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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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    New regulations in Birmingham, AL set higher standards for food trucks operating in that community – namely that they must obtain permits from the local health department. The regulations, on the books since January 1 of this year, have also had the unintended consequence of preventing at ...

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    Bloomberg TV reporter Matt Miller is the proud new owner of a pretty killer truck. How do we know? The reporter headed to Dearborn, MI to Ford's assembly plant, with a film crew in tow, to see exactly how his new F-150 SVT Raptor and its mother-loving 6.2-liter V8 engine, was screwed ...

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    Spy Shots: Are you a Volkswagen GTI Club Sport?
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    Volkswagen has been getting pretty racy with its development programs over the past few days. We're still excited about the possibilities offered up with the Golf R Wagon spy shots we caught a few days ago, and now we have a potentially hot new GTI variant to sink our teeth into. The unsubtle ...

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    Driven To Work: Snowplow driver
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    Driven To Work is a new Autoblog series exploring the vehicles that do the work of the world and telling the stories of the people who operate them. 2014 found us a nation obsessed with winter. The first Polar Vortex – a thing non-meteorologists had never heard of until this year – ...

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    Video: Next Audi R8 seen and heard in this spy video
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    A few weeks ago, our clandestine spy photographers brought home the first good look at the next-generation Audi R8. We were all pretty stoked. Seemingly following the game plan of the recently shown Audi TT, the next R8 looks to be an evolutionary update on a supercar form that pretty much ...

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    Recalls: Nissan recalling more than 1M vehicles for airbags that may fail to deploy
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    'Drive' the new Lamborghini Huracán today
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    For a few years now, you've been able to play a ported version of Sega's hit Crazy Taxi on your smartphone. I did it, and to be honest, the mobile version just didn't hold me in the same sway as did the raucous cabbing game from the early 2000s. Maybe I just miss my Dreamcast. In any event, the ...

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    Featured: We visit the Lamborghini Museum at company HQ in Sant'Agata
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