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Mazda Miata MX-5 30th Anniversary at Miyoshi

The Mazda Miata MX-5 is a global phenomenon: well-loved, respected and admired by almost all segments of car culture. It is a paragon of efficiency, lightweight, nimble handling, outstanding grip and a minimalist approach to capture the…

How to work on a walkable city like Singapore

I just returned from a short trip to Singapore last weekend, and what really struck me was the sheer number of people who walk to work, whether in part in conjunction with a train or bus ride,…

Billionaire Boys Club: a Super Saturday with special cars

Weekends are supposed to be for relaxing, catching your breath, and spending quality time with family and friends. Unfortunately, we rarely get to do so as weekends are often used to plug in the holes and fill…

Mazda MX-30: the first EV with Jinba-Ittai credo

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 was a truly momentous occasion for the Mazda Motor Corp., the Hiroshima-based manufacturer, as they unveiled to the public, their first-ever pure battery electric vehicle, the MX-30. The MX moniker (which stands for…

Tokyo Motor Show 2019 from the eyes of a car-guy

As a preview of our Tokyo Motor Show special coming out later in the week, I thought of sharing some of my personal favorites at #TMS2019. Cars that inspire, point to the future, occupy a special place…

Waze tips on beating the holiday traffic

Christmas is coming, and with it, the unavoidable traffic jams. Well, we recently met with Waze to help see how we can avoid getting stuck in traffic as the ’ber months start rolling in. And what we…

Mazda Museum visit: rekindling old flames

Growing up playing Gran Turismo, a few things have permanently seared in my brain: the Miata MX-5 or Eunos Roadster as it’s called in Japan, the fire-breathing RX-7 sports car that is now a favorite in time-attack…

Porsche Cayenne V6: fast, fun and amazing on long drives

In Germany, you can pretty much drive up and down the country via their extensive Autobahn. Hard core drivers will easily do a 700-1,000 kilometer round trip in 24 hours as it is more convenient than flying…

SsangYong Rexton: worthy challenger to the throne

In life, second chances are far andfew in between. Even in the automotive industry, there are good examples of this, so if and when second chances come, we should grab it by the horns and show who…

GAC GS8 2.0 Turbo 4WD A/T: Chinese Challenger

To be honest, I’ve never cared much for China branded cars. They look odd, drive equally odd, but worst of all, reliability has always been suspect, to put it politely. Stories of test units failing to leave…