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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…

The Brilliance of Force of Good

posted by on 10 February 2006 in Columns

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Normally, when I’m at the gym, I read auto magazines, but even I have to occasionally indulge my lust for clothes, shoes, and makeup. So, one afternoon while I was flipping through a fashion magazine, I came across one of those ads: the stiffer, glossy paper that tends to hold the pages open on the […] More…

The Brilliance of the Force of Good

posted by on 6 February 2006 in Columns

Normally, when I’m at the gym, I read auto magazines, but even I have to occasionally indulge my lust for clothes, shoes, and makeup. So, one afternoon while I was flipping through a fashion magazine, I came across one of those ads: the stiffer, glossy paper that tends to hold the pages open on the […] More…