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Autos archive for Jan. 1, 2011


WTF? The Oddest cars of 2011…Thus far

Since the invention of the crossover, half-baked concepts and pipedream segment mash-ups now have a viable shot at making their way to successful production. A new year is upon us and those wacky automakers are at it again, throwing automotive genre-benders against the wall to...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011

Gettin’ Dirty at Mudfest 2011

Tomorrow morning I’ll guzzle a thermos of Kroger brand coffee, eat a wholesome complete breakfast and putz out to Dirt Fish rally school where the Northwest Auto Press Association will be testing 2011 sport/crossover utility vehicles. They call it Mudfest for a reason – many...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2011

Welcome to the Penthouse: 2012 Ford Focus Launch (1)

“Welcome, would you like a cocktail?” There’s a Best Western on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. Across the street at the Andaz Hotel, attractive young hostess greet prestigious members of the automotive press in the lobby with vodka drinks, prepared with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice....

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TUESDAY, FEB. 15, 2011

FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 2011

FRIDAY, JAN. 14, 2011

MotorSpaceNW's Holiday to Fordneyland (3)

C-MAX. Think minivan, crossed with a crossover, void of the unmentionable characteristics of a mini-van. It seats seven, has dual sliding doors, runs on gasoline, hybrid or plug-in hybrid technology. Ford claims it will out perfrom the Chevy Volt. With comparable dimensions to orignal mini-vans,...

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