Two nights in two very different roof-top tents

Vehicular roof-top tents (RTT) are nothing new. Campers, explorers, and people who couldn’t afford hotels have been using them for decades. But because everyone is an overlander now days, they have recently surged in popularity. There are so many styles, sizes, and cost options that there is an RRT for everyone. I have recently sampled […]

Quick Spin: 2020 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered

When news broke that Volvo would once again be offering a Polestar-branded variant of its midsize S60 sedan, many of us enthusiasts took notice. The in/out-of-house tuning brand was supposedly going to be doing what the company’s “R” once did: making choice cars go faster, handle better, brake harder, and look more aggressive. But in […]

2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody Preview

Yesterday while I was attending the Midwest Automotive Media Association driving school, which was sponsored by FCA, Ashton Muñoz the Dodge Charger Brand Manager was on hand to give us an overview of the 2020 Widebody Charger Hellcat. You can watch the video below for all the details, but the highlights included: New grill and […]

This is the all-new 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford Escape-2

When the Ford Escape debuted in 2000, the market for “softroaders” was still small. Unibody car based platforms were not yet a popular thing. Toyota’s RAV4 and Honda’s CR-V were the two big players in the segment. Now, almost twenty years later there are twenty-two different vehicles in the segment. By the end of 2020, […]

First Drive: Honda Talon 1000R and 1000X

honda talon 1000x in Utah

The UTV world is blowing up. Multi-purpose units are sales kings, but the sports segment is rapidly becoming more crowded. Honda has waded into the fray with its new Honda Talon two-passenger sport SxS. There are two options here; the 1000R and the 1000X. Both are powered by the same 999-cc inline-twin, which makes 104 […]

Passport To Moab: First Drive 2019 Honda Passport

2019 Honda Passport Moab

I love the Mountain West portion of the United States. It is hardcoded into my brain from a trip I took with my father and stepmother in the summer before I turned seven. We did Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Pikes Peak over a two week period. While sunshine, warm weather, […]

First Drive: 2019 Audi A6 and Audi A7

It’s a twofer today. We trekked to Napa to sample the all-new 2019 Audi A6 and the 2019 Audi A7. The luxury C-segment is an interesting space. Shoppers below it are pumped to enter the luxury car market, and those buying above are rewarding themselves for doing well financially. In the C-segment, you find people […]

First Drive: 2019 Hyundai Veloster N

We’ve been eagerly waiting for this drive. Hyundai wants to get serious about performance and, for us here in the States, the first taste of this notion is the Veloster N. N it’s pretty damn good. This is a 275-horsepower Hyundai hot hatch with all the right ingredients. A stiff chassis, sorted suspension, slick-shifting 6-speed […]

Aston Martin DB11 AMR – First Drive

Aston Martin has hit the rest button on its V12-packing DB11. The updated version is called the AMR, and it’s received adjustments to the engine, exhaust, steering response, suspension, and stability control. There’s more horsepower (630 hp) from the 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12, and there’s also more noise. An ever slightly stiffer front roll bar dials […]

Quick Spin: Zenos E10S – British Track Day Option now in the Colonies

Zenos is the brainchild of some people who once worked at Caterham and Lotus. They decided to start their own car company, probably with blackjack and hookers, and the E10 was their first vehicle. But then some financial problems came up and the production has stopped. Since then Zenos has been bought out by AC […]