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Lexus and its Coupes – From Sport Coupe to Radical Concept

Lexus and its Coupes – From Sport Coupe to Radical Concept

Alexandra, VA – It’s a fall afternoon, and I’m at a light just north of Alexandria’s Old Town. To my left is an early ‘90s Lexus SC, in what looks to be immaculate condition; behind the wheel is a 20-something that makes him a toddler when the car was first sold. His window is down, and […]

October 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
‘Mustang Bucket List Tour’ gets Mustang club owners to happily carry Ford’s water

‘Mustang Bucket List Tour’ gets Mustang club owners to happily carry Ford’s water

It may appear to be carrying coals to Newcastle, but Ford is traveling the country pitching the 2015 Ford Mustang to the Mustang faithful. The “Mustang Bucket List Tour” is hitting seven cities around the U.S., enticing Mustang club members to attend with a test drive the 2015 Mustang even before it hits dealer showrooms. […]

October 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Manual Transmission: Get ‘em before they’re not…

The Manual Transmission: Get ‘em before they’re not…

In the November issue of Automobile magazine, an editorial celebration of Ferrari’s 60 years in America devotes one of five Ferrari articles to a privately-owned 599 with manual transmission. In that the last Ferrari with a manual transmission rolled off the assembly line in 2011, finding an example wasn’t a walk in the park…it was a drive […]

October 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
EPA Regs, Consumer Fleet Pump U.S. Up!

EPA Regs, Consumer Fleet Pump U.S. Up!

WASHINGTON – In a report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency last Wednesday, new vehicles sold in the U.S. achieved an all-time high fuel economy in the 2013 model year. The average – 24.1 miles per gallon – represented a .5 mile per gallon improvement over 2012, and reflects an almost 5 mile per gallon […]

October 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
CarBuzzard celebrates its 1000th article with an article about 1000cc

CarBuzzard celebrates its 1000th article with an article about 1000cc

CarBuzzard is celebrating its one-thousandth article. Thanks to the combined efforts of Buzzardette BJ Killeen, Just-a-Buzzard Dave Boldt, Just-a-Buzzard Nick Yost, Just-a-Buzzard Ron Moorhead and Buzzard-in-Chief John Matras, we’ve rolled over the odometer with new car reviews, news and our views, old car stuff, tech and how to stuff, places to go, and the occasional […]

October 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Hot picks from Paris: 2014 Paris auto show standouts we’d like to own

Hot picks from Paris: 2014 Paris auto show standouts we’d like to own

There’s always neat stuff at Paris, and if we had a big enough garage, these are some we’d find a place to park: Bentley Mulsanne Speed: If the Bentley Mulsanne isn’t fast enough, might we suggest the Mulsanne Speed? The Speed lives up to its name with a “reengineered” powertrain, raising the output of its 6¾-litre […]

October 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
A Buffet of car dealerships: Berkshire Hathaway buys nearly 80 car stores

A Buffet of car dealerships: Berkshire Hathaway buys nearly 80 car stores

Remember that old commercial, when EF Hutton talks, people listen? Well, Warren Buffet is talking with his money, and we’re listening. Berkshire Hathaway, Buffet’s giant money-making machine, has just announced it will be purchasing Van Tuyl Group, Inc., which is the fifth largest auto dealership group in the country. There are close to 80 dealerships […]

October 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Kawasaki Debuts Ninja H2R: Now up, and batting 300…horsepower

Kawasaki Debuts Ninja H2R: Now up, and batting 300…horsepower

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
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