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CIW 2014 year in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Cool Performance Features For the ’15 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

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Two 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Burnouts!

Smoking the tires on a pair of 707-horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats. . .   . .  

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2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

The dissonance between first look and first wheel turn was jarring.Alfa Romeo had chosen a suitably hip venue in which to showcase the coupe that will mark the brand’s honest-to-God return to the US market – a graffiti-festooned warehouse housing … Continue reading

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2014 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake

We’d consider giving up vital organs for the opportunity to drive any number of vehicles on the Nürburgring: supercars, racecars, track cars, even hot hatches… but a station wagon? That might not seem like a top choice at first blush, … Continue reading

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Kia GT4 Stinger Concept – Up Close & Personal – 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Get an up close look at the Kia GT4 Stinger Concept at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Could compete with Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S?           View the original article here

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Jay Leno puts a classic Corvette Stingray under the lens

Jay Leno’s Garage has been on a British vehicle streak for the last several weeks. A true American classic finally puts that to an end with the latest feature focusing in on a 1963 Chevy Corvette Coupe with a fuel-injected … Continue reading

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

It may be impossible to spend a day in Chevrolet’s new C7 Corvette without someone asking what you think about the iconic sports car – magnetism is an understatement. I was approached by strangers in a grocery store parking lot, … Continue reading

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2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

We’re comfortable ranking the new Lambo with a score of “Monica Bellucci” on the scale of Italian hotness. We’re fresh from the heart of the Lamborghini headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, where Italian and German executives have beamed like proud … Continue reading

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C.I.W. 2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,600 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

About 20 seconds, and 30 miles per hour. These are, if not the most heart-thumping statistics you need to know before continuing to read the rest of this review, the most pertinent to get out of the way. What are … Continue reading

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Turkey Fryer

. . . Cool way to cook a turkey, but I think it would be too smoky. 🙂

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2013 Audi RS Q3

The year 1994 was a really good year for German performance fans, because it was that year when Audi released its very first official RS model (for “RennSport,” or racing sport), the RS2 Avant. Recently, I was invited to participate … Continue reading

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2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series – Up Close & Personal

Get an up close and personal look at the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series. . This is one sexy car. . View the original article here

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How To: Beat Launch Control in an SRT Viper GTS

Here’s  how the SRT Viper’s launch control system works, and how to beat it for even faster acceleration runs. . . .  

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