2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid To The Rescue!

2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
It had been a long journey. Two days and nights in an Amtrak roomette from Dallas to LA, followed by coach seats to Oxnard CA. My husband and I were attending a travel writers’ conference at Embassy Suites Resort at Mandalay Beach. Most seminars were...

Classic Classics: 1960 Edsel Ranger Is Not A Pontiac

1960 Edsel Ranger
Jack Beahm's 1960 Edsel Ranger Is One Of Only 2,846 1960 Edsel's Built By Vern Parker - Special to Focus Daily News May 11, 2016 At first glance, Jack Beahm's 1960 Ford is frequently mistaken for a 1959 Pontiac because of the similar split grilles. However,...

Key Fobs Replaced by Smart Phones

key fobs
Are key fobs going the way of dinosaurs? Perhaps so. 2011 Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC models are featuring brand specific smartphone apps that connect with OnStar technology. The gig is that owners can activate all of the functions available on a traditional vehicle...

American Muscle Cars: A Full Throttle Read

American Muscle Cars A Coffee Table Book For Enthusiasts “American Muscle Cars, A Full-Throttle History” is a lavishly illustrated, passionately detailed book. Focused on America’s love affair with muscle cars, the book was published by Motorbooks March 15. The author is Darwin Holmstrom, a lover...

2016 Lexus NX200t Review: A Standout SUV

2016 Lexus NX200t
In a world where compact luxury SUV’s are familiar and competition is stiff, it is hard to stand out among the crowd. The five passenger 2016 Lexus NX200t does just that. It has not changed in appearance, it still looks aggressive and is still...

2016 Ford F-150: The Smoothest Truck I’ve Ever Driven

I've always considered the Ford F-150 a leader in the truck market. This is a viewpoint shared by more Americans than with any other brand as evidenced because F-Series trucks have lead the country in sales for the past 39 years. There are a...

Bridgestone and Firestone Tires: Your Journey-Our Passion

In May 1988 Bridgestone acquired Firestone Tires, becoming the largest tire company in the world. They now have 55,000 employees and 50 production facilities throughout the United States. Today over 2,200 company owned vehicle service centers and tire locations marketing more than 8,000 different types...

1964 Chevrolet Impala: Always a Family Car

For as long as Michele Price can recall, a 1964 Chevrolet Impala has been a part of the family. Her father purchased the Chevy two-door on April 2, 1965, at the Griffen Chevrolet dealership in Monroe, N.C. That year, beside Corvair models and Corvettes, Chevrolet...

2016 Buick Cascada: A Fun Ride Designed To Catch The Breeze

2016 Buick Cascada
2016 Buick Cascada: First Drive Key West, Florida: There’s nothing quite like open-top motoring to bring a sweet smile to your face, and the swath along Florida’s Keys from its southern-most tip to Miami is an ideal stretch of tarmac to catch a coastal breeze....

New 2017 Honda Ridgeline Adds Unique Features

2017 Honda Ridgeline
2017 Honda Ridgeline First Look It has been years since I have been in a Honda, but this spring when I had the opportunity to drive the new Ridgeline in a special launch event has turned into the perfect time. Although the Ridgeline was first...