Carl Anthony

Carl Anthony

Carl Anthony

Detroit Editor
It started with lining toy cars up on his bed followed by auto themed articles for his high school paper. From there, it was Sioux Falls Ford as a Master Certified Sales Consultant, then sister dealership Luxury Auto Mall of Sioux Falls (Cadillac, Mercedes, BMW, Sprinter) recruited him. Carl would later assume a critical management role for the organization and mentor numerous employees. At the same time, his voice was heard across South Dakota on radio station KELO-FM and his writings were featured monthly in 605 Magazine, The Motor Market and The Sioux Falls Business Journal. Carl now lives in Detroit and contracts with Jackson Dawson Communications, primarily as a vehicle trainer and Right Seat Host. He regularly consults with other figures in the auto industry, sharing insights, lessons and stories. Carl is a member of Detroit Working Writers and enjoys a multitude of health and fitness activities. He drives a 2015 Ford Fusion Titanium.
6 Awesome Debuts for the New York International Auto Show

6 Awesome Debuts for the New York International Auto Show

When the New York International Auto Show begins on April 3rd, auto enthusiasts will naturally delight in the new vehicle reveals.  Last year, over 500 tractor trailers transported the materials and equipment necessitated to make the event successful. Well, add another six haulers to that list because the automobiles below are expected to make their debut, next month, in The Big Apple. LEXUS RX The fourth […]

Ford EcoBoost: 5 Million Strong

Ford EcoBoost: 5 Million Strong

In 2009, there were about 14,500 engines with Ford’s EcoBoost namesake.  At the time, I was a Master Certified Sales Consultant at Sioux Falls Ford in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  All of us sales guys loved the power of the EcoBoost but the quantities on the lot were certainly limited. By 2010 production had jumped […]

Infiniti Offers Lifetime Opportunity

Infiniti Offers Lifetime Opportunity

Racing gets into the blood and it’s not uncommon, for those who take it serious, to have big dreams.  Combine that with a passion for how things work, tick and move and a lifetime opportunity awaits through the Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy.  The program provides university engineering students a shot at working with Infiniti Red […]

2016 Chevrolet Malibu: First Look

2016 Chevrolet Malibu: First Look

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will arrive completely different, courtesy of an extensive, A to Z overhaul. According to Chad Lyons, Chevrolet Spokesperson, the redesign will provide meaningful benefits. “Midsize customers want a car that is practical above anything else,” he said.  “It needs to be spacious inside, have stand-out styling but also be fuel efficient.” […]

2015 Acura TLX: Safety and Security Personified

2015 Acura TLX: Safety and Security Personified

Acura continues their safety reputation with their new TLX, earning the highest possible marks with both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  A 5 star rating from the government’s New Car Assessment Program and IIHS’s Top Safety Pick honors are forthcoming as well. The 2015 Acura TLX […]

Ram Trucks: Houghton's Heros

Ram Trucks: Houghton’s Heros

Reading by the warmth of the fire, with a cup of tea denotes a classic winter picture.  Yet, for the Ram Heavy Duty that writes its own books and prefers octane over Earl Grey, the perfect snow day is quite different.  The cold is something to be embraced, not tucked away from.  It’s an opportunity to […]

5 Cool Trucks at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

5 Cool Trucks at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

2015 Chicago Auto Show Festivities continue in The Windy City and while it may be common to think cars, trucks get a portion of stage too.  And this year in Chicago, trucks are making us dream; making us wonder what it would be like to “have that in my driveway.” Here are 5 cool trucks […]

Surviving Friday the 13th Car Guy Style

Surviving Friday the 13th Car Guy Style

Most likely, today will be the worst day of your life.  Everything bad that could possibly happen to you will . . . and then some. You will be late, spill coffee, get stuck in an elevator, miss your client meeting, get a rejection letter, lose your keys, get jammed in traffic, receive a flat […]

370Z NISMO Roadster Concept Revealed

370Z NISMO Roadster Concept Revealed

Drum Roll Please . . . Nissan, during media preview at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, revealed the 370Z NISMO Roadster Concept.  The angelic white ride easily reflected the distinct style of Nissan’s performance division but there was an extra touch.  It’s a convertible! As a result, the stakes are higher . . . “With as […]

Chicago Auto Show: Reflection In Wheels

Chicago Auto Show: Reflection In Wheels

The 107th annual Chicago Auto Show opens to the public on Valentine’s Day and if you and your sweetheart are car enthusiasts, this is the perfect date.   Here is a preview and a look back at the luminous history of The Chicago Show. Toyota The Japanese automaker is paying forward with their “Walk In My […]

5 Ridiculous Car Memes That Tell All

5 Ridiculous Car Memes That Tell All

In honor of memes being everywhere these days, I made a few of my own.  I created these car memes late at night – when most normal people are asleep.  I made them on weekends – when most normal people are out on dates or with friends. I made them and laughed hysterically.  When I […]

Contest: Win a Free Lemur BlueDriver for Your Best Car Story!

Contest: Win a Free Lemur BlueDriver for Your Best Car Story!

  Frustrating being at the repair shop, feeling like you got the run around . . . Tell us your WORST, most HILARIOUS and downright RIDICULOUS experience with a repair shop or service facility.  Did they try and sell you a muffler belt?  Or insist everything on your car was broken?  We want to know […]