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Month: February 2018

February 19, 2018

Living with the 718 Cayman

Courtesy of MultiBriefs Exclusive: I took delivery on my 718 Cayman on July 1, a little more than six months ago. The next weekend, I drove 150 miles to Monticello Motor Club for the Stuttgart Challenge in a monsoon. Within weeks, the Northeast was hit by two successive heat waves of nearly 100 degrees, and now more recently we’ve seen as many subzero cold fronts. I think it’s safe to say that in this time frame I

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February 19, 2018

Supporting the 2018 Spec MX-5 Challenge

Courtesy of Turnology: Yokohama is proud to announce its affiliation with Spec MX-5 Challenge, a new category which spans the bridge between club Spec Miata and professional series like the Battery Tender MX-5 Cup. These sorts of series help make the world of professional motorsport slightly more egalitarian, and in these days of extremely high barriers to entry, they’re a breath of fresh air. It’s a new rung on a ladder helping young talent make their mark on the

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February 07, 2018

2018 Trackhawk Review at MMC [video]

Courtesy of FoxNews: The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a real time-saver. If you don’t mind pushing your luck with the law. That’s because the latest version of the cargo-hauling, trailer-towing, family-friendly all-weather SUV is the most powerful and one of the quickest utility vehicles in the world. It has the same 707 hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8 found in the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat muscle cars under its vented hood. The engine is a gloriously ridiculous novelty in

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February 07, 2018

Finally it’s here: Sullivan’s casino opening

Courtesy of the Times-Herald Record: Signs, signs, everywhere the signs. Former Town of Thompson Supervisor Tony Cellini remembers them well. He first spotted all the “Casinos mean jobs” billboards, buttons and bumper stickers along Route 42 in 1963, driving his new Corvette Stingray from Port Jervis as he moved to Sullivan County. The county’s resorts had quietly begun their gradual decline after peaking in popularity with 530-plus hotels in the mid-1950s, county historian John Conway

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February 05, 2018

Challenger Class Presented By MMC

Courtesy of Racer: With just 4.1 seconds as the total margin of victory from a full 12-race schedule, the 2017 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires season was one of the most hotly contested championships in the sport. The Mazda vision of taking a production-based Mazda MX-5 Cup car to the track produced incredible parity of competition once again, as evidenced by the nearly 2,000 on-track passes that were completed during the

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February 02, 2018

Chris Duplessis; off-road expert, iPhone hero

Courtesy of Road & Track: Just yesterday, we shared the tale of the Mercedes G550 4×4², the most unstoppable off-roader we’ve ever tested. During that test, we also discovered that the iPhone 8 might be the G550 4×4² of phones. Part of our test involved driving up and down a river, partly for photography, partly for shits and giggles. R&T.com contributor Roger Garbow was riding in the back of the G-wagen, taking video on his

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February 01, 2018

Off-Roading the Most Ridiculous Factory SUV on Four Wheels

Courtesy of Road & Track: Week With a Car is a recurring look into the garage and multiple outdoor parking spots of Sam Smith, R&T’s globetrotting editor at large. Expect it to hold magazine test cars, vintage race cars, whatever he’s driving that week. The form—everything from road diary to rambling brain dump—varies, but it’s always interesting. It doesn’t always make sense, but then, that’s Smith. And a special thanks to Monticello Motor Club for the use

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