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First Glimpse of the Next Discovery

First Glimpse of the Next Discovery

From the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, Land Rover unveiled the Discovery Vision Concept ahead of its debut at the New York International Auto Show this week, offering an early glimpse of what may replace the current LR4 next year. Beyond merely replacing the current model, however, the Vision Concept also signals the(…)

Wes Anderson Captures the Romance of Open Road Racing in Short Film for Prada

Wes Anderson Captures the Romance of Open Road Racing in Short Film for Prada

When purveyors of hard goods create their own media content for the purposes of brand promotion, the results can either be genius or pure disaster. BMW showed the world how well “native advertising” can be done with its original short video series, The Hire, which highlighted the talents of numerous Hollywood A-list directors (Ang Lee,(…)

Eclectic Classics on Chicago’s North Shore

Eclectic Classics on Chicago’s North Shore

Recent years have seen the explosion of local weekend show-and-shine events for car enthusiasts of all stripes. The popular Cars-n-Coffee gathering that started in Irvine, California, back in 200X has spawned a rash of similar events throughout the country. The effortless format is part of the appeal: drivers simply show up in their classic rides,(…)

Give Me Back Control of My Traction

Give Me Back Control of My Traction

Autumn 2010 recently did a complete one-eighty on us. What started out as a very pleasant extension of summer for October and most of November quickly turned into an early winter once Thanksgiving arrived. In the past month we’ve had a full helping of arctic cold and a few significant snowfalls as well. All of(…)

2001 Land Rover Discovery

2001 Land Rover Discovery

Project summary – Acquired the vehicle when the friend of a co-worker blew the engine after ignoring a coolant leak. Removed the engine from the vehicle and purchased a used engine. Because the vehicle was originally equipped with secondary air injection and the donor engine was not, cylinder heads had to be swapped, requiring a(…)