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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 and the Boston Globe. He has also been an associate editor for Autoblog and Consumer Reports.

Anyone Who Says Car Culture Is Dying Doesn’t Know Where to Look

1957 Chevy 2

Spend any time reading our website, or any of the other great automotive outlets out there, and you’ll realize that we live in an incredible time if you are interested in cars. The kinds of insanely specialized vehicles that are coming right from the factory is astounding. Many of these vehicles, and many of the unique OEM options packages are inspired by a thriving enthusiast community that spans the globe.

Just don’t tell that to old car guys. They think it’s all going to die with them.

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SPA Builds the Perfect Electric Commuter Bike, But Is It Worth The Price?


You’ve probably never heard of Societa Piemontese Automobili, or SPA. It was an Italian company that built cars between 1906 and 1926, and fell into the obscurity of history. But now SPA is back and they are building something far different than the pre-and-post-WWI cars. The rebooted Italian firm is building and electric bike.

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Man Angry with Dealership Blockades Lot with Batmobile


We’ve all had bad dealer experiences. It is one of the longest running cliches in the automotive world. By now, many have learned how to do their homework so they don’t get burned, or they have mastered the art of the haggle. But some people just don’t know how to take it, and the response can be spectacular.

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What’s the Fastest Production Car In the World? It’s Not Exactly Clear-Cut Anymore

Bugatti Veyron WRC 2

Would Ali have taken down Tyson in the ring? Could LeBron beat Jordan (or even Kobe) in one-on-one? These are debates of “the best” that have spawned countless arguments, and probably even some scuffles. You can throw around all sorts of stats and cite great performances, but in the end, there is no way to stack up such rivals head-to-head. At least when it comes to the fastest production car in the world, there’s no debate, right? Well, not so fast.

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Tesla Model X SUV Costs More Than $100,000, Will Be Seriously Quick


It’s not entirely official, but it comes on good authority—we now know the price of the much-anticipated Tesla Model X, in addition to a host of other information about the next-great-thing from the California-based electric-vehicle-maker. The short-take? Like its Model S predecessor, this Tesla is going to be pricey, and fast.

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Ford Mustang Customized by Richard Petty Headed to Auction


The Mecum classic auto auctions tour travels all over the country, and Dallas is one of its biggest stops. With 1000 vehicles being auctioned, it’s the perfect setting for big sales and big personalities. In the world of NASCAR, few personalities are bigger than Richard Petty, who is bringing a special ride to the upcoming Dallas auction, and it’s for a good cause.

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The Ford GT Racecar V6 Makes an Otherworldly Sound


The ordering process for the new Ford GT supercar is currently underway, and it is not exactly as simple as walking into a showroom and asking to test drive a Fiesta hatchback. No, Ford is asking prospective buyers to follow their application process. It sounds tedious, but based on the video of the GT out testing below, it will be well worth it.

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Using Technology to Keep Classic Cars Safe in a Hurricane


Florida residents were spared a great deal of trouble this weekend, as Tropical Storm Erika mercifully dissipated from its peak intensity. The storm system still brought heavy rains to the Sunshine State, as the remnants of Erika make its way up the East Coast this week. Florida dodged a bullet, but it could have been much worse.

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Allstate Files Patent for Worrisome “Spy Car” Technology

Dialoge ? das Audi-Technologiemagazin 2/2012

Technology is offering all sorts of opportunities for analyzing data in ways that we never thought possible. Race teams are getting data points on some incredibly minuscule details to eek fractions of a second out of lap times. But does it also mean your insurance company can spy on you to find reasons to raise your rates?

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Meet the U.S. Military’s $6.7 Billion Humvee Replacement


Go back and find any coverage of the U.S. military since 1984, and you’ll likely see the AM General HMMVW, or Humvee. In times of peace and war, it has been the go-anywhere backbone of America’s armed forces. The U.S. military has stretched the usefulness of the Humvee well beyond its years, but now it’s time for a new vehicle-of-choice, and Oshkosh just inked a massive $6.7 billion deal to deliver it.

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