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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.

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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The Alfa Romeo 4C is the Gotta-Have Small-Displacement Supercar


This New York auto show, despite all the new debuts, had kind of a sleepy feel. When that happens you fall back on getting the hype from the cars whose credentials are truly great– regardless of how much glam was used in the rollout. The Alfa Roma 4C is a car just like that.

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2015 McLaren 650S Spider is Even Prettier In Person


When we first saw the McLaren 650S pop up on the web, we were a little puzzled. The MP4-12C didn’t seem like it needed a replacement, and this seemed much more than a mid-cycle refresh. After learning more and seeing it in person, we now understand that this constant evolution will be the hallmark of McLaren moving forward.

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2015 Chevrolet Trax: Chevy’s Surprise Small SUV


Yesterday, about 25 journalists set out from NYC to Monticello Motorsport Club in upstate to test drive the all-new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and torrential rain grounded us. The weather gave us an interesting opportunity that we had not anticipated– seat time in the Trax– Chevy’s newest, littlest crossover.

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Stainless Steel Ford Tudor Sedan is Old School Bling


In the modern world of customizing supercars, it’s not uncommon to see a Lamborghini bathed in chrome or gold. These custom jobs are rare and eye-catching, but are also generally pretty gaudy. If you are going to go the chrome route, you might as well do it with some class– like this blinged up 1936 Ford Tudor Sedan.

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2015 Kia Sedona is the Minivan We Would Actually Drive


Automakers can brand minivans as “cool” all they want, but almost all of them are quite lame. To purchase a minivan is to wave a white flag on your youth, as you embark on a life of big box stores, bulk diapers and soccer practice. It doesn’t have to be this way, and the 2015 Kia Sedona is a fighting chance at driving a cool family vehicle.

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Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept Says “So Long” to Square


Ladies and gentlemen, this is your next Land Rover Discovery. Well, at least its Land Rover’s optimistic vision of the next Discovery– aka, the LR4. The Land Rover Discovery Vision concept combines elements from the Range Rover Sport and Evoque, to create a compelling SUV, but also a swan song for certain beloved Land Rover hallmarks.

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