About Alex

Alex L. Dykes hails from the left coast where he combines his love of Silicon Valley technology with his passion for cars on a 9-acre organic farm. Alex’s car history includes automotive “gems” like a Ford Aerostar, Eagle Vision, Chrysler LHS, Volvo S70, Volvo V70R, Jaguar XJ, Jaguar Super V8, GMC Envoy, Saab 9-7x Aero, Jeep Grand Cherokee and a Kia Soul EV. Religious affiliations aside, Alex has a strange and unhealthy relationship with Lucas Prince of Darkness which likely accounts for his relentless pursuit of the perfect used Super V8 in British racing green. (PS. If you know of a Super V8 Portfolio for sale, drop him a line.)

If you’ve ever wondered what a car guy drives, Alex has an unlikely group of vehicles in the driveway. There is a 2016 Kia Soul EV, a 2009 Saab 9-7x Aero (the Saab version of the Trailblazer SS) which is most known for the 6.0L LS2 V8 engine that’s about three times the size of the average Saab engine and a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited that will have its top cut off at some point in 2014. Or maybe 2015. Or 2016, or…

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