Recent columns on cars and engines from the 1950 decade have resulted in numerous letters and comments via email from my loyal readers (thank you so much).
FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018
MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018
In 1999, Lexus RX 300 brought the word crossover into America’s automotive lexicon. The upright near-luxury vehicle was based on a sedan’s unibody but looked like a truck-based sport-ute. It rode like a front-wheel-drive sedan, while available all-wheel-drive echoed an SUV’s utility. The distinction was...
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018
Back in the 1960s I purchased a 1955 BelAir Sport Coupe and while drag racing a guy who was driving it blew it up. It had the new 265-inch V8 and ran real well.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018
Toyota’s Camry has been the country’s best-selling midsize sedan for so long that no one but Toyota bothers to keep track any longer. Year after year, it has served the needs of the American mainstream. This year, though, Toyota challenges its own status quo. The...
FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018
Greg, I was a teenager during the 1950s and, like my pals, developed an intense interest in cars.
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018
Gas prices are rising again and airfare deals abound. But in spite of those realities, Americans will embark on millions of motor vehicle road trips this summer. These asphalt journeys may cover 2000, 5000, or even 7000 miles, where all-day, every-day seat duty is required.…
In the past year, Honda has birthed a trio of midsize electrified sedans. They share a platform and campaign under a shared name — Clarity — but run distinct powertrains. There’s a hydrogen fuel-cell Clarity that’s available only in California and a Clarity EV that…
MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018
As I read of ever-evolving auto technology, including mechanical, electronic and computer advancements, I think of the individuals who diagnose, repair and service those systems. The simple term “mechanic” does not adequately label these people. Today’s auto technicians, or “techs” for short, must learn and…
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018
Lexus’s 2018 LC 500 silences all doubts about Lexus's ability to build beautiful cars. The two-door LC is a proper grand tourer (from the Italian gran turismo), an exclusive class of two-door coupes meant to convey travelers over long distances, at great speeds and in...
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