Community celebrates maternity at the I <3 Mom Car Show

As the sun started kissing the shining paint jobs, people started celebrating Mother’s Day in the best way possible, a car show! The I <3 Mom Car Show is an annual charity show presented by Grand Touring Events and hosted at Griot’s Garage in Tacoma, Wash. “Every dollar in profit is donated to help single […]

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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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2018 NissanFest drifts into Evergreen Raceways

It was great weather for the 2018 NissanFest, held April 21 to 22 at Evergreen Speedway. The annual event, presented by Northwest Nissans, draws plenty of crowds to view cars, drifting and enjoy some good times with friends. “The weather is probably our biggest challenge. It can make a great day turn pretty terrible in […]

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Russ and Garth on a transit section.

GUEST | Fun with Cars; a Winter Rally Adventure

Story by Paul Eklund, Photos by Yulia Smolyansky Outside: Jim’s breath is visible. It hangs in the cold mountain air as a cloud, then dissipates with his next breath. He draws the air in slowly. With temperatures this low, it can sting both throat and lungs. It is silent in the woods. Only the occasional […]

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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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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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Genesis G70 spied in Cali

Late last year, Genesis announced the upcoming G70 model. The last of the planned Genesis sedans, this luxury sports sedan seems to be based off the Kia Stinger GT… But is that a bad thing? Genesis has already stated that the G70 will have three sedan models – the G90 dropped in 2017, the G80 […]

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Our top picks for NAIAS news

Detroit hosted a slew of new technologies and vehicles during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Held along the shores of the Detroit River looking across at Canada’s Windsor riverfront, is the annual automotive gathering in the heart of Downtown Detroit and the Big Three’s backyard. From off-road to ultimate luxury, there were plenty […]

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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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What’s with the new Tesla Roadster, cool things (that’s what)

During a press conference announcing Tesla’s new semi-truck, Elon Musk surprised the world with the announcement of the new Tesla Roadster. Unlike the original, which was build on the chassis of a Lotus Elise, the Tesla Roadster has been designed all in-house. Interior designs look clean and spartan, but hopefully won’t feel spartan. The styling […]

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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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2019 Aston Martin Vantage announced

The newest iteration of Vantage model has a bold design, the expected luxury experience, and respectable performance specs. The new, 2019 Aston Martin Vantage looks like a lime-green portal to an automotive enthusiasts dream. “It speaks volumes for the outgoing Vantage that it is the single most successful model in Aston Martin’s history,” Dr. Andy Palmer, […]

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WARN Inudstries announces new products, leadership

As SEMA wound down, Warn was winding up a release of a new winch and other off-roading accessories, along with new leadership to many corporate positions. During the show, Warn released its Toyota 4Runner and Tacoma mounting kits. These semi-hidden kits keep factory looks while improving performance. The winch mount is recessed and supports mid-frame […]

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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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