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Tod Mesirow

science, cars, photography, art

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

by Tod Mesirow Each year some serious automotive enthusiasts bring their vintage vehicles to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and take them around the track, wheel to wheel, in a series of races. It's an awesome event because many of these... Continue Reading →

Cars & Coffee

by Tod Mesirow There was an amazing early morning event, every weekend, from 6 to 9 AM in Irvine, held in the Mazda parking lot, called Cars & Coffee. The ultimate automotive enthusiasts show - free - and completely eclectic. From one... Continue Reading →

Los Angeles Auto Show and the Concept Car

by Tod Mesirow The LA Auto Show is one of those annual events that just feels like the right thing in the right place- and once they moved it to November, the right time as well. A great opportunity to see... Continue Reading →

Why Fuel Efficiency Hasn’t Changed Much…

by Tod Mesirow Most people think about their car's mileage only when they get to the gas station, and realize they have to spend money for the privilege of sitting in traffic on the highway or in one of our... Continue Reading →

Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 Tire Review

by Tod Mesirow They're the most important single thing on your car, and the thing you probably think the least about.  Okay, maybe you don't think much about all the stuff hidden underneath the rear seats that's fallen there over... Continue Reading →

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Test Drive and Review

by Tod Mesirow The SUV came mostly out of nowhere and now occupies a preeminent place in most car manufacterers' lineups.  All the functionality of a minivan - most carry a minimum of six passengers, some as many as eight... Continue Reading →

2016 Dodge Dart Test Drive and Review

by Tod Mesirow There are certain cars that demonstrate the maturity of that which we now all take for granted - that cars work flawlessly, are comfortable, keep us safe, and get us from one place to another with a... Continue Reading →

2017 Bentley Bentayga

by Tod Mesirow There's a reason some things are called luxury items.  They're better versions of workhorse items.  There's a lot of competition at the top of the pyramid because there's a lot of money up there.  I guess that's... Continue Reading →

The Minivan on KCRW

by Tod Mesirow Chrysler is credited with inventing the modern minivan in 1983.  On November 2, 1983 the first minivan rolled off the assembly line in Windsor, Canada, across the river from Detroit.   It was reportedly a blue Plymouth Voyager... Continue Reading →

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