LaForza: An SUV That Really Wants to Be a Ferrari
Apr17

LaForza: An SUV That Really Wants to Be a Ferrari

Last weekend was Barrett-Jackson’s annual auto auction in Palm Beach, Florida.  If you’ve never gone to a Barrett-Jackson auction, let me tell you, it’s quite a spectacle.  The stars of the show were without a doubt the Custom 2013 Ford Mustang Fastback from Need for Speed ($300,00), the first 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 roll off the production line ($1,000,000), the first 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 ($500,000) and a...

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What Would They Drive? Volume 1: Alexander the Great
Apr02

What Would They Drive? Volume 1: Alexander the Great

Julius Ceasar, Florence Nightingale, Attila the Hun, Cleopatra, George Washington, Catherine II, Leif Ericson, Joan of Arc, Alexander the Great… What do these people have in common?  Yes… they’re all serious historical figures who have made indelible imprints on the world.  But, what else?  What other small, obscure, essentially useless piece of trivial information binds these historical personages into a web of...

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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: A C-Class Worth Having [NAIAS, Video]
Jan15

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: A C-Class Worth Having [NAIAS, Video]

I’ve always hated the Mercedes-Benz C-Class… hated it.  I thought it was phoned-in, cheesy, underpowered, ugly and just complete rubbish.  I don’t think I was alone in thinking this.  As a matter of fact, I know I wasn’t alone in this opinion.  And, I think the powers that be at Mercedes-Benz finally understood the general ire people felt toward the C-Class while they were designing the new one, because it is...

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Horsepower to Reindeer Power Conversion
Dec23

Horsepower to Reindeer Power Conversion

Back for the holidays is the TickTickVroom.com exclusive Horsepower to Reindeer Power conversion. Of all the methods of transport that exist, it must be argued that Santa Claus’s sleigh and eight flying reindeer rank among the coolest and fastest out there (He does make it around the world in one night including several stops, after all).  So, with Christmas and Santa’s annual trek coming up on Wednesday, it got me...

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2014 Porsche Macan Finally Revealed [Los Angeles Auto Show]
Nov20

2014 Porsche Macan Finally Revealed [Los Angeles Auto Show]

On this site, I try really, really hard not to be incredibly cheesy.  It’s an uphill battle, I know, one I frequently lose in spectacular fashion.  But, when talking about the 2014 Porsche Macan that just debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show, I won’t even try.  Because, (true to cheesy form) I keep imagining Porsche execs in Stuttgart working on the Macan over the past several years chanting: “I think Macan, I think...

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2015 Audi A3 Sedan Starts at $29,900 [Update, Video]
Oct28

2015 Audi A3 Sedan Starts at $29,900 [Update, Video]

Sometime next year, we (and by “we” I mean the U.S.) will get our hands on the all-new 2015 Audi A3 Sedan (that happened to have already debuted in Europe about a year ago), and it will be priced from $29,900 (plus an $895 destination fee).  That starting price happens to be the same as the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and about two grand shy of the BMW 2 Series, the A3’s rivals in the war of sporty little luxury German...

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2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA Edition 1: A Limited Edition to Welcome the GLA-Class
Oct28

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA Edition 1: A Limited Edition to Welcome the GLA-Class

Just a short time ago, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class hit dealership floors.  To celebrate the launch of a completely new model, Mercedes created the CLA Edition 1, a fully kitted-out limited edition that came nowhere near the U.S.  Now, to commemorate the launch of the CLA-Class’ slightly steroidal sibling, the GLA-Class, Mercedes is offering the GLA Edition 1, which is also highly unlikely be reach U.S. dealerships. If you are...

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2014 BMW 2 Series: Bimmer Doubles Down [Video]
Oct26

2014 BMW 2 Series: Bimmer Doubles Down [Video]

The BMW 1 Series is dead.  Long live the BMW 2 Series.  I have mixed feelings about that statement.  Drive-wise, I was fan of the 1 Series, especially the 135i.  It was an incredibly fun car to throw around… tight, nimble and quick as the dickens.  Looks-wise, it wasn’t the loveliest of cars.  As a matter of fact, it looked like it had a potbelly.  So, as long as the 2014 BMW 2 Series drives as well (or better) as the...

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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: A Sneak Peak
Oct22

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: A Sneak Peak

Mercedes-Benz has is going through a serious refresh of their cars.  New models like the CLA and GLA are joining the ranks of redesigned (and super high-tech) versions of Benz mainstays like the S-Class.  Next up on the list of made-over Mercedes is the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.   Where the E-Class is the more conservative (read: older) version of its sportier and better looking sibling, the CLS-Class, so will be the new 2015...

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Audi A5 DTM Champion Edition
Oct18

Audi A5 DTM Champion Edition

The German DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) Touring Car Championship boasts some of the most extreme versions of road cars Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi have to offer.  The DTM cars are sort of like German road cars on über-steroids.  And, this year, Audi and driver Mike “Rocky” Rockenfeller won the driver’s title in a car kinda related to an Audi RS5. In honor of this win, Audi is offering the DTM Champion edition...

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