The fog hasn’t yet lifted on the Monterey Peninsula and I’m standing around what has affectionately been temporarily renamed “Goose Shit Park.” A collection of rusted out, Bondo bodied, barely running cars are still rolling in past our picnic table to find their allocated […]
Late last year, I had the opportunity to do a long-form piece on the history of driverless vehicles for Encyclopedia Britannica. It’s been an honor to work on the piece and to have it show up in their 2016 Book of the Year. You can […]
At the festivities around Pebble Beach last week Lexus unveiled a brand new look for the flagship SUV, the LX 570 and showed off a new, rear-wheel drive version of their popular GS model. I headed off to the land of pink-pants and plaid to […]
You may not imagine James Bond peeling out in a silent car, but Aston Martin is looking to change that. The company that makes some of the most beautiful cars in the world is planning an all-electric version of its popular Rapide S. During a lunch […]
On a pre-programmed course in an old airfield in Alameda, Calif., a silverfish-shaped car meanders through a cardboard city full of frozen people and cut-out trees. Here at the edge of Silicon Valley, looking back across the bay at the San Francisco skyline and just […]
After nearly perishing in General Motors’ bankruptcy, the Buick brand has come back to full health — but its lineup of SUVs and sedans tends toward the anodyne. That’s what makes the Avenir concept, sprung without notice at the Detroit auto show, such a surprise. […]
January is the start of Auto Show season–and 2015 didn’t disappoint. I traveled to the frozen north to check out some of the latest (and greatest) from top automakers around the world. First up–Volkswagen gets a new look. Check out my piece on Yahoo! Autos.
While in Germany, I got the opportunity to drive the new Mercedes-Benz S 550s Plug-In Hybrid sedan and talk with some of the folks behind the new and very cool technology in the car. Check out my piece on it for Yahoo! Autos here.
I had a chance to head to Stuttgart, Germany the home of many a famed German automaker and see the unveiling of the all new Mercedes-Benz AMG GT–only the second car completely developed in house by AMG. It was a fantastic event, and I wrote […]
I got a chance to speak with Mark-Hans Richer, CMO of Harley-Davidson on why the largest motorcycle maker would decide to spend so much money for a project that may never see the light of day. Meet Project LiveWire. And check out my piece on […]
A few weeks ago, Peter Valdes-Dapena and I took a quick trip across the northernmost border to check out Mercedes-Benz‘s latest offering in their luxury S-Class line. With a group of select journalists, we drove the car roughly 100 miles up to Muskoka Airport, where […]