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Automotive Review: Leaf may recharge future of driving

Mark Vidal Editorial Director It won’t be readily seen in the streets until next year, but approximately 81,000 U.S. hopefuls have already pre-registered for a chance to have first priority in placing their historic orders this August. Indeed the advent of the Nissan Leaf, an all-electric vehicle, is stirring a silent commotion in the automotive world, a world where Priuses have barely crossed over.... 

Cool Cruise turns downtown La Verne into hot rod heaven

Cool Cruise turns downtown La Verne into hot rod heaven
More than 500 custom classic cars converged in downtown La Verne on Saturday to strut their stuff for the annual Cool Cruise car show. Cal State Long Beach student T.J. Mills checks out a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air owned by Doc Conroy of West Covina. It was one of hundreds of customized and restored cars on display at the annual Cool Cruise car show in downtown La Verne on Saturday. Mills attended the... 

NHRA exhibit gets visitors revved up

NHRA exhibit gets visitors revved up
Mickey Thompson’s history goes on display at the NHRA Motorsports Museum at the Fairplex in Pomona. “The Mickey Thompson: First American to 400 MPH” exhibit is on display currently at the Pomona NHRA Motorsports Museum through October. The exhibit showcased many of Thompson’s cars he built and drove, one being the record-breaking land speed car, the Challenger 1, which housed four Pontiac... 

End of the road for Hummer

Once they could be seen treading on ridged mountain slopes and broken desert roads before coming to height in the 2000s. Then suddenly they were seen as the official vehicle for mothers of suburbia to drive to the grocery store. It is safe to say that Hummer’s legacy will be a symbol of American might and vanity after General Motors announced that their Chinese buyout deal with Sichuan Tengzhong... 
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