2010 Lexus IS Convertible F-Sport

2010 Lexus IS 350 C F-Sport Review

My first experience in a Lexus convertible could be best described as “lackluster.” And that was a bummer, as the open-top Lexus in question was the SC 430. Now, in hindsight, I know I shouldn’t have been excited about the car, but I got into the SC 430 tester shortly after coming home from... read more

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Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance

Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance 2010

Sunday, June 27 was the forty-fourth annual Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance. It was another scorching hot event just like last year, covered in my column from July 3rd... read more June 30, 2010 by 

Texting behind the wheel

Texting While Driving: It's Not Who You'd Think

Texting while driving is dangerous, and in many states, illegal. But, contrary to popular belief, the problem isn’t confined to the teenage texting fiends who are just... read more June 30, 2010 by 


Video Of The Week: Man Launched Into Orbit With Airbag

For some reason the South seems to be where a lot of ideas are born. I’m not saying that these are necessarily good ideas, I’m just saying that they seem to come up with... read more June 29, 2010 by 

Ford Microsoft SYNC

Ford Sync Versus OnStar: Navigation And Emergency Assistance

For the 2011 model year, two Detroit automakers are going toe-to-toe with advanced in-car electronics systems: It’s GM OnStar vs. Ford Sync. For over a decade, OnStar by GM... read more June 29, 2010 by 

2009 Porsche Cayman

Automotive Lifestyle: Coffee And Cars

Saturday mornings used to be exciting. As soon as light would enter my eyelids I would spring up out of bed to turn on cartoons. Nowadays, not only do you have to have... read more June 27, 2010 by 

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Coming Soon: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Right now there are absolutely insane rebates on Chevrolet Cobalts. It seems dealers are trying to sweep them off the lots before their replacement arrives. The 2011... read more June 27, 2010 by 

1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante Coupe

Monterey Car Week: Part 2

This August it will not be unusual to witness a person drop millions of dollars for a car in front of a large roaring crowd. This type of thing happens almost every year and... read more June 27, 2010 by 

Bugatti Veyron Centenaire Edition

Monterey Car Week: Part 1

Summer is here and that means one thing for me. No, I’m not thinking about BBQs or baseball season! I, and my fellow automotive comrades are talking about an entirely... read more June 27, 2010 by 

2011 Audi A8 spy shots

Audi and Google Team-up for a Winning Combination: 2011 Audi A8 Plus Google Earth

After acquiring Keyhole, Inc. and its EarthViewer 3D technology in 2004, Google launched Google Earth a year later. The product functions as an interactive map of the Earth... read more June 27, 2010 by 

OnStar-Verizon 4G LTE prototype system

BMW To Add Email To ConnectedDrive Function for All Vehicles in Fall of 2010

As BMW continues to try and improve their iDrive technology, we continue to see incremental enhancements to the system’s functions and capabilities. Starting this fall... read more June 27, 2010 by 

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Lexus HS250h Recalled for Risk of Excessive Fuel Leakage

Recalls are a part of vehicle ownership. But lately we’ve been focusing a lot on the ones from Toyota. This is partly because we’ve grown to expect bulletproof... read more June 27, 2010 by 

Audi TTS "Shelley" Autonomous Car

Audi TTS To Tackle Pikes Peak Without A Driver

 Racing is a great way to demonstrate the latest technologies developed by companies. In1985  Audi convinced America that all-wheel-drive was practical when it won at the... read more June 25, 2010 by 

2008 Mazda Furai concept

Mazda’s Nagare Styling Philosophy To Change

 The styling on current Mazdas, called Nagare after one of their concept cars, is either a love it or hate it proposition. The front ends of the Mazda 3 and MX-5 seem to be... read more June 23, 2010 by 

2011 Ford Fiesta

Coming Soon: 2011 Ford Fiesta

This week we will be looking at some of the cars that will be hitting the market in the next year or so that definitely deserve the attention of any member of Generation... read more June 23, 2010 by 

2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

Supercar of the Week: Ferrari 599 GTO

I hate to admit it, but I have never been a huge fan of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. I think it is too conservative for a Ferrari. Okay, so maybe conservative isn't the best... read more June 23, 2010 by 


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