Casey Williams

Fly Away With The 2013 BMW M5

Although I’m not usually one to act on impulse, something deep inside of me wants to throw caution to the wind and fly away with a muscular stud. He could take me anywhere, so long as we’re going there quickly and with a modicum of style. Frank Sinatra singing in the background would make me swoon. I’d prefer that stud to come in human form, of course, but in a pinch, I’d settle for a BMW M5. [...]

2013 Volkswagen Golf R Is A Po’ ‘Mo’s Porsche

My former boss, who is still afflicted with a Saab 900 Turbo he purchased new in ’87, came to my office looking for the keys to the Golf R I was driving. Apparently, it’s on his short list of new cars. He’s also a fan of the Audi A5, BMW 3-Series coupe, and various Porsches. The fact that somebody who understands serious German pedigree puts the R on his list tells you a lot about the R. Think of it as a po’ ‘mo’s Porsche. [...]

2013 Ford Taurus Gets A Boost In Street Cred

It’s difficult to over-state how dramatically different the aerodynamically-tuned Taurus was upon its 1986 debut. I remember seeing the television commercials and sitting up with a gasp. It defined futuristic and still cuts a swath a quarter-century later. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation would not have split as many sides without it — either hauling that Christmas Sequoia or flying through a snow bank. [...]

2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Is Hot Enough To Fight Off The Winter Blues

I like autumn, but the 40-degree weather that signals the coming of winter and froze my sweet ass off at a recent football game, not so much. So, I said “eff-it” and hopped a plane to L.A., where winter is a concept locals only hear about on cable news. I figured a Mercedes C63 AMG would warm the chill, so I threw it down the Pacific Coast Highway to see if it would grip the curves or become a V8-powered cigarette boat. [...]