Car Reviews

2015 Hyundai Genesis V8: Can you call a $50,000 vehicle a good value?

2015 Hyundai Genesis V8: Can you call a $50,000 vehicle a good value?

We’ve all heard the expression “follow the money.” Hyundai has heard it also, and has been trying to do that for a while now. Once upon a time, the upstart Korean brand was content with feeding the masses low-priced transportation that did a competent job of people moving. Yet, as much as companies love to […]

April 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Hyundai Genesis Puts Power to the Road with All-Wheel Drive

2015 Hyundai Genesis Puts Power to the Road with All-Wheel Drive

  gen·e·sis noun \ˈje-nə-səs\ :the beginning of something.That’s according to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. According to Hyundai, Genesis was certainly the beginning of something luxurious and accommodating, offering performance alongside features that set the Genesis apart. The 2015 Genesis moves the bar much higher and Hyundai gave us a chance to take a spin in the newest […]

April 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 Lincoln MKZ Review: Almost Continental

2014 Lincoln MKZ Review: Almost Continental

Although Henry Leland was the documented founder of Lincoln (in 1917), the Lincoln Motor Company – as we’ve grown to know it, love it or loathe it – wasn’t formed until its purchase by the Ford Motor Company in 1922 and its emotional acquisition by a young Edsel Ford in the middle of that same […]

April 21, 2014 | By | Reply More

News & Views

New York International Auto Show coverage, part deux

New York International Auto Show coverage, part deux

Round two of our stroll around the New York International Auto Show, in more or less random order because, well, the only order it’s in is mostly random. Without further ado: Hyundai Sonata: Can you believe the Hyundai Sonata is in its seventh generation? Believe it. Hyundai rolled out the latest in New York. It’s […]

April 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
New York Auto Show, Part 1: Flashiness, fanfare and 60 new vehicles

New York Auto Show, Part 1: Flashiness, fanfare and 60 new vehicles

    NEW YORK — With flashy, high-tech presentations and upbeat sales pitches,  32 automobile manufacturers introduced some 60 vehicles to automotive journalists at Press Days previewing the 2014 New York International Automobile Show. The vehicles — some world debuts, some just new to the United State public — range from new megabuck cruisers by […]

April 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Chevy touts Transformer Camaro ‘Bumblebee’ on Mustang’s birthday

Chevy touts Transformer Camaro ‘Bumblebee’ on Mustang’s birthday

We now interrupt the Mustang’s 50th Anniversary with rilly emportent news: Bumblebee is back. In case you were wondering whether Bumblebee, the Camaro that, well, transforms into a Transformer was jacking up Obama’s unemployment numbers, he’s back—or perhaps it is it’s back—to star in yet another sequel in the Transformer series that’s a merchandizing bonanza […]

April 17, 2014 | By | Reply More

Places

Lambo on your laptop: Lamborhini Museum now offers virtual visits

Lambo on your laptop: Lamborhini Museum now offers virtual visits

Not everyone will be able to visit the Museo Lamborghini—the Lamborghini Museum—in person. More is the pity, particularly for the Lamborghinisti among us. It is the mothership, after all. But the good news is that Lamborghini has created a virtual tour of the museum, allowing the digital visitor to stroll through the museum and even inside […]

October 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Road Race Motorsport’s Fiat Abarth: A Silver State of Mind

Road Race Motorsport’s Fiat Abarth: A Silver State of Mind

Los Angeles, CA – Road Race Motorsports was founded by owner Robert Tallini in 2001. Over the last twelve years Tallini has built a well-respected company – and established an international presence on the high-performance stage – with a wide range of innovative products. This September the stage was Nevada’s Silver State Classic, where an aggressively-prepped Road […]

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America on Wheels, a car museum with a Pennsylvania flavor

America on Wheels, a car museum with a Pennsylvania flavor

“America on Wheels” might seem to be reaching a bit far for a museum that doesn’t cover at least several acres, but for a well-presented collection occupying considerably less square footage, it’s still a worthwhile visit. The theme for America on Wheels, located on a bank of the Lehigh River in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has a […]

June 13, 2013 | By | Reply More

Tech & How To

Land Rover’s concept Transparent Hood gives drivers X-ray vision

Land Rover’s concept Transparent Hood gives drivers X-ray vision

“Spotters” have been an integral part of off-roading. Cresting a hill or picking a way over obstacles is difficult when the hood is in the way seeing what’s there. The spotter, standing along the trail, points just where to go, how fast and how much to turn the wheel. But spotters will soon be on […]

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
What happens to electric car range when, baby, it’s cold outside?

