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Friday

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August 2014

Modern Misfits #3: Cadillac XLR

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Laden with outrageous styling, innovative componentry, and tenacious Corvette underpinnings, the XLR took on a lot of Cadillac’s stereotypes and demons—all at once. It wasn’t as commercially successful as it was meant to be. But perhaps it was just ahead of its time?

Click on the thumbnails above (and then click on them again) to read the story, or just buy the magazine on the newsstand.

Tuesday

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October 2013

Modern Misfits-II

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The Chrysler Crossifre SRT6 is the product of dysfunctional parentage, and an inside joke that the owners are inside of–literally. Which is exactly why they love it. I explore this Modern Misfit in the second part of my ongoing series for Autoweek. Click on the thumbnails above to zoom in and view the piece. You won’t regret it, especially if you’re a fan of smoky blue manifolds.

Thursday

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August 2013

Thursday

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May 2013

Modern Misfits #1

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My first in a series of pieces for Autoweek, in which we choose an oddball car, and try to figure out why (and where) people bought it. Car number one is Chevy’s bizarre, retro-styled, hardtop convertible truck, the SSR. Read! Learn!