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Patrick George Patrick George Dec 07, 2019. 8 comments

The Rest Is Up To You

The Rest Is Up To You

I started my career at a big daily newspaper. I learned to be a journalist in the trenches with people who were thoroughly steeped in the community they covered. The idea was that you weren’t just some detached observer chronicling things from afar. You were a part of that community, just as affected as any reader by what happened in it.

But when it came to what we published online, we had one...

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Patrick George Patrick George Dec 06, 2019. 10 comments

Nissan To U.S. Employees: Nobody Come To Work For Two Days In January

Nissan To U.S. Employees: Nobody Come To Work For Two Days In January
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Nissan’s U.S. sales are so bad that furloughs and cost cuts are in order, everybody knew about the defective Ford transmissions, Toyota can’t make enough hybrids and more for this Morning Shift of Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.

1st Gear: Introducing The 2020 Nissan Furlough

I’m not that smart, in case you...

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Patrick George Patrick George Dec 06, 2019. 10 comments

Stay weird, Jalops

Stay weird, Jalops

Stay weird, Jalops. No matter what happens, dammit, you’ve got to stay weird.

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Patrick George Patrick George Dec 06, 2019. 5 comments

The Faces -- 'Ooh La La'

The Faces -- 'Ooh La La'

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

Ooh La La, 1973.

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Patrick George Patrick George Dec 06, 2019. 11 comments

Remember The Acura SLX? This One Got A Very Modern Upgrade For Radwood

Remember The Acura SLX? This One Got A Very Modern Upgrade For Radwood

You remember the Acura SLX, don’t you? Wait, what’s that? You... don’t remember the Acura SLX? How disappointing. I was counting on all of you to keep track of the world’s obscure Isuzu Trooper variants. (It was a Holden and an Opel too!) But now the SLX is back, and more rad than ever because this one is using modern powertrain from an Acura RDX.

Meet the Super Handling SLX, set to debut at...

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Patrick George Patrick George Dec 05, 2019. 6 comments

It’s probably good I’m not rich

It’s probably good I’m not rich

It’s probably good I’m not rich. I’d just spend my money on excessively stupid shit, like an Aston Martin V8 Vantage from the 1980s. And I have no business owning that! Nobody does.

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Patrick George Patrick George Dec 05, 2019. 9 comments

311 -- 'Come Original'

311 -- 'Come Original'

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

I don’t think we’ve ever had this as a Traffic Jam, which is a massive oversight I will now correct.

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Patrick George Patrick George Dec 03, 2019. 17 comments

Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry And Jethro Bovingdon Will Give Top Gear America Another Shot

Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry And Jethro Bovingdon Will Give Top Gear America Another Shot

I don’t think I’m being unfair when I say the American versions of Top Gear have had a rough history. Top Gear USA made it through four seasons with some okay episodes, but it never landed as well as the British original. And

Top Gear America , starring the banker who gets shot at the beginning of The Dark Knight? I don’t know who asked for that. I also don’t know if anyone asked questions...

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Patrick George Patrick George Dec 02, 2019. 5 comments

This is a Mazda RX-7

This is a Mazda RX-7

This is a Mazda RX-7. It is not the car our David Tracy bought this weekend in Colorado for $700, despite my best efforts. He bought something else instead. I’m trying here, people.

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Patrick George Patrick George Nov 29, 2019. 12 comments

What Do You Want To Know About The 2020 BMW M340i?

What Do You Want To Know About The 2020 BMW M340i?
Countersteer Your true stories of good and bad things that happen in cars.

Generally speaking, I like most of the stuff BMW is putting out these days. The new

Toyota Supra is excellent, the 8 Series is a delight and even that little 2 Series Gran Coupe proved to be a nice surprise when I drove it in prototype form. But if you can’t get your bread and butter right, what’s the point of...

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Patrick George Patrick George Nov 26, 2019. 16 comments

Here's Our Best Look Yet At The 2021 Volkswagen GTI

Here's Our Best Look Yet At The 2021 Volkswagen GTI

The

Volkswagen GTI is a signifier of good taste in cars. As one of the most well-rounded hot hatchbacks on the market, when you see one, you can safely assume its owner likes to have fun behind the wheel. Now that a new Volkswagen Golf is out , it’s no great surprise to learn what the next GTI will look like, but we’re happy to see it anyway.

