2016 Volkswagen Beetle (photo by Jeff Stork)

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible: More power, more value

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been behind the wheel of the Newer-Than-New Beetle, so when VW offered up a convertible, I readily agreed. I’ve spent time behind the wheel of all the previous iterations but hadn’t yet…

North Carolina in LGBT rainbow colors

Honda issues third attack on HB2, but defends doing business in North Carolina

Honda has just issued a third statement about North Carolina’s HB2, the hateful, transphobic, homophobic, so-called “bathroom bill” that was signed into law by GOP Governor Pat McCrory to address a problem that doesn’t exist. As you’ll see below, the…

2016 Nissan Maxima (photo by Jeff Stork)

2016 Nissan Maxima Platinum: A four-door sporty car

It’s hard to believe the Maxima nameplate has been with us so long- first appearing on a stretched six-cylinder version of the 810 way back in 1981. So far back, in fact, that the Maxima nameplate predates the Nissan one…

Firestone Firehawk

Product review: Firestone’s Firehawk all-season performance tire is indeed impressive

A performance tire that is also all-season sounds a bit odd, if not fake. When it comes to tires, all-season tires can be a smart way to go, assuming you live in a climate where the temperature extremes are not…

2016 Infiniti QX50 (photo by Jeff Stork)

2016 Infiniti QX50: A few inches can make a big difference

Thanks to Infiniti’s random model name generator, the old EX35 crossover is now called the QX50, and is not to be confused with the old FX50 which is now called the QX70 5.0. Have we got that straight? Let’s start…

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

That’s really gay: 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn Edition is perfect for track or commute

Let’s face it, you ideal fem / butch types: sometimes all you want to do is speed – and a lot of it. Sure, you can’t afford to have just a race car that you can race every weekend. You…

2016 Chevrolet Colorado (photo by Jeff Stork)

2016 Chevrolet Colorado: The Undiesel

Compact pickups have come a long way since the days of the Lil’ Hustler. You remember the Lil’ Hustler –the compact Datsun pickup which, along with the Toyota Hilux, created the market for compact pickups back in the 60s, to the…

2016 Subaru Forester

2016 Subaru ‘enchanted’ Forester is so gay, you’ll just have to get one

What’s the difference between a Subaru Outback and a Subaru Forester? The Outback is the manufacturer’s Number One best-selling vehicle, and the Forester is Number Two, according to Stanley Subaru of Ellsworth, Maine.  And that’s about it. Well, that’s not…

Bridgestone DriveGuard tire

Product review: Bridgestone’s DriveGuards run 50 miles flat, worth a look

We’ve all been here: You’ve been at a drag / leather contest all night, you’re tired, you’re cranky and you haven’t eaten all day just so you could squeeze into your chaps or chiffon ensemble. It’s after midnight and you…

2016 Subaru Outback

That’s so gay: 2016 Subaru Outback, a 21-year LGBT favourite, still Absolutely Fabulous

If Rip Van Winkle had fallen asleep in 1996 and awoken today, he would today have found a very different world, except for one small constant: The Subaru Outback was a favourite (English spelling in honour of the new Ab…