The Auto Reporter

The Auto Reporter The Auto Reporter is a Seattle-area news outlet covering all things automotive in the PNW - from beloved rides to the people who drive them to races and reviews.

We cover many things car culture including, but not limited to, car reviews, car shows, meets and other events, and anything in the local car community.

We cover many things car culture including, but not limited to, car reviews, car shows, meets and other events, and anything in the local car community.

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10/10/2021

Accurate!

Consequences for not taking your ride to the track for fun.
10/06/2021

Consequences for not taking your ride to the track for fun.

"Man accused of organizing Auburn street race charged as accomplice to vehicular homicide"

On November 27th, 2020 Mr. Judd, a street racing organizer arranged a street race in Auburn that led to the death two people. Kent PD partnered with local agencies and the Regional Racing Task Force on a unique and complex investigation to bring justice to their families.

Yesterday the King County Prosecutors Office charged Mr. Judd as an accomplice to vehicle homicide.

King County Prosecuting Attorney Satterberg stated the following about the arrest:

"I commend our partners at the Washington State Patrol, Kent Police Department, Auburn Police Department, and the Regional Racing Task Force for their diligent investigation which led to today’s arrest and charges," said King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg. "While sometimes glamorized, reckless racing and drifting outside appropriate venues is exceedingly dangerous, as the events of last November make clear. We want the public to know that we will hold people responsible for these dangerous events – including event organizers like Mr. Judd."

Chief Padilla stated the following about street racing and the investigation:

"In recent years, illegal street racing has grown increasingly dangerous, sometimes resulting in the tragic and needless loss of life," said Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla. The successful investigation and prosecution of the offenders in this case should serve as a strong message to would-be illegal street racers and the race organizers that we take their dangerous and often violent actions seriously and we will work tirelessly to identify those involved and ensure they are held accountable for their crimes. This investigation is also a testament to the level of cooperation we have amongst Law Enforcement Agencies in King County and the outstanding law enforcement professionals who put the investigations together."

Read entire arrest article here: https://www.q13fox.com/news/man-accused-of-organizing-auburn-street-race-charged-as-accomplice-to-vehicular-homicide

More info regarding the vehicular homicide: https://www.kentreporter.com/news/kent-man-faces-charges-in-car-swinging-event-that-killed-2-women/

Read Chief Padilla's Oct/2020 FAQ Street Racing Post: https://www.facebook.com/page/119996978015385/search/?q=racing

Street Racing is dangerous for participants, and often more so for spectators. PLEASE speak to your teenagers and young adults about this issue.

#kentpdway #regionalracingtaskforce

Michelle Lackey Maynor has become one of few women leading Raceways. In our article, she discusses the new position, pre...
03/24/2021

Michelle Lackey Maynor has become one of few women leading Raceways. In our article, she discusses the new position, president and manager of Alaska Raceway, and how it feels to be breaking the glass ceiling. | #GearheadGals #WomenInRacing Alaska Raceway Park | https://buff.ly/3f6Clfp

Michelle Lackey Maynor has become one of few women leading Raceways. In our article, she discusses the new position, president and manager of Alaska Raceway, and how it feels to be breaking the glass ceiling. | #GearheadGals #WomenInRacing Alaska Raceway Park | https://buff.ly/3f6Clfp

@JameiJune of @BeautyandKeys introduces us to an inspiring and talented #WomenInAutos! Christi Schempke, founder and art...
03/12/2021

@JameiJune of @BeautyandKeys introduces us to an inspiring and talented #WomenInAutos! Christi Schempke, founder and artist at @CrashJewelry, creates fantastic, wearable, unisex art for the auto inclined! | https://wp.me/p5yBbP-9of

@JameiJune of @BeautyandKeys introduces us to an inspiring and talented #WomenInAutos! Christi Schempke, founder and artist at @CrashJewelry, creates fantastic, wearable, unisex art for the auto inclined! | https://wp.me/p5yBbP-9of

@VW discussed their new #id4 #EV during the @MotorPressGuild #VirtualMediaDay! Their attention to detail has improved ae...
03/11/2021

@VW discussed their new #id4 #EV during the @MotorPressGuild #VirtualMediaDay! Their attention to detail has improved aerodynamics to increase range, even down to drag from the door handles and roof rails. Nifty tidbit: the pedals have "play" and "pause" symbols on them!

@VW discussed their new #id4 #EV during the @MotorPressGuild #VirtualMediaDay! Their attention to detail has improved aerodynamics to increase range, even down to drag from the door handles and roof rails. Nifty tidbit: the pedals have "play" and "pause" symbols on them!

The Future of #Hydrogen #FuelCell #ZeroEmissions is today, with updates to the @ToyotaUSA #Mirai. By using the Lexus LS ...
03/11/2021

The Future of #Hydrogen #FuelCell #ZeroEmissions is today, with updates to the @ToyotaUSA #Mirai.

