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George Kennedy III

Automotive Journalist

Boston, MA

George Kennedy III

I am a professional freelance automotive journalist working out of the Boston area. My work ranges from written reviews, to podcasts, to photography, to video reviews of new cars. Basically, I'm one-stop shopping for content on cars, old and new alike!

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2019 Hyundai Veloster Test Drive Review

This offbeat hatch blends daily usability with a truly rewarding driving experience. Consider Hyundai and its growth in popularity over the last decade. The brand built its relevance with practical, sensible vehicles, like the Sonata, and SUVs like the Santa Fe and Tucson. But “fortune favors the bold,” or so the saying goes.
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The 2019 Ford Mustang convertible is an icon despite its flaws

The Ford Mustang convertible has been redesigned for 2019, following the same updates made a year ago to the Mustang’s coupe version. Those updates include an all-new front-end design with updated headlights, grille, and lower-front fascia. In back, the taillights have a new “boomerang” design, and our GT test model featured an awesome quad-outlet exhaust system.
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The Best New Jeep SUVs

Few automakers have a loyal following quite like Jeep. The brand is synonymous with off-road capability and can date its heritage back to the days of the Willys in WWII. Through the years Jeep has evolved and expanded its lineup to include more road-mannered vehicles.
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15 SUVs with the Best Towing

In many ways, the sport utility vehicle is the ultimate compromise of capability and comfort. These vehicles combine truck-based chassis and powerful engines with comfortable seating and amenities for the best of both worlds.
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2018 Kia Stinger Test Drive Review

The debuting 2018 Stinger proves Kia can manufacture an upscale performance car. It's at the very core of human nature to sort things. Eons ago, it helped us establish patterns associated with our early ancestors’ predators and prey. Today, this allows our brains to be “metaphor machines,” allowing any new information to fit neatly into pre-conceived boxes.
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Here are the new cars debuting at the 2018 New York International Auto Show

The New York International Auto Show introduces some of the most important vehicle debuts of the year. Its timing in the automotive calendar is crucial, as it is the last major show before automakers switch their line-ups to the new model year. Some 2019 models are already out, but for some new updates coming this fall — like the 2019 Acura RDX, 2019 GMC Sierra, 2019 Subaru Forester, and 2019 Toyota RAV4 — this show offers an exclusive look at some of the most anticipated new cars.
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2018 Dodge Charger Test Drive Review

The 2018 Dodge Charger has some old bones. The seventh-generation Charger was introduced for the 2011 model year and underwent a facelift for the 2015 model year, with more modern styling. Despite the facelift, the LX platform that underpins the new Charger also underpinned the previous-generation 2006-2010 Charger.
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2018 Ford F-150 Test Drive Review

CarGurus has 3,287 nationwide Ford F-150 dealers with 136,174 new car listings. The F-150 is smart, nimble, efficient and sophisticated. Some trucks do a better job owning the luxury niche, but the F-150 is a far more well-rounded pickup for everyday use. Sometimes being a jack-of-all-trades also means being a master of none.
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The Jaguar F-Type SVR convertible is a supercar built for daily driving

There’s a distinct feeling to being in a supercar. Be it Lamborghini Aventador Roadster or even the “entry-level” Ferrari California T, these vehicles earn their exotic qualification because they often ignore practicality in favor of blistering performance. Enter the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR, a luxurious, spry roadster you could drive every day.
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How Barrett-Jackson showcases the art of the classic car auction

You’ve likely seen it on TV: A classic car auction, with vintage cars rolling by the auction block. The bright lights, the TV commentators, the auctioneer babbling faster than you can keep up. This is the experience of the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction, and what you see is only the tip of the iceberg.
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BMW M5: What You Need to Know

The BMW M5 is arguably the definitive performance-luxury sedan. Now it tends to emphasize the former over the latter, but it has never failed to deliver a satisfying driving experience. Since the 1980s, BMW has set the bar for what a four-door premium commuter car could do in terms of acceleration and cornering.
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The Most Affordable Supercars

What defines a supercar? They are usually ultra-expensive sports cars that aim for the pinnacle of street-legal performance, bridging the gap between the racetrack and the road (via a luxury showroom). Here at U.S. News & World Report, we typically deal with far more attainable cars, but what common cars offer performance that starts to tread into supercar territory?
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About

George Kennedy III

Automotive content comes in many forms. I have the skill-set and experience to produce content for any medium you need.

I currently produce content for the Boston Globe, Boston.com, CarGurus, U.S. News & World Report, and others. I also host online video reviews for CarGurus, and I am a routine co-host on Drive-Thru Radio on AM790 in Providence, RI.

I've written in print for the Boston Globe, Consumer Reports, Hemmings Motor News, Providence Journal, Boston Magazine, and more.

If your content requirements include photography, I provide all my own vehicle photos, and are up to professional standards.

If you want to up the quality of your automotive content, email me using the link on the right-hand side of the page.