The Hot Hatch Choice

10.19.16 - 2016 Volkswagen Golf R

We’ve seen many automakers working to have some outstanding performance come from their smaller vehicles and that makes perfect sense. While the drive of a 707 horsepower Hellcat sounds like a lot of fun, it’s not very practical at all. Instead, you can choose a hot hatch that will be perfect for your driving needs and give you the ability to know it’s a practical choice to drive on any road and make into your daily driver. Two of the most admired models on the market today are the Ford Focus RS and the Volkswagen Golf R which both offer some amazing performance and the drive you want to enjoy on the road, but which one will be right for you.

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Did You Expect Anything Less from Rolls-Royce?

10.06.16 - Rolls Royce Logo

When it comes to any industry there’s always one company that stands head and shoulders above the rest. For some reason this one company has had a commitment to perfection in that industry and often becomes a trend setter with new technology, product development and sought after perfection. This company typically is either the largest volume producer of an item or offers such immense quality with their products that they become impossible to ignore and are able to realize massive profits from a smaller number of products that are of the highest quality the industry has to offer.

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Your M3 Didn’t Start Out as a Road Car

09.12.16 - 2017 BMW 30 Jahre M3

Do you know what the M3 was originally made for? It was a car that was specially designed as a homologation to be entered into a specific racing series. This car was to participate in the World European and German Touring Championship (DTM) and eventually developed into something much larger. In fact, the fact that the 3-Series was chosen over other models is significant of the balance and prestige this car had already earned, but now that the M3 has been around a while we might have something to celebrate.

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The Salt Flats are Back

08.22.16 - Bonneville Salt Flats

Not that they actually went anywhere, but the Bonneville Salt Flats have been experiencing erosion over many years that has been attributed to mining operations in the area. The mining ins of the potash that is part of the underlying area under the actual salt crust of the flats. For years this mining has been slowly causing the flats to recede as the brine is siphoned through the underground aquifers that pump it out where needed. Unfortunately this has had a negative effect on the Salt Flats and for the past two years the Speed Week activities that are held at Bonneville have had to be cancelled.

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Ride Sharing to Celebrate Movies

07.28.16 - Ecto-1

Whenever a new movie is scheduled to release in theaters a variety of industries work to try and grab their share of the fun and enjoyment by offering their own products and services that are themed after the movie. This is especially true and fairly easy when it comes to movies such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel Avengers and any other movie that warrants the use of action figures. While the toy industry and related product arenas can easily capture some of the benefits from these new movie openings, one industry that may be a bit challenged to do so is the ride sharing industry.

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Two New Recalls for Toyota

07.20.16 - Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda

While the Takata air bag recall has affected every automaker in one way or another Toyota is handling a different kind of airbag recall from a different manufacturer. As the largest single car company in the world it’s no surprise Toyota has to deal with recalls that reach the millions of vehicles on a regular basis. For these two recalls Toyota is having vehicles recalled for airbags and for faulty fuel emissions controls. These two recalls affect a wide variety of vehicles in many parts of the world, but so far the good news is neither one has caused an accident, injury or fatality.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica: A New Minivan

07.04.16 - 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler has done away with the Town & Country name and brought back the Pacifica. This used to be an SUV, but now it’s the most advanced minivan on the market and the perfect place for you to offer your family a great ride on any road. The Pacifica offers luxury styling and features that you tend to not find anywhere else in the market. This is the minivan that has the right stuff to be the partner with Google for self-driving technology, but until that becomes a reality you can certainly enjoy the wonderful driving capabilities of the Pacifica.

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Even Forward Action Can Lead to Lawsuits

06.18.16 - General Motors Logo

In an attempt to be forthcoming with information when the discovery of a discrepancy in the fuel mileage numbers was found GM announced recently that the fuel economy numbers of the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave were overstated by as much as two mpg for the average fuel mileage. Originally this was thought to be only an issue for the 2016 model year and new stickers were issued along with an immediate stop sale. To go along with this GM announced they would work with the customers who had already purchased these vehicles to make things right with them.

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Vehicles You Might Not Think about Taking Off Road

06.06.16 - 2017 Bentley Bentayga

The automotive world is full of vehicles that can perform a wide variety of tasks on any road or in the wilderness. Most of the time off road vehicles are put into two categories, 4×4’s and crossovers. The 4×4’s are meant to head out on trails and typically have a box on frame design while the crossovers are made to handle foul weather while still offering a car-like drive that you want to enjoy on the road. There are many crossovers that will surprise you with their capabilities and may even be at a price that makes you not want to take them off road, but these five are some that will really surprise you with their capability in an area that isn’t paved.

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Cadillac let Joe Biden Down but America Still Wins

05.13.16 - Joe Biden

The Vice President of the United States, Joseph Biden bet a member of his press pool that the Cadillac CTS-V would be the faster car to reach sixty mph when the Caddy was put up against the Tesla Model S P90D. This sounds like a sure bet as the Cadillac CTS-V is one of the sportiest and fastest Cadillacs ever made which means this car can be taken to the track to compete with the sports cars we know and love on the market. There was more to the logic used by the VP for this bet as he happens to be a bit of a gearhead.

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