This set of spy photos from Europe reveals the...

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Patrick George Patrick George Nov 25, 2019. 23 comments

If the Cybertruck catches on, does that mean angles could make a comeback?

If the Cybertruck catches on, does that mean angles could make a comeback?

If the Cybertruck catches on, does that mean angles could make a comeback? I hope so.

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Patrick George Patrick George Nov 25, 2019. 6 comments

Ben Folds Five -- 'Army'

Ben Folds Five -- 'Army'

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

God, please spare me more rejection.

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Patrick George Patrick George Nov 24, 2019. 22 comments

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder From 2 Fast 2 Furious Has A Fascinating Origin Story

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder From 2 Fast 2 Furious Has A Fascinating Origin Story

When I think of cars from the Fast and Furious franchise that I could drive in real life, not only would I rather take the bus than be seen in Tyrese Gibson’s purple and silver Eclipse Spyder from 2 Fast 2 Furious, I’d actually also rather be hit by said bus instead.

No offense to all you Spyderheads out there—I am sure there is a thriving community around the third-generation Eclipse...

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Patrick George Patrick George Nov 23, 2019. 8 comments

I Don't Hate The Tesla Cybertruck But I'm Not Convinced It Will Be A Hit

I Don't Hate The Tesla Cybertruck But I'm Not Convinced It Will Be A Hit
Truck Yeah The trucks are good!

I couldn’t sleep much last night. My dreams were filled with visions of stainless steel triangles, glass cracking and electric ATVs flying through the air. The

Tesla Cybertruck , she is a demon who haunts my nightmares and will not give me a moment’s peace! The thing is, after a lot of thought, I don’t hate Tesla’s truck. But I am perplexed by it, and not...

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Patrick George Patrick George Nov 22, 2019. 2 comments

New Order -- 'Bizarre Love Triangle'

New Order -- 'Bizarre Love Triangle'

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

I’ve got triangles on the brain after last night.

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Patrick George Patrick George Nov 22, 2019. 21 comments

The Tesla Cybertruck Is A Brutal, Angular Beast With Unbelievable Specs

The Tesla Cybertruck Is A Brutal, Angular Beast With Unbelievable Specs
Truck Yeah The trucks are good!

What’s the next big thing for electric vehicles? Probably pickup trucks. Ford is doing it and so are startups like Rivian. But Elon Musk isn’t about to be outdone, and tonight at the Tesla Design Center in Los Angeles, the electric automaker unveiled something truly different.

Maybe even too different, depending on how it looks when it eventually enters...

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Patrick George Patrick George Nov 22, 2019. 18 comments

What Do You Want To See From Tesla's 'Cybertruck' Event Tonight?

What Do You Want To See From Tesla's 'Cybertruck' Event Tonight?

Here’s what we know: Elon Musk loves Blade Runner, and that is why he has chosen tonight to unveil something called the Cybertruck. And we’ve seen—if you can call it that—some

very vague and murky teaser shots of... something. Beyond that, we have few solid details about what Musk is up to tonight. So what do you want to see from this event?

I’m not convinced the Cybertruck, if it even keeps...

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Patrick George Patrick George Nov 21, 2019. 14 comments

I'm Intrigued By This Possibly Alfa 4C-Based Maserati Sports Car Prototype

I'm Intrigued By This Possibly Alfa 4C-Based Maserati Sports Car Prototype

We find ourselves in an odd time when automakers are putting out their own camouflaged “spy shots” of prototype cars to drum up pre-release hype. As an editor, I’m fine with this; it’s less freelance money I have to spend buying photos. But it is a bit of a strange practice, and most of the time I don’t really care. Unless it’s a new sports car from Maserati that seems to have very familiar...

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Patrick George Patrick George Nov 21, 2019. 15 comments

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Is A 603 Horsepow—Oh My God, Look At Those Wheels

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Is A 603 Horsepow—Oh My God, Look At Those Wheels

The last thing the world probably needs is a go-fast crossover, but that’s what the people demand, and so that’s what we are getting. At the LA Auto Show yesterday, we were introduced to the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63—the AMG-ified version of Benz’s biggest and most luxuriant crossover. It has 603 horsepower,

a 48-volt electrical system and... wait. Wait. Good Lord, those wheels! The 2020...

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