Monthly Archives: October 2011

Car Decisions – The 3rd Party Guides

What’s the Big Deal? Every year the mainstream media reports on what Consumer Reports and J. D. Power say about the reliability and initial quality of the current crop of cars. Car magazines do their best to stay honest, but … Continue reading

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Cyclist/Motorist Responsibility in a Greener World

The Times They Are A-Changin’ As a friend and I met to go to the Alt Car Expo in Santa Monica a few weeks ago he told me about an encounter he’d seen between a motorist and a kid on an electric skateboard. The skateboarder … Continue reading

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Jaguar XK-E Memories at 50

Vintage Headline: British Cruise Missile Launched Even if you were paying attention to automotive affairs back in March of 1961, you were probably unprepared for the roadgoing missile launched by Sir William Lyons, co-founder and Managing Director of Jaguar Cars Limited, … Continue reading

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Saturday – Before the Concours at Pebble Beach, 2011

A Peek behind the Scenes The spectators at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance see only the results. To the casual eye, these beautiful classic, vintage, antique, or specialty cars all look to have achieved an unimaginable perfection. But while … Continue reading

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Alt Car Expo 2011 – Incremental Progress

Santa Monica – September 30, 2011 Not Much New The Alt Car Expo in Santa Monica is becoming an annual fixture, as are some of its featured exhibits. The Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf were back in force, bolstered by … Continue reading

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