Archive for July, 2019

Jul
31
Wrangler eTorque

2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 2.0 Turbo in Ocean Blue Metallic

2015 Audi Q52019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 2.0 Turbo

Class: Compact Crossover/SUV

Miles driven: 399

Fuel used: 17.8 gallons

Jul
29
2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Subaru Outback

Consumer Guide Automotive

It’s probably not a stretch to say that the Outback is what put Subaru on the map. Introduced for 1995 as an SUV-flavored trim level of the Legacy wagon, it was soon upgraded to its own model, and sales have seen a steady climb since. Today – as for many years – it is Subaru’s best-selling vehicle.

For 2020, Subaru ushers in the sixth generation of the Outback. With it comes greater rear-seat and cargo room, some new features, and the return of a turbocharged engine. Also added is a new Onyx trim level that carries black wheels and trim along with special StarTex water-repellent upholstery.

Jul
29
Vintage Wisconsin Duck, Wisconsin Ducks

The Ducks have been entertaining Wisconsin tourists since 1946.

Billed as the water-park capital of the world, Wisconsin Dells is a popular vacation and weekend-getaway destination for folks throughout the Midwest. Located in the heart of the Dairy State, “the Dells” is about a three-hour drive from Chicago–just long enough to feel like a road trip, and short enough to be tolerable with youngsters in the car.

Jul
29
1948 Tucker

Collectible Automobile Magazine earned a “Best-in-Category” trophy at the 2019 Automotive Heritage Awards.

The second-annual Automotive Heritage Awards (AHA) honored a second consecutive Collectible Automobile® magazine article as the best of its class. The article “Toward the Tucker: Creating Preston Tucker’s Bid for Glory” by Karl Ludvigsen garnered both a gold medallion and a “Best-in-Category” trophy when the 2019 journalism awards were presented July 28.

Jul
26
1950 Mercury Monterey Coupe, Cortaro Red

1950 Mercury Monterey Coupe

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2006 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

By John Biel

The choices we make in life can be so important. Ted Burleson’s gleaming beauty of a 1950 Mercury Monterey coupe featured here proves that.

The Los Angeles-built Merc spent many years in Colorado before the Alton, Illinois, man acquired the car in 1990 and finished its restoration. “It was a rust-free car in good condition to start with,” Burleson noted.

Jul
25
2019 Ford Ranger FX4 Crew Cab, 2019 Ford Ranger Lariat

2019 Ford Ranger Lariat FX4 SuperCrew in Lightning Blue

2015 Audi Q52019 Ford Ranger Lariat FX4 SuperCrew

Class: Compact Pickup

Miles driven: 463

Fuel used: 21.6 gallons

Jul
24
1930 Isotta Fraschini 8A Flying Star Roadster

1930 Isotta Fraschini 8A Flying Star Roadster

Note: The following story was excerpted from the June 2007 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

By Jack Stewart

Kings, tycoons, popes, and movie stars rode in Isotta Fraschinis. Clara Bow had an Isotta, and Rudolph Valentino owned two. The 1950 film Sunset Boulevard appropriately equipped fictional silent-film star Norma Desmond with an Isotta Fraschini landaulet.

Jul
23
2020 Kia Telluride SX

2020 Kia Telluride SX in Everlasting Silver

2015 Audi Q52020 Kia Telluride SX AWD

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 954

Fuel used: 41.6 gallons

Jul
22
2019 Lexus RC F

2019 Lexus RC F in Ultrasonic Blue Mica (a $595 option)

Quick Spin

2019 Lexus RC F

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 515

Fuel used: 29.2 gallons

Jul
19
2005 Pontiac Bonneville GXP

2005 Pontiac Bonneville GXP

There are a handful of cars that really put General Motors’ Pontiac division on the map–memorable, exciting vehicles around which the Pontiac brand forged its image of sporty, near-luxury substance–and one of those was the Bonneville. The Bonneville name was first applied to a pair of Pontiac concept cars introduced at the 1954 General Motors Motorama. The moniker was first applied to a production model in 1957, when it became a topline version of the Star Chief convertible.