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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Aug 16, 2019 at 23:10. 12 comments

This Shadowy Two-Seat Roadster Will Be McLaren's Lightest Car Yet

This Shadowy Two-Seat Roadster Will Be McLaren's Lightest Car Yet

McLaren is busy building a portfolio of models to meet every customer’s needs, from the super rich to the ultra rich. From the subtle opulence of the McLaren GT to the brutal speed of the McLaren 720S Spider , the British automaker has something for everyone desperate to speed through those embarrassingly tacky upper-middle class neighborhoods to their double-gated driveways as quickly as...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Aug 09, 2019. 1 comments

David Byrne--'Glass, Concrete and Stone'

David Byrne--'Glass, Concrete and Stone'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Do you have a tune you simply must listen to while on a road trip? This has been the song that has kicked off many a long weekend of rambling around the U.S. Hit the bricks this weekend, it’s what David Byrne would want you to do.

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Aug 02, 2019. 24 comments

The Very Green Toyota 86 Hakone Edition Package Will Cost You $30,825

The Very Green Toyota 86 Hakone Edition Package Will Cost You $30,825

Hey gang. It’s Friday. We made it to the end of another week! I think it’s time for a little self-care, don’t you? I can think of nothing better to make yourself feel rejuvenated and sparkly new just in time for the weekend than gazing upon the oh-so-green Toyota 86 Hakone Edition . And for just over $2,000 more than the regular 86 GT, you can gaze on it every day.

That Stunning British...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 29, 2019. 16 comments

The 2020 C8 Corvette Is Almost Sold Out

The 2020 C8 Corvette Is Almost Sold Out

The C8 Corvette: You love reading about it, we are okay with writing about it. But if you want to own it, to feel all 495 horsepower humming behind the driver’s seat, you’d better hustle down to your local Chevrolet dealership and get your order in as the long-fabled mid-engine Corvette is almost sold out, at least for the first model year anyway.

Michael Simcoe, General Motor’s design chief,...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 29, 2019. 13 comments

How Henry Ford Got a Hold of Thomas Edison's Last Breath

How Henry Ford Got a Hold of Thomas Edison's Last Breath

The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, MI, has tons of interesting exhibits dedicated to turn-of-the-century industrialism. But tucked away, behind a still-running Edison Triple Expansion Steam engine in a section called Made in America, is a small case which gives you a glimpse into not only one of the great friendship of the 20th century, but just how creepy our American forebears were. Inside...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 26, 2019. 24 comments

The 2002 Mazda Millenia S Is a Ghost from Japan's Bubble Era of Wild Over-Engineering

The 2002 Mazda Millenia S Is a Ghost from Japan's Bubble Era of Wild Over-Engineering
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All Mazda Millenias have had a strange life, this one in particular. A decontented, almost but not quite-Bubble Era car sold on a friends and family discount to a Ford family sick of the Blue Oval. It’s a car meant for a stillborn company, with no future and barely a past.

In Japan’s booming bubble economy of the 1980s, Mazda...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 26, 2019. 1 comments

The Fugees--'Vocab'

The Fugees--'Vocab'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

I hope everyone studied their sheets for the vocab test today. The best grade you can get is an F, F for funky.

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 25, 2019. 2 comments

The New Pornographers--'Mass Romantic'

The New Pornographers--'Mass Romantic'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

My inner high schooler would like to skip out on all responsibilities and drive around aimlessly listening to this album.

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 25, 2019. 9 comments

Ford's Trademark Applications for 'Badlands' and 'Adrenaline' Could Mean New Truck Packages in the Future

Ford's Trademark Applications for 'Badlands' and 'Adrenaline' Could Mean New Truck Packages in the Future
Truck YeahThe trucks are good!  

Ford hit the U.S. Patent and Trademark offices earlier this month and the names it trademarked sound like some fun trucks are just waiting to happen.

Patent applications 88519133 for the name ‘Adrenaline’ and 88519474 for the name ‘Badlands’ are both described as names for “Land motor vehicles, namely, passenger automobiles, pick-up trucks, sport utility...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 21, 2019.

The Moon Landing Astronauts Had a Tough Time Back on Earth

The Moon Landing Astronauts Had a Tough Time Back on Earth

When Commanders Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins (yes there was a third guy, look it up!) left Earth, they were engineers, test pilots, and property of the U.S. government. When they returned to Earth, they were heroes, and they were totally unprepared for the stardom that followed.

Esquire has a great article out focused on Michael Collins, the forgotten third man who orbited...

Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 21, 2019. 21 comments

Ford Secretly Directed Dealers to Fix Faulty Transmissions for a Week: Report

Ford Secretly Directed Dealers to Fix Faulty Transmissions for a Week: Report

Ford directed dealers to fix, for free, faulty transmissions the automaker knowingly sold customers if owners noticed a problem and got their vehicles into a dealership by July 19, the Detroit Free Press reports.

The dual-clutch PowerShift transmissions, found in the last generation of Fiestas and Focuses, reportedly suffer from sudden acceleration, sputtering, and slipping into neutral at...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 21, 2019. 5 comments

The Moment When You Commit to Driving Down a Flight of Stairs

The Moment When You Commit to Driving Down a Flight of Stairs
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We’re all trying to get more exercise, but most of us don’t bring our Acura SUVs along for the ride. A woman attempting to leave the fancy Sheraton Wall Centre hotel in Vancouver on Friday morning ended up getting her steps in, but scrapped the hell out of her SUV in the process.

According...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 19, 2019. 2 comments

Never forget where you came from

Never forget where you came from

Never forget where you came from.

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 18, 2019.

Bank Repossesses 50 Alfa Romeos From Struggling Dealership

Bank Repossesses 50 Alfa Romeos From Struggling Dealership

Man, the pile of troubles a struggling Alfa Romeo dealership in Dallas has found itself under seems endless. Customer complaints, unpaid rent and now, 50 repossessed vehicles, are reportedly just the tip of the iceberg of problems facing Kamkad Automotive.

Kamkad Automotive owns three dealerships in Texas—Alfa Romeo Fiat of McKinney, Alfa Romeo of Dallas and Kamkad Hyundai of Huntsville....

Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 17, 2019. 14 comments

This Dealer's Retro 1970s Ford F-150 Package Brings Back The Beautiful Trucks We've Lost

This Dealer's Retro 1970s Ford F-150 Package Brings Back The Beautiful Trucks We've Lost

The past is back in a big way, folks. Don’t worry, disco is still very much dead and high crime rates don’t seem to be making a comeback, but two-tone F-150s with chrome racks and HiLites are, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it.

This retro package, called the “BFP Retro F-150" option, is available through Beechmont Ford in Cincinnati, Ohio, finally giving you a reason to go to...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 17, 2019.

Jethro Tull--'For Michael Collins, Jeffery and Me'

Jethro Tull--'For Michael Collins, Jeffery and Me'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Welcome to Moon Week everyone! This very nerdy jam is about a personal hero of mine (no, not Ian Anderson...though now that I think about it...) Michael Collins, the astronaut who rode through the darkness alone while Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong hopped around on the...

Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 17, 2019. 23 comments

This Is How Kim Jong-un Circumvents Sanctions to Get the Luxury Cars He Craves

This Is How Kim Jong-un Circumvents Sanctions to Get the Luxury Cars He Craves

The world laughed earlier this year when North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s security detail jogged alongside his armored Benz . How he got that Benz through the strict sanctions placed on his country, not even Mercedes could say. But now New York Times reveals the complicated graft, which includes a shady Russian smuggler, ghost ships and plenty of international intrigue.

Kim takes his...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019. 23 comments

Someone Please Return My Rattlesnake, Radioactive Uranium, and My Open Bottle of Kentucky Deluxe

Someone Please Return My Rattlesnake, Radioactive Uranium, and My Open Bottle of Kentucky Deluxe

In what sounds like an average Wednesday morning in Logan County, Oklahoma, police pulled over two people driving a stolen car last week with expired tags. Oh, and it was also filled with guns, a rattlesnake, a canister of uranium powder and an open bottle of whiskey.

Suspects Stephen Jennings and Rachael Rivera were pulled over for expired tags July 10 at 11 a.m. in the morning, Oklahoma...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019. 20 comments

Porsche Only Produces Two Identical 911s Per Year: Report

Porsche Only Produces Two Identical 911s Per Year: Report

Did your two “best friends” just get matching, brand new Porsche 911 Targa 4s in Night Blue Metallic and mysteriously leave you out of the bonding ritual? Maybe you’ll go out and get the exact same car! That’ll show them. Except, you won’t, because when Porsche sees your vehicle order, it will already be so over it. Been there, done that.

Plant manager at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen factory,...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jul 15, 2019. 1 comments

Man Man--'Loot My Body'

Man Man--'Loot My Body'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

But please, don’t start a blog.

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