Exotics at RTC Season Opener brings out the best

The Exotics at Redmond Town Center’s (Exotics@RTC) opening weekend, held April 29, lured thousands of people to view the wide variety of vehicles from across the eras. “We couldn’t have picked a better day,” said Dan Putnam, an Exotics@RTC organizer. “At last count, we had 470 cars today but we think we have a little […]

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A 2017 Mazda6 for the First Drive of the Year

Sometimes the First Drive of the Year doesn’t happen on the first of the year, sometimes it’s not even the planned ‘FDotY’. This year, our First Drive of the Year in the 2017 Mazda6 i Grand Touring was our third drive of the year, but it was the first that we enjoyed as drives are […]

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A simple equation for fun: the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

When the sun is out, there’s nothing better than driving around backroads with the top down on the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune edition. Of course, that’s what VW intended when they recreated this classic motoring icon. The VW Beetle Dune is well-priced at an MSRP of $23,995 for a turbo-charged, drop-top that handles like a […]

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The 2016 Honda CR-V Touring that could… and did

When we got 2016 Honda CR-V Touring, we knew we’d be heading out on a car-enthusiast drive later that weekend. At first, the idea of bringing a small SUV to a meet with Porsche, Nissan GT-Rs, Jaguars, and other manner of sport and fast cars was idiotic, then laughable, then eagerly anticipated. Let me tell […]

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