Monthly Archives: November 2011

4-Wheel Drive Arctic Adventure, 1969

Until 1968, the only way to get north of the village of Livengood, Alaska, about 80 miles north of Fairbanks, was by bush pilot or Nodwell, a tracked vehicle specifically designed to traverse wilderness terrain in winter. That year, in … Continue reading

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Could the VW Passat Be Your Car of the Year?

Motor Trend CotY – Diesel Version Among the cars available for test driving by the press at the 2011 Los Angeles International Auto Show, your correspondent drove a luscious burgundy TDI version of this VW Passat. The Volkswagen Group’s clean diesel technology, … Continue reading

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From the 2011 Los Angeles International Auto Show

A Candy Store for Cars For people who are always looking for their next car, even if it’s only a fantasy, there’s no better place to window shop than an Auto Show. The one they call The Los Angeles International … Continue reading

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Intros, Concepts Crowd LA Auto Show Press Day

Stuff You Can Buy (or lease) Now Concept cars and dream machines are fun to fantasize about, but the meat and potatoes of Auto Shows are the new models that you may want to consider (or not) if you are … Continue reading

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Of Laptops and Luddites

Take Me Back – But Not All The Way! There’s a scene in Star Trek – Generations (The one with both Captains Kirk and Picard) set on a computer-generated 19th-century sailing “Enterprise.” At one point Picard comments on how great it must have been to … Continue reading

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