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As BoldRide’s managing editor, George Kennedy helps bring forth his voice and perspective of the automotive landscape. Before joining the BR team, George was the senior writer at WheelsTV and was a feature writer for Hemmings Classic Wheels. He is also an associate editor at Autoblog and is a featured contributor for the Boston Globe.

Hennessy Tunes the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, Delivers 550-hp


We were well aware that the folks at Hennessey loved to tune all things General Motors. With the recent onslaught of new vehicles, the Texas tuning house has done its thing with Corvettes and Silverados–turning them into high-horsepower beasts. But this is something that we did not see coming– a Cadillac Escalade, tuned by Hennessey.

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Morgan Plus 8 Speedster is Modern Power Wrapped in Vintage Styling


Morgan is a company that we can certainly get behind. While the average buyer might be more inclined to own a sensible family sedan, Morgan is for the driver who considers vintage goggles and five-point safety harnesses “sensible.” And Morgan has just upped the ante with its latest creation.

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SUV Owners in NYC, SF, Boston Forced to Pay Extra for Parking


Suburbia might be the land of the crossover, but if one is to be king in such a realm, they require a vehicle that is larger and sits taller. As such, despite seldom using its V8 engine or 4×4 capabilities, the full-size SUV rules the road in American neighborhoods– but there is a downside.

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Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle is a Wildly Futuristic Way to Ride

Johammer J1

We’re gonna keep the green theme rolling today, in more way than one. There is an argument from the motorcycle community, that riding a hog is less piggish on gas. It’s true that motorcycles are far more efficient than cars, but what is more efficient than a motorcycle? An electric motorcycle, of course.

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Ford to Offer Performance Pack for 4-Cylinder Mustang?


It’s Earth Day, which means we have efficiency and green tech on the mind, but that doesn’t mean that the cars have to be boring. Advancements in drivetrains have meant that performance enthusiasts (facing ever-tightening fuel economy regulations) can have their high-speed cake and eat it too. The latest example of this comes from the new four-cylinder Ford Mustang.

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Mercedes-Benz Shows Off X6-Rivaling Concept Coupe SUV

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Automakers have become pretty laissez-faire with vehicle class names and their definitions. BMW has its four door coupes and SUVs that are not coupes at all. Not one to be left out, Mercedes-Benz just unveiled a segment-busting vehicle called the “Concept Coupe SUV,” and it is targeted right at the utterly useless BMW X6.

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The Volkswagen Rabbit: Everyone’s Favorite Hatchback Bunny

The 2014 Volkswagen Golf was just named World Car of the Year last week, and the award goes to a rather deserving little hatchback. In fact, the Golf is to compact hatches what the Jeep Wrangler is to 4x4s. Throughout its history, the Golf also went by a different name; the lovable Volkswagen Rabbit. In the US and Canada, the first-generation and fifth generation Golf went by this name, and with this Easter Sunday, we figured we would celebrate this cute, fluffy little Rabbit!

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The Good, the Bad and the Weird from the 2014 NY Auto Show


Press days for the 2014 New York International Auto Show are in the books, and this year was…strange at best. The whole place felt like a morgue, despite some significant cars in attendance. Here is our sorta-kinda wrap-up of the show, with the good, the bad, and the questionable.

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Audi A3 Named 2014 World Car of the Year

Audi A3

This year, Chevrolet made a clean sweep of the North American Car and Truck of the Year, with the Corvette and Silverado, respectively. But those two awards are for mostly American sensibilities, and the rest of the world has little need for really either car. So with that in mind, it might make a little more sense that that Audi A3 was named 2014 World Car of the Year.

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The Best Display in NYC Was a Group of Old Miatas


The best collection of cars at the 2014 New York International Auto Show was not Audi’s booth of hot cars. Nor was it “supercar alley,” with its Lamborghinis and Koenigseggs. Nope, it was a group of some of the most important Mazda Miatas in the history of the model.

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