Author Archive: David Boldt

David began his automotive career in a BMW showroom (1979 thru 1985), followed by management positions for Ferrari, Lotus and Alfa Romeo dealerships. He moved to automotive journalism in 1993, building an automotive section for a small network of Dallas-area community newspapers. In the almost twenty years since, David has written for a variety of regional and national outlets, and managed media relations for a Japanese OEM.

Away from the laptop, he enjoys motorcycles (his current ride is an ’04 Guzzi V11 LeMans), bicycling (Salsa road bike, Soma hardtail) and reading (CarBuzzard.com). His wife Tina is an executive director for an accounting firm. Tina and Dave have two adult children; son Sean is in the U.S. Army, while daughter Lauren pursues a LA-based career in dance.

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An Open Letter to Jeep: MAN UP!

An Open Letter to Jeep: MAN UP!

In the July issue of Jp Magazine (All Jeeps!), a Jeep-specific mag published by The Enthusiast Network, its Dispatch section quotes Business Insider : “Jeep is the most relevant brand in the auto industry.” While knowing what ‘relevant’ means, the blurb doesn’t supply any context beyond the quote itself. And while ‘relevant’ is obviously better […]

May 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Solar Stratification: Where Have All The Droptops Gone?

Solar Stratification: Where Have All The Droptops Gone?

Washington, DC – So, you’re looking for transparency in government? Aren’t we all? And if you hope to find it within the Beltway, best to do it behind the wheel of a convertible. Of course, if you’re a deep-pocketed lobbyist your choices are many, beginning (alphabetically) with Alfa, Audi and Aston and continuing – as […]

May 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ohio’s 2015 Honda Accord Touring V6: Red, Wright and Blue

Ohio’s 2015 Honda Accord Touring V6: Red, Wright and Blue

If under 40, you may not remember a time when GM, Ford and – to a lesser extent – Chrysler dominated the automotive landscape. What were then large sedans (and today would be regarded as midsize) were in everyone’s driveway, the pickup truck was rarely used by anyone outside of the cartage or landscape industries, […]

April 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Book Review: Sylvia Wilkinson’s The Stainless Steel Carrot

Book Review: Sylvia Wilkinson’s The Stainless Steel Carrot

If, in 1972, you had any audible automotive pulse, you’d know Mark Donohue (driving for Roger Penske) won Indy, a 25-year old Emerson Fittipaldi took the Formula One championship (for Lotus) and About-to-be-King Richard Petty won his 2nd consecutive Winston Cup (and 4th overall). Those of you with a heightened automotive interest – or nothing […]

April 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
What On Earth Is Alcantara?

What On Earth Is Alcantara?

Washington, D.C. – We will, of course, get to the answer in a minute. In the interim, for lack of anything else going on this past Wednesday, I rang the doorbell at the Italian Embassy in order to provide you, Dear Reader, a brief glimpse into the exclusive, high-end world that is Alcantara. Competing for […]

April 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Chevrolet Spark EV vs. Suburban: Shock and Awe

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV vs. Suburban: Shock and Awe

Founded in 1911, GM’s Chevrolet Division embraces its second century with about as much bandwidth – or brandwidth – as anyone (even the General’s founder, Billy Durant) might imagine. As the planet’s 4th-largest automotive brand, Chevrolet is sold in 115 countries, while its global client base can select from roughly 70 different models. In the […]

April 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
2016 Kia Sorento SX AWD Review: The Line Forms Here

2016 Kia Sorento SX AWD Review: The Line Forms Here

Less than 24 hours removed from the visual excess that comprised this year’s New York Auto Show (like, where should I start?), awaiting me at the D/FW Airport was – at least in stylistic terms – the proverbial breath of fresh air. In an era when a Camry is working overtime to be ‘bold’ (good […]

April 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Ford Edge Preview: There’s EcoBoost…and EgoBoost

2015 Ford Edge Preview: There’s EcoBoost…and EgoBoost

Scottsdale, AZ – On the sun-ripened streets of Phoenix it’s easy to be conflicted. Anne Murray’s Snowbird comes to mind (yeah, I know…but it won’t leave), while memories of Arizona senator Barry Goldwater still resonate, almost twenty years after his passing. Goldwater, a pilot, had a real affection for performance; a contemporary pic of him […]

March 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lexus NX 200t vs. Toyota RAV4 Limited: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide

Lexus NX 200t vs. Toyota RAV4 Limited: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide

Introduced to at least a portion of U.S. media in the hip, urbane environs in and around Seattle, the intentions of the Lexus PR team were immediately obvious (as – admittedly – they are in any number of automotive intros): Plug the Lexus NX 200t – the carmaker’s first compact CUV – into the Seattle […]

March 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Ford Expedition EL Platinum 4X4: Best Supporting Actor?

2015 Ford Expedition EL Platinum 4X4: Best Supporting Actor?

As you’ve probably noticed, Ford builds an abundance of well-regarded cars and the country’s best-selling (and most innovative) truck. And it also builds an absolute truckload of buzz, especially in the last twelve months. As you might expect, there’s much more to the Ford story than simply its iconic Mustang and an alloy-bodied truck. One […]

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
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