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NC Miata Tail of the Dragon

My First Pride at the Dragon: New Friendships, Great Roads, and a Whole Lot of Luck

When vacationing far from home in a 14 year-old car, it generally pays to have a contingency plan if things go sideways. Doubly so if the trip in question is to the utterly cell-serviceless, achingly beautiful, and impossibly twisty roads in and around Deals Gap, home of the Tail of the Dragon. I have known …

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Pride at the Dragon Toyota Supra

Pride at the Dragon Highlighted the Importance of ‘Finding Your Tribe,’ on Back Roads in the Woods

No matter who you are, how you identify, everyone is at their best when they have a community of others with similar interests to connect with. I think anyone who’s been “othered” before feels this intensely, and those of us who are both queer and car enthusiasts occasionally find those two identities at odds with …

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2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel oil leak

Fixing an Oil Leak on my 2013 Cayenne Diesel Cost Porsche $12,310 – and Cost Me Nothing

If you were paying any attention to the news in oh, 2015 or so, you might have heard about the “Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Scandal,” more lovingly coined Dieselgate by everyone obsessed with adding -gate to words. The gist of it is that Volkswagen AG was caught using a software tune that could detect the EPA’s …

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Dominion Raceway Peoples Convoy Truckers

Dominion Raceway Hosts ‘The People’s Convoy’ Rally, Displays Confederate Flag in Social Media Posts

American truck drivers are fed up, and they’re not gonna take it anymore. Well, some of them. Canada instituted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for truck drivers crossing into the country from the United States, which lead to weeks of demonstration in Ottawa, Canada’s capitol. That sentiment has made its way south, and a small …

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Huntington Beach Chevy Corvette

California Dreamin’: Exploring Southern California With the Help of a 2022 Chevy Corvette

Southern California, in my mind, is notable for its food, its beaches, and its car culture. I’d never been, somehow, despite loving all three of those things. Looking to escape the cold gray February that settles over Washington, D.C. every year, my boyfriend and I cashed in some Southwest points and flew west. We had …

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Can Enthusiasts Bond with EVs? Living with a Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabriolet

What makes a car enthusiast? Is it turning your own wrenches, proudly proclaiming “Built not Bought?” Is it stockpiling parts to preserve specimens for future generations to admire? Is it driving the piss out of it every chance you get? Is it the freedom you experience when you get behind the wheel? Or is it …

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Writer Victoria Scott with 2022 Aston Martin Vantage

Finding Another Vantage Point: Coming Into My Own as a Woman in Automotive

No one ahead, and the road just opened up to two lanes for the passing zone. Before me I have a wide, smooth hairpin that opens into a few S curves carved into the side of a mountain overlooking the entire city of Palm Springs, and by good fortune, I’m sitting in the driver’s seat …

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Out Motorsports Racing Pride partnership

News: Out Motorsports Partners with Racing Pride, Forming LGBTQ+ Motorsport Alliance from Grassroots Competition to Pro Racing

Out Motorsports is very excited to announce our partnership with Racing Pride, based out of the United Kingdom and officially expanding into North America! Racing Pride has largely focused on creating visible role models and supporting the LGBTQ+ community within professional motorsport while offering education around allyship. Our partnership expands this focus to include the …

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Donna’s Story: This 1999 GMC Yukon is The Newest Vehicle I’ve Owned

If you’ve been following my ramblings here, you may have noticed that my collection of vehicles doesn’t stick to one vein of the automotive experience. I like having vehicles that somewhat focus on a niche while still being versatile enough to use at any given time. Donna broke all kinds of personal records such as newest and only OBD2 vehicle I’ve ever owned, most luxurious with heated seats and auto dimming mirrors, as well as most expensive. So I was pretty excited!