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2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature sings to our soul

Last time we reviewed the all-new CX-9 it was one of the lower models trims. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD isn’t just another...

Avants car-sharing service gives enthusiasts a taste of other vehicles

Photos credit: Derick Yan and Andrew Michael Ory. Car sharing is officially here to stay, but why must most of the vehicles in the many services...

2017 Red Square Car Show Gallery, Part III

Just like the past two, the third and final installment of 2017 Red Square Car Show Galleries is shown in the order taken. There...

2017 Hot Import Nights, Part II – Chris Williams

Part II of Chris Williams' Hot Import Nights photo session is here! HID came to the Evergreen Raceways in Monroe though, this time around...

2017 Red Square Car Show Gallery, Part II

The images in the 2017 Red Square Car Show Gallery (part 2) are a continuation of the previous gallery's pictures which were shown in...

2017 Hot Import Nights, Part I – Chris Williams

Hot Import Nights came to the Evergreen Raceways in Monroe and local Seattle-area car enthusiast Chris Williams went to the show. This time around, it...

2017 Red Square Car Show Gallery, Part I

The images in the 2017 Red Square Car Show Gallery are shown in the order taken. There were multiple passes of the vehicles during...

Saying Goodbye: An End to the Red Square Car Show

More than 100 cars drove into UW’s infamous Red Square on the morning of Sunday, May 7. Engine sounds echoed across Suzzallo's Gothic style,...

Exotics at RTC Season Opener brings out the best

The Exotics at Redmond Town Center’s (Exotics@RTC) opening weekend, held April 29, lured thousands of people to view the wide variety of vehicles from...

Issaquah Car Shows Shine in the Rain

Every weekend during the summer, the Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in on Gilman Boulevard in Issaquah hosts a themed car show. This past weekend, it...

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid EX Review

Nearly 400,000 hybrid electric vehicles were sold in the US in 2015, and more than 4 million hybrids between 1999 and April 2016. Hybrids...

LeMay ACM announces partnership, events

Producing events that bring crowds and support the community is what makes the events at the LeMay America’s Car Museum important. This year, they’ve...

Apply for the Infiniti Engineering Academy today

Engineering students in the U.S. can now apply to the 2017 Infiniti Engineering Academy program. The 12-month program offers work in both the automotive...

2017 Honda Ridgeline is a one-of-a-kind truck

The question was posed to me well before I drove the 2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition: Is it Truck or Car? I’m here to...

Upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show to be spicy

The long-awaited Geneva Motor Show has come around again and there's sure to be some hot reveals. The European car show draws thousands each...

New GM at The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton

The Ridge Motorsports Park welcomed a new general manager to their team. Tracie Schmitt, former Director of Marketing and Business Development, took the reins...
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Pre-owned Aston Martin program re-vamped

Aston Martin The Americas is now selling used vehicles as part of the new Timeless Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program. The new program is offered on...

Taco Tuesday and Cars at The Rec Room

There doesn't seem to be anything that goes as well together as tacos and cars, and that's because nothing that spectacular has been discovered....

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is more for less

Cars are seldom low cost now a-days. The propensity for auto manufacturers to fit as much expensive technological gadgetry into new vehicles is strong,...

Super Bowl LI Car Advertisements

Each year, millions of people stare at their TVs for the hours of Super Bowl while millions more head to YouTube the day after...

A 2017 Mazda6 for the First Drive of the Year

Sometimes the First Drive of the Year doesn’t happen on the first of the year, sometimes it’s not even the planned ‘FDotY’. This year,...

2016 NWAPA Run to the Sun Gallery

Full gallery of all cars from the 2016 Run to the Sun event. Load times may be long as there's more than 380 images!!...

Rearview Reflections: Top 10 from 2016

This has been an exciting year for myself as an automotive reporter and for The Auto Reporter. Our rearview reflections and Top 10 vehicles have...

A Kia Soul EV for Christmas: Part II

I’ve made no secrets about that fateful day two years ago, when I drained the battery of a 2015 Kia Soul EV on Christmas...

24 Days of December Sun: Dodge Viper GTC

There are jokes about how to expeditiously put oneself into a wall that feature the Dodge Viper as the punchline. The Dodge Viper GTC...

24 Days of December Sun: Infiniti Q50 Red Sport

The last vehicle we drove at Run to the Sun was the 2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport sedan; quick, stylish, comfortable and decked out...

