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Should Kia build the Trail'ster Concept?

Should Kia build the Trail'ster Concept?
At the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, I teamed up with MotoManTV to do a LiveStream from the floor of the Show. The entire episode lasts an hour, so if you’re looking for a little background noise while you work and you like cars, it’s definitely worth a watch. But, if you’re looking for something a... Read more »

Get into the Chicago Auto Show a day early

Get into the Chicago Auto Show a day early
The Chicago Auto Show officially opens to the public on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 9 a.m. But what if you could get in a day early — before all the crowds show up? Well, Volkswagen just tweeted out your opportunity to get in on Social Media Day — a whole day before the rest of... Read more »

Chicago Auto Show: It's official! Ford GT and Acura NSX on display

Chicago Auto Show: It's official! Ford GT and Acura NSX on display
The Ford GT and Acura NSX were the darlings of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit a couple weeks ago. And, we’ve just received word that they will, in fact, be on display at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. You have no idea what a coup this is, as both automakers were on... Read more »
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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 »

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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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 »

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 »
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Drive a Cadillac, donate $25 to breast cancer research

Drive a Cadillac, donate $25 to breast cancer research
This Saturday, April 12, if you go test drive a Cadillac at one of the Chicago-area participating dealerships, they’ll make a $25 donation in your name to the Chicago Avon Walk. If you know a participant in the walk, the donation can be made to them directly. If test drivers don’t know the name of... Read more »