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GMT800 Chevrolet Tahoe

My High School Marching Band’s Then-New 2004 Chevy Tahoe is Still Used to Tow Their Instrument Trailer

To the surprise of everyone or no one, I was a band kid in high school. Team sports weren’t really my thing, so I threw myself into all of the fine arts programs we had instead. I was one of three tech dorks in our drama department who made the shows run so well, I …

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2021 Audi RS7 Sportback

2021 Audi RS7 Sportback Review: On the ‘Pumpkin Spice Rally,’ Anything but Basic

Every fall, one of my friends hosts a road rally. Sixty or so LGBT+ car enthusiasts gather somewhere in Pennsylvania, have a little car show in a parking lot or field, then spend several hours exploring the state’s finest back roads before ending at another fabulous destination. What you drive isn’t nearly as important as …

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1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Standing Water to Standing Burnouts: Reviving Brian’s 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass

“Too bad it’s a four-door.” Shut up. I grew up hearing that phrase over and over, and man, does that really grate on my nerves. So many good cars were lost to the scrap yard for “having too many doors.” Back in 2002, my parents were searching for a car for my oldest brother and …

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Bronzit BMW E30 325i coupe

“Let’s Check Craigslist On The Way” – How Brian’s E30 BMW 325i Followed Him Home

They say long lasting relationships start with a good story. I ended up buying 1991 E30 BMW 325i back in 2012 after selling off my last E30. I was fully intending to move on to a different chassis and grow my experience as a car enthusiast. I’ve tried to do this twice now, and each …

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1972 Citroen DS road trip

Australian Road Trip: Mark’s 1972 Citroën DS Safari and the Way of Being

I alight.  A whispered hiss and then a sigh.  The sound and sensation of a Citroën DS as its hydropneumatic suspension system de-pressurises. Both the car and I exhale as the driver’s door latches shut. Each time, I hear it say: in-sssssou-cciant.  Insouciant. Not just a sound, but a way of being I associate with …

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

I Bought a Mk4 2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Project Car. It’s Been… Predictable.

Hello, my name is Vincent Wight Malatesta and I’m addicted to Volkswagens. (This is where you all say Hiiiiiii Vince in unison like an AA meeting) I bought my first Volkswagen, a GTI, in June of 2016. I couldn’t drive manual at the time, but my best friend drove it for me and put it …

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IMG 3389

The 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Made Me Feel Like a College Kid Again

I was going to write this like a typical review, but I deleted the draft. You all can Google everything about the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata, and nothing has realistically changed about it since the “ND2” facelift of this fourth-generation roadster came about two years ago. So we’re going to skip over the stuff you …

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green 1994 Rolls Royce

Easier Than You’d Think: Spending One Year and 23,000 Miles With a 1994 Rolls-Royce

Mention certain makes and models to enthusiasts and you’ll get an eager response, followed by a “oh, but they’re not that reliable” or “well, they just sound so awful to work on.” Vintage Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars are two of those – they hold an appeal for those who want a neat, now-offbeat luxury car that’s …

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