By using the Lexus LS as a basis for the new Mirai, they've improved looks and driving dynamics, interior updates, and range increases (402 miles!). They are also offering it in two trims. Still only available in #Cali.

The Future of #Hydrogen #FuelCell #ZeroEmissions is today, with updates to the @ToyotaUSA #Mirai.

By using the Lexus LS as a basis for the new Mirai, they've improved looks and driving dynamics, interior updates, and range increases (402 miles!). They are also offering it in two trims. Still only available in #Cali.

@Jeep announces #Wrangler 4xe, a new hybrid option with 375 HP and 470 torque--and 40 miles of all-electric range! They ...
03/11/2021

@Jeep announces #Wrangler 4xe, a new hybrid option with 375 HP and 470 torque--and 40 miles of all-electric range!

They also announced the return of the 6.4L V8 Wrangler 392--with a zero to 60 time of 4.5 seconds, 470 HP, and 470 Torque!

#Jeep's #GrandCherokee will now come with a three-row option...

More to come, stay tuned!

@Jeep announces #Wrangler 4xe, a new hybrid option with 375 HP and 470 torque--and 40 miles of all-electric range!

They also announced the return of the 6.4L V8 Wrangler 392--with a zero to 60 time of 4.5 seconds, 470 HP, and 470 Torque!

#Jeep's #GrandCherokee will now come with a three-row option...

More to come, stay tuned!

We're excited for the @MotorPressGuild's #VirtualMediaDay, and ready to share amazing news and stories from the #automot...
03/11/2021

We're excited for the @MotorPressGuild's #VirtualMediaDay, and ready to share amazing news and stories from the #automotive industry! Check back throughout the day as we deliver news directly to you! Coming up soon, @Jeep!

We're excited for the @MotorPressGuild's #VirtualMediaDay, and ready to share amazing news and stories from the #automotive industry! Check back throughout the day as we deliver news directly to you! Coming up soon, @Jeep!

@CrashJewelry, founded by Christi Schempke, creates unique, unisex #jewelry from otherwise scrap metals from vehicles. C...
03/09/2021

@CrashJewelry, founded by Christi Schempke, creates unique, unisex #jewelry from otherwise scrap metals from vehicles. Check out guest reporting from @JameiJune from @BeautyandKeys! | #WomenInAutos https://wp.me/p5yBbP-9of

@CrashJewelry, founded by Christi Schempke, creates unique, unisex #jewelry from otherwise scrap metals from vehicles. Check out guest reporting from @JameiJune from @BeautyandKeys! | #WomenInAutos https://wp.me/p5yBbP-9of

It's #internationalwomensday2021. Not only do readers of The Auto Reporter support a 100% woman, veteran owned business,...
03/08/2021
Gearhead Girls Archives - The Auto Reporter

It's #internationalwomensday2021. Not only do readers of The Auto Reporter support a 100% woman, veteran owned business, but we will be supporting, elevating, and focusing on more #GearheadGals and #WomenInAutos during 2021 and beyond. It's only by raising up each others voices that we better our standing as a whole.

Check out the #GearheadGals stories already up and keep checking back throughout the year! (Hint, there's a big one later this week!)

https://www.theautoreporter.com/category/gearhead-girls/

#ForzaHorizon4 is unleashing the Chevrolet C8 #Stingray on gamers. The free download will be available in Jan 2021! Chec...
01/13/2021

#ForzaHorizon4 is unleashing the Chevrolet C8 #Stingray on gamers. The free download will be available in Jan 2021! Check out our article for a sneak peek into the upcoming release! | @ForzaHorizon #Corvette | https://buff.ly/2XD5kgV

One of Washington's newest clubs, Forward Momentum, brings fun to the masses with pint-sized pickups. Members share thei...
01/08/2021

One of Washington's newest clubs, Forward Momentum, brings fun to the masses with pint-sized pickups. Members share their experiences and thoughts on what's become "family". | #minitrucks #ForwardMomentum #ChevyS10 @MazdaUSA #MazdaB2000 | https://buff.ly/3hQKVyq

Women are taking more and more upper leadership positions in the automotive industry. The most recent being the appointm...
01/04/2021

Women are taking more and more upper leadership positions in the automotive industry. The most recent being the appointment of Mary Petrovich to Nikola Motor Corp's Board. She brings decades of automotive industry experience to the company, which has been embroiled in controversies for several years.
https://buff.ly/38TBFFx

Port of Subs Washington
05/19/2020

Port of Subs Washington

Port of Subs Washington is holding a contest for each store. Due to COVID precautions the Mountlake, Millcreek and both Bellingham stores are being held on their Port of sub pages. We are hoping that things will be safe enough to still have a Show at the Tulalip location.

Check out these entries into the Contest. Let's see more entries. Look in the community tab of each page for more photos.

rules are in the photo.

