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Seyth Miersma

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Raised and groomed in the art of car writing by way of the magical internet, Seyth Miersma has carved out a career in the automotive world by telling stories about great roads and great cars. With fleeting exceptions being made for a few newspapers in Texas, Miersma’s words have been rendered with ones and zeros in the digital pages of Winding Road magazine, where he began as a freelancer in 2006 and left as Editor-in-Chief in 2012. Miersma brings the experience of hundreds of car reviews and comparison tests to the Autoblog crew, as well as a love for first-wave Japanese imports, racing video games that only rarely involve stuff blowing up, and driving through the dark of a fall morning in third gear with the radio off. He is very tall (the 97th percentile-set should read Miersma’s reviews with a close eye).

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    Featured: Autoblog remembers its favorite Ferrari models of the Montezemolo Era
    The Editors Make Hard Choices, Alliances Are Formed, Feelings Get Hurt 1410469080

    Italian cars have a reputation for drawing out the fiery, emotional and passionate sides of car enthusiasts – something that becomes abundantly clear when you ask a group of Autoblog editors to rank a list of their favorites. With the departure of Luca di Montezemolo from Ferrari being ...

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    Video: Vaughn Gittin Jr. takes his dog for a drift
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    Vaughn Gittin Jr. spends a great deal of his workday going sideways, but he's usually alone in the endeavor. For a guy that is clearly a dog lover, we imagine that can get a bit lonely. That won't be a problem for Gittin in this latest video, which features the racer hanging out with his good ...

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    Spy Shots: Koenigsegg Agera R-based mule crashes during Nürburgring testing, two injured
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    Ill news from our spy shooters at Germany's Nürburgring today, as we're saddened to report that the test of a Koenigsegg Agera R-based mule has gone very wrong. As you can see from the sobering photos above, the Swedish supercar crashed while testing at the track, with both driver and ...

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    Official: 2015 Dodge Challenger configurator has all the Hellcat you can dream of
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    The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has sucked up a lot of air in the automotive news world this summer, so it's good to know that you can actually go out and, you know, buy the sucker. With 2015 models headed for your local showroom, Dodge has seen fit to also pull the wraps off it's latest ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Lexus RC 350
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    Luxury coupes like this new, 2015 Lexus RC 350 have got, to my mind, a more challenging mission than their all-out-performance variants; in this case, the recently reviewed RC F. That's not to say that I think actual owners and shoppers of cars like the RC F, BMW M4 and Cadillac CTS-V Coupe only ...

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    Spy Shots: Jaguar XE spied flying over London
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    We only have a few hours to wait before Jaguar finally, and fully, unveils its oft-teased XE sedan. But the Internet is no respecter of secrets, as these very last-minute spy shots make clear. Presumably being airlifted to its spectacular debut location near Earl's Court in London, the BMW ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Lexus RC F
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    I didn't get a chance to drive the Lexus IS F until 2009, two years after the car had gone on sale, but I still vividly remember the day it happened. Having piloted almost every other vehicle in the Lexus lineup at that point, I was stoked to finally get some wheel time in the V8-powered, ...

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    Official: 2015 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak previewed
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    Dodge and Mopar have never strayed far from success in drag racing, be it on run-what-you-brung nights at the local strip or at the highest levels of the sport. Hoping to both add to that heritage and capitalize on some of the media spotlight that's shown so brightly on the brand of late, Dodge ...

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    ETC: Challenger A/T Unlimited Concept could be your next Hellcat-powered ORV
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    This past June I spent an excellent day hanging out with Joey Ruiter, driving and discussing his Reboot Buggy project. Before heading home, I let him know that he was more than welcome to keep me abreast of whichever new automotive project he'd get into. You can never have too many car designers ...

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    Official: John Deere announces second big round of layoffs
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    Farm and heavy equipment manufacturer Deere – of John Deere tractor fame – has announced that it will indefinitely layoff some 460 workers at its Waterloo, IA facility, effective as of October 20. This latest round of layoffs comes just about a week after Deere revealed it would be ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Land Rover Range Rover HSE
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    When this current generation of Range Rover first debuted for the 2013 model year, much was made of its aluminum-intensive superstructure, and the hundreds of pounds of curb weight – some 700 of the suckers – shed as a result. Not having had the opportunity to drive the newly ...

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    Quick Spin: Nissan NV200 Taxi
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    "You're a long way from home!" When I signed up to drive a pre-production version of the Nissan NV200 Taxi, I expected to have a higher-than-normal level of interaction with the public at large. However, while I was hoping for unsuspecting Ann Arborites to perhaps hail me down, or maybe even get ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Our sources at Chevy have updated their estimate of the cost of the eight-speed automatic from $1,800 to $1,725. We've changed the text to reflect the new number. Per the same source, we have also included an estimated as-tested price, though we'd like to reiterate that pricing is not ...

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    Video: Autoblog joins Elon Musk and Danica Patrick in accepting ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [UPDATE]
    Watch The Staff Take The Icy Plunge Along With A Mess Of Automotive Celebrities 1408469400

    Unless you've been living in an off-the-grid cabin in the woods for the last couple of weeks or abstain entirely from social media activities, you've probably seen someone you know dump a bucket of ice and water over their own head recently. While the origins of the so-called Ice Bucket Challenge ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 8.15.14
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    1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sells for record $38M A few decades ago you could buy a crappy NBA franchise for $40 million; these days that princely sum will only net you one Ferrari. Provided the Ferrari in question is just exactly the right model, that is. 250 GTO models from the 1962 vintage have been ...

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    Recalls: Ford recalls 83k Taurus and crossover models for halfshaft issue
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    Ford and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for some 83,250 vehicles in the US, for an issue with halfshafts. More specifically a "halfshaft retention circlip" might not have been properly installed on affected vehicles, with the result being halfshafts that ...

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    Video: 1989 Ferrari F40 review had one Italian cyclist seeing rosso
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    We've got to say: we're really enjoying the MotorWeek incarnation of this Throwback Thursday trend that seems to be enveloping everyone's social media feeds. MW has an almost impossibly deep library of historical tape to draw from, meaning each recent Thursday has met with another gem dropped on ...

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    Spy Shots: Mazda CX-5 getting mild refresh
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    Mazda has found both critical and commercial success with its CX-5 small crossover, and seems to be endeavoring to keep the momentum up with an upcoming refresh. As you can extrapolate from the obvious lack of the usual camouflage, the company isn't reinventing anything in the very near future of ...

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    Review: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S 4Matic Wagon
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    On a recent, transcontinental flight home I warded off the mild urge to get some work done and started browsing Delta's list of terrible movies for something that a) I hadn't seen before, and b) I wouldn't get in trouble for watching without my wife. I settled on a documentary called Somm, which ...

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    Video: Watch drag racing go horribly wrong, in slow motion
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    The better angles of our nature may shout us down for it, but any longtime observer (let alone fan) of any motorsport could probably be coaxed to admit that wrecks can be entertaining to watch. Sure, no one wants to see someone get hurt, but watching high-performance vehicles go wrong is a ...

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