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A Hoon’s-Eye View of the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona

The Rolex 24 at Daytona gets harder to survive each year. My third trip down to the Daytona International Speedway should have been the easiest one yet because the weather was almost perfect. It wasn’t very cold as it has been the last two years and it didn’t rain during the race for more than a few minutes, a far cry from last year. Despite all the odds for surviving the full 24 hours being in my favor, I only saw 18 of those this year. Something about it just felt tougher.

I’d imagine the drivers and teams felt the same way because this year’s Rolex 24 was one for the record books. With one less class in the running to mix things up, we only had four full course yellows during the entire race. That led to the previous distance record being broken in hour 23 with a new record of 808 laps later set by the winning car. That many laps at the pace today’s IMSA drivers set? Yeah, this one felt tougher.

As is tradition, here’s a photo recap of the action as I saw it through my lens.

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The News for February 2nd, 2018

Greg Kachadurian February 2, 2018 The News!

Welcome to the Redusernab News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. There’s also just a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • McLaren channels 570S GT4 for new limited-run MSO project

  • Ram rolls out with upscale 1500 Laramie Longhorn

  • Jaguar I-Pace inches closer to its production debut

  • Honda is reportedly bringing back the Passport

  • What’s your automotive news?

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The News for January 16th, 2018

Greg Kachadurian January 26, 2018 The News!

Welcome to the Redusernab News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. There’s also just a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • BMW shows off a little bit more of the new 8 Series in testing

  • Land Rover is building a two-door Range Rover

  • Alfa Romeo 6C rumored for 2020 debut

  • Groupe PSA sets up American HQ in Atlanta

  • What’s your automotive news?

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The News for January 19th, 2018

Greg Kachadurian January 19, 2018 The News!

Welcome to the Redusernab News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. There’s also just a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • Ford honors 50 years of “Bullitt” with special 2019 Mustang Bullitt

  • Ford finally debuts new Ranger, will hit production late this year

  • Chevrolet rolls out all-new Silverado with more aluminum

  • Ram mic drops with their most advanced truck ever

  • Hyundai gives Veloster an impressive makeover with an N performance model

  • Kia Forte adopts Stinger styling, more premium features

  • Volkswagen has a new Jetta headed our way

  • Jeep makes the Cherokee less ugly

  • Toyota makes the Avalon more ugly

  • Ford confirms the Shelby GT500 for 2019

  • What’s your automotive news?

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The News for January 12th, 2018

Greg Kachadurian January 12, 2018 The News!

Welcome to the Redusernab News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. There’s also just a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • Toyota Gazoo Racing stuns with WEC-inspired supercar concept

  • Ford is building an Edge ST because they know it’ll sell

  • Lotus debuts millionth Evora variant

  • Toyota GR is taking a Lexus LC to the Nürburgring 24 Hours

  • Honda confirms powertrain, mpg target for Insight Prototype

  • Ford reveals specifications for first-ever diesel F-150

  • What’s your automotive news?

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The News for January 5th, 2018

Greg Kachadurian January 5, 2018 The News!

Welcome to the Redusernab News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. There’s also just a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • Kia announces Niro EV Concept debut for CES next week

  • Infiniti shows off more of their future design language with upcoming concept

  • Ford reportedly cancels Fusion’s 2020 redesign, future even more unclear

  • What’s your automotive news?

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What Was Your Automotive News for 2017?

Greg Kachadurian December 29, 2017 The News!

Well guys, it’s that time of year again. The clock strikes midnight upon a new year in just a few days, so we might as well reflect on what 2017 gave us. Because the automotive news is practically non existent this week, I’m reserving this time slot for you to reminisce on the events – good or bad – that defined your automotive-related news for the year. It was certainly an eventful year for a lot of us inside the rejects club Redusernab staff and amongst our most loyal readers, so now is the time to relive it. Whether you took on a new project or three, went to a bucket list event, bought something new, or just spent the year breaking everything, we wanna hear about it.

Thanks for staying with us this year. May your traffic lights be green and your revs high in 2018. Cheers!

[Image © 2017 Redusernab/Greg Kachadurian]

The News for December 22nd, 2017

Greg Kachadurian December 22, 2017 The News!

Welcome to the Redusernab News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. There’s also just a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • Honda is bringing back the Insight

  • Hennessey says third-axle trucks are still cool, will sell the VelociRaptor 6×6

  • All-new Acura RDX and Infiniti sedan concept teased ahead of NAIAS

  • What’s your automotive news?

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HCOTY 2017 Nominee: Pioneer Ford’s F-150 SVT Lightning Tribute

I’ve been pretty fortunate to get seat time in some great cars over the years. I don’t drive nearly the amount that our chief blooger does, but I remember most of the ones I do get to experience pretty fondly. Of those dozens of cars, there are only two that I’ve ever fallen head over heels in love with. Like, really in love. Only two cars were special enough to make me dream about them on a daily basis many months and years later. These are cars that I need to own no matter what drawbacks or compromises there are.

The first one is the BMW E92 M3, the first fast car I’ve ever driven and is still my benchmark for what a performance car should be.

The other one is my Hooniversal Car of the Year nominee for 2017. It’s the Pioneer Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Tribute, the 650-horsepower monster that shattered all of my expectations for what a truck can be. It was also our most popular story of the year and one of the coolest things I’ve ever gotten to do, so my nominee couldn’t be anything else.

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The News for December 15th, 2017

Greg Kachadurian December 15, 2017 The News!

Welcome to the Redusernab News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. There’s also just a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • McLaren debuts ultimate road car tribute to Ayrton Senna

  • ARES Design introduces stunning coach-built Pantera tribute

  • Ford Fusion/Mondeo’s future uncertain as production shift announced

  • What’s your automotive news?

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