Driving Etiquette Around The World

Driving Etiquette Around The World

Perhaps it’s time for that dream vacation? Saved the pennies and dimes, got time off work, and even packed without forgetting anything (miracle).  The plane lands, pick up the rental car – so far so good, but now comes exposure to an entirely new driving culture and infrastructure. Danielle and I recently watched the late […]

2015 Toyota 4Runner 4X4 TRD PRO V6 Review

2015 Toyota 4Runner 4X4 TRD PRO V6 Review

It’s never a good thing when you just finish driving a hot hatch like the Volkswagen Golf R and then get into a bigger vehicle like the 2015 Toyota 4Runner. When we got behind the wheel of the 4Runner sport utility vehicle, we had to adjust our mindset to accommodate the larger vehicle’s driving dynamics. […]

Chevy Tahoe: Law Enforcement's Big Dog

Chevy Tahoe: Law Enforcement’s Big Dog

Men and women in law enforcement risk their lives to keep us safe.  Detroit’s 3rd Precinct is near where I live.  They maintain a steadfast watch on our New Center neighborhood with routine patrols. In Michigan, just like in other parts of the United States, you may often see another type of law enforcement entity. […]

2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT Coupe Review

2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT Coupe Review

If the new Lexus RC F Coupe was the hot Chipotle BBQ flavor, the 2015 Lexus RC 350 Coupe is the medium flavor but still very tasty. We ate until our hearts were content. We’ve driven both now but we would pick the milder version over the hotter RC F as the best for performance […]

Ford F-150 Raptor Prototype Testing Video

Ford F-150 Raptor Prototype Testing Video

Recently, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor endured over a 1,000 miles of testing in the desert.  Now, the prototype finds itself in Northern Michigan, climbing trails and trekking through deep water, in another series of tests designed to push the Raptor’s capability. The video below shows the prototype in action. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has […]

First Look: 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser

First Look: 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser

Since its debut in 1957, the Toyota Land Cruiser has gradually transformed from a hardcore, no frills off-roading machine and into the company’s most capable and luxurious SUV. For 2016, the Toyota Land Cruiser receives a styling refresh and some significant drivetrain upgrades. What’s New Up front, the 2016 Land Cruiser receives all new sheet […]

Illinois Student Headed to Formula One

Illinois Student Headed to Formula One

In March, we covered Infiniti’s unique contest through their Performance Engineering Academy.  In just its second year, it’s already become a recognizable hub for the next generation of top engineers. Qualified candidates are given a lifetime opportunity with Infiniti and their Formula One Red Bull Racing team for one year. Five global areas were selected, with […]

2015 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Review

2015 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Review

2015 will be the final year for the extremely powerful yet ridiculously expensive Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid. The second generation Touareg debuted in 2011 and received a mild mid-cycle refresh for the 2015 model year. With a starting price of $66,995, the Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid is the most expensive model currently on sale in the company’s North […]

Acura NSX: Performance With Precision

Acura NSX: Performance With Precision

The Acura NSX will return, more carefully crafted than ever before.  Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio will build the next-generation sports car inside the 184,000 square foot facility. In 2013, Acura announced the $70 million investment, located inside Honda’s former North American Logistics facility near Honda’s existing R&D and production engineering operations. Trial […]

McLaren Displays Special Models At '15 Concours D' Elegance

McLaren Displays Special Models At ’15 Concours D’ Elegance

Last weekend at the 2015 Concours D’ Elegance at Pebble Beach in Monterey, California, McLaren Automobiles and McLaren Special Operations, displayed a variety of limited edition and classic race cars. At the historic auto show, the company displayed a vehicle from each of its three divisions: the Special, Super, and Ultimate series. The Special Series The Special […]

2015 Lexus RC F Coupe Review

2015 Lexus RC F Coupe Review

If the new Lexus RC Coupe were a flavor, it would come in two hot choices: Medium BBQ and hot Chipotle BBQ. Both are tasty, but the hotter 2015 Lexus RC F Coupe is the one we test drove this weekend and the one we were very excited for. Lexus is changing their image and […]

Ice Cream Machine: A Tasteful History

Ice Cream Machine: A Tasteful History

I absolutely love ice cream.  It’s one of my guilty pleasures. I grew up in LeMars, Iowa, home of Wells’ Blue Bunny.  My childhood was filled with flavors like Homemade Vanilla, Cookie Dough, and the infamous Bunny Tracks. There are many like the latter but don’t for one second be fooled. Bunny Tracks is the […]

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