Artwork by photographer Freddy Fabris

Photographer Freddy Fabris Uses Garages & Mechanics To Restage Classic Works Of Art

Freddy Fabris is a meticulous photographer, attentive to every minute detail. He’s also a devoted fan of cars and car culture, which provided inspiration for a recent series of images that recreate (and reinvent) famous works of art: Sometimes in life, fate…

2013 Buick Encore in Cocoa Silver
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Buick Encore Was Compact Before Compact Was Cool

The great Barbara Mandrell once sang about being “country when country wasn’t cool”.  Buick’s Encore crossover might sing a similar song of being compact before compact was cool, virtually inventing the compact luxury crossover segment with unpretentious, efficient comfort.  Now,…

Christine, directed by John Carpenter, based on the novel by Stephen King

Today’s Disturbing Read: “Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill”

Yesterday, the MIT Technology Review addressed some of the ethical issues associated with autonomous cars. In the process, it raised some uncomfortable questions, like: “Will self-driving cars be more rational and morally upright than we are?” (Hint: yes, if we can figure out…

Amateur mechanic

Attention Tinkerers & Tuners: Congress Is Trying To Prevent You From Working On Your Car

Jim Webb’s performance in last Tuesday’s presidential debate was terrible. He was unlikable, awkward, and wore a snap-on Lego hairdo. But when Webb bowed out of the race earlier this week, he said one thing that made quite a few heads nod in agreement….

Consumer Reports 2015 reliability study

Consumer Reports: American Cars Are Mostly Terrible (Except For Buick)

Consumer Reports has released its annual Auto Reliability Survey, and the findings…well, if you keep up with car news, the findings won’t come as much of a surprise. The CliffsNotes version is pretty simple: Asian brands are mostly great (Acura…

The 2009 smart fortwo (pic by Casey Williams, with Casey's daughter in the Little Tikes car)
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2016 Smart ForTwo: A Smarter Smart For A Crazy Nerd

My crazy love for a Smart is well-documented, but I’m one of those nerds who fell in love on a trip to Europe and couldn’t wait to order one when they became available stateside in 2008. In fact, I ordered…

Seat Leon Cross Sport Concept

My Trip To Frankfurt, Stuttgart, And Munich

Greetings from Croatia, my dear Gaywheels readers. I haven’t written for a while, but recently I visited Frankfurt and its famous IAA show. All the automotive elite were there, presenting their shiny new models, so I decided to share some…


Is Uber Going To Take Over Our Roads Or Not?

We all know that Millennials prefer taking Ubers and Zipcars to buying their own rides. (At least that’s what we’re told.) That sounds like a recipe for success for both companies, but Uber in particular is having a tough time…

2015 Lincoln Navigator
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Lincoln Navigator Is Surprisingly Delightful

Lincoln Navigator pretty-much created the full-size luxury SUV segment in the United States, busting out in 1997 with a chromed-over and leather-upholstered version of Ford’s popular Expedition. Cadillac reacted quickly with a wreath-and-crest adorned GMC Yukon Denali – the Escalade…

Tesla Gigafactory rendering

Journalists Break Into The Tesla Gigafactory — Using A Jeep, Of Course

From Nevada comes a report of two assholes idiots journalists employed by the Reno Gazette Journal who broke into Tesla’s new Gigafactory. Stealthy and clever, they were not: The vehicle belonging to the two trespassers was a Jeep marked with RGJ decals on both…