Port of Subs wants to support our car community.
Here are the links to each store be sure to like and follow so you can see all the cars posted along
Mountlake Terrace
https://m.facebook.com/POSMountlakeTerrace/
Millcreek
https://m.facebook.com/POSMillCreek/
Bellingham-Bakerview
https://m.facebook.com/Port-of-Subs-1670992596505865/
Bellingham-Lakeway
https://facebook.com/Port-of-Subs-133289950016699/

02/04/2020
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PNW ladies should check out this #girlsonly event from Ragnarok's Garage!!

Dear left lane campers,Glare.......
02/04/2020

Dear left lane campers,

Glare.......

People in the PNW have big hearts, and none may be bigger than Russ Knorr and his cancer-fighting Jeep Wrangler, Rack At...
01/24/2020
Russ Knorr and his cancer-fighting machine, Rack Attack -

People in the PNW have big hearts, and none may be bigger than Russ Knorr and his cancer-fighting Jeep Wrangler, Rack Attack.

I'm not crying... you're crying... it's the dust from sanding..........

Merging car culture and charity helps Russ Knorr raise money for cancer awareness in a rosy way. This means Pink Everything, including his Jeep: Rack Attack.

Clear 👏 Snow 👏 Off 👏 Your 👏 Vehicle!
01/15/2020

Clear 👏 Snow 👏 Off 👏 Your 👏 Vehicle!

People are actually driving like this! Not ok! Clean off snow and ice before driving. Snow on the rooftop, hood or other area becomes dangerous when it flies off and obscures another driver's view at higher speeds.

RCW 46.61.655 Dropping load or other materials: (1) No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any public highway unless such vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping therefrom, except that sand may be dropped for the purpose of securing traction.

You could receive a $228.00 ticket for failing to clean snow off your car.

So please clean off the snow. It's not worth the fine, or causing an accident.

01/06/2020
We're Building A TESLA RALLY CAR!! part 1

I can't wait to see how this goes!!!

This is the first step on a long long journey to turn a Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor Long Range Performance into a PROPER Tesla Rally Car! We're going to enter i...

Cheshire Police
09/30/2019

Cheshire Police

Does this actually surprise anyone??
09/03/2019
Seattle is one of nation's worst cities for driving, study finds

Does this actually surprise anyone??

A new study has confirmed what most local residents already know - Seattle is one of the worst places to drive in the United States. The study, released Tuesday by personal finance website WalletHub, compared the 100 largest cities in the nation across 30 key metrics - from gas prices to annual hour...

We have a new look! The Auto Reporter is moving to a magazine look and feel, and the site has been transitioned to match...
08/08/2019

We have a new look! The Auto Reporter is moving to a magazine look and feel, and the site has been transitioned to match. Check it out and tell us what you think! (Pic for attention; #Lamborghini) | www.theautoreporter.com

Couture and Cars is an annual local creator showcase blending models and motors. This year, freelancer Adam Wong (@kaize...
08/08/2019

Couture and Cars is an annual local creator showcase blending models and motors. This year, freelancer Adam Wong (@kaizencreates) takes us down the catwalk. | @BeautyAndKeys #Coutureandcars #fashion | http://ow.ly/UTj650vrebz

There’s car clubs for Nissan owners, for track dayers, for autocrossers. There are clubs by location and clubs by era. A...
08/08/2019
Beauty & Keys brings car ladies together |

There’s car clubs for Nissan owners, for track dayers, for autocrossers. There are clubs by location and clubs by era. And most of them are brimming with men of all ages, yet few women (other than “that guy’s wife”). Jamei June, VP of Ferrari Club Northwest, is changing that with Beauty & Keys, a new outlet devoted to beauty tips and our fascinating wheels. [ 528 more words ]
https://www.theautoreporter.com/beauty-keys-brings-car-ladies-together/

There’s a new club in town for ladies who like cars. Get your engine’s warmed and your makeup on for Beauty and Keys.

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The Auto Reporter is an automotive outlet spanning up and down the west coast - from B.C. Canada to California. It’s based in Seattle with reporters stationed in Seattle, San Diego, Portland and Tacoma.

The Auto Reporter was founded by Deanna Isaacs in 2015 and covers all things automotive. On-track and off-road, cars and trucks, modified or stock, new or old - The Auto Reporter covers everything in the automotive domain.

Deanna Isaacs is a University of Washington graduate and former Navy Master-At-Arms who was stationed in Northern Japan (where she drove a Mk1 Toyota Supra and an SW22 MR2). She and her husband currently own two Triumphs (a ‘59 TR3 and a ‘68 GT6), two Mazdas (a ‘96 MX-5 and a ‘15 Mazda3), and an ‘93 SW20 Toyota MR2.

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Great Photography and Writing
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Bravo @toyotaUSA. Thank you for supporting the heroism of everyday people. :)
Best costume ever.