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2020 Toyota Avalon Road Trip Scottsdale To Jerome By Steve Purdy

2020 Toyota Avalon Road Trip Scottsdale To Jerome By Steve Purdy

The sun is just up glowing over my left shoulder as I cross I-17 on Carefree Highway just north of Phoenix and pass the last traffic signal. It took nearly an hour to break away from the oppressive suburban environment of Scottsdale and out into the open spaces of the Sonoran Desert. ... Continue reading

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

Browse Curated 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

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review by Thom Cannell and Steve Purdy

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review by Thom Cannell and Steve Purdy

Car Review, Hyundai Review, The new 2020 Sonata Hybrid updates styling and design with yet more swoopyness and tweaks engineering details substantially while enhancing content needed to keep pace with competitors. From what we heard today it sounds like the competition should be worried. ... Continue reading

TACH Automotive News Library Indexed By Single Topics (1993-2020)

TACH Automotive News Library Indexed By Single Topics (1993-2020)

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New “MotorCities At Home” Virtual Zoom Programs Debuts with a Look at Cool Hood Ornaments +VIDEO

New “MotorCities At Home” Virtual Zoom Programs Debuts with a Look at Cool Hood Ornaments +VIDEO

Since we're all still staying at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, MotorCities is presenting a new series of virtual programs featuring members of our Speakers Bureau discussing interesting automotive history topics. Each program is FREE and presented as a live Zoom conference. ... Continue reading

2020 Automotive Heritage Awards Call For Entries

2020 Automotive Heritage Awards Call For Entries

Greetings Supporters of the Automotive Heritage Awards: We’re about six weeks out from the entry deadline for the 2020 Automotive Heritage Awards, so it’s just the right time to broadcast as widely as we can the call for entries. We’ll be reminding our potential entrants and asking relevant organizations and asso ... Continue reading

THE REMARKABLE STORY OF A BABY REO; 1905 TO 2008

THE REMARKABLE STORY OF A BABY REO; 1905 TO 2008

A Circular Journey By Steve Purdy Shunpiker Productions For those readers who think there is no altruism left in the world I’d like to tell you the story about a Mama, a Baby and the couple who brought them home for good after they wandered the country for over 100 years. Two of the principals in this fascinatin ... Continue reading

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance - Bill Warner's 25th Exhibit of Elegance - Notes From Steve Purdy Shunpiker Productions

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance - Bill Warner's 25th Exhibit of Elegance - Notes From Steve Purdy Shunpiker Productions

For the better part of the first week in March traffic is carefully controlled into the fancy circle drive in front of the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island hotel, not far north of Jacksonville, Florida. Special cars, colorful hotel guests, VIPs, celebrities and the Concours cognoscenti have the run of the place. ... Continue reading

2020 Chicago Auto Show - Vehicles On Display - Purdy and Cannell Report

2020 Chicago Auto Show - Vehicles On Display - Purdy and Cannell Report

2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW HIGHLIGHTS By Steve Purdy and Thom Cannell Photos by Thom Cannell The Auto Channel Team It’s Auto Show Season!! With the North American International (Detroit) Auto Show moving to June, Chicago, with classic braggadocio, consider theirs the first of the season. PHOTO CannellChi20-1066.jpg Organ ... Continue reading

Purdy Looks At Gibbs Sports Amphibians - Fast on Land and Water - Was This Under Your Tree? +VIDEO

Purdy Looks At Gibbs Sports Amphibians - Fast on Land and Water - Was This Under Your Tree? +VIDEO

GIBBS AMPHIBIAN QUADSKI By Steve Purdy TheAutoChannel.com Michigan Bureau It’s not easy being the innovator. A company called Gibbs Sports Amphibians has been working for 15 years to bring to market several high-speed amphibious vehicles, including a car called Aquada, based on their patented technology that all ... Continue reading

SPECIAL VIDEO FEATURE: Interview with Tom Hale - Automotive Artist +VIDEO

SPECIAL VIDEO FEATURE: Interview with Tom Hale - Automotive Artist +VIDEO

Although the words automobile imagery and fine art are not usually in the same sentence, Michigan artist Tom Hale has worked as a full-time artist since the mid-1980s bringing those terms together. ... Continue reading

SPECIAL VIDEO FEATURE: "Never Stop Driving" - The Story Behind the Hagerty Book

SPECIAL VIDEO FEATURE: "Never Stop Driving" - The Story Behind the Hagerty Book

The Auto Channel is proud to present a wonderful video feature produced and directed by Mark Ducker of Wild Road Pictures. The video describes how and why Hagerty Insurance published "Never Stop Driving," a new book by Hagerty magazine Editor-In-Chief Larry Webster. ... Continue reading

Chevrolet Colorado 4x4 LT Real World Review And Insights" Plus 20 Years Of Colorado Specs - By Steve and Phil Purdy

Chevrolet Colorado 4x4 LT Real World Review And Insights" Plus 20 Years Of Colorado Specs - By Steve and Phil Purdy

I decided to shop around and do some research with help from The Auto Channel. Looking at the Tacoma, the Colorado and the Nissan Frontier I immediately crossed the Nissan off the list after driving it. The Nissan was spartan in its accommodations and rather cheap feeling over bumps, just not a good fit, and to be perf ... Continue reading

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