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Thom Taylor

Designer-turned-writer Thom Taylor is a veteran of many magazines and website articles, writing eight books about automobile design, car culture, and automotive history. He and his wife have two kids, two dogs, and no SUVs.

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There Are No US Vehicle Sales Right Now

When the world of cars shut down in March everyone from potential customers to investors thought it would last one or two months. Now everyone on the business side is looking at scenarios of six- or nine-month shutdowns. Things took a dramatically downward forecast this last weekend. That’s when Donald Trump extended the social distancing …

Aston Martin Sinking
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Aston Martin Is Just About Toast

In spite of receiving a $663 million cash infusion by a group led by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, the European Securities and Markets Authority says it’s not enough for Aston Martin. The Authority says that Aston Martin does not have sufficient working capital. An “increased and unquantifiable uncertainty” because of the coronavirus crisis does not …

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2021 C8 Corvette Changes Announced

Through some leaky Chevrolet dealers, we now know what changes will happen for the 2021 C8 Corvette. Didn’t it seem like just last week that Corvettes started showing up on dealership lots? Now we’re salivating over what changes will take place for the 2021 models. But, the reason things have ramped up is twofold. First, …

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Wacky and Strange Drive-Thru Car Culture

Are you used to “drive-thru culture” yet? If the coronavirus lockdowns last a while you may have to get used to them. The state most associated with the drive-thru culture is California. From dairies to banks and liquor stores the drive-thru has been an extension of California’s car culture. But among the regular drive-thru haunts …

2023 Dodge Charger? | FCA
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Is This The 2023 Dodge Charger?

It has been so long since the Dodge Challenger, Charger, and Chrysler 300 were new that we’ve been through three presidents. It’s getting to the point that those three cars barely register anymore. Kind of like wallpaper. We’re sure there have been myriad proposals and efforts internally. This is the first image of something actually …

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe
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BMW Dealers Rejecting Brand’s Flagship

BMW dealers don’t want any of the brand’s flagship cars on their lots. In an unbelievable set of circumstances, dealers are rejecting the brand’s 8 Series sedans, coupes, and convertibles. The cars remain on dealers’ lots for too long adding a huge expense for each month they hang around. Dealers complain that BMW has not …