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Episode 22, Famed climber Alex Honnold prefers life in a van

Episode 22, Famed climber Alex Honnold prefers life in a van by James Raia Last summer, Alex Honnold became the first free solo climber to ascend El Capitan in Yosemite. The accomplishment resulted in international acclaim. Honnold appeared on magazine covers, as a guest on late night talk shows, and he continues to be a …

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2018 Ford Mustang GT further defines iconic muscle car

2018 Ford Mustang GT further defines iconic muscle car by James Raia Nearing the end of its sixth decade, the Ford Mustang is among the few remaining iconic American-made cars. It began as an affordable sporty coupe. For 2018, it’s undergone a refresh to showcase its muscle car masculinity. The Mustang legacy has endured multiple …

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Elon Musk delays production of Tesla Model 3 – again

Elon Musk delays production of Tesla Model 3 – again by Weekly Driver News Service Production of Tesla Model 3, the affordable electric sports car the manufacturer’s owner, Elon Musk, hoped would bring his vehicles into the mainstream car-buying market, has a weak battery. Tesla has announced it won’t begin full production of the vehicle …

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Episode 21, Rags to riches: The restoration of a rare Porsche 356

Episode 21, Rags to riches: The restoration of a rare Porsche 356 by James Raia Leigh Rutledge, a real estate executive in Sacramento, California, owns a rare Porsche — a 1956 Porsche 356 Cabriolet. The car was made in the year Rutledge was born, and the model also corresponds to the month and year she …

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Episode 20, 2017 year-end observations, goodbye to 21 cars

Episode 20, 2017 year-end observations, goodbye to 21 cars by Weekly Driver News Service Every year, cars come and go. In 2018, nearly two dozen vehicles available in 2017 won’t be available as new models. Some of the cars, like the Chevrolet Spark, have been failing for years. Some of the other departing vehicles, like …

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No place like home, office and car all in one new odd EV concept

No place like home, office and car all in one new odd EV concept by James Raia No other vehicle at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show attracted any more bizarre reaction than the Redspace REDS EV concept. It’s the automotive version of a tiny house. It’s transportation. It’s living space. And it’s a mobile …

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