Photo Gallery: 2015 Acura TLX

Photo Gallery: 2015 Acura TLX
I recently had the chance to test drive the all-new 2015 Acura TLX, and all I have to say is: It’s pretty awesome. What I like most: For just under $45K, you can get a really well-equipped midsize sedan with all the luxury and safety amenities you could want. Oh, and all-wheel drive. Bet that’s looking... Read more »

2015 Chicago Auto Show Groupon!

2015 Chicago Auto Show Groupon!
Maybe you go every year. Or, maybe this year you’re going to be buying a new car and want to check out your options. Whatever the reason, if you’re planning on going to the 2015 Chicago Auto Show in February, now’s the time to buy tickets. Groupon is offering a deal for $6 weekday tickets... Read more »

Want to see something funny? Check out Honda's Twitter right now

Want to see something funny? Check out Honda's Twitter right now
At first, I assumed it was a hack. But apparently, I don’t watch enough TV. As a part of the “Happy Honda Days” promotion, Skeletor has “taken over” @Honda’s Twitter handle. And he’s kind of funny. It began 7 hours ago with: Twittersphere: It is I, Skeletor! Now that I have control of Honda’s account, no... Read more »
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SNL spoofs creepy Lincoln ads

SNL spoofs creepy Lincoln ads
When I first saw the new Lincoln ads with Matthew McConaughey, I thought they were creepy. And I actually like the guy. And the Lincoln brand. So, you’ve got to wonder who’s in charge over there to so completely miss the mark. I mean, seriously, does anyone out there not find these #InTheMoment ads odd? Well, thank... Read more »

Auto Matters: New automotive channel launched

Auto Matters: New automotive channel launched
So, you may have noticed I’ve been a bit distracted lately. Sorry about that. I recently took a job with Sinclair Broadcast Group as its automotive editor, and I’ve been working behind the scenes to launch a new automotive section for their TV-affiliate websites. We’ve currently rolled the “Auto Matters” section out to 19 of the affiliate websites,... Read more »

Weekend to do: Cool Corvettes, good cause

Weekend to do: Cool Corvettes, good cause
If you head to Superdawg in Wheeling this weekend, you might just think you’ve died and gone to Corvette heaven. Stop in for a hotdog on Saturday, August 2, around 6 p.m., and you’ll see about 100 Chevrolet Corvettes on display in the parking lot. Park Ridge resident Kevin Bowman has organized “Corvettes at Superdawg”... Read more »
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2015 Subaru Outback: Photo gallery and first look

2015 Subaru Outback: Photo gallery and first look
I recently had the chance to check out the all-new 2015 Subaru Outback, and I have to say that Subaru knocked this one out of the park. The first thing you’ll notice from the photo gallery below is that the design isn’t radically different. Subaru calls this more of an evolutionary step than a revolutionary... Read more »

Would you be driven by a robot?

DETROIT -- One of the cool tech features on display during the Ford Trends conference this week was Ford Motor Co.’s use of a robot to drive cars as it tests for quality. This is far from the autonomous car that everyone is talking about lately, but it’s still really cool and still a likely... Read more »

Ford launches all-new 2015 Edge

Ford launches all-new 2015 Edge
DETROIT – Today, Ford gave media a first look at it’s next-gen Edge. And while the design gets a definite upgrade, the real story is the technology packed inside the crossover frame. Joe Hinrichs, Ford Motor Co. President of the Americas, introduced this new vehicle by saying: “It’s better in every way.” In fact, every... Read more »
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Nissan shows off Smart Rearview Monitor

Nissan shows off Smart Rearview Monitor
I love cool technology, and yesterday Nissan showed me another feature that might just have become my new favorite. I’m short, and sometimes when I have tall passengers or high rear headrests, my visibility out the rear window is obscured. The Smart Rearview Mirror (SRVM) is designed to make all those obstacles disappear in an... Read more »