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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Bare Bones Racing team achieve glory with Half Pint

Bare Bones Racing team is a conglomeration of west coast, like-minded people who just happen to have a penchant for zoom-zooming around race tracks. Along with their trusty racing-prepped Miata, Half Pint, Bare Bones has competed in some major competitions in ChampCar. The Bare Bones Racing Team started when three car fiends kept meeting up […]

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2018 Portland Auto Show rolls into town

The Oregon Convention Center is hosting the 2018 Portland Auto Show Jan 25 through 28, and includes some vehicles recently released at the LA Auto Show and at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Recently released at NAIAS, the Mustang Bullitt tribute car is on display in the Ford area. This Dark Highland […]

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EXCLUSIVE: AutoMech delivers convenience for Seattle customers

There’s a new automotive concierge service in town and AutoMech.io wants to be the go-to gopher (‘go-for’) for all car care needs. AutoMech was founded by Dhruv Chadha, a car-loving Seattleite and masters student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. When Chadha moved to Seattle to work at Microsoft, he got into […]

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2017 NW Toy Run mobilizes car fans for Toys for Tots

Every year for the past 12 years, car enthusiasts have gathered for the NW Toy Run. This annual charity event may have started small, but it has grown each year – topping more than 2,500 people. A conversation with his 3-year-old son led Alan Kettle to start a Poker Run style charity drive for Toys […]

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NW Toy Run Returns to Pacific Raceways Sunday, 12/3

The annual, car-related charity drive, Northwest Toy Run, is returning to Kent’s Pacific Raceways on Sunday, Dec. 3. Gates open at 10 a.m. and stay open until 4 p.m. Admission to the Northwest Toy Run is either $5 or a toy/gift for Toys for Tots. Toys and gifts should be new, still in the un-opened […]

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Introducing Events Calendars

We at The Auto Reporter have goals. Not only are we continually listening to our users to hear about what they’d like to see covered, but we’re also continually working on our user features. This week, we’re introducing our Events Calendar. We hear a lot in the forums we’re part of “What’s going on this […]

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2017 Seattle Auto Show stuns with supercars and concepts

Once again, the 2017 Seattle Auto Show has come to town to dazzle area denizens with new cars, exotics, concepts and test drives in brand new vehicles. The show is at CenturyLink Field from Nov. 9 through 12. Put on by MotorTrend, the Seattle Auto Show has something from almost every manufacturer, from Toyota to […]

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Evergreen Speedway repaves 3/8-mile track

One of the dreams High Road Promotions envisioned when taking over Evergreen Speedway seven years ago has come to fruition. The 3/8-mile track has been repaved for the first time in decades. “To accomplish a complete restoration project of the entire track has taken a lot of time, money and effort to do a top-notch […]

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The Grand Tour hosting movie night in Oak Harbor

Images credits: Amazon and The Grand Tour. The best show on Amazon is coming to a drive-in big screen near you on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Blue Fox Drive-in Theater in Oak Harbor. The event is hosted by Amazon’s The Grand Tour, itself, and shows off an episode of The Grand Tour along with […]

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Formula DRIFT announces new sponsors, tire brands

All images and video courtesy of Formula DRIFT. Formula DRIFT made two announcements at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. One concerned sponsors and the other tires brands. During the 2018-2019 season, Title Sponsor Black Magic and Official Sponsor Gumout will continue to support Formula DRIFT. Permatex and Fast Orange are joining the list […]

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“Mecha” for autos, 2017 SEMA rolls into Vegas

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is hosting its yearly show in Las Vegas, and there’s plenty of vehicle parts, outrageous concepts and interesting stories coming from the event. Much like other auto shows, SEMA has become a paradise for anyone interested in automotive and makes it onto many people’s bucket lists. “I’ve always had […]

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Three years of dirty hands, fixing cars at Stew’s Garage

Three years ago, Stew’s Garage opened its rolling doors to the masses, enabling anyone to come in and fix their car. “Time has certainly flown by. Opening in 2014 seems like just yesterday,” said owner Stewart Waliser. “It doesn’t seem like it’s been three years to me, we’ve been making so much progress and moving […]

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Portland welcomes back Mecum Auto Auctions

While the inaugural Mecum auction for the 2017-18 schedule will be held in Las Vegas in November, they will be returning to the PNW later in the season. Mecum Auctions will be at the Portland Expo Center from June 22 to 23, 2018, with auctions beginning at 10 a.m. each day. More than 600 vehicles […]

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IndyCar races return to the PNW

2007 was the last time an IndyCar race occurred in the PNW, which saw the Mazda Grand Prix of Portland. In 2018, however, IndyCar is returning to race at the Portland International Raceway. “It is very exciting to see INDYCAR racing coming back to the Rose City,” says Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. “Portland International […]

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Rev9 Autosports Miata meeting in Mountlake Terrace

On Sunday, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rev9 Autosports will be hosting an unofficial meet-and-greet at Diamond Knot Craft Brewing in Mountlake Terrace. Part of their 2017 USA & Canada Miata Road(ster) Trip, the stop in Seattle is one of many that started in Southinton, CT, back in July. Rev9 Autosports is […]

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Xtreme Xperience makes dreams come true at Pacific Raceways

Xtreme Xperience started five years ago in Chicago and is now touring the nation providing supercar, dream drives around real race tracks. And now, Xtreme Xperience has come to the Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA. “It’s our number one goal to make dreams come true,” Alyssa Butler, Xtreme Xperience communications coordinator. “We feel very lucky […]

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Road Trip: Seeing the Seas with Family

Summer is the time of road trips and family get-togethers. So, as one is won’t to do during the season, I went on a road trip, seeing the seas with family. It was my sister’s idea. Sarah wanted to do something cool for the summer and also let her daughter, Ayla, gain hours for her […]

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