24 Days of December Sun: Kia Cadenza

Given that we were traveling with the likes of automotive legends, the Kia Cadenza full-size sedan was a voluptuous sight to the sporty lineup...

24 Days of December Sun: 2017 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V6

While driving the 2017 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V6, we probably passed more money in cars than the average driver, but we accomplished our...

2016 Mazda CX-9 is the perfect SUV for everyone

The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 is the newest addition to the manufacturers repertoire and we’re impressed by the styling and standard features in this...

24 Days of December Sun: 2016 BMW M4 Competition Package

Our first on-road test of a BMW was a dream. The top was down, the revs were active and the drive was swift and...

24 Days of December Sun: 2017 Acura NSX

  While not the “00000” engine number as the last model we drove, the 2017 Acura NSX is a beauty with carbon fiber bits accented...

24 Days of December Sun: 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Sitting in the 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang is humbling. Squeezed into the chairs as you are, subdued by the growling engine as you are...

24 Days of December Sun: 2017 Audi RS7

Our time with the Audi RS 7 was brief but memorable. Mostly because we’ve rarely sat within such fine interiors. Of course, the Audi RS...

24 Days of December Sun: 2016 Lexus GS-F

The last vehicle of Run to the Sun that I drove was probably one of the most fun in an every-day sense. The Lexus...

24 Days of December Sun: Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

For one leg of our journey, two females drove a combined 1,000 horsepower at totally legal speeds. I was in command of the Dodge...

24 Days of December Sun: 2017 Buick Cascada

Buick has been pushing their anti-grandma car campaign and they’ve had some success at it. One last big push was getting the 4-person 2016...

24 Days of December Sun: 2017 Jaguar XE 20d R-Sport

Start the journey through Run to the Sun as we did, in the 2017 Jaguar XE 20d R-Sport. This 4-door luxury sedan decked out in...

Wee-zoom around in the 2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo

We all love a good SUV, statistics prove that point time and time again. However, good SUVs don’t have to come with the lofty...

Introducing the 24 Days of December Sun

December can be rough. It’s cold, its grey, in Seattle it rains a lot and the few sunny days are crisp and icy. Instead...

Final Fantasy XV: Finally, a Final Fantasy for car fiends

While down sick recently, we took some time to get personally acquainted with the new Final Fantasy XV video game. Though not The Auto...

New Meets in Town: All Cars Northwest

Seattle has a new car club in town and its for everyone. The All Cars Northwest group is breaking down barriers between types of...

2016 Los Angeles Auto Show Picturama

We had the opportunity to check out the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show this year and got to check out thousands of beautiful vehicles...

Welcome to DriveTribe

Monday morning brought the official launch of a new social media platform for car enthusiasts called Drive Tribe and an unscripted Jeremy Clarkson, Richard...
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The Grand Tour review: The Holy Trinity indeed

It has begun. The Grand Tour, that is. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have officially graced our TVs or streaming to our device,...

A simple equation for fun: the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

When the sun is out, there’s nothing better than driving around backroads with the top down on the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune edition. Of...

A Seattleite takes on SEMA 2016

I had a chance to head down to the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show held in Las Vegas, Nv. It felt like a...

Moment in time with the 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

I didn’t intent to, but I recreated a Mazda commercial… I got off a plane and was decidedly happy to be back in control...

The Fashionable 2016 Fiat 500X Easy AWD

Fiat has a fashionable hit in the 2016 500X Easy with all-wheel drive. This 4-door, hatch back small SUV offers the ability to go...

Porsche display wows crowds at Carillon Point for charity

Special to the Kirkland Reporter Paper. More than 500 people crowded into a Carillon Point parking lot to not only peruse some Porsches, but...

2017 Toyota Prius Three Review

The 2017 Toyota Prius not only got a nip-tuck facelift but a new exterior style that is in between a spaceship and a sporty...
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2016 Subaru WRX STI Review

Let’s not dance around the fact that we loved the 2016 Subaru WRX STI, though we never thought we wouldn’t. The latest iteration in...

The family and eco-friendly 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier

In today’s eco-friendly atmosphere, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier is one of the few EVs that just about anyone can afford. These EV-primary cars...

The Auto Reporter announces photo galleries

  The Auto Reporter listens to our readers and tries to come out with new content or site uses that people have been asking for....

Top Eco-frendly vehicles of Drive Revolution 2016

On the environmentally conscious streets of Portland, Or., journalists and automotive representatives met to discuss the latest in automotive technologies and eco-friendly vehicles. During Drive Revolution,...

