Historic British cars come ashore in Rhode Island
Jun07

Historic British cars come ashore in Rhode Island

Often, we look for something that connects with our passion, that is exciting, that is new, and is beautiful to look at. Summer is just about here and, in Rhode Island, summer is the season. But how often does something spectacular and new come along? There is one new event -well, almost new, it’s in its 2nd season – that takes place this week, June 9th-12th, 2016 in Bristol and it’s the British Motorcar Festival. The festival...

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Koenigsegg working on 400 hp 1.6 litre turbo engine
May24

Koenigsegg working on 400 hp 1.6 litre turbo engine

A 400hp 1.6 liter turbo engine. Sounds like engine designers are looking to the Ipod for inspiration. Thankfully, companies like Koenigsegg keep pushing the boundaries. “Christian von Koenigsegg, founder and CEO of Koenigsegg AB revealed in an interview with Carbuzz that the company is working together with Chinese automaker Qoros to develop a small displacement engine with 400 hp.” “Koenigsegg described the...

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Next-gen Audi A5 Sportback spied in India
May22

Next-gen Audi A5 Sportback spied in India

Seems like Audi is using Indian roads to quietly, or not so quietly, road test their newest, unreleased models like the Audi A5 Sportback. That works; especially if we keep getting these sneak peeks. “The next-gen Audi A5 Sportback has been spied for the first time on Indian soil. This yet-to-be-unveiled model is based on Audi’s next-gen A4 sedan which is slated to launch in India later this year.” “The spotting of...

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How a Freaky WWI Camouflage Trick Could Be Reworked For the 21st Century
May20

How a Freaky WWI Camouflage Trick Could Be Reworked For the 21st Century

If cars are painted in camouflage that’s designed to distort our perception of their speed, won’t it be a fun drive on the highway!   “During World War I, ships were painted in zebra stripes to deceive the enemy. The effectiveness of this “dazzle” camouflage was never quite clear, but a new study suggests that these zigzag patterns can be quite deceptive when they move.” “As it turns out, to make...

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Toyota Land Cruisers provide emergency signal in Outback
May12

Toyota Land Cruisers provide emergency signal in Outback

I love Land Cruisers. Never drove one, but love them. They’re being used in the Australian Outback to piggy back wireless signals off each other in emergencies. “The moving network allows folks to make emergency calls or send geo-tagged messages that are passed from vehicle to vehicle. When one of the LandCruisers is in range of a base station, the data is then sent to first responders and the rest of the world. The...

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East Meets West: A Liberty Walk SRT8 Challenger
May10

East Meets West: A Liberty Walk SRT8 Challenger

This is a beautiful fusion of American muscle and Japanese flair. When I first glanced at this Challenger I thought of the Smokey and the Bandit Trans-AM; black and gold and cool. But this car is a different kind of show. I don’t think it would fare too well jumping the river like the Bandit. “When it comes to blending Japanese styling with American culture, no one does it better than Liberty Walk. It’s been almost two...

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