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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 »

This Chevrolet Equinox commercial made me cry. Will it sell cars?

This Chevrolet Equinox commercial made me cry. Will it sell cars?
Usually when you put a cute puppy in a commercial, any commercial, it’s guaranteed to make you coo and awww. It’ll leave you with warm fuzzies about the commercial and the brand. But this new Chevrolet Equinox commercial made me cry. I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure that’s the emotion they should... Read more »

2015 Jeep Renegade: A Chicago-sized Jeep?

2015 Jeep Renegade: A Chicago-sized Jeep?
At the Geneva Auto Show, Jeep just launched its tiniest SUV ever. The 2015 Renegade is built on a global platform that is designed  to have  not only Chicago-sized proportions but also off-road capability. And, though numbers haven’t been released, Jeep is promising a best-in-class combination of fuel efficiency and off-road capability. The Renegade Trailhawk model... Read more »
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Must watch: Jeff Gordon and Pepsi Max punk Jalopnik writer

I really don’t want to give too much introduction other than: You. Must. Watch. This.  I have seriously never laughed so hard. And, as Travis Okulski attests at the end: It’s real.     My favorite quote: “Sir! This never works!” What part of this “Test Drive 2″ video did you find the funniest? Comment... Read more »

Corvette Museum releases sinkhole video

Corvette Museum releases sinkhole video
This morning at 5:40 a.m., Corvette enthusiasts around the world rolled over in their graves. At about that time, a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky swallowed up 8 vintage Corvettes. The museum recently released security video of the sinkhole in progress. The first two videos in the playlist below show the sinkhole... Read more »

Free rides today in an Uber Cadillac

Free rides today in an Uber Cadillac
To help celebrate the Chicago Auto Show, Uber and Cadillac have teamed up to provide Chicago with on-demand rides in 2014 Cadillacs. And, today, as a preview to the service, rides are FREE. The catch: You have to be downtown, and ride availability is limited. And by downtown I mean city center. I tried to... Read more »
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2015 Ford Mustang Convertible: Warm thoughts for a showy Chicago day

2015 Ford Mustang Convertible: Warm thoughts for a showy Chicago day
I recently took a quick trip up to Detroit to check out some new technology from Ford. During that trip, I had the chance to take a look at the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible. Though it was just a static display, I was able to take some pictures and sit in the driver’s seat.... Read more »

A Chicago chair marks the spot

A Chicago chair marks the spot
I know there’s snow in the forecast. I get it. I see it out my window falling right now. But, don’t you think it’s a little early to mark your spot, Chicago? I get that this is a city tradition (albeit an illegal one). But still. When I took this photo at 2 p.m., the... Read more »

Do you Waze?

Do you Waze?
If you don’t,  you should. I downloaded this gamified navigation app about 2 months ago, and I love it. I love it more than the navigation systems in the test cars I drive. Why? Because it gives me a more accurate arrival times (usually +/- 5 minutes), and it follows the Chicago express lanes in... Read more »
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How bizarre: Thieves target Honda Civic and Fit wheels?

How bizarre: Thieves target Honda Civic and Fit wheels?
I saw this blog post come through on my Facebook newsfeed, and I just had to share. Honda Civic and Fit owners beware: Your car could get jacked. And by jacked, I don’t mean stolen. I mean literally jacked in the air — so that your tires can be stolen! Right now reports appear to... Read more »