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Q. Do any crossovers have better visibility than the Toyota Venza? I thought I had settled on buying a Toyota Venza but have read several bad reviews about visibility. Is that just a problem with all crossovers, or is it more of a problem with the Venza? A. The Venza has plenty of company in regards to poor visibility to the rear and over the right shoulder among crossover SUVs and a large number...Read more »
On the surface, I take no issue with SUVs -- take a pickup truck, throw a “capped”-looking body on the chassis, and you’ve got some ground clearance and offroad fun. The problem is, we live on Earth, not inside a Jeep commercial. Most of us will only ever commute in our vehicles.
Which means you’ll probably be stuck behind someone in a Pilot or Yukon on your way to work tomorrow, the road...Read more »
Jerry Seinfeld just launched this web show called “Comedians in Cars getting Coffee.” It’s about, well … You go check it out. Ricky Gervais laughs nervously for 8 minutes and Larry David has tea instead of coffee. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Seinfeld is always funny. I almost watched “B-Movie” but then I realized that the live action coming attraction wasn’t going to...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1956 Continental Mark II convertible owned by Glynette and Barry Wolk WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING American luxury cars were riding high in the 1950s, but not high enough for Ford, which decided to target Rolls-Royce by offering the sumptuous Mark II sport coupe for $10,000, about double the price of a Cadillac. “It was actually built by a separate division of Ford Motor Company...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1962 Triumph TR3B owned by John Scarola WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING The TR3, built from 1955 to 1962, has captured the hearts and minds of British car enthusiasts for decades. This popular model was to be replaced in 1961 by a new version, the TR4. But, as the story goes, the manufacturer was so worried about the new roadster’s U.S. sales that it updated the old model and...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1952 MG TD replica owned by Ken Kraft WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING MGs from the ‘40s and ‘50s have been so popular that a host of replica companies cropped up to make copies with more modern chassis and engines, as well as fiberglass bodies. Kraft’s British racing green roadster, known as a Fiberfab Migi II, “uses the chassis, engine and other components of the 1970 Volkswagen...Read more »
That goes for me too.
I was just looking through the Newsday paper and saw an obit for a William F. Milliken Jr.
Read the full Washington Post obit
He built an airplane as a teenager, did high-alttitude tests in a B-17 bomber and helped develop the B-29.
He wrote “Race Car Vehicle Dynamics,” a formula-one “bible.” I haven’t read it, but then again I’ve always hated...Read more »
Nah, this is the coolest car on eBay right now. It’s a recreation of Mark Donohue’s 1971 American Motors Javelin raced in the Trans Am Challenge.
It’s not the original car but in most ways, it’s better. According to the ad, it was designed to be driven on the street or track. You can take it to Stewart’s to get eggnog. That’s right, you can get eggnog at a Stewart’s in the summer, or even...Read more »
Star of “Return Of the Killer Tomatoes,” George Clooney is putting his ’08 Tesla Roadster (number 0008 built) up for auction at the fancy firm Gooding & Company. Who cares, right?
Well, it’s an electric sports car, which means when you do burnouts in the parking lot it makes sounds like your laptop after watching 3 hours of dogs farting on the internets. This makes it a game-changer.
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