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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24 Days of December Sun: Dodge Viper GTC

There are jokes about how to expeditiously put oneself into a wall that feature the Dodge Viper as the punchline. The Dodge Viper GTC is a punch in the throat to all those bad jokes, and we like that. Jokes aside, the Dodge Viper GTC’s 8.4-liter V10 SFI engine is not just sublime but also […]

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24 Days of December Sun: Infiniti Q50 Red Sport

The last vehicle we drove at Run to the Sun was the 2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport sedan; quick, stylish, comfortable and decked out to the nines on the inside. Under the hood is a 3.0 liter, direct injected and twin turbocharged V6 engine pushing out 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. This means […]

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24 Days of December Sun: Kia Cadenza

Given that we were traveling with the likes of automotive legends, the Kia Cadenza full-size sedan was a voluptuous sight to the sporty lineup of Run to the Sun. Powered by a 3.3L 293 horsepower engine, the Kia Cadenza can haul the 195.5 inches in length and 3,785 lbs. of weight up to fun speeds […]

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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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Mudfest 2016 winners announced

On a wet April day, the Northwest Automotive Press Association gathered together more than 20 local automotive journalists to test out the best the automotive community has to offer for the off-roads. This annual off-road test-a-thon, called Mudfest, pitted man and 28 machines against the elements over a two-day period at The Ridge Motorsports Park […]

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