2017 NWAPA Run to the Sun – Part 1

Part 1 – Acura NSX to Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk By Bill Schaffer Mount Hood — Driving 24 different cars and SUVs over a two-day period on some of the most challenging and scenic roads in the northwest, is certainly an eye-opening experience. Oh, did I mention that the 24 cars had an average price…

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Sport and Sport Ti Test Drive

“2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Sport and Stelvio Sport Ti” Italian SUV Establishes New Class Benchmark Nashville, TN – Following in the footsteps or tire tracks of the all-new Alfa 4C and Giulia model lineups, comes the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV, which will come in three models: the base Stelvio; Stelvio Ti: and the Stelvio…

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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Test Drive

“2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio” La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) Alfa Romeo, long the heart and soul of the European auto industry has returned to the U.S. marketplace with a vengeance following a nearly 20 year hiatus. The first model to return to North American soil was the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C…

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2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Roadster Test Drive

  “2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider” A race-inspired fresh air Modena Masterpiece Monterey, CA – The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe is an awe-inspiring driving machine. What Alfa model could possibly be able to top it? An open-air version of course. Enter the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, two seat roadster, handcrafted in Modena, Italy….

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Alfa Romeo Museum and Giulia World Preview

Alfa Romeo Celebrates 105th Anniversary in Grand Style Alfa Museum Reopens and Alfa Romeo Giulia Sedan World Preview Arese, Milan, Italy – Alfa Romeo has returned to North America after a 20-year hiatus, and the iconic Italian Automaker just marked its 105th Anniversary in grand European style by hosting members of the international press to…

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2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Test Drive

“2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Sport Coupe” The Purest form of the brand’s DNA marks Alfa’s U.S. return Some cars are more than simply machines whose primary purpose is provide transportation. Some vehicles are truly an art form and Italian vehicles in particular display cutting edge design and an elevated sense of artistic fashion held in…

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2014 Audi Q7 TDI Test Drive

“Popular Audi Q7 SUV: Enhanced for 2014” In only its second year of production, Audi’s full size SUV – the Q7 offered significant enhancements, while making vehicle selection and ordering a more simplified process. The 2008 Q7 was available three ways: as a base model powered by a 3.6-liter, 280 horsepower, DOHC V6; as a…

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Fiat and Mazda Developing Roadster Together

Fiat and Mazda announced plans to jointly develop and build a new roadster.  The car is expected to be built at Mazda’s Hiroshima plant and sold globally starting in 2015, according to a report by Automotive News.  The Fiat version will be sold as the Alfa Spider in the United States as the brand reenters…

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Alfa and Maserati SUVs—Oh My!

With the early popularity and critical review of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says the same platform may be used for future Maserati and Alfa Romeo SUVs. The Grand Cherokee “architecture has legs. It’s important for us to tap all of the hard work that has gone on inside Chrysler on…

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