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A Look Back At AMG's Most Interesting Work

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Mercedes-Benz is known for cars and trucks that are dependable, distinctive, powerful, and luxurious. Despite being globally known as a premium brand, the executives at MB know that they need to turn to subsidiary AMG to build their most powerful cars. The legendary tuner, based in Affalterbach, Germany, was founded with the main intent of building better Benz's way back in 1967. MB took sole ownership in 2005, creating Mercedes-AMG. The years between AMG's founding and now have produced some very interesting cars. Let's have a look back at what, in our opinion, are some of AMG's most interesting work. Continue reading “A Look Back At AMG's Most Interesting Work” »

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The Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4 Squared: The Baddest Benz On The Block

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The Mercedes-Benz G-class is a mid-size luxury SUV manufactured in Austria. Even the most casual of observers can recognize a G-class from a distance without seeing the badging. All you have to know is that it looks like a shiny box on wheels and BOOM, you are a G-class expert. Affectionately called the G-Wagon, the SUV has been in production since 1979, with several iterations available over the years. Recently, the Germans introduced a new version, the 2017 G500 4x4 Squared and it is a dandy of a box...ummm, SUV. Yeah, we meant SUV. Let's have a look at this new G-G-Wagon!

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Delightfully Impractical Cars That You Must Have

To some of us, certain cars are better than women. They can be depended upon. It is easy to know what is wrong if they are acting up and they never put you through any kind of mind game. Straightforward and sexy as hell. If women didn't have uses that a car can not fulfill, men would do without them all together. Yes, that is offensively sexist, so no need to mention it in the comments section. By the by, this writer's opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the owner of this blog. Whew, now that the legals are covered, let's have a look at a few cars that are so outlandishly expensive and/or impractical that you may almost feel as if they are must haves in your life.

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Cars That Changed Automotive Design Forever

If we were to be honest, we would all have to admit that the vast majority of the cars we pass each day look so similar that it is difficult to distinguish one automaker from another without careful study. Cookie-cutter design has become so prevalent that buyers often forget that there was a time when automotive design was a major aspect of each new model launch, with every manufacturer looking to stand out visually. Modern supercars have even begun to resemble each other. It is enough to drive an automobile enthusiast to drink...pass us a pint, will you love?

Most radically innovative designs are relegated to the rank of non-production concept vehicles. On occasion, an interesting design element makes it to the masses. It is those few that we will be concerning ourselves with today. Without further ado, here are several cars that changed automotive design forever...or at least started a design trend during their time period.

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Cars From Geneva That We May Never See

If you attend an international auto show, you will see the latest offerings from automakers big and small. They make for great news fodder in every market. Those offerings are the main reason that trade magazines attend these shows; but, if you ask the onsite reporters, many will tell you they enjoy the bizarre, overpowered, and interesting interpretations from tuners, boutique makers, and aftermarket specialists. These companies offer heavily nuanced versions of standard fare sporting interesting fiberglass body kits or build their own cars. Most have one thing in common, they will never make it to mass production. This year's Geneva show offered many such ''interesting characters'', so we thought our readers would enjoy seeing a few of them.

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2017 Subaru Impreza: First Ride On A New Platform   

image-4The Impreza has long been Subaru's best selling model. Nearly every shade-tree tuner has turned their attention to an Impreza WRX at some time or another. With the Impreza's global attraction, it only make sense that the 2017 Subaru Impreza will be the first model to ride on the automaker's new global platform. We thought our readers would like to have a close-up look at the new platform and the next-gen Impreza; thus, the impetus for this post. Continue reading “2017 Subaru Impreza: First Ride On A New Platform   ” »

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Cars That Changed Automotive Design Forever

If we were to be honest, we would all have to admit that the vast majority of the cars we pass each day look so similar that it is difficult to distinguish one automaker from another without careful study. Cookie-cutter design has become so prevalent that buyers often forget that there was a time when automotive design was a major aspect of each new model launch, with every manufacturer looking to stand out visually. Modern supercars have even begun to resemble each other. It is enough to drive an automobile enthusiast to drink...pass us a pint, will you love?

Most radically innovative designs are relegated to the rank of non-production concept vehicles. On occasion, an interesting design element makes it to the masses. It is those few that we will be concerning ourselves with today. Without further ado, here are several cars that changed automotive design forever...or at least started a design trend during their time period.image Continue reading “Cars That Changed Automotive Design Forever” »

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Shaping The World: The Top Used Machinery Brands   

image-5Since the dawn of humanity, man has been trying to shape the world around him to meet his needs. It most likely began with removing foliage from the mouth of a cave, then moved to leveling the interior of said cave. Soon, he was looking to clear cut areas around his domicile in order to more clearly see threats before they arrived. Soon, man as digging killing pits to drive his supper toward. Continue reading “Shaping The World: The Top Used Machinery Brands   ” »

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The 2017 Q2: Audi's CUV Assault

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Over the past decade, the crossover SUV market has become inundated with models from every possible automaker. Iconic luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Lexus have more models than a person can count on a single hand; yet, Audi has stoically trodged on, offering just three entries into the market. The legendary four-ring moniker has only graced the Q3, Q5, and Q7 units for the majority of recent memory. All three have been vastly successful, but Audi lacks an entry in the smallest size segment. Given that the smallest CUVs offer automakers the largest profit margins, it is no surprise that Audi has decided to enter the market with the Q2. A tad belated, but a boon to buyers nonetheless. Continue reading “The 2017 Q2: Audi's CUV Assault” »

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Feeding The World: The Top Five Used Tractor Brands   

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The plough has been in use for centuries. During that time, it went nearly unchanged. The plough used by early Roman farmers was nearly the same as those used by farmers through the 18th century. The main evolutions of the plough saw it morph from a rough hewn piece of wood with a point to a finely molded piece of wood with an iron point. It wasn't until 1797 that a gentleman farmer patented the first cast iron plow with a sculpted moldboard for deep and even furrows. Continue reading “Feeding The World: The Top Five Used Tractor Brands   ” »

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