Car Reviews

The Last C8 Review You will Ever Need to Read!

INTRODUCTIONIn the early days of HOD I was highly creative in getting attention to our HOD brand. Through some lucky connections, I had become a member of the Western Automotive Journalists, who’s members have access to press fleet test vehicles. Writing (and sometimes filming) car reviews, my first big connection was the introduction of the BMW 6 series…and there were many others along the way. The press fleet policies have changed over the years, and […]

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2020 BMW M2 CS Racing

Wolf in Sheepskin: YOU Can Buy One! In our business, we run into a lot of successful people. Hardworking, enterprising, creative, brilliant, shrewd, aggressive, fearless….you could go on and on. Rod Dole fits into one or more of those categories. But if you met him, you’d think he’s just a regular guy. He’d been tracking with HOD on and off in his 996 Turbo for several years until a buddy who had gone in deep […]

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2021 BMW M5 Competition Car Review

Like Goldilocks Says, “Just Right!” By: David Ray Good news! I scored an M5 Competition for a week – a heavy responsibility to share impressions and experiences with such an iconic automotive sedan. I was stoked to be trusted with this amazing beast of a sedan – and it did NOT disappoint. Here’s a quick overview of specs on the M5 Competition: 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 – 617 hp, 553 lb. ft. 8-Speed Automatic/Paddle Shift […]

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Cadillac CT5 – V Series

True to the “V” Heritage? The Last Word Review: by David Ray In 2004 I wrote an article about the then-new Cadillac CTS-V sedan.  It was an easy review to do.  That car was basically a Corvette with four doors, a stick shift, and the same pushrod V8 that powered the iconic sports car.  I loved the car on and off the track – and while the niche has not proven to be a huge […]

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2021 BMW M3 Competition

Icon among Motorsports IconsThe DREAM Sport Sedan: But Did BMW Go Over the Top? To say that we were excited to get our hands on the M3 Competition is an understatement…but when they said “YES” to a track test at Sonoma Raceway, we were thrilled!!  Yes, these cars are fun to drive in the real world, but the track is where the real rubber meets the HOD road. We will begin with first impressions: The […]

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