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The Octane Lounge March 19, 2018

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JEEPERS!</br>The Octane Lounge March 19, 2018

Most automakers would be thrilled to have an owner base as passionate and loyal as Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s Jeep fans. They are among the most devoted of all enthusiasts. Jeep’s management fuels that loyalty with its annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. The nine-day event draws thousands of Jeep fans for off-road adventures in some of the most beautiful trails in the Western United States.

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Profiles, Phil Hill
March 12, 2018

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Profiles, Phil Hill</br>March 12, 2018

More than five decades ago he was the first American to win the open-wheel F1 World Drivers Championship. For 17 years his record was unchallenged and today is only shared with one other American . . . named Mario Andretti. But Hill is still the only American-born F1 champion. It wasn’t easy. There was plenty of tragedy. But Hill stood out as one of racing’s best. What made him unique? What made him special?

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Top Gear
March 12, 2018

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Top Gear</br>March 12, 2018

For campers who would prefer sleeping above ground level, Roofnest has a number of solutions. For example, the Sparrow pop-up hard-shell tent attaches to the roofs of most small and midsize utility vehicles and station wagons. And its 80-inch length, 53-inch width and 37-inch height (when opened) means it will comfortably sleep two adults.

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Fine Lines: Ford Cortina
Fine Lines March 12, 2018

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Fine Lines: Ford Cortina</br>Fine Lines March 12, 2018

The Mark I Cortina, named after a town in Italy, was launched in June of 1962 as a replacement for Ford of England’s aging Consul model. To keep development costs down, the car made use of existing hardware, including the 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine and rudimentary suspension. However, the body style (two and four doors) was a completely fresh undertaking and was considered extremely roomy for sedans in its class.

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The Auto Sleuth
March 12, 2018

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The Auto Sleuth</br>March 12, 2018

If you could have only one automotive feature, this should be it. At Wheelbase Communications, we’ve chosen to stay away from providing an automotive-news column until we could do it in a non-traditional way. And here it is: the Auto Sleuth. Our worldly gumshoe has his ear to the ground, digging up the latest news on everything from product launches and updates to names in the news. The column is solely driven by reader interest. No boring statistics or auto-company pap here, just the straight goods peppered with the Auto Sleuth’s commentary and speculative, gossipy-style.

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2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport
March 12, 2018

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2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport</br>March 12, 2018

Weekly automotive infographics that inform, enlighten and delight readers. Our high-impact infographics add visual appeal and variety to your auto-section pages. Wheelbase’s designers are some of the best in the business with numerous awards for dynamic newsgraphics and page design.

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Mazda RX-8: 2004-’11
March 5, 2018

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Mazda RX-8: 2004-’11</br>March 5, 2018

Introduced for the 2004 model year, the RX-8 was the latest in a line of Mazda?s rotary-powered vehicles that dated back to the early 1960s. The RX-8 succeeded the two-seater RX-7 sports car that was available in North America for the 1993-?95 model years. The RX-8 accommodated four passengers and provided access to the rear seats via a pair of rear-hinged ‘freestyle doors’ that could be operated only when the front doors were opened. A 1.3-liter twin-rotor engine delivered 238 horsepower for models equipped with the six-speed manual transmission.

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February 26, 2018

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Shift!</br>February 26, 2018

The first “green” feature. One of our most popular new weekly features takes a look at the auto world from the unique perspective of fuel efficiency and technology as it relates to the environment, from hydrogen, hybrids, electric power and other alternative methods of propulsion. “Shift” is exactly that: a shift in thinking. What will the vehicle of tomorrow look like? Your readers can find out today in Shift. This predesigned module can be used as-is or reconfigured to fit just about any space.

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Profiles, Tom McCahill
February 26, 2018

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Profiles, Tom McCahill</br>February 26, 2018

Thomas Jay McCahill III never planned on being the first and foremost authority on rolling metal and glass.
His interests were simpler: An evening sail, an afternoon drink of scotch, or the morning snore of an idling V-8 on the winding driveway of his 80-acre ranch located off State Road 628, just outside 1,600-person Glen Gardner, N.J.  “A good sports car,” said McCahill before his death in May of 1975, “(is) like any other piece of good sporting equipment.”

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Geneva Motor Show
The Octane Lounge February 26, 2018

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Geneva Motor Show</br>The Octane Lounge February 26, 2018

For new concept and production cars that combine cutting-edge technology with elegance and visual impact, the annual Geneva Motor Show (March 8-18) continues to be the place to go. Not surprisingly, this year’s show leaned heavily on electric and hybrid vehicles, although there were plenty of high-performance cars with conventional internal-combustion engines as well.

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