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The shortest month of the year is here after what felt like the longest month ever (yes I know January is the longest month). The stupid groundhog saw his shadow so we may be in for several more weeks of winter too, if you believe in such nonsense.

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I'm not one for superstitions or horror movies, so the fact that this Week in Review column falls on Friday the 13th means very little to me. In fact, the big news from the auto industry is all positive as the prestigious North American Car, Truck and SUV of the Year Awards (NACTOY) were han…

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Digitization has always been a keystone of BMW’s engineering and technology philosophies, emphasizing the sustainability and human connection of mobility. Thus, as we move into a future ripe with alternative realities and artificial intelligence, the German automaker has innovated a Consumer…

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The advancements in digital technologies, EV development, and forward-thinking by Mercedes-Benz were on full display at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. With incontrovertible electrification innovations -- both current and on the horizon -- the automotive manufacturing …

This week's week in review is all about trucks! Ram showed off their Electric Ram and Ford brags about retaining their best-selling truck crown for the 46th straight year.

2022 is about to conclude. But before we ring in 2023 and sing Auld Lang Syne, it's a good time to look back at 2022 from The Weekend Drive (TWD) standpoint.

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Most of the country has already taken a major blast from winter, and some of us are already anticipating ski season and road trips to the mountains. Others might live in the mountains, or other places where winter driving is a daily event, and not for the faint of heart. If you’re in any of …

December 23 is the "official" date for the made-up Seinfeld holiday known as Festivus. I'm perhaps the world's biggest Seinfeld fan, so I do celebrate Festivus. No, there's no feats of strength or even a pole, but it's a good time to have the airing of grievances. If you're not familiar with…

This week there's some big news (think massive horsepower) for the next generation of the iconic Ford Mustang. Also, Toyota has had a good month with news about the all-new Prius. Plus Mazda finally lets out some information on the Mazda CX-90 (spoiler alert, it's going to be electric).

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At the BMW Welt in Munich, Germany, Automotive Rhythms had a chance to witness the much-anticipated BMW 3.0 CSL (Coupe Sport Lightweight) which honors the 50th Anniversary of BMW M and its storied racing passion. Fifty of these prestigious and mostly hand-built machines will be produced by a…

Every Friday I plan to give a succinct wrap up of news from around the automotive world. This week centers around some big news from Toyota with two new vehicles teased, but also Chevy likely irking many Corvette enthusiast by announcing some big news about the iconic Corvette. Also, if you …

Nostalgic dreams culminated into a memorable fall day at the fascinating Gilmore Car Museum where I experienced multiple generations of mobility beginning with the first-ever production automobile from the mind of Karl Benz, dubbed the Benz Motorwagen. Located in the rural lands of Hickory C…

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Cars are what’s generally known as a ‘depreciating asset’. They’re not an investment, they’re going to be worth less as time goes on. But there are a few exceptions—the ones that are rare and/or particularly prized among enthusiasts and likely to become collectible. They may not depreciate a…

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As gas prices have reached dizzying heights in the last few months, we’ve all started to pay more attention to our mileage and looked for ways to alleviate the pain at the pump. The demand for electric vehicles has never been higher, but they’re not a viable option for everyone. 

Ford dropped a lot of news this morning and it's hard to dissect all of the info. Beyond the PR-speak of adding 6,200 new union manufacturing jobs in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri with a $3.7 billion investment, there's more to get excited about.

While every automaker seems to be pushing their way to the limelight to announce their latest electric vehicle offering, Fisker, the California-based electric vehicle manufacturer, announced their third vehicle offering. There's plenty of spotlight to share, and with their electric sports ca…

Mercedes–Maybach unveils the final chapter of Project MAYBACH - its collaboration with trusted partner, the late polymath artist, architect, creative director, fashion designer and philanthropist, Virgil Abloh. Designed in partnership with Mercedes-Benz Group AG Chief Design Officer Gorden W…

There's an old Jerry Seinfeld stand up bit about car names. The gist of it is that he makes fun of car names as sounding close to a real word that sounds impressive. He even goes so far as to mention the Acura Integra, which is oh-so-close to integral.

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Imagine the opportunity to grab the keys to any new BMW, MINI, or Motorrad bike of your liking and hitting the desert roads outside of Palm Springs. So, to all enthusiasts of German elite machines, welcome to BMW Group Test Fest at the BMW Performance Center West in Thermal, CA for a few exc…

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With a smartphone in almost every pocket, it seems that virtually nothing goes unrecorded anymore. And to capture things that happen on the road, while we’re driving, dash cams are becoming more and more commonplace.

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Past behavior is always the best predictor of future performance. Of course, that means the transfer of DNA and anomalous design techniques from the Pagani Zonda into the Huayra hypercar would present auto aficionados with a hypnotically gorgeous and road-thrilling specimen. Its short but ma…

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Yes I review new vehicles for a living. Yes, I’m very fortunate. And through this fortunate career, I’ve met many people whose memory I hold dear. None more so than Gale Halderman, who was the principle designer of the original Ford Mustang.

Automatic transmissions are king. Some may not like it, but it’s just a fact that most people prefer driving without a clutch. There are some however that LOVE a manual transmission. They enjoy the connection they feel with their car, the engagement they have when rowing through the gears, a…

Overview: This is the future of several modes of transportation of people and cargo. So many applications that you will come up with many yourself I haven’t even considered.