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2011 NAIAS: Porsche shows their “Vision” – 918 RSR Racecar

Auto Shows | January 10th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Detroit – Porsche marked its return to the North American International Auto Show with the unveiling of the stunning 918 RSR. Porsche has explained the …

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2012 BMW 1 Series Life Cycle Impulse Changes

1-series, Featured Posts | December 16th, 2010 by Hugo Becker

BMW has announced a series of minor running changes to the 1 Series Coupes and Convertibles sold in the North American market. This should be …

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Editorial: My 135i Wants To Be a Pirate When It Grows Up

1M, Featured Posts | December 10th, 2010 by Hugo Becker

A pirate walks into a bar and says, “Arrrgh, I needs me a drink!” and the bartender replies, “Do you know there’s a steering wheel …

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Ruminations On the 1 Series M

1M, Featured Posts | December 10th, 2010 by Hugo Becker

Here is a collection of thoughts on the 1 Series M: The engine power figures will be disappointing to a large number of enthusiasts. The chassis …

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Editorial: The Newest M Revealed

1M, Featured Posts | December 10th, 2010 by Hugo Becker

We’ve had a sneak peek at BMW’s latest M, the 1 Series M (what happened to the 1M?). While hopefully you’re reading this after the …

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Editorial: The Lane Motor Museum

Interesting | November 28th, 2010 by Hugo Becker

The Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tennessee has a Thanksgiving tradition of passing out rides and opening the catacombs (basement). If you’ve never been to …

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Comparison: 1971 DeTomasso Pantera vs. 2008 BMW 135i

Test Drives | November 21st, 2010 by Hugo Becker

As luck would have it, a member of the gang I belong to phoned me late Thursday afternoon asking for a favor. He’d recently been …

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Editorial: A Real GT

Interesting | November 18th, 2010 by Hugo Becker

“Of all the terms in the motoring lexicon, the ‘GT’ moniker has to be one of the most misused and abused.” is the opening sentence of …

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Editorial: What We Saw On the New X3 And What It Tells Us About the F30 3 Series

3-Series, Featured Posts | November 16th, 2010 by Hugo Becker

Electronic Power Steering (EPS) The safe bet is that it’s coming and will be standard on the full range of F30 vehicles. It doesn’t make …

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Editorial: More Thoughts on BMW’s New X3

BMW X3 | November 4th, 2010 by Hugo Becker

This review begins with two observations. First, the best off-road vehicle I’ve ever driven was a Jeep Wrangler. Second, the worst on-road vehicle I’ve ever …