John Elkin

John Elkin

Worked for many off road and rally and sports car publications throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Decided to go look for a career, raise a family and rescue a few dogs while rallying. Now retired with a teenager that doesn't need me anymore (he thinks), the dogs seem happy and a Wife busy running her own business, I have come back to writing again.

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There’s a new ‘Cannonball Run’ record for driving across the USA

The trio left the Red Ball Garage on the east side of Manhattan at 12:57 a.m. aiming the Mercedes west and opting for a northern route through Nebraska, then angling southwest to Los Angeles.
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Top Gear America is coming back with Dax Shepard and Rob Corddry

Is the third time the charm for an American version of Top Gear? MotorTrend will host the show's latest incarnation on its streaming app, with hosts Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry, and Jethro Bovingdon.
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Nissan teams up with EVgo to provide free charging of Leaf vehicles in U.S.

Nissan and EVgo have announced that they are providing new Nissan Leaf owners and lessees access to EVgo's U.S. charging network through a new program, called Nissan Energy Perks by EVgo.
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U.S. automakers were leading targets of hackers in 2018, FBI says

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a report to select private companies that automakers were the leading targets for hackers during 2018. 
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GM’s electric pickup coming for Tesla and Rivian in 2021

Despite few details, GM has announced an electric pickup truck to put up against rival e-Truck makers Tesla and Rivian. It is scheduled to arrive in the fall of 2021.
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GM recalls 640,000 vehicles for carpet fire risk

General Motors notified dealers about a recall of 640,000 2019 and 2020 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras.