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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2018 Portland Auto Show rolls into town

The Oregon Convention Center is hosting the 2018 Portland Auto Show Jan 25 through 28, and includes some vehicles recently released at the LA Auto Show and at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Recently released at NAIAS, the Mustang Bullitt tribute car is on display in the Ford area. This Dark Highland […]

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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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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: 2016 BMW M4 Competition Package

Our first on-road test of a BMW was a dream. The top was down, the revs were active and the drive was swift and effortless. The BMW M4 Competition Package made our drive anything but a competition. Pressing the push-button start activates the 3.0 inline 6-cylinder engine boosted with the M Division’s TwinPower turbo technology. […]

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Introducing the 24 Days of December Sun

December can be rough. It’s cold, its grey, in Seattle it rains a lot and the few sunny days are crisp and icy. Instead of dwelling on gifts for major holidays, we’re going to concentrate of sunny days with tons of cars during our brand new 24 Days of December Sun posted once a day […]

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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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The (Buick) Regal way to road trip

The average vehicle I drive receives between 200 and 400 miles on the odometer courtesy of The Auto Reporter. The Buick Regal GS was such a great car, I put on more than 770 miles on the car – and I wish it had been more. This $44,670, all-wheel drive (AWD) sedan-beast offers 259-horsepower from […]

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Battle of the All-Electric City Cars

During a recent event, called Drive Revolution, I got the chance to pit six electric vehicles (EV) against one another; the Chevrolet Spark EV, the Fiat 500e, the Kia Soul EV, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the Nissan Leaf and the Volkswagen eGolf. Each of these all-electric city cars were taken on a quick 15-minute drive in […]

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