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review

Our time with the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport may have been brief, but it showed us how wonderful of an SUV this vehicle...

Community building creates perfect Kirkland Classic Car Show

The Kirkland Classic Car Show returned to the Kirkland downtown core for a two-day automotive extravaganza. In its 15th year, this annual tradition brought...

Meet our newest family member – 1968 Triumph GT6

You’ve never met our vehicular family, so what better time to share than the addition of a new member. Though, I can hardly call...

2016 Lexus CT 200h at Deception Pass

The 2016 Lexus CT 200h is a stylish and eco-friendly hatchback wagon, featuring the plush refinements you’d expect from Lexus and some power that...

High-revving action at Kenmore’s All-British Field Meet

The All-British Field Meet (ABFM) is an annual summertime occurrence at Saint Edwards Park celebrating everything related to British Motoring. From old to new,...

2016 Subaru Forester Review

The 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium is one safe and stylish crossover, whether you’re looking for an all-weather vehicle or you want something which...

Portland and the 2017 Acura NSX

During an annual journalist-only event celebrating alternative energy vehicles, I got the opportunity to drive the 2017 Acura NSX - a supercar of the...

The 2016 Honda Odyssey is one epic Minivan

Tell of the storm-tossed van, O Muse, which drove long after leaving Troy… Oh, wait, wrong Odyssey. While Homer’s Odyssey is an epic story,...

Ferrari Concours shines in Renton

On Sunday, July 10, the Northwest Region of the Ferrari Club of America held their annual Ferrari Concours d’Elegance in Renton. More than 70...

How I fell in love with the Alfa Romeo 4c

It took less than 20 minutes of hair-flying action through the hills of California, but it happened. I flew down for an event and...

The 2016 Acura TLX 4-Cylinder

Last year, we drove the impressively powerful Acura TLX V6 and that keep up with heavy-weight champions like Astons and Porsches. But not everyone...

2016 Jeep Renegade Review

When you see a Jeep Renegade for the first time, words like ‘adorable, cute, or charming’ come to mind, but for our review, we’re...
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Lamborghini opens composites lab in Seattle

Lamborghini christened a new Advanced Composites Structures Laboratory (ACSL) in Seattle to research carbon fiber products for the supercar powerhouse. The ACSL at the University...

My Mini Birthday: 2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible Review

For nearly five months, I’ve been planning a great birthday extravaganza with a drive around Mount Rainier with a local Cars and Coffee group...

Review: 2016 Mazda3 S Grand Touring

I can already see the rolling of eyes and the muttering of ‘Dear God, not another Mazda geekfest’ and, no worries, this won’t be...

Racing on a budget

On a recent trip to California, I learned just how fun going around the same circuit dozens of times a day can be. Yes,...

Dirty Truck Review: The 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4×4

Recently, I had a 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road out for a bit of a jaunt into the wilderness and it was some of...

LeMay hosts BMW with 100 Years of “The Ultimate Driving Machine”

For more than 100 years, BMW has been creating history-shaping machines that have invaded societies collective dreams. To celebrate the anniversary of BMW, LeMay...
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Coming to a TV near you: Red Bull Global Rallycross

Red Bull’s Global Rallycross is now viewable on your TV. All 10 of the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross events will be televised, including...

The 2016 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 takes on the Mountains

When you have a vehicle that monitors the road more than 3,000 times per second in order to provide the smoothest ride possible and...
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When adventuring becomes life: An interview with Rally Drivers

Photos courtesy of Andrew Comrie-Picard, Brad Lovell, and Chris Komar (@ACPRacing).  Every time you go on an adventure, you have to be prepared. Well, world-renowned...

Bass drops during Hot Import Nights at Evergreen Speedway

It was late on a Saturday afternoon and we suddenly found ourselves with nothing to do. I did a quick search online and, well,...

The 2016 Subaru Crosstrek takes on Walker Valley ORV Park

When you’re from the Pacific Northwest, you know that all-wheel drive was meant for something beyond the pavement, something that can tackle some of...

Mudfest 2016 winners announced

On a wet April day, the Northwest Automotive Press Association gathered together more than 20 local automotive journalists to test out the best the...

Review: 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo

There are plenty of options on the market for sport-tuned, four-door sedans, however, today we’re going to rally behind them for a car that...

