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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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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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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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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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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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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