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Grand Vitara Limited Edition Road Test

Grand Vitara Limited Edition Road Test —Junior SEATTLE, WA —No music, no lights, and no unveiling of the proverbial curtain for this showing. We didn’t give this tough-as-nails sport utility any special treatment despite it’s luxurious Limited Edition status. With V-6 power, shift on the fly four-wheel drive, and a full frame stretching the entire length, the Grand Vitara Limited …

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XL6 Concept Vehicle

XL6 CONCEPT –Eric Bewley DETROIT, MI —Carving out a unique product niche once more, American Suzuki Motor Corporation unveils its new concept vehicle, the XL6, at the North American International Auto Show. Designed specifically for the North American market, this latest, largest and most luxurious Suzuki concept vehicle demonstrates an unsurpassed combination of versatility and style. With leather seating for …

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Suzuki Takes Win at Pike’s Peak and Sets Record

American Suzuki at the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb Suzuki Takes Win at Pike’s Peak and Sets Record -Junior Colorado Springs, CO.—Suzuki rookie driver Yutaka “Genius” Awazuhara deftly maneuvered his Grand Vitara Special through 156 turns while climbing more than 4000 feet along the 12.42 mile course to the top of Pike’s Peak in a time of 11:01:77 to win …

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Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima to Pikes Peak

The ‘Monster’ of the Mountain What attracts Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima to Pikes Peak. -Junior PIKE’S PEAK, CO —Coming off his third victory in New Zealand’s Queenstown Gold Rush International Hill Climb, Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima sets his sights on not just winning Pikes Peak 2000, but breaking the record. With as many successes behind the wheel as Monster has had, it’s …

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Environment Rehabilitation – Mid-Valley Crawlers Join Others In Habitat Enhancement Program

Environment Rehabilitation Mid-Valley Crawlers Join Others In Habitat Enhancement Program Editor: Eric Bewley Story/Photo: D. Arnold Detroit Lake, OR – Each year, the Mid Valley Crawlers 4-Wheel drive club joins forces with some great organizations to give back to our forests that we so enjoy spending time in. We work with the Oregon Department of Forestry, United States Forest Service, …

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Suzuki vs. Consumers Union – Another Chapter in the Samurai Saga

Suzuki vs. Consumers Union Another Chapter in the Samurai Saga -Eric Bewley BREA, CA  -Suzuki Motor Corporation today (June 25, 2002)announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals in California has issued an important ruling in favor of the company in its product-disparagement lawsuit against Consumers Union (“CU”) and its magazine, Consumer Reports. Reversing an earlier ruling by a federal district …

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Overlanding The West – You meet the nicest people in a Suzuki

You meet the nicest people in a Suzuki ZUKIWORLD’s Adventure Series Tackles Central Oregon. Editor: Eric Bewley Photo: Eric Bewley, Jason Hutchison BEND, OR. -The Adventure Series is a group of social/adventure outings for Suzuki 4×4 owners from around North America. This means SJ410, SJ413, Samurai, Sidekick, X-90, Tracker, Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL-7. If it’s a Suzuki 4WD vehicle you …

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Pure Sport in Mike Hagen’s Tricked Out Sidekick

Pure Sport in Mike Hagen’s Tricked Out Sidekick. Editor: Eric Bewley Photo: Mike Hagen Mike Hagen is no stranger to hard core wheeling with Suzuki Vehicles. He has owned and operated, or shall we say thrashed on, several Samurai and Sidekicks over the years. His last creation, however, is a mobile work of art. It is the best culmination of …

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Suzuki Representing at the Northwests Largest MudFest

MUDFEST  MUDFEST – Suzuki Represented at the Regions Largest Mud Event Editor: Eric Bewley Photo:G. Mikkelson Sweet Home, OR – We have seen this event change venue at least three times and it still remains a strong draw for the areas’ mud freeks. For us, it had been several years since we attended one of the “Mudfests” as they have …

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