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Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2018 — Faces on the green

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is a long walk through automotive history, all of which could be considered “cars of tomorrow.” But there were two retrospectives that embraced the term: a line of a dozen Tucker 48s and a brightly colored lineup of the Citroen DS. According to one Tucker owner, this grouping was the largest gathered in one place since the debut of the movie in 1988, “Tucker: the Man and is Dream.” Among...

2019 Maserati Levante S GranSport: Precision-tooled ingot of wealth

  There is nothing subtle about the sound of a Maserati Levante V-6 on startup. It is an ideal way to start the day — and startle the unexpecting. The Levante is a precision tool in the working class of superluxury SUVs. Most of the competing brands in this $100,000-plus segment of so-called utility vehicles — Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Range Rover Sport SVR — begin with a family-oriented SUV that is turned into...

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