The 2017 Lotus Evora 400: An Automotive Ambrosia

Photography by: Robert Isaacs There are cars meant solely for the daily grind, there are cars meant for gobbling up tracks, but few take the...

Global Rallycross Seattle returns, Evergreen Speedway hosts

The motoring sensation that is the RedBull’s Global Rallycross Seattle returns and it’s going to be a full two-day affair, Sept. 16 and 17....

Harvey’s Monterey Memories, Part 2

Last article, Harvey Sherman was invited down to Monterey’s annual car gathering, the Concours D’Elegance, by two individuals who would have vehicles in the...

Harvey’s Monterey Memories, part 1

Are you ready for the car show season? Read the first part of our guest writer, Harvey Sherman's, road trip to last year's Pebble...

LeMay ACM gets personal with ‘Modified Madness’

The LeMay America’s Car Museum in Tacoma hosts various exhibits through-out the year, with pieces ranging from pre-war to modern vehicles. The most recent...

The 2016 Honda CR-V Touring that could… and did

When we got 2016 Honda CR-V Touring, we knew we’d be heading out on a car-enthusiast drive later that weekend. At first, the idea...

Scion is Dead: Long Live the 2016 Scion iM

Last week Toyota announced the death of the Scion brand and its plan to absorb some models back into the Toyota name. This will...

Spending Super Bowl Sunday with Seattle Cars & Coffee

This version has been edited to better reflect the model designation of the 1990 GTR. As the sun started peaking over the Cascades, we woke...

Google Self Driving Car starts testing on Kirkland roads

The white Lexus SUVs Google has been using to test fully-autonomous technology in California and Texas will be cruising around the streets of Kirkland...

2016 GMC Terrain Denali for the First Drive of the Year

We usually like to make an adventure of the First Drive of the Year. Last year was a tour around Lake Washington for the...

A 2016 Scion iA for your Seattle tour

Not all road trips go to the outdoors. Sometimes, those trips can be into the big city, even when that big city is only...

The 2016 Ford Mustang Turbo is my kind of Muscle Car

From the way the looks made me feel to the feel of the supremely comfortable seats, the 2016 Ford Mustang I4 is my kind...

The Auto Reporter’s Top 5 Viewer Read Stories of 2015

This year, we’ve done a lot of cool things together; we’ve traveled around Mount Rainier, taken some trips to deserted towns, and more! However,...

The Auto Reporter’s Best Car of the Year Awards

With 2015 coming to a close, we’d like to look at the cars we’ve driven to see which one is truly the best. Now,...

A 2016 Mazda CX-3 for the holidays

Article by Deanna Isaacs, Photography by Robert Isaacs Mazda has been coming out with good cars for decades. I drove the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3...

2016 Honda Accord EX-L V6 brings power to the masses

Honda’s vehicles are known for being reliable and great cars that don’t cost an arm and a leg - now, they’ll be know for...
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The Auto Reporter’s Holiday Wishlist – AKA Gearhead gifts

The Auto Reporter loves all holidays, mostly because of the presents, but also because of the way they bring family together. For this article’s...

Back to the Future Day – DMC Northwest style

Today, I band wagoned the huge hype over Back to the Future Day by stopping by the DeLorean Motor Company Bellevue (Northwest) location. I...

Living the life with the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5

Anyone who has frequented this site will know by know that I’m a Mazda Miata/MX-5 fangirl. I sat on the edge of my couch...

Surviving Xi-mageddon in the Nissan Murano

The arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Seattle brought with it some of the worst traffic the area has seen - worse even...

The best and worst of the Automotive Industry, Part II

The day after the accident, a Friday, I couldn't concentrate on work. Don't get me wrong, I got it done, but all my spare...

The best and worst of the automotive world, Part I

In one night, I went from the best to the worst that the automotive world has to offer. The night started with XXX Burgers in...

Destination Volkswagen Golf TSI SEL

Sometimes, it’s not the road you take or the people you go with, but the thing you take on the road. That’s the 2015...

Labor Day DUI and DUID emphasis in King County

Saying that people will consume libations on Labor Day is like saying that the sky is blue or the sun shines during the day...

Maserati of Kirkland offers leasing incentives

Maserati is trying to woo Seattle-area drivers to lease a new car by offering deals on new 2015 vehicles. Maserati of Kirkland, just outside Seattle, is...

The (Buick) Regal way to road trip

The average vehicle I drive receives between 200 and 400 miles on the odometer courtesy of The Auto Reporter. The Buick Regal GS was...

