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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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The American Passat

September 23, 2011

Volkswagen recently introduced its totally new for 2012 Passat. Manufacturers often use the term "totally new" for cars that have just been facelifted but it is used in its truest sense for the new Passat. Not only is it a fresh design from the ground up, it's the first car to be made in the [...]

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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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Free Glenmoor Gathering Tickets

September 7, 2011

  One of the most popular things we do on Car Chase every year is offer a chance to win free tickets to the Glenmoor Gathering, coming up on Sunday, September 18. This year's event is shaping up to be the most spectacular ever, with cars from all around the United States, Canada and even [...]

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George Barris Returning to the Glenmoor Gathering!

September 1, 2011

The ever-popular "King of Kustomizers", George Barris will be back in the Akron/Canton for this year's Glenmoor Gathering on September 18. Mr. Barris and his brother Sam are widely recognized as the creators of some of the most important custom cars of all time, including the legendary Hirohata Mercury. George furthered his notoriety in the sixties and seventies as the [...]

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What's Your Favorite Car Color?

August 30, 2011

I have an automotive idiosyncrasy. OK, I have several, but one is very obvious. The car I use as my "daily driver" has to be silver. Don't ask me how this started because I don't know. I can't even say that silver is my favorite color. Regardless, when it comes time to buy a new [...]

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You Can Buy a $220,000 Used Car Right Here!

August 22, 2011

My daughter needs a better beater for school so I did a random search for local used cars on the Ohio.com autos site. Much to my surprise, the first car to pop up was this 2011 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG for sale in Cleveland for nearly a quarter million dollars!  Now, this wouldn't be news if I [...]

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What was your parent's favorite car?

August 17, 2011

My father was the first to admit that he regarded cars as a necessary evil. My mother never even got a driver's license. Despite these facts, they had a string of cars cool enough to satisfy the taste of their son who was born with the recessive car crazy gene.  Of all the cars I [...]

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Should I buy a motorcycle?

August 13, 2011

I know this blog is called "Car Chase" but, for the first time in my life, I have a serious interest in owning and riding a motorcycle. Don't ask me why, but I wandered into the Northern Ohio Ducati and Triumph dealership a few months ago and was dazzled by the motorcycles there. The dealership, [...]

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