Interview: Eric Peterson, GM’s Vice President for Global Diversity

Left to right: Chevrolet Dealer Bill Perkins poses with his Urban Wheels Pioneer of the Year Award and General Motors Vice President Diversity Eric Peterson

A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to land an interview with Eric Peterson, General Motors’ Vice President of Global Diversity. Despite the fact that he was very busy and that we were in the middle of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show — literally in the middle: we chatted at a table between a couple of GMC displays — Eric gave me nearly half an hour to ask questions about GM, its brands, and its views on LGBT employees and customers. Continue reading

Citroën DS4 Voted European Gay Car Of The Year 2012

Citroen DS4

The Citroën DS4 has been voted European Gay Car of the Year 2012. The title was awarded by website Legorda.fr, which devotes itself to promoting gay and gay-friendly car clubs and events around the world. Past European Gay Car winners have included everything from the wildly expensive Aston Martin DB9 Volante, which starts at more than $200,000, to chic urban runabouts like the Mini Convertible and Fiat 500. In France, the entry-level DS4 costs approximately $27,500. Continue reading

The Best Of The 2012 Detroit Auto Show: Nick Kurczewski

Volkswagen E-Bugster concept, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

The 2012 North American International Auto Show (aka the Detroit Auto Show) is still going strong, and if you’re fortunate enough to visit between now and closing time on Sunday, here are a few of the rides you ought to check out, courtesy of our editor, Nick Kurczewski. (FYI, click the pics for a larger view.) Continue reading

6 Car Trends Spotted At The 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Fusion, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Walking the floor of the North American Auto Show in Detroit, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Staff from each company rattle off details about their newest rides and how they differ from the competition. With all that minutiae running around in your head, you could begin to think that each automaker works in a vacuum. Continue reading