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2022 MAZDA CX-9 Signature Road Trip - Review by Thom Cannell and Steve Purdy +VIDEO

2022 MAZDA CX-9 Signature Road Trip - Review by Thom Cannell and Steve Purdy +VIDEO

By Thom Cannell and Steve Purdy TheAutoChannel Michigan Bureau Thom: “While the average 7-seat CUV is out of touch with the road, the CX-9 is on a first name basis with it.” That’s Mazda’s opening salvo in the dystopian battle for SUV dominance. And while bold, both Steve and I share the opinion it’s not misg ... Continue reading

2022 Lexus UX 250h in Scottsdale - Review by Steve Purdy +VIDEO

2022 Lexus UX 250h in Scottsdale - Review by Steve Purdy +VIDEO

The auctions, the desert, and a nice little UTE ... Continue reading

Browse Automotive Content Without a Search Engine - The Auto Channel... A Focused Content Channel

Browse Automotive Content Without a Search Engine - The Auto Channel... A Focused Content Channel

The Auto Channel The Automotive Data Research Hub functions as a massive silo, eliminating a need for an enterprise level web wide search engine. Delivering relevant information without an advertising based search tool, because it only had to search within our single subject Focused Content Channel. This interactive on ... Continue reading

2022 Hyundai Palisade SUV - Road Trip Review By Steve Purdy

2022 Hyundai Palisade SUV - Road Trip Review By Steve Purdy

This is our second trip to this lovely and historic strip of Maine coastline centered on Mt. Desert (pronounced de-SERT) Island where Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park draw visitors from around the world. ... Continue reading

2022 Chicago Auto Show Highlights – Dead of Winter 2022

2022 Chicago Auto Show Highlights – Dead of Winter 2022

The oldest and largest auto show in North America returned in 2022, albeit in somewhat smaller scale. The amount of floor space dedicated to cars and trucks from OEMs is reduced and the total footprint of the show went from resembling a farmer’s boot to a maiden’s slipper. ... Continue reading

Autonomous Driving May Kill The Automobile Industry

Autonomous Driving May Kill The Automobile Industry

Big Brother Like "Birth to Grave" Autonomous Driving Mandates May Kill The Automobile Industry And Take Our Freedom Of Mobility ... Continue reading

11 Years On; The Politics of Plugging-in - Washingon's Choice Of Future's Fuel - Originally Published October 2010

11 Years On; The Politics of Plugging-in - Washingon's Choice Of Future's Fuel - Originally Published October 2010

THE POLITICS OF PLUGGING-IN By Steve Purdy TheAutoChannel.com Detroit Bureau Detroit MI October 22, 2010; I recently had an enlightening chat with veteran Congressman, John Dingle, a democrat from Ann Arbor, who has been a staunch supporter of the auto industry for his entire long career. Of course, representing a dist ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Auto News Wrap-up: October 10-16, 2021

Nutson's Weekly Auto News Wrap-up: October 10-16, 2021

Below are the past week's important, relevant, semi-secret, or snappy automotive news, opinions and insider back stories presented as expertly crafted easy-to-digest news nuggets. ... Continue reading

Road Trip News: 2021 TOYOTA VENZA TO STINKING CREEK ROAD . . . AND BEYOND

Road Trip News: 2021 TOYOTA VENZA TO STINKING CREEK ROAD . . . AND BEYOND

Tennessee discoveries with friend and field producer Joe. Our ultimate destination is the west edge of the Cumberland Plateau in Middle Tennessee, a lovely place in spring. ... Continue reading

Don't MIss 2021 Automotive Heritage Awards

Don't MIss 2021 Automotive Heritage Awards

Hosted by M1 Concourse during their Woodward Dream Show August 20th, 4:00 PM Woodward and South Boulevard, Pontiac, Michigan Get your tickets now! Guests: Registration Code: AHA25 for discount $75 ticket We are part of the M1 Concourse two-day Woodward Dream Show activities on the weekend of the epic Woodward Dream Cru ... Continue reading

2021 Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s Survives a Storm

2021 Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s Survives a Storm

Bookends for Chairman Larry Moss By Steve Purdy Shunpiker Productions [Larry Moss deserves a medal of valor for keeping a cool head in the face of adversity saving this important Concours d’Elegance - perhaps the third most prestigious show of its kind in the country - from natural disaster . . . twice. [Larry Moss] ... Continue reading

TODAY! - Final Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns July 23-25, 2021 Before New Era Begins

TODAY! - Final Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns July 23-25, 2021 Before New Era Begins

First, let me remind you that the prestigious Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s is coming up this weekend, July 23-25, on the golf course at the Inn at St. ... Continue reading

The Yugo - The Rise and Fall of The Worst Car in the World - Book Review And Link To Yougo Library

The Yugo - The Rise and Fall of The Worst Car in the World - Book Review And Link To Yougo Library

THE YUGO THE RISE AND FALL OF THE WORST CAR IN THE WORLD By Jason Vuic Published by Hill and Wang, New York A Book Review By Steve Purdy Detroit BureauThe Auto Channel I met Jason Vuic during an author’s book fair at the Detroit Public Library’s National Automotive History Collection a couple weeks ago. A ... Continue reading

Kelley Blue Book Helps Car Shoppers Navigate Electric Car Tax Credits

Kelley Blue Book Helps Car Shoppers Navigate Electric Car Tax Credits

Electric cars undoubtedly are the wave of the future, and growth in the segment is on quite an upward trajectory. According to data from Cox Automotive, electrified vehicles accounted for 7.8% of the total Q1 2021 sales, up from 4.8% in the same period last year. ... Continue reading

Used Car Review - 2018 Subaru Crosstrek By Steve Purdy

Used Car Review - 2018 Subaru Crosstrek By Steve Purdy

Redesigned for 2018, Crosstrek is loosely based on the Impreza compact sedan but it is quite a different vehicle. It gets a tiny bit bigger than the outgoing model, the result of styling that follows modern trends for small crossovers. It is most certainly not flashy, eschewing excess sculpting, jewelry and aggressive ... Continue reading

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