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2020 Toyota Avalon Road Trip Scottsdale To Jerome By Steve Purdy

2020 Toyota Avalon Road Trip Scottsdale To Jerome By Steve Purdy

The sun is just up glowing over my left shoulder as I cross I-17 on Carefree Highway just north of Phoenix and pass the last traffic signal. It took nearly an hour to break away from the oppressive suburban environment of Scottsdale and out into the open spaces of the Sonoran Desert. ... Continue reading

THE REMARKABLE STORY OF A BABY REO; 1905 TO 2008

THE REMARKABLE STORY OF A BABY REO; 1905 TO 2008

A Circular Journey By Steve Purdy Shunpiker Productions For those readers who think there is no altruism left in the world I’d like to tell you the story about a Mama, a Baby and the couple who brought them home for good after they wandered the country for over 100 years. Two of the principals in this fascinatin ... Continue reading

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance - Bill Warner's 25th Exhibit of Elegance - Notes From Steve Purdy Shunpiker Productions

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance - Bill Warner's 25th Exhibit of Elegance - Notes From Steve Purdy Shunpiker Productions

For the better part of the first week in March traffic is carefully controlled into the fancy circle drive in front of the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island hotel, not far north of Jacksonville, Florida. Special cars, colorful hotel guests, VIPs, celebrities and the Concours cognoscenti have the run of the place. ... Continue reading

2020 Chicago Auto Show - Vehicles On Display - Purdy and Cannell Report

2020 Chicago Auto Show - Vehicles On Display - Purdy and Cannell Report

2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW HIGHLIGHTS By Steve Purdy and Thom Cannell Photos by Thom Cannell The Auto Channel Team It’s Auto Show Season!! With the North American International (Detroit) Auto Show moving to June, Chicago, with classic braggadocio, consider theirs the first of the season. PHOTO CannellChi20-1066.jpg Organ ... Continue reading

Purdy Looks At Gibbs Sports Amphibians - Fast on Land and Water - Was This Under Your Tree? +VIDEO

Purdy Looks At Gibbs Sports Amphibians - Fast on Land and Water - Was This Under Your Tree? +VIDEO

GIBBS AMPHIBIAN QUADSKI By Steve Purdy TheAutoChannel.com Michigan Bureau It’s not easy being the innovator. A company called Gibbs Sports Amphibians has been working for 15 years to bring to market several high-speed amphibious vehicles, including a car called Aquada, based on their patented technology that all ... Continue reading

SPECIAL VIDEO FEATURE: Interview with Tom Hale - Automotive Artist +VIDEO

SPECIAL VIDEO FEATURE: Interview with Tom Hale - Automotive Artist +VIDEO

Although the words automobile imagery and fine art are not usually in the same sentence, Michigan artist Tom Hale has worked as a full-time artist since the mid-1980s bringing those terms together. ... Continue reading

SPECIAL VIDEO FEATURE: "Never Stop Driving" - The Story Behind the Hagerty Book

SPECIAL VIDEO FEATURE: "Never Stop Driving" - The Story Behind the Hagerty Book

The Auto Channel is proud to present a wonderful video feature produced and directed by Mark Ducker of Wild Road Pictures. The video describes how and why Hagerty Insurance published "Never Stop Driving," a new book by Hagerty magazine Editor-In-Chief Larry Webster. ... Continue reading

Chevrolet Colorado 4x4 LT Real World Review And Insights" Plus 20 Years Of Colorado Specs - By Steve and Phil Purdy

Chevrolet Colorado 4x4 LT Real World Review And Insights" Plus 20 Years Of Colorado Specs - By Steve and Phil Purdy

I decided to shop around and do some research with help from The Auto Channel. Looking at the Tacoma, the Colorado and the Nissan Frontier I immediately crossed the Nissan off the list after driving it. The Nissan was spartan in its accommodations and rather cheap feeling over bumps, just not a good fit, and to be perf ... Continue reading

NEW CAR REVIEW: 2019 VOLVO XC40 - First Drive by Steve Purdy +VIDEO

NEW CAR REVIEW: 2019 VOLVO XC40 - First Drive by Steve Purdy +VIDEO

Our introduction to the XC40 involved a circuit around Austin visiting a variety of craftspeople who helped the Volvo folks flesh out the story of its design philosophy. ... Continue reading

2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate Road Trip; Seattle, Tacoma and The LeMay – America’s Car Museum

2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate Road Trip; Seattle, Tacoma and The LeMay – America’s Car Museum

A Road Trip Story from A Shunpiker’s Journal By Steve Purdy Shunpiker Productions September 2019 [Kona Front ¾] The excuse for this trip (as if we ever really need an excuse) is the annual fund-raising event for the LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, one of the finest presentations of automotive ... Continue reading

Ford Ranger is Back! 2019 Ford Ranger Close-up Look From Steve Purdy +VIDEO

Ford Ranger is Back! 2019 Ford Ranger Close-up Look From Steve Purdy +VIDEO

Ford Ranger is Back! By Steve Purdy The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau We heard the lament often over the years questioning why Ford’s mid-size Ranger pickup was sold in a variety of places around the world but we could not have it here. GM brought back its Colorado and Canyon, and Toyota kept the Tacoma competitive wi ... Continue reading

CAR-Management Briefing Seminars 2019 - Exploring the Edges of the Envelope for the Auto Industry

CAR-Management Briefing Seminars 2019 - Exploring the Edges of the Envelope for the Auto Industry

What a lovely commute to work I have this week – about three miles along the shore of East Traverse Bay in Northern Michigan. At 7:15 I share the road with just a few other vehicles as the sun slowly rises above the lush hills to the east. ... Continue reading

Nutson's Automotive News Review Week Of July 21-28, 2019

Nutson's Automotive News Review Week Of July 21-28, 2019

This Week's Automotive News Highlights; CAFE Alive And Well In California; Ghosn Suing Nissan Group; JD Power APEAL Study; ADAS Ubiquitous; Consumers Sue Ford; Cruise Taxi's Stalled; eF-150 Plugged In; Volvo RECALL; Nissan Layoffs; Simeone Collection Ranked #1 Auto Museum ... Continue reading

Its Show Time - Automotive Heritage Awards - This Sunday

Its Show Time - Automotive Heritage Awards - This Sunday

Venue: The Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s, Plymouth, MI Date and Time: 10AM, (show day) Sunday, July 28, 2019 Place: Brembo Media Hospitality Tent on the Concours Grounds Thanks to all our supporters we will present the second Automotive Heritage Awards this Sunday, July 28, 2019, at the Concours d’ ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Auto News Review - Week Ending June 22, 2019 - Get Auto News Smart

Nutson's Weekly Auto News Review - Week Ending June 22, 2019 - Get Auto News Smart

Auto News Features; 2019 JD Power Quality Study; Traffic Death Scoreboard; Nissan V Renault; China EV Investments Plunge; American Drivers Don't Give A Crap About Maintenance; CAFE Uncertainty; Gas Price Uncertainty; Mustang 750 Horsepower; Harley Builds More Overseas; Bond James Bond; Toyota Hybrid Enduring; Penske Pr ... Continue reading

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