Two-fer Nissan TueZday – The GT-R Experience

No, it’s not a Z-Car, but it’s by the same maker - so bare with us here… Let me tell you of my GT-R...

Two-fer Nissan TueZday – The 370Z brings the fun, anyday

The Nissan 370Z is a rear-wheel drive sports car boasting 350hp from a 3.7L 6-cylinder and no matter the price tag, it’s worth it...

Going (Nissan) Rogue on Paradise

The 2015 Nissan Rogue is a small sport utility vehicle (SSUV) with an low-centered attitude, so we took it to some altitude to see...

Mount Forgotten meets the (Subaru) Outback

The 2016 Subaru Outback is a crossover often found on the roads of Washington, which is why we took this wagon to its native...

Experiencing the 2015 Shelby Mini-Nats in Cali.

Story by Harvey Sherman Every year since 1983, with a few exceptions, the Northern California branch of the Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) holds an...

Forget 8-way adjustable seats, Lincoln Continental concept has 30-way

The Lincoln Continental Concept comes with a newly unveiled 30-way adjustable seat - let me just reiterate that: 30-way adjustable seats. Your backside isn't...

Kenmore celebrates British cars with the All British Field Meet at Saint Edward

This article originally published on Bothell-Reporter.com, where Deanna is a journalist.  Saint Edwards Park opened it’s gates and grassy knolls to some visitors across the...

Battle of the All-Electric City Cars

During a recent event, called Drive Revolution, I got the chance to pit six electric vehicles (EV) against one another; the Chevrolet Spark EV,...

Kenmore celebrates British cars with the All British Field Meet at Saint Edward

This article originally published on Bothell-Reporter.com, where Deanna is a journalist.  Saint Edwards Park opened it’s gates and grassy knolls to some visitors across the...

2015 Sonata Hybrid is a ‘Seaport’ green machine

When I first started up the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, the range read more than 600 miles. Six-hundred miles. So, I went and figured...

2015 Sonata Hybrid is a ‘Seaport’ green machine

When I first started up the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, the range read more than 600 miles. Six-hundred miles. So, I went and figured...

A classic show for Kirkland car enthusiasts

This article was originally published by Deanna Isaacs via the Kirkland Reporter and was written for The Auto Reporter republication. Downtown Kirkland opened it’s parking...

Classic Car Show rolls into Kirkland’s downtown this weekend

This article was originally written by Deanna Isaacs and published via Kirkland Reporter papers.  The Kirkland Classic Car Show is rolling into town from 4:30...

All British Field Meet car show revs up Saint Edwards Park

The British are invading Saint Edwards State Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, as the Western Washington All British...

The new 2016 Nissan Maxima sets new standards

For decades, Nissan has had a strong tie between driving and having fun, with engineering enthusiasm that borders on the ultra-geeky - and I...

As New Horizon passes Pluto, Ford launches Apollo Edition Mustang

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is hurtling through space after having just passed Pluto and is reviving American interests in the space-race, so Ford is...

Amazon Prime Day for Auto Enthusiasts!

On July 15, Amazon is hosting a deals day to rival Black Friday celebrating the company's birth and giving massive discounts to consumers, including...

Taking the Hyundai Santa Fe to Lester

The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe isn’t just an inexpensive SUV, it’s also capable of handling the forest roads of backwater Washington to a recently...

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport brings a smile to your drive

The 2015 Sonata Sport starts at a base price of $23,175 ($27,560 as driven) and offers economy and fun in one package. I don’t mean...

Car theft prevention tips

The U.S. Department of Transportation has designated July as National Vehicle Theft Prevention month and, as many Puget Sound resident's know, car theft or...

Hot Rods, Hot Dogs & Motorcycles in Bothell for a cause

Photography by Robert Isaacs The eighth annual car show known as Hot Rods, Hot Dogs & Motorcycles (HRHD&M) rolled into the parking lot of the...

The formerly-Top Gear team is BACK!

When the news that Jeremy Clarkson had been fired from Top Gear (TG), and with the other James May and Richard Hammond declining to renew...

Kia’s 2015 Sedona offers true lounge (chair!) experience

Minivans have often been the domain of soccer-moms and other child-rearing citizens, however the 2015 Kia Sedona gives them a leg up – literally. The...

Chris Evans announced as Top Gear lead host | #BREAKING |

Today, the BBC announced a change in leadership to the Top Gear brand in the addition of Chris Evans as new lead host of...

