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  • Watch the 600hp+ Targa Truck rip up the Brigus stage of the Targa Newfoundland

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    If you haven’t got enough of the Targa Truck on camera then, to quote Tommy Callahan, “Get ready to live!”

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  • Local Hero

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    “I’d be ashamed,” my driving partner said, clucking his tongue behind the wheel, “It’s embarrassing.” Just up ahead, the shining flanks of a Cayman GT4 rippled along this undulating road – 20” alloys, a 3.8L flat-six making a highly-underrated 385hp, functional aerodynamics, huge brakes. It’s a fantastic little car, terrier-like in tenacity, grippy like a […]

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  • Four stories of Gilles Villeneuve

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    When man becomes myth, oft-times the human element is lost. The stories are told and retold, the feats and the failings, and a figure becomes fixed in the imagination like a colossus. We read, and watch, and we think we know – but often we don’t have the whole picture. Gilles Villeneuve, born today sixty-five […]

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  • Picture Books for Little Hoons

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    Being a car guy (or car girl) doesn’t stop when your little one takes his or her first breath. Being a well-rested car guy? Well, that’s something else entirely. But having kids in your life isn’t the complete life-altering experience that movies and television make it out to be. Sure, you might start taking better […]

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  • Stop the pressers: a Hoonicopia of Automotive Excellence. And a Hyundai Pony too.

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    Nearly everyone in this business remembers their first presser with fondness, be it ever so humble. A Fit, a Corolla, a Dodge Neon with crank windows – it doesn’t matter what it was, just that you finally had the opportunity to write something useful or incisive or interesting. Mine was a Nissan S-Cargo. That… that […]

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  • On Driving a Manual Transmission Ferrari V12

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    Ferrari is no longer in the business of selling cars with manual transmissions. Primarily, this is because they’re in the business of selling cars, and hardly any supercar buyer these days seems to give a crap about the appeal of a close-ratio six -speed and the three-pedal waltz. Not that you can’t still buy a […]

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  • VISIT: Ubiquitous Green Fiat Panda

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    Every single place I went…

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  • Mega-Gallery: Behind the Scenes at WRC Rally Sardinia

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    Anybody who follows the World Rally Championship already knows what happened here. Finally, without the superhuman foe of umpteen-time champion Sebastien Loeb around, somebody else looks like he might just win the WRC. Dude’s name is also Sebastien. Seriously, VW, your cloning program is just a tad too obvious. Anyway, circumstances found me and my […]

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