Nelson Ireson, Senior Editor

Nelson is a Senior Editor at High Gear Media focusing on reviewing cars and covering the hottest topics in luxury and performance cars, car culture, and breaking news primarily on High Gear\'s luxury destination, MotorAuthority.com. Born and raised in California but now transplanted to Arkansas, Ireson has a law degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and is accredited to practice in the state, though he’s voluntarily inactive. Nelson also holds a degree in Speech Communication from Arkansas State University. His path to the automotive world wasn\'t a direct one, but his love of cars, speed, and driving ultimately won out. When he manages to come up for air, Ireson is reviewing cars, driving them fast at road courses and autocrosses, navigating rallies, or working on making himself and his car faster.

Articles

2016 Cadillac ATS-V First Drive Video

2016 Cadillac ATS-V First Drive Video

First things first: yes, this newfangled V car is better than the Germans. For me, anyway. Maybe for you, too. Already half of you are flabbergasting and chuffing, the disbelief—or is it disdain?—like a fine haze of saliva in the air. Well, tough. The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V is that good...

April 25, 2015
 
2016 Mazda MX-5 Club

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Gas Mileage Announced

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 has a heavy burden on its shoulders, living up to the reputation earned by the previous three generations of Mazda sports roadsters. But fortunately, its... read more April 24, 2015


 
James May

James May, Executive Producer Wilman Quit ‘Top Gear’

While it’s seemed obvious for some time, Top Gear As We Know It is dead. Today’s developments put the nails in that particular coffin: both co-star James May and... read more April 23, 2015


 
Ford Engineer & Family Set New Hot Wheels Loop Record

Ford Engineer & Son Set New Hot Wheels Loop Record: Video

Take Your Child to Work Day often results in some unexpected surprises—but very few of them end up in a new world record. But for one Ford employee and his son... read more April 23, 2015


 
Top Gear Season 20

BBC Confirms Final Clarkson ‘Top Gear’ Episodes Will Run This Summer

After Jeremy Clarkson’s punch-out flameout, and the subsequent death of Top Gear As We Know It (TGAWKI), there was some doubt as to whether the final Clarkson-featuring... read more April 22, 2015


 
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Stock 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 0-185-MPH Run: Video

A Z06 with an automatic isn’t a real Z06, you say. It’s barely even a sports car, you sneer. It’ll probably get outrun by a grocery cart, you chortle. You... read more April 22, 2015


 
Monster Tajima's car comes apart at speed, causing wreck

Wing, Bodywork Rip Off Of Monster Tajima’s Car At Speed, Cause Wreck: Video

Fire is still the main scare for nearly all racing drivers, whether professional or amateur. But sudden and catastrophic mechanical failure has to come in a close second... read more April 21, 2015


 

 
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