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MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010

Fiesta Movement: Mission #1

Mama’s Mexican Kitchen has a mural painted on the side of the building that wasn’t there last month, a bright colorful display that looks as if it could have been there all along. Tucked into the lower left corner is Ford’s iconic blue oval, just...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010

Fiesta Movement: Test drive with State of the Artist

Parker’s driving, Nate’s riding shotgun, I’m in the back with a voice recorder that isn’t recording anything. We’re on a tour of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in State of the Artist’s Ford Fiesta. Soon it’s obvious we’re really just cruising around the guys’ neighborhood listening...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2010

Fiesta Movement: Meet Team Seattle

What am I doing eating apple slices in a coffee shop with Parker Reddington and Nate Fihn of the hip-hop group State of the Artist? There’s at least four stories here I could be covering: 1. The Ford Fiesta 2. The Fiesta Movement 3. State...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010

MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010

FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010

Fiesta Movement hits Seattle (Teaser)

Marketing can be a dirty word. Word's to describe Ford’s grass roots fabulous Fiesta Movement include 'Fun' and 'Wholesome'. Here’s the skinny: THE FIESTA MOVEMENT Revolves around the Ford Fiesta, a sexy if not cute subcompact that’s finally coming stateside this summer from Europe, where...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010

TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010

THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010

Beater Diaries: Brandon's 1991 Dodge Dynasty

This week’s entry into the Beater Diaries reveals a secret I’ve been hiding for quite some time now, mainly because I interviewed myself. Buckle up then MotorSpacians; stuff’s about to get weird. NAME: Brandon CAR: 1991 Dodge Dynasty (White) *B=Brandon, B2= Brandon the Blogger PART...

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MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010

Man hotrods F-150 with 14.0L Peterbilt diesel

After rolling his Peterbilt 18-wheeler, Jim Harris found the 14.0L Cummins turbo diesel still ran just fine… So he mounted it in the bed of his son’s ’95 F-150. Cha-Ching! The 3,600 pound engine (500hp/1,450 lb-ft of torque at 1,600rpm) was a bit much for...

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MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010

Beater Diaries: Talon's 1996 Ford Escort

Talon is my brother, and as such he drives a 1994 Ford Escort named Otis. Before that he drove a 1977 Volkswagen Beetle named Sunny that was powder blue. Talon currently haunts the streets of Pullman, Washington where he attends Washington State University. He took...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2010

TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2010


Ted Bundy's VW Beetle on display in museum

Older Volkswagen Beetles have an endearing charm about them, unless Ted Bundy owned them. His beige 1968 V-Dub is now on display at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington. From the New York Times: “Acquired by lease from a private collector in...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2010

Top Gear coming to USA

Fans of the juggernaut car show, Top Gear should be delighted to hear that a US version of the program is currently under production. For some reason its going to be on the History Channel where they’ve ordered up between 10 and 12 episodes and...

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MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2010

World's Best Trucker Songs

Yes, the theme to Smokey and the Bandit is included here, but that’s just the tip of the smoke stacks. Truckers' mainstream popularity as lone wolves of the road peaked several decades ago. Let’s take a look back in that direction at the greatest trucker...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2010

TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2010

2011 GT 500 goes all-aluminum with 550HP

In the year 2011 the Shelby GT500 will lose 102 lbs and gain 10HP via an all-aluminum 5.4-liter supercharged V8. That’s 550 HP and 510 lb-ft of torque with 80 percent of the juice available between 1,750 and 6,250 rpm. Ford hopes the lighter, more...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2010

Beater Diaries: Joe's 1996 Dodge Caravan

Although technically a minivan owner, Joe’s relationship with his 1996 Dodge Caravan brings to mind the Custom Van culture of the 1970’s. When I arrived at his apartment complex his pride and joy was parked in a bus stop on the street. Name: Joe Vehicle:...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 2010

THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2010

THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 2010

El Camino reborn? Are they cereal this time?

News has it there’s a chance, once again, that the legendary El Camino name could soon be resurrected. Mark Reuss, General Motors’ new president of GM North America, said recently that the Holden Ute VE might still be retooled and sold in the U.S. as...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2010

FRIDAY, JAN. 8, 2010

MotorSpaceNW guide to swindling test-drives

Listen… do you smell that? It’s opportunity. A shiny new year is upon us and our humble auto enthusiast site just topped one thousand members. We should all be proud. More importantly we should all be blogging. Anyone can write for MotorSpaceNW. It’s like a...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2010

BMW M Power Meter App for iPhone

Car enthusiasts with iPhone’s should be happy to know BMW just released a free app that measures acceleration runs and g-forces on any car. Using integrated movement sensors, the App captures: -Speed (mph / km/h) -Forward acceleration (Forward g) -Lateral acceleration (Lateral g) -Travel time...

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