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Davenport Run - Saturday July 13, 2024

Join the Norcal Minis club for an epic drive from San Jose through the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains! Enjoy stunning vistas and wine tasting a...

Is The Manual Transmission Dead?

Since Ferrari announced that its 458 Italia V-8 will never have a manual gear shift and other supercars like the Lamborghini LP 570-4 Superleggera, Lexus LFA, Bentley Continental Supersports and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG are also not available with a manual transmission, The Detroit News writes that the manual transmission's obituary may be near due to new and improved automatic technologies. More than 91 percent of 2009 model-year cars sold in the United States were automatics, according to Ward's Automotive Group.