modestly refreshed seafood shop vacant for approximately five years (the remodel was […]

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Next Mazda Miata: Make it special…

The Next Mazda Miata: Make it special…

The just-released pics of the newest Miata certainly do justice to their subject, but probably don’t do justice to the history of the subject. Building on a tradition now 25 years young, the Miata has a very special place in the hearts and minds of enthusiasts across this country – and around the world. And […]

September 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
New ‘top end’ Cadillac sedan announced; arrives late 2015

New ‘top end’ Cadillac sedan announced; arrives late 2015

Cadillac has needed a premier model to complement the Cadillac CTS, the model that’s the linchpin of the brand’s revival. The CTS—sedan, wagon and coupe—has been joined by the compact Cadillac ATS and the full-size Cadillac XTS. But to square off with competitors such as the Audi A8/S8 requires Cadillac to go even further upmarket. […]

September 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Jaguar XE debuts in London theater-like production

Jaguar XE debuts in London theater-like production

To introduce the 2016 Jaguar XE sedan, the British carmaker presented an almost two-hour stage production worthy of a Broadway, designed to close after for a one night stand and only in front of invited glitterati and important people.  Along with anyone who signed on to watch it live on the internet. And the Jaguar […]

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Cars with Personality: We pick the top eight

Cars with Personality: We pick the top eight

Cars with personality, you know what that means. Cars with attitude and a twinkle in their headlights. Often these are special vehicles built on the same platform as an ordinary sedan or crossover. The car with personality is not for the timid because they will be noticed. In the witness protection plan? Forget it. You […]

September 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
2016 Mazda Miata breaks cover in Monterey, we have the facts

2016 Mazda Miata breaks cover in Monterey, we have the facts

Derek Jenkins, Mazda’s director of design, introduced the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata at simultaneous events in Spain, Japan and—where Jenkins actually was—Monterey, California. While admitting that getting the opportunity was a dream-come-true type of thing for a designer, the next thought he had was “I hope we don’t screw this up.” From our first look […]

September 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Three of eight Corvettes damaged in museum sinkhole collapse to be restored

Three of eight Corvettes damaged in museum sinkhole collapse to be restored

When a sinkhole opened up below the National Corvette Museum, it swallowed up eight historic ‘Vettes, and the cars, all damaged, became a museum attraction in their own right. The bad news is that five of them were too smashed up to restore. The good news is that three have been selected to restore. Chevrolet […]

August 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Mazda’s MX-5 Miata @ 25: That was then…and it is now

Mazda’s MX-5 Miata @ 25: That was then…and it is now

As this is written, I’m beginning my third month of a scheduled 90-day ‘test’ in a new, zero-miles Miata. Although not the package commemorating the Miata’s 25th anniversary, the PRHT variant incorporates as many bells-and-whistles as a Miata can reasonably offer, while still remaining a Miata and not – thankfully – the Lexus SC 430. […]

August 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
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