air fresheners

Happy Thanksgiving, Y’All: Eat Well & Celebrate Air Fresheners

To our American readers: happy Thanksgiving! To all others: happy Independence Day (Albania, Barbados, Mauritania, Panama), National Day (Benin, Poland), or St. Andrew’s Day (Scotland). We’re taking off the rest of this week to enjoy the stress and strain of…

2016 Volvo S60 Inscription
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2016 Volvo S60 Inscription: From China, With Love

I remember standing with a friend at the Detroit auto show about a decade ago when the Chinese automaker, Geely, announced plans to sell its cars in the U.S. Having witnessed the rise of Hyundai and Kia, I didn’t laugh,…

2015 Lexus ES 350

That’s So Gay: 2015 Lexus ES 350 Is One Of The Gayest, Grandest Sedans In The U.S.

Before the snow started falling, Jessica at Lexus asked me to see what I thought of the 2015 Lexus ES 350, a grand sedan of old-school and new-thinking style. (Okay, I asked her if I could drive the car and…

HRC Corporate Equality Index 2016

HRC Equality Index: Ford, General Motors, Nissan, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen Earn Perfect Scores

The Human Rights Campaign has just released its 2016 Corporate Equality Index, which grades companies across the U.S. on their LGBT-friendliness. The good news is that HRC changed some of its scoring criteria this go-round, raising expectations for employers. And…

2015 Scion FR-S

2015 Scion FR-S Is A Great Hipster Sportscar, Little Else

In short, the 2015 Scion FR-S is a sporty little coupe that is affordable and attractive and looks like a pretty sporty, peppy car, one that will impress friends and the occasional vagrant that one often sees in a hip…

2015 Toyota Prius

2015 Toyota Prius: A Dullard Indeed, But A Handsome, Economical Dullard

Just the single fact that the 2015 Toyota Prius’ combination gas/electric engine gets 51 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, well, that’s very exciting. Given the money you’ll save on gas so you can spend it…

Sight-Lines (what autonomous cars see)
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This Is What Autonomous Cars See

Looks a lot like the videogame Rez to me. (If any of you get that reference, I’ll be really happy.) From Fast Company: Most of the autonomous vehicles being built today—by Google, BMW, Ford, and others—navigate the roads using a scanning…

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Parallel Park It Like A Boss: In A MINI Cooper, In Reverse, With A 270-Degree Spin [Video]

Somehow, we missed the fact that yesterday was Guinness World Records Day. We totally would’ve sent flowers. Stunt driver Alastair Moffatt, however, was fully aware of the day’s significance. He took part in the festivities by parallel parking a MINI Cooper like…


That’s So Gay: 2015 Toyota Tundra Is A Great Off-Road, Off-Color Truck

As the year of Donald Trump and Ben Carson draws to a close (and hopefully their campaigns as well), we at Gaywheels look back fondly on some of the cars that grabbed our hearts if not necessarily our practical automotive…

"Nolan Bushnell (2009)" by Javier Candeira - Flickr: Nolan Bushnell. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons -
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Humpday Podcast: Atari Founder Says Human-Controlled Cars Will Be Outlawed In 20 Years & UPS Will Follow Uber Model

Last Friday, USA Today’s “Tech Deep Dive” podcast had a sit-down with Nolan Bushnell, the man who founded both Atari and Chuck E. Cheese. Basically, he created the 1980s. As a visionary, Bushnell’s exactly the kind of person you want to ask about the…