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2014 Mazda3 Grand Touring Five Door
When you go into a restaurant or bar in, say, France or Italy, you’ll undoubtedly discover that you can order the house wine and it will be both comparatively cheap and comparatively wonderful.
Blog Published: 8/20/2014
The Rich Are Different
Thomas Keller is the man who established The French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, California.
Blog Published: 8/19/2014
How Manufacturing Process R&D May Save $
I was recently talking with the company’s treasurer about the challenges facing OEMs in regards to meeting the 54.5 mpg CAFE requirement by 2025 and the various lightweighting and alternative powertrain technologies that are being developed and depl...
Blog Published: 8/18/2014
The Nomenclature of Exclusivity
The automotive fascination with platinum is rather interesting.
Blog Published: 8/15/2014
Steel Pistons for Passenger Car Diesels
Although steel producers seem to be taking it on the chin of late from aluminum, word out of Stuttgart ought to be somewhat encouraging to them.
Blog Published: 8/14/2014
2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum CrewMax 4x4
He climbed into the cab of the Tundra—and were it not for the running board (a $345 option), this would have been something of a challenging free-style climb because the ground clearance for the full-size truck is 10.4 in., and that’s non-trivial—an...
Blog Published: 8/13/2014
Autos Up North
If it is early August, then it is time for the annual Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan, time for John McElroy of “Autoline” and me to head north to do more listening than talk...
Blog Published: 8/11/2014
Proof the Recession Is Over
If you have any doubt that the global economy is gaining legs, know that Rolls-Royce, which announced record sales for the first half of 2014 (and noted that it is the leader in the segment of “motor cars selling above Euros 200,000 net”), confirmed...
Blog Published: 8/7/2014
2014 Lexus ES 350
The last-generation Lincoln Continental.
Blog Published: 8/6/2014
Talking Ford Trucks—Yes, the F-150, Too
Back when the current-generation F-150 first appeared, in 2008 as a 2009 model, Matt O’Leary headed up the program at Ford.
Blog Published: 8/4/2014

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