Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Perfect family transportation, thine name is Station Wagon.

Let’s talk about wagons – or estates, for my British readers (according to Google analytics there’s a few of you).  I’ve often brought them up in conversation with some of my car buddies and some people love them, some people do not.  Noting their polarizing affect on the world of automotive enthusiasts, I will draw a line in the sand and firmly plant my feet on the side that brings the love. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Some LA Auto Show Highlights

The LA Auto Show

The LA Auto is running wild until December 1st.  I wish I could be there, but alas, I live thousands of miles away in the frozen wastelands of the fabled Canadas.  It’s a dream of mine to go, but for now I’m just going to have to live vicariously through the journalists and bloggers that post content online. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

What's your bid?: My first car auction.

Friends can be the most dangerous people you know.  Without them, you probably would not have participated in nearly as many high-risk, impulse activities.  Of course without friends cajoling us into making potentially life (and body) altering decisions, life would be much more boring.  However, that boredom would be offset with high levels of steady-as-she-goes and easy-does-it.  Wait, offset was the wrong word.  Compounded!  That's what I was looking for...

So what's my point?  Well, I have recently been bated into doing something I would otherwise never have thought to do - go to a car auction.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Unsung Flagship Sedans Part 2

Well here’s part 2 of my favorite unsung flagship sedans, a celebration of the large, pricey and awesome land barges that we all love!  

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Unsung Flagship Sedans Part 1

I like the idea of a flagship sedan.  One car that represents everything a brand is supposed to stand for.  A showcase for luxury, performance, comfort, technology and style or whatever else a brand wants to put out there to proclaim its superiority and dominance - with varying levels of success.

Some flagships are obvious pinnacles of automotive excellence and immediately come to mind - the BMW 7-Series, Mercedes S-Class and Lexus LS are just a few that come to mind.   Others are not.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Tesla can light tires AND start fires?

This is old news by now, but perhaps some of you may not have heard about the latest speed-bump for Tesla.  I am of course referring to the recent car fires that have been attributed to a potential design flaw in the Model S. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sometimes all you need is a little boost...

We can mostly all agree that more power coming from your engine is a good thing.  That extra go-faster feeling pressing you into the back of your seat as the speedometer goes up and the gas gauge goes down is one of the universal joys of driving a true performance machine.