Posts tagged "Chrysler Group"

Jill + Harlem Globetrotters = Thanksgiving Parade

Jill + Harlem Globetrotters = Thanksgiving Parade
Well, since I didn’t crash last year, they actually asked me back. This year, I’ll be driving a Jeep Wrangler in the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade with the Harlem Globetrotters. Is it just me, or is that going to make for a hilarious photo? And believe me, one (or several) will be posted. Chrysler Group will... Read more »

My view of the Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Jeep Grand Cherokee I got to drive with float in tow.
Granted, I had a pretty one-sided view, but I thought I’d share some of the photos from behind the scenes at yesterday’s McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade.  I had a great time pulling the float for the Punjabi Cultural Society, and I loved the energy flowing around us that kept the float — and the Jeep Grand... Read more »

Guess who's driving a float in the Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Guess who's driving a float in the Thanksgiving Day Parade?
Yep. That would be me. I have to admit that I’m a little bit nervous, and I’m imagining all the things that could go wrong. Read: That I could do wrong. But if I’m honest, I’m more excited than nervous. And I’ve been telling everyone, loudly, that I GET TO DRIVE A FLOAT DURING THE... Read more »
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Finally, the perfect city car: 2012 Fiat 500

Finally, the perfect city car: 2012 Fiat 500
Spoiler alert: In case you couldn’t guess by the headline, I’m giving the Fiat 500 a perfect 10 on the Chicago-worthy scale. Finally, a car that makes absolute perfect sense in an urban environment. And it’s cute to boot. Fiat is an old new entry in the US. It left back in the ’80s because... Read more »

Today's Rave: Chrysler 200 rear profile

While I’ve only had the Chrysler 200 for about 36 hours and can’t give a full report just yet, I did want to share one thing I really like about it: the rear view. Chrysler did a great job with the taillights, large Chrylser logo and chrome integration. Dual exhaust doesn’t hurt either. More to... Read more »

How honest should an auto writer be?

So, an interesting thing happened yesterday in the auto writing world. One of my colleagues in Detroit quit because the editors at his paper told him to tone down a review of the all-new Chrysler 200. At least that’s what we think happened. Neither the paper nor the journalist are commenting. But it didn’t stop... Read more »
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2012 Fiat 500: Mini's first true competitor arrives

2012 Fiat 500 The very first Fiat 500s arrive in the US this week in the form of a special “Prima Edizione” model. This is the first new Fiat to be sold in America since 1984. I spent a considerable amount of time sitting in this car during the Chicago Auto Show, and though I... Read more »

Dodge gets new Charger for 2011

Today, Chrysler Group released some sneak peak pics of the all-new 2011 Dodge Challenger. While the exterior pictures are at a minimum and the interior pics are nil, I can already see a vast improvement in design with some styling cues borrowed form the iconic Challenger. The interior gets a much needed overhaul with premium... Read more »

Chrysler (finally) gets in gear

Fiat 500 Sport Chrysler Group had a flurry of news released on it’s corporate blog yesterday as CEO Sergio Marchionne met with dealers in Orlando, Fla., during the 2010 Chrysler Dealer Show. This was the first announcement show since 2007, and thus it brought out more than 75 percent of the nation’s dealers. Chrysler is... Read more »
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2011 Dodge Durango teaser sneak peak

Today, Dodge released a YouTube video of teaser pictures for the all-new 2011 Dodge Durango. It doesn’t reveal much, but what it does show is that Chrysler Group might have just knocked it out of the park again. If the new Jeep Grand Cherokee is anything to go by, we might just have another winner.... Read more »