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AUDI PRESS AG - The 2015 Audi allroad has enough ground clearance for light off road driving, although most owners will probably keep it on pavement.
May 01, 2015

2015 Audi allroad: The crossover alternative

by Jim Redden
With a name like "allroad," you'd expect Audi's midsize all-wheel-drive equipped wagon to be husky beast that competes against larger SUVs. But although the 2015 Audi allroad (yes, it's not…
TRIBUNE PHOTO JOHN M. VINCENT - It's big, it's heavy, and it's roomy. It's everything you expect from a large American rear-wheel drive sedan. The 2015 Chrysler 300 features and all-new front end, with a black mesh grill on 300S models. A subtle rear spoiler marks 300S models with the HEMI V-8.
April 30, 2015

2015 Chrysler 300 more than a refresh

by John M. Vincent
America’s quintessential rear-wheel drive luxury sedan now comes from Chrysler — not from Cadillac or Lincoln. With a substantial refresh for 2015, the 300 climbs to the summit with two great…
COURTESY FORT VANCOUVER NATIONAL TRUST - Officers Row at Fort Vancouver is a beautiful setting for a display of vintage cars.
April 30, 2015

Registration open for Vancouver Concours

by Jim Redden
Registration is now open for the 2015 Columbia River Concours d'Elegance & Car Show along Officers Row on the grounds of historic Fort Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash. The show is set next year for…
April 30, 2015

Upcoming car events

by Jim Redden
Cascade Cars & Coffee Every Saturday, 8-11 a.m., Cascade Station Starbucks, 9911 Northeast Cascades Parkway, Portland. No entry fee, all cars welcome. Late Night Drags Friday, May 1, 8, 15, 22…
TRIBUNE PHOTO JOHN M. VINCENT - The all new Jeep Renegade equipped with the off-road Trailhawk package was name 2015 NW Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year.
April 29, 2015

Mudfest winners announced

by Jim Redden
If you enjoy the outdoors, you need a vehicle to get you there and back. But there are more vehicles to choose from today than ever before, from pickup trucks to truck-based sport utility…
TRIBUNE PHOTO JOHN M. VINCENT - Portland Transmission Warehouse president Ross Bradshaw talks with his father, CEO John Bradshaw and former sales manager Alan Stewart about their upcoming car show. Trophies for the event are different each year, and many have been locally produced wooden car models.
April 29, 2015

Two shows that shine

by Jim Redden
Thousands of people are expected to attend two of the most popular annual car shows in the Portland area on Saturday, May 9. The Portland Transmission Spring Classic and the Papa's Toys Open…
COURTESY BATTLE GROUND SCHOOL DISTRICT - Battle Ground High School Senior Cameron Faley in front of the modified 1995 Nissan 240SX that won $500 for his school.
April 28, 2015

Automotive News

by Jim Redden
Student wins $500 for school Battle Ground High School senior Cameron Faley won $500 for his school's automotive program at the 59th Annual Portland Roadster Show on March 20. The contribution…
AUDI PRESS AG - The redesigned 2015 Audi A3 looks like a scale model of the company's larger cars, not a typical compact.
April 24, 2015

2015 Audi A3: Big features in small package

by Jim Redden
The newest car niche might've seemed like a Saturday Night Live skit a few years ago — compact premium cars. Yes, small cars made by luxury manufactures to attract consumers unable (or…
CHRYSLER LLC - The new, larger grill is the most obvious change to the exterior of the 2015 Dodge Charger.
April 17, 2015

2015 Dodge Charger: All American size and power

by Jim Redden
Detroit automakers have six retro cars on the market, but only three are usually described like that — the Chevy Camaro, the Dodge Challenger and the Ford Mustang. They are the current versions…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE JOHN M. VINCENT - The underpinnings of the 2015 VW Golf Sportwagen is shared with several Audi products. The Modular Transverse Matrix platform is exceptionally rigid in construction, but flexible in design.
April 16, 2015

