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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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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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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Jeep Jamborees: What are They and Why are They Awesome?

Jeep Jamborees are organized off-road adventures held all over the United States and other countries. They are weekend getaways that celebrate the outdoors, folks that have common interests, and most importantly, the vehicles they use to get out there: their Jeeps. Jeep Jamborees have been a long-standing tradition that dates back to 1953 when 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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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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Ready and Revving to go at 2017 Run to the Sun

Photography by Doug Berger Every year, Run to the Sun gathers automotive journalists from around the nation to check out the latest in fast cars while driving curvy roads around Mt. Hood, Oregon. Some high-profile names came this year and the final results of the competition were a bit of a surprise.   The Contenstants […]

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Drive Revolution explores the future of automotive mobility

Photography by Doug Berger / NWAPA Every year, members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association gather at Drive Revolution – held in Portland, Or. – to learn about and test the latest in hybrid, all-electric and alternative fuel vehicles. While this year was no different, it did show how alternative fuels are inspiring manufacturers. “The […]

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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, journalists tested a slew of 14 hybrid or electric vehicles (EV) and suss out the best among them. Automotive manufacturers of the vehicles present gave brief, but informative, presentations on their […]

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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 future – and it was a truly marvelous experience. For those who don’t know, the 2017 Acura NSX is a hybrid supercar that utilizes a V6 engine, two electric motors, uses […]

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