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Motor Press Guild Track Day 2012

The L.A.-based Motor Press Guild is an organization for automotive journalists, analysts, industry and public relations people. As it has for several years, MPG recently held its Track Day event over two days at AAA Speedway east of Los Angeles. Thirty automakers brought nearly 100 vehicles for journalists and analysts to drive. While the brief […]

2012 MPG Track Day: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

The quirky looking Veloster arrived last year and was well received for the most part. One criticism was the sporty look didn’t deliver when it came power. Enter the turbo version, with 201-horsepower from the 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine. That puts it squarely in the ring with the Honda Civic Si and VW GTI. I wanted […]

2008 L.A. Auto Show Rundown

They’ve got the world on a string

Yesterday’s overview of the upcoming L.A. Auto Show might have sounded a tad too enthusiastic. Apologies. The reality is that the show is a reflection of the dire situation automakers find themselves in, only it’s representative of a few months ago with the exception of GM’s recent cancellation of its press conference and display of anything significant.