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Dodge Caravan: A Car That Changed The World

Dodge Caravan, a car that changed the world attracts little attention at a local car show.

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Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

Style and luxury are usually sold at a premium. In the world of classic cars, you can still find something that will turn heads but not put you in the poor house

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Genesis and Ferrari, Design in 7 Days

According to the bible, it took God just seven days to create the world as we know it. Unfortunately, God doesn’t design cars, because the average time to develop a new car can be as long as four years. – Chris Raymond

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Obscure Sedans of Yore

Today we will take a look at some of the most obscure sport sedans of the past. You may recognize some, but I bet a few will be new.

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20 Greatest Movie Car Chases

The car chase is an art form unlike no other. These are some of the best chases ever put to film.

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From Concept to Showroom

“The Future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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BMW is Electric

It is our collective and individual responsibility

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2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

Billed as the longest lasting truck of its kind, the all new Chevy Silverado 2500HD for 2017 has some major changes and enhancements in store for diehard Chevy fans.

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Chris On Cars in Times Square

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Car Design as Art, Figoni & Falaschi

I have always considered the “Golden Age” of car design to be the period of the 1920’s and 30’s. Sure, the 1950’s were great, but true custom car design was at its peak during the time of the great coachbuilders, and the most flamboyant of the lot were the French.

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Top 10 Most Innovative Cars of All Time

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower

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PreWar Cars

This week, I found something more incredible than anything I have ever seen. It is called PreWarCar, and it is a classified listing of some of the rarest, most astonishing cars ever made.

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Most Beautiful Cars: Ferrari 250

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10 Of the Most Beautiful Supercars

Being the envy of your peers is standard issue if you can manage to get hold of a supercar. – Chris Raymond

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Layla – The Boat Tail Riviera

I tried to give you consolation…When your old man had let you down. Like a fool, I fell in love with you, Turned my whole world upside down. – Eric Clapton

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Guest Posts

Bridgestone Drive & Learn

You get the best out of others when you get the best out of yourself – Harvey S. Firestone

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Exchange and Mart – Affordable Classics Online

Classic cars represent something of an anomaly in the automotive industry, and not just because of their unique design features and fascinating history.

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12 Future Investment Classics and Why You Should Avoid Them

Investing in classic cars has never been more appealing or popular than it is today. Investment gurus across the nation are spinning stories of amazing returns and massive gains that can be had simply by purchasing a used car.

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2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

Billed as the longest lasting truck of its kind, the all new Chevy Silverado 2500HD for 2017 has some major changes and enhancements in store for diehard Chevy fans.

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Ford Builds on Perfection

Year after year Ford’s F Series Trucks have been one of America’s bestselling trucks and again this year, the 2017 Ford F250 Super Duty XL tops the charts.

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DAJIBAN: Why 1990s Dodge Ram Vans are All the Rage in Japan

Keep reading to learn more about the ‘90s Dodge Ram phenomenon and how demand for this economical van has risen in an astounding manner

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BigBoyToyz – The Name Says It All

BigBoyToyz has gathered a collection of the finest whips in a mind blowing showroom

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Car Lister’s Epic Giveaway!

To celebrate the launch of their new website, Car Lister is introducing the 2016 Car Lister’s EPIC Giveaway.

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Top 7 Cars USA Gave To the World This Decade

Here is a list of some of the best cars built by US-based automakers this decade. – Chris Raymond

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6 Iconic Cars from TV and Film

Have a look six of the greatest rides of the silver screen, which have become the stuff of every kid

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The Epicness of Ford

“If she doesn’t scare the hell out of you a little, then she is not the one.” – Unknown

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How to Avoid Junk Car Buyer Scams

After years of driving your car, you have decided to get a new one, but do not want to simply throw your old one away.

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Three Great Reasons to Start Your Car Search Online

Remember those times when your only hope of finding a car was heading down to the local dealership hoping that they would have something suitable?

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The New Ford – Going Further

A new era in automotive design is slipping by unnoticed. In a world where our technology changes on a daily basis, consumers and journalists alike have come to treat all advancements as ordinary.

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The Art of the Movie Car Chase

Car chases have become action movie must-have scenes which can make or break the success of a film. Get it wrong and it looks like a worn out clich

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Product Reviews

Lost America

These photographs are part of the website and collection of Troy Paiva. His site, called “Lost America” is full of abandoned places, junk machines, and moonlit landscapes all photographed in striking colors. The effect is haunting, beautiful, and very eerie. I absolutely love it.

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Dyson V6 Car & Boat Vacuum

Dyson is cool. Their products are not just different; they are cutting edge and modern. For me they are the Apple of home appliances

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Strange Brew – The Cars of Buch-t

Of course life is bizzare, the more bizzare it gets, the more interesting it is – David Gerrold

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My Forza Horizon Garage

Forza Horizon is one of the best racing simulation games available, and the design studio allows you to create custom paint schemes and graphics. Heaven for anyone secretly wanting to be Chip Foose.

