Brandon Seiler's Blog on Cars

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013


 (Terrafugia)

Is this the flying car we were promised?  

When the United States put a man on the moon in 1969 it might not have seemed naïve to assume we’d be living like the Jetsons by now. But for all the science-fiction lore that’s become reality since then, being able to make the daily...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013

 (autoblog.com)

Intel working on headlights that make rain invisible

If a new technology co-developed by Intel and Carnegie Mellon University catches on, modern cars could soon have the ability to render nighttime rainfall invisible from a driver’s view. CNET reports the optical illusion is achieved by headlights that ditch the old bulb design for...

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 (Costco Wholesale )

Rant: Why parking lot etiquette matters

Driving a 1998 Subaru wagon with 205 thousand miles on it doesn’t put me in a hurry to get anywhere. I find keeping a lackadaisical throttle foot to be an effective survival technique designed to milk every remaining mile out my noble Japanese steed. It’s...

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PORTLAND, OREGON-March 12, 2012-- The new 2013 Ford Flex is launched in Portland, Oregon as media have the first opportunity to drive the new product. The new three-row, seven-passenger 2013 Ford Flex offers comfort and advanced technology in a distinctive package, including a sleek new front end, modern interior and unsurpassed fuel economy. (03/12/2012) (Ford Motor Company)

2013 Ford Flex is different by design

Every so often a car rolls down the pike that helps people just say no to minivans. The Ford Flex is one of those rare examples that aren’t burrowing out a new genre of soccer mom-mobiles in the crossover segment. With the utilitarian chops to...

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America’s next transportation secretary is…

When Ray LaHood announced early this year he would not return to serve a second term as the Department of Transportation Secretary, a door opened for Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Anthony Foxx. President Obama nominated the second-term Democrat Monday to pick up where LaHood will leave...

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MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013

 (Fox Sports)

Two NASCAR crewmembers charged with post-race assault

A boot to the groin is rarely well-received in a sporting event, especially when it’s perceived to be intentional. After the conclusion of a Nationwide race at Richmond International Raceway Friday, driver Brian Scott approached Nelson Piquet Jr. in the pits to exchange unpleasantries over...

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 (Mammuth Works, )

Mammuth Works RC car is scary big 

The classic remote control car is a simple, battery powered plaything small enough to fit on the shelf of the kids’ aisle at a grocery store. The latest RC project of the crazy people at Mammuth Works would have a hard time fitting through the...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013

 (clevescene.com)

The Hurricane Sandy Car Auctions

New York City is trying to auction off the last 535 abandoned vehicles of more than 3,300 that were displaced during Hurricane Sandy. To deal with the leftovers from the flood, NYC hired David R. Maltz auction house in Long Island to see if they...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013

 (Icona )

Icona Vulcano smolders at Shanghai Auto Show

When Chinese-Italian auto designer Icona set out to produce a rolling example of their design muscle they came up with the Vulcano. Judging by the salivating crowds it attracted at the Shanghai Auto Show this month, there’s a good chance the hybrid supercar will see...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013

 (Formula E Holdings )

Formula E burns up streets of Los Angeles

Formula E is on a mission to proliferate electric cars and sustainability around the world. To make the dream come true they’ve set out to create a global all-electric racing circuit designed to occupy the streets of major cities. The concept appears to be gaining...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013

 (Mercedes-Benz)

2013 Unimog makes being green look easy

If there’s ever been a definite sign times are changing rapidly in the auto industry it came this month with the reveal of the 2013 Unimog. The river fording, brick wall obliterating, apocalyptic survival ride of choice is now boasting that it can… be greener....

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MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013

2013 Ford Focus: Ford's best-selling Focus continues the tradition of class-leading dynamics, safety and outstanding value in either four-door sedan or five-door hatchback bodystyle. (06/27/12) (Ford Motor Company)

Ford Focus is the word's best-selling car

Somewhere in Ford’s headquarters a room has been cleared out to make room for all the high-fiving that must be going on there. The tallies are in, and according to Polk’s annual vehicle-registration review, Ford sold 1,020,410 Focus’s worldwide in 2012, which makes it the...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013

 (Copyright Universal )

Ron Howard's "Rush" trailer released

Ol’ Opie Taylor is at it again. Ron Howard’s upcoming movie, Rush tells the larger than life true story of Formula One racecar drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda as they battled for the 1976 F1 Championship. By the looks of the trailer, cast, and...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013

 (Detroit Electric )

Detroit Electric recharges with first car since 1939  

When Detroit Electric first opened shop in 1906, petroleum-powered automobiles were still battling electric cars to become the horse alternative to beat. Before they shut their doors in 1939, the electric pioneers put close to 13,000 pure-electric vehicles on the road. This month they’re ready...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

Is GM working on a new Chevelle?  

Hats off to GM Authority, whose stalkerish coverage of everything General Motors apparently extends to the United States Patents and Trademarks Office. The Authority uncovered GM recently applied for a handful of trademarks revolving around the “Chevelle” nameplate, which raises the question if we might...

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MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013

 (EPA)

EPA calls for low sulfur gasoline: Pros & Cons

Last month the EPA proposed all 50 states should be required to obey a new set of rules that would have them sell lower-sulfur fuel by 2017. Shockingly, the oil industry isn’t taking kindly to the proposition, arguing the standards would increase the cost of...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013

420hp Cadillac twin turbo V6 is hungry for BMW’s  

Remember when Cadillac’s were bloated land yachts with pillow-soft suspensions? If Elvis were to see his beloved American luxury brand today he’d mess his leather jumpsuit. Cadillac’s new direction is aimed at world-beating performance. Their biggest stab at the likes of BMW and Mercedes thus...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013

 (General Motors / General Motors)

Camaro Z/28 is back and ready to go racing 

The big three only have so many legendary nameplates they can reanimate from the glory days of the muscle car. Chevrolet played Camaro’s most valuable card this month with the reveal of the 2014 Z/28. If what Chevy says proves to be true, it won’t...

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Brandon Seiler's Blog on Cars

Brandon Seiler is a bonafide car guy, member of the Northwest Auto Press Association and proud Washingtonian. He covers the latest auto news, technology, and pretty much anything having to do with car culture. You don't have to like cars to read his blogs, you just have to be able to read.






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