2018 New York International Auto Show

2018 New York International Auto Show

This time we head to the Big Apple, where we pick the best at the 2018 New York International Auto show. The cold winter hung on outside the Javits Center, but inside, the air was hot with news. Some of the hottest headlines coming from Volkswagen and its Atlas Tanoak (Tan-Oak) pickup concept. This mid-sizer shares its chassis with the Chattanooga-made Atlas SUV,… Read More

2018 Geneva International Motor Show

2018 Geneva International Motor Show

The Geneva International Motor Show is known for its cool concepts and premium priced cars. And, this year both made for a lot of “electricity.” The production version of the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE made its show debut. This Tesla-fighting SUV arrives here later this year. Bentley’s first step towards electrification is the Bentayga plug-in hybrid. Volkswagen’s… Read More

2018 Chicago Auto Show

2018 Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is the largest car show in America. Not only in floor space, but also because the attendees actually buy cars. And for its 110th edition, there were plenty of them to choose from. Toyota unveiled the next generation TRD Pro lineup. For 2019, the Tundra, 4Runner and Tacoma all get the lifted off-road treatment, with Fox Internal Bypass Shocks,… Read More

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

We hear a lot about a future where cars will drive themselves. But, even before that, researchers envision autos doing more of the thinking through Artificial Intelligence. Nissan is working on B-to-V, or “Brain-to-Vehicle” technology. Here, a driver wears a device that monitors brain waves. By tapping into the brain’s signals, their system can predict what the… Read More

2018 North American International Auto Show

2018 North American International Auto Show

For most people, Detroit, Michigan in the dead of winter, would be the last place they’d want to go. But, we’re not most people. we are fanatics of all things automotive. And everyone knows, come January, Motown is the place to be for the scoop on the hottest of the new cars heading our way. Don’t want to go out in the cold? Don’t worry; sit back and relax,… Read More

2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus

2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has a long track record of selecting the safest cars on the road. And, for 2018, only 15 vehicles earned their TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS award. That status is now tougher than ever to achieve. For the first time, the IIHS has added front passenger-side crash ratings to the criteria. Top rating also requires a “good” headlight… Read More

2017 LA Auto Show

2017 LA Auto Show

In a city full of stars… our attention was drawn to the cars at the 2017 Automobility L.A. Or, once you get past all the hoopla of press days, the 2017 LA Auto Show! More Porsches are sold in California than any other state, so, fittingly, at the LA convention center they introduced a new 718 Boxster GTS, and the 718 Cayman GTS. Among the highlights, horsepower… Read More

Passenger Side Crash Tests

Passenger Side Crash Tests

We pay a lot of attention to what happens to the driver when metal meets metal on the road. But now a new study focuses—instead--on the person sitting next to the driver --in a crash. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently put 13 midsize cars through a "passenger-side" small overlap front test. It’s similar to the crash tests where the driver’s side… Read More

2017 Tokyo Motor Show

2017 Tokyo Motor Show

The bi-annual Tokyo Motor Show is best known for its sometimes wild and creative concept cars, and this year was no exception. Mazda’s sleek view of the future includes the VISION COUPE. But, surprise, they’ve actually packed 4-doors into the elegant coupe shape.  Mazda also publicly revealed their KAI CONCEPT. The compact hatchback will feature Mazda’s… Read More

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Internal combustion engines still rule the road, but at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, electrics are getting ready for a more commanding role. The show’s star was the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE. This plug-in hybrid Hyper-Car concept combines a racing V6 with no less than 4 electric motors for over 1,000 horsepower. More practical is the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA. A… Read More