Chicago to Knoxville and Back in the 2017 Cadillac XTS: 1,000 Miles of Why?

Chicago to Knoxville and Back in the 2017 Cadillac XTS: 1,000 Miles of Why?
It is not too often that I begin an automotive review quoting Thumper, but as his father advised- “…if you can’t say something nice, then don’t say nothin’ at all, ” I am left pondering how to be positive about the 1,000 miles I logged in the 2017 Cadillac XTS. Although being constructively critical can help consumers make... Read more »

My, My, How Time Does Fly... Saying Hello to #CAS17 and Saying Goodbye to an Inspiration

Ah media preview day. I can’t believe that it was almost a year ago that I last found myself pacing the concourses on McCormick Place, adorned with polished, new vehicles and models toting iPads packed with information. There is always something very special about media preview day and the people you meet. Last year, I had... Read more »

Motor-Minded's (almost) LIVE Coverage of #CAS16

Motor-Minded's (almost) LIVE Coverage of #CAS16
Coming to you (almost) live from the 108th annual Chicago Auto Show, Motor-Minded will be live blogging and live streaming key product interviews and debuts from the show floor during media days. Keep checking back on this blog for the latest news and images from #CAS16. I will be doing my best to keep you... Read more »
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A Look at Some of the Best Car Commercials from Super Bowl 50

Let’s face it, unless your favorite team is playing or have deep feelings for the actual game of football, most people are tuning in the Super Bowl to catch some great commercials. Considering that companies are shelling out $5 million dollars for a 30-second advertisement, you can bet that they will be doing their best... Read more »

Why the Bugatti Chiron Matters to the Automotive World

Why the Bugatti Chiron Matters to the Automotive World
Most people who aren’t totally familiar with the brand tend to dismiss Bugatti as nothing more than an extravagant piece of art on wheels. To be honest, Bugatti certainly has had it’s share of striking automotive designs over the years, but the newest (and certainly most impressive) offering from the posh marque is more than... Read more »

Shifting Gears: Bones Behind the Wheel is Changing for 2016

As many of you loyal followers may have noticed, I have been quite silent over the past few months. I resisted the urge to launch myself into the middle of the Takata fiasco, GM’s arrogance with regards to recalls and of course- the Dieselgate scandal that rocked VWAG. Although these topics would have given me... Read more »
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Buying a New or Used Vehicle: Which is Right for You?

Buying a New or Used Vehicle: Which is Right for You?
The internet is a great tool for quickly finding subjective information that then gets passed along or presented as fact. I am well aware of the irony that exists as I type this article that will be searched for, and read via the internet. Regardless of how you use technology, it is simply no substitution... Read more »

The Whistler CR90 Radar/Laser Detector: Defining the Difference Between a Value and Cheap

The Whistler CR90 Radar/Laser Detector: Defining the Difference Between a Value and Cheap
It’s not too often that an electronic product for under $200 impresses me enough to write a blog about it, but the Whistler CR90 radar/laser detector has done just that. Please let me be clear- in no way, shape, or form, has Whistler compensated me for this review, but I simply wanted to share my... Read more »

Like a Good Hot Dog, Ford has Something for Everyone

Like a Good Hot Dog, Ford has Something for Everyone
Growing up in a family that made a sizable chunk of it’s income in the hot dog business, makes you a bit humble and allows you to appreciate the things that most other people take for granted. I remember hearing so many friends and family members scoff at the very idea that anyone could become... Read more »
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Is a 15-Year Old Ford Focus Worthy of Love? Yes. Yes, It is.

Is a 15-Year Old Ford Focus Worthy of Love? Yes. Yes, It is.
I am one of those people who washes their car before trading it in. Although I know full well that your VIN  is much more important to a dealer than opting for the barrage of bubblegum-scented foam at the local car wash, I still do it every time. For me, washing the vehicle prior to... Read more »