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When Is A Vehicle Really American?

Ladies and gentlemen, the end of the week is here again: it’s Friday, a magical, happy day, defined by Wikipedia as “the day after Thursday which precedes Saturday.” And that means the work week is over and now it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a new Letter to Doug.

For those of you who don’t know it, Letters to… » 4/03/15 2:03pm 4/03/15 2:03pm

A Better List of the Automotive Instagram Accounts You Must Follow


Instagram is a fun, especially if you love cars. It became widespread initially from the social aspect of sharing photos with friends, but I think it's maintained momentum because, along the way, it's become a legitimately creative medium. A few months back, Chris Perkins wrote a post about automotive Instagram… » 1/30/15 3:49pm 1/30/15 3:49pm

How American Does An American Car Have To Be?

When the Ford Explorer came out in 1990, it was a hot commodity and early on, dealers struggled to keep them on the lots. My father was an automotive reviewer at a local newspaper at the time and his boss was trying to track down an American SUV to replace his Isuzu Trooper. He wanted an Explorer and wouldn’t… » 4/14/13 12:00pm 4/14/13 12:00pm

Five Reasons Why We're Not Proud To Buy American Cars

We just read Car & Driver's recent salute to five vehicles demonstrating all that's right and good with American car companies. Although they're right to be pointing out five great products, the Amerigasmic rah-rah fest left a bad taste in our mouths. Not because it's slightly sycophantic, but merely because it's… » 7/03/08 11:15am 7/03/08 11:15am