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29 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 73 views
2016 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack: It Doesn’t Buzz—it Roars!

By Don Hammonds

Guess hell’s a-poppin’ at Dodge  these days.

That’s the only thing I can make out of the huge performance explosion at FCA’s big time fun division.

After all, the company is making cars that are giving nothing but sheer hell to the competition–the Challenger Hellcat and Charger Hellcat. And now if that’s not enough, Dodge has another permutation of its Challenger, the R/T Scat Pack, which is sure to bring the sulphur of Hades to all but the most powerful of sporting cars made in …

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29 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 63 views
2016 Ford Mustang: Bold, wicked fast and gorgeous to boot

By Don Hammonds

 

My first Mustang was a little one—as in 1:25th scale, purchased over 50 years ago.

At the very bottom corner of the first ad for Mustang back in 1964, kids were invited to send in money for their own miniature Mustang. or 2016, Ford adds some more flavor, color and interest to Mustang.

Me and my next door neighbor both bought them –his was baby blue and mine was beige. And mine has a place in honor inside one of …

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10 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 103 views
2016 Lincoln MKX: Class, class and more class!

By Don Hammonds

Movie buffs might recall the subtle, slinky sexiness of the late actress, Lauren Bacall.

She was never flashy–just confident, arresting, and altogether the center of attention in whatever movie she acted in. And her call line was something like “If you need me..just whistle… you do remember how to whistle, don’t you?”

Consider Lincoln to be the Lauren Bacall of cars. Never obvious.  Way too confident to call attention to itself. Never gaudy. Always subtle. And impossible to miss.

On a lighter …

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10 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 389 views
2016Volkswagen Golf R: Everything you’ve heard—believe it

By Don Hammonds

So-called pocket rockets are all the rage these days.

Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Si, Subaru WRX STi, Volkswagen GTI and others mainly designed for overseas markets all have their own loyalists, enthusiasts and advocates.

But we at Automobile Journal had a chance to get behind the wheel of a car that you almost certainly don’t want to put in  your pocket, and as for rocket, well…we strongly suggest you hold on tight. And all those others better run for …

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10 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 364 views
2016 Infiniti QX60: Making waves–and space

By Don Hammonds

Sometimes small differences can make all the difference in the world.

That is certainly true of Nissan’s 2016 QX60 all wheel drive crossover.

[caption id="attachment_8357" align="alignnone" width="532"] Infiniti has comprehensively enhanced its versatile QX60 premium crossover for 2016, introducing a wide range of changes that improve the seven-seater’s exterior design and its driving dynamics, while showcasing new features and technologies that improve comfort, convenience and safety.[/caption]

Basically pretty similar in appearance and content to the Nissan Pathfinder, the QX60 still has …

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