Hyundai Tiburon Goes Topless

Mazda Miata Will Finally Get Some Real Competition The Hyundai Tiburon is about to see the most radical change in its entire three generation lifespan. Inarguably the rakish coupe is perhaps the most enticing Hyundai of all, yet its about to get sweeter with the addition of a power retractable hardtop. A convertible model was […]

On Assignment: 2003 Jeep Jamboree, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

Getting Down and Dirty at the Jeep Jamboree Last week I was fortunate to attend a Jeep Jamboree at the Rocky Mountain House in Alberta, Canada. For those not familiar with this weekend excursion, Ill fill you in. The press package I received describes the Jamboree to the tee. “Since the early 1950s, Jeep owners […]

Gas Prices Reduce Sales of Full-Size SUVs

High Gas Prices are Boosting Sales of Smaller Sport Utilities Environmentalists are cheering the world over with news that North America’s largest sport utility vehicles have been slumping in sales over recent months. Obviously the price at the pump is hitting home, with less potential customers willing to take the risk of being curbed with […]

Ford Expected to Improve Optional F-150 Engine

Dodge’s HEMI is Powerful in Throttle Response and Marketing Punch With the advent of the new 2004 F-150, it has been widely accepted, by the press at least, that Ford makes the best light-duty full-size pickup truck. But according to a recent story in Detroit News, the blue oval brand doesn’t think it’s quite good […]

2005 Infiniti M45 Concept

Refining the Modern Muscle Car The Infiniti M45 is a modern muscle car dressed in Brioni suit. Its 340 horsepower V8 makes it wickedly quick but as for styling, it’s not necessarily a trendsetter. The previous Infiniti M45’s understated styling disguised its muscle car alter ego, but not any more. The new concept, said to […]

2005 Ford Mustang GT-R Concept

Mustang GT-R Concept Harks Back to Ford’s Legendary Trans-Am Days Once again the world’s media decended upon Manhattan’s Jacob Javits conference center for New York’s annual auto show, the last big North American event of the year, and Ford was first on stage with its go-green Escape Hybrid. While a very important vehicle, for blue […]

2004 Buick Velite Concept

Buick Builds an Image Enhancer I can’t remember the last time I lusted after a new Buick, if ever. I’m too young to have been aware of the ’63 Riviera when it came on the scene, having been born the same year, but nevertheless I’ve since slotted it in as one of my favorite domestic […]

2003 Lancia Granturismo Stilnovo Concept

Teasing with the Untouchables Ever heard of Lancia? It’s an old carmaker with an extremely rich history in both motorsport and upscale personal transportation. Models such as the Lambda, Unfortunately Lancia is no longer sold in North America, but it’s still interesting to check out what the brand offers on the other side of the […]

2004 Fuore BlackJag Concept

An XJ220 Replacement in the Making? Though this concept car is called the BlackJag, the company that designed and engineered it has nothing to do with the legendary British motor company. It bears the leaping cat badge for sure, but the BlackJag project was executed completely separate of Jaguar, aside from authorization to use the […]

Chrysler Group to Stop Production at Mitsubishi’s Normal, Illinois Plant

Loss of Revenue Producing Partnership is seen as Blow to Mitsubishi Is the Mitsubishi/DaimlerChrysler feud getting personal? Only a week after Mitsubishi Motor Corp. (MMC) announced that it had finalized a capital procurement of $4.5 billion for its revitalization efforts, Chrysler Group drops another bomb by stating it will soon stop production at MMC’s Normal, […]