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When Did Korean Cars Become Cool?

March 23, 2012

It wasn’t too long ago when the only reason to buy a Korean made car was the fact that you couldn’t afford anything else. They weren’t well built, they weren’t that attractive and they weren’t even that fuel efficient. They were cheap to buy and, even though you didn’t brag about what you drove, they [...]

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What was your favorite car at the Cleveland Auto Show?

February 28, 2012

A coworker was at the Cleveland Auto Show over the weekend and came in very excited about what he saw. His impression was that it was bigger than it has been in years and the manufacturers were pulling out all stops with their presentations and displays. When I asked him what his favorite car of [...]

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Time for the Canton Hot Rod Show

February 17, 2012

Even though this has been a very mild winter by all accounts, it has been a long time since cruise-in and car show season. The Canton Hot Rod Show gives enthusiasts a little taste of what we’ve been missing these past several months.  Held at the Canton Memorial Civic Center this weekend, Friday, February 17 [...]

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News from the Detroit Auto Show

January 13, 2012

The North American International Auto Show, held annually in Detroit in early January, has become the premier event in the world for debut of new cars from American manufacturers and U.S. market cars from foreign builders. With the sluggish economy over the past several years, excitement was down, but last year showed a bit of [...]

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What was the greatest automotive failure of 2011?

January 5, 2012

Overall, 2011 was a good year for the auto industry. Ford had huge profits, Volkswagen opened a billion dollar plant in Tennessee and the government got paid back some of the money it put out to save GM and Chrysler. Lots of good news all around but that doesn’t mean everything was rosie. Fiat’s great [...]

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What was Your Childhood Dream Car?

November 15, 2011

A friend from Texas just called to say that he just acquired the car he always dreamed of when he was a kid in Illinois, over fifty years ago. It was a Ford with a custom German body that sat in a persnickety neighbor's garage from the time of his earliest memory until he went [...]

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Who is buying all the new cars?

October 27, 2011

There was an article in the paper the other day that new car and truck sales are up significantly in our region. The big increase was in medium duty trucks, primarily used by small businesses, but new car sales were up a bit also. Anyway you slice it, it's good news but it raises a [...]

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No More Rotary Engine Cars

September 29, 2011

Felix Wankel is one of my heroes. The longtime chief engineer of the extinct auto manufacturer NSU was an amazing automotive pioneer. His greatest contribution to the the industry is the invention of the rotary internal combustion engine, appropriately called the Wankel.  The very first rotary engine car produced was the NSU Wankel Spyder. This [...]

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Equus comes to Akron/Canton

September 13, 2011

Hyundai has been slowly rolling out their new prestige brand, Equus, across the country. The brand has garnered rave reviews from journalists and customers everywhere it has been shown. This is the largest car ever produced by Hyundai and it competes with the Merecedes S Class and the BMW 7 series. The 385 horsepower "Tau" V8 [...]

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Free Glenmoor Gathering Collector Car Auction Tickets!

September 8, 2011

Classic Motorcar Auctions will be back at the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles with a terrific collector car auction on Saturday, September 17. If you've never personally attended a professional event such as this, you really owe it to yourself. This year's auction will have an amazing selection of wonderful collector cars from sporty early European [...]

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