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THE RADNESS THAT IS ZENDER

At the heart of each of these tuning companies was a passionate and dedicated individual who possessed a fire for the future of the industry and few men embody this ideology like Hans Albert Zender.
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ALL THE TIMES I'VE NEARLY DIED IN AN AW11 AND WHY YOU SHOULD BUY MINE

I've owned five, and I'm still here. They're really pretty docile little things if you drive with a bit of care, just a vague sense for weight transfer. Boxing an AW11 around is cracking an egg with a meat tenderizer anyway; if that's your style god bless and please do …
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GERMANS CAN'T WRAP - VW POLO HARLEQUIN

By many accounts, Ferdinand Porsche was a very serious man. Genius? Probably. Inspired? Certainly. Driven and prolific? Absolutely. Blessed with a good sense of humor? Ehh, not really. He would have hated the Harlequin. And that’s OK, there are many who absolutely adore the patchwork hatches, including one man who’s …
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SPINTO E SPRINTO - ALFA ROMEO GTV6

What's the best sounding V6 of all-time? The soulful and sophisticated Dino? The guttural, crescendoing NSX? The burbly, off-beat mezzo-soprano Lancia Aurelia? Nah, none of those. To many, no bent-six sings sweeter than Alfa's Busso. Longitudinal, transverse, SOHC, DOHC, matte or polished intake runners - all Busso V6s sing sweetly …
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RAD WINS: 1985 PLYMOUTH COLT GTS TURBO

Podcasts. I listen to them almost daily. When I’m getting ready in the bathroom in the morning I listen to car podcasts. When I make dinner in the evening I listen to comedy with an AirPod in my ear. One of my go-to car podcasts is the Driving While Awesome …
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HEADLINE REDLINE - CBR250R

What has eight gear-driven cams, 64 valves, 16 slide throttles, and screams out 180 hp at just under 20,000 revs from one liter? The shoebox-sized V16 made of four Honda CBR250R motors that only exists in the first-gen Civic of my dreams. What looks like a miniaturized version of the …
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THE CAPTIVE IMPORT

Walking into a crowded place and seeing a familiar face is a nearly euphoric experience. Human beings are conditioned to love familiarity. We thrive on consistency and are drawn to shapes, colors, and motifs that we’re familiar with. In the 1950’s, automakers got a taste of how difficult it was …
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THE SUBARU BRAT AND THE CHICKEN TAX

You haven’t lived until you’ve stared face-first into the eyes of the person driving 65 mph in the car following you. No, your car is not in reverse. Instead, you’re white knuckling the rubber handlebars on the rear facing jump seats bolted in the bed of your buddy's truck. The …
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THE ROTHMANS PORSCHE TURBO CUP WAS THE RADDEST RACE SERIES

These days when you hear Porsche Cup, the mind immediately drifts in the direction of the famed 911 GT3. Since the 964-generation, Porsche has been running a spec series for its current 911 model. The series is something of a unique case, as it is populated by young drivers and …
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