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 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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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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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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