2011 Ford Fiesta

COLORFUL AND FUN, THE FIESTA LIVES UP TO ITS NAME By Joe Tralongo For years now, I have scratched my big balding head in bewilderment at Ford’s refusal to bring its impressive world-class European models to the United States. There…

Friday Food For Thought

Thumbnail image for gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill.jpg Normally, we like to end the week on an upbeat note, but this Friday, we’re fixated on slightly somber stuff — in particular, the BP oil spill/leak in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s just beginning to wash ashore in Louisiana, and it could soak beaches from Texas to Florida before all’s said and done.

As a site that revels in rides of all sorts — from hybrid fuel-sippers to gas-guzzling supercars — we know that there’s a dark side to every car. Combustion engines rely on a vibrant petroleum industry, and that industry is the cause of the hurricane-shaped blob drifting toward the Louisiana coastline one month before storm season begins. Battery-electric vehicles are flawed, too: they need power plants, and the majority of those facilities in the U.S. are stoked by coal.

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

MERCEDES E-LECTRA CABRIOLET By Casey Williams A breezy spring day is enough to make anyone want to re-live childhood and hop on a classic bike, like the ones from California’s Electra Bicycle Company. Cruiser styling reminds you of the past,…

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

IMMORTAL CORVETTE GRAND SPORT By Casey Williams A car like the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport can make even amateurs immortal. Maneuvers that take great skill in lesser automobiles are executed with such ease and precision as to seem unchallenging….

Betty White, Bobby Trendy, Alec Baldwin, And Other Friday Fun Stuff

iron-man-2--robert-downey-jr----comic-con--09--18--lrg.pngIt’s been a busy week at Gaywheels — behind the scenes, anyway — but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been paying attention to all the shenanigans going on outside our Fortress of Solitude (aka The Server Closet). Here’s a quick recap of some of the car stories that’ve caught our eye over the past few days. You’ve got nothing better to do on a Friday, right?

Cadillac comes out during the NY Auto Show

Cadillac_nyias201_nightout.jpgIn a first-of-its-kind event – and something we hope to see a lot more of in the future – Cadillac hosted a reception geared towards the LGBT community during this year’s New York International Auto Show. Gays and lesbians from a wide range of professional backgrounds rubbed shoulders, talked cars, and clinked cocktail glasses at this ground-breaking soiree.

Seeking to counter what one sassy guest referred to as GM’s “old white guys in suits” image, Cadillac chose the New York show and Jacob Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan to come roaring out of the closet.

Chevrolet gets its GLEEk on

Thumbnail image for glees-chris-colfero-on-the-hood-of-a-chevrolet-camaro_100310241_m.jpgLook, we know that not everyone is a fan of Glee. For one thing, it’s mostly about high schoolers, and their lives? Not always interesting. It’s also slick to the point of being unbelievable. And, at the core of Glee’s glittery little heart, it’s a musical, and sometimes after a long day of arguing with Phil in Risk Management, we’d rather kick back, enjoy a gay-friendly Bud Light, and not be assaulted by barely post-pubescent belters. All valid complaints.

2010 Buick LaCrosse CX

A BETTER BREED OF BUICK By Nick Kurczewski Either I’m getting old, or Buick is building better cars.  Let’s stick with the second scenario, because how else can I explain my appreciation for the 2010 Buick LaCrosse?  The new LaCrosse…

2011 Ford Mustang

NOT SO FAST CAMARO: THERE’S A NEW PONY IN TOWN By Joe Tralongo There are two kinds of driver in this world and Ford builds a Mustang to suit them both. On the one hand there are people like my…

Mercedes-Benz ponies up for LGBT viewers

Thumbnail image for Sex_and_the_City_2.jpg Yesterday, a reader pointed us to a press release announcing Acura’s sponsorship of World Team Tennis — the implication being that Acura will gain some brand recognition among LGBT sports fans. But we’ll see Acura’s advertising bet and raise it by Mercedes-Benz’s sponsorship of the U.S. Open and Sex and the City II.

Top that.