What happens to electric car range when, baby, it’s cold outside?

The freshman chemistry student knows chemical reactions are typically slowed by cold temperatures, and everyone who owns a pure-electric automobile knows—or should know—that basic chemistry means there’s less electricity available from a battery when the weather turns cold. But by just how much? That’s a question that the American Automobile Association asked as well. It […]

March 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
New Cadillac Vsport 3.6L puts power underhood for XTS Vsport, CTS Vsport

New Cadillac Vsport 3.6L puts power underhood for XTS Vsport, CTS Vsport

The Cadillac CTS has suffered, if that’s the right word, a gap between the regular CTS models, powered by a two-liter four-cylinder engine, or a V-6 of 3.6 liters, and the V-8-powered Cadillac CTS-V. The four-cylinder engine, turbocharged and making 272 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, is not the anomaly-in-a-Cadillac one might expect. And […]

February 25, 2014 | By | Reply More

Times Were

1961 Jaguar MkIX: There will always be Jaguar

1961 Jaguar MkIX: There will always be Jaguar

It seems rudely out of place. There, surrounded by the Edwardian library excesses in leather and walnut, is the flat-black steering wheel. It’s a huge one-piece affair made a Bakelite-like material, with four flat spokes radiating from the hub in an intimidating X. Except for the snarling jaguar on the horn button, the wheel would […]

March 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
1957 BMW 507: Beauty in its soul

1957 BMW 507: Beauty in its soul

The BMW 507 is a beautiful car.  It is well-proportioned, refined and visually harmonious.  It is a shape of classic grace and timeless elegance. The 507, however, is more than a collection of well-drawn curves.  Those who know the model know it was designed by Albrecht Goertz.  What’s not so well known, however, is that […]

January 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
1986 Maserati Quattroporte classic review, four doors of history, occasionally made

1986 Maserati Quattroporte classic review, four doors of history, occasionally made

Maserati’s history had been one of race cars, sports cars and grand touring cars, but never, never a sedan. But then there on the Maserati stand at the 1963 Turin was just that, a four-door sedan. Considering the momentous nature of the event, Maserati simply named the car the “four-door.” But it was four-door in […]

December 26, 2013 | By | Reply More

Road Kill

Fiat ‘encourages’ worker support by putting non-Fiat cars in plastic bags

Fiat ‘encourages’ worker support by putting non-Fiat cars in plastic bags

Shades of the United Autoworkers Union not allowing “foreign” cars—in an increasingly internationalization of the auto industry a truly difficult thing to define—in any of its parking lots: Fiat wrapped non-Fiat cars owned by employees parked outside its factories in clear plastic with the message that the driver is breaking the company’s heart. “To see […]

April 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
First date? Not an estate. Brit babes say ‘No’ to wagons

First date? Not an estate. Brit babes say ‘No’ to wagons

While we’ve always heard about how they’re more sensible about their automobiles on the other side of the pond, with Brits getting sniffy about sedans in lieu of the more favored station wagons, or as they call them over there, estates. But according to a survey by rental car giant Europcar, an estate doesn’t rate […]

March 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Wavebreaking news: Woman goes minivan surfing at Daytona Beach

Wavebreaking news: Woman goes minivan surfing at Daytona Beach

Whether she was reenacting Homer’s Odyssey or just driving her Honda Odyssey into the ocean isn’t clear from the report on WFTV.com, but a woman drove her Honda minivan full of kids ages 3, 9 and 10, into the waves at Daytona Beach, Florida. Alert lifeguards—how alert does one have to be to see a […]

March 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
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