Two days left – Nissan helps restore National Parks

There’s only two days remaining in Nissan’s efforts to help restore the National Parks. Nissan’s campaign, “Calling All TITANS”, ends on Feb. 8. “We have seen that TITAN customers are the kind of people who want to get the job done and leave their world better than they found it,” said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, […]

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2018 Seattle Auto Show comes to town

Images and coverage by Adam Hosey, Written by Deanna Isaacs The Seattle Auto Show is one of the top 10 auto shows in the United States, with more than 500 new vehicles to view and another 75 to test drive. Whether you’re looking for a new truck, sweet sports car, people hauler, or exotic, there was […]

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McLaren wows crowds and drivers at The Shop

Seattle doesn’t seem like the best place to try out a McLaren 570S. Potholes routinely eat cars, drivers seem to think the city is a demolition derby and don’t even get me started on the bicyclists. In reality, it proved a perfect place to test out the multitude of offerings this vehicle has to offer. […]

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David Higgins and Craig Drew Capture 2018 American Rally Association Championship

Tour de Forest Rally runs through Washington

The American Rally Association hosted its seventh championship race October 6-7 in Shelton, Wash. The Tour de Forest Rally brought teams from across the nation for 110 miles of stage rally through wild PNW forests. The Tour de Forest rally was a common event 35 years ago but was last run in 1983 by the […]

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Fire guts All Fours Rally Team car at Oregon Trail Rally

The Oregon Trail Rally, hosted by the American Rally Association, is an annual stage rally competition held in the grassy and forested hills outside Portland along the Columbia River Gorge and ending in Dufur, OR. For Agatino Fortunato, driver and owner of All Fours Rally Team, Oregon Trail Rally had started out normal. That is, […]

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The big 3-0-0…

The Auto Reporter wasn’t always what it is today. It started as a column and has grown into more than I could have hoped for. I began writing The Auto Reporter in the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter papers. My boss knew that the pay was abysmal, but we were both dedicated to journalism. We loved covering the […]

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Manufacturers test their mettle at the 2018 Mudfest

As with years past, an enclave of 26 automotive journalist tested new SUVs, CUVs, and trucks at the 2018 Mudfest. The 24th annual off-road automotive affair culminates in the Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year – a prized trophy for the manufacturers that enter. And so, on a bright, sunny, 80-degree day, journalists amassed […]

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Cool Machines car show strengthens communities

Every year, the small North Sound communities of Warm Beach and Stanwood welcome a raucous pack of high-revving vehicles to kick off the spring season and lift the spirits of all in attendance. The Cool Machines car show is an annual event tied to a faith-based event and hosted by four organizations – the Men’s […]

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Saying ‘Goodbye’ with automotive flair

Each year, 44,965 Americans commit suicide – that equates to 123 suicides per day – and men do it 3.57 times more often. For many family and friends, they never knew there was a problem. For one local family, this sad statistic hit home when Alex O’Dell. “There isn’t a day that goes by that […]

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