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The Magic Behind the Local Car Show

I assume anyone reading this post has been to at least one car show. There are just as many categories of car shows as there are types of cars. I’ve been to a lot of different ones but the nostalgic feeling and genuineness found at the local car shows can’t be found anywhere else. And the knowledge you gain from talking to the folks who actually owned and worked on these cars is different from the MPG and HP ratings you find on a sheet at the large international shows. But before I get all sentimental over these local events, I’d like to take some time to explain how these opinions were formed.

About 10 years ago, I went to my first car show with my uncle and his family. This wasn’t a run of the mill local car meet; this was the New York International Auto Show…one of the largest automotive enthusiast events in the world. With hundreds, maybe thousands of cars at display, there was something for everyone to see. From insanely priced and powerful exotics such as the Ferrari Enzo and Porsche Carrera GT to the grocery getters we’re more likely to drive in our lifetimes, all were parked and glistening on what would be the equivalent of a red carpet for cars. [keep reading]

Cool Used Car of the Future: Mongoose Motorsports Grand Sport

There’s a little town in Ravenna, Ohio that replicates the “Cobra Killer” at the Mongoose Motorsports garage. What’s the “Cobra Killer,” you ask? Time to get yourself ready for an history lesson. Back in the early 1960′s, the Shelby Cobra was one of the premier sports cars in racing. Chevrolet couldn’t let the Cobra go unmatched so they created the Corvette Grand Sport.

Feather-light at 1,900 pounds, the Grand Sport proved to be faster and more apt at taking corners than the Cobra. Unfortunately, only five Grand Sports were built after GM cancelled the program which meant the ultra rare American sports car had to compete in the prototype class against Porsche and Maserati. Almost 50 years later, the only kind of Grand Sport you’re bound to see is a Mongoose Motorsports replica in both coupe and roadster variations. Keep reading for the specs and more pictures.

Grand Sport Coupe

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Cool used car of the future: Maserati Kubang

For those of our readers who appreciate the finer things in life, like stuff from Italy, feast your eyes on the latest from luxury automaker Maserati. It’s called the Kubang and while it’s still a concept, production is slated for both the States and abroad. Maserati has put a lot of thought into the production of this concept and you’ll see what we mean below.

Cool Used Car of the Future Maserati Kubang SUV Concept Image

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Best vehicles for road trips

Edmunds released a list of the Top 10 Best Road Trip Vehicles in August based on their editors’ selections. Some of their choices like the number one pick, Chevrolet Equinox, or number three pick, Ford Flex, make sense. There are also some anomalies though. Take a look at the breakdown:

  1. Chevrolet Equinox
  2. Chevrolet Suburban
  3. Ford Flex
  4. Hyundai Genesis
  5. Mercedes-Benz E350
  6. Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
  7. Porsche 911 Carrera
  8. Porsche Panamera
  9. Volkswagen GTI
  10. Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI

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