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Automobile September/October 2018

Automobile is an award-winning automotive publication that captures the passion and experience of driving great cars. Featuring engaging writing and stunning photography, Automobile transports readers with each and every issue. Discover a well-rounded editorial mix focused on design, technology, automotive art, vintage cars, and industry trends.

Pays:
United States
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
TEN: The Enthusiast Network
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J'ACHÈTE CE NUMÉRO
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12 Numéros

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motortrend

SCHEDULE KEY: RACING | ORIGINAL PROGRAMS JULY 28 LIVE! Intercontinental GT Challenge, 24 Hours Of Spa JULY 30 HOT ROD Garage, Ep. 66 AUG 1 Head 2 Head, Ep.105 AUG 3 LIVE! Virgin Australia Supercars, Sydney AUG 6 Roadkill, Ep. 74 AUG 8 Put Up or Shut Up, Ep. 8 AUG 9 FIA World Rallycross, Canada AUG 11 LIVE! DTM Championship, Brands Hatch LIVE! Trans Am Series, Mid-Ohio AUG 13 Roadkill Garage, Ep. 34 AUG 15 Engine Masters, Ep. 39 AUG 16 British Touring Car Championship, Snetterton AUG 18 LIVE! European Le Mans Series, Silverstone, England AUG 19 LIVE! FIA Formula 3 Championship, Silverstone AUG 20 Dirt Every Day, Ep. 80 AUG 22 Ignition, Ep.195 AUG 25 LIVE! DTM Championship, Misano LIVE! Intercontinental GT Challenge - Practice & Qualifying, Suzuka 10 Hours LIVE! Trans Am Series, Road America LIVE! Virgin Australia Supercars, Tailem Bend AUG 26 LIVE! Intercontinental GT…

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passion,   electrified

“WE CANNOT COMMENT on future product.” It’s a line probably uttered a billion times by automaker reps in response to badgering questions from annoying auto scribes, including yours truly. Sometimes you get a few cryptic details or the old wink, wink, nod, nod when you ask something in a sideways manner. No matter how frustrating it is, you can’t blame them, as they’re only doing their jobs. Every year, we set out to do ours with our annual new and future cars issue, a look at the vehicles just hitting the market and our best guesses at some of the hotness to come (page 36). As we outline, the paradigm is indeed shifting toward alternative propulsion (and eventually, allegedly, automation), but it’s also a moment in automotive time where the spread…

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shut up,   hold on …   and shut up

“AT THE END OF THE QUARTER MILE I’M GOING 280 MPH. A JET CAR IS ACCELERATING ITS HARDEST AS YOU GO THROUGH THE LIGHTS. … ANY SORT OF FAILURE, AND YOU’RE IN DIRE STRAITS, PROBABLY HEADED RIGHT OFF THE END OF THE TRACK.” SWOOSH. NO, NOT Nike’s logo. Rather, that’s what it felt like. Of course, you don’t think of “swoosh” as being a feeling, especially the feeling of traveling 303 mph in a 1957 Chevrolet pickup. Certainly, it was a big swoosh, a loud, shrill swoosh, but a swoosh nonetheless. “Pretty much what I told you,” said Hayden Proffitt II, the owner and driver of the 25,000-horsepower twin-jet pickup he calls the Hot Streak II, as we roll to a stop, awaiting a tow back to his pit. “All the drama…

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when it all goes wrong

OCTOBER 16, 1971, was a chilly day in Lewisville, Texas. It rained that morning at Dallas International Motor Speedway, but the pavement had dried enough to make what was expected to be a historic run at the state-of-the-art quarter-mile dragstrip. And it was historic. For all the wrong reasons. Television newsman Gene Thomas—real name Eugene T. Alred—started out as a disc jockey in his home state of Oklahoma, eventually moving to a co-hosting job at a then-innovative morning show for WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas, long the market’s top station. The station’s “News 8 Etc.” show was a mix of hard news, soft features, and celebrity interviews. Thomas might report on a bank robbery, interview “Hee Haw” stooge Junior Samples, or wrestle a 750-pound tiger. The tiger won, by the way. Thomas, a…

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the   asphalt   jungle

“MY AUNT DRIVES faster than you—and she doesn’t drive.” An old friend was visiting from out of town, and by sheer luck I happened to be piloting a brand-new Ferrari 488 Spider for a few days (timing that did wonders for maintaining my “I live like this all the time” ruse). Yet my pal wasn’t completely joking; I even detected genuine irritation in his voice. “That Bimmer just blew past us and made the stoplight while you were slogging along in second gear.” He looked over at the dashboard in front of me. “Dude! You’re barely breaking the speed limit!” I could only sigh. We were ambling along L.A.’s Wilshire Boulevard on our way to Malibu, and yet again I was dispelling a myth as old as my career: namely, that…

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noise,   vibration &   harshness

MAKING THE DIRECT connection between speed and physical pain is not one of life’s inevitabilities—even one spent compulsively operating motor vehicles. But when the connection is made, it’s just, well, brother, destiny has come calling. I got my first lesson in big sudden hurt on New York’s George Washington Bridge one night back in 1982 when I drove my 1967 MGB at 55 mph into the back of a stalled late ’70s Chrysler (gory details in the November 1992 edition of Automobile). It hurt and pulverized my sweet mug, but thankfully no others were injured. After making a miraculous recovery, I didn’t think I needed any more clarity on the association between speed and pain. But I got some anyway. Just the other day I was riding an electric scooter I received…

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