Things weren’t looking too good a few years back, as the entire American automobile industry was falling off a cliff. In the midst of all that, Chrysler hired Bob Nardelli, the infamous CEO of Home Depot who had a propensity to squeeze profit out of a company, even if it meant wrecking it because it was wreckable, to quote Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) in the movie Wall Street. Chrysler got wise and gave Bob the boot, bringing on Sergio Marchionne, who previously turned Fiat from laughable to lauded. With Chrysler, Sergio has now brought the company from bankruptcy to beatification, in a very profitable way. Continue reading
There is something inherently magical about the 2014 Fiat 500 Abarth convertible (500C in Fiat speak) and pinpointing the origin of that specialness is not all that hard to do. All a driver has to do is press the button to make the cloth roof slide backwards opening up the cabin to the blue skies and sunshine overhead followed by pressing a red button on the dash marked “Sport.” Then, when he or she turns the key they will be treated to one of the most sonorously delightful and wickedly loud engine note this side of a Ferrari. Without having driven a mile, you will know that this is one badass car.
Ed. note: Kia is not an LGBT-friendly automaker. For a list of those that are, take a look at our long, long list of gay-friendly car companies. * * * * * Now, since Gaywheels.com is in fact a LBGT (Lesbian Bisexual Gay Transgender) community focused automotive website, you can … Continue reading
Last summer, I was shocked beyond shocked when our beloved editor, Richard Read, asked me if I wanted to attend a BLTG (sandwich?) event hosted by Chevrolet in Seattle and Vancouver. I’ve never been a girl who could say ‘no’ to a man, so of course I cleared my busy calendar (brunch, shopping, tea dances, standing in line for Lady Gaga tickets) to attend. Continue reading
Let’s just say the Chevy Volt can take you farther than before, has more room and is more stylish and — now, finally — this is a car worth a serious look. Continue reading
I have a secret. When Toyota invited me to drive the 2014 Highlander, I’ll confess my heart didn’t skip a beat. But since daytime highs in my Midwestern city struggled to reach double digits, I shrugged and reckoned the warm California sun would be a nice break while I tried to muster an objective take of a new but probably ho-hum SUV. Man, was I wrong. Continue reading
Why pay for a new 2014 when you may still find some great new 2013 models at your local dealer? Here are some thoughts for your gay experience as you contemplate a set of wheels that really says “We’re here, we’re queer and we are still the niche market with … Continue reading
I don’t buy modern cars these days, because between press cars and the small flock of Mercedes diesels that tend to follow me home, there just isn’t the need. But it’s pretty inevitable at a party, someone will ask me “What car would YOU buy today?” or “What was the … Continue reading
In the movie Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, our heroine walks underneath a movie marquee and one of the letters falls and hits her. When asked “how’s your head?” she responds “no one has ever complained. Continue reading
The war is far from won, but there’s no denying that 2013 has been a banner year for LGBT Americans and our many, many allies. In legislatures, city councils, courtrooms, and board rooms, people on both sides of the political divide have acknowledged that LGBT rights are simply human rights: the right to love who we want, the right to equal benefits under the law, the right to walk down our city streets without fear of harassment.