The autos of E3 | Updated 6/15

Video games aren't just for killing orcs with elves or heading out into the stars to battle aliens; some of the most popular games...

$9.5 million in cars sold during Mecum Seattle

Photography by Deanna and Robert Isaacs. On Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6, the Events Center of CenturyLink Field in Seattle was bursting from...

4k freebies for your desktop (LONG LOAD)

Because we here at The Auto Reporter are generous and kind gearhead souls, we bequeath unto thee the first of our new 'Weekly 4k Freebies'...

2015 Hyundai Genesis may make Seattle-ites want to commute

For those who think Seattle's traffic is the worst in the nation and is a place where unmaintained roads break one's spine with every...

Wildlife on roads pose danger for drivers

As summer comes around, more and more animals are crossing our roads (usually to get to the other side, but as for why, we...

Finding the gearbox that gets your gears turning | Updated

It used to be that there were one or two choices for gearboxes, also known as transmissions, consumers could purchase in their cars. Today,...

Mecum Live Tweet Feed

Today, The Auto Reporter will be at Mecum. While there's more coming in content, here's the Mecum Live Tweet feed from @TheAutoReporter. Tweets about @Mecum,...

BREAKING | TVR for American shores in current plan

Yesterday, The Auto Reporter released information about the return of TVR - a legendary, independent auto manufacturer established in 1947. Well, … there’s more...

TVR is back and ready to rev into action with new car

On June 3, the iconic British car maker TVR announced that it was getting ready to return to producing their hand-crafted, classic two-seater sports...

Headphones while driving – not in Washington State!

Today's driving tip comes to us courtesy of an Alaskan driver I saw tootling around Highway 522 late last month. I gave a quick...

Bothell Park gets Ford Model T sculpture, dedication Saturday

The City of Bothell is hosting a dedication party at Red Brick Road Park, located next to the Wayne Golf Course' parking lot, starting...

Kirkland street certified ‘Greenest Road in the World’

An 880-foot road extension in Kirkland has earned top honors in the Greenroads Foundation rating certificate – that of Silver Certification – and the...

2015 Acura TLX – A sports car in sedan clothing

The 2015 Acura TLX has a secret lying just under the hood and it becomes extremely apparent when you put the petal down in...

Cruise on Colby Avenue with all manner of cars

On May 24, the Cruise on Colby Avenue took over Everett, Wash., with classic cars, movie car-icons and just some plain cool cars. “If I...

Oregon pay-by-mile volunteer program testing in July

The lack of funding for maintenance and expansion of current roads is severely lacking and both the state and federal legislatures know this, however...

Memorial Day travel tips

It's no secret that when it's time to hurry up and get to the holiday party, that's when traffic is the worst. Here's a...

Takata Airbags recalled tops 33.8 million vehicles

It was announced on May 19, that more Takata airbags are being recalled due to safety issues regarding the degradation of propellant within the...

David Higgins and Craig Drew take the cake at Olympus Rally

Shelton hosted the Olympus Rally from May 16 through 17, bringing Rally America and the national competitors to the dirt roads of Washington State. David...

2016 Camaro boasts weight loss, beastly powertrain

Chevrolet has been redesigning it's sixth generation of Camaro, improving handling, creating a lighter body with a more nimble response and giving consumers more...

Finding friends on the backroads of Washington

Recently, a friend (Harvey Sherman with the Aurora) informed me of a group of people who enjoy a good drive, the Northwest Drivers group...

UW Formula Motorsports to unveil 2015 Formula cars tonight

On Friday, May 15, at 6 p.m., the UW Formula Motorsports Team will be unveiling their newest creations at Kane Hall on the UW...

UW Formula Motorsports to unveil 2015 Formula cars, May 15

On Friday, May 15, at 6 p.m., the UW Formula Motorsports Team will be unveiling their newest creations at Kane Hall on the UW...

Coal Rolling Ban in New Jersey, please tell me Washington’s next

A Coal Rolling ban in New Jersey has been signed into law by Governor Chris Christie. Coal Rolling is when trucks, usually with retrofitted diesel...

Click it or Ticket campaign returns May 18 to 31

Every year, all levels of law enforcement within Washington State participate in the Click-it or Ticket campaign in order to ensure that all motorists...

Mazda and Toyota to work together for car greatness

It's no secret that there's quite an enthusiast following for both Mazda and Toyota, not only because they make reliable vehicles, but also vehicles...

