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2012 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

posted by on 6 June 2012 in Grand Touring

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Whimsical is not typically a word associated with world-class concours d’elegance, but the Amelia Island Concours has managed to field a mélange of top-quality classic cars amidst the laid-back, low-key setting of Florida’s northeast coastline. More…

Monterey Classic Car Weekend

posted by on 26 August 2011 in Grand Touring

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The third weekend of every August borders on a religious holiday for classic car lovers who descend upon Monterey, California en mass. A collection of cars shows, auctions, races and road drives makes up the Monterey classic car weekend, and there’s nothing else quite like it on earth. More…

Putting the Cross Country Back in Volvo’s XC Range

posted by on 2 June 2011 in Grand Touring

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Volvo’s rugged-looking Cross Country range — XC60, XC70 and XC90 — outsell its traditional sedans and wagons these days. But how do they do, you know, on a cross-country drive? And are they worth their salt when the country road becomes a trail? We drove the whole range in Utah and Colorado to find out. More…

The 2011 12 Hours of Sebring Experience

posted by on 24 March 2011 in Grand Touring

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The legendary 12 Hours of Sebring race is loud, hot, crowded, and exhausting. We wouldn’t take it any other way, and you should probably consider heading down next year. More…

Learning to Slide at Porsche Camp4 Canada

posted by on 10 March 2011 in Grand Touring

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Ten inches of packed ice. Studded Hakkapeliittas. Porsche sports cars. Put them all together, and you have one helluva fun time. It’s called Porsche Camp4 Canada, and we’ve been. More…

Reliving Land Rover’s Great Divide Expedition

posted by on 27 September 2010 in Grand Touring

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There are plenty of places more accessible than Telluride, Colorado, in which to drive new Land Rovers in the rough, but that’s not the point. We’ve been brought here to relive a bit of Land Rover’s historical Great Divide Expedition. More…

Back to School, Jaguar Style

posted by on 19 August 2010 in Grand Touring

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When kilometer was invited to check out the Jaguar R Driving academy and log some track time behind the wheels of some fast cats, who were we to refuse? More…

Audi Sportscar Experience

posted by on 8 July 2010 in Grand Touring

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Forget the vineyards. We know of a better way to spend a day in Sonoma. Like driving Audi R8s at Infineon Raceway at the Audi Sportscar Experience. More…

Mercedes-Benz Museum

posted by on 30 April 2010 in Grand Touring

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For years, Mercedes-Benz housed its impressive collection in a modest complex adjacent to the company’s Stuttgart headquarters, but an entirely new museum opened in May of 2006. Since then the modern, nine-story concrete and glass temple to the automobile has welcomed a couple million visitors. More…

Over the River and Through the Woods to Land Rover School We Go

posted by on 22 December 2009 in Grand Touring

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We travelled to the hills of western North Carolina to learn to drive Land Rovers in their natural environment — mud, rocks and belly-high water. More…