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Autos archive for Jan. 1, 2011

THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2011


THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2011

2nd Gen Scion tC review

You know you’re in a hot car when high school kids try to race you without provocation. Scion strummed this chord delightfully with the second generation tC – the successor to the young brand’s best-selling model. On my maiden voyage behind the wheel of the…

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MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2011

2011 Scion xB Voodoo Edition

Voodoo Blue is a paint scheme so intense my 87 year-old grandmother noticed it through her screen door at night on a street with no street lamps. “My goodness, what is that?” she marveled, peering out towards the 2011 Scion xB parked at the curb.…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2011


TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2011

The Inland Northwest's claim to automotive glory

There are several, and they are impressive. One involves Craig T. Nelson. If that doesn’t spark your interest, for a glorious while Richland, Washington was the birthplace of the world’s fastest production car. Read on kind Washingtonian. SHELBY SUPER CARS Few would have thought the…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2011

Kirkland Car Show gets misty, won't quit

“Don’t worry, that’s just liquid sun!” a DJ boomed over the show’s speaker system. The owner of a convertible 1965 Ford Mustang started her engine and closed the black leather top down on her car. It was raining on the last day of July, at…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2011

TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2011


MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011

Greenwood Car Show a roaring success Part 2

The first thing that overcomes a passionate auto-enthusiast at the Greenwood Car Show is total darkness. Most will suffer a harmless aneurysm and be rendered temporarily unconscious from the sight of over 700 classic vehicles splayed out over 1.5 miles of Greenwood Avenue. Once recovered,…

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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011


Gimme the Gig II hits Seattle

Do you like driving through magical forests, live music, karaoke, and not paying a dime for any of the three? Well sir, your odd mix of tastes will be satisfied this weekend at Ford’s “Gimme the Gig II” in Seattle. Three stories of the 1st…

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SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011

Local drifting scene a real hoot

You may have seen car drifting on television or played a drifting-themed video game. In Kent, Washington, young average Joes that don’t mind burning through pairs of rear tires like a fat man tears through a six-egg omelet gather at Pacific Grand Prix Motorsports Park…

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THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

Rental Cars: A Dissertation

Automobiles are a lot like love; it’s not always possible to buy either, but both can be rented for a while. From the trusty moving truck to a limo designed to house a rolling party, the transportation of our lives will inevitably need to be…

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Yakima Camaro

Nearly two years ago, I swore on this blog I’d test-drive a new model year Chevrolet Camaro SS. Since that fateful day the muscly bowtie has been the white whale that haunts my dreams, the one that got away, the reason I wear mittens to…

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SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011


MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011


2011 Mudfest (2): Come mud or high water

If there was any question as to just how muddy this year’s Mudfest might actually be, our band of Northwest auto journalists was forced to navigate a confusing detour on the way to Dirtfish Rally School when the Snoqualmie River flooded from extreme amounts of…

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