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50 Shades of Grey- The Sterilization of Automotive Color

posted by on 18 December 2014 in Columns

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It’s 5pm and I find myself stuck in DC Metro traffic yet again.  I’ve driven this route countless times.  I know that I need to be clear of the area by rush hour, yet somehow, here I sit.  Again.  That helpless feeling starts to set in as I look around at all the other vehicles […] More…

From the Armchair: Suggesting a Nostalgia Shift from Bugs to Bunny

posted by on 11 December 2014 in Columns

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Nostalgia plays are a tough move. Ford does it with the Mustang, MINI does it with the… well… MINI, and Volkswagen does it with the Beetle. While not the boom segment it was during the era of the PT Cruiser or Ford Thunderbird, the nostalgia segment has been weened to mainly sustainable icon-inspired models. Even […] More…

62 Blocks of Chaos- Is This The End of H2Oi As We Know It?

posted by on 8 October 2014 in Columns

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Billed as “the story of a gang of hot-riding hot-heads who ride into, terrorize, and take over a town”, 1953’s “The Wild One” is likely the best film representation of how many Ocean City residents, casual observers and cynics see the yearly gathering of car enthusiasts on Maryland’s coast, which runs concurrent with H2O International.  While we see […] More…

Kia GT4 Stinger Versus 2005 VW EcoRacer Concept

posted by on 17 January 2014 in Columns

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Kia GT4 Stinger Concept seems to look a lot like an old Volkswagen concept car from 2005… More…

From the Armchair – GLI Expanded

posted by on 5 May 2008 in Columns

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Funny thing about the GLI. It’s an American phenomenon and a non-issue everywhere else. Jettas are for old people says a German friend of mine – a transplant who is now living in the USA. And that’s the case really. America’s GTI-spec Jetta sells solely in the USA – no surprise as the Jetta is […] More…

If All Else Fails, Foose It!

posted by on 17 November 2006 in Columns

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I was preparing my Passat wagon for Midwest Treffen this year when I made a grisly discovery. Well, two, actually. My rear bumper cover was coated with green paint. It matched a car in the parking lot at work. There are only two green cars at work, and one of them is an SHO Taurus. […] More…