Archive for May, 2013

2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee: road test

2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee “Core” model packs power, pares price Remember dog-dish hubcaps? Those “no-frills” nut covers were common on muscle cars of the ‘60s, including the Dodge Super Bee. And when you saw those on a Super Bee – or a GTX or a Plymouth Road Runner or Dodge Challenger – you knew the driver was serious about speed. He or she was saving weight for a quicker quarter mile – or...

Rev’ved Up 4 Kids Car Show and Edelbrock’s 75th anniversary gallery

Rev’ved Up 4 Kids Car Show and Edelbrock’s 75th anniversary Christi Edelbrock’s 8th annual Rev’ved Up 4 Kids Car Show was as much festival as car show. And it was amplified as a dual celebration for 75 years of Edelbrock. The sprawling event took over several blocks of the industrial park that is home to the family tribute Vic’s Garage, a gleaming museum of all things Edelbrock. But it is largely the collection of Vic...

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S specs, photos, pricing

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S  Fifty years ago, the Porsche 911 made its debut at the Frankfurt auto Show and then 10 years later came the first 911 Turbo prototype. Now, for the 911 Turbo’s 40th anniversary, Porsche has just released official specs, photos and pricing for the latest 911 Turbo and Turbo S, which go on sale at the end of this year. Porsche calls the Turbo models “the technological and dynamic...

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition pricing and pics

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition Nissan North America announced pricing today for the 2014 GT-R Track Edition, a new top-line model that will have a limited production of 150 cars for the U.S. The 545-horsepower, four-seat GT-R coupe, which Nissan calls a street supercar, is now sold in three all-wheel-drive models with pricing that starts at $100,590, including the $1,000 freight charge from Japan. All models route power through a dual clutch sequential six-speed rear...

About Mark Maynard

Mark Maynard has been the automotive editor at the San Diego Union-Tribune since 1992.

He drives nearly 200 vehicles a year for review, has attended several high-performance driving schools and a few off-road driving courses.

He attends many new-vehicle press introductions and schmoozes with auto-industry execs.

Mark Maynard