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2015 NHRA Winternationals: Let’s set the record straight

2015 NHRA Winternationals: Let’s set the record straight

A long time ago, my dad took me and my three siblings to the NHRA drag races in Pomona. I must have been eight years old, and all I remember is the smell of rubber for days, and my mom combing chunks of burned tire out of my hair. I think that was the last […]

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Chicago Auto Show: A bit more that matters, Part III

2015 Chicago Auto Show: A bit more that matters, Part III

In many ways the Chicago auto show is the most important major auto show in North America. Not entirely because significant automobiles are unveiled or even that it generates large headlines. What lies beneath the swirling lights and glitzy presentations are the strong relationships developed or fortified between our intrepid journalists and company executives and […]

February 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rolls-Royce will build an SUV; Yes, you read that right, a Rolls SUV

Rolls-Royce will build an SUV; Yes, you read that right, a Rolls SUV

Rolls-Royce will build an SUV. Not that they’d say it quite like that. Rolls-Royce wouldn’t even issue a press release.  Instead, Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes the chairman and chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars issued an “open letter.” And rather than an SUV, the new vehicle will be a “car that offers the luxury of a […]

February 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Chicago Auto Show: A little more that matters, Part II

2015 Chicago Auto Show: A little more that matters, Part II

The Chicago Auto Show is the industry equivalent of third base. As Matras said in Part I: first comes LA, then NAIAS, then Chicago, and finally New York; these four make up the top shows in the country. And while Chicago news and reveals may not match the glitz and glamour of Detroit, we love […]

February 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Chicago Auto Show: All that matters (and some that doesn’t) Part I

2015 Chicago Auto Show: All that matters (and some that doesn’t) Part I

More people attend the Chicago Auto Show than any other show in the U.S., including the “big three,” the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Los Angeles Auto Show and the New York International Auto Show, and it’s in Chicago’s bright, fresh and roomy McCormick Place. So why doesn’t it get more respect? […]

February 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Jeep’s New Renegade: It Could Have Been – And Should Have Been – A Jimny

Jeep’s New Renegade: It Could Have Been – And Should Have Been – A Jimny

Seeing the first photos of Jeep’s new Renegade, I couldn’t help but wince. Although having no personal problem with ‘cute ute’ as a descriptive, and realizing that early Jeep CJs – in something other than government-issue green – were irreversibly ‘cute’, there was simply too much going on visually within the Renegade’s small footprint to […]

February 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fiat and Alfa Romeo chart their future in the U.S. with new models

Fiat and Alfa Romeo chart their future in the U.S. with new models

Fiat and Alfa Romeo, thanks to the “merger” of Chrysler and Fiat (now FCA, for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), are making their return to the United States, and Italian automobile enthusiasts are, well, enthusiastic. It’s not that Italian cars haven’t been available in the U.S., but those for sale here have had big numbers on their […]

February 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Bentley’s New Infinite Fragrance: Does It Pass The Smell Test?

Bentley’s New Infinite Fragrance: Does It Pass The Smell Test?

If Scott Fitzgerald wasn’t the first to notice the difference between the rich and the rest of us, he was certainly the most widely read. It seems, however, money is only a small portion of the difference; the main component in today’s’ social stratification is how we smell. And for those wanting to smell like […]

February 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
The 2015 Washington, DC Auto Show: A Parade of Progress

The 2015 Washington, DC Auto Show: A Parade of Progress

  That the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, home to Washington, D.C.’s annual auto show, has no provision for parking should be the first warning. Sure, you can park at a nearby hotel – as I did – and watch an estimated parking tab of $30 inflate oh-so-quickly to $50. You can take your chances […]

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
North American International Auto Show, Part II: Double punch

North American International Auto Show, Part II: Double punch

Although the new Ford GT and Acura NSX were arguably the belles of this debutante ball, they weren’t the only headliners at the 2015 North American International Auto Show–or NAIAS, or even more colloquially, The Detroit Show–a 200 mph Cadillac sedan was hardly to be missed, nor the Audi Q7, more concepts–from Chevrolet, Volkswagen, Hyundai […]

January 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
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