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All About Cars - By Mike Blake

Mike Blake, former editor of KIT CAR magazine, joined Carlisle Events as senior automotive journalist in 2004. He's been a "car guy" since the 1960s and has been writing professionally for about 30 years.

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    2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit: Luxury Four-Door 4x4 SUV Handles off-Road and Around Town Assignments

    Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019

    Jeep® Grand Cherokee was launched in 1992 as a ’93 model, and since it arguably began defining the premium SUV segment, has earned its spurs
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    2019 Chevrolet Equinox: A Crowd favorite, this Compact SUV Upgrades Infotainment and Tech

    Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

    Currently, the fifth best-selling vehicle in America, the Chevrolet Equinox is second in Chevy sales, only to its Silverado line. In the second year o
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    2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: American Muscle Icon Sports 650 Horses and New Face

    Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019

    The Chevrolet Camaro joined the ranks of iconic American muscle cars in 1966, when it joined the “Pony Car” wars. The marketing spin was t
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    2019 Nissan GT-R: 565 Horses and a Video-Game Design Make This Beast a Supercar

    Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

    With winter gone and spring here, it is fun car time. For some, it is Supercar time, and while I try to avoid over-use of the term, one car that argua
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    2019 Ford Escape: With a New-Gen Set for 2020, Small SUV Adds More Standard Tech and Features

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Launched in 2001 as a “Baby Explorer” to address the growing demand for compact sports-utility vehicles, the Ford Escape quickly developed
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    2019 Ford F-150: New power options, tech and cosmetics added to America’s top seller

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    What can you add to a truck that has been America’s best-selling pick-up for 41 consecutive years, and the top-selling vehicle in the U.S. for t
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    2019 Ford Mustang GT: 55 Years of Pony Power Stays True to the Past

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    When Robert S. McNamara was President of Ford, he tasked Lee Iacocca to create a sporty vehicle for the public, and the T-5 Project became the Mustang
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    2019 Toyota Avalon: Mid-size Flagship is all-New and all-Noticeable

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    All-new for its fifth generation, Toyota’s luxury sedan, the Avalon, has been at the top end of the line-up since its launch in the 1994-’
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    2019 Honda CR-V: Compact Crossover is Sophisticated Award-Winner

    Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019

    The Honda CR-V debuted in 1995 as a small crossover that took its alphabetical name from the manufacturer’s marketing campaign labeling it a &ld
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  • 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport_Front_left

    2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4: Small Crossover is sculpted, Athletic and Under $30K

    Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019

    Mitsubishi’s top-selling vehicle is its small crossover, the Outlander. Initially known as the Mitsubishi Airtrek, when it was launched in Japan
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    2019 Honda Insight: Former Hatchback Returns as a Compact Hybrid Sedan

    Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

    Discontinued twice since its initial launch in 1999, Honda’s Insight returns after a five-year hiatus, with a 2019 model that evolves from a fiv
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    2019 Volvo S60: Swedish Luxury Sedan Made in South Carolina with New Styling, Powertrains and Connectability

    Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

    Fully redesigned for 2019, the Volvo S60 uptweaks its styling, adds a hybrid and more powerful engine choices, includes a long list of standard and av
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    2019 Infiniti Q60: Stylish and Powerful Luxury Sport 4-Seater

    Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019

    The Infiniti Q60 is a 2-door sport luxury 4-seater coupe, not to be confused with the cross-over QX60. The Q60 is the successor to the Infiniti G Coup
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  • 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon_front_right

    2019 Jeep Wrangler: Based on History and Ready for Adventure

    Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019

    The 1941 Willys Jeep was a military workhorse that has been called nostalgically, “the truck that won WWII.” Based on that concept, the Je
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  • 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider_front_right

    2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider: Exotic and Athletic Around Town and on the Track

    Thursday, Mar 21, 2019

    Spring is officially here, so let’s drive into springtime with something speeding away from winter. How about springtime in Italy, with the 2019
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    2019 Subaru Forester: Safety and Versatility are the Driver Focus

    Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019

    Only six years into its fourth generation, and two years removed from a solid style refreshening, the 5-passenger Subaru Forester compact SUV has ente
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    2019 Chevrolet Silverado: Higher, Longer, Wider, Lighter and Still Tough

    Thursday, Mar 7, 2019

    Chevrolet has been producing iconic American trucks since 1918, and launched the Silverado as a trim level for Chevrolet C/K pick-ups and Suburbans fr
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    2019 Hyundai Veloster: Newly Designed Hot Hatch Turbo is Still Asymmetrical and Tons of Fun

    Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

    Launched for the 2012 model year as a coupelike, economic, subcompact hatchback to attract college-age drivers, the Hyundai Veloster has been redesign
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    2019 Honda Pilot: 8-seat Family Adventure SUV Gets Mid-Generation Restyling and New Tech Capabilities

    Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

    Since Honda Pilot was introduced to the public in 2002, as the first three-row, mainstream SUV to be developed on a car-like unit-body platform, it

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    2019 Acura RDX: New Generation Changes Add Style, Power, Length, Performance

    Thursday, Feb 14, 2019

    Acura revamped and upleveled its luxury SUV lineup in 2001, when it replaced the SLX with a newly initialed mid-size crossover that was created to sup
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