SEMA 2022 sampler
The Octane Lounge October 31, 2022

Overview

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Description

It’s a great venue for automakers to show off highly customized and modified versions of their production vehicles. And the more odd-ball and extreme, the better, or so it seems.
Here are a few examples of the hundreds of unique vehicles displayed from automakers at the SEMA Show this year.

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2022 Ford Expedition
September 26, 2022

Overview

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Story Intro

The Ford Expedition — a nameplate that has been around since the 1977 model year — was treated to a significant updating for 2022. The new grille and headlights gave the big “Ex” a bolder visual statement and the revised interior comes with new digital gauges for the driver, plus large infotainment screens — 12.0- or massive 15.5-inch sizes — that are practically mandatory these days.
Other automakers brag about their utility vehicles’ third-row seating, but many fall short on accessibility and comfort.

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AutoCross
September 12, 2022

CrosswordOverview

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Description

Use: Media professionals demanding top-quality automotive content for their print products and/or Web sites. Professional artwork, editing.

What it is: For the auto thrill-seeker, this is one of the most unique additions to your publication. The International AutoCross will test the knowledge of your readers with trivia that scours automobile parts bins, dealer showrooms and the history of people and places that have made the automobile what it is today. Retain readers and have them coming back on a regular basis for more. Like Wheelbase’s other features, International AutoCross comes to you formatted and ready to use.

Product specifications

  • Due to the highly complicated graphic nature of this product, we do not yet offer a version that can be played online. Instead, visitors to your Web site can print out the crossword and play it at their leisure. Vote yes to having a playable online version by clicking here.
  • High-resolution 300 dpi jpg CMYK file suitable for printand Web. Postscript file also included for even higher resolution and no bitmapping of fonts.

 

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2023 Lexus RX
August 29, 2022

Overview

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Story Intro

The latest RX, which replaces the previous seven-year-old design, is based on a new platform that Lexus says provides a lower center of gravity and trims nearly 200 pounds. Overall length remains about the same as before, but the distance between the front and rear wheels has increased by more than two inches, which benefits rear legroom. Cargo volume is up slightly and load-floor height has also been lowered for easier access.

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AutoCross
August 29, 2022

CrosswordOverview

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Description

Use: Media professionals demanding top-quality automotive content for their print products and/or Web sites. Professional artwork, editing.

What it is: For the auto thrill-seeker, this is one of the most unique additions to your publication. The International AutoCross will test the knowledge of your readers with trivia that scours automobile parts bins, dealer showrooms and the history of people and places that have made the automobile what it is today. Retain readers and have them coming back on a regular basis for more. Like Wheelbase’s other features, International AutoCross comes to you formatted and ready to use.

Product specifications

  • Due to the highly complicated graphic nature of this product, we do not yet offer a version that can be played online. Instead, visitors to your Web site can print out the crossword and play it at their leisure. Vote yes to having a playable online version by clicking here.
  • High-resolution 300 dpi jpg CMYK file suitable for printand Web. Postscript file also included for even higher resolution and no bitmapping of fonts.

 

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Fine Lines: Fine Lines: Ford Model T
Fine Lines August 12, 2022

Overview

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Use: Media professionals demanding top-quality automotive content for their print products and/or Web sites. Professional artwork, editing.

What it is: Many of you asked if we could put our expertise to work to create a feature that covers not just classic cars, but those vehicles that have left an indelible mark on car culture. The Fine Lines series examines significant vehicle marques, their backgrounds and their contributions to the history of the automobile. All this, with real artwork.

Product specifications

  • Mac and PC page layout with accompanying text and
    art files for maximum work flexibility.
  • About 850 words: separate text file included.
  • Layout is 8×21.5 inches (newspaper), but can be
    reconfigured by your designer to fit most spaces.
  • PDF of layout included.
  • High-resolution artwork suitable for print.
  • Includes Photoshop layers file of main art.
  • Multi-platform page layout opens with either Quark
    Xpress or Adobe Indesign.
  • Fonts are not included, but we attempt to stay with
    standard system fonts. If not, just change the fonts to
    match your style.

Description

What would become Henry Ford’s legacy? The combination of having the right product at the right time and being able to market and mass produce it. The assembly line, for which he is perhaps best known, was just one part of that.
The right product was the Model T and it was utterly remarkable for being so utterly simple.

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Honda Odyssey: 2011-’16
August 8, 2022

Overview

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Description

The Odyssey excelled at providing a comfortable environment for up to eight passengers, with a third-row seat that could actually transport three adults. When not needed, it could be folded flat into the load floor, while the second row could be removed entirely for maximum stowage room. There were also plenty of small stowage spaces and cupholders located throughout the cabin.

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FIRST LOOK: 2023 Dodge Hornet
July 25, 2022

Overview

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Story Intro

Things are looking a bit brighter for Dodge, however, with the impending arrival of the 2023 Hornet compact utility vehicle. Scheduled to arrive in late 2022, it props up a brand mostly known for the low-volume (and very old) Challenger and Charger.
A Hornet concept vehicle was trotted out more than 15 years ago, but that’s as far as it got. The new Hornet originates from the Alfa Romeo Tonale, which means it will be built in Naples, Italy, and not in North America.

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2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV
June 20, 2022

Overview

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Story Intro

Electric cars are well and good, but with Dodge, Ford and General Motors selling fullsize pickups in huge numbers, perhaps the electric vehicle that matters most to the companies and their customers is, well, a pickup.

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AutoCross
June 6, 2022

CrosswordOverview

Don’t wait for stories to appear in the store when you can become a member of Wheelbase Media’s weekly news service and save more than 50 percent while gaining instant access to the new features as they’re produced. Click here to get started.

If you are not a member of the media, but still wish to check out some of our stories online, visit www.theoctanelounge.com, which is owned by Wheelbase Media.

Description

Use: Media professionals demanding top-quality automotive content for their print products and/or Web sites. Professional artwork, editing.

What it is: For the auto thrill-seeker, this is one of the most unique additions to your publication. The International AutoCross will test the knowledge of your readers with trivia that scours automobile parts bins, dealer showrooms and the history of people and places that have made the automobile what it is today. Retain readers and have them coming back on a regular basis for more. Like Wheelbase’s other features, International AutoCross comes to you formatted and ready to use.

Product specifications

  • Due to the highly complicated graphic nature of this product, we do not yet offer a version that can be played online. Instead, visitors to your Web site can print out the crossword and play it at their leisure. Vote yes to having a playable online version by clicking here.
  • High-resolution 300 dpi jpg CMYK file suitable for printand Web. Postscript file also included for even higher resolution and no bitmapping of fonts.

 

Please contact us to order this feature.