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Brandon Turkus

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A longtime automotive enthusiast, Brandon Turkus’ inauspicious beginnings in the industry (he was fired from his first car-related job at an exotic car dealer) have grown into a nearly 10-year career. During that time, he’s done everything from scheduling and delivering the same cars you see reviewed on Autoblog, to reviewing and photographing cars for Winding Road as Fleet Manager and Online Editor. Turkus is a proud member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a keen amateur photographer, and a fan of odd British roadsters and French hatchbacks.

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    Report: UberTaxi now operating in Seoul using licensed cab drivers
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    In countries across the globe, ride-hiring app Uber has faced criticism from taxi drivers, who claim the service is unfair, citing the way its (unregistered) drivers can be hired, eliminating the need to stand on a corner hailing. In the South Korean capital of Seoul, though, Uber and the taxi ...

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    Video: Ferrari Testarossa featured in retrospective by owner Harry Metcalfe
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    Harry Metcalfe, of Evo fame, got our attention earlier this week with a review of the 1954 Series I Land Rover. Today, he's gone a bit more... '80s. Yes, this is a 1987 Ferrari Testarossa, one of the most vulgar cars from a decade synonymous with vulgar design. While your author might not be ...

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    Report: Toyota sells off Tesla shares, too
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    The incredible rise of Tesla's stock price has done little to now stop two major shareholders from ditching their stake in the American EV manufacturer. First, Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, ditched its four-percent stake, and less than a week later, Toyota is doing the same thing, ...

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    ETC: Best military photos of the week: October 24
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    So, you think traffic is bad where you live? This week's lead shot comes from Hohenfels, Germany. The tanks, from the US Army's 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are taking part in the multi-national Combined Resolve III ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack
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    We all knew That Kid. As a freshman, he was a big kid, overweight but surprisingly strong. Still, he was often picked on for his size. Then, he chatted with the football coach, who convinced him that his true calling was on the team's offensive line. After a season on the freshman squad and a ...

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    Video: Hornet Ball 2014 video is ten minutes of the Navy's finest fighter jets
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    It seems like each and every week, we uncover yet another fighter jet video and proclaim it one of the coolest we've ever seen, only to stumble across something even cooler the following week. Well, this time around, we're pretty sure we've found the cream of the crop. This is called Hornet ...

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    Official: Mazda2 production fires up in Mexico
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    Mazda has officially kicked off production of the next-generation Mazda2 at the company's new factory in Salamanca, Mexico. Alongside the auto assembly plant, operations have also commenced at the facility's engine machining factory. "With the start of production of the all-new Mazda2, ...

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    Video: Comedians in Cars returning Nov 6, Seinfeld celebrates with Michael Richards
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    The fifth season of Jerry Seinfeld's successful comedy series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, will kick off on November 6. To promote that excellent piece of news, Seinfeld teamed up with his old partner in crime, Michael Richards of Cosmo Kramer fame. Unfortunately, Richards doesn't reprise ...

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    Recalls: Audi recalls 850,000 A4 models globally for airbags that won't deploy [UPDATE]
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    Audi has announced that it will be recalling 850,000 A4 sedans, wagons and Allroad models across the globe due to a software problem that could prevent the front airbags from deploying. All 850,000 vehicles were built after 2012. Audi has already adjusted production of new A4s to eliminate the ...

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    Spy Shots: Why is Chevy testing 80s Camaros with its next-generation model?
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    It's not unusual to see a new car, camo-covered and mysterious, testing alongside the current-generation model. In fact, it's pretty common. Seeing a brand-new car testing alongside its predecessor from 30 years prior, though, is downright unusual. For reasons we can't even begin to comprehend, ...

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    Report: Doctor: Schumacher making 'some progress,' could recover in three years
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    It's been about a month since Formula One star Michael Schumacher was moved from a French hospital to his home in Lausanne, Switzerland. While the Schumacher family has kept quiet since moving Michael home, one of the physicians that has been treating the seven-time World Champion is speaking ...

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    Report: Automakers forming consortium to combat hackers
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    The evolution of the connected car is raising one big, overwhelming concern: the threat of hackers compromising a car's systems. To counteract this, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers are teaming up to prevent black hats from trying to crack a ...

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    Report: Is Hyundai's conservative new Sonata struggling out of the gate?
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    "But so far, Sonata sales are up compared with last year even while we're still ramping up to full speed." – Jim Trainor According to Reuters, the redesigned-for-2015 Hyundai Sonata is not enjoying the same degree of success in the early going as the previous sixth-gen model, which ...

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    Spy Shots: BMW X4 M40i caught production-ready
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    It seems like BMW is pretty committed to this whole X4 thing. Aside from the current xDrive28i and xDrive35i, we've captured a round of spy photos showing what our spy shooters tell us is a more dynamic M40i model. The higher-performance hunchback follows in the footsteps of BMW's other sub-M ...

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    Report: Honda discontinuing Euro Accord, no replacement in sight
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    Honda has built two Accords for many years. There's the one we're familiar with here in the United States, and then there's the Accord sold in markets like Europe and Australia, known here in the US as the Acura TSX. But just like Acura did with the TSX, the Euro-market Accord has been ...

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    Video: Watch the dramatic launch of the Navy's newest littoral combat ship
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    The US Navy christened and launched its newest littoral combat ship, the Freedom-class, future USS Detroit. The Detroit won't officially wear the "USS" designation until its commissioning on the Detroit River in 2016. The 3,500-ton LCS was launched from the shipyards at Marinette Marine ...

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    Official: Scion teases mysterious sporty iM concept for LA show
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    Thoroughly cleansed of our time at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, we can now start looking forward to the next big show on the circuit (with all due respect to SEMA), the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. One of the earliest new cars slated for LA is this, the Scion iM Concept. Now, these teaser images ...

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    Review: 2015 Subaru Outback
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    Realistically, many enthusiasts give horrible, horrible car buying advice. They will recommend something bizarre, inappropriately high performance, compromised or utterly impractical for a given consumer's needs, and they'll almost never recommend something that makes sense. And then they'll come ...

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    Report: Next Mercedes G-Class won't think outside of the box
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    Anyone that was afraid that Mercedes-Benz would follow the example of the Land Rover Range Rover and soften the looks of the iconic Geländewagen when it came time for a redesign need not worry. The iconic off-roader's brutalist design aesthetic will carry on, as it's essential to its ...

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    Report: Oklahoma ANG F-16s collide over Kansas, pilots escape harm
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    An Oklahoma Air National Guard F-16 crashed outside Moline, KS after colliding with another OK ANG fighter. The pilot of the crashed fighter managed to eject while the other fighter landed in Tulsa. Neither pilot was injured in the incident. Speaking to Military.com, Oklahoma Air National Guard ...

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