Category: Motor-Minded

Social Distancing With the Open Road

Social Distancing With the Open Road
What a different a month makes. It was only about month ago that we all celebrated Fat Tuesday, enjoyed the rare 29th of February, and college students began anxiously preparing for spring break. In our home, I remember preparing our newly acquired 1991 Alfa Romeo 164S for drop-off at a friend’s repair shop, so he... Read more »

Stick-ing Around at CAS2020- Chicago Still Loves Manual Transmissions

Stick-ing Around at CAS2020- Chicago Still Loves Manual Transmissions
For those of you who have been loyal readers of mine since the beginning, know full well that I will always have a special place in my heart for the manual transmission. It is not just a fantasy, but a reality as two of the vehicles currently in our driveway allow us to “row our own”... Read more »

Road Rage and Robberies- What to Do and How to Prepare for When It Happens

Road Rage and Robberies- What to Do and How to Prepare for When It Happens
It was almost a year ago that I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. I remember how my wife would use her PTO days at work to attend my doctors visits and be at my side like a great partner. On one particular day when she decided to join me, we had to make a short... Read more »
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Back Behind the Wheel

Back Behind the Wheel
It has certainly been a long journey since we last shared the road together. What a difference a year makes- let alone two. In spite of my absence of writing, there has certainly been no shortage of events and personal anecdotes to remark about. Since I last shared my musings from behind the wheel of the Cadillac... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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