2015 VW Sportwagen: Efficient SUV alternative

by John M. Vincent
AUSTIN, TX — People love their SUVs and CUVs and their spacious and flexible cargo capacity. That usually comes at the price of efficiency, and most agree that fuel prices aren’t about to stay…

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TRIBUNE PHOTO DOUG BURKHARDT - Cruise-ins will happen almost every weekend until the rainy season starts in the Portland area.
Apr 16, 2015

Spring marks the start of the Cruise-in season

by Jim Redden
The beginning of spring also marks the start of the cruise-in season, which runs through the summer and ends as the rains return in the fall. Cruise-ins are shows feature displays of vehicles…
Apr 16, 2015

Upcoming car events

by Jim Redden
Late Nights Drags Friday, April 17, 5:30-11 p.m., Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd. Drag racing open to all cars meeting noise restrictions. For more information, visit:…
COURTESY WORLD OF SPEED - Races and high performance cars will be on permanent and rotating display when the World of Speed opens on April 24.
Apr 15, 2015

Racing history hits Wilsonville

by Jim Redden
Oregon's first motorsport museum will open at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 24, with a ribbon cutting ceremony honoring historic regional racing personalities. The World of Speed is located at 27490…
PHOTO BY BRIAN KINSLY - Randall Children's Hospital Foundation receives Mazda Drive for Good donation. Pictured here, from left to right, is Marc Faulker, Royal Moore Mazda; Victor Amendola, Mazda Western Region; Adam Johnson, Ron Tonkin Mazda; Chad Eddelmon, Ron Tonkin Mazda; Lynn Hallbacka, Randall Children's Hospital; Tom Herzog, Herzog Meier Mazda, Beaverton; Chris Meier, Herzog Meier Mazda; Zac Caverhill, Mazda of Gladstone; David Elder, Mazda of Gladstone; and Drew Koenke, Power Mazda
Apr 16, 2015

Mazda donates to Randall Children's Hospital

by Jim Redden
As part of their nationwide Drive for Good campaign, Mazda recently donated $23,700 to the Randall Children's Hospital Foundation. Mazda donated $150 for every vehicle sold from Nov. 21, 2014…
TRIBUNE PHOTO JOHN M. VINCENT - The extral length makes the 2015 Infiniti X70L look even more regal
Apr 10, 2015

Infiniti Q70L: More room where it counts

by Jim Redden
Infiniti revamped its entire lineup this year. Not the vehicles, their names. Gone are the G, JX, M, FX, EX, QX designations that confused everyone. They have been replaced with the simpler Q…
TATA MOTORS - The 2015 Range Rover Supercharged LWB makes a statement - I've got mine.
Apr 03, 2015

2015 Range Rover: Fit for a king

by Jim Redden
After a hard day at the office, there's nothing like pulling a cold one out of the cooler, settling into a leather massage seat, cranking up a 380-watt stereo…and driving away. By that I mean,…
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY - The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport looks fast standing still.
Mar 27, 2015

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Stylish practicality

by Jim Redden
The affordable crossover market is on fire these days. And why not? Depending on the size, for a little more than the price of a compact or midsize car, you can get a vehicle that has more…
TRIBUNE PHOTO JOHN M. VINCENT - The 2015 Chevrolet Trax features an upright stance with matte black accents on the lower edge and around the windows. It's the smallest of Chevy's crossovers.
Mar 26, 2015

2015 Chevrolet Trax: Versatility in a small package

by John M. Vincent
The small crossover utility market is set to explode in the next couple of years as automakers plan to add a plethora of models to the segment. It’s a segment designed for buyers who want…
COURTESY AUTOTRADER.COM - Adaptive cruise control keeps keeps safe driving distances in heavy traffic.
Mar 26, 2015

Top six tech picks

by AutoTrader.com
New cars have more advanced technology than ever before, which may lead to some consumers being confused about what some of this technology does for them. Here are the top six tech picks from…
Mar 26, 2015

Upcoming car events

by Jim Redden
Late Nights Drags Friday, March 27-Saturday, March 28, and Friday, April 3, 5:30-11 p.m., Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd. Drag racing open to all cars meeting noise…