Four Things You Need To Know About Volvo Today

I spent a gorgeous few days in Vail and the surrounding mountain area to get a peek at the new Volvo V90 Cross Country. It was a gorgeous day and a really breathtaking car. Check out the inside scoop I got from top execs on the future of the company and the beloved wagon, over…

The Coolest Cars at the Concorso Italiano in Pebble Beach

To the northeast of the city of Monterey is the Black Horse Golf Club. Here, on the Saturday before the uber-rare cars take to the 18th Hole of Pebble Beach, owners and fans gather in the presence of some of the most beautiful Italian-designed cars in the world. Instead of the “usual” Ferrari and Lamborghini…

A Visit with Some Ultra-Rare McLaren Race Cars at Pebble Beach

What started out as a race for historic cars and a small meet-up for collector cars has blossomed into a full-on supercar festival. McLaren, the newest player in the supercar world, is here to show off something new on the concept lawn on Sunday. Ahead of that unveiling, McLaren is continuing to drive home its…

Driving the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabrio in Slovenia

There is something romantic about cruising through a place that feels still somewhat wild and untouched. A place that has served as the crossroads for trade, culture, and war for centuries has plenty of stories to tell in its red-starred roadside markers and tiny houses whose walls line the roads of small towns, making it…

Car Tech: Driving a Baby Supercar the McLaren 570S

  I sent my mom a photo of the grey, alien-looking sports car hunkered low in my driveway. “What is THAT?” She typed back. “McLaren 570S,” I thumbed at the screen, followed by an elaborate string of emoticons. The truth is there probably aren’t enough emoticons in the entirety of the Internet to embody just…

Eater Austin–Writing About the World of Food

  I occasionally write for publications outside of the automotive realm and as a big foodie and fitness fanatic, I like to stretch my skills a bit and see what I can do. Recently I did a short trial with Eater Austin and put together a few short, newsy posts for the local Vox Media owned…

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe

  The hipsters are dead. Long live the hipsters … or the yuccies. Or whatever you want to call them. Portland, Maine, is a city that’s grown more in the past 10 years than it has in the last 50. Though still peppered with lobstermen spewing salty language who ply their trade in Casco Bay,…

Flying High, And Upside Down, With The Breitling Jet Team

The man they call Douky is humming along happily right after he’s checked on me for the second time since we took off. “You ok, Abby?” he says into his microphone a smile in his voice. I’m sitting second seat of an L-39C Albatros, a Czech training jet designed in the late ‘60s, and trying…

What Would a Car Designer Sketch if There Were No Rules

Think all cars look more or less alike? Thank government for that, and then show a little gratitude, because that aesthetic uniformity has saved hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of lives. The same regulations that helped automotive-related deaths on American roads drop 40 percent from their 1970 levels have also bred a certin sameness….

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz GLS

  Time takes its pound of flesh from everyone. Butts sag, jowls wobble, bellies bubble over their beltlines, and while we are all flesh and bone, sometimes we feel compelled for help in fighting gravity’s pull. It’s as true for humans as it is for automobiles and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz full-size SUV has just undergone…

Driving Bentley’s New SUV: The Bentley Bentayga

For years, a Cold War-style stand-off has kept super-luxury automakers from treading on each other’s domain, with ambition limited by resources. That fragile peace has been shattered, and let history show it was Bentley which fired the first missile. The 2016 Bentley Bentayga makes the phrase “Bentley SUV” a credible reality—and gives Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz…