James Raia

BMW luxury sedan thrives on split personality

The 2023 BMW 760i xDrive combines the best of an executive sedan and a luxury car without visible pretentiousness. It’s comfortable ...

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The 2023 Lexus NX 450h is attractive insider and outside.

2023 Lexus NX450h: SUV plug-in hybrid prowess

One year after its second-generation debut last year, the high-end Toyota relative has introduced the 2023 Lexus NX450h into its lineup ...

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Lucid Air: a bonafide Tesla rival — finally

In the 15 years since Tesla debuted, several potential competitors have swiftly arrived and departed without any impact. Lucid Motors, less ...

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#261, Vintage buses, pub crawls, one crafty Santa Cruz woman

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (73.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | MoreThe citizens of Santa Cruz and the surrounding ...

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Reverend Gadget is a preacher and advocate for electric vehicles.

#259, Reverend Gadget: preaches for EVs

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:58 — 58.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | MoreGreg Abbott, an ordained minister ...

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The interior of the 2023 Hyundai Genesis GV60 includes oblong handles and an odd shiftre "orb."

2023 Genesis GV60 launches as top luxury EV crossover

Six years after the carmaker’s launch as a standalone luxury brand, the 2023 Genesis GV60 debuts as the marque’s first dedicated ...

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#258, NASCAR at 75 detailed by four authors in new book

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:38 — 32.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | MoreJimmy Creed, born and raised ...

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2023 Honda Civic Type R morphs into hot sports car

After 51 years, 11 generations and approaching 28 million in sales, the Honda Civic remains among the most enduring and dependable ...

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2024 Subaru Crosstrek: rugged, versatile, value-priced

Many of the country’s most popular vehicles had lousy sales numbers in recent years because of supply chain difficulties. The lingering ...

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2022 Ford Bronco Everglades: Rock & Roll, Best Off-Road

Jesse Colin Young wrote the song “Ridgetop” 50 years ago. It’s a love story about nature and his home in Marin ...

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#256 EagleRider expands global motorcycling rental reach

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:31 — 70.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | MoreEagleRider is a California-based motorcycle ...

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2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE 500 challenges rivals

With the addition of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE lineup, the German manufacturer approaching its centenary now offers more than 30 vehicles. ...

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#167, Honoring Steve Casagrande and the family’s Bel Air

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:55 — 48.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | MoreA REMEMBRANCE Stephen Casagrande was ...

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2023 BMW 330i: a bargain BMW? Really?

Sixteen years ago, the BMW 3 Series reached its yearly sales peak as an entry-level luxury compact sedan. It was stylish, ...

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#255 Pacific Coast Dream Machines celebrates 30 years

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:08 — 57.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | MoreAfter a three-year hiatus, the ...

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#254, Wife, husband share RV travels in new book

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:52 — 27.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | MoreBonnie and Grant Sinclair are ...

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