GM supports Military and Veterans via discount program

Buying a new car can be tough, especially for military who may or may not be sent abroad at a moments notice. However, GM...

Toyota Rav4 rally car heading to Rally America

On May 6, Toyota unveiled it's newest RAV4 rally car meant for the 2015 Rally America's 2WD-open class during the Monster Energy Supercross Championships...

Mitsubishi’s Lancer GT is not for the ‘driver assist’ crowd

Driving the front-wheel drive (FWD) Mitsubishi Lancer GT on the dirt roads of Washington is about as close to stage rally as many of...

Exotics at Redmond Town Center are a ‘Go’

The Auto Reporter will be heading to Exotics at Redmond Town Center, tomorrow, live tweeting all the hot cars! The show starts at 9:00 a.m.,...

You can’t drive 75 mph, but left lane camping may get you a ticket,...

While House Bill 2181, which would have increased the state's maximum speed limit from 70 to 75 miles per hour, was partially vetoed by...

The top 4(20) pot-centric cars in auto culture

There have been many iconic cars in popular culture, but today The Auto Reporter is countinue down the top 4(20) pot-inspired cars in auto...

The Kia K900 is affordable opulence | Updated

The Kia K900 is a luxury sedan aimed at the purchasers of BMW 7-series and Mercedes Benz S-Class. However, whether it has what it...

Distracted driving law dies in Olympia

Senate bill 5656 would have expanded Washington State's ban on talking and texting to include emailing and searching the web while behind the wheel,...

Raindrop Rally – a race for the real world

On April 19, the Kirkland-area Rainier Auto Sports Club (RASC) is hosting its annual Raindrop Rally, a time-speed-distance (TSD) rally that’s open to everyone....

Ferrari announces World Drive-It-Like-You-Stole-It Day… and some other stuff

At a press conference this morning in Italy, Ferrari announced it's abandoning the rich in order to get rich off the middle class. Not...

No more studded tires, its spring

This article was originally published by Sound Publishing's Bothell / Kenmore Reporter. The author of the original article is Deanna Isaacs, also blogger of...

An Outlander for all your in-city needs

For the vast majority of crossover owners, there isn’t a lot of dirt roads or partially eroded creek beds to traverse, but it’s always nice...

Roadtrip – ZoomZooming to Deception Pass

I have been remiss. My husband transplanted to my native state, Washington of course, after the military and we have lived up here for...

A Kirkland-area Aurora Cobra 289

On nice summer days, all the nice cars start coming out of the woodwork, especially on the Eastside. The day in March in question,...

A Mazda3 for every day Zoom-Zoom

The Mazda3 is a sporty sedan that will ensure you not only get to where you’re going safely, but with a smile on your...

CenturyLink Field hosts Bike and Travel shows this weekend

This weekend, two shows are coming to CenturyLink Field in Seattle: The Seattle Bike Show and the Travel, Trips and Adventure Expo. The Show and...

Deanna drained an EV… Go ahead, laugh it up

Yes. I, Deanna Isaacs, drained the batteries in an EV (not completely, but to the point it wouldn't drive). Go ahead. Laugh it up now....

Kia Soul EV – an electric vehicle from the environment

Kia has entered a new realm with the 2015 Kia Soul EV, one of all electric vehicles, great for the environment Washingtonians love. Starting at $35,700,...

Open letter to Wash. DOT about 405 HOV lanes

This letter was originally published on The Auto Reporter. Dear Washington State Department of Transportation, I am contacting you today regarding the new proposals for the...

Battle of the Mazdarati – the 2015 versus the 1996 Mazda Miata

It’s no secret that I love my Miatas. I daily drive a beautiful 1996 Mazda Miata M-Edition that’s Starlight Mica Blue. So, when I...

The 2015 Mazda Miata Grand Touring

The 2015 Mazda Miata Grand Touring Note: Deanna Isaacs is an owner of an older model Mazda Miata and makes no efforts to hide what an...

Enlightening information about charging an EV

While having an Electric Vehicle (EV) is a great eco-friendly alternative to using gas or diesel power there are a few precautions you’ll want...

First year of the drive = heaven

   Those who come to Gearbox Magazine love their respective cars. We don’t care what your car-quirk is so long as you love what you...

Kia brings Soul to the EV world – 2015 Kia Soul EV review

This year, Kia Motors has an electric car zipping along the roads of California with the Kia Soul EV (electric vehicle). I got a...

Lights Save Lives

Traffic safety is a huge issue and can be impacted by doing a few things that may seem like common sense or law, but...

