All About Cars

All About Cars - By Mike Blake

Mike Blake, former editor of KIT CAR magazine, joined Carlisle Events as senior automotive journalist in 2004. He's been a "car guy" since the 1960s and has been writing professionally for about 30 years.

  • 2017 Kia Optima: Smooth, stylish and confident

    Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017

    When Kia Motors first brought out the Optima in 2000, both the company and the vehicle were thought of as low-frills, workmanlike economy entities. Se
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  • 2017 Toyota RAV4: Compact SUV gains new trim and safety features

    Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

    When Toyota launched its compact SUV, the RAV4, in 1994, the baby-ute was named for its mission as a “Recreational Active Vehicle with 4-wheel drive”.
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  • 2017 Ford Focus: Slight enhancements stay on focus

    Thursday, Sep 21, 2017

    Remaining at its rank as the 11th top-selling sedan in America, (it was last year, and remains so for 2017), the 2017 Ford Focus stays with what has w
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  • 2017 Hyundai Elantra: Family sedan evolves with new bold design and interior, power and tech enhancements

    Thursday, Sep 14, 2017

    The Hyundai Elantra, first marketed in Australia as the Lantra, was launched in 1990, and now, its evolution continues with its sixth generation, as a
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  • 2017 Dodge Challenger: ‘Strongest Muscle in America’

    Thursday, Sep 7, 2017

    Dodge entered the American “Muscle Car” Wars with the 1970 Challenger, debuting in fall 1969 with a Chrysler “E-body” short-deck, long-hood platform i
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  • 2017 Toyota Camry: No.1-selling mid-size builds on its rep for comfort and quality

    Thursday, Aug 31, 2017

    The Toyota Camry, first launched 35 years ago as a narrow-body successor to the Carina, has been the best-selling passenger car in America for the pas
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  • 2017 Cadillac CTS-V: Following a sold-out year with more luxury, performance and power

    Thursday, Aug 24, 2017

    The Cadillac CTS began life in 2002, taking the “CTS” name from the vehicle it replaced in the line-up, -- the Catera -- CTS meant: “Catera Touring Se
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  • 2017 Corvette Grand Sport: Legacy fulfilled -- track ready and street refined

    Thursday, Aug 17, 2017

    The term “street-legal race car” may be overused today, but it certainly is accurate when describing the new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport, which builds o
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  • 2017 Nissan 370Z Coupe: Continuing ‘Z-Car’ excitement

    Thursday, Aug 10, 2017

    Nissan created a unique automotive nickname, designation, “the Z-Car,” when it became a member of the street sports car fraternity in 1969 by launchin
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  • 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ: Trailering and safety upgrades added to a refined, yet tough truck

    Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017

    Perennially, the No.2-selling vehicle line in the United States is the Chevrolet Silverado family of trucks. General Motors introduced its first picku
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  • 2017 Ford F-150: 100 years of toughness and success for ‘America’s Truck’

    Thursday, Jul 27, 2017

    In 1900, Henry Ford built his third vehicle – a truck, but it wasn’t until 1917 that Ford Motor Co. launched its first truck line, with the 1917 Ford
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  • 2017 Toyota Tundra: Brawny, Thoughtful and Comfortable

    Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017

    Marketed to be big, bold and strong for work, adaptable for play and elegant for entertainment, Toyota’s Tundra continues in its third generation that
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  • 2017 Chrysler 200: Style meets performance in mid-size sedan

    Thursday, Jul 13, 2017

    With the marketing slogan “Design that Excites,” Chrysler has positioned its 2017 200 as an elegant vehicle that exceeds expectations for a mid-size c
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  • 2017 Dodge Charger R/T: Fifty years of muscle and style

    Thursday, Jul 6, 2017

    When the Dodge Charger first hit the scene in 1965, it was a Dart GT-based muscle car that blazed around town with a 235-hp 273ci. (about 4.5 liters)
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  • 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel: Powerful, Sporty and Distinctive

    Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

    Dodge has been building trucks since 1917, and it introduced the Ram to the light-duty market in 1994. With angular styling and its iconic black honey
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  • 2017 Chevrolet Malibu: Dependable Mid-Size is packed with amenities

    Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

    In today’s world of demanding things you can depend on, Chevrolet’s Malibu fills that requirement and adds style and performance to the mix, as for th
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  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro: 50 Years of ‘Pony’ Car Performance

    Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017

    Looking great and performing young for being 50 years old, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro continues to make history. Launched in 1967 to compete in the “Po
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  • 2018 Lexus LC 500: Innovative Luxury Coupe is a car of the future, today

    Thursday, Jun 8, 2017

    We have discussed in this column that some companies like to get a psychological jump on competition by postdating their cars (e.g. putting out a “201
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  • 2017 Ford Shelby GT350: Not Your Typical Mustang

    Thursday, Jun 1, 2017

    The original Ford Shelby GT350 was a high-performance Mustang derivative that galloped onto the scene in 1965. Exhilarating and exciting, the Gen-1 GT
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  • 2017 JAGUAR XE: The New ‘Cat’ purrs with entry-level sports luxury

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    There’s a new “Cat” in town. Jaguar has filled its lair with an entry-level luxury sports sedan, the XE, to attract Cat lovers to elegance at Jag’s mo
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