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Which Kind of Fun Would You Rather Have?

Which Kind of Fun Would You Rather Have?

By Michael Banovsky / 27 Jul 2015
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The great thing about having fun is that there are so many different varieties of it. Within weeks, I found myself behind the wheel of both a $1,500 homebuilt CycleKart and a $340,000-ish McLaren 650S. Both hugely entertaining, in its own way. The McLaren is a spaceship in comparison, but…

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When Was the Last Time You Were Really Excited about New Cars?

When Was the Last Time You Were Really Excited about New Cars?

By Afshin Behnia / 13 Jul 2015
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I had the privilege of driving the new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider over the Fourth of July weekend (look for my full review later this week), and for the first time in what felt like many years, I found myself fantasizing about having this car—a new car. That may sound strange coming from someone who loves cars, so let me back up a minute and explain…

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Do You Still Use Paper Maps?

Do You Still Use Paper Maps?

By Michael Banovsky / 29 Jun 2015
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It’s something I’ve long wondered, especially after recently taking a long road trip where a dash-mounted iPhone and Google Maps were my only guide. Car enthusiasts must be among the last holdouts to use paper maps, right?

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What’s Your Automotive Happy Place?

What’s Your Automotive Happy Place?

By Michael Banovsky / 22 Jun 2015
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I have no idea what road it was, but in an instant, everything was perfect. We’d just watched the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix and, as my very first time in Europe, I noticed that the Nürburgring Nordschleife was little more than an hour away…why not try and squeeze in a few laps? What I didn’t expect, though, was to discover my favorite road on the way.

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What Is Your Favorite Car Museum?

What Is Your Favorite Car Museum?

By Michael Banovsky / 15 Jun 2015
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For me, this week’s question is a difficult one, for several reasons. The photos used here are from a previous trip to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany—a building as close to heaven on earth for a guy like me. When I’m in the mood to look at Porsches, at least. But my favorite museum? Thankfully, much closer than Germany.

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What’s Life Like At The Helm Of a Vintage Boat?

What’s Life Like At The Helm Of a Vintage Boat?

By Michael Banovsky / 8 Jun 2015
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One thing that few people know about me is that before I became editor of this publication, I was the captain of a passenger ferry. Now, when I say “before” I mean when I was in high school, and when I say “passenger ferry”, I mean the largest of the fleet could comfortably hold about 20 people. Still, my family has been fortunate enough to have owned boats in the past, and I’ve spent a lot of time on the water...

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Fix it or ditch it?

Fix it or ditch it?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 1 Jun 2015
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How does one tell when it is time to give up on a car? The car in question is a 2004 Land Rover Discovery II…that is primarily driven by my mom. Purchased new, and with a mere 120,000 miles, it has like most Land Rovers led a somewhat pampered existence. 

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What’s Your Favorite Classic Land Barge?

What’s Your Favorite Classic Land Barge?

By Michael Banovsky / 25 May 2015
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The one thing I absolutely love about land barges is that there’s something for every taste. No matter if you like driving fast or slow, or if a badge on the front matters all that much to you: almost every major car company has attempted a big sedan at some point. If you have time to find the right one, it may match your personality perfectly. Let me explain, using the Maserati Quattroporte II.

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What’s so Special about the Monaco Grand Prix?

What’s so Special about the Monaco Grand Prix?

By Michael Banovsky / 18 May 2015
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Forget the glitz and the glamor: Monaco is special these days for reasons you may not expect. The oldest circuit in Formula 1, it’s been a fixture of the Grand Prix calendar since 1929 and run on a route largely unchanged from its original layout—one of the few chances to see such powerful cars in the tight confines of a city.

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What’s the World’s Greatest Road Race?

What’s the World’s Greatest Road Race?

By Michael Banovsky / 11 May 2015
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If you own a classic, there’s no shortage of places to drive it. The reborn Mille Miglia is this week, the Tour de France Automobile was a few weeks ago, there’s the Copperstate, Targa Newfoundland… But that’s now. In period, what was the world’s best road race?

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