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Autonomous Driving May Kill The Automobile Industry And American's Freedom (Originally Published 11/26/2015)

Autonomous Driving May Kill The Automobile Industry And American's Freedom (Originally Published 11/26/2015)

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

A Million Pages Of Indexed Automotive Content Without A WEB SEARCH

A Million Pages Of Indexed Automotive Content Without A WEB SEARCH

The Auto Channel's Automotive Data Research Hub functions as a massive silo, eliminating a need for an enterprise level web wide search engine. ... Continue reading

Arizona Road Trip Review In A 2023 Toyota RAV4 - By Steve Purdy

Arizona Road Trip Review In A 2023 Toyota RAV4 - By Steve Purdy

Based on review consensus, the 2023 Toyota RAV4 continues the tradition, with a cargo-friendly interior, an attractive base price, and sensible road manners. The SUV is a pleasant ride, with a roomy and easy-to-live-with interior and plenty of utility. It can handle well and brake efficiently, and comes with numerous d ... Continue reading

Automotive Artist Tom Hale Exclusive Video Interview (2019)

Automotive Artist Tom Hale Exclusive Video Interview (2019)

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

2023 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL DETROIT AUTO SHOW

2023 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL DETROIT AUTO SHOW

She Ain’t What She Used to Be! By Steve Purdy and Thom Cannell TheAutoChannel’s Detroit Team The handwringing and consternation among fellow journalists and hangers-on were nearly palpable during the media preview day and for a few days thereafter. “She ain’t what she used to be,” was the refrain. ... 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

2024 Kia Telluride UP Roadtrip To MAMA New Car Spring Rally

2024 Kia Telluride UP Roadtrip To MAMA New Car Spring Rally

MAMA’s signature event, known as the Spring Rally, is based at the historic Road America race track where they bring together about 80 cars, trucks, SUVs, and crossovers, at least as many journalists and enough marketing and PR staff to keep us hoppin’ and informed for a couple days as we drive, drive, drive on the ... Continue reading

Nikola Fuel Cell Class 8 Truck on the Road This Summer Will fuel cell technology be the end game?

Nikola Fuel Cell Class 8 Truck on the Road This Summer Will fuel cell technology be the end game?

Nikola Corporation, despite its rocky origin, is delivering battery-powered Class 8 trucks to customers now - not really soon. ... Continue reading

USED TRUCK RELEVANT: 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 Steve Purdy Snowy Icy Review +VIDEO

USED TRUCK RELEVANT: 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 Steve Purdy Snowy Icy Review +VIDEO

2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 Steve Purdy Snowy Icy Review ... Continue reading

The Auto Channel, Automotive Content On The Side Of Common Sense - Online Since 1996

The Auto Channel, Automotive Content On The Side Of Common Sense - Online Since 1996

The Auto Channel Smart TV Ready, Published With Honesty, Humor, Irony, Personality and Disbelief. Car Reviews, Buyers Guides, Comparison Tools, Auto Maker News, Videos, Alt-fuels, Opinions, Features, For Car Guys and Gals ... Continue reading

The Auto Channel Online Since 1995; Car Reviews (1995-Present), Expert Auto Help And Impressions, Logical Alt Fuel Options, Other Human Intelligence

The Auto Channel Online Since 1995; Car Reviews (1995-Present), Expert Auto Help And Impressions, Logical Alt Fuel Options, Other Human Intelligence

WhatsUp On The Auto Channel, Smart TV Ready, Published With Honesty, Humor, Irony, Personality and Disbelief. Car Reviews, Buyers Guides, Comparison Tools, Auto Maker News, Videos, Alt-fuels, Opinions, Features, For Car Guys and Gals ... Continue reading

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary Edition Review By Steve Purdy

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary Edition Review By Steve Purdy

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary Edition Review By Steve Purdy ... Continue reading

Chattanooga and the Tow Truck Museum and Hall of Fame (Originally Published 12/31/2005)

Chattanooga and the Tow Truck Museum and Hall of Fame (Originally Published 12/31/2005)

Chattanooga is also home to the only museum in the world dedicated to the common tow truck. The Moon Pie, for the uninformed reader, is a glom of white marshmallow squashed between two cardboard-like graham crackers, all covered with a thin waxy chocolate. My pretty blonde, my accomplice, Joe, and I swung through Chatt ... Continue reading

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

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