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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 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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  • 2017 Honda Accord: Stylish, sporty and technologically advanced

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    First launched in 1976, the Honda Accord began as a compact hatchback, moved into the mid-size arena in 1990 and has been a full-size sedan since 2008
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  • 2017 Volvo S90: New Midsize Luxury Sedan Makes a Strong First Impression

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Volvo has launched a new flagship, its all-new midsize luxury sedan, the S90, that replaces the S80 in its lineup. Marketed as a vehicle that celebrat
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  • 2017 Mazda CX-9: Flagship Crossover combines style and function

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Mazda launched its CX-9 in 2006, as a midsize three-row crossover that laughed in the face of standard SUV boxiness, and offered more carlike handling
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  • 2017 Ford Escape: No.2-selling Blue Oval tweaks exterior, cabin and engines

    Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

    Debuting for the 2001 model year, the Ford Escape was once referred to as the “Baby Explorer”. Now, five years into its third generation, Escape is fi
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  • 2017 Acura TLX: Luxury Sedan Remains Premium While Facelift Looms Ahead

    Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

    Model Year 2017 is barely into its halfway point, and some carmakers have already begun springing the 2018s on us. So when you read this review of the
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  • 2017 Buick LaCrosse: All-new design adds power, performance and sophistication

    Thursday, Apr 13, 2017

    What began as a mid-size replacement for Buick’s Century and Regal sedans in 2004 (for the 2005 model year), the 2017 LaCrosse begins its third genera
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  • 2017 Infiniti QX30: Compact Luxury Crossover shares German traits

    Thursday, Apr 6, 2017

    The all-new Infiniti QX30 premium active crossover was created for a new generation of premium buyers who appreciate category-defying design inside an
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  • 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Award-Winning Premium SUV Continues to Perform

    Thursday, Mar 30, 2017

    Arguably the first sports-utility or multi-purpose vehicle built, Jeep began the concept with its General Purpose military transport in 1941. Its Gran
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  • 2017 Honda CR-V: Compact Crossover is larger, roomier and aggressively styled

    Thursday, Mar 23, 2017

    The Honda CR-V has been the best-selling entry-SUV since its launch in 1995 as the Comfortable Runabout Vehicle. It debuted as a small SUV that met th
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  • 2017 Toyota Highlander: Family SUV makes gains in power, size, styling and safety

    Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

    Scheduled for a full makeover for 2019, Toyota’s three-row family SUV, the Highlander, nears the end of its third generation, which debuted in 2014. I
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  • 2017 Lexus RX 350: Luxury crossover makes advances in safety and adds hybrid and Sport models

    Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017

    The Lexus RX remains America’s best-selling luxury SUV, as it has since its launch in 1998. Using 350 and 450 as its designated line names, the 350 is
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  • 2017 Nissan Rogue: Updated styling, refined interior and advanced safety

    Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

    The 2017 Nissan Rogue upgrades last year’s model with extensive enhancements, including an optional new hybrid powertrain, updated exterior styling, a
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  • 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GT 2.4: Small Crossover is Large with Extras

    Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

    Mitsubishi’s top-selling vehicle is the Outlander, a small crossover for soft-road and around-town utility. Outlander represents Mitsubishi’s attentio
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  • 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe: Full-SizeTruck-Based SUV Comes at You Confidently

    Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

    Since 1995, when Chevrolet renamed its Blazer, GM has packaged its full-size truck-based SUV as Tahoe, a name borrowed from a rugged and scenic Califo
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  • 2017 Volkswagen Jetta: Brand’s top-seller offers basic and hot turbo versions

    Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017

    Volkswagen’s best-selling car had been offered in sedan and hatchback configurations, but is now only presented as a sedan. That design downsize doesn
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  • 2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab V-8: Durable half-ton is rugged and innovative

    Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

    Launched for the 2004 model year as an alternative to the full-size pick-up establishment, Nissan’s Titan went through its first generation without a
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  • 2017 Kia Niro: The ‘Un-Hybrid’ is an Un-Crossover rated at 51mpg

    Thursday, Jan 26, 2017

    Kia Motors is going green in a big way, with a Hybrid that doesn’t look like a Hybrid, and housed in a Crossover package that doesn’t look or act quit
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  • 2017 Honda Ridgeline: Sport Utility Truck is back with ruggedness and sophistication

    Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017

    In 2005, for the 2006 model year, Honda introduced the Ridgeline to give Honda automobile owners a chance to also own a truck under the badge. It was
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