2011 Tokyo Auto Show: Toyota Fun-Vii Concept

Do you think Apple’s legal department buys into the theory that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? We sure hope so, if only for the sake of Toyota’s totally wacky Fun-Vii Concept, shown this week during the Tokyo Auto Show. This three-passenger vehicle looks more like the lovechild of a mouse-pad and iPhone than any Toyota we’ve seen.

10 Things We’re Thankful For This Year

Before we close up shop for the long weekend ahead, we’d like to take just a moment and share a few of the things for which we’re thankful this holiday season. This isn’t a snarky list — in fact, it’s a little earnest, a little hokey — but there are worse things to be, we suppose.

2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist: Driven

The good news, especially if you’re a Buick PR rep, is that I’ve really enjoyed a week spent with the 2012 LaCrosse eAssist. The handsome 5-passenger sedan is comfortable, quiet, roomy, and it offers an EPA rated 25/36-mpg in city and highway driving. The bad news, also if you’re a Buick PR rep, is that I’m kind of embarrassed to be gushing over the fine attributes of a Buick sedan.

2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe: Test Drive

My boyfriend says I’m too quick to judge people. So allow me to rectify this bad habit, at least when it comes to cars. My first impressions of the 2012 Honda Civic were definitely less than flattering. The bland exterior redesign left me indifferent. The Civic is still a handsome car, though the new one sure doesn’t look much different from the outgoing model.

Buick Signs On As Lead Sponsor Of The OUT100

General Motors has been on a roll the past couple of years. Since emerging from a contentious bankruptcy in 2009, the company has increased profits, shown a willingness to innovate, and generated more buzz for its vehicle lineup than we’ve seen in ages (cf. the 2011 Chevy Camaro).

Nissan’s “Taxi Of Tomorrow” Hosts Ca$h Cab For Charity In NYC: Video

As part of its recent “Taxi of Tomorrow” exhibition in New York City, Nissan hosted a Ca$h Cab for charity event with host Ben Bailey fielding questions. Yours truly and my boyfriend, Matthew, opted to play for The Trevor Project, a crisis intervention and suicide prevention resource for LGBTQ youth. I’m happy to report that we did the gay community proud as Ni$$an Taxi Trivia Team 1.

Italian Fiat 500 Comes To America

Life was pretty boring at Chrysler dealers after the retro-cool PT Cruiser hit the skids. If you wanted a compact car, well, good luck. There were none to be had, at least in Chrysler showrooms.

Gaywheels’ Most Popular Posts: October 2011

Another month, another set of numbers for the statistics fans. We’ve pulled Gaywheels’ traffic stats for October, and we’re happy to report that, once again, the biggest bottleneck occurred on our Gay-Friendly Automakers page. It’s great to see that so many people want to know which companies treat their LGBT employees fairly.

Classic Car Club Manhattan: The Coolest Gay-Friendly Cars In New York City

If you think Gone in 60 Seconds is a film about gay dating habits, then you could probably use a break from the bar scene. And for a car fan in New York City, there’s no better way to unwind than with the amazing fleet of classic and sports cars owned by the Classic Car Club Manhattan. Opened in 2005, the CCC offers members the thrill of having dozens of incredible vehicles at their disposal, without the hassle of garage bills, insurance premiums, and hefty maintenance fees.

Rimac Automobili’s Concept One Electric Supercar — And The 23-Year-Old Behind It

Our friend from Croatia, Zach, has returned with a great write-up of 23-year-old automotive designer, Mate Rimac; his new car company, Rimac Automobili, based in Zagreb; and Rimac’s first vehicle, the Concept One electric supercar, which debuted earlier this year at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Of course, since this is Gaywheels, Zach also asked Rimac about his feelings toward the LGBT community and LGBT workers. Rimac’s answers are in keeping with those of Croatia’s president, who has been vocal in his support for the LGBT community, in stark contrast to politicians in some other Eastern European nations.