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Autoweek June 3, 2019

Autoweek tells the stories from every corner of a vibrant car culture. From the historic to the cutting edge, from the glitzy to the grassroots, Autoweek documents the people, events and machines that spark the interests of car people all over the world. Get unbiased reviews on the newest models, keep up with the hottest trends and innovations in automotive design and performance, and even the collector lifestyle. For over 57 years, Autoweek has also been trackside, covering every form of motorsports. Each issue contains driver and team features and interviews, racing coverage from all major series and in-depth analysis from expert reporters. Every other week, Autoweek will inspire and inform you with insightful articles and amazing photography.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Crain Communications, Inc
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returning to the analog

LAST ISSUE, I SPENT all of the 250-odd words they give me rattling on about a car that’s deliberately a little old-school, or at least less techy than it could be: the 911 GT3 Touring. This issue, we have a bunch of old-school bikes sliding around in the dirt on the cover. Astute readers will note that a 911 with rear-wheel steering isn’t exactly the same as a flat track bike—you’re right, one has two wheels—but I think they might share a sort of philosophical underpinning stemming from the desire to step away from tech/dread/alienation toward (fully Instagram-ready) analog experiences. You get it. You are reading this in a printed magazine. What’s interesting to me about the turn toward the warm glow of the analog is that it’s visible elsewhere in culture.…

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about the cover

Riders pushing their bikes into a turn, kicking their legs out and leaning way over as they roar through the dirt: For generations, this evocative image of flat track motorcycle racing has been ingrained in the American psyche—even as the sport itself spent the past decade or two in the doldrums. But flat track never went away, and now, with big-time backing and an eye toward a younger audience, a resurgent American Flat Track series is ready once again for the spotlight. Photographer Josh Letchworth captured the on-track action at the season-opening 2019 AFT Daytona TT March 14; his pictures accompany a feature story by Steven Cole Smith about a two-wheel series seemingly doing everything right. Check it out starting on page 22.…

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everybody loves malcolm

They say you shouldn’t meet your heroes, that you’ll just be disappointed to find they’re often less than heroic and often all too human. Well, whoever “they” are, they haven’t met Malcolm Smith. Malcolm Smith is a legend in American motorcycling. He won the Baja 1000 six times—three times in a car and three times on a motorcycle. He won the Baja 500 four times, the Mint 400 twice, rode in the Paris-Dakar twice and he garnered eight gold medals in the International Six Day Trials in Europe. But most people know him as the star of Bruce Brown’s iconic motorcycle documentary “On Any Sunday,” which defined the state of motorcycling in the 1960s. Smith and friends—AMA flat track racing champion Mert Lawwill and some guy named Steve McQueen—rode their dirt bikes…

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generation 4x4

HEATH RODNEY is a hunter of cars. We know the Iowa native and his collaborator, Dereck Freshour, for one of the great barn finds of the 21st century with their Veritas BMW 328 (“Tracking Down the Truth,” Jan. 22, 2018). The car that brings us back to Rodney is a bit more mundane but demonstrates how a successful car hunter operates and drops us into the surprising strongest chunk of the vintage-car market, even if it’s not exactly cars. A few years back, Rodney ran into a guy in tiny Pacific Junction, Iowa, where Rodney once owned a Harley-Davidson store. The guy had a straight, rust-free, extra-clean first-gen Chevrolet K5 Blazer. “I’d take $18,500 for it,’’ the guy told Rodney. Nice truck, not ridiculous—but kind of a lot for a Blazer,…

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e-bronco

“THE EXPRESSION we use internally is, ‘Everything you love minus everything you hate.’” That’s Zero Labs’ Adam Roe talking about the Los Angeles-based company’s upcoming SUV: a classic Ford Bronco remade into a retro-futuristic fully electric adventure-mobile. Zero Labs starts with a basket case Bronco, refashions many of the body panels in carbon fiber, adds a battery and a motor and—notable for an EV—uses a five-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case to retain some of the feel of an old truck. Selling a planned 150 trucks to Rodeo Drive cruisers should be easy, but how will an electric SUV play with the overlanding crowd? Can you go off the grid in a battery-powered truck? Roe says yes. Range is a conservative 190 miles; rapidly evolving battery technology, Roe predicts, could double…

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