A Down-And-Dirty Recap Of The 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

To be honest, the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show felt a bit light on excitement. Even the brand-new models felt a tad stale and complacent. That’s not to say it was all bad, as there were some interesting tidbits of note. Here are some candid thoughts on some of the featured cars at the LA Auto Show…

2014 Lexus IS: Lexus Gets Into The Velociraptor Business

In my youth, the movie Jurassic Park was everything to me. So, you’d think I’d relish the opportunity to be whisked over Austin, Texas in a helicopter, Jurassic Park-style. John Williams’ sweeping soundtrack from that 1993 blockbuster would dance in my head as we’d glide over the city, all smiles and wonder.

2013 Detroit Auto Show: The Losers

Earlier today, I posted my list of “winners” from the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. But of course, you can’t have winners without a few losers. Here’s my selection of worst offenders. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a full gallery, if you must.

2013 Detroit Auto Show: The Winners

Last week’s 2013 Detroit Auto Show was a whirlwind of premieres and press conferences. Thankfully, the long, three-day weekend gave me time to reflect and choose some winners and losers of the lot. Below, you’ll find my best-in-show list. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a full gallery — and stay tuned this afternoon for the, um, not so fortunate.

2013 Detroit Auto Show Recap & Gallery: Day 2

If the first day of the Detroit Auto Show is like Christmas for car worshipers, the second day is a bit like New Year’s Eve: it’s still a lot of fun, and there are some cool things to see, but you don’t get overloaded with presents. That’s not to say I didn’t have a great time, and there were definitely some interesting vehicles to be revealed, including…

2013 Detroit Auto Show Recap & Gallery: Day 1

The 2013 North American International Auto Show (better known as the Detroit Auto Show) is home to many new models, and the entire event has a more upbeat and progressive feel than in years past. Of course the star of the show was the…

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible: For Droptop Divas & Turbocharged Tough-Guys

Regardless of any gender stereotyping, this new Beetle Convertible is a solid, high-quality vehicle with a lot to offer someone looking for a relatively affordable, sporty-ish, small car.

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Turbo Hybrid: The First Athletic Hybrid?

Probably the best thing I can say about the Jetta Turbo Hybrid is how quickly I forgot the car was a hybrid at all.

2013 Cadillac ATS Takes On The Cool Kids

Cadillac has not been sheepish in highlighting the fact that with the ATS, they aimed to best the ubiquitous BMW 3-series in the performance department. Them’s fightin’ works alright.

General Motors Heritage Center: The Museum That Almost Made My Head Explode

I’d flown to Detroit to experience the Woodward Dream Cruise, an enormous, cult-ish meeting of extremely enthusiastic vintage car owners and their rides that takes place for two days each summer on the first paved road in America. I saw someone driving around with two skeletons in the backseat of their late-80s Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible. It’s all a bit strange.