F1 Racing Legend Niki Lauda Comes Out (As A Homophobe)

If you follow Formula One, you’re probably familiar with Niki Lauda. (And if you’re not, well, that’s what Wikipedia is for.) The Austrian racing legend retired in 1985, but he’s managed to keep himself busy in other ways, managing F1…

Hot In Detroit: A Wrap-Up Of The 2011 Detroit Auto Show

While it may not have been any warmer in Detroit than Cleveland, it was hot inside Cobo Hall where all of the latest concept and production models were on display at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. Given the…

2011 Nissan Quest

First, a quick rant: why do people have such a problem with minivans? Why would anyone want to hide the fact that they are raising kids? And what could possibly be uncool about being a soccer mom, or a little-league…

2011 Jaguar XJL Supercharged

A Proper English Predator Prepares to Hunt German Thoroughbreds By Lauren Marie How can you resist this face? An icon of luxury, prestige, and one of your grandfather’s favorite subjects on which to reminisce, the masters at Jaguar design (led…

2011 Infiniti QX56

Journalists often refer to high-performance luxury sedans that do everything perfectly as “Q-Ships”. The original Lexus Q-ship was literally a Q-ship, branded Q45. When it debuted in 1989, it was the equal of German bismarks costing twice as much. Fast,…

Letter From A Gaywheels Reader In Croatia

  We get a lot of mail at Gaywheels.com — some good, some not so good, but a recent email really struck a chord with the staff. It’s from a young man in Croatia (we’ll call him Zach) who discovered…

2011 Nissan Leaf

How far is your daily commute? Ten miles? Twenty? Maybe you drive 30 miles on a normal weekday: back and forth to work, out for lunch, run a few errands on the way home. It’s the typical drive for the…

Summertime Memories: Provincetown’s Mercedes Cab Company

Baby, it’s cold outside. No, really — it’s freakin’ cold, y’all. Even at Gaywheels South, in normally hot and humid New Orleans, we’re sporting jackets and hats and gloves and whatnot. You know it’s serious when Southerners pull out the…

2011 Land Rover Range Rover

Queen Elizabeth may be out-wealthed by females like Oprah Winfrey and a couple of the Walton women, but none of them can buy a finer 4×4 than Her Majesty’s favorite. The Queen is known for keeping a fleet of Land…

2011 Volvo XC60

Safe. A Volvo must be safe. It doesn’t matter if the subject of the safety wand is a big sedan, compact wagon, or mid-size crossover like the XC60. Now gripped in Chinese automaker Geely’s chopsticks, the very-Swedish Volvo proves it…