The 2015 Mitsubishi iMiEV – All Electric, All the car you need

This article has been updated. Seattleites, and those in the surrounding Puget Sound and Lake Washington communities, are eco-friendly and green. (Note: This is by...
And the light shall chase away the darkness. Photo: Deanna Isaacs, location Carkeek Park, Seattle

Book of Carnesis

The (Good) Book of Carnesis In the beginning… there was darkness. Then an engine revved and everything was good. Now, some rev and some whisper...

Gratuitous Car Gallery

Enjoy the gratuitous car gallery from this last weekend's Seattle Auto Show! AON Media can't wait for it to come around next year!  

Dee’s First Auto Show (as an auto-journalist)

The sight of all those headlights lined up, the blanks-slate smell of new cars, the murmurs of voices as people discuss the engineering triumph...

X-Marks the tailgate party with the 2015 Jeep Renegade

At the Seattle Auto Show, Jeep introduced Seattle to a new 4x4 vehicle to its outdoors lineup, but the addition doesn’t have the looks of your average...

America’s Car Museum more than just exhibits

Located around 30 miles south of Seattle, in the city of Tacoma, flourishes North America’s largest auto museum, but LeMay - America’s Car Museum...

A flock of Fiats at the Seattle Auto Show

Photos by Robert Isaacs There are many cars to see at the Seattle Auto Show, held at CenturyLink Field this weekend, but not many with...

2014 Seattle Auto Show rolls into CenturyLink Field

Photos by Robert Isaacs. This weekend, the annual Seattle Auto Show will highlight almost 500 vehicles from car manufacturers around the globe, along with local...

Tire legalities versus recommendations

Note: This article is intended to enlighten consumers to relevant terms and sales tactics. It is not legal advice. If you have legal issues...

2016 Mazda Miata Livetweet Stream!!

This article has been updated (9/3/2014). I've been waiting for this moment for what seems like a billion years. I'm absolutely in love with my the official media...

Chariotz, Part III – Customizing Chariotz to meet your Gearhead needs

(Note: This article has been republished with permission from Gearbox Magazine, www.gearboxmagazine.com, gbxm.tumblr.com) Many people may look at Chariotz and think that it’s just a place for...

Chariotz, Part II: The beginning of an addiction and the idea of a lifetime

(Note: This article has been republished with permission from Gearbox Magazine, www.gearboxmagazine.com, gbxm.tumblr.com) Martis’ passion for cars started in Kuwait at a young age. Surrounded...

Chariotz, Part III – Customizing Chariotz to meet your Gearhead needs

Many people may look at it and think that it’s just a place for shops to show off what they can do - and...

Chariotz, Part II: The beginning of an addiction and the idea of a lifetime

Martis’ passion for cars started in Kuwait at a young age. Surrounded by those with oil-money and a father who was a mechanic at...

Chariotz, Part I – Social media for Car Enthusiasts

Note: This article has been republished with permission of Gearbox Magazine.  We all know that we gearheads come in many different shapes and flavors -...

New iPhone case keeps the photographer in the picture

In the world of the outdoors, there’s two kinds of photographers: those with DSLR’s who head in with their tripods, accessories, and 18 batteries,...

Chariotz, Part I – Social media for Car Enthusiasts

We all know that we gearheads come in many different shapes and flavors - some hoon, some engineer, some … some code. Coding to...

Best Rally Motorsports & Travel Teaser Ever

Enjoy your Rally Motorsports and Travel teaser. //www.youtube.com/v/l_1wHuGE0uk?version=3&hl=en_US

Red Square Car Show

On Saturday, May 3, dozens of cars and hundreds of people braved the rain to gather around animals and automotives, with charity being the...

The Portfolio Project

(Pot)Folio Photogallery (Pot)Folio photo story - AON Media is going to pot (Linked) Reflective Essay: The biggest lesson I learned this quarter was contact information. I had the...

Car Couture at 24 Hours of LeMons

There are many sides to the world of auto racing: there’s the fast and fabulous worlds of Formula racing or Grand Prix, and then...

The Down & Dirty of Nameless Rally

A cacophony of engines echoing on the hills, muffled by trees. Blurry glimpses of speed whizzing past. Dirt-slinging drivers pushed their cars to the...

Planning for the Future

Please don't mind the messiness - I'm currently revamping my site to better suite my goals and current, steady publications. I'm also trying out a...
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