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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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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


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

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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THURSDAY, DEC. 31, 2009

Boss & 5.0 Mustangs are back

In 2011 happy consumers will once again be able to roll in a 5.0 with the ragtop down so their hair can blow. Yessir, the 5.0 is back to the tune of 412 ponies and 390lb-ft of torque. That’s up from about 175hp in the…

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A belated holiday tale for MotorSpaceNW

A dolphin air freshener, anti-seize lubricant, a box of spark plugs, a polyester travel blanket and a battery powered screwdriver. These were the car related gifts I received early this Christmas morn. As they lay spread out in front my pajama booties in the living…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 2009

Toyobaru FT-86 love child

Toyota and Subaru are having a baby, twins actually. Dubbed Toyobaru by the automotive press, the joint project is more officially known as the Toyota FT-86 concept. Subaru fathered the powertrain and chassis; the body appears to have been ladled directly from the Toyota gene…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 22, 2009

Kepler Motion: 200mph Hybrid Supercar

Last week at the Dubai International Motor Sow, the guys from Kepler introduced the Motion, equipped with what they call “dual powertrain” technology. This means the front wheels are powered by a 250hp electric motor while the rear wheels are driven by a 550hp Ford…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 2009

GM pulls plug on Saab

News came today that General Motors will be forced to kill Saab after a deal to sell the Swedish brand to Spyker Cars fell through. GM plans to wind-down the automaker over the course of three months. From the press release: "Despite the best efforts…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2009


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