California millennial wins brand new 2019 Subaru Ascent

Nicole Fisher, a 23-year old native of Mountain View, Cali., won the prize of a lifetime: a 2019 Subaru Ascent SUV, complete with REI Co-op’s camping equipment package. Announced by Subaru on February 22, this was the grand giveaway from last year’s experiential event series hosted by both the car manufacturer and REI Co-op, headquartered […]

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1st Generation NSX & 2019 NSX

30 Years Later: Why Have Consumers Rejected the Acura NSX?

In 1990, Acura released a ground-breaking supercar that smashed every preconception of “exotic”. Fast-forward 30 years and the NSX has been struggling in the supercar market; total sales in 2018 was a scant 170 vehicles. The 1990 1st gen model was designed with comfort and reliability in mind, in addition to speed and good handling. “Before […]

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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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KA Racing Motorsports lives and breathes cars

The Pacific Northwest is well-known for its automotive prowess—from vibrant shows to competitive drifting—and no one showcases that more than KA Racing Motorsports.This startup company sells performance enhancements for JDM vehicles, such as Honda, Mazda, Acura, Nissan, and more. “KA Racing is…a company that focuses on motorsports advancement,” Siddick said. “For us, it’s more of […]

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2018 LA Auto Show reveals how to go faster

Are you the sort of person that asks for three espresso shots in your Americano in the morning? Or maybe you’re the person that says “5 stars” to the waiter regardless of what type of restaurant you go to? If this sounds like you, then Mercedes brought just the car you need at the 2018 […]

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Ghoul's Gambol car dash plaque, 2018. Rally. The Auto Reporter.

Whisker’s Big Day at the Ghouls Gambol Rally

For over 50 years, Ghosts, Goblins, Spooks, Spirits, the Dead, the Undead, and even those that WISHED they were dead, have returned to haunt the Cascade Sports Car Club (CSCC) Halloween Rally. Like many road rallies today, it carries a rich history (some may say long and varied). Decorative dash plaques can be found in […]

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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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Auto enthusiasts mourn passing of Sergio Marchionne, 66

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, July 25th marked the passing of an automotive giant. Sergio Marchionne, former CEO of FCA and Ferrari died today from complications stemming from surgery. He was only 66. Marchionne was as grandiose a figure in the world of mass manufactured automobiles as he was controversial. The straight-talking Marchionne […]

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PNW car enthusiasts may enjoy the Year of Electrified Luxury

It was not long ago that car manufacturers had decided to look towards more conservative, more eco-friendly, and certainly more budget-friendly models. A world-wide economic recession on top of a continuing oil crisis meant that car buyers were demanding more bang for their buck. With ecologically minded legislation as the cherry on top of this […]

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Porsche cars at the 2018 Seattle StanceWars.

Guest Gallery: Sunny day at Seattle StanceWars 2018

Sun shone down on the ninth year of Seattle StanceWars, presented by Happenstance Event Productions and hosted at the Bellevue College. The heat was hard to beat, but those who attended found themselves with a plethora of slammed rides to peruse. To learn more about StanceWars or to find the next Happenstance event, please visit […]

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Rental Review: Who Killed the Ford Fiesta?

On the dark and stormy morning of April 25, 2018, the news broke like a punch to the gut: “Given declining consumer demand and product profitability, [Ford] will not invest in next generations of traditional Ford sedans for North America.” That press release spelled doom for the Ford Fiesta, and their other small cars, in […]

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2018 Drive Revolution tests the best in green vehicles

During Drive Revolution, auto manufacturers vie for top awards for their unique and clean vehicles. This annual event, organized by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA), showcases the latest and greatest “green cars” vehicles (at varying price points) including full-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, regular hybrids, or eco-friendly luxury rollers. This year’s Drive Revolution was held […]

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