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John Basile
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Most people who aren’t totally familiar with the brand tend to dismiss Bugatti as nothing more than an extravagant piece of art on wheels. To be honest, Bugatti certainly has had it’s share of striking automotive designs over the years, but the newest (and certainly most impressive) offering from the posh marque is more than... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/bones-behind-wheel/2016/01/why-the-bugatti-chiron-matters-to-the-industry/" class="mo...
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Time for some #Blogapalooz-Hour with +ChicagoNow 
As most people who read my blog already know, I love the automobile. From the smell of a new interior to the feel of a vintage, wooden steering wheel between my fingers, I am simply infatuated with the automobile and still find myself daydreaming like a little child about the next time I can get... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/bones-behind-wheel/2014/10/blogapalooz-hour-xiii-why-i-miss-spontaneous-test-drives-of-well-worn-vehicles/" class="...
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Not to be a stickler, but the Beretta 92 shown is a 9mm and the average velocity for said cartridge is between 1,100 and 1,250fps. Just saying.

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What do Hot Dogs and #Ford  have in common at #CAS15 ? Find out here!
Growing up in a family that made a sizable chunk of it’s income in the hot dog business, makes you a bit humble and allows you to appreciate the things that most other people take for granted. I remember hearing so many friends and family members scoff at the very idea that anyone could become... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/bones-behind-wheel/2015/02/like-a-good-hot-dog-ford-has-something-for-everyone/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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Man, this ticked me off... #ChicagoNow   #Automobile   #Parking  
To Whom It May Concern, First off, let me start off by introducing myself as the gentleman whose new Volkswagen you (repeatedly) scratched while attempting to squeeze all 201.2 inches of your Honda Odyssey into a space with room for only 199. Had you have taken an additional moment to look directly ahead of my... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/bones-behind-wheel/2014/10/an-open-letter-to-the-person-who-squeezed-into-a-parking-spot-and-hit-my-...
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Haha. I will send you a special link, my friend!
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I guess some things never change, but is that a bad thing?
The other day I came to the realization that I have personally owned a lot of vehicles. Sitting down and doing the math, I have basically averaged one vehicle for each year I am old. This is actually quite impressive considering that I am not (nor have ever been) independently wealthy nor am a card... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/bones-behind-wheel/2014/08/the-volkswagen-jetta-why-cant-i-just-say-no/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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Don't be afraid of what lies beneath your hood!
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If you can dream it, I can drive or stream it.
Introduction
I am a web streaming expert and automotive blogger with extensive video production experience. I understand the latest in video production technology and current trends in the auto industry and streaming media. 

Drawing from my experiences as a producer and product specialist, I can teach people how to elevate the quality of their broadcasts or how to webcast for the very first time. Please ask me how I can help improve your workflow or let me teach you how to stream your first live event.
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  • The Illinois Center for Broadcasting
    Broadcasting, 2009
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Web Video Streaming Expert, Automotive Blogger and Producer
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Webcasting, Video Producing, Automotive Writing and Streaming Platforms
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  • Stream Dudes
    Chief Operations Officer & Product Manager, 2015 - present
    http://www.streamdudes.com
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Why the Bugatti Chiron Matters to the Industry
www.chicagonow.com

Most people who aren’t totally familiar with the brand tend to dismiss Bugatti as nothing more than an extravagant piece of art on wheels. T

Buying a New or Used Vehicle: Which is Right for You?
www.chicagonow.com

The internet is a great tool for quickly finding subjective information that then gets passed along or presented as fact. I am well aware of

Like a Good Hot Dog, Ford has Something for Everyone
www.chicagonow.com

Growing up in a family that made a sizable chunk of it’s income in the hot dog business, makes you a bit humble and allows you to appreciate

Is a 15-Year Old Ford Focus Worthy of Love? Yes. Yes, It is.
www.chicagonow.com

I am one of those people who washes their car before trading it in. Although I know full well that your VIN is much more important to a deal

Can The Hypercar Add Legitimacy to Hybrid Technology?
www.chicagonow.com

; For years, I refused to buy into the concept of hybrid vehicle technology. To be frank, I always thought the whole hybrid technology was i

Behind the Wheel in a Nissan Versa: Proof That Crap Comes in Many Colors
www.chicagonow.com

I like to believe that every dog has its day. As an automobile enthusiast, I sincerely want to believe that no vehicle- regardless of design

An Open Letter to The Person Who "Squeezed" Into a Parking Spot... and H...
www.chicagonow.com

To Whom It May Concern, First off, let me start off by introducing myself as the gentleman whose new Volkswagen you (repeatedly) scratched w

Blogapalooz-Hour XIII: Why I Miss Spontaneous Test Drives of Well Worn V...
www.chicagonow.com

