George Straton

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An automotive enthusiast since an orange toy VW Beetle ended up in his playpen and following him everywhere, George Straton has been chief editor at ChicagoNow.com/Drive-He-Said automotive lifestyle blog since 2010. In 2017 George established Roadblazing.com, dedicated to accurate automotive reviews, news and road trip stories. George is a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and the Phoenix Automotive Press Association. George also happens to be an attorney and Loyola University of Chicago Ramblers fan. Present ride: 2022 Mazda 3 Turbo AWD Hatchback.

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2023 Ford Maverick Tremor – Re- Driven Off Road Outfitted

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2024 Subaru Impreza RS – Bottom Line Review

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2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E – Re- Driven Hands Free Review

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2023 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club – Track Upfit Re- Driven Review

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