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BooEnn Sunglasses – Powered by the Sun

Our first new product review for Chris on Cars comes from a company called BooEnn.

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Old School Spring Car Mod’s

With the sun shining and the temperature reaching 70 degrees, I decided to hop in my Miata and go run a few errands yesterday. “Running errands” is a great excuse to get out of the house – ahem, office – and get some fresh air. The only downside is other humans like fresh air, too. And many of them have crudely customized cars.

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More Great Car Commercials

It seems that every five minutes there is another boring car commercial on TV.

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“JUST ADDED” – Chris on Cars Store

Chris on Cars Merchandise

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Ken Block – San Francisco Gymkhana

Gymkhana is a type of motorsport with timed events and/or speed events in an automobile. These can feature obstacles such as cones, tires, and barrels. This is better!

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A World Class Collection

Collecting seems to bring out that primitive instinct for the hunt in some of its devotees, who stalk their prey with skill. – Alicia Craig Faxon

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Who is the Best Car Photographer?

Car Photography is work. Taking a simple photograph of your car is much more difficult than you think, and getting the perfect shot seems to be as much about chance as it is skill.

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Gran Turismo 5 Cars – Part II

Someone at Polyphony is a car lover, and one look at the new Gran Turismo 5 list will confirm it. This is Part II of my highlights from the GT5 cars, and it includes some amazing automobiles.

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Gran Turismo 5 Dream Car Garage

Ever wish you could create your own dream car garage? Most of us do, but very few of us have the money to make it a reality. Now, there is an alternative that will allow you to buy the cars of your dreams, and drive them on the best tracks in the world, all for around 50 bucks.

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Grand Turismo 5 Coming Soon!

The king of driving games, Grand Turismo 5 may finally be coming to a store near you!

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Editorials

Curious Beauty – The Cars of Virgil Exner

“Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.” – Jean Cocteau

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Ford SVT Raptor, Designed for Men

The Ford SVT Raptor was designed on a mountaintop, by secret disappearing ninjas using the greatest technologies known to man.

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Massachusetts Miracle

“And this is good old Boston, the home of the bean and the cod, where the Lowells talk only to Cabots, and the Cabots talk only to God. – John Collins Bossidy

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12 Best Cars for Villains

“Neither love nor evil conquers all, but evil cheats more.” – Laurell K. Hamilton, Cerulean Sins

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The Perfect Summer Cruiser

The summer night is like a perfection of thought – Wallace Stevens

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Snowpocalypse!

This week, I have decided to post some photos from around the net showing the snowpocalypse that is making life difficult for most of the country. – Chris Raymond

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Fear and Loathing in Design

“A car designer left to his own devices will produce a 1966 GTO. A car designer under the control of a committee will produce a 2006 GTO.” – Chris Raymond

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Local Car Shows

Today I decided to finally add some of the pictures I had taken at local car shows. There seems to be a show every night of the week, and the pictures are starting to pile up.

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Yesterday

“Nostalgia is a seductive liar.” – George Ball

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Bring Back Clarkson

“Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that’s what gets you.” – Jeremy Clarkson

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Toad Hall Sports Car Collection

At one point Bill Putman had 58 cars in his collection. All but one of them is red and all trimmed with “Minuteman Racing” decals, it’s come down to about 40 or so now though.

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Ugly is Forever

Beauty is fleeting, Ugly is forever – Anonymous

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Classic Cars from eBay!

Another day, another cool set of cars from eBay!

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Which Car Would You Choose?

“I will give you one car, free of charge, as long as its value is less than one million dollars, and you can’t sell it.” Which one would you choose?

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How To Sell A Car

One of the most important rules in selling any car is to include great photos. In fact, the better the photo, the more money you will get when it’s time for the cash to change hands.

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Not All Car Shows Are Fun

I once tried to describe a local car show as a place where everyone is a friend, where car people gather to share their latest projects, and where history and beauty is literally “at your fingertips.”

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James Garner – A True Gearhead

“I’d rather live my life accepting that I’m not perfect, than spending my whole life pretending to be.” – James Garner

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Lincoln’s Recovery – Cancelling the Farewell Address

“How Nice – to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five

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Macie’s Christmas Wish

“Macie recently discovered she has a new magical power, the ability to create infinite food. On car rides, Macie has turned into a vomit-making perpetual motion machine. – Chris Raymond

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From Pebble Beach to Udaipur India

Recently I was lucky enough to receive an email from a fellow auto journalist named Claus Muller. Claus is a collector, racer and Managing Director of the Munich Café Racers.

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Car Reviews

Worst Cars from the 1970’s

This list is “The Worst Cars Sold in the US during the 1970’s,” a time of muscle cars, “Nimitz” class family sedans, and quick rusting steel.

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Obscure Sedans of Yore

Today we will take a look at some of the most obscure sport sedans of the past. You may recognize some, but I bet a few will be new.

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Muscle Cars

Some cool photos for all the muscle car fans out there!

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The Next Generation

“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” – George Orwell

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BMW Art Cars

I dislike BMW

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Spyker – Style is Dead

“Legend remains victorious in spite of history.” – Sarah Bernhardt

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Die Another Day – Jensen Interceptor

The Jensen Interceptor is a classic GT automobile, one that reeked of style, performance and luxury. It has always been one of my favorite cars, and I consider it an icon. In Britain, It is to the 1970

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Miata – World’s Best

Mazda recently announced another automotive milestone for everyone’s favorite little roadster. The “Best selling two-seat sports car in the world” is again the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

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Citroen SM

The dramatic and futuristic Citroen SM was a revolutionary car and its recent anniversary is a significant milestone.

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Aussie Cars Down Under

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia. – Charles M. Schultz

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Power, Beauty, Sold – Aston Martin

Love of Beauty is taste; the creation of beauty is art

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eBay Gems

One man

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Nissan Cube: Form Over Function

“There is no better designer than nature” – Alexander McQueen. It seems that the designers at Nissan have heard this quote before, because nature has played a very large part in the new Nissan Cube.

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Yugo, Victim or Victimizer?

Car Design: The best way to start on this subject is to have some fun and start at the bottom. One thing I learned early on about cars is that the worse the car is, the more famous it will become. Take the Yugo (Please)

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Hindustan Ambassador, Good Design Since 1948

Make a list of the best car designs in automotive history and I bet it will include the VW Beetle, the Land Rover and the Jaguar E-Type. One car that would be missing is the subject of today’s discussion.

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Bentley Mulsanne, The New Flagship

The new Mulsanne is now the ultimate luxury flagship for the historic Bentley Motors, available in the US for about $285,000 dollars.

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A Challenger Appears

One day last week, a Challenger appeared at my door to stake its claim as king of the garage. In an instant, my tiny Mazda Miata became an outcast, losing its prime garage spot and being forever banished to the elements.

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The Most Intelligent Car Ever Built

What type of car would James Bond buy for himself? The answer, if you have read the novels, is a Saab 900 called the Silver Beast.

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Revolutionary, Nazi Killer, Hitler’s other People’s Car

Adolph Hitler and Dr. Ferdinand Porsche are usually credited with the development of the Volkswagen Beetle. But there is another designer who shares in the credit, one who is not only forgotten, but was only recognized for his achievement after he sued Porsche, and one.

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Volkswagen CC, Borrowed Design

Every designers’ dirty little secret is that they copy other designers’ work. They see work they like, and they imitate it. Rather cheekily, they call this inspiration. — Aaron Russell

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Road Tests

Layla – The Boat Tail Riviera

I tried to give you consolation…When your old man had let you down. Like a fool, I fell in love with you, Turned my whole world upside down. – Eric Clapton

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Pagani Huayra

Pagani, the pantomime horse of supercar manufacturers has done it again. It has built a machine that pushes the boundaries of what a supercar can be.

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Mazda MX-5 Miata 20th Anniversary Edition

You’ve probably heard by now that Mazda is building 20th Anniversary editions of the MX-5 Miata. There is one for Europe, Japan, the UK, but none for us here.

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New McLaren MP4-12C

Looking for a way to spend that Wall Street bonus money? No? Well you’ve ruined my intro. Okay, let’s say you are. You’re in luck, because McLaren is making a new car. For about $244,000, you can be one of the gilded one-percenters to own the new McLaren MP4-12C.

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    President Trump announced on Tuesday that he had signed an executive order to eliminate and streamline Obama-era regulations that might hinder the construction of U.S. roads and bridges. Absent, however, was any legislation regarding previous promises of allocating a trillion dollars revitalize the nation’s infrastructure. While the press conference was mired by the weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, the topic […]
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  • Will Buyers Wait Until 2022 for a Next-generation Honda Civic? August 16, 2017
    The lifespan of an average car-model usually lasts a half-decade before the automaker shells out for a full redesign, unless it’s a Nissan Frontier or Lincoln Navigator. That’s more or less the rule at Honda when it comes to the top-selling compact car in North America, the Civic. While the eighth-generation Civic soldiered on for […]
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  • Ford F-150’s V8 Market Share Shrinks to Just a Quarter August 16, 2017
    As Ford prepares to launch the refreshed 2018 F-150 with a thoroughly updated engine lineup, Blue Oval product planners expect 2017’s engine selection to continue. That means the 5.0-liter V8, while mildly upgraded for 2018, will be found under the hood of only one in four 2018 F-150s. The transition has been a rapid one. […]
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