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Something from Nothing: MT’s 2016 Midsize Sedans Preview Feature

July 8, 2015

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The 2016 model year is a big year for midsize sedans, with heavy revised or fully redesigned four-doors from plenty of automakers. Recognizing this, I put together a slideshow that previewed the changes coming to the major players. The resulting multi-page, slideshow-like feature …

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A Genuinely Interesting Mitsubishi News Story From the 2014 L.A. Auto Show

February 2, 2015

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Making interesting auto show coverage of a frequently overlooked automaker can seem like a challenge, but I appreciated the challenge when I attended Mitsubishi’s 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show press conference and interviewed the company’s North American executive vice president. Aside from sharing some genuinely interesting facts about the automaker, I got confirmed …

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Kias Outside Vegas: Racing, Minivans, and Luxury Sedans

January 19, 2015

2015 Kia K900 and 2015 Kia Sedona SXL by Zach Gale

While at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Kia brought me and a few other journalists to a track outside the city to experience the automaker’s latest racing cars on a track but, from that day, that wasn’t all I came away with for MotorTrend.com …

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Hottest of 2014: Counting Down MotorTrend.com’s Most Popular Stories of the Year

January 5, 2015

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While also attending to senior production editor and director, buyer’s guides duties, I volunteered to write what I felt would be an important yet simple feature to complete the 2014 calendar year…

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Top 10 Fun New Car Investments

September 27, 2011

Fun New Car Investments Lead

Invest in Driving Fun — Without Breaking the Bank

Most of us would rather talk about 401 horsepower than 401Ks, but recent events have made it difficult to enjoy the former without acknowledging the latter.

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The Four-Wheeled Harley: A Brief History of Ford’s Harley-Davidson F-Series Trucks

August 24, 2011
2004 Ford F 350 Harley Davidson With Line Up

As Motor Trend approached the end of the embargo for reviews of 2011 Ford F-150 trucks, we decided one way to capitalize on the popularity of Ford trucks was a…

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V-8 Engine Roundup — Cars, Trucks, and SUVs with V-8s

August 15, 2011

We’re living in an era of downsized engines; V-8s replaced by V-6s and even a 10-cylinder BMW M5 replaced by a twin-turbo V-8 sedan. In a special Motor Trend feature,

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