Brett Berk

Autoweek Archive

Friday

25

August 2017

Covering GM Design

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My latest feature for Autoweek just happens to be this issue’s cover story, all about the forthcoming update to GM Design’s iconic Eero Saarinen-designed campus.

Click the thumbnails above, then click them again, to view a crappy scan. Or download the issue yourself, you chintzy bitch.

Tuesday

11

July 2017

Brash, Vulgar, and Extinct

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“Remember What Would Jesus Drive?” Lutz says. “I always said, he might well drive a Hummer because he was living out in the desert with all those disciples. What else is he going to drive?”

Wednesday

28

June 2017

Thursday

22

June 2017

Woods Works

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My piece on my beloved friends (and mechanics) at Churchill Classics is out in this week’s Autoweek. Click the images above to view a crappy scan, or just buy the magazine on the newsstand, you chintzy bitch.

Tuesday

13

December 2016

Sunday

11

December 2016

Beige, Boring, and Beloved

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The proprietary eponym of the automotive world turns fifty.

Click on the thumbnail (and then click again, if you’re old) to view the story, or just buy the magazine on the newsstand, you chintzy bitch.

Friday

29

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

29

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

8

August 2013

Thursday

16

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!