As most people who read my blog already know, I love the automobile. From the smell of a new interior to the feel of a vintage, wooden steer

How to Give Your Car a White Collar Oil Change
www.chicagonow.com

I have been on the road a lot lately. For those of you that follow this blog and my tweets, you know that I have been quite the busy man and

Driving a Diesel in Denmark- Is This What Makes The Danes So Happy? (Pt.1)
www.chicagonow.com

“You know, they say that the Danes are considered the happiest people in the world.” This statement was presented to me by my friend Flemmin

The Daily Grind- Sunroofs: Let in the Light and Potentially Cause Severa...
www.chicagonow.com

From a weather standpoint, today is a beautiful day. Gazing down at the thermometer on my vehicle’s information display, I noticed that it w

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Experience a totally new way to share today. Snap a photo or a video, add a caption, and send it to a friend (or maybe a few). They'll view

The Daily Grind- Quick Quips from My Mind Throughout the Week for Your E...
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Some people say that inspiration strikes like lightning. For me, in clearly came in the form of a pothole that ruptured the sidewall of my t

Top 5 Lessons Learned from the NAIAS and Chicago Auto Show In 2014
www.chicagonow.com

As we climb out of the Polar Vortex that had a firm and frigid grasp on the Great Lakes region, we also tipped our hats to two of the most i

Bones Behind the Wheel
www.chicagonow.com

A celebration of the automobile and how we bond with a machine.

Thanksgiving is here and I am thankful for Alfa Romeo. No, that isn't a ...
www.chicagonow.com

For years, the Italians have built vehicles that have captured the eyes of children, the hearts of drivers and the sanity of many mechanics-

Don't Judge Me Because I Drove a Hummer... I Actually Helped People!
www.chicagonow.com

Alright people- It’s story time. Back before a SMART Brabus graced my driveway and a Volkswagen Jetta Turbo captured my heart, I drove a Hum

Navigating New York in a 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer: A Real World Road Test ...
www.chicagonow.com

I guess growing up in one of the “Top 3″ cities skewed my perceptions a bit. For years, I have heard that New York was a big, hard city, fil

Speed Cameras Coming to Chicago and Why It May Not Be So Bad
www.chicagonow.com

It is probably no surprise to anyone who reads my blog that I love to drive. As much as I respect those who chose to leave the smallest carb

Wreck it Wednesday: A Salute to Saab and Swedish Safety
www.chicagonow.com

It amazes me just how many people purchase a new car, without knowing just how well it can withstand a collision. Fear not loyal readers, as

Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
I usually don't write a review about a gym, as I feel that any type of fitness facility can be highly subjective and based on one's unique goals. That being said, Titan Gym is NOT YOUR TYPICAL GYM. Where a lot of today's "gyms" are glorified spas or coffee bars with equipment, Titan Gym is all about building skills, building self-confidence and building lasting relationships. From the first time I stepped foot into the facility, I was greeted by a polite, barefoot, gentleman (Ivo Boykov) who was as welcoming to me on my first day as he was to others who have spent years studying under him. Ivo's friendly demeanor, combined with his impressive skill set, and genuine (and apparent) love for teaching, is infectious and made me want to learn more than just Krav Maga. After several sessions, I found myself staying around for the other classes he offered as well. What started as a simple one hour a day, three day a week, fitness activity, quickly morphed into a now crucial part of my daily routine. The Titan Gym experience extends far beyond Krav Maga, it encompasses other forms of martial arts and general fitness, that can be easily applied to any real-world situation. It is not just Ivo (and Daniela too) who add legitimacy to Titan Gym, it is all of the instructors who bring their unique skill sets and personalities to create an environment that allows us to sweat (and sweat you will), but also allows us to feel safe. The whole 'core group' of gym members are a good lot of people who are helpful and work hard to make each class meaningful. If you want to sip a smoothie and "work out" on a treadmill for an hour; go somewhere else. However, if you want to learn real-world self-defense skills, get a serious sweat going, and meet great people who might positively change your life; then welcome to Titan Gym.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
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I don't often rate car dealers, but I have nothing but praise for this place. My first experience came when I had my Mk5 Jetta Wolfsburg (purchased from another dealer) in need of several warranty repairs. Chad was my service consultant at the time (who was since promoted to service manager- Deservingly so) and he was absolutely stellar. It was because of his great service and ethical business practices that I decided to lease my next vehicle from FJVW. As for the sales experience, George Portillo is unlike any sales guy I have ever met. He is a true "petrol-head" and actually cared about finding me the right vehicle as opposed to selling what he had on hand. Aside from positive attitudes by the entire sales team, we struck an amazing deal that was fair for all involved. I can not recommend this dealer enough as all of my experiences with FJVW have all exceeded expectations.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago