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Song of the Car: 1970 Cadillac de Ville Convertible
Skip the double decker tour buses. There’s no better way to see elegant Fort Greene, Brooklyn on a sunny fall day than through the wide windshield of a 1970 Cadillac de Ville convertible. Lean back and lean low on leather seats and embrace the essence...
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Song of the Car: 1988 Dodge Diplomat
A car is the ultimate statement piece. Cars say something about the people who drive them—whether their taste veers toward luxury makes that boast performance credentials, modest and reliable “safe” cars, or a more distinctive brand of classic ease...
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Cool Hunting Video: World's Largest Toy Car Collection
by Granny Cart Productions In a small building in Beirut, Lebanon sits the largest collection of toy cars in the world—that's over 30,000 model cars and 400 dioramas. On a recent trip to the region, we stopped by and spoke with owner and collector...
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Cool Hunting Video: NYC Taxi of Tomorrow
Fulfilling a lifelong dream, we recently hit the streets in a brand new NYC Taxi from Nissan. While getting angry looks from disgruntled potential passengers as we flew by (with our available light on) we had a great time checking out all the new...
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Cool Hunting Video Rough Cut: BMW i3 First Drive
During last week's LA Auto Show we spent some time with the all-new BMW i3, which will hit the road in 2014. Employing a ground-up approach, BMW has combined a high-tech drive train with their signature comfort and styling. And with an impressive...
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Classic Car Club Membership
For those who fantasize about getting behind the wheel a 1969 Jaguar convertible, but aren't quite willing to make the investment, try the Classic Car Club Manhattan. A mecca for classic car enthusiasts, this club is an endless joyride for members...
OUTDOORS
Road trip: Isle of Palms
The northernmost beach in the Charleston area, Isle of Palms is a lot like how the Hamptons are to NYC. Just a 20-minute drive from the cobblestone streets of downtown Charleston, IOP is a perfect retreat that maintains a salty personality while feeling...
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Road Trip: Lockhart
In Austin, music and BBQ can be more divisive than politics or religion. When tensions run high, head for Lockhart for generous portions of meat to satisfy any palate. With a population of 11,000, this small town just East of Austin is touted as the...
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Test Drive: 2014 BMW 4 Series
by Davis Adams In light of the launch of its new 4 Series coupe, BMW invited CH to the Pacific Northwest to spend some time with what will surely be its next best-selling sports car. First things first—the name—a question that has become challenging...
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Food Tripping
A classic road trip may seem like the perfect opportunity to wrap your hands around a Big Mac or Gordita Supreme, but undoubtedly by the time you reach the next exit you're wishing you'd opted for something with a little more sustenance. To help...
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Cool Hunting Rough Cut: The Bentley Blower in NYC
When our friends at Bentley Motors hit us up with the chance to go for a spin in the super charged 1930 Bentley Blower around New York City we grabbed our camera and headed for a cruise. The Blower, brought over from England for a little tour in...
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Test Drive: Lexus ES 300H
As Lexus strives to improve its public image, the company recently revamped the previously somewhat frumpish ES in a pair of 2013 models that first debuted at last month's New York Auto Show: the ES 300H and ES 350. With a lower, wider and longer...
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The 2012 Vantage in NYC
We first got to test the Aston Martin Vantage S last year at Ascari and it left quite an impression: The svelte, punchy coupe was both a perfect track companion and a delight cruising the picturesque Spanish countryside. It was whirlwind romance...
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2013 Boxster
With a welcome redesign, the 2013 Boxster is once again the sexy gateway model to the rush of owning a Porsche. The brand unveiled the car's most comprehensive design overhaul since its introduction in 1996 this week at the NY International Auto...
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Ford Police Interceptors
When we visited Ford back in September 2011 for an exclusive preview of their new "Police Interceptors", we felt the story wasn't complete without getting behind the wheel, which we finally had the opportunity to do. The Sedan and the first pursuit...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Story
Sponsored content: In this video we meet Rachel Shechtman, founder of the new retail concept shop, Story. Sponsored by the Range Rover Evoque, we take a ride with Rachel around Manhattan and hear about how she turned her passion for shopping in...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Bentley
During a recent trip to England we were invited to tour Bentley's factory in Crewe and had the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at how these luxury powerhouses are put together from start to finish. The hands-on plant offered a wildly different...
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Living with the Evoque
Having followed the story of the Range Rover Evoque from its unveil in Paris a year ago to the design and manufacturing facilities in the UK this past summer, I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of one to call my own for a little while. Finally...
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Aston Martin Performance Driving Course
Though I've had the opportunity to test drive several Aston Martins over the last few years, I always left feeling unsatisfied. I wanted to go to fast, to push the car its limits. An occasional burst of speed passing a car on a city highway or suburban...
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2012 Audi A6
Exhilaration, satisfaction, safety, a sense of control—these are the expected feelings associated with driving a luxury automobile. But being surprised by a car is rare. It's more rare still when you're somewhat familiar with the maker, like...
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Cool Hunting Capsule Video: Scion iQ
Our latest video takes a closer look at Scion's new U.S. model, the iQ. We had the chance to check out this tiny car when the brand invited us to Manhattan Beach, CA, finding that when it comes to size and price, it's a nearly a head-to-head rival...
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Jaguar R Academy
Now in its third year, the Jaguar R Performance Academy is a one-day driving school designed to train owners of Jaguar's "R" vehicles how to get the most from their powerful cars. We were invited to attend the inaugural launch of the Academy at...