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Livermore to Castle Air Museum - Sun., February 25, 2024

Our February run will take us over backroads through the hills and valleys of the East Bay and out to the Central Valley and Castle Air Muse...

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.