Let’s Talk: 2008 Buick Enclave

At Gaywheels.com, our mission is to bring you the latest on gay-friendly cars, their owners and the companies that build them. But sometimes we get the chance to experience vehicles in the way their owners would. Recently, we did just that when we attended a fabulous event with Buick in Napa, Calif. We weren’t alone, either. Gaywheels.com’s founder Joe LaMuraglia explored the Northern California countryside with the “Chief Mother” from MotherProof.com, Kristin Varela, as his co-driver. And we were curious — do gay drivers see the Enclave through the same eyes as a full-time Mom does? Here’s the result from their online chat review of the 2008 Enclave:

A Car for Every Gay Stage

The automobile industry spends millions of dollars researching the average consumer’s needs during various life stages. Depending on our age and position in life, our cars say a lot about us, our desires and the image we wish to project. Of course, we of the homosexual persuasion have a slightly different set of needs and paths than our straight counterparts.

Back in Black – 2008 Saab Turbo X

2008 Saab Turbo X

Saab invited us to Boston this week to be a part of the North American reveal of the 2008 Saab Turbo X. With a yearly volume of only 600 in the U.S. and a price tag north of $40K, one might ask why Gaywheels.com was amongst the few to be part of this event. The answer: Saab recognizes the importance of the GLBT consumer and with their 9-3 a Top Researched vehicle on the site, it made sense to make sure our readers got the scoop. Besides, we all love black, right?

Top 5 From the LA Auto Show

2009 Lincoln MKS

In its second year taking place in November, the Los Angeles International Auto show is establishing itself as a important event for the industry. We forced ourselves to go to all the parties and fabulous events in the city of Angels. The result? Our picks for the Top 5 notable introductions from gay-friendly manufacturers.

2007 Los Angeles Auto Show

GM Electric Fuel Cell

I can’t believe it, but it is November already and we are in Los Angeles to cover the 2007 Los Angeles International Auto show. We won’t be giving you up-to-the-second updates (for that, check out The Car Connection) but rather a daily recap and then a few days later our Top Vehicles list. I am a guest of General Motors for this trip and had the pleasure to drive their latest-generation Fuel Cell vehicles yesterday afternoon as part of their social media program. The route was just a short jaunt around downtown L.A. but the Fuel Cell Equinox was quite impressive.

Team G.L.A.M. – We Made It!

Team G.L.A.M. - the first out GLBT rally team takes part in the Fireball Run

Well, we made it. While I would have preferred that we claimed overall victory in the inaugural Fireball Run (we came in 11th overall), I am very pleased with our final results. The score was based on a multitude of factors and to be very honest, the rules kept changing as the event progressed. When you get 45+ teams of highly competitive individuals, loopholes will be found and rules will be challenged.

Only in Europe!

Gay Boys on Daihatsu's web site

Europe has long been known for their acceptance of more “creative” messaging in their advertising. Well it seems that Daihatsu is going for the “Gayest Automotive Web Site of All Time Award” with the launch of the site for a vehicle called the Trevis on their German website.

Land Rover Driving School

Land Rover Driving School - Biltmore Estate

Land Rover USA has a solution that satisfies current and future owners’ desire to connect to the heritage of Land Rover while making them feel like a Queen (or King) for a day. It is called the Land Rover Experience Driving School.

Cars, Stars and Fashion – GM Does Hollywood

Mario Lopez at GM 10

The beautiful people were out in droves, surrounded by gorgeous automobiles at the sixth annual GM TEN fashion show. Each year, as Hollywood gears up for the Academy Awards, one of the most anticipated pre-Oscar galas is produced by General Motors in the form of a high-energy fashion show simply known as TEN.

Car Buying Tips


As the resident gay car geeks, we often get questions from friends, family and even strangers about the car buying process. With that in mind, we’ve put together a few steps to make the process easier and of course, more gay friendly!