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  • Muscle & Flow

    The most prolific era of the American muscle car started in 1970, when growling engines, screeching tires, and acrid blue smoke were lit in the night by the glow of a thousand red taillights. 1970 was also the year the… [ read more ]

    09/03/09
  • Corner Culture

    The Corvette Sting Ray and the Aston Martin DB5 were unquestionably cool. Over the years, Toyotas were affordable and reliable, but never quite cool. Then, at the 2002 New York Auto Show, the auto giant introduced the Scion, a vehicle… [ read more ]

    09/03/09
  • Hatch Made in Heaven

    Elsewhere in the world, hatchbacks are ubiquitous. From Tokyo to Wolfsburg, they gamely fulfill their utilitarian purposes as people, uh, do whatever it is people do in other countries. Here in America, however, drivers have typically shunned small, fuel-efficient cars…. [ read more ]

    09/03/09
  • Hip to be Square

    As the SUV craze sputters to a halt, automotive designers are learning to provide space and ? exibility in cool box-shaped vehicles, all without, um, cutting corners. Honda led the way with the Element (said to be fashioned after a… [ read more ]

    09/03/09
  • Shifting Gears

    West Coast Customs Corona, CA, 951-284-0680, westcoastcustoms.com Established: 1993Video may have killed the radio star, but reality TV has downright annihilated the reputation and cred of more than a rising luminary or two. That could have been the story of… [ read more ]

    08/05/09