All About Cars

All About Cars - By Mike Blake

Mike Blake, former editor of KIT CAR magazine, joined Carlisle Events as senior automotive journalist in 2004. He's been a "car guy" since the 1960s and has been writing professionally for about 30 years.

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    2019 Cadillac CTS-V: Premier luxury sedan impresses with elegance and 640hp

    Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019

    Cadillac’s legacy of building luxury cars goes to 1902, and by the time General Motors purchased the automaker in 1909, it was already heralded
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    2019 Corvette ZR1: 755 horses of Futuristic Supercar is Last of an Era

    Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019

    About Corvette … OK, the C8 (Eighth-generation) Corvette Stingray is due out in 2020, and it is arguably as exciting a vehicle as America has s
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  • 2019 JAGUAR I-PACE_Front_Right

    2019 Jaguar I-PACE: All-electric Crossover is innovative, sleek, fast, fun and ‘Green’

    Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

    Jaguar earned its rep for creating sleek, catlike, powerful race-worthy sportscars. For nearly a century (founded as Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922),
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    2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali: All-New Luxury Pick-Up Presents Bold Styling, Multi-Function Tailgate and Enhanced Lighting

    Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

    Redesigned and all-new from the ground-up, the Next Generation Sierra is differentiating itself from its sibling, the Chevrolet Silverado, after years
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    2019 Toyota Tacoma: Rugged Mid-Size Pick-Up Can be Set up for Multiple Truck Tastes

    Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019

    The Toyota Tacoma is a truck whose grasp has far exceeded its original reach. Launched in America in America in 1995, Tacoma was marketed as a compact
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    2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF: The Fun-Drive Roadster with More Muscle and a Power-Folding Hardtop

    Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019

    The most popular roadster/two-seat convertible sports car in the world, with more than a million vehicles sold since its launch, Mazda’s MX-5 Mi
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    2019 Ram 1500: All-New Pick-Up is Larger, Sportier, Quieter, Quicker and an Award-Winner

    Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019

    Dodge heralds its Ram 1500 half-ton as “America’s most awarded half-ton pickup.” All-new for 2019, Ram is hauling in awards from coa
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    2019 Dodge Charger: Unleash the Power With this Iconic Muscle Car

    Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019

    The Dodge Charger is the top-selling American sedan on the market. America’s only four-door muscle car has been a U.S. muscle car icon since 196
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    2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit: Luxury Four-Door 4x4 SUV Handles off-Road and Around Town Assignments

    Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019

    Jeep® Grand Cherokee was launched in 1992 as a ’93 model, and since it arguably began defining the premium SUV segment, has earned its spurs
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    2019 Chevrolet Equinox: A Crowd favorite, this Compact SUV Upgrades Infotainment and Tech

    Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

    Currently, the fifth best-selling vehicle in America, the Chevrolet Equinox is second in Chevy sales, only to its Silverado line. In the second year o
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    2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: American Muscle Icon Sports 650 Horses and New Face

    Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019

    The Chevrolet Camaro joined the ranks of iconic American muscle cars in 1966, when it joined the “Pony Car” wars. The marketing spin was t
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    2019 Nissan GT-R: 565 Horses and a Video-Game Design Make This Beast a Supercar

    Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

    With winter gone and spring here, it is fun car time. For some, it is Supercar time, and while I try to avoid over-use of the term, one car that argua
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  • 2019 Ford Escape Titanium_front_right

    2019 Ford Escape: With a New-Gen Set for 2020, Small SUV Adds More Standard Tech and Features

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Launched in 2001 as a “Baby Explorer” to address the growing demand for compact sports-utility vehicles, the Ford Escape quickly developed
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    2019 Ford F-150: New power options, tech and cosmetics added to America’s top seller

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    What can you add to a truck that has been America’s best-selling pick-up for 41 consecutive years, and the top-selling vehicle in the U.S. for t
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    2019 Ford Mustang GT: 55 Years of Pony Power Stays True to the Past

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    When Robert S. McNamara was President of Ford, he tasked Lee Iacocca to create a sporty vehicle for the public, and the T-5 Project became the Mustang
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    2019 Toyota Avalon: Mid-size Flagship is all-New and all-Noticeable

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    All-new for its fifth generation, Toyota’s luxury sedan, the Avalon, has been at the top end of the line-up since its launch in the 1994-’
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    2019 Honda CR-V: Compact Crossover is Sophisticated Award-Winner

    Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019

    The Honda CR-V debuted in 1995 as a small crossover that took its alphabetical name from the manufacturer’s marketing campaign labeling it a &ld
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  • 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport_Front_left

    2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4: Small Crossover is sculpted, Athletic and Under $30K

    Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019

    Mitsubishi’s top-selling vehicle is its small crossover, the Outlander. Initially known as the Mitsubishi Airtrek, when it was launched in Japan
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    2019 Honda Insight: Former Hatchback Returns as a Compact Hybrid Sedan

    Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

    Discontinued twice since its initial launch in 1999, Honda’s Insight returns after a five-year hiatus, with a 2019 model that evolves from a fiv
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    2019 Volvo S60: Swedish Luxury Sedan Made in South Carolina with New Styling, Powertrains and Connectability

    Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

    Fully redesigned for 2019, the Volvo S60 uptweaks its styling, adds a hybrid and more powerful engine choices, includes a long list of standard and av
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