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The best cars, trucks, and SUVs from the 2016 Rocky Mountain Drive Experience

The Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa–located in Tabernash, Colorado near Winter Park–recently played host to the 2016 Rocky Mountain Drive Experience, presented by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press.  This annual event provided a terrific opportunity for me and my fellow…

2016 Toyota 4Runner 4×4 TRD Pro: rugged yet refined

Yesterday, Sam gave us his take on the 2016 Toyota 4Runner 4×4 TRD Pro. Today, it’s Dave’s turn. * * * * * 1984. Perhaps that reminds you of the masterpiece by George Orwell, a tale of power and control. But…

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2016 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X: Perfect for weekend warriors & week-long outdoor enthusiasts

Despite the fact that the Nissan Frontier PRO-4X mid-size, four-wheel-drive, crew cab pickup hasn’t had a major refresh since 2009, it can still compete with the likes of the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, and GMC Canyon. I recently had the opportunity to…

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Mecum Collector Car Auction isn’t for the meek

The Denver Convention Center recently played host to the second-annual Mecum Collector Car Auction. The eye-candy in the form of handsome stroller-meat, bubba-bears, and DILFs provided plenty of bulging fenders to look at–and the cars were nice too. This year’s event featured…

2016 Lexus IS 200t, you have been weighed, you have been measured, and have been found wanting

The all-new 2016 Lexus IS 200t sport sedan has donned a sleeker design, with some changes that include a bigger front end, restyled wheel design, and other aggressive tweaks.  It’s done all of this to take on its rivals in…

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2016 Nissan Titan XD comes out to show its pride

What is pride?  It’s a complex word with both positive and negative connotations. On the “neg” side it refers to a foolishly and irrationally corrupt sense of one’s personal value, status or accomplishment: in a word, hubris.  On the “pos”…

2016 Chevrolet Cruze: It’s no cruise missile but not your mema’s Nova either

“Baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and Chevrolet!” It was a great jingle that cemented the association of the Chevrolet brand with the USA. Interestingly enough, outside of our borders the Cruze has rocketed to the top of the sales charts, knocking its…

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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is big on versatility and features

Most of us recall that recently, Volkswagen has been in the news and received some pretty bad press around the diesel emission cheating scandal, the buyback offers, and agreements with the EPA. I think most folks are finally starting to forgive…

2016 Chrysler 300 with UConnect can really save your bacon

“I got [a Chrysler 300] ‘cause it look just like a Phantom.… Until a Phantom pull up.”  If you know comedian Katt Williams I’m sure you’ll recognize his bit. The other day, I went out for a ride with Sam…

2016 Lexus ES350: Perfectly suited for the harried commuter or weekend road-tripper

When I first saw the new 2016 Lexus ES 350, the grille immediately made me recall the Cylon Centurions, those warring cybernetic robots from the 1978-1980 television series Battlestar Galactica, who were hell-bent on the genocide of the human species. …