Abarth Fiat Punto Evo

Forbidden Fruit: Fiat Abarth Punto Evo SS

We already know that a 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is coming to the U.S., but what we won't get is the Abarth Punto Evo with the esseesse conversion kit--not a direct relation to the 500, but cut from similar cloth, and an example of what we'd like to see more of from Fiat. This pint-sized Fiat hot hatch... read more

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Local Motors Rally Fighter

The Next Rally Fighter? Local Motors Announces New Design Competition

Back in March of 2008, a start-up brought a new paradigm to the automotive world. That start-up was Local Motors, a Massachusetts-based venture that believed it could build... read more May 19, 2011 by 

1926 Rolls Royce Phantom 10EX

1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom 10EX Up For Auction

Any car with the Rolls-Royce emblem on it and a rare prototype from 85 years ago--either one could serve as the quintessential centerpiece of a distinguished car collection... read more May 19, 2011 by 

Grabber-Blue 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca

VIDEO: 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 First Drive At Laguna Seca

We'll have a first-drive review for you very soon, but in the meantime, here is video of High Gear Media Editorial Director Marty Padgett taking a 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302... read more February 24, 2011 by 


BMW Launches New Sub Brand: BMW i

BMW is jumping into the green mobility movement with both feet with the creation of a new sub-brand: BMW i. Under the banner "Born Electric," BMW will begin selling two new... read more February 21, 2011 by 

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Main Street In Motion Brings Camaro Test Drives To Bay Area And Los Angeles

If you're a California resident--or if you like visiting California--you might be pleased to note that Main Street In Motion, a traveling auto show of sorts that appears to... read more February 18, 2011 by 

2011 Ford Mustang V6

VIDEO: Polish Mustang Club Burns Rubber While Promoting Race

The Mustang Club of Poland has produced video promoting a 700-kilometer race across the country over four days in June and July. Thirty teams will compete for prizes. If... read more February 17, 2011 by 

Cars and Guitars at Chicago Auto Show

2011 Chicago Auto Show: Fender Puts Guitars in Cars

During the Chicago show's press preview, Panasonic's Jim Viola and Fender's Brian Tedeschi demonstrated their latest musical collaboration: a Fender-branded premium sound... read more February 14, 2011 by 

Jonathan Browning before the Economic Club of Chicago

VW's Browning: America's The Toughest Market Of All

Volkswagen of America's Jonathan Browning addressed this year's Chicago Auto Show with a challenge to himself: turning VW into one of America's truly mainstream brands. Two... read more February 14, 2011 by 

Press impressed:  Farley answers traditional media's questions

Chicago Auto Show: Jim Farley, the 2011 Ford Explorer, and Social Media

Ford's group vice president Jim Farley delivered the 2011 Chicago Auto Show's keynote media address. He says the annual Chicago event is the "largest consumer auto show."... read more February 14, 2011 by 

2010 Dodge Challenger R/T Mopar

Photo Gallery: Dodge Challenger At The 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

There weren't many Challengers at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, but I snapped a few shots of the two Challengers--one a 2010, one a 2011--that were on the floor. I know... read more November 18, 2010 by 

2012 Boss Mustang Laguna Seca

Photo Gallery: Mustangs At The 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

The star of the Mustang portion of the Ford display at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show was the 2012 Boss Mustang, but there were plenty of other goodies around, such as cutaway... read more November 18, 2010 by 

2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Photo Gallery: 2011 Chevrolet Camaro

Here's a peek at the Camaros that Chevrolet had on display on the floor at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. There weren't many Camaros on display--two convertibles and a... read more November 17, 2010 by 

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Fireball Run: The Final Day

Saturday was the final day of the Fireball Run, and it was also the last time we'd have to face down a track event--this time at Cordova Dragway Park in Cordova, Illinois... read more October 3, 2010 by 

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Fireball Run: Day Two Of The Action

Things were a bit more settled today, as I felt a little more comfortable with the rhythm of the road at the Fireball Run. As on the day before, I took the while to start the... read more October 1, 2010 by 

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Fireball Run: My First Taste Of The Action

Today, I got my first official taste of Fireball Run. I spent the morning behind the wheel of Team High Gear Media's 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS, before switching seats and... read more September 30, 2010 by 


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