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10 May 2017 | No Comment | 39 views

Some things come and some things go, but the Ford F-150 keeps right on going, and it still is America’s No. 1 vehicle, truck or car.

Why?  Durability.  Ruggedness. A four wheeled friend that seemingly can do everything you ask of it—and more.

We got a chance to drive the latest iteration of America’s best seller, and it was quite a revelation.

[caption id="attachment_8969" align="alignnone" width="700"] 2017 Ford F-150 King Ranch[/caption]

First, it is one fast truck, thanks to the biggest news for 2017–the …

Aston Martin, Mazda, Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers »

10 May 2017 | No Comment | 59 views

By Don Hammonds

We have said it before and we will say it again—know who you are.

Mazda still knows who it is, and the result is automobiles that have special flair, styling all their own, and stunning performance for the driving masses.

This year, they have taken it to the next level: Combining sporty performance, arresting styling and amazing, top drawer interior design —-all in one product: the 2017 Mazda CX-9.

The CX-9 breaks all the rules for crossovers, and does it with …

Family Sedans, Sports Sedans, Uncategorized, Volkswagen »

9 May 2017 | No Comment | 57 views

By Don Hammonds

Some cars I test drive are wheels that I do not wish to give back to the manufacturer.

Volkswagen has an inordinate number of cars in its lineup that  I have tested which I would just as soon keep.

The latest?

The 2017 Golf GTI Autobahn is the latest of those cars.

I have no idea where to begin to explain why this car captivates me so much.  Maybe its the really ultra-cool styling.  VW has managed to make the Golf a …

Collectibles, Model Cars, Uncategorized »

9 May 2017 | No Comment | 70 views

By Don Hammonds

Wow.

Just wow.

Maisto’s 1:18 rendering of Ford’s incredible new Ford GT is to say the least, stunning.

We are talking top drawer details, design that is painstakingly aacurate, and overall, a big surprise for hobbyists who might not have thought of Maisto when it comes to production of top-tier premium reproductions.

In fact, that’s the name of this new series of models for Maisto: Maisto Premium.

And the company could not have picked a more appropriate car for the unveiling of the …

Hyundai, Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers, Uncategorized »

3 May 2017 | No Comment | 100 views

By Don Hammonds

Hyundai’s Santa Fe is a striking example —-for its competitors—of what happens when you don’t pay attention.

For ages, many car brands discounted Hyundai and did not take it seriously aas a possible threat to their own market share.

Now, here comes Santa Fe.  Its a joy to drive, has every conceivable feature you will ever need–and usually as standard equipment, has good looks, plenty of power, really strong handling and plenty of other attributes.

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